2019 Speaker Line-up

Dr. Farris Jordan

Photo from 2018 Freddie J. Owens Women Veterans Summit.

Dr. Carrie Kairys (Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office)
DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Kairys is a board-certified family nurse practitioner with over 31 years’ experience in health care, including 24 as a primary care provider. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from Johns Hopkins University, Masters in Nursing from Barry University, Bachelors in Nursing from University of Miami and Diploma from Jackson Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She has been with the VA women’s health program for 10 years as facility Women Veteran Program Manager, VISN 8 Lead Women Veteran Program Manager and currently is Deputy Field Director (DFD) for Area 2. Prior to the VA, she worked in multiple roles as family nurse practitioner, director of nursing, educator, administrator and preceptor in a variety of health care settings.  

Janet Guess (7 Strategies Coaching) Janet Guess is Executive Coach, speaker and fierce voice for Veterans who has reached more than 1,000,000 people with her mission to inspire intentional living. Her fervent belief that every person has agency and ability to shape their lives has propelled her to successfully work with Fortune 500 executives, renown military leaders, movement driven non-profits, Olympic athletes, and community influencers nationwide. According to one attendee, Janet’s presentations “fuel the soul and prompt thoughtful action.” A recent coaching client declared, “I am finally un-stuck and on my mission.” Whether you have “stuff” impacting you, transitions upon you, success that eludes you, or can benefit from a boost, Janet Guess will inspire you use the wisdom and energy you already possess to find and fulfill your best life.