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The Dr. Reverend Della Fahnestock served three pastorates before founding the Alliance Education Fund in 2006. It is dedicated to providing adequate, personally-supervised educational scholarships to women and girls in developing countries. Currently the members of the Alliance Education Fund are providing over 90 scholarships to women and girls in East Africa where, as in many third world countries educational opportunities are dedicated to boys. The Alliance Education Fund's primary partnership is with the Mercy Home Orphanage. The money raised for Mercy Home pays for their tuition, uniforms (a prerequisite for attending school), books, and other fees. The contributions of individual donors are the backbone of their work. Contact them at www.alliance-education.org.

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Vicki Poole is the volunteer Development Director of the Alliance Education’s Laptop Program. This is her second year as Director and Technician of this growing program. Her job is to acquire donated laptops, and repair, if necessary, or update them so that the college graduate students in Kenya have a tool for completing their work and education. In Kenya, students are not allowed entry into colleges or universities until they have completed a computer course. The cost of this course, per student, is approximately $620. So for the students at Mercy Home, a computer lab is the only chance of getting into higher education, unless they have a sponsor. Mercy Home’s broader plan is to teach the computer course to other local students who live close, therefore generating some revenue by charging them a reasonable fee. Those who travel to Kenya will deliver, each year, as many laptops as they can carry. To donate a laptop go to www.alliance-education.org.

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Gerri Helms is a Certified Spiritual Coach and Dynamic Speaker, with 25 years’ experience in the corporate setting. She started her coaching practice in 2006, helping people with life changes, spiritual goals and in the area of weight loss and maintenance, having lost more than 100 pounds and maintaining that for 17+ years. Gerri is the author of Trust God and Buy Broccoli, A Spiritual Approach to Weight Loss (Femme Osage Publishing 2007), and helping many who have not experienced permanent weight loss. She is also a contributing author to The ART of Grandparenting, a popular guest speaker and workshop leader of both on-site and virtual spiritual retreats. She has been a guest on many radio and blog-talk radio shows. Gerri has been featured in the Brevard County edition of the Florida Today newspaper and Brevard County Woman magazine. 

Contact Gerri for information or to book her for your next retreat or workshop. by email, web, or phone (407) 921-7268

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Sherry Saturno, LCSW, DCSW is the Clinical Director of the Westchester Medical Center Behavioral Health Center in Valhalla, NY. The Behavioral Health Center provides intensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for child, adolescent, and adult patients with severe mental illnesses. She has Master’s degrees from Columbia University School of Social Work and Long Island University School of Management and Public Service. Sherry is an advocate for social worker safety and in 2011 her commentary on the death of fellow social worker Stephanie Moulton was published in the NY Times. Her article Violent Crime and Social Worker Safety was published in Social Work Today Magazine, NASW Specialty Practice Section Social and Economic Justice and Peace, NASW-NYS News Update, and on socialworkersspeaks.org. She was named the 2012 Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers for New York.

 
 
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Dr. Nathan Olsen, Naturopathic Physician of Traverse City, Michigan opened Olsen Naturopathic Clinic in business in 2006. He received his pre-med Bachelor’s in Health Science at Kalamazoo College. He has wanted to help people by becoming a doctor since he was very young. He was put off by the red tape and insurance limitations in the traditional medical field so he sought an alternative. His Kalamazoo studies involved training in Mexico in split hospitals that combined modern medicine with holistic methods using herbs, salves, remedies, tinctures, and teas. Upon return he entered medical school at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Olsen has become totally enthralled in his practice exposing countless ways and endless opportunities to help others. Reach him:www.drnathanolsen.com or call (231) 946-8600 or email dr.nathanolsen@hotmail.com.

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Mark Anthony, “Psychic Lawyer,” is a psychic medium specializing in communication with spirits. He is descended from a long line of psychics and mediums that have been helping people connect with deceased loved ones for over 100 years. His new bestselling book, “Never Letting Go,” (Llewellyn Worldwide 2011) is the definitive guide to healing grief with help from the Other Side. The video about “Never Letting Go” can be viewed by visiting: www.NeverLettingGo.com. A charismatic, intelligent and humorous accomplished public speaker, Mark appears worldwide on television and radio both as a legal and as a paranormal expert. Some of the programs he has appeared on include NBC 4 Washington D.C., Fox News Network, and Coast to Coast AM Radio. On many shows he connects audience members to loved ones on the Other Side. Mark also regularly lectures at expos, conventions, universities, civic, religious, spiritual, and grief support groups on Life after Death and Contact with the Spirit World.

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