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My Latest Press Release

My Latest Press Release

Media Contact: Name: Melanie Saxton Title: Media Director, SuburbanBuzz.com LLC Phone: 281-795-6420 Email: melanie@suburbanbuzz.com Joan Sullivan Garrett, Remote Emergency Medicine Pioneer, Announces the Launch of her Autobiography Medicine, technology, and...

Good Morning San Diego, KUSI News 2019

Good Morning San Diego, KUSI News 2019

What fun to look back at Dave Scott's Good Morning San Diego coverage of the Air & Space Hall of Fame Legends of Flight Gala. At the 55 second mark, you'll see him introduce Jim Kidrick, President & CEO of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, who then...

My One Thing

My One Thing

Many thanks to the Turknett Leadership group for excerpting "My One Thing" from my presentation in October. See the entire YouTube video here (and a sample snippet below). Be the person that you want to be...nothing ventured, nothing gained.  ...

2021 International Air & Space Hall of Fame Celebration

2021 International Air & Space Hall of Fame Celebration

What a pleasure it was to spend time with Ed Bolen, president and CEO of the NBAA, and General Lloyd "FIG" Newton, former NBAA Chairman of the Board of Directors. Ed was inducted into the the International Air & Space Hall of Fame Class of 2021. He's a dear friend...

33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference

33rd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference

Women in Aviation International — Bound for Nashville in March! I've been invited to speak at the International Women in Aviation Conference on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2022 — what an honor! It's a joy to attend speaking engagements as lecturer or keynote speaker...

Nice Shout Out by 967 The Wolf Radio

Nice Shout Out by 967 The Wolf Radio

Phoenix, AZ, Nov. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MedAire Founder and Chairman Joan Sullivan Garrett was ceremoniously enshrined into the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) on October 13, 2021, during the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Conference and...

Amazon Reviews!

Amazon Reviews!

Greetings, readers! If you bought my book on Amazon, I hope you'll weigh in with a review! I appreciate your emails and notes very much — and there have been plenty — but reviews are nice too! If you received One Life Lost, Millions Gained at my recent book signing, I...

Available at Target

Available at Target

Christmas Gift Ideas The perfect gift for the holidays — a hardcover or paperback version of my book. If you know someone interested in medicine, aviation, entrepreneurship or medical emergencies at sea — or even ancestral stories of Ireland — then my book will make...

Available at Books•A•Million

Available at Books•A•Million

Just in time for the holidays! If you want an inspirational stocking-stuffer filled with adventures in medicine and entrepreneurship, not to mention lessons learned and challenges overcome, then order your copies of my autobiography today! I'm excited to announce that...

Turknett 2021 Signature Series: Women in Leadership

Turknett 2021 Signature Series: Women in Leadership

What a fun time I had with Anne Quiello of Turknett Leadership Group this morning as part of the 2021 signature series — Women in Leadership. It was a back-and-forth interview with a Q & A from the listeners, as well as a chat box. I was asked some GREAT...

A Special Note

A Special Note

I recently received a very special message from an important contributor to my book, which I dedicated to "Ralphie." I mailed Glenda Summers, his mother, several autographed copies from the local post office, not knowing when it would be delivered. Two days ago, I...

Delivering Books!

Delivering Books!

I promised those who contributed to my book an autographed hard cover, and I'm also filling local orders for those who buy online. Boy, oh, boy, have I been busy following up on that promise! If possible, I hand deliver the books. Case in point, a delivery to Cherie...

The Verde Valley Sanctuary

The Verde Valley Sanctuary

I support various causes, including the importance of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) coursework for girls. STEAM curriculum includes "the arts" in its definition. I encourage both. I found it challenging to build MedAire into the leading...

Join Me Online October 29!

Join Me Online October 29!

      Join Me! I'm excited about my upcoming Women in Leadership webinar with the Turknett Group! Join me October 29, 2021 as I share secrets for launching a successful entrepreneurial startup! This will be a fun webinar, and I look forward to...

The Amazing Amy Spowart

The Amazing Amy Spowart

  Thank you, Amy Spowart, for so many reasons!   Amy is President and CEO of the National Aviation Hall of Fame, and I'm fortunate to know such an accomplished leader who cares deeply about the industry and its members. She also cares about the National...

Get In Touch With Joan

Get In Touch With Joan

Journalists, event organizers, book clubs and more can contact me for details on my book, One Life Lost, Millions Gained, and the story of how this phenomenal journey into aeromedicine began. Every once in a while, an idea sparks global change. In the case of my...

Book Signing Moments

Book Signing Moments

Here are a few special moments captured as I enjoyed the crowd at the NBAA-BACE convention. The book signing occurred over multiple days... but I found time to mingle with friends and meet some extraordinary people! Thanks again to the National Business Aviation...

A MedLink Interview — NBAA TV

A MedLink Interview — NBAA TV

I'm so proud of MedAire's ongoing innovations. This video was shot at the NBAA-BACE Convention in Las Vegas, October 14, 2021 by NBAA-TV.  I show up at around 1:30 minutes to highlight our latest aviation medical technology. People are continually amazed when they...

A Bit of Media Coverage

A Bit of Media Coverage

Here's another "photo album" of some fun face time with coordinators and reporters covering the NBAA-BACE annual convention in Las Vegas. This was my very first book signing and a special event among industry friends, colleagues, and customers. Another "thank you" to...

Book Signing Photo Album

Book Signing Photo Album

Wow, I'll treasure these images forever. I enjoyed a very successful first book signing, debuting One Life Lost, Millions Gained during the NBAA-BACE annual convention in Las Vegas. Let's just say October 12–14 were very busy days with about two hundred books signed,...