Katie is a senior manager in the audit practice at Deloitte & Touche, LLP with over 10 years of experience serving private and public clients in the consumer products and technology industries. Katie is passionate about the need for prenatal care to be more widely available in Georgia as well as improving the current standards of postnatal care in this country. She is excited to contribute her time and resources to this organization. She lives on a small farm in Suwanee, GA, with her husband, two young children, their dog, and some chickens (so far). She graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology and enjoys running, pilates, and taking as many peloton classes as she can each week.
In her professional and community servant leadership roles, Theia Smith champions for equal access to economic self-sufficiency for women and girls, particularly those whose talent is often overlooked and underestimated. As the director of the Innovative Inclusion team for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), she channels her pioneering background in inclusive startup ecosystems to advise companies and organizations on how they can break the status quo and accelerate change with their diversity and equity goals. Prior to joining PwC, Theia launched the award-winning Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI) in 2014. Theia serves as a mentor to Atlanta Tech Village as an advisory council member for Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) and on the advisory board of Startup Runway. Recognized by Inc. Magazine on their lists of “Inspiring Woman to Watch” and “One of 13 Successful Spelman Alumnae to Watch”, Theia is also an Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40” award recipient and the 2018 honoree of the year by the League of Black Women. Theia is certified in business incubation management by the International Business Innovation Association (InBIA). She is an alumna of Spelman College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.
Tabitha Press is the Senior Director, Implementations and Data Quality for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a big data and analytics company. During her time at LexisNexis Risk Solution, Tabitha has focused on driving strategic operational improvements by leveraging KPIs and metrics. Tabitha currently focuses on improving data quality and client experience for health care markets. Tabitha is excited to pair her professional experience with data, analytics and continuous improvement and her passion for helping the community by serving on the board of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies. Previously, Tabitha worked in the public sector focused on improving educational outcomes for Georgia students. She held a variety of roles at the University System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Education focused on policy development, strategic planning, innovation, data and analytics. Tabitha graduated from Georgia Tech’s MBA program with concentrations in Marketing and Strategy. While at Georgia Tech, she chaired the Consulting Club and was named the Dean’s Student of the Year. Tabitha has an MA in Comparative Politics with a concentration in quantitative methods from the University of Essex and a BA in Economics from the College of William and Mary. She and her husband live in Roswell, GA with their two dogs.
Margaret Master, MBA, MPH
Margaret Master, MBA, MPH is a research manager at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), where her work focuses on maternal-child health outcomes. She has consulted on evaluation projects with the Decatur Education Foundation, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Boys and Girls Club of America, and the Atlanta Mission. Prior to moving to public health, Margaret Master worked in brand management and product development for the Clorox company. She has volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader for more than a decade. Margaret served as a master’s level intern with HMHBGA in 2017-2018. She continued to volunteer with HMHBGA on the Advocacy Committee and Workplace Accommodations Committee. She was voted HMHBGA Volunteer of the Year in 2019. Raised in California, Margaret now lives in Decatur with her husband and 3 daughters.
Hunter Lainhart is Development Associate for Selig Enterprises, one of Atlanta’s preeminent property owners and developers. Prior to working at Selig Enterprises, Hunter was a small business owner/operator and held finance positions with KPMG and Intercontinental Exchange. A 10-year resident of midtown Atlanta, Hunter is actively involved in Atlanta-area giving, having chaired significant annual fundraisers for Trinity Community Ministries’ Trinity House of downtown Atlanta since 2015. Hunter also spends time coaching adult swim classes at Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center. Hunter is a six-year local business co-owner of CrossFit 404 and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and Buckhead Business Association. Hunter graduated from the University of Georgia in 2010 where he was a double major in Finance and Economics as well as team captain of the Men’s Swimming & Diving program. He went on to receive his MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018.
Alex Kim is a Design Director for Fjord, a Design and Innovation firm within Accenture. He is also the Service and Product Design Lead for Accenture Interactive in the South. Alex’s career in design has covered a broad range of industries and Fortune 500 companies, leading agency teams and client organizations towards innovative, creative, and human-centric solutions for their challenges. At Accenture he’s also a regional lead for design in healthcare, helping payers and providers in the South create more humanistic experiences and services. Through his exposure to the industry and impacts around the social determinants of health, he’s been inspired to use his capabilities to make healthcare more equitable and accessible. Alex graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Industrial Design and Interaction Design. He lives in Candler Park in Atlanta with his wife and two kids.
Junior Harewood is the Chief Executive Officer of UnitedHealthcare of Georgia and Alabama for employer and individual health plans. In this role, Junior is charged with leading the commercial health plans in Georgia and Alabama to successfully deliver affordable, quality health care programs to employers and plan sponsors, which improve the overall health and wellbeing of their members. He is responsible for the day-to-day internal operations and external contact with a variety of constituents including customers, prospects, brokers, healthcare providers and community/civic leaders. He has legislative and regulatory oversight and is responsible for the overall growth and profit and loss performance of the health plan. Junior has been with UnitedHealthcare for more than 25 years, serving in various roles in sales and account management, care coordination and quality assurance. Junior is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government & Politics, and is currently completing an Executive MBA program at the University of Georgia. He regularly volunteers at the Atlanta Community Food Bank, is an alumnus of the United Way Volunteer Involvement Program and is a member of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Leadership Trust Committee.
Maria Fernandez is Senior Manager of Patient Experience at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, a member of the Emory Healthcare system. In her role, she partners with hospital leaders to drive improvements to deliver exceptional, patient-centered care and to improve patient-provider communication. With a career in health care spanning nearly twenty years, Maria has worked in maternal and child health program development, strategic planning, health communications and process improvement initiatives. Maria was born in Minnesota, but traded in the frozen North for the South after her first taste of cheese grits. Maria credits her degree in Russian Studies for her understanding of how effective communications and framing can impact positive individual and population-level behavior change to improve health outcomes. She lives in Stone Mountain, GA with her husband, two dogs and three cats.
Caryn Hanrahan, CNM
After Caryn Hanrahan graduated from the University of Rochester School of Nursing, Caryn began her nursing career in Richmond, Va as a postpartum/newborn nursery nurse. Three years later she was awarded a grant from the Department of Maternal Child Health to attend Emory University to obtain a Masters in Nursing specializing in midwifery and a Masters in Public Health. She began a 22 year long career at Grady Memorial Hospital which she recently left to take care of her elderly parents. During her time at Grady she was actively involved in research and clinical care. She specialized in adolescent pregnancy and was an initial researcher for the Centering Pregnancy study conducted in partnership with Yale University . The research demonstrated the benefits of Centering Pregnancy in decreasing preterm births, increasing breastfeeding rates and improving both patient and provider satisfaction. She became the Clinical Coordinator for Emory’s Centering Pregnancy Program at Grady. Other highlights of her career at Emory/Grady included teaching nursing and medical students as well as residents. She served as clinical liaison to both the March of Dimes and the Center for Black Women’s Health working with the Atlanta Healthy Start Initiative . She also traveled the country speaking and promoting Centering Pregnancy. While practicing at Grady Hospital Caryn married and raised 4 children. She is member of the American College of Nurse-Midwives and is active in her synagogue, serving on membership and engagement committees. She serves as a volunteer for the University of Rochester, department of admissions, as an alumni interviewer. She is a volunteer with Midwives for Haiti and travels to Haiti to help train Haitian women who are studying to become midwives. She recently joined the board of Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia serving as a local representative of ACNM and looks forward to advocating for underprivileged women and children statewide.