Past Guests (by name)

A special thank you to all the following podcast guests who went the extra mile to help make Portage County a safer place to work!

Contributors are listed below in alphabetical order according to first name:

    1. Ali Mitchel, Health Educator, Portage County Health District
    2. Al Abel, Lifting Specialist, Mazzella Lifting Technologies
    3. Dr. Amanda Burke, Ph.D., Prevention Specialist, Townhall II
    4. Ami Gignac, Partner, Sparrow Tale
    5. Amy Kelly, Outreach Coordinator, Safer Futures
    6. Andrea Metzler, Public Engagement Coordinator, Portage Park District
    7. Ashley Baden, Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, Coleman Professional Services
    8. Dr. Aubree Jones, D.C., Peak Family Chiropractic
    9. Barbare Rubel, Executive Director, Griefwork Center
    10. Becky Lehman, Director of Health Education, Portage County Combined Health District
    11. Bob Bethel, VP of HR & Learning Services, The Employers’ Association
    12. Brad Ehrhart, President, Portage Development Board
    13. Brad Hurtig, Motivational Speaker, Brad Hurtig Safety
    14. Brenda Allen, Certified Trainer, Swift First Aid
    15. Brett Lee, Deputy Director, Portage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
    16. Brian Zachetti, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    17. Bryan McWhorter, Safety Advisor, Safeopedia
    18. Dr. Bruce Hensley, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    19. Cheryl Altizer, Account Executive, Promedica Medical Management
    20. Cari Gray, Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC
    21. Chase Leonelli, Wellness Manager, Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED
    22. Chelsea Gregor, Secretary, Main Street Ravenna
    23. Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator, Ohio EPA
    24. Dave Dennison, Safety Specialist, Flaherty Sales Co (Werner Co)
    25. David Costantino, , Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    26. David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls
    27. Dawn Yoder, CEO, Anderson Management; Consultant, Global Priority Solutions
    28. Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp
    29. Dianne Grote Adams, President, Safex, Inc.

