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. Brandon Schroeder, Believe in Safety
    15. Brenda Allen, Certified Trainer, Swift First Aid
    16. Brett Lee, Deputy Director, Portage County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
    17. Brian Zachetti, Industrial Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    18. Bryan McWhorter, Safety Advisor, Safeopedia
    19. Dr. Bruce Hensley, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    20. Cheryl Altizer, Account Executive, Promedica Medical Management
    21. Cari Gray, Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC
    22. Chase Leonelli, Wellness Manager, Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED
    23. Chelsea Gregor, Secretary, Main Street Ravenna
    24. Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator, Ohio EPA
    25. Dave Dennison, Safety Specialist, Flaherty Sales Co (Werner Co)
    26. David Costantino, , Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
    27. David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls
    28. Dawn Yoder, CEO, Anderson Management; Consultant, Global Priority Solutions
    29. Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp
    30. Dianne Grote Adams, President, Safex, Inc.

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

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