Showcasing Women-Owned Businesses in Northern Virginia and Beyond!

Dr. Marla Gebaide, Centreville Chiropractic Center

Location: West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg

Marla R. Gebaide


Dr. Marla Gebaide, DC, Co-Owner of Centreville Chiropractic Center and Box Docs

Dr. Marla Gebaide is a chiropractic physician and entrepreneur. She began her educational journey at Barry University where she received her bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. She then attended Palmer College of Chiropractic – Florida in Port Orange. Shortly after graduation, she decided to move to the Northern Virginia area. “Dr. G”, a nickname her patients gave her, is the co-owner of Centreville Chiropractic Center. Recently, she has embarked on a new endeavor of opening Box Docs, a mobile chiropractic office out of CrossFit PR Star in Chantilly. She specializes in several chiropractic techniques, dry needling, acupuncture, and fascial movement taping which help to keep her patients healthy and active.

In addition to her practice, Dr. G is constantly writing health lectures regarding lower back safety, proper ergonomics, and exercise modules tailored for athletic patients. Dr. Gebaide also promotes the Paleo Diet program, which helps individuals decrease inflammation and pain by incorporating healthy food options and eliminating inflammatory foods.  Aside from promoting health, Dr. Gebaide enjoys giving back to the community by donating to local non-profits.  One day a year she adjusts her patients in exchange for Christmas gifts to be given to local children in need.

Dr. G is newly married to her business partner of 5 years, Jason Brown.  Together they enjoy spending time at home with their cats (Stella and Spock), traveling and working out.


Cyndy Porter, CPP, Cyndy Porter Style & Photography

Location: West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg

Cyndy Porter

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016 (Please note date change)

YES, First Thursday in January!

Cyndy Porter is an award winning, certified photographer, talented image consultant and inspiring public speaker.  She believes deeply in the importance of personal image and the hidden power associated with creating and showcasing a personal style.  With her guidance, clients learn to focus on their strengths, emphasize their best features and forget their flaws.  With a focus on professionals, Cyndy helps interns to top executives create an image that communicates who they are, gets them noticed, and respected with professional success the ultimate goal.

Cyndy began her career in sales and marketing and became a divisional vice president at a Fortune 500 company. Today, Cyndy Porter Style and Photography builds on that business knowledge and experience, by helping her clients confidently take advantage of all the opportunities presented to them.

Cyndy Porter Style and Photography provides a variety of programs to teach individuals, groups, companies and large audiences how to create a personal brand and apply art principles to how they dress–the same principles used to create beautiful portraiture.  She teaches how to see oneself in artful terms and how to express oneself through image, style and photography.

By leveraging her corporate background, her portrait photography skills and training as an Image Consultant, Cyndy teaches how you can reveal your best image.



Susan McCormick, Founder, The Wellness Connection

Location: West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg

Susan McCormick

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2016 (Please note date change)

Some say that “Necessity is the Mother of Invention,” and Susan McCormick’s story is certainly an example. After a successful career in business, Susan was a new mother in 2002 and given the devastating news that her husband was killed in a car accident. Dealing with profound grief, she learned how vital therapy was to her healing – so much so, it inspired a career change into counseling.

Years later, her son was diagnosed with ADHD and sensory processing disorder.  As she learned to care for him, she realized that his many care -givers were often providing conflicting advice, which interfered with his overall development.  To help her son thrive, she educated herself on techniques that integrated the mind and body, and her son started to show tremendous progress.  This sparked Susan’s dream to create The Wellness Connection – a “one-stop-shop” that would bring clients together with their providers in a collaborative partnership to optimize overall health and well-being.

Susan McCormick’s business acumen, personal tragedy, perseverance and creativity have all contributed to an effectively designed wellness center that will serve as a model for healing centers of the future.



Barbara Comstock

Location: West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center 18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg