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Shepherd Center President and CEO Receives Award from Atlanta Magazine

Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, recognized among Women Making A Mark.

Shepherd Center President and CEO Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA, has been chosen as one of Atlanta magazine’s 2018 Women Making A Mark honorees.

“For 34 years, Sarah has embodied Shepherd Center’s culture of hope, inclusion and collaboration,” said James Shepherd, co-founder, chairman of the board and chief strategy officer of Shepherd Center. “We are incredibly grateful for her leadership, and we are proud of the indelible mark she has made not only at Shepherd Center, but also in our community and beyond.”

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 more than 40 invited lectures to professional organizations and actively participated in eight funded research studies.

Atlanta magazine will recognize the Women Making a Mark honorees at a champagne reception and networking session in the Gardens at the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta and follow with an awards luncheon on Friday, June 8, 2018. A special commemorative section, with profiles of each honoree, will be published in the June issue of Atlanta magazine.

“We are fortunate and extremely excited by this year’s group of honorees,” said Sean McGinnis, president and publisher of Atlanta magazine. “Not only are these women leading some of Atlanta’s finest corporations, they serve as role models and mentors to all of us who strive to give back, contribute to others and do work tirelessly for causes they are passionate about.”

In its ninth year, Atlanta magazine’s Women Making A Mark program strives to recognize women in Atlanta who are doing extraordinary work in the community. Women Making A Mark honorees represent a diverse group of women from corporate, legal, medical, educational and nonprofit sectors across the city.

2018 honorees are:

Wende Ballew
Reforming Arts
Founder and Executive Director

Robin Christian
Barack and Michelle Obama Academy

Colleen Doyle, MS, RD
American Cancer Society
Managing Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity

Brigadier General Diana Holland
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Atlantic Division

Cara E. Yar Khan
Humanitarian and Disability Advocate

Debra King
Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry
Owner and Founder

Sarah Morrison, PT, MBA, MHA
Shepherd Center
President and CEO
Read more about Sarah Morrison here.

Adria Perez
Partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton and Co-founder of Georgia Latino Law Foundation

Alicia Philipp
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Melissa Proctor
Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena
Chief Marketing Officer

Teya Ryan
Georgia Public Broadcasting
President and CEO

Deborah VanTrece
Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours and The Catering Company by VanTrece
Executive Chef and Owner

Michelle Wells, MS, DABR
Piedmont Cancer
Lead Physicist

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, traumatic amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. An elite center recognized as both Spinal Cord Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top hospitals for rehabilitation. Shepherd Center treats thousands of patients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.