Dr. Felicia Speed is a native of Anderson, South Carolina. For over 20 years, she has worked in the field of nephrology social work, helping patients with kidney failure reimagine their quality of life and overcome their psychosocial barriers. She is the vice president of social work services for Fresenius Medical Care, leading over 2,100 social workers nationwide. To support healthcare professionals, she promotes self-care to address burnout and compassion fatigue. In 2021, for the American Society of Nephrology, Dr. Speed assisted with the development of mental health modules for physicians, nurses, and others impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With a desire to address health equity, as well as diversity and inclusion, she serves on various Fresenius-led committees to address social determinant of health and implement nephrology based solutions. Sharing her social work expertise, Dr. Speed has been a speaker and facilitator for professional healthcare conferences and workshops internationally.
Dr. Speed is the founder and CEO of Light of Speed, LLC. Through her podcast and leadership coaching, individuals are equipped with tools for aligning their strengths and purpose. As a certified facilitator of The Empowerment Dynamic, she is able to assist leaders and businesses to shift from drama to empowerment. Her ultimate mission is to be a light amid the darkness, while creating a space to give others permission to shine.