Celebrity Speakers
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Meredith Baxter
Meredith Baxter
(Topics: Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Cancer), One of TV's favorite mothers, Meredith appeared on the popular show, "Family Ties". While performing critically acclaimed comedic and dramatic roles in TV and over 50 movies, Meredith Baxter also battled alcoholism, breast cancer, domestic abuse, and other challenges while raising five children. Now a cancer survivor, successful entrepreneur, and recovering alcoholic for 20 years, she also recently released her memoir. From fame to floundering and back, she offers an inspiring story of courage, hope, self-acceptance and happiness. Her upbeat, winning style that earned her the admiration of fans is now a part of her presentation to audiences across the country.

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Tracey Conway
Tracey Conway
People love a great make-over: witness Emmy award-winning actress Tracey Conway's "THEN" and "NOW" photos. Her story inspires both belly laughs and tears as she relates the circumstances and details of her cardiac arrest - twenty minutes without a heartbeat - and subsequent recovery at age 38. Audiences continue to be affected by Conway's programs where she shares the lessons she learned, not only about heart disease, but also what she has come to value most - a very rare second chance at life! Whether she's detailing her whirlwind appearance on "Oprah," or explaining the heart arrhythmia Ventricular Fibrillation, her delivery is captivating, effervescent, intimate, and guaranteed to touch hearts, minds, and funny-bones.

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Tony Dow
Tony Dow
(Topics: Depression, Mental Health Advocacy), Few Hollywood celebrities have a more compelling story than Tony Dow. A two time cancer survivor who also has successfully battled depression, the former star of "Leave It To Beaver" has been an advocate for mental health for many years. He has testified before Congress, was a spokesperson at the national convention of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, and was the subject of a documentary on KQED-TV about the stigma that surrounds mental illness. Dow has made tremendous progress and his story is inspiring to all audiences.

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Shelley Fabares
Shelley Fabares
Best known as the savvy Christine on the television series, "Coach," Shelley Fabares has been an actress since the age of three. She was the teenage daughter on "The Donna Reed Show" for eight seasons; starred in teen-oriented films of the 60's, as well as in three Elvis Presley movies; and had a hit record, "Johnny Angel," which sold over a million copies. Fabares, whose mother suffered from Alzheimer's, is the spokesperson for the National Alzheimer's Association and is President of the Board of Directors for the Donna Reed Foundation. Following her own successful liver transplant in 2000, Fabares is also working nationally with the American Liver Foundation in promoting organ donation and liver disease awareness.

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Susan Ford Bales
Susan Ford Bales
(Topics: Family Substance Abuse; Cancer, Heart Disease) Presidential daughter and advocate for awareness of substance abuse, breast cancer and her own experience with heart disease. .The daughter of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Susan Ford Bales' adolescence was spent in the White House during one of the most turbulent times in American history. In addition to speaking about living in the White House, Bales also addresses the impact of substance abuse on her family. She is also one of the nation's most visible advocates for breast cancer awareness, and shares her own story of experiencing cardiac arrest in 2010.

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Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Topics: health, fitness, aging, wellness, women's health, Inspirational host of a popular web series focusing on "embracing your age" for AARP, Barbara Hannah Grufferman wrote "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More." the best-selling resource for women. A nationally recognized expert on positive aging, she writes the highly regarded front-page "Life After 50" column for Huffington Post, a weekly column for AARP, and is Positive Living Expert for GLOW Health & Wellness Magazine. She is a frequent guest on national and local radio and television shows. Her message to audiences is simple: "We can't control getting older . . but . . . we can control how we do it."

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Jane Heller
Jane Heller
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jane Heller has sold many of her 13 romantic comedies to Hollywood, but in her personal life she was thrust into the world of caregiving after she married a man with an illness, just like her mother did years before. Her critically acclaimed book, "You'd Better Not Die or I'll Kill You: A Caregiver's Survival Guide to Keeping You in Good Health and Good Spirits," chronicles her candid, often hilarious, always inspiring journey from novice caregiver to 20-year veteran. She speaks passionately about the caregiving experience, whether one is caring for a child with autism or a parent with Alzheimer's, particularly now that her 98-year-old mother suffers from dementia. She delivers, as Library Journal put it, "a valuable, virtual support group."

