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For more than 20 years Atiya, a dynamic, inspirational speaker has utilized her gifts to promote Health, Wellness, Service and Hope. She inspires women throughout the US and the world by her personal story of triumph.  She is author of the soon to be published book, A Life Worth Saving: a nurse’s journey from sickness to healing.  And, she can be seen and heard on multi-media outlets or through her seminars, articles, blogs and speaking engagements.

Atiya is a Registered Nurse who has served in a variety of community, hospital and insurer settings including her last role as Director of Highmark Health’s Community Programs and Employee Volunteerism.  In this role she led a dedicated team focused on building impactful, community partnerships and creating engaging volunteer opportunities for the Highmark Health workforce.

Atiya has served in various community service activities including the board of directors and committees for local nonprofits including American Heart Association, National Kidney Foundation, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh, Ward Home and Triumph Baptist Church Health Care Ministry.  Atiya was honored as a recipient of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 50 Women of Excellence Award, the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s, Most Powerful & Influential Women of Pennsylvania Award and Who’s Who in Black PittsburghMarian Wright Edelman once said, “If you don’t like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just change it one step at a time.” And, Atiya is doing just that!

Atiya holds a graduate degree in Nursing Administration and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in community engagement from Point Park University.  
Atiya’s most rewarding roles of mother, wife and dog mommy bring her the utmost joy!


7:30 am - 8:00 am - Doors Open/Breakfast
8:00 am - Welcome
8:10 am - 9:20 am - Opening Session "Ten Years, Ten Leaders,Ten Views"
9:30 am - 11:45 pm - Breakout Sessions
12:00 pm -  12:45 pm - Lunch/Legacy Award
1:00  pm - 2:00 pm - Keynote Address
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Wellness Panel
3:00 pm - Conference Wrap