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Homer Hans Bryant – Founder & Artistic Director, Homer Bryant School of Dance

Homer’s love of dance started in his native St. Thomas Virgin Islands watching dance classes through the window on his way home from the playground. Now the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center is celebrating its 25th year in existence! All the while people were saying it couldn’t be done. Taken from cmdcschool.com: Our Mission The mission of Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center is to provide students of every race, creed, color, and…

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Ivana Grehovek – Executive Director, Transforming Youth Recovery

Sometimes the most impactful organizations come from a place of  sadness and personal tragedy.  Transforming Youth Recovery is a one of those organizations. The Stacie Mathewson Foundation creates and brings together innovative and sustainable scholastic recovery communities. We work with these communities to increase recovery success for students struggling with addiction. We use the real world experiences of students in recovery to educate the public about addiction and recovery and…

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Dr. Kenn Gartner – Artist and Music Teacher

Listed by Steinway as a teacher of Piano.  Kenn Gartner, debuted as both pianist and accompanist, at the Herbst Theatre, San Francisco in September of 2008.  He jokes by saying he was basically born under a Steinway.  Born into musical household, his mother who was a music teacher, he began playing piano at the age of 2 and a half years old and by the age of eight was playing…

Patricia Woroch – Chief Executive Officer, ISSofBC

    Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia, ISSofBC, provides services to government assisted refugees and immigrants that arrive to British Columbia such as job placement, temporary housing, language training, as well as a number of community projects.  Patricia joined ISSofBC after close to 30 years in the social services arena.  The staff is as diverse as the people they help, representing between 70-80 different countries.  She can be quoted…

Diana Richards – Founder, President and CEO – Vacuum Systems Int’l

VSI, Inc. founded by Diana Richards in December 1994 after meeting with a retail clothing store chain experiencing vacuum cleaner maintenance issues with their onsite vacuum cleaners. The Vacuum Helpline Sustainability Program was conceived by Diana in the parking lot after that meeting. Before starting VSI, Inc., Diana owned a vacuum cleaner shop for 20 years working on all levels from repair, sales and marketing. Vacuum Systems International, Inc. (VSI)…

Dr. Marium Murad – Founder and Developer of the MB Program

Dr. Marium Murad, Founder and Developer of the MB Program Internationally qualified as a medical doctor with additional health certifications in related fields. Dr. M. Murad’s interest in natural therapies, with the opportunity to travel. Live in different countries. Make friends and meet their families. Multi-cultural knowledge with the experience of international study and living. Provides the foundation for the “Movement is Blessed” Program. An all-natural therapy based on the…

Jason Jurkowski – Retired Lieutenant Commander, US Public Health Service

Jason has served in many facets of the military and US Public Health Service. This candid interview follows his transition throughout his career and after his retirement as a consultant with ADT security. Contact Jason Email: [email protected]

Gina Firman Nikkel, PhD – President & CEO, The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care

Gina started her career as a counselor after completing her undergraduate degree in theater and dance. While she was completing her masters degree in counseling, she noticed the lack of funding. Gina went to the elected officials to change the system and soon became a county commissioner to oversee and create the budget. From her desire to work with clients again she began The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health…