Publisher’s Letter

If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.Wayne Dyer

Hello and … Happy Fall!

I hope that despite all of the trials and tribulations we’ve faced this year, you are healthy, happy and hopeful.

It has certainly been a year full of unknowns, testing us in more ways than we care to admit. Thinking back to our initial goals and vision for 2020 and how this pandemic has changed our world, I’m not sure any of us would have been able to prepare for what was to come. While we’ve had to become pliable to the ebb and flow of life and now sit with anticipation, waiting to be on the other side of this, the reality of our 2020 vision is the toll it’s taken on us, our loved ones, friends, colleagues, our community and our world as a whole. It’s difficult to comprehend the aftermath.

Here at Las Vegas Woman magazine, we had a few challenges of our own, as we had to comply with the mandated requirements. We’re sharing a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and the talent that we pulled together in order to make it happen. The photo shoot was unlike any other we’ve ever done, but to know we were able to accomplish it with the restrictions that were in place and provide you with this as the finished product should give you hope. It can be done, and we are very excited to bring you this edition.

It’s an honor to introduce you to the featured medical professionals from Intermountain Healthcare: Ama Brobbey, MD; Judith Ford, MD; Ann Jurani-Suarez, MD; Sonia Ceballos, MD, FACOG; and Keyona Cole, MS, RN, FNP-BC. You’ll learn how they took action at the onset of COVID-19 as well as how they succeed with their personal and professional lives.

This issue is filled with content that will inspire you during these difficult times. You’ll find tips on getting motivated, navigating through the school year, and working from home. We want you to be successful in all areas of your life, and now that home and work life look different, we’ve provided you with a resource to help you take the guess work out of some of it. We’d love to hear from you on how you’re doing once you’ve put these suggestions into practice. Please share your stories with us on any of our social media platforms.

Stay safe and thank you for allowing us to lead, motivate and celebrate you…one issue at a time.


Stephanie Kocher