Meet the faces of Metro Atlanta: the city’s top business and finance leaders, medical professionals, real-estate experts, and more.
The Face of Facial Rejuvenation: Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker
Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker, owner of Atlanta Face & Body, is often referred to by her patients as the “Queen of Faces”— and with good reason. She brings her patients the benefits of a world-class education combined with unparalleled experience, having performed more than 4,500 facelifts and thousands of other facial procedures. “I find facial plastic surgery to be the ultimate fusion of artistry and technical skill,” she says. At Atlanta Face & Body, Dr. Elizabeth focuses on her personal philosophy of natural-looking beauty: “Everyone will notice. No one will know.” You can feel confident that Dr. Elizabeth is a top choice for a surgeon who will help you look and feel your personal best. Utilizing her extensive experience, she has created signature surgical and nonsurgical approaches to facial plastic surgery, all with only one person in mind: a naturally beautiful you.
The Face of Jewelry: Sara Beth Brown
Sara Beth Brown was born and raised in the jewelry industry, helping on the sales floor at Brown & Company since she was a little girl. She joined the family business seven years ago, after living and working in San Francisco and New York City for some of the most reputable companies in the jewelry industry. She now serves as Brown & Company’s vice president alongside her sister Amy Brown.
Sara Beth embodies leadership in the jewelry industry, combining her impeccable style and extensive product knowledge with a passion for people and exceptional customer service. Sara Beth is a certified graduate gemologist and is dedicated to creating an inviting and fun environment for those shopping for the perfect piece, whether it be jewelry for a special occasion, an engagement ring, or a stunning new timepiece. At Brown & Company, Sara Beth is the creative brain behind advertising and event initiatives, leads the sales team, develops critical industry partnerships, and continually builds relationships with her loyal and valued Brown & Company clientele and the Atlanta community.
Sara Beth believes in positivity and professionalism but never takes herself too seriously. She believes in working hard and playing hard, and puts a genuine, down-to-earth face to the jewelry industry in Atlanta.
The Face of Wealth Management: David Nicholas
David Nicholas is the president and founder of Nicholas Wealth Management, a private wealth management firm based in Atlanta. David built his reputation and career out of a desire to help individuals and families not only meet their retirement goals but also exceed them.
He is a graduate of the University of Georgia (MS in Financial Planning) and is a frequent guest on national media, including Fox Business, CNN, CNBC, and CBS News.
Raised by a single mom, David witnessed the struggle his mother endured from the loss of her retirement savings as a result of bad financial advice. This instilled in David a desire to approach wealth management that couples his core values with cutting-edge investment strategies.
“We are buying risk—not just return,” says David. “I want to invest in companies that have the strength to succeed regardless of what the economy may throw at us.”
Nicholas Wealth Management specializes in building custom financial plans to help their clients build long-term, risk-managed portfolios tailored to meet their unique financial goals.
The Face of Cosmetic Dentistry: Dr. Debra Gray King
For more than 30 years, Dr. Debra Gray King has been helping Atlanta smile a little brighter. With her natural artistic abilities and an immense passion for helping others, it’s no surprise that Dr. King found her calling as a cosmetic dentist. In addition to creating highly individualized, beautiful smiles, Dr. King also directs an active philanthropy program benefiting the greater Atlanta area and people around the world.
Over the last decade, she has donated more than one million dollars to over 60 charities. She has even participated in international charitable trips offering free dental care to underprivileged children. Dr. King’s devotion to improving lives combined with her experience, skill, and meticulous attention to detail, attracts patients from all over the world to her Atlanta practice.
The Face of Buckhead Real Estate: Stephanie McCarthy
Consistently in the top five percent of Atlanta agents yearly, Stephanie McCarthy is a dedicated, experienced broker associate and realtor with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. The mission and culture of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty is built around three main tenets: passion, experience, and reputation.
Stephanie brings nearly 15 years of experience to the table in all facets of the business, from resale and new construction to development and land acquisition. She earned her status as a Life Member of the Atlanta Realtors Top Producers, received her broker’s license in 2013, and is also a certified luxury homes marketing specialist through the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
A resident of Atlanta for almost 20 years, she currently resides in the Chastain Park area with her family. Stephanie is extremely involved in her local community as a member of the Chastain Park Conservancy, as well as an annual sponsor of the HIES fundraising gala and the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Spring Fling.
The Face of Heart and Lung Transplants: Mani Daneshmand, MD
Director, Emory Heart & Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Since the arrival of Mani Daneshmand, MD, to Emory Healthcare from Duke University Medical Center, transformational changes have been made to Emory’s heart and lung failure and transplant programs.
The new consolidated program delivers many benefits to patients, their families, and the medical community. Collaboration across specialties leads to faster decision making, improved outcomes, and the ability to deliver a higher standard of care for patients facing heart or lung failure. The program’s mission is to create a future where no Georgia resident will need to leave the state for a heart or lung transplant.
With Dr. Daneshmand leading the program, along with an expert team of board-certified clinicians working together across programs, Emory is able to provide the latest, most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic options for heart and lung failure patients.
The Face of Luxury Real Estate: Clay Henderson Group
Specializing in luxury properties since 1997 and driven by an endless passion for real estate, the Clay Henderson Group of Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty, the number one brokerage in metro Atlanta for closed sales and market share growth during the first half of 2020, has a proven track record of selling multimillion-dollar properties in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. Representing both buyers and sellers, Clay and Haden Henderson drive a full-service group with a unique business model focusing on the needs of their clients and their real estate portfolios in all areas and price ranges. With this experience and the power of the global, illustrious Sotheby’s International Realty brand, Clay and Haden offer white-glove service, connections to 23,000 agents in 72 countries and territories worldwide, premier media partnerships, and unparalleled marketing resources. For a real estate consultation and evaluation, please contact us.
The Face of Specialized Mental Healthcare: Loren Post, PhD
Loren Post, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, serves as clinical director of Rogers Behavioral Health in Atlanta. Dr. Post specializes in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and mood disorders. She earned her BA from New York University and her PhD from Case Western Reserve University with training in the PTSD Treatment and Research Program.
Prior to joining Rogers, Dr. Post was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine and associate research director and clinical psychologist in the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program.
Dr. Post is passionate about overseeing a multidisciplinary team that provides specialized, intensive, outpatient care in the Atlanta community for those struggling with OCD, anxiety, trauma (posttraumatic stress disorder), depression, and other mood disorders through Rogers’ telehealth offering. Since opening in the spring, Rogers remains committed to helping people rise above their mental health challenges.