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Keynote Speaker

Sophia Casey
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Dr Kelly Donahue

Dr. Kelly Donahue is a clinical health psychologist and mind-body change expert. Her private psychology practice, established more than 12 years ago, specializes in the areas of anxiety, stress, depression, weight loss, and health issues. She is passionate about empowering women to practice essential self-care strategies that nourish the body and mind so that her clients, including working moms, executives, health care providers, and empty-nesters can achieve their optimal health. She received her MA and PhD in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her training includes mind-body medicine, coaching, integrative mental health, and holistic nutrition. Dr. Donahue worked in public health for the U.S. Army for many years, spending one of those years as a psychologist and resiliency trainer for health care providers at a military hospital in Germany. Her post-doctoral work focused on community-based participatory research in weight loss at the Uniformed Services University. Dr. Donahue is the author of Everyday Self-Care: Your Proven, Holistic Guide to Feeling Better and co-hosts the Everyday Wellness podcast. Dr. Donahue has published her research in peer-reviewed journals as well as in the popular press. She leads the online weight management program, Health Gains Weight Loss Program. Dr. Donahue lives in Frederick, MD with her husband and 7-year-old son.

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