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Special Guest: Jennifer North, Vice President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). Jennifer joined the staff of NFCA in 2009 as the organization’s first full-time development officer. She formerly served as the Vice-President of Development for JCCs of Greater Philadelphia. For the last three years, she has been contracted by the federal Department of Health and Human Services as a grant reviewer for the Compassion Capital Fund’s Targeted Capacity-Building and Demonstration Programs. NFCA drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. http://www.celiaccentral.org
Special Guest: Cheryl Harris, MPH RD has been teaching clients how to live and love a gluten-free diet for the past 9 years. She was recently selected as the “Emerging Dietetics Leader of the Year” for 2012 for Virginia. She has presented widely on Celiac Disease and a gluten-free diet for an FDA Panel, at the Virginia Dietetics Association Annual Meeting. She is currently the Nutrition Advisor for the DC Metro Area Celiac Sprue Support Group and is on the advisory board for Simply Gluten-Free Magazine.
Patricia E. Stein is a veterinary nurse, artist, and taekwondo junkie. She is Lakota. Patricia holds a black belt in Hapkido and she has competed in Taekwondo competitions for nine years. Patricia has held numerous women’s self defense courses throughout the East Coast of the United States and Cairo, Egypt. She worked with the Tahrir Body Guard (a group dedicated to ending sexual harassment in Egypt).
The Arming Sisters project hopes to hold 2 day compact women’s self defense course talking on awareness and mentality as well the physical application of 10 moves that could save a woman’s life. The courses will be held at the top 20 most populated reservations and 10 stops in Canada spanning the late Summer months / early Fall. The Arming Sisters project hopes to reach at least 2000 women. http://armingsisters.com/introduction/
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of QualityofLifeMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio's QUALITY OF LIFE show! Featured Guests: - Bobbi DePorter - President of Quantum Learning Network (QLN), an educational organization that includes SuperCamp, Quantum Learning Education, 8 Keys of Excellence, QLN International, the QLN Conference Center, and a wide range of educational books and products. Over the last 30 years QLN has empowered over 10 million students from all 50 states and ove
Now, for the first time, The Philadelphia Chromosome: A Mutant Gene and the Quest to Cure Cancer at the Genetic Level by Jessica Wapner tells in full the origin story of treating cancer at the genetic level, and unfolds the history behind many of those headlines, to help us understand exactly how targeting cancer at its root came to save so many lives. In her debut book, science journalist Jessica Wapner brings this story vividly to life. The Philadelphia Chromosome opens in 1959 with the discovery in a University of Pennsylvania lab of a chromosomal mutation (christened the Philadelphia chromosome) in which a piece of chromosome 22 breaks off and attaches itself to chromosome 9.
Wapner has been a contributor to The New York Times, Scientific American, Slate, and many other outlets, she has been writing about cancer research for the past 13 years.
Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). An estimated, 1.5 million Americans have lupus.
Special Guest: Annette Myarick: CEO, Lupus Foundation of America, Philadelphia Tri-State Chapter.The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.
Special Guest: Lupus advocate. Leyla Moreno, supervisor, community relations, Health Partners, is a bilingual (Spanish and English) community outreach professional. Leyla is a native of Panama. Leyla was recognized in 2008 and 2009 by Impacto Latin Newspaper and the Philadelphia Multicultural Congress as one of the ten Most Influential Latino Leaders under 40.
As a native of Logan WV, Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. had humble beginnings before scoring the top slot on America’s Got Talent in front of a record 14 million weekly viewers.
The former small town auto detailer went from washing cars to Hollywood stars, winning the hearts of judges Sharon Osbourne, Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel and TV viewers everywhere as he made his way to the top with his smooth jazz vocals and humble, gracious character.
After being crowned the winner of AGT’s sixth season in September 2011, Landau released his first album “That’s Life,” which went on to debut at #1 on the Billboard jazz charts and the top 40 overall. Website: http://www.landaumurphyjr.com
That's Life video: http://www.landaumurphyjr.com/video/landau-eugene-murphy-jr-thats-life
Regina Taylor: Writer, Director, Actor and Artistic Associate at Goodman Theatre
With an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television, theater and writing, Regina Taylor is best known to TV audiences for her role as Lilly Harper in the series “I'll Fly Away.”
She has received many accolades throughout her career, including a Golden Globe Award and a NAACP Image Award.
Her critically acclaimed “Crowns” continues to be one of the most performed musicals in the country. Ms. Taylor’s “The Trinity River Plays,” received the 2010 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award.
Taylor was the first black woman to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.
She was a cast member for all four seasons of the CBS drama The Unit as Molly Blane.
Taylor was named one of six 2012 Chicagoans of the Year by Chicago Magazine and was awarded the 2013 Oscar Micheaux Award from the Chicago Film Critics Association.
Justin Yopp, PhD is a clinical psychologist at the University of North Carolina and is a member of the UNC Comprehensive Cancer Support Program. His clinical practice focuses on providing therapeutic services to both pediatric and adult patients with or affected by cancer. In 2010, Dr. Yopp and his colleague, Dr. Don Rosenstein, developed a support program for widowed fathers who lost their wives to cancer. They currently run a support group for widowed fathers, are conducting research in the field, and have created an online resource of this population of widowers: www.singlefathersduetocancer.org The Single Fathers Due to Cancer Program at UNC is dedicated to helping the tens of thousands of fathers who have lost their wives/partners to cancer and who are figuring out how to be an “only” parent to a grieving child. The program is first-of-its-kind in the United States and has a website offering resources, information and support to widowed fathers: http://singlefathersduetocancer.org. The site includes a series of short videos of widowed fathers discussing their experiences.
Augusta Hopkins has been teaching mindful movement since 1989 and is an experienced, colorful, creative instructor who is passionate about mindfulness practice.
In addition to training in the United States, she has practiced mindfulness and movement in France, Japan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam. Augusta began facilitating meditation groups in the San Francisco Bay Area In 2006, after returning from a soul searching odyssey that brought her from Thailand's Wat Suan Mokkh to Plum Village, France where she studied under Thich Nhat Hanh. Her MBSR training was with leading instructor and author Dr. Bob Stahl. She was mentored by and co-taught with Renee Burgard LCSW, senior MBSR instructor for Apple, Google and Stanford. Augusta received lay ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh, her primary teacher, and is a member of the core community of the Order of Interbeing She is a third degree black belt and has been a martial artsinstructor since 1989. Her work is informed by a BA from Haverford College and an MBA from Presidio Graduate School in Sustainable Business Management.http://www.stressreductionsf.com
Special Guest: Roslyn Y. Rogers Collins is President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan New Jersey (PPMNJ) in Newark. The centers serve nearly 20,000 men, women, and adolescents and the education department, called the Family Life Institute, presents workshops to almost 9,000 individuals. Currently the only African American CEO of a Planned Parenthood affiliate in the country, Rogers-Collins is keenly aware of the need to be culturally competent in delivering services.
PPMNJ is a leading non-profit provider of quality healthcare services and education for Essex, Passaic and Hudson Counties. PPMNJ is hosting an Open House,Thursday, May 2, 2013 at The Chubb Center-PPMNJ, 151 Washington Street, Newark, NJ as the kickoff to its 85 Anniversary.