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. Becky Lehman, Director of Health Education, Portage County Combined Health District
    10. Bob Bethel, VP of HR & Learning Services, The Employers’ Association
    11. Brad Hurtig, Motivational Speaker, Brad Hurtig Safety
    12. Brenda Allen, Certified Trainer, Swift First Aid
    13. Bryan McWhorter, Safety Advisor, Safeopedia
    14. Dr. Bruce Hensley, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    15. Cari Gray, Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC
    16. Chase Leonelli, Wellness Manager, Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED
    17. Chelsea Gregor, Secretary, Main Street Ravenna
    18. Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator, Ohio EPA
    19. Dave Dennison, Safety Specialist, Flaherty Sales Co (Werner Co)
    20. David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls
    21. Dawn Yoder, CEO, Anderson Management; Consultant, Global Priority Solutions
    22. Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp
    23. Dianne Grote Adams, President, Safex, Inc.

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

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