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2023 Seasoned Women's Health Summit Presenters

Our distinguished speakers are experts in their fields who will lead various events including an educational workshop on gynecologic health, a creative writing exercise, peer advocate training, and healthcare provider training for post-menopausal people. We will also have people with lived experience sharing in the "Voices of Seasoned Women" segment. Click the speaker's photo or hover over their image to read their bio.

Click here to see the Summit Agenda for more information about the different activities.

Click here to learn about the Walk to End Breast & Gynecologic Cancers.

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Dr. Victoria Bae-Jump, MD, PhD


Professor, OBGYN-GYN Oncology at UNC-Chapel Hill Director, UNC Lineberger Endometrial Cancer Center of Excellence Co-Chair of the National Cancer Institute Gynecologic Cancers Steering Committee's Uterine Task Force

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Dr. Keisha Burfoot, MD

Gynecologic Health Workshop

Elite Women’s Care

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Susan De Abate, MSN/ED, BSN

Voices of Seasoned Women

RN, Sentara Health

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Vanessa L. Hill, MFA, MPH

 Summit Host

Founder and Executive Director, Project Nana, Inc., and Project Manager, Health Equity and Clinical Cultural Competency, Sentara Health

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Dr. Cynthia Romero, MD

Gynecologic Health Workshop and Speaker of the Panel Moderator

Director, M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health

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Dr. Kristie Norwood, Ph.D.

Creative Healing & Writing Lead

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, ReMindU

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Iris J. Lundy, RN, MHL

Speaker Panel Moderator

Health Equity and Clinical Cultural Competency, Sentara Health

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Dr. Annie Williams, MD

Deputy Director for the Norfolk Health District

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Sabrina Thomas

Voices of Seasoned Women

Author, Speaker, Visionary, TV Producer; Autism & Special Education Advocate

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Sadia Shah, Ph.D. (c)

Peer Support Advocate Trainer

Doctor Student, VCU

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Phyllis Stoneburner, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC | Speaker Panel Host

Executive Director, Healthy Chesapeake

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Kamili Wilson


Senior Vice President, New Affiliate Integration Services, AARP

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Vanessa W Turner

Voices of Seasoned Women

President, First Baptist Church 

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Nichola Diaz

Mindfulness & Movement

Executive Director of Community Health, YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas

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Dr. Dana Chase, MD


UCLA Obstetrics and Gynecology in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology

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Gilbert Bland


Founding Member, Black Directors of Health Equity Agenda, President and CEO, Urban League of Hampton Roads

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Dr. Rabia Jafri, MD

Creative Healing & Writing Lead

Rock Landing Psychological Group

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Dr. Latonya Russell, MPH, MD

Creative Healing & Writing Lead

Sentara Health

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Dr. Mary Ojo-Carons, MD

Gynecologic Health Workshop

Founder, Climax Aesthetic Surgery

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Lisa Milligan

Voices of Seasoned Women

Founder and President, Golfing for the Gals

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Dr. David Wallace, MD, MPH

Provider Trainer

Primary Care, Sentara Health

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Charlotte Timberlake-Torseth, RN, BSN, CGRN, CMSRN, FCN

Voices of Seasoned Women

Project Nana Peer Support Advocate

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Dr. Megan Jones, PT, DPT


Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

Reclaim Function

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Reverend Dr. Gail Henderson

Inspiration Breakfast

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Eloise McIntosh Cartright

Voices of Seasoned Women

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Dr. Cecelia Boardman, MD

Gynecologic Health Workshop

Virginia Gynecologic Oncology

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Katelyn Schifano, MS, CHES

Peer Advocate Support Trainer

Community Health Education Specialist, VCU School of Medicine, Department of Health Behavior and Policy

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Dr. Leslie Randall, MD, MAS, FACS

Provider Trainer & Speaker

Professor and Director of Division of Gynecologic Oncology, VCU Medical Center

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Dominique McLaughlin, LPC, CEAP | Mindfulness & Movement, Creative Healing & Writing 

University of Virginia

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