When Anita Johnson was eight years old, she scrawled her signature inside her family’s encyclopedia collection as “Dr. Johnson, MD.” Now 53, Johnson has worked at the cutting edge of breast cancer treatment for 25 years and serves as the director of breast surgical oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Atlanta.
A visual thinker, Carolyn Meltzer was drawn to medical imaging sciences because she appreciated using pictures to solve a complex problem—to her, it felt like putting a puzzle together. But at this stage in her career, the 59-year-old neuroradiologist is embracing a different kind of challenge.
Marquetta Bryan didn’t hesitate to say “yes” when she was asked to lead American Cancer Society’s first Georgia board of directors. Not only had she lost two people dear to her to different forms of cancer, she couldn’t ignore the high cancer rate among African Americans.
Andréa Carter believes that a person should be able to bring her “whole self” to her job. And she walks the talk. In her role as executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Global Payments, she says, “I am 100 percent authentically Andréa.”