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August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

Your Partners in Optimum Health Dr. Pamela Egan, a board-certified adult/family nurse practitioner and board-certified diplomate in anti-aging/integrative medicine, has practiced preventative medicine for men, women and children since 2005. She has completed a doctorate of nursing practice, two master’s degrees (one in adult mental health and another in metabolic and nutritional medicine), and is a …

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Joanne Gallinghouse 1953-2018 – Well Lived. Well Loved.

If there was ever a person who epitomized a sophisticated woman, it was Joanne Jemison Gallinghouse. An entrepreneur, business leader and community advocate, she helped shape the business community on the Northshore.  She founded Gallinghouse & Associates in 1986, at a time when a woman-owned business, much less an advertising agency owned by a woman, …

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Gian Durand – Living Life On My Own Terms

Four years ago, Gian Durand seemed to have it all. A successful entrepreneur, she had built a diverse businesses portfolio since receiving her JD from Loyola College of Law in 2004. Beginning with Loving Hearts of Louisiana, a behavioral health and personal care assistance resource for the underserved in Orleans and Lafayette parishes, she expanded …

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June 2018 Enterprising Man – Dr. Farhad Aduli

A Change of Heart Dr. Farhad Aduli is not an impulsive man. Throughout his life, he has probably made one impulsive decision—and it was a decision that would change the course of his life. Aduli was close to completing the engineering program at the University of Southern California when he woke up one morning with …

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May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

Putting the Pieces in Place As a new graduate from physical therapy school, Michelle Sierra felt totally confident in her deep knowledge of the body’s muscle systems. But when she volunteered to start a women’s health program and attended a continuing education session at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, she found she had more to …

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April 2018 – Gail Brown

People often tell Gail Brown she is a miracle, but she doesn’t feel like one. She has battled two forms of cancer, undergone multiple surgeries and beat astonishing odds. This businesswoman, wife and advocate shares her journey through traditional and naturopathic medicine to become the healthy, thriving person she is today.  Her journey is an …

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February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

Two different women. Two different stories. Two different paths leading to their choice of career. Rather than let their differences divide them, Melissa Gourgues and Fay Payne have taken a cooperative approach to their businesses. Both owners of H&R Block locations on the Northshore, the women share the same dedication to their profession and commitment …

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January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

Missy Hymel’s nurturing spirit is evident in everything she does. Whether visiting her children’s schools, cheering at the ballpark or worshipping at her church, Hymel makes people feel at ease.  Nowhere is this more evident than at her clinic, Accelerated Hand Solutions, where she treats traumatic and complex hand injuries including amputations, fractures, tendon injuries, …

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December 2017 – Angie Bowlin, M.Ed.

Virtually every parent can recall a time when they fought with their child over homework. No matter the age of the child, the subject matter or the school season, most memories are variations of the same scene—none of which are conducive to a healthy learning environment.  Angelia “Angie” Bowlin knows that scene all too well. …

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November 2017 – Shannon Comeaux-Brown, DVM

Dr. Shannon Comeaux-Brown has a long history of comforting animals. As a child, she would sneak the family dog into her family’s home, despite her father’s insistence that animals stay outside. That compassion and empathy for animals led her to a career in veterinary medicine. After 17 years of practicing on the Northshore, Comeaux-Brown, who is …

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