Episode 18: Elise Pittleman
Episode 17: Maureen Nicolich:
As a not-for-profit agency with an annual budget of over $3 million, Meals on Wheels of Rockland has a staff of more than 70 employees, over 500 volunteers, and has delivered more than 9 million meals since its inception in 1974. It administers five senior activity centers, an adult day care center, central commissary and a computer learning lab. The Agency has also established a Pet Pantry for seniors who cannot afford to feed their beloved pets.
Each week hundreds of dedicated volunteers support the Agency’s activities by delivering meals to frail, elderly homebound individuals, and providing general assistance in our Senior Activity Centers and adult daycare. They also teach, coach and administer the Adult Learning Center programs, assist in preparing meals in the central commissary, assist with special events, and help the Agency’s staff with day-to-day activities.
The Agency relies in part on local, state and federal government assistance, grants, and private donations to sustain and augment its programs.
Episode 16: Steven Gottlieb
Steven Gottlieb is an intuitive healer and personal performance coach and has helped hundreds of clients over the last ten years. His work encompasses a variety of bio-energetic methods including Applied Kinesiology, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques, a form of Energy Psychology), and straight-forward energy healing. Steven identifies and releases personal energetic ‘blocks’ to optimum well being and personal success, often with immediately felt results ranging from improvements in mental, emotional and physical states to positive changes in life circumstances including personal relationships and careers.
Episode 15: MaryAnn McQuillan
Elise Pittelman is a multifaceted artist educated at Cooper Union, where she received a full scholarship to study fine arts.
She started the jewelry business “Pididdly-Links” IN 1969 with her husband and partner, a line that sold to stores, museums and catalogues all over the world and is still available on sites such as “EBay”, and ETSY
Elise is passionate about gardening and has designed and installed glorious gardens for many prestigious clients. She has also designed many decorative items including bird palaces, and garden ornaments. She likes to cover objects with rhinestones and has done that to telephones, a TV, a sewing machine, shoes and a guitar. Some of her designs have been licensed to major gift companies.
Elise is an internationally known artist and has had many solo shows of her paintings in Jamaica, Chicago and Woodstock and the Netherlands. She writes music, sings and plays the piano. She has a CD, which you can find on MySpace and has performed her songs in many places.
Aside from her many talents as an artist, Elise is an entrepreneur, creating a business that manufactured and sold agave sweetened raw chocolate.
Elise has 30 years of training in transformational technology with Landmark Education and is also an accredited Journey Practitioner. She is an original thinker and enjoys creating possibility where none seems to exist.
Maryann McQuillan has been in the healing arts for over 26 years, starting as a massage therapist then becoming certified as a personal fitness trainer. Maryann’s love of all things natural lead her to acupuncture and she’s been in private practice ever since. Currently, Maryann teaches at her al mater, Eastern School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, in NJ.
Maryann specializes in women’s health and fertility.
Episode 14: Jaqueline Cassagnol
Jacqueline Cassagnol is the founder and president of Worldwide Community First Responder (WCFR), Inc. She is a registered nurse with her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education, and Post Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration. As a result of Cassagnol’s experience in preparing for and assisting with victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, she founded WCFR to provide health education, first aid, and disaster-preparedness training.
She has presented locally, nationally and internationally at nursing conferences about WCFR and its collaboration with other non-profit organizations to improve global health outcomes. In addition, Ms. Cassagnol has presented at an International Research Congress regarding a disaster preparedness project that she initiated through WCFR in collaboration with Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) at acute des Science Infirmieres a Leogane (FSIL), a nursing school in Haiti.
She has been recognized with numerous distinguished awards for her community services. Cassagnol is also a nursing professor at Dominican College, a Rockland Community Emergency Responsive Team (CERT) member, a Leadership Rockland (LR) member, a HANA member, a Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing leadership succession committee member, and a founding member and immediate past vice-president of the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. Recently, Ms. Cassagnol was honored as a “rising star” by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation at the organization’s 13th Annual Forty Under 40 Reception. She was also honored as the “safe community” award winner by Volunteer New York at the organization’s 35th Annual Volunteer Spirit Awards Breakfast Benefit; as “nurse of the year” by March of Dimes at the organization’s Fifth Annual Nurse of the Year Gala in New York; and as the “nurse of the year and president’s choice” award winner by HANA of Rockland County, Inc. at the organization’s Seventh Annual Scholarships & Fundraising Awards Gala in New York.
