Angela Gill Nelms currently serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Aetos Imaging. Previously, she served as the Chief Operations Officer at RenovoRx, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing proprietary targeted combination therapies for high unmet medical needs with a goal to improve therapeutic outcomes for cancer patients undergoing treatment. From December 2015 to September 2021, Ms. Nelms served in various leadership positions at Florence Healthcare, most notably as Chief Operating Officer from July 2018 to September 2021. Before that, she ran medical device clinical trials at Medtronic and Emory University and facilitated successful FDA inspections. She is an accomplished leader with diverse experience as a company founder, entrepreneur, board member, motivational speaker, podcast host, research and software professional, and educator. During her career, she has run clinical trials at over 60 different US and European hospitals, built a clinical research software (SaaS) company from 4 employees to more than 100 employees worldwide, spoken at conferences on clinical software and how to maintain FDA inspection readiness, and received many awards for building best in class company culture and sustainability. Ms. Nelms holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering with Highest Honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Angela is the CEO and co-founder of Recovery Advocate Network, a 501(c)3 working to address the staggering disparity in resource availability for individuals suffering from mental health disorders, processing disorders, substance abuse, trauma healing, and sexual identity challenges. She serves as the organization's host for the Coffee and Conversation Podcast.
Angela is passionate about healthcare, advancing cures, building collaborative, diverse teams, mentoring in communication skills and conflict resolution, company optimization, software, and volunteering on several boards at Georgia Tech, including the Georgia Tech Advisory Board (GTAB) and the College of Engineering Advisory Board.
Angela was inducted into the Georgia Tech Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni in 2010 and awarded the Georgia Tech Academy of Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award in 2022. She has completed 6 IRONMAN 140.6 Triathlons, 4 IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlons, 5 Marathons (outside of the marathons IN the Ironman races), and was previously awarded her IRONMAN Certified Coach and USAT Level I certifications. She has taken a hiatus from triathlons to speak at motivational events, host her podcast, build a few companies, travel the world, woodturn, blacksmith, and most importantly, focus on being the proud mother of Reanna.
During her travels around the world, she slept in monk's quarters at the base of Everest Base Camp. She drank coffee at sunrise viewing the magical mountain, kayaked in the Amazon, Alaska, Canada, and Mexico, hiked in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, walked on the Great Wall of China, completed mission trips in Mozambique, Zambia, Haiti, and Guatemala and spent time enjoying the views of England, Paris, The Netherlands, China, South Africa, Spain, Mexico and Italy (her first annual mother-daughter outside the US trip) and more.
Angela’s self-made hashtag is #BeBraveBeBadass. She feels that everyone has their own personal best – level of badass. What is one person’s best self is irrelevant to the next person. If each person is brave enough to push their comfort zone, then they can strive for their own personal badass. Her favorite quotes are "Anything worth doing is worth doing well" and "If it were easy then everyone would do it".
A mother, engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, motivational speaker, podcast host, board member, blacksmith, woodturner, saltwater aquarium enthusiast, and world traveler bringing diversity to BADASS!
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