The Keynote Session introduces the Meeting’s Clinicians and
Keynote Speaker, Colonel 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 tickborne
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.
Col. 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: 3/12/2021 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Type: Special Event
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Lab techs, Spouses, StudentsDentist Fee: