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Edward Joseph Elias

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Title: 1) Executive 2) Priest 3) Owner, Artist

Company: 1) Royal Canadian Legion -Orangeville 2) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 3) Elias Art Studios

Location: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada

Edward Joseph Elias is a professional with many talents, providing services in support of veterans, religious services, as well as running an art studio. His ability to manage his roles as an executive, a priest, a business owner and artist come from his love to follow his passions. As an executive for the Royal Canadian Legion –Orangeville, Mr. Elias organizes all events for veterans. As a priest, he is responsible for providing various services for the church and its members. As the owner of an art studio, Mr. Elias displays, donates and sells artwork.

Mr. Elias became ordained to the office of Elder in the Melchizedek Priesthood for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by Michael Morton in 2015. In his position, he blesses the sacrament, manages the administration, provides education for family members, performs baptism and teaches a group within the church. Also known for his ability to resolve conflicts, his professionalism aides the veteran nonprofit organization, the Royal Canadian Legion, in Orangeville. Mr. Elias is a humanitarian and strongly believes honesty and trust are vital for people. As an artist and the owner of Elias Art Studio, he has found a way to bring amazing art into the lives of people in the Orangeville, Ontario area. Offering painting and art classes, commissioned and original fine art, the Elias Art Studio is dedicated to providing customers with beautiful and high quality work. As a testament to Mr. Elias’ philanthropic endeavors, the studio also donates artwork. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rob Moir, Ph.D.

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Moir, Rob 1060466Title: President and Executive Director

Company: Ocean River Institute

Location: Cambridge, MA

As the President and Executive Director of a nonprofit environmental organization, Dr. Moir has a proven history of institutional management and marine policy success. He coordinates with local, regional and international groups to help save oceans, rivers and watersheds, and maintains a network of Ocean River Institute partners so he can connect them with resources and services to maximize their impact. An educator, scientist and activist, Dr. Moir attributes his success to his collaborative leadership and organizational management skills. He has dedicated his more than 40-year career to his passion for protecting clean water and healthy ecosystems. With a variety of accomplishments throughout his career, his greatest highlight was initiating bioregional and ecosystem-based collaborative management, an engaged constituency of citizens, scientists, and eco-savvy residents to improve the life-qualities of specific places. He made known a portion on the north shore of the Massachusetts Bay as “Salem Sound,” and brought together six municipalities to manage in concert. He also led a successful initiative to educate and broaden a constituency in Massachusetts supportive of comprehensive area-based management of state coastal waters.

Dr. Moir has lead efforts to clean up Salem Sound and Boston Harbor and is the former president of various advocacy organizations, including Salem Sound Harbor Monitors, Salem Sound 2000, and Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. He was a curator of natural history at the Peabody Essex Museum, a curator of education at the New England Aquarium, and an executive director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA. He was Sea Education Association’s first assistant scientist to work consecutive voyages aboard the Research Vessel Westward in 1979 and 1980. In order to attain a better quality of life for humans and wildlife, Dr. Moir hosts an internet talk podcast free on iTunes: Moir’s Environmental Dialogues, Ocean River Shields of Achilles. Dr. Moir intends to further engage citizens and families as eco-stewards to create clean and healthy environments. He also hopes to see an increase in responsible regulations by the government to help manage natural resources, including oceans, rivers and watersheds. Read the rest of this entry »

Paul J. Ferris

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Ferris, Paul 1632672.jpgTitle: Chief Executive Officer in Scotland

Company: MIDAS

Location: Fenwick, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

As an ex-offender, Paul J. Ferris knows better than anyone how hard it can be for ex-offenders to successfully acclimate back into society. This is why he became involved with MIDAS, a nonprofit organization that offers counseling, educational programs, and victim awareness and life coaching to enhance thinking and stop the cycle of violence. Drawing from his own life experiences, Mr. Ferris understands the paths of young gang members, and hopes to reach them by speaking in a language they can understand. He is especially adept at connecting with clients and having one-on-one dialogue. Read the rest of this entry »

Susie Briscoe

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Title: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Company: Acer Coaching Associates

Location: Hampshire, United Kingdom

Hampshire, United Kingdom, October 16, 2015, Driven by her passion to make a difference within the nonprofit sector, Ms. Briscoe has spent the last 30 years in increasingly senior roles in business development. This includes her work as a trustee of two international charities, one of which she founded, and two national charities. Ms. Briscoe has taken her breadth of experience and applied to a successful consultancy based in Hampshire. She offers positive and comprehensive life-coaching services to both individual and corporate clients on an international basis in the medical, health and wellness fields. “I give my clients the tools to help them advance their careers,” she notes, adding that her image consulting, youth coaching, life makeover and preretirement assistance programs have brought tremendous and measurable success to businesses around the world. Looking to the future, she plans to continue coaching and providing teleseminars and webinars for individuals to access around the globe.

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Dr. Dieter Feldmann

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Dieter Feldmann 1650099Title: President

Company: World Organization of Societal Systems Engineering Inc.

Location: Mukilteo, WA, United States

Dr. Dieter Feldmann started his career in 1961 with the U.S. Air Force and worked on aircraft design. He then got involved working with the United Nations and progressed throughout the U.S. and European industry in successive global assignments. His experience inspired him to established World Organization of Societal Systems Engineering, a nonprofit organization that conducts societal impact studies and develops holistic approaches to achieve business and societal sustainability solutions.

A physicist with a strong engineering skill set, Dr. Feldmann is responsible for advertising the company, coaching, and preparing school systems for the necessity to teach. He looks to empower individuals, organizations and societies while improving the quality of life by offering solutions that solve societal problems and strengthen business initiatives. Dr. Feldmann’s holistic view on the societal development of the 21st century is what enables him to develop innovative solutions and programs that assist in solving complex issues. Read the rest of this entry »