2022 LeadHERship Summit

Nov 2-4, 2022
Annapolis, MD

For questions about the Summit, please contact [email protected]

Why attend?

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  1. Hear from healthcare’s leading executives on their professional and personal struggles, and how they were able to rise to the top. Ask real questions during our panel, and continue the conversation with top level healthcare leaders over our interactive lunch.
  2. Expand your professional community with hundreds of women in the healthcare industry during our dedicated networking and evening gala.
  3. Choose your track of interest – professional development or healthcare education – that meets your career needs, and leave with practical and informational take-aways to apply to your profession.
  4. Understand how to bring the best value and leadership skills back to your organization from executive coaches and experts.
  5. Celebrate and support your fellow women in the healthcare industry through our awards ceremony and Summit programs.

Who Attends

The WIH LeadHERship Summit is geared towards those in administration, operations, and facilities, as well as those interested in management and leadership positions in healthcare. The Summit is developed for professional women in the healthcare industry from students to executives interested in professional development, education, and the excellence of women in the professional environment. Women In Healthcare is proudly represented by a diverse group of women from across the US and Canada.


Join Women in Healthcare for the 6th Annual LeadHERship Summit – now bigger than ever! Expand your healthcare community with women from across the US and Canada. Hosted by the national organization, all chapters come together for 2.5 days of networking, education, growth, and mentorship. The Summit features women from within the healthcare industry who have excelled in their careers through adversity and with sponsorship. Thought-provoking panel discussions and break out sessions will allow the audience to look within themselves to be the change that promotes women in leadership, and challenges the individual to eliminate boundaries put on their professional growth.

In Collaboration with Our Partner:

Travel & Accommodations

Location & Accommodations:

The Westin Annapolis 

100 Westgate Circle

Annapolis, MD 21401



Baltimore Washington International Airport 

Distance From Property: 22 Miles

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Distance From Property: 36 Miles



On-Site Parking, Daily: $37

Valet, Daily: $32

Privacy Room for New Mothers

The hotel will offer our guests a private hotel guestroom near the main lobby as an area designated for all-day, accessible use for new mothers.

WIH Group Rate

For the dates of Nov 2-Nov 4th, Westin offers WIH LeadHERship attendees a group rate of $159 per night (plus tax and applicable fees).




Please email [email protected] if you experience any issues with the room block.


2022 Summit Pricing

Early Bird Pricing available for member and non-member registration. Early Bird expires June 30, 2022. 

In Person Registration

Early Bird


Member In Person

$249 After 6/30/22

Early Bird


Non-Member In Person

$299 After 6/30/22



Student Member In Person




Student Non-Member In Person




Board Member In Person


Virtual Registration

Early Bird


Member Virtual

$199 After 6/30/22

Early Bird


Non-Member Virtual

$249 After 6/30/22



Student Member Virtual




Student Non-Member Virtual




Board Member Virtual


2022 Speakers

View the full summit agenda here

Keynote Speaker

Shannon Bahrke

Olympian, Founder & CEO, Team Empower Hour

Executive Panelist

RADM Aisha Mix, Rear Admiral, MPH

Assistant Surgeon General, Chief Nurse Officer, U.S. Public Health Services

Executive Panelist

Roberta Tinch, MHA, FACHE

President, IMVH & Administrator, Inova Mount Vernon Hospital

Breakout Speaker

Leigh Stringer, LEED AP, Prosci, Fitwel

Global Director of Advisory Services, Perkins & Will

Breakout Speaker

Jennifer Mannier

Associate Director, Workplace Transformation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Breakout Speaker

Clare Morrison, MPH, PCC

Founder, Clare Morrison Performance Coaching

Breakout Speaker

Celeste James

Vice President, Equity and Population Health, Big Health

Breakout Speaker

Leslie Graham, MHSA

President and CEO, Primary Care Coalition

Closing Panel

Rosa Colon-Kolacko, PhD. MBA, CDM, SHRM-SCP

SVP, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Tufts Medicine


Diane Reinhard, DNP, MBA, MSCIS, RN, CRRN, NE-BC

Vice President Hospital Services and Community Impact, Craig Hospital

Executive Panelist

Dr. Gerda Maissel, MD, BCPA, CPE

President and Chief Medical Officer, HealthFirst

Executive Panelist

Rosemary Sheehan, MBA

Chief Human Resources Officer, Mass General Brigham

Executive Panelist

Felixia Colón, MBA, FACHE

Senior Vice President, eHealth Solutions, SCP Health

Executive Panelist

Toni Ardabell

Chief of Clinical Enterprise Operations, Inova Health System

Breakout Speaker

Sara Mueller

Leadership Development & Success Coach, Founder, Joy Discovered Inc.

