2017 Speakers

Our speakers will present on topics that are important to you and your business:

  • Medical professionals will explain patient cases, treatments, trends and products that aid in recovery-as well as how to get their referrals!
  • Learn new and proven marketing tactics that will separate you from the competition and enhance your business.
  • Also, we've added break-out sessions based on your business types, so you can network and learn from others with similar challenges and clientele.

Keynote Speakers

Libby GillLibby Gill
Executive Coach, Brand Strategist and Bestselling Author

After nearly 20 years in senior leadership roles in communications at media giants Universal, Sony and Turner Broadcasting, Libby Gill is now CEO of executive coaching and consulting firm Libby Gill & Company. A sought-after international speaker, Libby was also the PR/branding brain behind the launch of the Dr. Phil Show.

Her clients include ABC-Disney, Avery Dennison, CA Technologies, Comcast, Deloitte, Eli Lilly, GoDaddy, Kellogg’s, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PayPal and more. A frequent media guest, Libby has shared her success strategies on CNN, NPR, the Today Show, and in BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal.

With a focus on helping individuals and organizations “capture the mindshare” – that is, the heads and hearts – of their customers, colleagues and communities, Libby delivers keynote addresses for companies desiring to create a culture of risk-taking, innovation and bold leadership. Her proven “Clarify, Simplify & Execute” process inspires people to increase levels of hopefulness in the workplace by maximizing their “Leadership DNA,” building high-passion/high-performance teams; and increasing employee engagement through authentic connections.

Deciding she would answer the call of entrepreneurship, Libby left the corporate world and founded Libby Gill & Company in November 2000. As she was reinventing her professional life, Libby’s personal life also underwent a major transition. She chronicled her journey of overcoming the self-perceived limitations left behind by a family legacy of alcoholism, divorce, mental illness and suicide in her bestselling book TRAVELING HOPEFULLY: How to Lose Your Family Baggage and Jumpstart Your Life.

Business leaders including Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh and Dr. Ken Blanchard have endorsed Libby’s award-winning book YOU UNSTUCK: Mastering the New Rules of Risk-taking in Work and Life. Her latest book is CAPTURE THE MINDSHARE AND THE MARKET SHARE WILL FOLLOW: The Art and Science of Building Brands.

Libby is the proud mother of two fabulous Millennial sons - one in college and the other in graduate school. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Jane Jenkins Herlon, CSPJane Jenkins Herlong, CSP

Jane Jenkins Herlong, CSP, inspires people's lives with truth and humor. There are a lot of performers who make people laugh, and there are a lot of speakers who give audiences solid principles for living. Jane does both. Combining humor, truth and her award-winning singing, Jane adds pizzazz to her presentations with life skills for helping audiences work smart, laugh often and live their dreams. Jane is also a Sirius XM Humorist, Amazon best-selling author and professional singer.

A recent inductee into the prestigious Speaker Hall of Fame, Jane is one of the 232 men and women to be awarded this honor including former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and General Colin L. Powell.

Jane’s keen sense of humor evolved from being labeled Dyslexic and constantly told, “You can’t do that!” Jane changed the word NO to NEXT and the rest is what dreams are made of.

Jane is the author of three books. Bare Feet to High Heels; You Don’t Have to be a Beauty Queen to be a Beautiful Person is Jane’s hilarious journey from the rows of the family’s Lowcountry tomato farm to the runway of the Miss America Pageant and beyond. What Ta-Tas Teach Us is dedicated to the memory of Jane’s sister who had breast cancer. This book focuses on the importance of women’s health and being proactive staying healthy both physically and mentally. Jane’s third book, Bury Me with My Pearls is an Amazon best-seller in 10 categories including # 1 in parenting/family humor, # 2 in comedy, and # 8 in women’s health. This book, dedicated to the memory of Jane’s mother, is filled with humor, life lessons and Biblical principles.

