2016 Agenda


Registration & Light Breakfast



Martha Miller
Executive Vice President & Regional Retail Sales Manager, Coastal Bank and Trust


Common Pain You Should Never Ignore

Dr. James Watt
Orthopedic Surgeon


20 Questions




Joy, Exhilaration, & Contentment – They’re Within Your Reach!

Tricia Brunson, CEO
Niceville Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce


Lunch Buffet


Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?

Kelly Swanson
Keynote Speaker




Let Your Feet Do the Talking

Dr. Francia Squatrito




Heart Disease In Women

Dr. Joseph Pedone
Interventional Cardiologist



*Agenda is tentative and subject to change.

2016 Archive

Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?

Kelly Swanson

Kelly is a frazzled overworked underpaid mom, with an eleven-year-old who has been afraid of the dark ever since she mixed up his Veggie Tale videos with her Law and Order videos. She was the kid you threw things at on the bus – who spent her whole life trying to get a seat at the cool kids’ table, only to realize that the very things that made her weird would turn out to be the very things that would make her happy. She’s married to a man who has been in the same mood for 47 years. (Kelly has been in 47 moods since she started this sentence.) She has a plus-sized passion for making people laugh – often using her own life as material, or another one of her wacky southern characters who surprise and delight you at every turn.

Kelly sees how women get stuck in a pot hole along the yellow brick road of life – the place where the life they’ve envisioned meets the life they have. She shows them that the first step out of that pot hole is to acknowledge that to some degree it was their choices that brought them there – just as it will be their choices that get them out. The second step is to believe that they deserve better. And the third step is to take action.

So where does women’s health fit into the equation? Everywhere. Sometimes our health is the pot hole. And sometimes our health is standing in the way of our ability to find that happier ever after. Kelly is not the poster child for women’s health – and therein lies her power of influence. She is the poster child for a woman struggling to find balance in life – who has let excuses stand in the way of her happily ever after – who is looking in the mirror and deciding that it’s time to make a change. And she invites her audience to make that change with her. She comes to you hilariously broken – with a plus sized dose of wacky Southern humor and an even bigger helping of encouragement. She wants to show you that it’s not about looking like a princess; it’s about feeling like one.

She’ll make you laugh yourself silly, and just when you least expect it, she’ll bring a tear to your eye. Whether you’re reading her latest book Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?, watching her DVD, listening to one of her CDs, reading another one of her quirky and truth-filled articles and blogs, or seeing her live – Kelly is often the very thing you need to help you get from where you are stuck to where you want to be – laughing the whole way. Plus she will showcase the healthcare provider’s valuable role in helping women rewrite their fairy tales – one dream at a time.