Teaching Nurses to Transition From the Bedside to the Boardroom
Amy Girgis - Marketing Expert
Owner of Deyaa Marketing
Purpose driven, advocate of positive thinking, and dedicated to her craft, Amy Girgis has diligently worked to optimize brand awareness and create lasting partner relationships. After graduating from California State University, Fullerton with her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, with an emphasis on Entertainment, Amy dove into the sports and entertainment world working with top entertainment organizations including the Los Angeles Clippers, San Diego Chargers and iHeartMedia.
Amy began her career in the NBA and worked her way to the top managing team partnership campaigns, including the team's first major banking deal, with City National Bank and presenting partnership, with Agua Caliente Casino. Her uncanny ability to secure brand deals led to partnerships with influencers and entertainers. Amy positioned herself to work with celebrities and influencers with their digital platform and growing her network with media advertisers. She then led partnership efforts at iHeart Media's national events including the iHeart Music Awards and iHeart Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Amy’s passion for connection to marketing with national events and influencers led to the birth of Deyaa Marketing. Deyaa Marketing prides itself in effective marketing connecting the influencer’s audience to the brand through endorsements, sponsorships, brand integrations, and appearances.
Gabriel Schmidt, RN
Founder of Swimming Wings Productions Inc.
Gabriel developed a successful career within the Healthcare industry, achieving his highest position as Chief Nursing Officer at age 24. In 2010, he met and befriended actor and comedian Tom Arnold and developed a fast passion for writing and production. He attended the Hollywood Film Institute for Film Production and Film Director training. Soon thereafter, he merged his marketing education and his business experience with the knowledge of the entertainment industry and founded Swimming Wings Productions Inc. in 2011.
The company owns the rights of several film projects in different stages, music videos, commercials and graphic design. Gabriel leads Swimming Wings Productions, with branches in Malibu and Buenos Aires. He expanded Swimming Wings International to Argentina and is managed by Cintia Schmidt.
Shauna Chin, RN
Shauna Chin® - Actress, Director and Goodwill Ambassador for Jamaica.
Shauna Chin(TM) is an international Actress, Writer and Director most known for her guest starring role on Jamaica's number one television series "The Blackburns of Royal Palm Estate" and the Festival De Cannes award winning short film "Choices". On June 6, 2011 she was appointed NAJASO Goodwill Ambassador to Jamaica where she liaisons between the Govt. of Jamaica and it's Diaspora to increase reinvestment in sports, entertainment and culture.
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica the actress provides support for Orphanages around the world and is an avid supporter of survivors of Human Trafficking. Her original quote to say is "Either be a Bull Rider, or watch from the sidelines baby!". She officially issued trademark notification of the use of the name 'Shauna Chin' as a brand as of March 3, 2010.
Pamela Huley, MSN, RN
President and Founder of Mass Cali Productions Incorporated
Pamela Huley is a business consultant, real estate advisor, and university faculty member. As President and Founder of Mass Cali Productions, Inc. Pamela oversees consulting services in leadership and business operations including analysis of current operating procedures, identification of opportunities for improvements and strategic planning.
Prior to retirement in 2015, Pamela held several leadership positions at Kaiser Permanente during her more than 34-year career. Her wide-range of experience includes project and program management; healthcare business operations, sales and marketing as well as direct care delivery in ambulatory and in-patient Pediatrics, Orthopedics, and OBGYN specialties.
Pamela serves her community with excellence and is a respected thought leader and partner to C-suite level executives. In her spare time, Pamela helps nonprofit director boards attain their objectives and enjoys quality time with family.
Pamela earned bachelors and masters degrees from Howard University and University of Phoenix along with a professional certification from University of Southern California.
Monique Mannen Wilson
Biohacker & Actress
Native Surinam born, raised in Holland and went to pursue her career as a professional dancer in New York city. She moved to Los Angeles and became a MTV video queen; you can see her in Prince’s ‘Kiss,’ Sting’s ‘Together,’ and in Spike Lee’s films like School Daze, and Coming to America with Eddie Murphy and TV shows including Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Will Smith, Mad about You, and more. She became the first woman of color for Nexxus Hair Care Products print campaign and received a NAACP Image Award for Best Ensemble for her stage performance in ‘For Colored Girls.’