Episode 13: Adria Goldman Gross
As a nationwide medical healthcare insurance advocate, we support individuals and their families, and elder law and personal injury attorneys on medical claim matters by examining, inspecting, evaluating, auditing, analyzing and resolving denied medical bills, liens, insurance pre-authorizations, denied health insurance claims, denied medical claims, letters of appeal, understanding explanation of benefits and more.
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After two decades in the financial services industry working with top management, Susan joined Wealth Advisory Group in 2010 as Financial Representative to fulfill her passion for educating, inspiring and organizing busy professionals and small business owners to achieve abundance, harmony and certainty in life. Her client testimonials include improved protection portfolio by 400% in one year alone, enjoying over 30% more retirement income, and providing keyperson insurance for business succession purposes. (Individual results will vary.) She also headed Growth & Development part-time as Vice President for the firm for a year and a half, achieving 92% 2011 hiring goal on 60% time basis while implementing a new recruiting process.
In 2015, Susan joined mentor and business partner, Kim Fiegoli-Millman, as Director of Business Development at OPUS Private Client Group LLC in White Plains, NY. Here she is able to focus on the women and business owner marketplace on an all-woman team.
Susan is committed to ensuring that her clients are served at the highest possible level, including sharing resources in her extensive network. She is licensed in several states for life, health, disability income, and long term care insurance. Susan offers a wide range of individual and group products through her affiliation with OPUS Private Client Group LLC, Wealth Advisory Group, and The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, and is a recipient of Guardian’s Client Builder and Social Media Awards, as well as several Leaderboard standings at Wealth Advisory Group.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities with a concentration in Literature from New York University with honors. She is the proud recipient of NYU’s Founder’s Day Award for scholarly achievement and member, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Upsilon Chapter.
Locally, she is Group Leader of Gotham City Networking’s Hudson Valley Chapter, and proud member, Orange County Chamber of Commerce and most recently, Co-Leader of Women’s Prosperity Network’s Westchester Chapter. She gratefully supports local causes including Hudson Valley Cancer Resources and USO.
Susan resides in the foothills of the Catskills, New York, with her husband and their dog, cat, and bird, and enjoys local hikes, kayaking, fishing and wineries.
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Diane Rosen is an artist, writer and educator. She studied painting in Paris on a French Government Fellowship and earned a Masters degree in English Education from Columbia University. Ms. Rosen has taught both Studio Art and English at secondary and college levels. Currently she has several upcoming projects, including a show of her paintings which opens on September 26, 2015 at Green Light Gallery, Cornwall-on-Hudson. In addition, she is developing a workshop on creativity empowerment as a way of seeing that combines innate qualities we all share, not just a special talent only a few possess. Prior presentations on creativity include conferences of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences, American Creativity Association, and the College Art Association. Ms. Rosen has been recognized with both honors and awards for her outstanding work including elected Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America (PSA); listed in Who’s Who in American Art, Who’s Who of American Women; the Sindlinger Award for Excellent Writing on Education, Columbia University; Art Spirit Foundation Dianne Bernhard Gold Medal, 2014 PSA Annual; Catharine Lorillard Wolf Art Club Award, 2010 PSA Annual; First Place Mixed Media, 2008 CLWAC Annual.
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It has been 37 years since Think Positive World Founder, David Giller, had his vision for positive, stress-free communities throughout the world. Since that time, David, his Co-Founder, Helene Abrams, and their team of experts have created and tested hundreds of components that now comprise a system and methodology capable of helping hundreds of millions, if not billions, of individuals shift to a mindset dominated by positive lifestyle choices.
