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Last week, Executive Women in Healthcare recognized three local women who are making extraordinary contributions to the healthcare industry at the Annual Awards Celebration.

Julie Schnieders,
Executive Director of St. Vincent’s Women’s Center,
recipient of the Member Leader Award.
Julie has devoted her career to the care of women.  She was one of the founders of Center of Hope, citywide treatment centers dedicated to caring for victims of sexual assault and family violence.  Julie has also worked in a low income clinic developing a women’s program for pregnant and incarcerated women. 

Julie continues to play a role in the 3384HER campaign for St. Vincent Hospital. At the helm of the St. Vincent Carmel Women’s Center, Julie’s primary focus is on prevention and ease of access for women.  The Center offers OB/GYN services, a cardiac risk clinic dedicated to women, a breast center, an osteoporosis specialist, physical therapy, a pelvic health center, internal medicine, a yoga center, and a commercial kitchen for healthy cooking demonstrations.

Seema Verma,
President, CEO and Founder of SVC, Inc.,
recipient of the Non-Member Leader Award.
President Trump nominated Seema Verma to be the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on November 29th, 2016 and she was confirmed the night before the Awards, March 13, 2017.  Ms. Verma is the architect for the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP), the nation's first consumer directed Medicaid program under Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Governor Pence’s HIP 2.0 waiver proposal. 

Ms. Verma served as the State of Indiana’s health reform lead following the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010 and has worked with multiple public health agencies and state insurance agencies as they prepared for implementation of the Affordable Care Act, including interpreting and     implementing regulatory changes and understanding the impact of the health exchanges on state insurance markets. 

Ms. Verma is a graduate of the Lugar Series Excellence in Public Service and in 2016, Governor Mike Pence awarded Ms. Verma the Sagamore of the Wabash. Additionally, Ms. Verma was recently selected to participate in the American Enterprise Institute Leadership Network. Prior to consulting, Ms. Verma served as Vice President of Planning for the Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County and as a Director with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) in Washington D.C. Ms. Verma received her Master’s degree in Public Health with concentration in health policy and management from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences from the University of Maryland.


Katie Miller,
Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman,
recipient of the Member Commitment Award.
Katie earned her undergraduate degree from Purdue University and her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law with a Concentration in Health Law.  Her focus is on health care regulatory, compliance, corporate transactional and physician integration matters. She also works with clients on intellectual property issues, including trademarks, copyrights and licensing.

Katie has been an active member of EWHC for several years.  She served on the Programs Committee for a number of years before serving in the role of Chair.  Katie currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Programs Committee, and joined the EWHC Board in January 2017.

“Each of these women are making a difference in the lives of Hoosiers through their commitment to improving healthcare. Not only do we recognize these three talented women, we celebrate all women who work in the field of healthcare,” Colleen Powers, President of Executive Women in Healthcare.

The mission of Executive Women in Healthcare is to create an integrative force among women leaders in health care, which inspires exchange of knowledge, new relationships, personal and professional growth, and community involvement.

Thanks to all who were able to attend and all who support EWHC and our mission.  
2017 Platinum Sponsor

Awards Celebration Supporting Sponsors:

EWHC signed up to host a donation drive for the Dress for Success Save One Suit Week.  Women's professional clothing can be dropped off at any of three collection sites during business hours the week of April 16-21st.  We will gather all donated items and deliver to Classic Cleaners on Friday, April 28th.  
Our Collection Sites:

Northwest Radiology, 5901 Technology Center Drive,
Indianapolis, IN 46278   
 attn: Linda Wilgus

Mattison Corporation, 8909 Purdue Road, Suite 130,
Indianapolis, IN 46278  
attn:  Amy Herbertz

Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman,  500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 400,
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 attn: Colleen Powers

For more information about the drive:
EWHC is partnering with HBA, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, to invite you to an upcoming presentation:
How Big is Your Brave?  An Evening with Jennifer Cook, 
2016 HBA Woman of the Year
The event will take place on Wednesday, April 19th from 5:30-8:30pm at Roche Diagnostics, 9115 Hague Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.
Event Description:  How big is your brave? Are you brave enough to choose to be yourself, not what someone else defines for you as success? Do you have the courage to be curious about who your colleagues really are and what motivates them, to invite them to share more and do more? Are you ready to take the bold step to embrace the confidence you have earned to make all of that possible.

Jennifer will share her story of how, as an introverted, self-critical perfectionist, she found the nerve to entrust and empower others by getting comfortable in her own skin. Her belief in the unique value of every individual has allowed her to practice inclusion which she also believes can help close the gender parity gap. Her experience has helped her to embrace the unpredictable ride that comes with leading by letting go. She will highlight the thread that ran through all of these experiences and lessons - bravery or courage - has mattered at every step.

Come and learn from Jennifer and be inspired to be yourself.
Registration: For more information and to register, please click link below. Registrants must be members of HBA to receive the member registration rate. This presentation is limited to the first 100 registrants, so reserve your spot SOON! 
Upcoming Events

May 2, 2017- Legislative Update with Allison Taylor
June 15, 2017-Opioid Abuse with Dr. Jackie Rowles
Dues payments may be mailed to the EWHC office or paid online via credit card on our website.  If you wish to pay by credit card, click the blue banner below.  You will be directed to Eventbrite-please click the green Tickets button.

All renewing and new members will receive our EWHC mug that to be picked up at the next event that you attend.

If you have any questions about membership  please contact Amy at
317-686-2670 or via email at
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