Dr. Christopher Lange
Title: Professor, Associate Chair of Radiation Oncology
Company: SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Dr. Lange is recognized for more than 48 years of professional experience in the fields of medicine and education. He is noted for serving SUNY Downstate Medical Center as a professor and associate chair for more than 36 years. He became involved in his profession after he made his own biophysics program for his bachelor’s degree in physics. He then became interested in stem cell biology, which was new at the time, and obtained his doctorate with work demonstrating that the life of the organism can be understood in terms of its stem cells. His career has progressed ever since. Well-respected in the field, he brings exemplary knowledge of biophysical and biological research relating to human medical problems, particularly cancer and its treatment, as well as stem cells, cancer stem cells, and molecular basis of cellular radio sensitivity. He credits his success to staying curious, continuously training and challenge established paradigms. This career allows him the ability to take intellectual risks and diversify information. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Director of Operations
Company: Nordia Inc.
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
Dan Fraser parlays 30 years of experience to his latest position as the director of operations of Nordia Inc. In this role, Mr. Fraser is dedicated to overseeing the financial performance of the site and the overall operations of his team. He identifies issues and roadblocks, while conducting quarterly sit evaluations, presenting to the executive board and working with the recruiting team to ensure the recruiting funnel works efficiently. For two years, Mr. Fraser has been an integral figure at the customer service-based telecommunications company.
Mr. Fraser first studied architecture at Centennial College, and eventually made the decision to switch his career over to the telecommunications industry. He received a certified adult educator through Bell Canada. Prior to joining Nordia Inc., Mr. Fraser served as the director of global accounts at Sykes Enterprises. At this company, he was charged with handling 1,500 agents globally. He was the main point of contact for clients and was also responsible for the finances of the Costa Rican, Manila and Canadian sectors. Read the rest of this entry »
Father Samuel Santiago
Company: Santa Maria Reina Parish
Location: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Samuel Santiago has dedicated more than 41 years of service to the Catholic Church, with 37 of those years as the priest of Santa Maria Reina parish in Puerto Rico. Providing religious and ministry services, as well as directing operations at the adjoining school, Father Santiago is looked to by many people for spiritual counseling and direction. In 2015, he was recognized as a VIP Member for his skill and leadership. His faith has been his calling and in his position, he has been able to share his passion and guidance. Read the rest of this entry »
Roger J. Crocker
Title: Chairman/ Education Consultant
Company: Adventure Service Challenge (ASC-Scheme)
Location: United Kingdom
Roger J. Crocker always had a passion for music and has been in his music career for over 40 years. He is dedicated to music education and became the chairman and education consultant for Adventure Service Challenge (ASC-Scheme) four years ago. Adventure Service Challenge (ASC-Scheme) is a three-fold, integrated, interwoven scheme of activity for young people aged 8 to 14 years and beyond that provides them with arts, entertainment and education services. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: The University of Sydney
Location: Sydney, Australia
Being raised in a business-oriented family and developing an interest in tax law, Eva Huang made the decision to pursue a career in business. Ms. Huang gained extensive experience in comparative taxation law, Chinese commercial law and legal reform through working as a policy analyst in the Commonwealth Treasury. She also worked on advising the government on tax policies, and took her experience and applied it to the education field. Read the rest of this entry »
Title: Montessori Directress, Supervisor, Principal, Proprietor
Company: Our Lady Queen of Peace Montessori Bilingual School
Location: Ontario, Canada
Marie Monast-Helmers was inspired to enter then education field through teaching her children and grandchildren. She wanted to make a difference in child-rearing with the needed love and respect, and has been serving as an educator for more than two decades. As the principal, proprietor and directress of Our Lady Queen of Peace Montessori Bilingual School, Ms. Monast-Helmers is responsible for supervising all aspects of the school, teaching preschool part time, handling administrative duties, and operating a Montessori toddler and preschool facility for children 18 months to 5 years old. She says of the school, “We strive to give a professional service to the families who enroll their child(ren) at our preschool. We do beyond and above the DNA requirements. We also participate in Raising The Bar for Quality in our district. We are a Catholic private preschool opened to all other denominational registrants whose parents agree with our philosophy. Prayer is said at our first circle and at all meals. The children are also learning French as a second language, a sound base for French Immersion Schools in town.” Ms. Monast-Helmers had been able to excel in her field due to her hard work and her determination to succeed. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: Horsens Ungdomsskole
Location: Horsens, Denmark
Nina Nielsen became involved in her profession because she truly enjoys teaching, and was delighted by this opportunity to work with disadvantaged youth. She started working for Horsens Ungdomsskole 11 years ago. The school is for “troubled” teens, and teens facing family hardship, suicide, day-to-day struggles. The school helps the students to find their purpose in life, to learn to overcome obstacles, and to set and meet their goals. The school’s goal is to help these youngsters succeed. Read the rest of this entry »
Company: Purdue University
Location: Highland, IN, United States
Specializing in computer graphics and the instruction and administering of educational programs, Natrona F. Wilson shines as a luminary in her field, bringing forth a wealth of knowledge and experience to her current role. As the academic coordinator, Ms. Wilson is responsible for administering pre/post ACT’SAT testing to high school students, researching statistical data of area high schools in Lake County Indiana, and handling administrative responsibilities of year round academic programs of pre-college students. Read the rest of this entry »
Roberta Murray Hirst
Company: Pretty River Academy
Location: Ontario, Canada
Roberta Murray Hirst is an education specialist who founded Pretty River Academy, an independent school that provided education for students in preschool through grade 12. Pretty River Academy started with 20 students, and at its high had 165 students. Ms. Murray Hirst has dedicated 32 years to the field of academia and established the school when she saw a need for its services in the area. An expert in coaching and developing strategies, Ms. Murray Hirst was responsible for teaching high school and elementary grades, training, and hiring staff. She also developed strategic plans to build upon the school’s reputation. Ms. Murray Hirst worked and developed the school for 15 years before retiring. She has achieved great success throughout her illustrious career and believes she has excelled because of her integrity and spirit, as well as her ability to engage her students and families. Looking toward the future, Ms. Murray Hirst intends to pursue the position of dean, or possibly become a professional consultant. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Janet Koehnke
Company: Montclair State University
Location: Bloomfield, NJ, United States
With an interest in the health profession and desire to educate future students to become professionals in their fields, Dr. Janet Koehnke combined her two passions and has been working in an educational capacity since 1977. Dr. Koehnke specializes in psychoacoustics and binaural and spatial hearing, and started her career as an audiologist. As she expanded her skill set, Dr. Koehnke gained a reputation as an expert in her field.
