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Dr. James Kok
How to Become a Happier Person
Looking at the Average Man or Woman
God is Love. Love is God.
Dr. James Kok has been an ordained minister for 50 years and is the founder of Care and Kindness Ministries, which presents conferences throughout the United States to train and motivate people in the Vision of Care and Kindness. His book, The Miracle of Kindness is the virtual textbook for this vision. He speaks extensively throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Kok was Director of Care Ministry for the Crystal Cathedral Congregation of Garden Grove, CA for 29 years. As a certified Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, he trained churches, pastors and telephone counselors in care methods.
He writes for the Care Capsule and is the author of six books. The most recent one, Transform Belief Into Behavior has just been released.
Eric Gayle, Pastor
Eric Gale has been pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville since 1993. Prior to that he was an Associate Pastor for youth ministries in Indianapolis. Eric grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, graduating from Southport High School, and Ball State University. He attended two years of seminary at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL before graduating from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 19868. He has been married to his wife, Karen for 30 years. Karen is a Kindergarten teacher in the Perry Township Schools in Marion County. Eric and Karen have two children, Aaron, age 22, graduate of Taylor University this year, and Elizabeth, age 19, graduate of Noblesville High School this year.
Nancy S. Chance, Founder/Executive Director
Nancy Chance, Founder/Executive Director Good Samaritan Network has brought together
in Hamilton County 134 Agencies, 258 Churches, 34 Food Pantries, 68 Hamilton County Schools, and 9 Township Trustees, all working together "Meeting People At Their Need ... Empowering Them in Their Lives ... ". Nancy has a BIG Dream for the future growth of GSN to better serve the communities and families of Hamilton County. Nancy has a "Servants Heart".
Good Samaritan Network's Mission is to demonstrate the unconditional love of Christ by serving the physical, financial and emotional needs of at-risk individuals and families in Hamilton County. Good Samaritan's Vision is to provide a location, resources, and an organizational structure for the facilitation, collaboration, and coordination of services in the Hamilton County community to meet the physica l, spiritual and emotional needs of the at risk people we serve.
Thomas Sivak, MS
An expert in emergency planning and hazard mitigation, Tom Sivank is the Executive
Tom's career in emergency management began in Southwest Michigan where he served as the Director of Emergency Services with the American Red Cross, Deputy bio-terrorism Coordinator for the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, and a Regional Security Planner for Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department. His experience includes recovery effort roles during the Enbridge Oil Spill, Henryville F-4 tornado, Indiana State Fair State Fair Collapse, and the Indianapolis south side explosion. Following the historic flooding across the state in the spring of 2013, he spearheaded an initiative to train local food pantries and non-profit organizations
A native of East Cleveland, Ohio, Tom holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology from Marquette University and a Master's degree of Science in Disaster and Risk Management from DePaul University in Chicago. He is also a certified State of Indiana Firefighter and has worked as a Manager of Emergency Response for the Chicago Marathon annually since 2006.
EOC Activations/ Incident Experience/Special Event Experience
Lisa Fleetwood, RN,
Lisa Fleetwood serves as Faith Community Nursing Coordinator for Community Health
Michelle Corrao, Assistant Director, Prevail
Michelle Corarra is Assistant Director for Prevail, a victim awareness and support program in Hamilton County, Indiana. She has been with Prevail for 12 years and has held a number of positions, including Sexual Assault Advocate, Director of Community relations and Interim Executive Director. Michelle has been the featured presenter at regional conferences in Indiana, Idaho, Michigan and New Hampshire, sharing her story to promote awareness of sexual assault and was the Keynote Speaker at the National SART conference in Austin, TX, presented by the Office of Victims of Crime (OVC). She has been instrumental in working with the Prosecutor's office to set up a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) for adults and pediatrics in Hamilton County. She was honored in Washington D.C. by US Attorney General, Eric Holder, with the "Special Courage Aware" and was the first to receive the "Distinguished Hoosier Award", presented to her by Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and Neil Moore, Executive Director of Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. Most recently, she was named Distinguished Alumni at South Side High School. Michelle has also been featured on the Biography Channel series "I Survived".
Tammy Elmore, Director of Marketing &
Tammy Elmore joined Meals on Wheels in January of 2008. As the Director of Marketing and
Rafik H. Bishara, PhD.
Dr. Rafik Bishara has become one of the most respected figures in the pharmaceutical supply
Dr. Bishara served on the Board of Directors of Sensitech, Inc, Kodiak Thermal Technologies, Inc., and Board of Advisors of Entropy Solutions, Inc. and CryoPort. He is currently on the Board of Advisors of MARKEN LLP, and the Board of Directors of BioConvergence, LLC. He is a Temporary Advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) since July, 2007. He has been acting as mentor an training advisor to the WHO/PDA "Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Management on Wheels." Dr. Bishara is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Journal, and Life science Leader Magazine. Dr. Bishara is the recipient of t he PDS's 2007 Distinguished Service Award, IQPC's 2008 "Most Significant Contribution to Cold Chain Excellence," the 2008 School of Health Sciences, Purdue University, Distinguished Alumnus Award, and 2012 PDA's MichaelS. Korcsynski Award for International Activities.
Dr. Bishara has worked consistently towards harmonization of many global regulations and guidelines for the handling, storage and transportation of pharmaceutical and biotech products. He has chaired and presented at industry leading conferences. Dr. Bishara has authored numerous articles, and technically advised several organizations on good Cold Chain and Temperature-Controlled Management. His current focus include Supply Chain Integrity and Security.
Christopher Louis Purnell
Christopher Louis Purnell received a Bachelor of Science in both English and History from