Workshop Speakers

Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq.Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq.
Attorney, Brown & Fortunato PC

Jeffrey S. Baird, Esq., is Chairman of the Health Care Group at Brown & Fortunato, P.C., a law firm based in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Baird represents pharmacies, HME companies and other healthcare providers throughout the United States. He works closely with governmental agencies. Mr. Baird has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer throughout the country. He serves on the Medtrade Education Advisory Board, the AAHomecare Regulatory Council, and the AAHomecare Audit Task Force. Mr. Baird earned a B.B.A. from the University of Iowa and received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Baird is Board Certified in Health Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Christine Clifford, CSP
President/Chief Executive Officer, Christine Clifford Enterprises

Christine Clifford, CSPChristine Clifford’s experience taught her how to market and sell products, services and herself. Now, she shares that message with others. Christine definitely cracked "the glass ceiling." By 40, she was Senior Executive Vice President for The SPAR Group, an international merchandising and information services firm in New York. As the top salesperson in the multi-billion dollar retail services industry for more than eight years, Christine’s accounts included Kmart, Toys 'R' Us, Walmart, AT&T, Mattel Toys, and Revlon. Taking her company from a million dollar per year loss to over $54 million in sales, Christine signed the largest contract in the industry’s history with Procter & Gamble, doubling the size of her company overnight.

Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994, Christine wrote eight award-winning, humorous portrayals of her story. The American Booksellers Association named YOU, Inc. The Art of Selling Yourself  a “Notable Book of 2007.” Today, Christine’s company, The Cancer Club®, is the world's largest producer of humorous and helpful products for people with cancer. Christine's philosophies and strategies for becoming an industry leader are proven theories that have propelled her and the companies she's worked with to the top of their fields.

Lillie Shockney, M.A.S.
University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Lillie Shockney, M.A.S.Lillie D. Shockney has been the administrative director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center since 1997 and has served as the director of the Johns Hopkins Cancer Survivorship programs since 2011. In 2008, The President of The Johns Hopkins University and the Johns Hopkins Board of Trustees appointed her to a faculty chair as a University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer. In 2016, she was promoted to full professor. A two-time breast cancer survivor, Lillie has worked tirelessly to improve the care of breast cancer patients around the world. She is a registered nurse who holds a BS in Healthcare Administration from St Joseph's College and a Masters in Administrative Science from the Johns Hopkins University. Lillie is a published author and nationally recognized public speaker on the subject of cancer with a focus on cancer survivorship as well as metastatic breast cancer. She has written 14 books and more than 250 articles on cancer care. Lillie is also editor-in-chief of Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship. She is the founder and Director of the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+). She is the consultant for breast cancer for national ABC News and Good Morning America, and is also consulted regularly by the Today Show and CNN. Lillie serves on 34 medical advisory boards currently.

Guenter KloseGuenter Klose
MLD/CDT Certified Instructor, Klose Training

Educated at the renowned Foeldi Clinic in Germany, Guenter Klose was instrumental in establishing the first lymphedema treatment centers and certification courses in the United States. His company, Klose Training, provides the highest-quality lymphedema therapy education to many hundreds of therapists in the U.S. and Internationally. His most recent innovation is the development of advanced, online courses.

Non-Profit Partnerships

Alisa SavorettiAlisa Savoretti
My Hope Chest

My Hope Chest was founded by Alisa Savoretti in the fall of 2003. A breast cancer survivor and Las Vegas Showgirl, she was 38 and without insurance at the time of her diagnosis. Following a mastectomy and only 5 months after finishing her chemotherapy, Alisa returned to the Las Vegas stage and her career as a professional dancer – this time however, minus one breast. Billing herself as the "Lop-sided Showgirl", Alisa shared her personal story and plans for an organization as a result of it, gaining media attention through a news story on the local CBS affiliate. Alisa had to wait nearly 3 years to acquire her own reconstruction. She realized then that there is a huge gap in treatment that existed for "uninsured" women suffering from a mastectomy.