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Snowman, Coombs to lead off 2017 Women's Council series

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February 13, 2017

The Women’s Council programming for 2017 will take the feminine concept of “bossiness” to a new dimension.

In sessions designed specifically with women in mind, and sure to be informative, the quarterly meetings will focus on how to “Be the Boss of Your . . . Health (Feb. 27), Finances (May 22), Legal Issues (Aug. 21) and Career (Dec. 4).”

Women’s lives have changed over the centuries. In 1900 a woman’s life span was about 50 years. Now average life expectancy for American women is 82 years of age and is continuing to rise. Not only are women living longer, but they also can anticipate the possibility of enjoying a better quality of life throughout their span of years.

“To accomplish this, it is essential that women take charge of their own bodies and learn how they can maximize their personal health,” Ann Marie Brewer, chairman of the Women’s Council steering committee, said.

Drs. Brenda Snowman and Janet Coombs will address “How to Be the Boss of Your Health” at the first Women’s Council luncheon on Monday, Feb. 27, at noon. They will discuss issues unique to women and then allow time for questions and answers.

Brenda Snowman, MD, FACOG, currently practices at Ocoee Ob/Gyn PC, located at 2550 Business Park Drive NE. She attended the University of Maine, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She worked as a research assistant in biochemistry for two years before deciding to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She earned her medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed her obstetrics/gynecology residency at Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, in Detroit.

Dr. Snowman is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and holds a State of Tennessee Medical License. She is a Fellow of the American College 9f Obstetrics and Gynecology. She is a member of the Bradley County Medical Society, Tennessee Medical Association, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

Dr. Janet Coombs, MD, FACS, practices at Surgical Associates of Cleveland PC, located at 2253 Chambliss Ave., Suite 100, Bradley Professional Building. With the group since 1997, Dr. Coombs performs procedures in all areas of general surgery but has a special interest in evaluation and treatment of benign and malignant breast conditions.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and received her medical degree from East Tennessee State University. She completed her general surgery residency at University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville. She too is board certified.

Cost for “Be the Boss of Your Health” session is $15 for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers and includes a buffet luncheon. Chamber members may use admission credits from their tiered investment if available.

To register, call 423-472-6587 by noon on Thursday, Feb. 23. Chamber members also may register online at the community calendar at www.clevelandchamber.com.



Nancy Neal, Vice President, Communications
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