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Brit Hume
Brit Hume
One of America's most respected TV journalists and two-time winner of the "Best in the Business" by the American Journalism Review, Brit Hume is a senior political on Fox News Channel. His deep insights on Congress, The White House and issues affecting the nation have earned him bi-partisan respect during his career.

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Melina Jampolis, MD
Melina Jampolis, MD
An internist and board certified MD nutrition specialist, Dr. Melina is the 2015 President of National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists, the diet & fitness expert for CNNHealth.com and is a featured physician expert on most major networks, frequently appearing on The Doctors. She was named 1 of 35 "Diet and Nutrition Experts You Need to Follow on Twitter." Dr. Melina's focus is on an optimal diet that can supply the basic needs of the body and fortify the body's defenses - improving health, increasing vitality, delivering greater longevity and preventing diseases associated with aging including heart disease, age related muscle loss & fat gain, memory loss, dementia & Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, and the physical effects of aging.

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John Larroquette
John Larroquette
(Topic: Substance Abuse), In 1973, Larroquette decided that acting was what he should be doing. Smalll movie parts gave way to his breakthrough in 1983 with the role of philandering but harmless prosecutor Dan Fielding on the hit sitcom "Night Court," a part that earned him four consecutive Emmy Awards. Larroquette took enough time off from the series to appear in a string of movies, and in 1993 he got his own series, "The John Larroquette Show." It allowed him to play a recovering alcoholic, a role that wasn't much of a stretch. Since then John has appeared on "Boston Legal", hosted the A&E show, "The incurable Collector". and is now on Broadway starring in "How to Succeed."

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Jennie Nash
Jennie Nash
Her third book, The Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming and Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer is far more than a memoir of illness, Nash tells the story of how she became a wise old woman at a tender young age, and shows us how personal struggles can make us all wise if we only let it. On stage, Jennie brings her personal story to life, skillfully guiding audiences through laughter, tears and the inspiration to find out what adversity can mean in their own lives and in the lives of those they love.

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Steve Schirripa
Steve Schirripa
A "wiseguy" known for his role on "The Sopranos" is, in real life, one of America's most entertaining and provocative speakers on family values and parenting. Steve Schirripa, a six-year regular on the award-winning HBO series who also played a hard-working father on ABC's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager," is a high-energy, quick-witted and hilarious speaker whose serious call to action is framed in a unique combination of toughness and tenderness. And his personal story is a testament to his incredible resilience and grounding on "old fashioned" common sense. Steve also is a New York Times bestselling author of A Goomba's Guide to Life, and his newest book, Big Daddy's Rules, offers an irreverent, street-smart approach to old-school parenting.

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Travis Stork, MD
Travis Stork, MD
Way before Dr. Travis Stork became known as Season 8 The Bachelor, and Emmy-nominated co-host of the award-winning talk show "The Doctors," he was practicing medicine as an emergency room physician following his graduation, Magna Cum Laude, from Duke University and earning his MD-with honors from University of Virginia. He is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of "The Doctor's Diet," and its companion "The Doctor's Diet Cookbook," a collection of simple, delicious, and balanced recipes. Dr. Stork is on a mission to inspire audiences to be empowered and to take control of their health with the simplest of lifestyle changes.

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Art Ulene, MD
Art Ulene, MD
Since 1975, Dr. Art Ulene has spearheaded the use of media and technology to promote public health. He appeared regularly on NBC's "TODAY Show" for 23 years, and led several nationwide health campaigns in collaboration with the American Medical Association. In 2010, Ulene founded BUCKAPOUND.com, a unique web-based weight loss program for the worksite, and currently serves as its Chairman and Chief Creative Officer. Ulene takes healthy aging to new heights, inspired by his own 75th birthday celebration at the 19,340 foot summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. His direct style inspires and challenges audiences to action. He currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the USC Davis School of Gerontology, and the Advisory Board for the School of Community and Global Health at Claremont Graduate University.

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Holly Atkinson, MD
Holly Atkinson, MD
Always candid, never afraid to "tell it like it is," Dr. Holly Atkinson guides audiences through the challenges that consumers face today including health care reform, women's health issues and the glut of medical information reported in the media. She sends her audiences home with the ability to be more intelligent about exercising their health care options, and more informed and less confused about medical issues currently confronting them. Award-winning medical journalist, Dr. Atkinson is currently medical editor-in-chief of EverydayHealth.com, one of the leading health sites on the Internet. She is immediate past-president of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning non-profit organization, Physicians for Human Rights.

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Mollie Birney
Mollie Birney
(Topic: Addiction) From the ages of 14 to 22, Mollie Birney battled a vicious eating disorder. Growing up in Los Angeles, she was affected by the constant barrage of messages and learned the tricks of purging, compulsive exercising and the language of calories. Her celebrity mother, who starred in the hit TV show, "Family Ties," constantly struggled with food and weight issues and later with alcoholism, and Mollie's own eating disorder spun out of control. She sunk into depression before seeking treatment for her addiction. Now eight years in recovery, Mollie is a counselor in the addiction recovery field and speaks throughout America to schools and treatment center groups.

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Michael Breus, PhD
Michael Breus, PhD
As the "The Sleep Doctor & Sleep Expert for WebMD," Dr. Michael Breus focuses on sleep as a restorative function. He was part of Dr. Oz's Happiness and Wellness Summit at Radio City Music Hall, delivering secrets from groundbreaking studies on sleep and its connection to disease. One of 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials, he has become the recognized leader in the field of sleep. Lack of sleep impairs reasoning, problem-solving, and attention to detail. It also affects our biology and the lack of it can lead to heart disease, diabetes, depression, premature aging, stress and the breakdown of our immune system. In our sleep-deprived society, Dr. Breus helps audiences take control, prevent disease and lead healthier lives.

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Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Family Depression, Domestic Violence) With an illustrious career encompassing stage, film, and television, Ellen Burstyn won the Tony Award as "Best Actress" for her starring role in "Same Time, Next Year," but it was her Academy Award-winning performance in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" for which Burstyn is best known. Lecturing throughout the country on a wide range of topics, Burstyn is especially committed to women's health issues and domestic violence awareness. She also shares her personal story of overcoming substance abuse and dealing with a family member who suffered from depression.

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Scott Burton
Scott Burton
Scott Burton presents an upbeat, empowering and inspiring program on finding value and passion in life and on the job. He is a headlining comic and bestselling author who has worked with Seinfeld and Leno, written for prime-time television, and is a World-champion juggler. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with a high grade, stage four cancer. What Burton found in the battle was not loss, but life! He turned his fears into strength, his tragedy to comedy. This is not a talk about cancer - it's a talk about potential. Burton's high-energy and very entertaining program goes beyond the fear of cancer or struggle in life and calls for joy, laughter, and expression of self every day.

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Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
Karyn Buxman, RN, MSN
A humorist, internationally recognized expert in therapeutic humor, and former nurse, Karyn Buxman began her career in speaking when she realized it didn't require white support pantyhose, didn't involve body fluids, and didn't have to be done in 12-hour shifts. President of HUMORx and an active member of both the Applied Sciences for Therapeutic Humor and International Society of Humor Studies, Buxman shows people how to use humor for brain health, stress management, manage conflict with humor, increase creativity through laughter and play and in dealing with disease management. Her mission: To improve global health, prevent diseases like diabetes, heart and stroke, cancer and age related illnesses to heal the humor-impaired!

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Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield
A world-renowned expert at warming hearts and changing lives, Jack Canfield is the originator and co-creator of the New York Times #1 bestselling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. But behind the empire Time magazine called the "publishing phenomenon of the decade" is America's leading expert in creating peak performance for entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, managers, sales professionals, corporate employees, and educators. A compelling, empowering, and compassionate coach, he has been a high school and university teacher, a workshop facilitator, a psychotherapist, and for the past 30 years, a leading authority in the areas of self-esteem, achievement motivation, and personal development.

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Cris Carter
Cris Carter
(Substance Abuse) One of the most illustrious pass catchers in NFL history, former Minnesota Vikings star receiver Cris Carter is now a weekly commentator on HBO's "Inside the NFL." Overcoming substance abuse, addiction, and family problems, Carter established a foundation for underprivileged children, as well as the Viking Super Challenge, which challenges students to stay in school and away from drugs. But Carter believes his most significant contributions continue to be made off the field, through public speaking about drug awareness.

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Terri Cheney
Terri Cheney
(Topics: Bipolar Disorder; Mental Health Advocate) Hollywood entertainment lawyer and author of two books, Terri Cheney wrote a searing account of her struggles dealing with mental illness and bipolar disorder. Her book, "Manic" became a New York Times best-seller and was optioned by HBO. Her new book, "The Dark Side of Innocence -- Growing Up Bipolar" has also received rave reviews. Terri received the 2011 Imagine award from the International Bipolar Foundation. She currently writes a monthly blog for the popular website, Psychology Today.com.

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Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher is co-author of the best-selling book, The Levity Effect: Why It Pays to Lighten Up, and VP of Speaking/Training at The Culture Works. He is a contributing author of A Carrot A Day, The Daily Carrot Principle and a feature columnist for Human Capital magazine. As a work culture expert and humorist, Scott has circled the globe entertaining and motivating thousands of audiences from senior leader retreats to all-staff meetings. His unforgettable messages and off-the-cuff humor illustrate firsthand how levity, humor and becoming a 'people person' enrich lives both at work and at home.

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Geoffrey Colvin
Geoffrey Colvin
To look at the numbers is to understand his influence: ~ 14 million people visit Fortune.com's website. Geoff's "On Leadership" interview series is one of the most popular features on the site and was visited over 5 million times in 2013. ~ Fortune has 3.8 million readers - Geoff's column is one of the most popular items. He's been with Fortune Magazine for 34 years. ~ 7 million listeners hear Geoff's "Inside Business" segments on CBS Radio stations across America. He's done the segment for 27 years. The insights Geoff delivers are remarkable in their clarity, giving leaders the perspective they need to make better decisions about the future of healthcare.

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Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper
(Topics: Mental Health Advocate; Suicide) Anderson Cooper 360, a fast-paced weeknight news program, affords Anderson the platform to address the issues facing Americans today. He's faced quite a few himself. Born into a family of wealth and fame, watching his father die during open heart surgery after a series of heart attacks, and living through the tragedy of losing his older brother to suicide brought Anderson to a better understanding of loss and survival. He chronicled his stories in his best-seller Dispatches from the Edge.

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Roger Crawford
Roger Crawford
Born with severe physical disabilities, Roger Crawford notes that his parents were told that he would never walk. But against all odds, Crawford focused on his strengths, conquered his challenges to become an award-winning college athlete at Loyola Marymount University, where he was the first and only athlete with four impaired limbs to compete in a Division 1 college sport. Named by Sports Illustrated as "one of the most accomplished physically challenged athletes in the world," Crawford uses courage, passion, humor and hard-won wisdom to inspire audiences to reevaluate their own limitations - real or imagined.

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Susan Dentzer
Susan Dentzer
Senior health policy adviser for The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), Susan Dentzer is past editor-in-chief of Health Affairs, the nation's leading journal of health policy. She also served as the on-air health correspondent for the PBS NewsHour from 1998 to 2008, and remains an on-air analyst on health policy for the show. A frequent guest on a number of National Public Radio programs, including This American Life and The Diane Rehm Show, she is a graduate of Dartmouth and holder of an honorary master of arts from the institution.

