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Impact Presents: "The Journey to Hope, Healing, and Recovery"

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Wednesday, November 7



Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business

800 West Peachtree Street NW, 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30308
Room 200


Come hear an inspiring talk by Sarah Morrison, CEO of Shepherd Center

Sarah Morrison HeadshotSarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, is President and CEO of Shepherd Center. Since 1984, Morrison has served in various leadership roles at Shepherd Center, including Vice President of Clinical Services, Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Program, Director of the Medical/Surgical and ICU programs, Manager of the Spinal Cord Injury Day Program, a Physical Therapy Supervisor and a Physical Therapist.

Morrison is well known in the healthcare community, having written more than 30 peer-reviewed publications, presented lectures to professional organizations both nationally and internationally and has also actively participated in eight funded research studies. In 2013, Morrison received the award for Clinical Excellence in Neurology from the Neurological Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Morrison’s career includes leadership roles as a surveyor of external rehabilitation hospitals for the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities and chair of the APTA Special Interest Group for Spinal Cord Injury.

Morrison earned her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Miami, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received master’s degrees in Healthcare and Business Administration from Georgia State University, where she received the Max G. Holland scholarship for the highest-grade point average in the graduate business program.

Morrison lives in Atlanta with her husband, Jeff, a visiting instructor at Emory University. Their son, Michael, lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and works for Cigna Healthcare. Their daughter, Susan, lives in Atlanta and works for ShareCare, Inc.

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the IMPACT Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni, and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.