Pivoting: Navigating the Decision to Start a Private Practice

Mon 1/30 • 6PM PST

James West Alumni Center & Zoom

The opportunity to be your own boss is within your reach. Learn how others made the decision to hang up their own shingle. Join us for an engaging cross-industry panel discussion on navigating the challenges and opportunities of being a solo practitioner. Hear from Bruins who have experience establishing a thriving career in private practice. Afterwards share your network with other Bruins over light refreshments. 

For those unable to attend in person, we will also have an option to join via Zoom.

Meet the Panelists

Diana Zschaschel '92, D.D.S. '97, Cert. '99, M.D.E. Cert. '04 started her practice in 1999, incorporating her skills in behavioral therapy and hospital dentistry. After dental school, she took a position with Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization, providing dental care for the children of migrant workers. In 2001, Zschaschel joined the Army Reserves to assist soldiers and travel for humanitarian missions around the world.

Jeremy M. Evans '05 is the Chief Entrepreneur Officer, Founder & Managing Attorney at California Sports Lawyer®, representing entertainment, media, and sports clients in contractual, intellectual property, and dealmaking matters. Evans is an award-winning attorney and industry leader based in Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California.

Jessica Hekmat, MBA '10 is a brand strategist and business consultant, working with entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to articulate and manifest their purpose. She partners with individuals and organizations seeking clarity and impact, to find and tell their story. She provides frameworks to bring intentions into awareness and creates a tangible roadmap for success.

Sally Lew '70 is the principal of Eastwind Philanthropic & Non-Profit Consulting that she started in 2005. Her foundation experience includes working with the Annenberg Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation, Y&S Nazarian Family Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.

Glenna Tolbert '85, is the founder of the Tolbert Center for Rehabilitation and Wellness. Tolbert is a double board-certified physician, who has specialized in physical medicine, rehabilitation and spinal cord injury medicine for more than 25 years. Tolbert teaches and publishes her approaches to regenerative medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School Of Medicine at UCLA.

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