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Symposium

Speakers

Provider Wellness Symposium

Nov. 3-5, 2023
Reston, VA

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Christine Yu Moutier, MD
 

Chief Medical Officer, 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Christine Yu Moutier, MD, serves as the chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As CMO, Dr. Moutier champions a nationwide movement fueled by AFSP’s blend of science and grassroots.  Dr. Moutier has testified before Congress, presented at the White House, and provided Congressional briefings on suicide prevention. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award winning Finding Hope suicide prevention town hall, serves as an expert nationally and abroad, and remains dedicated to the mission of saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. 

MBSR Meditation Teacher

Ted Meissner

Ted Meissner has over 25 years contemplative practice and training, is a Senior Mindfulness Teacher with the Institute for Mindfulness-Based Approaches (IMA), supervising and mentoring mindfulness teachers worldwide.  He teaches a variety of mindfulness programs in corporate, academic, and private settings, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Foundational Mindfulness, Responding Together, and Burnout Resiliency.  Ted is a mindful science communicator who podcasts for Present Moment Mindfulness.

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EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT PHYSICIAN

David Cummins, MD

Bio coming soon!

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LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN

Tracy Traut

Tracy is Program Director for Indiana Professionals Recovery Program and the West Virginia restore Program. She has worked in the field of mental health and addiction since 2007 and has extensive experience in treating individuals with substance use disorders, trauma, and PTSD. Tracy’s work is dedicated to the  prevention, treatment, long-term monitoring, advocacy, professional reentry, and utilizing evidence-based practices to deliver cutting edge monitoring services for health care professionals in need.

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Wim Hof Instructor

Shereen Yusuf

Shereen Yusuff has been an athlete since childhood, including national level tennis, marathons, ultramarathons, triathlons, martial arts and mountain climbing. She is a certified Wim Hof Method instructor, trained by the best – including Wim Hof himself – in Spain, The Netherlands and Poland. 

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CRNS - STUDENT WELLNESS

LTC(ret) Peter Strube, DNP

Lieutenant Colonel Peter Strube is an Associate Professor at St Mary’s University and is the director of the doctoral anesthesia pharmacology program. He has authored several professional articles and training programs and speaks professionally both nationally and internationally. Peter has been elected to serve on the state association board and two AANA national committees.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia, College of Health Professions, at Rosalind Franklin University, and is the assistant program director at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh.

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CRNA, YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Jessica Switzman

Jessica is a Nurse Anesthetist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and a Yoga Instructor in Annapolis, Maryland. Her passion is helping others build resilience. She is faculty at Johns Hopkins School of Nursing,  a member of the AANA Peer Assistance Advisors Committee and speaks Nationally on Stress, Resilience and Practicing Wellness.    

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CRNA

Rodrigo Garcia

Bio Coming Soon!

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WELLNESS SPEAKER

Luke DePron

Luke DePron is the CEO of The Live Great Lifestyle. It is a fitness and lifestyle coaching program for the working professional looking to level up their physique, energy, and confidence to match the success of their business and bank account.  Luke specializes in providing community, support, structure, tactics and the tools needed by his clients so they can step into the greatest versions of themselves.

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HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

Jessica Zinder, PhD

Dr. Jessica Zinder has her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focused on spirituality, spiritual identity, and health. She has worked as psychotherapist at various college counseling centers and community mental health centers. For the past 15 years, she has been a founder, leader, and consultant for community gardens in schools, neighborhoods, and churches. She is a Master Gardener through University of Maryland since 2012. She founded and leads the Arnold Youth Garden Program, which integrations gardening and mindfulness meditation at an elementary and middle school in Maryland. Dr. Zinder founded and leads The Green Women of Maryland group, an environmental and wellness group that includes over 80 members.

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MUSICIAN

Carl Wockner

Carl Wockner was named the first and only Australian artist to ever win Top Honors at the International Acoustic Music Award’s 2015 (USA), along with top of the AAA category for the release of his album Crayon Days with producer Michael Flanders in Nashville TN. Wockner has skipped up the charts with his first two single releases receiving high rotation to national radio in both Australia and USA which landed the title track into the International Billboard Charts.

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CRNA, WELLNESS COACH, HYPNOTHERAPIST

Rodney Overstreet

Born of a nursing family, Rodney felt called to heal from a young age. He’s spent his career putting people to sleep - and now he wants to help them wake up. He currently works as a CRNA at Medical West in Bessemer, Alabama and is a consulting hypnotist. He has completed training in neural linguistic processing (NLP) and is pursuing his compassion fatigue certification

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CRNA, HYPNOTHERAPIST, WELLNESS COACH

Matthew Zinder

Matthew speaks at many professional conferences, both nationally and internationally, involving topics such as stress management, wellness, business of anesthesia, and the practice of anesthesia.  He is a co-founder of The Provider Wellness Symposium and is adjunct faculty at Thomas Jefferson University, University of Wisconsin, & Georgetown University.

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