UPSTATE LUNCHEON

The highlight of this year's Upstate event will be Christiana Care Health System's chief medical officer, Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH.

Dr. Nevin graduated from Harvard University in 1981 and received her doctorate in medicine with honors from Jefferson Medical College in 1987. She completed her family-medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1990 and received her master's degree in public health in community health services from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health in 1992.

Dr. Nevin has numerous publications and national presentations to her credit.

The events emcee will be NBC10 anchor Tracy Davidson.

DOWNSTATE LUNCHEON

The highlight of this year's Downstate event will be Deborah Brenner, Author and Founder of Women of the Vine.

For 16 years, Deborah Brenner traveled the world as a marketer of computer technology used by television and film studios and was involved in four successful high-end technology startups.

From 2002-2005, Brenner ran her own marketing and public relations firm, SmallFishBigPond, but her passion for food and wine led to a trip to the Napa Valley. Curiosity and her journalism education prompted Brenner to do more research on women in the winemaking business. The idea for Women of the Vine was born, and Brenner was soon trekking to California to interview passionate winemaking women entrepreneurs.

In the process, Brenner realized that along with the book, she could champion these women more directly by going into the business herself, so the Women of the VineĀ® label was born.