The Davie County Chamber of Commerce will host its 2020 Annual Signature Women’s Luncheon virtually on Wednesday, July 22nd at 11:30 a.m. The featured presentation is “Exploring the World for Medicine while Exploring the World Within” by Amy Greeson. Come learn how one woman has traveled the world seeking medical treatments for our country.
“While we are sad that we cannot meet in person this year, we have a wonderful event planned for you, and we look forward to continuing our tradition of celebrating the wonderful ladies of Davie County!” said Caroline Moser, Davie Chamber president. “Along with your registration, you will receive a delightful hand-delivered gift to enjoy with the event.”
Amy Greeson is the founder, executive director, producer, and host of Healing Seekers and CEO of Natural Discoveries, Inc. She is a pharmacist, educator, lecturer, writer, and world traveler who is most at home at the crossroads between modern medicine and the healing traditions of indigenous cultures.
Amy has traveled extensively to study indigenous healing methods & plant-based medicine and has led expeditions to the Amazon and Andes, Ecuador, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, and the Republic of the Congo. Additional travels to regions in Peru, Belize, Costa Rica, Bolivia, Guatemala, and Mexico have furthered her study and research with herbal and botanical medicine.
A 1990 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy, Amy’s background includes serving as President of the UNC-CH Pharmacy School’s Academy of Students of Pharmacy (the student branch of the American Pharmaceutical Association); being awarded one of the prestigious National Pharmacy Internships in Research and Development at Burroughs Welcome Pharmaceutical Company; receiving the McKesson Leadership Award, the Merck, Sharp, and Dohme Award, the Kappa Epsilon Award. At UNC, she was also a member of the Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society.
An externship with the Public Health Service led to stints in Anchorage, Kotzebue, and Bethel, Alaska before eventually returning home to North Carolina to join the family business, an independent pharmacy of 28 years. For 16 years, she helped her father run and operate the successful business until the family opted to sell in 2010.
In 2006, she founded and presently serves as the executive director to Healing Seekers, a 501c3 non-profit which creates unique educational materials for school systems and educators. Materials are presently available from two of the world’s largest online streaming venues, involving over 100,000 schools in the USA alone. Healing Seekers has garnered 5 Telly Awards and 1 Addy Award.
In March 2018, Healing Seekers released a 77 minute documentary about their 2-month trek in the Congo. Expedition Congo is now available on Amazon Prime.
In 2007-2008, Amy was the co-host of Global Healing Radio, an internet radio show devoted to giving voice to national and international visionaries whose life missions were in medicine and healing; the audience extended into 40 countries.
One of her greatest honors was to be nominated by William Friday for a Distinguished Alumni Award at UNC-CH in 2012, right before his untimely death. Currently, she serves on the UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy’s Alumni Board of Directors.
Amy’s work in isolated regions of the world with indigenous people, searching for novel medical treatments, has attracted interviews with NPR on several occasions, Australian Public Radio, and numerous articles and other press including ‘International Policy Digest’ and an article in the NYC publication, ‘Women Around Town’. Her book, And the Silent Spoke, was published in 2019.
Women of Davie County and the surrounding area are invited and encouraged to attend the 2020 Signature Women’s Luncheon. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members and $28 for guests.
|Registration Includes: A link to join the event at 11:30 am on July 22ndAND a hand-delivered package just for you to open during the event! Deadline to register is Friday, July 17th at 5 pm. RSVP HERE!|
The Signature Women’s Luncheon is one of the many events the Davie Chamber hosts each year. This year’s luncheon is made possible by the generosity and support of Mays Gibson, the Davie County Business Women’s Association, and Rockface.
For more information, contact the Davie County Chamber at 336-751-3304 or visit www.daviechamber.com.