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Laurie Dhue
Laurie Dhue
(Topic: Substance Abuse) Veteran broadcast journalist and host of the investigative program "For the Record" on TheBlaze TV. - For more than 15 years, anchor Laurie Dhue lived a double life, struggling with acute alcoholism while holding down several high profile broadcasting jobs for Fox News Channel, CNN and MSNBC. Her addiction nearly killed her-- until one day she decided to save her life. She has been clean and sober for more than six years and shares her experience, strength and hope to help shed light on a disease that affects tens of millions of Americans. By overcoming her greatest fear, living without alcohol, Laurie is a testament to the power of determination, willingness, honesty and love. Happy, joyous and free, Laurie is living a life beyond her wildest dreams, thanks to her journey of recovery. Her courageous story will inspire you!

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Hugh Downs
Hugh Downs
With a distinguished 64-year career in radio and television, Hugh Downs is best known as the longtime anchor of ABC's primetime news magazine "20/20." The recipient of six Emmy Awards, Downs is the author of ten books, including Potential, a psychological study of emotional maturing, and Thirty Dirty Lies About Old, which debunks the myths of aging. He holds a post masters degree in gerontology from Hunter College, honorary doctorates from four universities, and a Certificate in Geriatric Medicine for Continuing Medical Education Geriatric Review Courses at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York.

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Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(Topics: Manic-Depression; Mental Health Advocate) With her Oscar-winning portrayal of blind, mute and deaf Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker," Patty Duke was recognized as one of America's finest young talents. As a teenager, she enjoyed success in "The Patty Duke Show" and has continued to delight and challenge audiences for more than 40 years with her work in movies and on television. Since the publication of her second autobiographical book, A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness, Duke has spent a great deal of time speaking on the topic of mental illness, bipolar disorder and depression.

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Jill Eikenberry
Jill Eikenberry
Best known for her role on television's "L.A. Law," Jill Eikenberry's current role is that of breast cancer activist. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1984, it was her fear that she could die from breast cancer that spurred Eikenberry not only to make major changes in her life, but to share the results. Often partnered by her husband, actor Michael Tucker, the two have been named official spokespersons for the Susan G. Komen Foundation, a national organization dedicated to the advancement of breast cancer education, research and treatment.

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Linda Ellerbee
Linda Ellerbee
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Cancer) Enlightening and entertaining audiences for more than 25 years, Linda Ellerbee is best known as the former anchor of the late-night news program "NBC News Overnight" who is now producer of the highly-acclaimed "Nick News" on Nickelodian. Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992, Ellerbee underwent a double mastectomy and chemotherapy, and has since been telling her story of living with breast cancer. Using her trademark wit and wisdom, she describes the often amusing yet always heartfelt reactions of her friends, family and colleagues when they heard of her diagnosis. Her personal story of battling the disease is a source of inspiration and strength to many.

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Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher
(Topics: Substance Abuse; Bipolar Disorder) The daughter of show-biz couple Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher, Carrie Fisher became an international cultural icon for her role as Princess Leia in the box office trilogy of "Star Wars," "The Empire Strikes Back," and "Return of the Jedi." An accomplished writer, she became a sensation with her bestselling novel, Postcards from the Edge, a semi-autobiographical novel about an actress dealing with both drug rehabilitation and an alcoholic, attention-hungry mother. Fisher speaks openly and compellingly about her personal battles with manic depression and overcoming substance abuse.

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Steve Ford
Steve Ford
(Substance Abuse; Cancer; Domestic Abuse) The son of former President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford, Steve Ford has had a successful 20 year career as an actor in Hollywood. Offering an insider's view of life in the public eye, he shares how his family dealt with Betty Ford's bouts with alcoholism and breast cancer, as well as his own successful battle overcoming alcoholism. His program is described as a cross between The History Channel and The Book of Virtues, Ford continually focuses on the importance of character, integrity and right choices. His one-of-a-kind presentation inspires people to be open to change and transformation and addresses aspects of the person as a whole, including both career and family roles.

