Health Care

James Wilson

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James Wilson 1654587Title: Chief Executive Officer, Chairman

Company: DeerFields Clinic

Location: Ontario, Canada

James Wilson is a highly accomplished professional who became a CEO at the tender age of 27. Today, Mr. Wilson has 36 years of industry experience and is the CEO and chairman of DeerFields Clinic, a boutique-style executive health clinic and Canada’s leader in age management medicine. The company is in the process of changing the health care model within Canada where it is now focusing on the proactive and preventative health care to help with burden on social systems. An expert in age management, executive health and life transformation retreats, Mr. Wilson is responsible for overseeing the daily business operations. Mr. Wilson prides himself on his passion and commitment to the industry and being able to lead professional people.

Aside from his work at DeerFields Clinic, Mr. Wilson is the current owner of three other mid-sized corporations: Wilson’s Truck Lines Limited, Trailcon Leasing Inc., and Waste Logistics, Inc. He attributes his success to his hard work. Looking toward the future, Mr. Wilson plans for continued growth with DeerFields Clinic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Joan Steiner-Adler

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Joan Steiner-Adler 85906Title: President, Owner

Company: MTLS, Inc.

Location: Palm Springs, CA

Joan Steiner-Adler, Ed.D. is the president and owner of MTLS, Inc., a medical consulting firm based in Palm Springs, Cali. An expert in evaluation of medical tests, Ms. Steiner-Adler is responsible for teaching individuals and offering specialized consultative services. She also assesses medical tests.

Ms. Steiner-Adler is a highly accomplished professional who is the co-author of the book titled “Looking for Mr. Perfect.” She has also published more than 100 music reviews. Ms. Steiner-Adler has worked on several humanitarian service projects in Africa and China, and recently committed herself toward mentoring young people. She finds this work very rewarding, and believes it is a duty that is extremely important. Read the rest of this entry »

Vaughan Daniels

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Vaunghan Daniels 1485364Title: Global HoLEP Training Manager

Company:  Lumenis LTD

Location: United Kingdom

Inspired by his manager at a pharmaceutical company, Vaughan Daniels established a lengthy career in the health care industry. Mr. Daniels has more than 20 years of professional experience and is recognized for his strong skill set and knowledge of marketing health care companies. He has worked in a variety of capacities throughout his career, and is now focusing his efforts on training surgeons and health care centers worldwide in using HoLEP. This Lumenis system uses Holmium VersaPulse PowerSuite, which incorporates the use of lasers to conduct minimally invasive medical procedures.

Mr. Daniels joined Lumenis LTD, the global leader in the field of minimally-invasive clinical solutions, in September 2013. Well versed in the company’s products, he is responsible for working with clients around the world in order to ensure they are properly trained on the devices. Mr. Daniels takes great pride in his work and feels privileged to work for an innovative company that is advancing the state of the medial industry. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Christian Popp

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LogoTitle: Director of Training and Development

Company: Covidien

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

After studying medicine and working as physician in cardiology, radiology, and surgery, Dr. Christian Popp made the decision to get involved in the medical device industry. He joined Covidien, a company that provides medical devices for vascular therapy, in 2010 and assumed his current position in 2013. Dr. Popp has extensive experience in sales and marketing, and understands how to develop training and business programs. He draws on his past experience and strong skill set to fulfill his responsibilities and drive the success of the company. In his role, Dr. Popp is tasked with developing and delivering training for internal sales representatives, customer service, and train managers, evaluating products, clinicals and sales training, and establishing business needs based sales methods. His goal for the programs is to help other companies integrate new people and technology effectively. Read the rest of this entry »

K. Sounthy Perinpanayagam

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K. Sounthy Peripanayagam 677205Title: Consultant Psychiatrist (Retired)

Company: Dr. K.S. Perinpanayagam

Location: London, United Kingdom

Dr. K. Sounthy Perinpanayagam is a renowned health care professional who has trained in formal psychiatric and psychoanalytic psychiatry. Practicing in the field for 48 years, Dr. Perinpanayagam recently retired. He last served as a consultant psychiatrist at his own private practice where he rendered psychiatric consultations in psycho dynamics, and worked with clients on relationship psychiatry.

Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Perinpanayagam has served in a variety of positions. He is a very accomplished individual who believes his greatest achievement has been serving as the medical director of the adolescent regional unit of the northeast region in London for 17 years. He is also credited with setting up the first adolescent unit in the region, which he ran successfully for 10 years. Dr. Perinpanayagam has also worked for various hospitals, clinics and treatment centers, and consulted on countless cases that dealt with a wide range of psychiatric issues. Read the rest of this entry »

Dr. Janet Koehnke

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Janet Koehnke 36823Title: Professor, Chairwoman

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 »

Dr. Lynne Murfin

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Murfin, Lynne 1727274Title: Medical Director

Company: Lynne Murfin, MD

Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Interested in pursuing a career where she could help and heal people, Dr. Lynne Murfin studied medicine. She has more than 25 years of experience in the health care profession and recently opened a private practice.

