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Join Boston magazine and Tufts Medical Center for a ladies night out featuring a panel discussion on women’s health, family planning, career growth and personal development. Enjoy complimentary light bites, refreshing sips and express beauty treatments while learning from top experts in the health and wellness community about the importance of putting yourself at the top of your to-do list.




Our Expert Panelists

Tessa Yannone, Wellness Editor, Boston magazine
A mid-west transplant, Tessa Yannone recently relocated to Boston to be the Wellness Editor at Boston magazine where she is loving every aspect of city-life. Formerly a certified personal trainer and nationally qualified powerlifter, she has a passion for strength training and empowering other women to feel happy and healthy in their own body. When she's not in the gym lifting heavy things, typing away on her computer, or meal-prepping, she loves to be outside in nature hiking or reading a good book.

Dr. Diane Dillon, PhD, Life Management Therapist at Canyon Ranch, Psychologist, Educator, and Author

Dr. Diane Dillon is a practicing psychologist dedicated to helping others lead healthier and happier lives. She specializes in strategizing ways to reduce anxiety and depression while strengthening positive living skills. Diane volunteered in the Peace Corps in the Marshall Islands, where she studied relationships between thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and cultural differences. She taught Health and Behavior Studies to graduate students at Columbia’s Teachers College for 13 years. Diane also developed a social and emotional curriculum for The School at Columbia University and MindUP! for the Hawn Foundation. She is the co-author of Mommy Mantras. Diane currently lives in Great Barrington, MA with her husband, three children, and dog.

Dallas Reed, MD, OBGYN and Medical Geneticist, Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children
Dr. Dallas Reed is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. She completed her residency in Obstetrics/Gynecology at Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT and her fellowship in Medical Genetics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY. In 2016, Dr. Reed joined Tufts Medical Center and Floating Hospital for Children as an attending in the Department of OB/GYN and the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetics + Metabolism. She is an assistant professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Reed’s clinical interests include obstetrics, prenatal genetics, preconception counseling, genetic disorders in pregnancy and cancer genetics. Dr. Reed was recently married. She enjoys international travel (to sunny beach locales) and watching and playing golf.

Alicia Romano, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietician, Nutrition Consultant, and Healthy Living Advocate
Alicia Romano is a Registered Dietitian at Tufts Medical Center’s Frances Stern Nutrition Center where she specializes in gastrointestinal health, oncology, food allergies, weight management and nutritional support. Alicia actively comments on nutrition topics for outlets such as Boston.Com, Boston Globe, Time.com, WBZ news, Cosmopolitan Magazine and Men’s Health. She recently completed an exciting collaboration with America’s Test Kitchen as a lead nutrition consultant on a new cookbook. In her personal life, Alicia can be found cooking up a storm while enjoying a glass of wine, teaching cycling classes, finding some calm at yoga, or walking her sidekick Chili (her miniature dachshund) through the streets of Boston.

Moderated by Leah Palone, Senior Director of Marketing, Boston magazine
Leah Palone is the Senior Director of Marketing at Boston magazine. She is responsible for the development of Boston magazine's brand marketing strategy, new programs and sponsorship opportunities. Additionally, she leads all corporate community engagement efforts and media partnerships to support organizations within the Boston area. Leah has a passion for food, her home and family, the city of Boston, and creating exceptional experiences that bring brands to life. Leah lives in Swampscott, MA with her husband Mickey, daughter Phoebe, and Goldendoodle Stanley.

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