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Steve Garvey
Steve Garvey
As one of the most successful Major League Baseball players of all time, Steve Garvey is the reigning National League "Iron Man", fifteen years following his retirement from baseball. Garvey, the man who once played in 1,207 consecutive baseball games, now utilizes that same drive and leadership to motivate audiences around the world to become the best and most successful people or corporations they can become. Steve Garvey's playing field has changed from the baseball diamond to corporate boardrooms and lecture halls, but the integrity, intensity and the devotion for which this future Hall of Famer is famous for is the same.

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LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin
LaDonna Gatlin, sister of the legendary country music group, The Gatlin Brothers, grew up on stage, ultimately choosing to follow her heart and "sing a different song" apart from her brothers. Through the years, her journeys have included supporting her husband as he continues to survive a cancer diagnosis; encouraging her father as he battles heart disease; wrestling with Alzheimer's as it touches her loved ones; and watching diabetes and it's raging affect on the lives of children close to her. Along the way, she discovered that she suffers from depression, and is on a one woman mission to de-stigmatize mental illness. LaDonna has that unique ability to combine a strong message on a variety of healthcare topics with her show-stopping music making her an instant hit with audiences all across America.

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Bill Germanakos
Bill Germanakos

Bill Germanakos was one of 18 contestants and fourth season WINNER of the NBC hit reality weight loss show "The Biggest Loser." At the age of 40 he was informed by his doctor that he was not only classified as morbidly obese, but had seriously high blood pressure and several health factors including high cholesterol, which put him at risk for heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and a myriad of other diseases and conditions. Now that he has become "Half the Man", Bill strives every day to be "Twice the Man", for himself, in his career and especially for his family, and after having been re-educated about diet and exercise, his goal is to "pay it forward".

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Leeza Gibbons
Leeza Gibbons
Former host of Entertainment Tonight, Extra and her self-titled daytime talk-show, Leeza, the TV/radio personality currently hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, Hollywood Confidential. Leeza is also the founder of the Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering empowerment and education to caregivers and their loved ones diagnosed with any memory disorder.

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David Glickman
David Glickman
By putting the "med" in comedy and the comedy in medicine, David Glickman offers a hilarious program of jokes, songs, and props designed to positively address the situations and frustrations that the typical healthcare professional deals with in his or her job. You've never seen a funnier way of looking at medical technology, patient relations, managed care, the pharmaceutical industry, medical specialists, healthcare bureaucracy, a patient bill of rights, JCAHO, HIPAA, and much, much more. It's non-offensive, non-invasive humor that's always clean and always clever. When Glickman presents "Dose of Healthcare Humor," he will do whatever it takes to ensure that your entire event is an amazing success!

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Nieca Goldberg
Nieca Goldberg
Why book Dr. Goldberg:

1) A top cardiologist and nationally recognized pioneer in women's heart health

2) Author of Women Are Not Small Men and Dr. Nieca Goldberg's Complete Guide to Women's Health

3) Over 10 years on NY Magazine's "Best Doctor" list; only woman in the top ten "Hall of Fame Physicians"

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Dr. Max Gomez
Dr. Max Gomez
Max Gomez, PhD., is an Emmy award winning medical correspondent with more than 32 years of experience. An expert moderator, speaker and emcee, Dr. Gomez is renowned for his clear, concise presentations of complex medical information to a wide range of audiences. Dr. Max is committed to helping the public understand and navigate the world of medicine and healthcare and science. A native of Havana, Cuba, Dr. Gomez speaks Spanish. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University, with a Ph.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. --

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Jim Gossett
Jim Gossett
Spice up your meetings with the humorous stylings and masterful mimicry of Jim Gossett! While other comedians recycle "stock" jokes, Jim takes his inspiration from the events of the day, adds his special brand of magic, and delivers a performance so up-to-the-minute, it's no wonder his material often appears in the monologues of The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman. Jim's unique perspective on the news will captivate you!