Monique is passionate about health and wellness and helping others achieve financial independence through entrepreneurship. She believes in combining cutting-edge research in the field of nutrigenomics with a powerful entrepreneurial vehicle to achieve financial independence.
Kathy Quan RN, BSN, PHN
Award-winning Blogger & Author
Kathy has been an RN for over 30 years specializing in home health and hospice care. Through the internet, she found a vehicle to reach out to other nurses and help them improve their documentation and understanding of the home health care and hospice process via her award-winning sites, www.HomeHealth101.com and www.HouseCalls-Online.com.
In 2004, Kathy became the Guide to Nursing at About.com. In 2007, she moved the most popular content from About.com to her own sites, www.TheNursingSite.com and www.TheNursingSiteBlog.com. Kathy has written seven books including, “The Everything New Nurse Book, 2nd Edition”, “The NEW NURSE Handbook”, and “Exploring the Home Health Care Experience: A Guide to Transitioning Your Career Path” to help nurses and allied health care professionals explore and transition to skilled home health care.
Global Talent Acquisition Strategist
Kimberly Jones has worked for some of the most recognized corporate brands including NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, GE Aviation, Raytheon, Honda, and Nationwide. She’s been fortunate to lead and be a member of recruiting teams that sought to recruit the best and brightest both nationally and internationally. While working at Raytheon as the Recruiting and Diversity Manager for Raytheon Polar Services, Kimberly successfully completed a 6 week deployment to Antarctica including time spent at South Pole. While at Nationwide she was responsible for managing internship programs for United Negro College Fund, INROADS, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Tom Joyner Foundation.
Kimberly is a graduate of Wilberforce University, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management. She has obtained designations in Six Sigma, SHRM PHR, Certified Project Manager, and Certified Internet Recruiter. She is actively involved in the talent acquisition community and is a member of the Orange County Talent Acquisition Leadership Forum and the Los Angeles HR Advisory Board for the Veteran’s Hiring Initiative.
Marianna Danilova J.D., MBA, PMP
CEO and co-founder of Scrubfly
Scrubfly is a mobile app for nurses which helps nurses to start a freelance career in the home health industry.
After spending nearly, a decade working in management for international brands and startups, Marianna knows what truly drives conversions — and it’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them.
Before founding Scrubfly in 2016, Marianna worked for 15 years for a diverse range of organizations, including small business startups and private sector companies in healthcare, international distribution and public works construction.
Passionate about healthcare and Information Technology industries and its possibilities, Marianna provides services that help nurses, to achieve better financial opportunities, working hours flexibility and career development.
Marianna holds Master’s Degree in Legal Studies from Moscow State Open University and MBA from Amberton University. She has certificates from Ben-Gurion University in Organizational Leadership, and a Project Management Certificate from UC Irvine.
Taquita Love, RN
Hailing from Chicago, IL, Taquita is just what the doctor ordered. With her expertise as a Registered Nurse, she prescribes and administers comedic relief for the Soul. Taquita has been featured on Funny or Die and Laughs on FOX. The former graduate of Second City LA, and UCB LA ( Improv and Sketch Writing) takes you on a journey into her world exposing her perspective on life. Her refreshing and brilliant style of storytelling and her play on words will have you looking for more. She's not your average Nurse. She is not your average Comedian. She is just what the Doctor Ordered!
Tobi Tajomavwo, RN
Podcast Host - TobiTalks
Tobi Tajomavwo (tah-joe-maa-whoa!) is a Cali-Texa-fornian of Nigerian descent. Born in California and proudly raised in Texas, she is a bold millennial who is passionate about inspiring, advocating and making moves to change the traditional views of nurses around the world. As a registered nurse working in Quality Management by day, she overtakes the podcast airwaves as the host of TobiTalks by night. With engaging dialogues for nurses and aspiring nurses who are seeking advice and in-depth career reviews, Tobi also shares the experiences and challenges she faces as a millennial in her nursing profession.
Tobi created TobiTalks as a platform to engaged nurses and aspiring nurses through conversations about the various career roles in nursing with mentoring advice and encouragement that can help decrease the high turnover of nurses leaving the field entirely, while supporting the empowerment of nurses finding their voices to stand up to change the culture of bullying in the workplace. Also, Tobi uses her experiences in nursing to mentor nursing students, new graduates and nurses looking for new opportunities through monthly online engagements and local meetups.