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Inspiration from Sandy Springs

The heart of our mission at VoyageATL is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Atlanta’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool.  Check out rising stars from in and around Sandy Springs below.

Bradley Bongiovanni

From the age of four, I always knew I wanted to be a doctor. I knew I wanted to help people. I wanted to listen to patients, empathize with them, problem solve for them. Not just once, but for their life. I wanted to be in relationship with them and their families in way that mattered to the well-being of their entire lives. That’s what I thought being a doctor was…in 1974. In 1991, I was a senior in college, getting my pre-med degree and preparing for entry into medical school. As part of this process, I immersed myself in the traditional medicine world. Read more>>

Tanya Mack

Women’s Telehealth was “born” to fill a gap in high risk OB specialist care (there are only about 20 of these physicians in GA) by bringing this type of sub-specialist physician to rural areas using new telemedicine technology. In GA, most of these specialty physicians are in a few metropolitan areas and patients often cannot or will not travel that far. At the time we started, only the University of Arkansas and UC Davis in California were providing these services. People often hear “telemedicine” and think it is HIPAA-compliant, Skype. However, we can do virtual exams using light scopes and blue tooth technology. Read more>>

Shelley Grames

I am currently the Artistic Director of Atlanta Dance Theatre. I served as the Assistant Director of The Ruth Mitchell Dance Theatre before joining the ADT staff. I performed professionally after graduating college and the progressed into directing and choreographing for companies. Working for a non-profit has many ups and downs. Fundraising and proper growth of the company are always two areas that need work. Finding the right people to help in those areas is key. Read more>>

JoAnna Pendergrass

From the time I was about 6 years old, my dream was to become a veterinarian–becoming a writer hadn’t crossed my mind at that point. I was laser-focused on that dream and got accepted into the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. When I began veterinary school, I, like many of my classmates, was interested in small animal private practice. However, during my year of clinical rotations as a fourth-year student, I decided that entering into private practice was no longer what I wanted to do. The question I asked myself was, what is it that I want to do with my veterinary degree? Read more>>

Jackie Martin

I am the CEO and founder of A Matter of Motivation LLC. I consider myself a life-long learner, a leadership junkie and a serial entrepreneur. Since I was in grade school I took every opportunity I could to exercise one of those passions. Throughout the last 20 years I’ve been a solopreneur running multiple small businesses including several direct selling businesses and a contract corporate training service. I can’t tell you why, but being entrepreneurial always came natural to me. I always loved to create things, but was just too practical to do it just for fun. I figured that if I thought it was cool enough to create, then someone would think it was cool enough to buy. Read more>>

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