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Collaborative Connections – Mental Health

september 2020 collaborative connections

In this episode of Collaborative Connections Radio Show and Podcast, host Kelly Lorenzen had the pleasure of interviewing 3 amazing women in our community about mental health, health care, trauma, self-care, and more.

This episode is jam-packed full of stories, lessons, tips, and more! It is worth the time to listen for anyone who is curious about mental health research that is being done, effects of COVID-19 on our mental wellness, trauma mentoring, the need for self-care, vein disease amongst other things.

Dr. Mitzi Krockover from the Institute for Mental Health Research, Jessica Homicki from Center for Vein Restoration, and Karen Nowicki, owner of Phoenix Business RadioX joined Kelly on-air for this authentic, real and important conversation.

About our guests…

Mitzi Krockover, MD with SSB Solutions

Mitzi Krockover, MD

Mitzi Krockover, MD is Principal and Senior Consultant of SSB Solutions, a healthcare management consulting, development and investment firm. She is a Managing Director of Golden Seeds, an angel investment organization dedicated to funding early-stage women-led companies; she also serves as co-chair of the Golden Seeds Health Care Sector Group and is a founding member of the Arizona Chapter of Golden Seeds. Most recently she was founding Director, Health Futures Council at Arizona State University (HFC).

Dr. Krockover has been a leader in the area of women’s health and women’s issues. She was the founding Medical Director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center, designated a Center of Excellence by DHHS. She then served as Vice President of Women’s Health for Humana Inc. where she served as the company’s chief healthcare strategist and spokesperson for women’s health. She is also on the Executive Committee of the Women’s Health initiative of Springboard, an organization that provides investment in women-led companies in the life sciences and tech.

Corporate boards served include Paraffin International, Trill Project, Inc, and Ribomed. Non-profit affiliations include the Institute for Mental Health Research, National Women’s History Museum, Take the Lead, the Washington University Phoenix Regional Cabinet, the National Council of the Institute for Public Health at Washington University, and the Health Futures Council at ASU.

SSB Solutions
Institute of Mental Health Research

(IMHR) Institute of Mental Health Research’s mission is to support innovative, comprehensive, early-stage research that addresses the most problematic mental health issues facing society today. We also encourage the translation of research efforts into direct services and educational programs. Our primary focus is providing seed funding for local scientists, ultimately motivating them to remain in the state and place Arizona at the forefront of transforming mental health through research. We are currently focused on the mental health impact(s) of COVID-19.

Jessica Homicki with the Center for Vein Restoration

Jessica Homicki

Jess is a dedicated team member of physician educators. They are the boots-on-the-ground, connecting with local dermatologists, podiatrists, wound care centers, primary care physicians, and other practices likely to see patients suffering from venous disorders and lymphedema by providing resources on how CVR can help. She also assists the clinical staff of their centers in networking with local physicians and setting up accredited continuing medical education events to provide value to the community of physicians in their area.

Center for Vein Restoration

Center for Vein Restoration (CVR) is the largest physician-led practice treating vein disease in the country. Having performed its first procedure in 2007 under President and CEO Dr. Sanjiv Lakhanpal, the Center for Vein Restoration has since become nationally recognized as the clinical leader in treating chronic venous insufficiency. With 90 centers and growing, CVR has over 600 employees and conducts over 200,000 patient interactions annually. To learn more about CVR and its mission, visit or by phone at 1-800-FIX-LEGS.

Karen Nowicki with Phoenix Business RadioX

Karen Nowicki

Karen Nowicki is a successful author, speaker, and the creator of Deep Impact Leadership™ and SoulMarks Coaching™. She is a two-time recipient of the prestigious national Choice Award® for her book and personal development retreat. Karen was crowned the first-ever “Mompreneur of the Year” Award in 2010 for the southwestern states. She was recognized for her leadership, business acumen, and work-life balance.

Karen has been an expert guest on regional TV and radio shows, including Fox Phoenix Morning Show, Sonoran Living, Good Morning Arizona, The Chat Room, and Mid-Day Arizona. She has been a regular contributor to many print and online magazines – publishing articles and blogs for business and education. Karen is an impeccably trained Integrative Coach Professional through The Integrative Coaching Institute at John F Kennedy University (2006) and has mentored more than 200 coaches worldwide. In addition to this intensive 3 year coaching certification program, Karen is also a Tao Healing Guide (2014) through the Sedona Mago Retreat Center; and most recently, has become a certified Trauma Mentor (2020).

Phoenix Business RadioX

In addition to working with private coaching clients, Karen is also the Owner & President of Phoenix Business RadioX. The Business RadioX Network amplifies the voice of business – serving the Fortune 500,000, not just the Fortune 500. Phoenix Business RadioX helps local businesses and professional associations get the word out about the important work they’re doing to serve their market, profession, and community.

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Contact Information

Kelly Lorenzen, CEO of KLM Consulting., klmconsultingandmarketing.comLinkedInFacebookInstagramYoutube

Karen Nowicki, Owner, and President of Phoenix Business RadioX. – LinkedInFacebookInstagram

Jessica Homicki, Senior Physician Liaison at the Center for Vein Restoration., centerforvein.comLinkedIn, Personal LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Mitzi Krockoover, MD, Senior Consultant at SSB Solutions. imhr.orgLinkedIn, Twitter

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