All posts by Jill Willie

August 2018 Enterprising Woman – Dr. Pamela Egan

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

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...
An Exercise in Semantics

An Exercise in Semantics

Joanne Gallinghouse loved the English language. Not only was she mindful of the words she chose to communicate her ideas, but she was a stickler for grammar. When we received an updated edition of the AP Stylebook, Joanne showed it...
Gian Durand – Living Life On My Own Terms

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...
June 2018 Enterprising Man – Dr. Farhad Aduli

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...
May 2018 – Michelle Sierra

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...
April 2018 – Gail Brown

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...
March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

March 2018 – Gayle Reuling

Gayle Reuling is in the business of beauty. Armed with a keen eye and a pair of scissors, she creates stylish, flattering looks that help women feel good about themselves. And while she may be an expert in highlights and...
February 2018 – Melissa Gourgues & Fay Payne

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...
January 2018 – Missy Hymel, LOTR, CHT, CKTP

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...
December 2017 – Angie Bowlin, M.Ed.

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...
November 2017 – Shannon Comeaux-Brown, DVM

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...