Dr. Murfin specializes in functional integrative medicine, which is a healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, body, mind, and spirit, emphasizing the therapeutic relationship between physician and patient. As the medical director of the practice, she is tasked with serving as a functional integrative physician, practicing integrative medicine, giving her patients a full range of healing options with a focus on healthy living, nutrition, and disease prevention, managing eight staff members, seeing patients daily, dispensing pharmaceuticals, doing specialized testing, and dealing with regenerative medicine. Read the rest of this entry »

George L. Marks Jr., MD

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LogoTitle: Physician, Cardiologist

Company: Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center

Location: Los Angeles, CA, United States

With a passion for medicine and desire to contribute to the community by educating and caring for patients, Dr. George Marks entered the medical profession 37 years ago. He is a renowned cardiologist who has spent the past 30 years working at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Ambulatory Care Center.

Dr. Marks is known throughout the medical community for his strong knowledge and experience in cardiac electrophysiology, as well as his dedication to patient care. In his current role, Dr. Marks manages the critical care unit and outpatient clinic, and consults on inpatient services. He works closely with patients to make sure they understand procedures and the necessary steps involved in achieving optimum health. Looking toward the future, Dr. Marks intends to continue delivering the best care and education to his patients and become more involved in community outreach programs. He is also on the lookout for research opportunities. Read the rest of this entry »

Jeffrey Burns

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LogoTitle: Delegating Registered Nurse

Company: Victorian Order of Nurses

Location: Hamilton, ON, Canada

After being involved in a car accident that required him to undergo a very intense and long recovery, Jeffrey K. Burns was inspired to pursue a career in the health care field. He was interested in providing patients with the highest quality services and has been doing so for the past 14 years. Mr. Burns currently serves as the delegating registered nurse at the Victorian Order of Nurses, a not-for-profit home health care company that provides patients with home health care services.

Mr. Burns joined the organization in January 2014 and has become an integral member of its staff. He is responsible for working and connecting from his home with PSWs (personal support workers) in the field via phones and websites, and consulting in the field regarding patient care. Mr. Burns also promotes programs that meet community needs and provides patients with exceptional nursing care.

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Rose Rivera, CMA, C.Ph.

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Rose Rivera 896450Title: 1) Adjunct Faculty 2) Certified Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist

Company: 1) Lorain County Community College 2) Erie Coast Chest Physicians

Location: Elyria, OH, United States

With 39 years of experience in the health care industry, Rose Rivera, CMA, C.Ph., has established a strong reputation for her unmatched skill set and knowledge. She has spent the majority of her career working in various health care settings and recently decided to draw on her experience and knowledge to teach up-and-coming professionals at Lorain County Community College.

Ms. Rivera was inspired to enter the teaching profession when an instructor recommended she pursue a career in the field. As an adjunct faculty member, she is responsible for coordinating with students in the medical laboratory, and assisting students in taking vital signs and performing blood tests. Ms. Rivera also lends her talents to Erie Coast Chest Physicians where she prepares medical charts for patients.  Read the rest of this entry »

Karen Marie Eveland

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Karen Eveland 1426413Title: Retired Family Nurse Practitioner

Company: The College of St. Scholastica

Location: Backus, MN, United States

Karen Marie Eveland dedicated 51 years of services to the health care industry. She had a reputation for building strong relationships with patients and for being well versed in diabetes, women’s health, pediatrics, and general family practice. Before retiring, Ms. Eveland worked as a family nurse practitioner at The College of St. Scholastica.

She was inspired to follow a career path toward success by a doctor who suggested that she enroll in a program that would allow her to become skilled in the area of nursing. Ms. Eveland completed coursework in nursing at the Swedish Hospital School of Nursing, and went on to receive a master’s degree in family practice from The College of St. Scholastica, the institute of higher education that she also served diligently as a family nurse practitioner. Read the rest of this entry »

Helen Campbell

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Helen Campbell 1425723Title: Registered Professional Homeopath

Company: Private Practice

Location: Armadale, United Kingdom

Helen Campbell gained an interest in homeopathy after she saw how it helped her daughters with their disabilities. This led her to train in the subject on local, national and international levels. Today, Ms. Campbell has garnered 40 years of professional experience, with 23 years in her current position.  As a registered professional homeopath, Ms. Campbell volunteers with several small charities and shares her knowledge of classical homeopathy with others.

For her work, Ms. Campbell was honored as a fellow in the Science and Technology Division for the Royal Scottish Society of Arts. She also keeps abreast of changes in the field through her affiliation with the Society of Homeopaths, The Scientific Medical Network, Scientific and Medical Network, and Institute of Directors, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

Thomas Lecakis, RN, CPAN

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Thomas Lecakis 1075768Title: Staff Nurse for the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, Perianesthesia Nurse Educator

Company: Penobscot Bay Medical Center

Location: Rockport, ME, United States

Thomas Lecakis is a registered nurse and certified perianesthesia nurse who has been working in the health care industry for 40 years. He had an interest in science and was inspired by his mother to become a nurse, as she worked in the same profession. Throughout his career, he has honed his skills in all areas of nursing, but is recognized for his superior skills and knowledge of perianesthesia nursing.

An expert in patient care, Mr. Lecakis joined the Penobscot Bay Medical Center’s staff 23 years ago and has become a leader at the facility. He takes great pride in his work and always goes above and beyond for his patients. As a staff nurse and educator, Mr. Lecakis is responsible for directing care for patients recovering from anesthesia in the postoperative recovery room, assisting and training the nursing staff members, preparing patients for surgery, and monitoring patients while under anesthesia. He also conducts workshops on perianesthesia and related topics. Read the rest of this entry »