Breakout Speaker

Suzen Heeley

Executive Director, Design+Construction, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Breakout Speaker

Estefi Alvarez

Associate Director, Global Market Access, Alira Health

Closing Panel

Clayton Mitchell

Senior Vice President, Real Estate and Facilities, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Executive Panelist

Amanda Mewborn

Enterprise Vice President of Planning, Design and Construction, Atrium Health

Executive Panelist

Melinda Hancock, CPA, FHFMA

Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, Sentara Health

Executive Panelist

Sarah Campbell Holton DNP, MBA, RN, CNLM

Principal, Strategic and Operations Healthcare Planner, HKS

Breakout Speaker

Katie Radel, MBA

Founder, Ripple Consulting Group

Breakout Speaker

Susan Schoolfield

Vice President, Enterprise Change Management, Memorial Sloan Kettering

Breakout Speaker

Susan Gisler, PT, DPT, MHA

Leadership Trainer, Speaker, and Coach, Bell Leadership Institute

Breakout Speaker

Norma Day-Vines, PhD

Associate Dean for Diversity and Faculty Development, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University

Exhibit or Sponsor

Women in Healthcare’s Summit attracts hundreds of women from across the US and Canada. With over 90+ organizations represented, the LeadHERship Summit brings together perspectives from all companies and systems in healthcare. The attendee mix includes 63% of attendees at Director-level and above – women who are leaders in their field, key decision makers, and influencers. Sponsors not only gain organization recognition, expand their network, engage with top and engage with top level c-suites, but also gain the opportunity of professional development and education.

Thank you to our Thursday Evening Reception Sponsors



FSL Logo High res-01-min


AccuReg Logo RGB MD


EnableComp Logo 2022

Bank of America


Credit Control Corporation



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Elevate Patient Financial Solutions


RSI Enterprises

RSI Enterprises Inc

Conference Committee

Meet the incredible women who make the LeadHERship Summit happen. Summit planning takes a team of talented and dedicated women who volunteer their time. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Summit Director

Director of Marketing Strategy

Brooke Eaton

Director of Marketing Strategy & Solutions, Bohler

Summit Co-Director

Principal/Owner, GV Integrated Solutions LLC

Gayathri Vissa

Principal/Owner, GV Integrated Solutions LLC

Summit Volunteer

Director, Healthcare Client Development, Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Stephanie Davis

Director, Healthcare Client Development, Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Current COVID Protocols 

August 12, 2021 Update

Due to the increased risk and spread of COVID 19, Women in Healthcare has increased safety protocols as of August 12, 2021 for the upcoming Summit. These protocols may be lifted should the risk of the virus be subdue as we approach the event. It is our commitment to maintain clear and timely communication. Our top priority is the safety of our Women in Healthcare community.

Women In Healthcare is facilitating measures that seek to ensure optimal health and sanitary conditions in all environments where in-person interactions take place during the 2021 Women In Healthcare leadHERship Summit. To assist in ensuring the safety of all attendees and exhibitors, WIH will be requiring all attendees and exhibit booth personnel to attest that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to Summit entry or received a negative COVID-19 diagnostic test within 72-hours before entry to the facility and provide proof of negative result prior to entering the Summit. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card and/or a photo of the card, along with a matching photo ID.  Upon arrival attendees will present these documents, and will be required to sign a COVID waiver that ensures they have not exhibited any COVID symptoms or been exposed to the virus to the best of their knowledge. Hotel protocol current dictates that all staff wear masks. The usage of masks can be at the discretion of any vaccinated person.

Attendees, staff, exhibitors, exhibitor appointed contractors, vendors and volunteers should stay home if they have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for their COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or if they have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19. If you cannot or choose not to comply with the Women In Healthcare leadHERship Summit 2021 onsite Health and Safety requirements, we encourage you to explore our Summit Virtual Experience. The 2021 Summit will include digital content and programming and is a unique extension of WIH taking place on a best-in-class digital platform, where you can access content tailored for online experiences with the convenience you need. WIH is working with the State of Maryland, Anne Arundel County and Marriott and will follow or exceed all recommended Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety protocols and will comply with all federal, state and city regulations. We will continue to closely monitor all guidelines and regulations and will update these safety protocols as appropriate. 

Contact Us

Questions? Contact us at: [email protected]