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Erin Gray
Erin Gray
Topics: Domestic Violence, Healthy Living, Life Balance. Best known for her roles on television's "Silver Spoons" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century," Erin Gray got her start in modeling, movies-of-the-week, theater, and feature films. Host of such programs as Lifetime Cable's Drug and Alcohol Intervention Program, Gray is a former victim of domestic violence who also serves as spokesperson and board member for Haven House, the oldest battered women's shelter in the United States. She speaks at seminars across the country regarding stress management and teaches chi kung and tai chi classes at UCLA and the Theatre of Hope for Abused Women.

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Marion Grodin
Marion Grodin
(Topics: Substance Abuse, Cancer) As the daughter of Charles Grodin and one of the decade's hottest comics, Marion Grodin has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Robert Klein, Jerry Seinfeld and has appeared on numerous TV shows, including "The View", MSNBC and CBS Radio, where she hosted a show for two years. But life had its highs and lows. At an early age, Marion was part of the drug scene and by 14 she was getting high every day and by college was completely addicted to alcohol and narcotics. This sent her on a downward spiral into profound mental illness. Add to her life a diagnosis of breast cancer. She believes that her "community" of friends, family and support groups were her lifeline. In her memoir, "Standing Up", she shares her life stories and how she now loves using humor even more to help others.

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Deidre Hall
Deidre Hall
Topics: Alzheimers, Children's Health & Nutrition.Deidre has reigned as one of America's most beloved actresses since her debut as Dr. Marlene Evans on NBC's "Days of Our Lives". Her successful career that spans both daytime and nighttime television, film and theatre. Most recently Deidre was honored with an Intimate Portrait by Lifetime Television, which saluted her personal and professional achievements. She is very active in numerous healthcare causes for non-profit organizations, including the Alzheimers Association.

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Robert Hall
Robert Hall
Topics: Disabilities, Mental Health Advocate) Robert David Hall is best known for his role as the coroner on CSI:Crime Scene Investigation on CBS,. His disabled-specific role was initially for one episode but was expanded immediately due to his popularity. Since this monumental success, he has become an impassioned spokesperson on the importance of hiring actors with disabilities. He has testified before Congress and served as a national board member and chair on the Performers With Disabilities Committee. He Had both legs amputated after suffering burns over 65% of his body, the result of his car being crushed by an 18-wheeler in 1978. He uses prosthetics.

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Scott Hamilton
Scott Hamilton
An Olympic Gold medalist, four-time World Champion, and four-time United States Champion, Scott Hamilton's amazing career has spanned more than two decades and has literally transformed modern figure skating. Several hurdles were thrown in his path, including a childhood spent in and out of hospitals with a disease that stunted his growth, the wrenching decision to leave home at age 13 to train with other Olympic hopefuls, the pain of watching his beloved mother die from breast cancer, and his own bout with testicular cancer. Motivated by the love and support of millions around the globe, Hamilton has become a hero in the best sense of the word.

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Darrell Hammond
Darrell Hammond
(Topics: Child Abuse, Substance Abuse) Darrell Hammond is known for his "right-on" impersonations during his 14 years on SNL, including Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney and Chris Matthews. Although he made millions of people laugh, off camera he was taking drugs and alcohol, a result of being abused as a child by his mother. Diagnosed with PTSD, he found the courage to get help and is now an advocate for sobriety.

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Mariette Hartley
Mariette Hartley
(Topics: Mental Health Advocate, Depression, Suicide)Emmy Award-winning actress Mariette Hartley has established herself as an enduring star of stage, television, and film, including her three-time clio award-winning commercial with James Garner for Polaroid. She hosted the CBS Morning Show and is currently hosting the acclaimed "Healthy Solutions" TV show. She has been a tireless advocate for mental health awareness in this country.

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