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Why Licensed To Live?

Attention: Health Professionals
Ever feel as if you've lost control of your career? Do you feel like you need to push the reset button?

If you are...

  • Tired of uncertainty
  • Struggling to find the balance in your career
  • Frustrated with pay cuts, extended shifts, or insurance woes

Then it's time to change your life and carve out the career of your dreams.

Join me at Licensed to Live The Conference July 15-16, 2023 as we explore the vast possibilities available to you as a physician or health executive and help you ignite your career into the life you desire.

Come and hear from expert health professionals as they offer actionable, dynamic, and inspirational information, and get ready to leave...

  • Inspired
  • Ready to create the career you love
  • Licensed to live

It's time for you to be happy!

2023 Speakers

Dr. Dana Corriel
Founder, SoMeDocs, Creative, Social Media Expert

Dr. Dana Corriel is a board certified internist and founder of SoMeDocs (Doctors on Social Media), an online platform where physicians can network, build online presence effectively, and grow their accounts in order to meet their end goals. She has earned the title of Top Ten Internists to Follow on Twitter in 2018 by Medical Economics and Top 20 Social Media Physician Influencers by Medscape in 2019. Dr. Corriel has also been quoted in major publications including the LA Times, Gastro & Endo News, MDMagazine, The Boston Globe, Huff Post, Medscape, and EP News. She has served as an expert/guest faculty at CME conferences of various medical schools and societies, and has been on numerous podcasts. Dr. Corriel’s specialty is physician branding, online strategy, and unique content creation. She hopes to inspire professionals to innovate by thinking outside the box, especially where it comes to online impact.

Dr. Nii Darko
Best-selling Author, Podcasting Expert

Dr. Nii Darko is a Board-certified General Surgeon who is pushing past the limits of the status quo.

He hosts Docs Outside the Box podcast - where he talks about the money, mindset, and mission moves doctors should take to have extraordinary lives. He helps doctors find their voice through his popular podcasting course. Dr. Nii has also authored the bestselling book, 3,2,1…Podcast – The Beginner’s Guide to Building Brand Authority Through Podcasting.

Dr. Nii Darko has spent several years performing medical humanitarian work in Ghana with International Healthcare Volunteers (IHCV). He serves as a mentor for the Tour for Diversity in Medicine (T4D), an organization devoted to educating, empowering, and inspiring up-andcoming minority physicians. His newest venture is Equal Access Health, a locum tenens company that helps doctors achieve the lifestyle they deserve and have always wanted.

Dr. Nii Darko’s mission: “The revolution of doctors breaking the typecast of just being doctors is here, I want to bring it to the world LIVE & DIRECT.”

Dr. Nii Darko holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences and a M.B.A. in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University. He completed his General Surgery residency at Morehouse School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care fellowship at the University of Miami. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).

Tieshena Davis
CEO & Founding Publisher, Publish Your Gift®

Tieshena Davis is an award-winning entrepreneur, publishing expert, and author with over 20 years’ experience in strategic management, growth leadership and training. She is the founder and the CEO of Publish Your Gift®; a hybrid publishing firm specializing in author branding and development. Tieshena appears widely at professional events, teaching audiences how to leverage writing to advance their business and career goals in competitive environments. Learn more at www.asktiedavis.com

Nurse Ali Gorman
Health and Medical Journalist, Registered Nurse and Founder of the TruFaves App

Alison Gorman served 4 years in the U.S. Navy as a Nurse Corps Officer before diving headfirst into the world of TV news reporting, landing her dream job within 4 years. Along the way, she has accomplished many more goals, including a medical mission to Haiti, anchoring special reports focusing on health problems in the community, and being awarded a VIP health hero award. The idea for TruFaves was born in a New York City apartment after a night out with friends who are constantly swapping recommendations and looking for an easier way to do so.

After a lot of research, some development trial and error, and a beta test, TruFaves was ready to launch.

Dr. Herbert Harris
Success Coach and Author of the International Best-seller, The Twelve Universal Laws of Success

Dr. Herbert Harris is an author, speaker and retired attorney. He is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City and is committed to lifelong learning. His pursuit for knowledge has taken him all over the world and helped him relate to audiences of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and educational levels.

Dr. Harris’ most popular book, The Twelve Universal Laws of Success provides an organized, straight forward, step-by-step approach to basic success principles and the laws of the universe under which they operate.