    30. Dr. Don Maple, CEO, Corporate Health Testing & Safety Services, Inc.
    31. Donya Buchanan, Director, Safer Futures
    32. Drew Garverick, EHS/DOT Representative, PepsiCo
    33. Emil Kresl, Director of Learning and Development, The University of Texas at Austin
    34. Eric Havens Irwin, Founder, Speculr
    35. Eric White, Safety Consultant, Ohio BWC
    36. Frank Hall, The Coach Hall Foundation
    37. Gabe King, Ving, llc
    38. George Nelson, EHS Manager, O-I
    39. Glenn Broska, Mayor, City of Streetsboro
    40. Glenn McGinley, Director of PERRP, Ohio BWC
    41. Jarrod Tomassi, President & Founder of Construction Life 365
    42. Jason Gillette, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Iowa State University
    43. Jeff Coffee, Lieutenant, Kent Fire Department
    44. Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc.
    45. Jennifer Stefanak, Market Well-Being Partner, Mercy Health
    46. Jennifer Wasilk, Owner, Sandstone EHS Services, LLC
    47. Jennifer White, Education Program Coordinator at the Portage Park District
    48. Jim Olander, Trail Director, Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA)
    49. Jodi Neu, Community Outreach Nurse at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
    50. Joe Barney, Compliance & Training Officer, The Great Lakes Construction Company
    51. John Trevelline, Park Manager, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
    52. Josh Grappy, UAS Program Coordinator, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    53. Joshua Hill, Therapist at Preferred Care Counseling
    54. Justin Deflumeri, Health & Safety Manager, Monogram Foods
    55. Justin Rechichar, Program Supervisor, Portage County Health District
    56. Karen Valencic, Best Selling Author & Founder of Spiral Impact
    57. Katie Cretella, Director of Clinical Services, Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board
    58. Karl Cunningham, Global Electrical Safety, Maintenance and Project Specialist, ES Squared, Inc
    59. Katie Woodhall, Workforce Development & Safety Advisor, Sparrow Tale
    60. Katy Tombaugh, Founder & CEO, Wellness Collective
    61. Kay Francis, Kay’s Keynotes
    62. Kelly Bako Younkins, Clinical Supervisor, Family & Community Services, Inc.
    63. Kevin Mowers, President, Crestcom-Extended Management, Inc.
    64. Dr. Kristen Dickerson, Statewide Health, Wellness, & Special Program Manager at the Ohio Center for Occupational Safety & Health – Ohio BWC
    65. Kurt Reuhr, Executive Director, Leadership Portage County
    66. Laurin Mooney, Founder, Speaking IN
    67. Leslee Keegan, Personal Trainer/Owner, I’m Power Fitness Center
    68. Linda F. Martin, PhD, Founder, The Soteria Society, and Department Chair for Safety Programs at Capitol Technology University
    69. Lisa J. Kelleman-McClain, CPT, Personal Trainer, Build A Body Personal Training LLC
    70. Liz Curry, Diabetes Coordinator, Ohio Department of Health
    71. Lori Cook, Traffic Safety Advisor, AAA East Central NEO
    72. Lynette Blasiman, Project Director, Portage County Safe Communities
    73. Marissa Scott, Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Safex
    74. Mark Clendenin, Regional Business Development Manager, Ohio BWC
    75. Mark Eitzman, Safety and Project Manager, Integrated Mill Systems
    76. Marquice Seward, Program Manager, Family & Community Services, Inc.
    77. Mary Kate Waggoner, Education and Outreach Committee Co-Chair of the Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking (SCCAHT)
    78. Matt Campbell, Head Football Coach, Iowa State University
    79. Matt Mohler, Facilities Director & Safety Manager, Delta Systems
    80. Michelle Francisco, Safety Council Program Manager, Ohio BWC
    81. Mike Thompson, Manager, Portage County Safety Council
    82. Mindy Gusz, BSN, RN, CCE, Community Outreach Coordinator, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center
    83. Natalie Menke, Vector Control SeasonaDr. l Worker, Portage County Health District
    84. Nicholas Coia, Industrial Safety Consultant, Ohio BWC
    85. Nicole Smith, Diabetes Program Consultant, Ohio Department of Health
    86. Niki Leeworthy, Territory Sales Rep, US Safety Gear
    87. Pamela Walaski, Senior Program Director, Specialty Technical Consultants Inc.
    88. Pat McCon, Risk Consultant, PCSC  Steering Committee Member, Board Member-Portage Play & Learn School
    89. Renee Onesti, Director of Engineering & Maintenance, Kent Elastomer Products, Inc
    90. Rich McElhaney, Health & Safety Keynote Speaker
    91. Rick Maj, Industrial Hygienist, Ohio BWC
    92. Robert Campbell, Safety Coordinator, Viking Forge Corporation
    93. Ryan Shackelford, EMA Director, Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (PC OHS/EM)
    94. Sarah Ghezzi, CSP, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC
    95. Scott Campbell, Disc Golf Course Designer, The Grassman at West Branch State Park
    96. Scott Cuthbert, CEO, Safeopedia
    97. Shanna Dunbar, President, Workplace Health Inc
    98. Shelly McCullough, Regional Sales Manager, Swift First Aid
    99. Stephen Francis, President & Lead Strategist at Franchise D & I Solutions
    100. Steven Ludwig, Manager-Global Marketing Programs, Rockwell Automation

    101. Dr. Stefan Zavalin, Founder, Love to Move
    102. Susan Forgacs, Public Health Nurse, Portage County Health District
    103. Tanya Miller, Director, Anti-Virus Youth Education
    104. Theodore Russell, BSPH, Vector Control Seasonal Worker, Portage County Health District
    105. Thom Fladung, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications
    106. Timothy Brewster, Director of Loss Prevention & Recovery Unit, National Interstate Insurance Company
    107. Todd Peetz, Director, Portage County Regional Planning Commission
    108. Tom Mobley, Assistant Professor of Organization Leadership & Human Resources at the University of Cincinnati, owner of Mobley HR Consulting
    109. Tony DeAscentis, CEO, Ving, llc
    110. Traci Larlham, Director of Housing Services, Family & Community Services, Inc.
    111. Twilla Watson, Human Resources Manager, Hess Print Solutions
    112. Dr. Tyler Munn, Munn Chiropractic
    113. Vince Stropko, Approved Auto Repair Rep, AAA East Central NEO
    114. Victor Rossi, Owner & Lead Trainer, Job Safety First LLC