Marilyn Santiago grew up in Western New York and lived in Boston, Massachusetts before coming to Atlanta. She has been in the relationship building business since she can remember . Her motto in life is twofold “Make a Difference in Someone’s Life Every Day” and “Be Great to Yourself” and without a doubt, she lives by these words!
Marilyn is an inclusive, action oriented leader. She is currently the Director of the Robinson Graduate Career Advancement with services over approximately 1,400 graduate students. She connects employers with students; provides career coaching along with her team of coaches, prepares students for employer opportunities and offers professional development events ito enhance the graduate student career success.
Marilyn’s background includes 15+ years of in-depth human resources experience in multiple divisions and multiple sites for fortune 500 companies like GE and Honeywell in leadership roles. Marilyn is also Six Sigma Greenbelt certified, Strength Finders Certified and has LEAN manufacturing experience.
Marilyn has been assisting job seekers, as a Job Seeker Resource Coach, for many years throughout Metro-Atlanta and is the former Society of Human Resource Management – Atlanta Co-Chairperson of Career Connections or HR Helping HR for several years.
Regina Mixon Bates is the CEO of The Physician Practice 5.0.5. Group, a healthcare consulting and educational firm. Through Regina’s leadership the company has helped healthcare providers across the country streamline their business processes, improve practice operations and keep current with the ever-changing state and federal compliance guidelines. Leading a team of award-winning professionals who provide extensive quantitative analysis that generates comprehensive reports to help identify the practice problem areas, as well as opportunities for expansion.
She is the host of Fix My Practice TV and the author of her new book Against the Odds – A Story of Assurance, Strength, Love and Hope. Often called upon during a crisis, Regina known as “MS SOS” to her clients has long been in high demand across the country for her unique style of working one-on-one with physicians, their staff and as a nationally recognized healthcare speaker on topics related to Compliance and Practice Management, and in 2001 the company was one of a few firms authorized as an IRO (Independent Review Organization) to work with practices under a government compliance mandate. She was the first African American to be named chair person for a national conference geared toward certified medical professionals.
Prior to starting the Atlanta based company she graced the runways of Ebony Fashion Fair and internationally for top designers in Milan and Paris. Once she made the shift from the catwalk to healthcare she held key positions in the healthcare arena at top healthcare organizations and firms. In 2010 she worked with the Obama administration on the passing of Healthcare reform and in August of 2012 both the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia recognized Regina and her company for helping providers to excel in their professions.
She is active in the business community with a membership in the National Association of Professional Women, A Board Member for The Stewart Foundation, Director of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development for the National Black MBA Association-Atlanta Chapter, and has served as one of the spokesperson the American Heart Association “Go Red For Women” 2009- 2014 and as an Executive Business Advisory Board Member for Chase Bank. In 2015, the city of Atlanta by proclamation recognized her for organizing a reunion of former Ebony Fashion models to Atlanta for a weekend of give back to the youth of the city.
Chaz Jenkins is an IT professional and lives a double life as a comedy writer and content creator. Chaz hosts Table Reads and posts the audio on YouTube.