She joined Montclair State University in 2005 and, in less than a decade, has developed and sustained the audiology program at the university. After the only audiology doctoral program in the state of New Jersey closed, Dr. Koehnke decided that students needed a place where they could finish their education. The program has assisted countless students in attaining the necessary education in order to become involved in audiology. Dr. Koehnke is also responsible for overseeing the day-to-day function of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders, conducting research in binaural and spatial hearing, teaching audiology, psychoacoustics and professional writing to graduate students, mentoring student research, and mentoring students in teaching practicum.
Prior to joining MSU, Dr. Koehnke served in a variety of roles at prominent educational institutions across the United States. She was an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University, teaching fellow at Harvard University, adjunct assistant professor at Boston University and the University of New Hampshire, and visiting scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Koehnke also worked for the University of Connecticut, Louisiana State University, and Seton Hall University. Read the rest of this entry »
Josephine Boyd Bradley, Ph.D.
Company: Clark Atlanta University
Location: Atlanta, GA, United States
Due to her passion for learning, interest in working with young people, and desire to help them advance through education, Dr. Josephine Boyd Bradley made the decision to dedicate her career to academia. Dr. Bradley has garnered 25 years of experience in the field and has spent the past 16 years as a professor at Clark Atlanta University. An expert in African-American studies, she teaches classes on African-American education and women’s spirituality while overseeing the Department of African-American Studies. Throughout her career, Dr. Bradley has worked with more than 50 students on their thesis statements and dissertations. Dr. Bradley is a respected leader at the university who attributes her success to her persistence, education, creativity and ability to solve problems. Looking toward the future, she intends to retire and write academic-related curriculum for children with reference to historical events. Dr. Bradley earned a Ph.D. in American studies and holds a certification in women’s studies. She stays abreast of changes in her field through her affiliation with the Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists and National Council for Black Studies.
Company: International Business Academy
Location: Kolding, Denmark
Dr. Albert G. Elam, DBA, MBA, AFC, CCEA, CCA, CGFM is a well-traveled and well-educated professional who draws on his military and corporate experience to better serve students at the International Business Academy in Denmark. Dr. Elam joined the university’s ranks 13 years ago and has become a respected professor who is known for his ability to relate to his students. He teaches finance, accounting and strategy courses.
Dr. Elam’s illustrious career spans more than three decades and includes numerous leadership and executive positions. He began his professional journey in the United States Air Force where he served for 23 years and worked in six countries. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. Dr. Elam also worked as a partner at a consulting firm for 28 years where he specialized in individual and small business financial counseling for clients in the United States and Denmark. Dr. Elam worked in both the private and public sectors and served as a chief financial officer and chief administrative officer in the transportation and retail industries. Read the rest of this entry »
Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky
Company: York University
Location: Ontario, Canada
Believing that history is an important discipline to acquire knowledge about the world, as it addresses all the aspects of the other fields that people take for granted, Dr. Benjamin Lowinsky made the decision to get involved in the education field. He came from an academic family and thoroughly enjoyed the lively discussions he and his family had at the dinner table, discussing politics, culture and history. Dr. Lowinsky continues to have lively discussions with students at York University.
Dr. Lowinsky has been teaching at York University for 29 years and has garnered 37 years of experience in education. An expert in United States history, as well as foreign policy with respect to Canada and the rest of the world, and United States and German relations, he is responsible for teaching a variety of history classes. Dr. Lowinsky teaches history as imbedded in social science, social and political thought, politic ideology and ideas from the 18th to 21st centuries, as well as different causes and movements in a variety of countries, including the U.S. and countries in Europe. He also teaches a course in historiography, which is the history of history. Read the rest of this entry »