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The Global Voice With Susan Piontek

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Please join me, Susan Piontek, on Wednesday evening June 2, 2010, 7 PM CST when I will be speaking with Naj Wikoff, the true definition of a Renaissance Man. "Naj Wikoff is President Emeritus of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare; the Founder of Creative Healing Connections, which presents healing retreats for women living with cancer and other chronic diseases, and reintegration retreats for veterans and their families; past Director of the Healing and the Arts Project at the C. Everett Koop Institute based at Dartmouth College; and served as a Fulbright Scholar at the East Siberian Academy of Culture, Ulan Ude, Russia. In Ulan Ude, Wikoff taught courses in arts administration and decorative arts; assisted hospitals develop models for incorporating the arts in healthcare; and helped develop partnerships between government, healthcare, education and the arts. Wikoff has served as Director of Programming of the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth, Director of Arts & Productions at the Cathedral St. John the Divine, Coordinator of the Arts for the Global Forum of Parliamentary and Spiritual Leaders, Vice-Chairman of the National Fine Arts Committee for the XIII Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, NY, and Executive Director of the Dutchess County Arts Council. In addition, he was the Founding Director of the Adirondack Film Society and the Lake Placid Film Forum, Founder and Director of the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities, co-founder of the Adirondack Center for Writing, co-founder of the Adirondack Festival of the Lakes, and co-founder of the Lake Placid School of the Arts, predecessor of the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. Naj Wikoff is the Author and Sculptor of the Americans for the Arts monographs Cultures of Care, The Arts in Times of Trauma and Arts in Medicine: Linking Culture to Care.

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