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“Char” is winding down her career as System Engineer and also as 4th degree black belt in Kenpo Karate. She grew up in a music filled house which fueled her love for music. In 2011, Charlotte began to attend Blues Festivals with her fiancé, Tom Deegan. By 2012, she and Tom began to make plans for the first 2 Left Feet Blues Festival. September 14, 2013 was the first 2 Left Feet Blues Festival, followed by the second on September 13, 2014. This will be the 3rd year for the 2 Left Feet Blues Festival. Charlotte and Tom work together to make the 2 Left Feet Blues Festival a high quality Blues festival featuring local, regional, national and international performers. 2 Left Feet is a non-profit organization that supports organizations which are dedicated to support and promote live music, to engage, enrich and educate children through workshop programs, performance opportunities and musical mentorships as well as those that provide assistance to musicians who are struggling to maintain their livelihood. The 3rd Annual 2 Left Feet Blues Festival is scheduled on Saturday, 9/12/15 at Powder Ridge Mountain Park & Resort in Middlefield, Conn. Don’t miss you chance to “get down” with some of the greatest blues musicians in the world!
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Safe Homes of Orange County
is a private, not-for-profit agency established in 1986 to provide comprehensive and confidential domestic violence services to victims and their families. Safe Homes provides emergency, non-emergency and wrap-around services for individuals and families affected by domestic violence. These services are available to residential and non-residential clients. Sher Singh
is the president of Safe Homes, as the president she oversees all the operations of this non-profit organization. Furthermore Sher serves on the Board of Directors at the Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.
which is a non-profit organization which strives to promote mental health and the emotional well-being of those in the Orange County.
Founder and Director of Court Consultation Services
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Court Consultation Services
is a private Defense Based Sentencing Advocacy and Capital Mitigation firm that has been assisting defense counsels and their clients since 1986. Their services include family court services, capital mitigation and sentencing advocacy, both state and federal. Louise Luck
, the director of Court Consultation Services is also the founder of the organization. As the director she oversees the provided services and even formed the Capital Mitigation Unit.
Executive Director of Safe Homes of Orange County
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Aired Friday 7/10/15 7:30 – 8:00 pm Channel 23, Time Warner Cable
Lucy T. Joyce
Executive Director of Cornell University Cooperative Extension Orange County
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Safe Homes of Orange County is a private, not-for-profit agency established in 1986 to provide comprehensive and confidential domestic violence services to victims and their families.
Safe Homes provides emergency, non-emergency and wrap-around services for individuals and families affected by domestic violence. These services are available to residential and non-residential clients.
Aired Friday 7/17/15 7:30-8:00 pm Channel 23, Time Warner Cable
A uniquely American invention, Cooperative Extension was created in 1914 as a part of the US Department of Agriculture’s land grant university system to provide continuing education to people in their homes and communities. The land grant institution in New York is Cornell University, one of the world’s leading research institutions. For over 90 years, Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships has provided programs for Orange County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research. Committed to Orange County, they design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities.
Founder and Chairperson of Baby Steps Toward Endless Possibilities Inc.
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Aired Friday 7/24/15 7:30-8:00 pm Channel 23, Time Warner Cable
Founder of MyLocalWorkshop.org
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Aired Friday, August 7, 2015 at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 58. Noel Spencer leads a Free College Finanical Planning Workshop. The workshop teaches how to increase your college-related tax deductions and tax credits, how to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages and how to send your child to an expensive private university for less than a state school. Additionally, Mr. Spencer will teach about which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution, how to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family and even more! This free opportunity allows future college students and their families to educate themselves on the finances of higher education.
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Aired Friday, August 14, 2015 at 7:30 am and 7:30 pm on Time Warner Cable Channel 58. http://www.artisandiscovery.org/
Baby STEP Inc. is a non-profit organization that works in conjunction with the Literacy Council and Hospitals to promote literacy. Currently, they collaborate with Orange Regional Medical Center so that each mother is given a baby board book when discharged from the Mother Baby Unit. Baby STEP Inc. is not associated with any for profit businesses. They are simply trying to make a difference in the lives of children by promoting a love of reading.
Artisan Discovery Foundation assist’s artisans in selected areas to develop uniquely different products using their existing talent. Through training and education, along with development of core business skills, ADF can guide artisans on a path to successful entrepreneurship. Ultimately, formation of cooperatives, where the artisans can come together to share their talent and creativity, will allow them the opportunity to manufacture and sell a greater variety of products. This helps to establish a community support system and a pathway to sustainable income for themselves, their children, and their families. ADF aims to assist the artisans in making connections with “fair trade” companies who will market and sell their products in the global arena for fair market values.
Founder and Chairperson of ArtisanDiscovery.org