Wednesday, March 23, 2011 10:30 am

Women in Health and Wellness Luncheon


Dr. Grace Keenan | Nova Medical Group

Cheri Garvin | Leesburg Pharmacy & The Plains Pharmacy

Dr. Angela Bess | Ob/gyn/owner Women's Wellness & Cosmetic Laser Center of Loudoun

Staci LaRue | Holistic Nutritionalist and owner of LaRue Wellness


This month marks the first of our new quarterly panel discussions about topics important to women. The luncheon will have a different format than the regular monthly events, starting at 10:30 am with networking time. The panel discussion will be from 11 am - noon and will feature 4 different speakers from the health and wellness fields. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. Lunch will be served at noon and the event will finish at the regular time of 1:30 pm.


See below for info on our featured panelists and keep checking back as we add more information.


Dr. Grace Keenan

Founder and Medical Director of Nova Medical Group & Urgent Care Center, Inc.

Dr. Grace Keenan ikeenans the founder and Medical Director of Nova Medical Group & Urgent Care Center, Inc., the largest primary care practice in Loudoun County.

She was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada and received her medical degree from Memorial University School of Medicine in 1985. Upon successful completion of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at St. Thomas Hospital Center in Akron, Ohio, Dr. Keenan relocated to Sterling, Virginia and began private practice in 1988. The previous sole proprietorship became Nova Medical Group, and moved from Countryside to its current Sterling location in 1991. Today, Nova Medical Group has four office locations and urgent care centers: Sterling, Ashburn, Leesburg, and Warrenton. In addition, The Medical Spa at Nova, located in the Ashburn office, last year celebrated its 5th anniversary.

Cheri Garvin
Pharmacist & President and CEO of Leesburg Pharmacy and The Plains Pharmacy

A practicing pharmacist for over 20 years, Cheri Garvin is the President and CEO of Leesburg Pharmacy, Inc. Their three employee-owned pharmacies offer custom compounded medication, medical equipment, wellness screenings, immunizations and wonderful gifts. Cheri's goal is to grow the business while providing a positive experience for each customer.

Cheri completed her undergraduate courses at George Mason University, and received her pharmacy degree from The Medical College of Virginia.  Involved in the pharmacy industry and local community, Cheri serves on the Board of Advisors for John Marshall Bank, the Board of Directors for Loudoun Interfaith Relief, and the National Community Pharmacist Association's Steering Committee.  She mentors students and serves as a lecturer for many schools and organizations.

She has served as a Volunteer Clinical Faculty member at Shenandoah University's School of Pharmacy and a Clinical Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia's School of Pharmacy.  Cheri has received several honors including Mentor of the Year by the Medical College of Virginia.  She was chosen as one of Loudoun's Leading Ladies in Loudoun Business and was awarded SmartCEO's Brava Achievement as a top female executive in the DC metro area.  Cheri resides in her hometown of Leesburg, VA with her husband and their two sons.

Dr. Angela Bess
Ob/Gyn & Owner of the Women's Wellness & Cosmetic Laser Center of Loudoun

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Dr. Angela C. Bess is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/ Gynecologist. She received her Bachelor of Science from The College of New Jersey and obtained her Medical Degree from Temple University School of Medicine. From there, she successfully completed residency training at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. Following residency, Dr. Bess practiced in New Jersey for three years. Dr. Bess and her family subsequently relocated to Northern Virginia and she has been providing exceptional women's health care in Loudoun County for the past seven years.

The Women's Wellness and Cosmetic Laser Center of Loudoun provides exceptional women's health care, currently providing gynecologic care in addition to cosmetic laser services. The state-of-the-art facility provides a relaxing yet professional atmosphere. Equipped with the latest technology, they can perform many procedures in the office rather than in a hospital setting.

Dr. Bess maintains active staff privileges at Inova Loudoun Hospital. She is active in community service and has been an invited speaker for several venues including Inova Loudoun Hospital's "Let's Talk Babies" series, Babies R Us, Mocha Moms of Reston, The South Brunswick Commission on Women, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, and the recent Northern Virginia Women's Business Conference.

Dr. Bess stays current in her field by attending continuing education seminars in addition to the Annual Clinical Meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Other active memberships include the Medical Society of Virginia, the National Medical Association and the Arthritis Foundation.

In her spare time, Dr. Bess enjoys cooking, running, traveling and spending time with her family. Dr. Bess resides in Loudoun County with her two children.


Staci LaRue

Nutritionalist and owner of LaRue Wellness in Leesburg

staci larueStaci LaRue is a holistic nutritionist, certified personal trainer and Pilates Instructor who lives in Loudoun County with her husband and son. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Her love for movement, health and wellness has taken her from a career in dance to a passion for helping others find their path to optimal nutrition and fitness. Staci has been helping people achieve well balanced health for over a decade. She works with individual clients, families and groups using a holistic approach to encourage healthy lifestyle habits and nutrient-dense eating.


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Jennifer McCloud
Chrysalis Vineyards
Middleburg, VA

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