Work hard, play hard!

The Smile Maker

Jill Golsen, Supermom and CEO of Golsen Family Dentistry

Giving back: I was in the Junior League, now I donate more than volunteer. I donate monthly to four different charities. I participate in the GA Mission of Mercy, a dental weekend that thousands of patients are treated for free.

Motivator? I have always been a positive person. After going through breast cancer years ago, I always have something to be thankful for…Life and hair again!

Recharging: I love Cru at Avalon or the Club House at CCOS both serve good wine and treats.

Favorite lunch: Wildfour on Windward or Tuscany Café and Bistro on Mill Creek.

The Entreprenuer

Deborah Fawaz, Founder and CEO of DDFaces

Giving back: American Business Women’s Association: VP of Membership. John’s Creek Women’s Club: Founding member and currently VP. Wellspring Living. Roswell United Methodist Church (nursery). LEADS Club, Inc. (chapter consultant). Member of John’s Creek Chamber of Commerce. Johns Creek Emory Hospital – provide pampering treatments for nurses during Nurses Week in May.

Motivator: Other accomplished and positive business women around me and professional webinars by successful business women.

Recharging The Greenway- LA Fitness on McGinnis Ferry – church.

Favorite lunch: St. Ives Country Club – Trattoria 141 – Mia Rosa

The Advocate

Amy Marie Refeca, Atlanta Wills + Trusts Law Group

Giving back: Board Member – Helping Mamas, Inc., a non-profit organization built to fill the gap for mothers between services and items provided through social programs. We help mamas connect to other mamas who can help.

Motivator: Empowering women to understand and appreciate their own value by speaking, educating, and living in the idea that women are born whole.

Recharging: I am a bit of a home body, but I do love to go to coffee shops (locally owned coffee shops) to bring a book, get some coffee, and write! 

Favorite lunch: Where’s The Scoop on Haynes Bridge Road 



Margaret Margolis, CEO of Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Giving back: Current chair of the Chamber of Commerce in Johns Creek. I serve on the JCA, North Fulton Community Charities, and have served on the boards with Partnerships Against Domestic Violence (PADV) and the YMCA.

Motivator: Knowing that we make a difference at EJCH and we are here to be servant leaders and patient advocates and partners

Recharging: The new Tranquility Garden that is outside of the Winship Cancer Center at EJCH and also to many parks and Lake Lanier with my dog and hubby to hike. 

Favorite lunch: The EJCH café has a fabulous chef & great food.

The Teacher

Nicole Thompson

Giving back: The orchestra division of the Georgia Music Educators Association and taking children to perform at various venues around town, such as assisted living homes, the State Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, and local events.

Motivator: Faith in God, Family, Friends, and Music.

Recharging: I enjoy hiking at Island Ford Park and camping at Lake Lanier.

Favorite lunch: Another Broken Egg Café or Cuzi Fresh Cafe

The Student Leader

Caroline Custis, Northview High School

Giving back: Secretary of State Ambassador-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s Office, Organizer and Moderator – the first ever Student Led debate for the Johns Creek Mayoral and City Council elections. Student Board Member for the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau. President and Founder of the Northview High School chapter of Becca’s Closet. Student Leadership Johns Creek. NHS. 

Motivator:I am a cross country runner so if I need encouragement I will turn to my team. I also have a very solid friend group and can always lean on my family. 

Recharging: The Seven Oaks pond.

Favorite lunch: Zoe’s Kitchen

The Designer

Peaches Founder & CEO of Peach Threads Boutique

Giving Back: I spend time volunteering with Elevate Sports Academy. 

Motivator: When I need it the most my motivation comes from recalling my why behind the opening of Peach Threads Boutique.

Recharging:I spend my time recharging by working out, reading books or spending time with family

Favorite lunch: Loving Hut on Holcomb Bridge Rd.