Speaker's Bureau

"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it."

-Maya Angelou

Brenda Fitzgerald, MD

Former CDC Director, Georgia Commissioner of Public Health and Georgia State Health Officer, currently Resilient Georgia Executive Board Chair

Resilient Georgia

Email: bcf75@icloud.com

Subject Matter Expertise: Public Health, Early Brain Development, Maternal and Child Health, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Childhood Obesity, Behavioral Health

Shanta Dube, PhD

Associate Professor

Population Health Sciences

School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Email: sdube2@gsu.edu

Subject Matter Expertise: ACEs, Trauma Informed Care, Health Promotion, Integrated Behavioral Health, Tobacco Control, Preventive Medicine, Health Disparities, Health Outcomes, Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Health Education and Promotion, Social Epidemiology


Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Clinical Assistant Professor

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University

Email: lgrabbe@emory.edu

Subject Matter Expertise: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, Community Resilience Model (CRM), primary and mental health care for homeless populations, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Training


Veda Johnson, MD FAAP


   General Pediatrics

   Department of Pediatrics

Emory University School of Medicine

Medical Director, Lindbergh and Women Health Clinic

Grady Memorial Hospital

Email: vjohn01@emory.edu

Subject Matter Expertise: Pediatrics, Women’s Health, Medicine as a means to Social Justice, School-Based Health Clinics (SBHCs), School Health, Urban Health


Anna Moore, PhD

Director of Student Support

Westminster Schools

Email: annamoore@westminster.net

Subject Matter Expertise:

School Based Mental Health Culture Change, Clinical Neuropsychology


W. Chance Nicholson, PhD, MS, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Assistant Research Professor

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Emory University

Email: william.c.nicholson@emory.edu

Subject Matter Expertise: Biological Behavioral/omics, HIV/AIDS, Mental Health, Neurocognitive/Neuroscience, Symptom Science, Veteran Health

Stan Sonu, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

   Division of General Medicine & Geriatrics

   Division of General Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

   Division of Preventive Medicine

Associate Program Director, Emory J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency

Associate Program Director, Emory Preventive Medicine Program

Emory School of Medicine

Email: stan.sonu@emory.edu

Subject Matter Expertise: ACEs and Medicine, Trauma Informed Care, Integration of Social Determinants of Health with Clinical Care