Dr. Lisa Herbert
Physician Leadership Coach

Dr. Lisa Herbert is a board-certified family physician, executive leadership coach and DE&I consultant with over 25 years of experience of providing primary care and serving as a healthcare leader. She utilizes her unique background and extensive experience of being a physician and a healthcare leader in hospital administration, public health and the health insurance industry to offer coaching, consulting, workshops and training to help physician’s transition into effective leaders with the support of their organizations.

Dr. John Jurica
Certified Physician Executive, Host of Physicians Non-clinical Career Podcast

John Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE, FAAPL is a board-certified family physician who began doing nonclinical side jobs early in his career as UM physician advisor and occupational medicine medical director. He then transitioned to hospital administration, first as VP for Medical Affairs, and then as Chief Medical Officer for a 350-bed community hospital.

He completed a master’s degree in public health while in practice, and certification as a physician executive (CPE) through the American Association for Physician Leadership.

John considers all physicians to be family and natural leaders who deserve to work in a career that they love.

In 2017, he started his weekly Physician Nonclinical Careers Podcast. Through the podcast, John has interviewed dozens of physician entrepreneurs, medical directors, hospital executives, managers, coaches, and other experts in physician career transition.

Dr. Marion Mass
Author and Co-founder Practicing Physicians of America

Marion Mass is a Penn State undergrad, and went to Duke University Medical school and trained in pediatrics at Northwestern’s Robert Lurie Hospital. Her children and their friends ran a charity growing organic produce in their yard, raising over $20,000 for Cancer research. She has served on the wellness committee of her children’s public school and helped place gardens in the middle and elementary schools. She is cofounder of Practicing Physicians of America (PPA), a true grassroots organization with a diverse board. She was the primary author of the position paper, Reducing Cost and Waste in American Medicine: A Physician-Led Roadmap to Patient-Centered Medical Care, for the first Free2Care Physician Symposium in April 2019. Since, groups similar to PPA networked to form the FREE2CARE Coalition, which has since become an umbrella for 30 groups, 8 million citizens, and 70,000 physicians. Many in the coalition now speak, write, and advocate at the state and national levels to advance the agenda articulated in the original position paper. She serves as a volunteer on her county newspaper’s editorial board and on the board of Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership. Her and her husband , a surgeon are so proud of their three children who know how to cook, garden and care for those around them. Friends and family know my foibles and faux pas best. Sometimes, I’ve been so focused on the task at hand that I’ve run errands in public in my bathrobe—my attire of choice when writing at home.

Yvette McQueen MD
Emergency Physician and The Travel Doctor

Yvette McQueen MD is a global physician on a mission to educate about health, travel wellness and disease prevention. She is an Emergency Medicine physician and Travel Doctor; working as a physician across the US and the Caribbean. Dr. McQueen also serves as a travel group physician ensuring healthy and safe travel of the clients before and during the international trip. Dr. McQueen is a speaker, blogger, bestselling author x 3, consultant, CPR and First Aid instructor; wilderness emergency care training and international teaching for the American Heart Association. She has traveled to 30+ international countries for exploring; organizes medical missions to Africa, hospital training/teaching in Rwanda and Tanzania; and participates in international church missions. She also provides Wellness Lifestyle Coaching, Wellness Retreats, and a member of the Wellness Tourism Association.

Dr. George and Vanessa Naum
Physician and Marriage Coaching Experts

Dr. George P. “Jeep” Naum has always been passionate about helping, teaching, and educating others. He has served as a doctor of osteopathic medicine for 30 years, and as a coach for engaged and married couples for over 25 years. His passion about helping people is why he became a doctor and a coach to engaged and married couples.

The Naums published author of numerous articles in medical literature, as well as his Amazon best selling book, "What’s Forever For? A Physician’s Guide for Everlasting Love and Success in Marriage”.

Vanessa C. Naum, MBA, CPC has been a marriage coach for 25 years. She is passionate about helping engaged and married couples live their marriage’s full potential particularly since her first marriage ended in divorce. From that experience, she expertly brings knowledge of what it feels like being in a marriage that isn’t working.


