Much of growing into a strong leader is seeing and learning from those who came before you. That is why mentoring and exposure to strong female role models is at the heart of what I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.UL. brings to it’s girls.
Join us at our Launch Party in the Pee Dee to meet three strong role models! Each girl will get to spend time with our speakers and learn more about who she is and how she got there.
Dr. Caroline Thomas has had a passion for dentistry since she set her mind on it in the third grade. Dr. Thomas received her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from MUSC in Charleston, SC. She furthered her training in St. Petersburg, FL, by completing a one-year residency program where she gained invaluable experience with cosmetic and implant dentistry, as well as comprehensive restorative dental care.
A member of many local and national dental societies and study clubs, Dr. Thomas greatly values the importance of continually learning the best and most modern dental techniques. She has had the privilege to complete an intensive implant training course, Implant Educators, and continues to pursue many hours of post-graduate dental education at the highly respected Kois Center, Spear Institute, Dawson Academy, and L.D. Pankey Institute.
Over the years, Dr. Thomas has traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador, and Kenya on dental mission trips. Her hobbies include singing on the church worship team, cooking, traveling, health and fitness, wakeboarding, and spending time with her husband, Phillip, and their three sons, Levi, Micah, and Canaan.
Dr. Vicki Young, Chief Operating Officer with the South Carolina Primary Health Care Association, is responsible for overseeing the areas of clinical quality improvement, public affairs, advocacy, and outreach/enrollment. In 2007, she started her service with the Association as the department head for Clinical Quality Improvement.
Dr. Young has more than 15 years of knowledge and practice in the areas of health care access, health disparities, and quality improvement programming, as well as research. She is committed to the improvement of the health status for all with an emphasis on access to and the provision of quality health care.
Dr. Lisa Lanning has 18 years of experience in the medical field and has served the rural communities of South Carolina since late 2006. Dr. Lanning holds a BS in Biology from Western Oregon University, a MS from Pacific University and is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and specializes in Family Medicine.
Dr. Lanning has also served as a guest lecturer, Faculty member and Assistant Professor at various universities, including Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina.
Dr. Lanning is passionate about promoting and providing outstanding primary care to rural and underserved families and also works to integrate community resources, public education and health care organizations to improve patient and family-centered care.