Black History Month Health & Wellness Fair

02/15/2022 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm CST

2 hour

  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage

Register Below



3:00 PM


Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871

Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked university affiliated -tech incubator in the world. Previous to 1871, Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience. From 2011 through September 2015, she served as associate dean of degree programs and dean of students.

Opening Fireside Chat

3:05 -3:20 PM


Lisa Laws, COO of 1871

Dr. Terrence Jacoby Carter, MD FACOG, Physician, Orlando Health

Terrence Carter, MD, FACOG, is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with Orlando Health Physician Associates. Dr. Carter cares for women at every stage of life and sees adolescents through those in their senior years. He provides preventative gynecologic services, family planning, prenatal care and more.

Dr. Carter is experienced with high-risk deliveries and maternal fetal medicine, as well as certified in robotic surgery using the da Vinci® Surgical System.(more

Black Health & Wellness Panel Discussion

3:20 -4:00 PM


Dr. Eric E. Whitaker, M.D., M.P.H., Founder & CEO, Zing Health

Dr. Eric E. Whitaker is a physician-entrepreneur who is Founder and CEO of Zing  Health, Inc., a tech-enabled Medicare Advantage health insurer focused on African  American and Latinx seniors. He also co-founded Symphonix Health Holdings, LLC  (Medicare Part D insurance) and sold the company in January, 2016. Dr Whitaker was a  co-founder and founding chair of Next Level Health, an Illinois-based Medicaid managed.  

Until March, 2013, Dr. Whitaker was the Executive Vice President, Strategic  Affiliations and Associate Dean of Community-based Research at the University of  Chicago Medical Center where he lead the Urban Health Initiative (UHI) where he and his  team sought to find solutions to urban health problems that would improve health outcomes  on Chicago’s southside but could also be replicated in urban areas around the US.  

Dr. Whitaker served as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH)  until October, 2007. In this capacity, Dr. Whitaker oversaw an agency with a budget of  $450 million with over 1,200 employees statewide, as well as 3 laboratories and seven  regional offices. A major focus of his tenure was the elimination of health disparities for  Illinois’ 12.5M residents. 

Dr. Ebony D. Only, Principal, OnlyOne Consulting 

Dr. Ebony D. Only has served over 25 years in Human Resource with international corporations and faith based non profits, including Greenberg Traurig, TransUnion, Accenture and Trinity United Church of Christ. In addition, she is among the first of three women to be ordained as clergy at First Baptist Church of University Park, where she serves as Executive Pastor.

Dr. Only believes, “Self-care is a liberative requirement on the road to freedom” and journeys alongside her clients to help get them there. She has consistently been called upon as a repairer of the breech as a Self-Care, Wellness, Relationship and Leadership Coach and is the founder of Only One Consulting – a spiritual care and direction resource firm.

Ebony received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Chicago State University, Master of Arts in Human Resources from Fort Hays State University, Master of Ministry in Pastoral Leadership from Lee University School of Religion and a Doctor of Ministry from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Rev. Ebony also serves as Treasurer for the Board of Directors for Bishop Anderson House, Chaplain for the largest graduate chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and is a proud member of the Order of Eastern Star. She is an avid traveler who enjoys comedy, spoken word and small venue concerts.

Dr. Mawusi Arnett, Physician + Founder, Byte Wellness

Mawusi Arnett is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with a background in health disparities research. Her passion for health equity lead her to build– a digital wellness support community that reframes the science of holistic wellness to help Black women prevent and manage lifestyle-related chronic diseases in spite of structural health barriers. Mawusi also serves northern Cook County and Lake County as a Hospitalist physician for Northwestern Medicine. 

Mawusi is proudly from the South Side of Chicago. After completing her undergraduate training at Princeton University ( where she lettered as a Division 1 track and field athlete); she completed her clinical and public health training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Northwestern McGaw Family Medicine Residency Program at Lake Forest Hospital. 

Along the way, Mawusi has published research on the role of psychosocial factors in racial health disparities and promotes community-based health education in a variety of settings.

Ryan Mundy, Founder & CEO, Alkeme Health

Ryan Mundy, a native of Pittsburgh, PA, is Founder and CEO of Alkeme – a mental health platform that offers therapist-led courses and expert guided meditation practices designed for the culture.

Previously, Ryan played eight seasons in the National Football League (2008-2016) with the Pittsburgh Steelers (five seasons), New York Giants (one season), and Chicago Bears (two seasons). In 2009, Ryan was a member of the Super Bowl 43 Champion, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ryan serves on The Alzheimer’s Association National Board of Directors (Secretary, Executive Committee), The NFLPA Players Investment Advisory Committee Athlete Advisory Board, Advisory Council Member for the Illinois Growth & Innovation Fund, Founding Member of LYFT City Works Advisory Council (Chicago), and Founding Board Member of Chicago Blend.

Ryan graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Liberal Arts. Additionally, Ryan holds a Master’s in Sport Management from West Virginia University, and MBA from The University of Miami (FL).

Ryan resides in Chicago, IL with his wife and two daughters.

In-person Vendor Fair

4:00 -5:00 PM