Dr. Carol Penn
Board Certified Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine Physician

Dr. Carol Penn is a physician board certified in both Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine with a focus on mind body medicine; arts medicine; and nutrition medicine emphasizing prevention and wellness to optimize human potential. Additionally, Dr. Penn, has a strong interest in integrative approaches to palliative care medicine and is a published researcher in End of Life Care and Mind Body Medicine. A popular and frequently sought-after national speaker, Dr. Penn is also author of Meditation in a Time of Madness.


Dr. Kina Peppers, MD FACOG
Women's Healthy Lifestyle Coach

Dr. Kina Peppers is a highly acclaimed board certified OBGYN, dynamic speaker, and Women’s Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She is also a retired Lieutenant Colonel, veteran with over 24 years of service, and two tours in the red zone of Iraq earning her a Bronze Star. As an accomplished OBGYN with over 20 years of medical expertise and delivering comprehensive healthcare, Dr. Kina faced her own health crisis and has a passion for helping women take control of their health.

A true advocate, Dr. Kina is focused on patient outcomes and total well-being. She is adept at empowering women by educating regarding preventative, therapeutic, and surgical options. Additionally, she is a philanthropist who encourages active involvement in the global advancement of women’s medicine. She is known for having a great rapport, which enhances the clinical experience while maintaining the trust of her patients. This has been critical to her success in delivering quality care with measurable outcomes.

Dr. Bonzo Reddick
District Health Director, State of Georgia

Bonzo is the District Health Director for the Coastal Health District, District 9-1, in Savannah, Georgia, where he was also born and raised. After receiving his BS degree from Morehouse College and MD degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA, Bonzo moved to North Carolina, where he completed his family medicine residency at the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bonzo has won 14 teaching awards and has developed a national reputation as an innovator in medical education as the former Chairman of Community Health and Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Mercer University. He is on the trustee board for the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Foundation. He completed 2 faculty development fellowships at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also obtained an MPH degree with an added interdisciplinary certificate in health disparities.


Event Schedule

Saturday, July 15

8:00 AM - 8:15 AM | Welcome

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM | Dr. Marion Mass

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM | Dr. Kina Peppers

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM | Dr. Nii Darko

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM | Break

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM | Dr. Herbert Harris

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM | Private Lunch with Doctor Jarret

1:00 PM - 1:45 PM | Dr. Bonzo Reddick

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM | Dr. Lisa Herbert

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM | Break

2:45 PM -3:30 PM | Dr Yvette McQueen

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM | Dr. John Jurica

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | Doctor Jarret and Closing Remarks

5:00 PM | Adjournment

Sunday, July 16

8:30 AM -9:15 AM | Dr. Carol Penn

9:15 AM -10:00 AM | Dr. Dana Corriel

10:00 AM -10:45 AM | Nurse Ali Gorman

10:45 AM -11:00 AM | Break

11:00 AM -11:45 AM | Dr. George and Vanessa Naum

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM | Tieshena Davis

12:30 PM | Doctor Jarret Closing Remarks and Adjournment

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About Your Host, Doctor Jarret 

Jarret “Doctor Jarret” Patton is the founder and CEO of DoctorJarret, PLLC, a firm which helps educate, enlighten, and improve healthcare. He shares his work, mission, and purpose through books, coaching programs and public speaking engagements.

Doctor Jarret’s work can be seen in medical literature, journals, news segments, radio, and books primarily focused on general pediatrics, cultural competency, and health equity. He has personally written four books including “Licensed to Live: A Primer to Rebuilding Your Life After Your Career is Shattered” a #1 best-selling book which was awarded Memoir of the Year from the Indie Authors Legacy Awards.

Doctor Jarret has served thousands of children in eastern Pennsylvania through his dedicated career as a pediatrician and Medical Director for over 20 years. His servant leadership and devotion to advocating for children’s issues has led him to become a change agent in healthcare. As a former President of Medical Staff at an 8-hospital system, Doctor Jarret has worked with fellow leaders to promote both children’s health and equity in challenging and complex environments.

Aside from his years of successful work in pediatrics and coaching, Doctor Jarret has advised in regional and national committees, such as: The Joint Commission, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Hospital Association. His post-medical training included fellowships with organizations such as the Disparities Leadership Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Cultural Competency Leadership Fellowship with the Health Research and Educational Trust.

Doctor Jarret received his B.S. in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. After completing undergraduate studies, he attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine to complete his medical degree. He also completed his pediatric residency at New York University and Bellevue Hospitals in NYC.