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. Bryan McWhorter, Safety Advisor, Safeopedia
    17. Dr. Bruce Hensley, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center
    18. Cheryl Altizer, Account Executive, Promedica Medical Management
    19. Cari Gray, Safety Consultant Specialist, Ohio BWC
    20. Chase Leonelli, Wellness Manager, Sequoia Wellness at NEOMED
    21. Chelsea Gregor, Secretary, Main Street Ravenna
    22. Dan Sowry, Assistant Environmental Administrator, Ohio EPA
    23. Dave Dennison, Safety Specialist, Flaherty Sales Co (Werner Co)
    24. David DiRocco, Security Subject Matter Expert, JCI Northern Ohio Branch, Johnson Controls
    25. Dawn Yoder, CEO, Anderson Management; Consultant, Global Priority Solutions
    26. Debbie O’Connell, Regional Manager, 1-888-OhioComp
    27. Dianne Grote Adams, President, Safex, Inc.

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

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