Keynote Session with Ms. Nicole Malachowski

Join us for the official opening ceremony of the Hinman Dental Meeting! Doors and cash bar open at 5 p.m. with a musical prelude until 5:30 p.m. The Keynote Session introduces the Meeting’s Clinicians and Keynote Speaker, Ms. Nicole Malachowski.


 


Col. Nicole Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) who defies stereotypes. A leader, a combat veteran, the first woman pilot on the Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron, a White House Fellow, and an inductee into both the National Women's Hall of Fame and the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame, Nicole's distinguished 21-year Air Force career exceeded her wildest dreams. But the dream came to an end when a devastating tick-borne illness left her struggling to speak or walk for almost nine months. An indomitable spirit, Nicole fought back against overwhelming odds and prevailed. Drawing on stories from her career and personal life, Nicole inspires audiences to rethink the challenges they face every day. She urges them to go beyond resilience and become resurgent. Nicole empowers people with three key beliefs: failure and risk equal the price of entry for achieving something great; sometimes you need to yield to overcome; and her personal mantra - "nobody wants to lead a scripted life."

Nicole earned a Master of Arts, with honors, in National Security Policy from American Military University and a second Master of Arts, with highest distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College. While there, she earned the Admiral Stephen B. Luce Award as the class honor graduate, the first Air Force officer in the history of the Naval War College to do so. As Nicole continues to recover from her neurological tick-borne illness, she embraces any opportunity to educate others about her medical journey and gains energy from educating others about this growing epidemic. She is on the Board of Directors at the LivLyme Foundation and is a Patient Advisory Board Member of The Dean Center for Tick Borne Illness.


 


Colonel Malachowski, USAF (Ret.) was born in Santa Maria, CA and graduated high school in Las Vegas, NV. She and her husband Paul have twin children; son Garrick and daughter Norah. Paul is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former F-15E Evaluator Weapons Systems Officer.


 


Marvin C. Goldstein Memorial Lecture


This session is sponsored by the Atlanta chapter of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity in cooperation with the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting. The Fraternity has dedicated this lectureship in memory of Dr. Marvin C. Goldstein.



Date/Time: 3/19/2020   5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Type: Special Event
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, Students