Dr. Gennifer Herley
Shannon Whittington, BSN, MSN, received her BSN at The University of Tennessee and her MSN from Walden University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She began her nursing career at the University of TN hospital with a focus in Cardiology and then at Emory Hospital in Atlanta on the Renal and Hepatic transplant unit.
After relocating to New York, Shannon joined The New York Presbyterian Hospital as a member of the Cardiology department. Shannon then started an auspicious career at the Visiting Nurse Service of New York as a staff nurse. Shortly thereafter, Shannon was promoted in rapid succession to Team manager, Regional Branch director, and her current post as Director of the Gender Affirmation Program (GAP). Shannon personally developed and expanded this program to become the preferred home care provider. Shannon greatly enjoys educating and coaching clinicians in caring for the LGBTQ+ population and transgender patients who undergo gender affirmation surgery.
Shannon was recently greatly honored to receive the Quality and Innovation Award from the Home Care Association of New York for her work with the Gender Affirmation Program. Additionally, Shannon is a certified speaker with the John Maxwell team. She specializes in leadership, coaching, and training to individuals and corporations. Many of her speaking engagements are centered on servant-based leadership and adding value to others.
To date, Shannon has presented to various organizations at conferences across the U.S. delivering extremely well-received lectures on leadership, transgender health and cultural sensitivity.
Sonya has a deep passion for people, business, and technology and its impact on each other. She enjoys the challenge of bringing people, products, services, and processes together to help unleash human productivity and creativity. And she looooves the intersection of fashion, retail, consumer behavior, health, analytics, technology, and public policy.