Networking. Education. Growth. Mentorship.

The purpose of our organization is to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry, to empower one another, support growth and mentorship, and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services. Our content is geared towards women in administration, operations and facilities and those who work with them. We provide content that furthers the individuals' knowledge of industry related fields and trends, enhances professional development tools and gives a forum for personal growth.

Mission & Values


The purpose of Women in Healthcare is to promote the professional development of women in the healthcare industry through networking, education, and mentorship. Through this community we empower one another, support growth and mentorship, provide education and support business through sharing successful techniques, leads, contacts, products and services.


Women in Healthcare provides programming needed to grow personally, in your career and in the healthcare community. We focus all the content we provide on the following tracks:

 // Mentorship
 // Education
 // Networking
 // Community
 // Self

We are committed to providing women in the healthcare industry with the community and tools needed to prosper and to allow them to have a seat at the table they want to be seated.

Who we serve:

Women in healthcare gears their content towards women who are interested in a management or leadership track within the healthcare environment. We are diverse mix of individuals varying in experience from students to c-suite.

National Vision:

For women to have a seat at the table where they want to be seated.

JEDI Commitment:

WIH creates a radically inclusive environment by recognizing the uniqueness of our diverse community and providing a forum where women can bring their whole selves; a place where all women feel seen, heard, valued and empowered.

We build meaningful relationships and develop partnerships and allies across the spectrum of healthcare that aligns with our mission and vision.


Want to hear more about Women in Healthcare and our mission?

Hear from our Founder, Ashley Schmidt, as she talks about how WIH started and our mission.

(Courtesy of the Women in Healthcare- Florida Chapter event, 2020)


Board Members

  • Karen Freeman


    Senior Associate | Practice Leader – Healthcare HOK

  • Mindy Goodroe

    Vice President

    Director of Health, Atlanta HKS, Inc.

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  • Crystal Carter


    Industry Excellence Manager The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

  • Barbara Blum


    Business Development Director, Associate Principal TVS Design

  • Amanda Mewborn

    Advisory Board, chair

    Vice President, Planning, Design, and Construction Atrium Health

  • Mary Porter

    Communications, co-chair

    Senior Associate Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio

  • Lauren Schwade

    Communications, co-chair

    Senior Associate, Senior Lighting Designer Mazetti

  • Cari Gerrits

    Communications, co-chair

    Business Development Manager PES Structural Engineers

  • Leslie Linton

    Institutional Liaison, co-chair

    Business Development Eberly & Associates

  • Deanna Jones

    Institutional Liaison, co-chair

    Nurse Call Division MetroPower, Inc dba ESS

  • Stephanie Davis

    Logistics, co-chair

    Director, Healthcare Client Development Terracon

  • Andi King Wiecyznski

    Logistics, co-chair

    Director of Business Development Juneau Construction Company

  • Tricia Newton

    Membership, co-chair

    Director of Marketing and Business Development United Structures

  • Tess Rieger

    Membership, co-chair

    Professional Services Lead Eckhardt Group

  • Christine Gorham

    Mentorship, co-chair

    Director of Development CADDIS

  • Juli Johnson

    Mentorship, co-chair

    Associate Principal, Mechanical Engineer Newcomb & Boyd

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  • Emily Crews Hubbard

    Programs, co-chair

    Principal / Regional Business Development Manager TLC Engineering Solutions

  • JoAnna Heath

    Programs, co-chair

    Director of Business Development Benning Construction Company

  • June Velez

    Projgrams, co-chair

    Strategic Account Manager Herman Miller

  • Kayla Jimmerson

    Sponsorship, co-chair

    Marketing Coordinator Wood

  • Beverly Morgan

    Sponsorship, co-chair

    Client Relations – Healthcare Brasfield & Gorrie

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  • Lizzy Burge

    Volunteers, co-chair

    Senior Project Manager McCarthy Building Companies

  • Sarah Brownell

    Volunteers, Co-Chair

    Director of Business Development HDR

  • Anindita Mukherjee

    JEDI Chair [Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion]

    Healthcare Planning Director Leo A Daly

  • Robin Freiberger

    At Large

    Vice President of Business Development Ross & Baruzzini