2014 PAUSE.ITIVE SEMINAR SPEAKERS
Mercedes Soler – is the anchor of Realidades en Contexto at CNN en Español, a daily live TV program geared to Latinos in US and Latin America. She joined the international news network as part of a re-branded look and wave of new programs moving away from the traditional news-desk programs. Before joining CNN, she served as senior correspondent and anchor for the Spanish-language network Univision investigating stories in the U.S. and Latin America. She has also worked as a columnist, author, radio commentator, producer, director and professor. Mercedes is the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award and has received five Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as well as 15 nominations.
"Detection and treatment of Ovarian, Cervical and Breast cancer"
Michel Vulfovich, MD – graduated with honors from Anahuac University School of Medicine in Mexico City. He completed his internship and residency at Emory University in Atlanta, and later obtained his fellowship in hematology and oncology at the University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Vulfovich is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology and is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Vulfovich is associated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke and Memorial Hospital West.
"Factores de riesgo, prevención y detección temprana de cáncer ginecológico" [SESIÓN EN ESPAÑOL]
Maria Ciccia, MD – board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, is doctor of radiology with a specialty in Radiation Oncology. She completed residency training in Radiation Oncology in Peru with extensive experience in gynecological malignancies. After her arrival in the United States, she also completed a residency program in Radiation Oncology at New York Medical College at Westchester Medical. This was followed by her successful completion of fellowship training in brachytherapy at Cornell Medical Center in New York City. She is responsible for initiating the prostate brachytherapy program at the Memorial Cancer Institute at Memorial Regional Hospital. Dr. Ciccia is associated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Memorial Hospital West and Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital.
"How to test and treat hormone changes associated with Menopause"
Amy Jaramillo – holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry and is a Member of the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Amy has over 15 years of experience in the health care industry. She is highly regarded for her in-depth knowledge of biochemistry and physiology and how it pertains to health, nutrition and hormonal changes. She lecturers on the role modern lifestyle plays in aging and hormone function and how to reverse the associated damages. In partnership with Bruce S. Rubin, MD, Amy provides education in the areas of functional nutrition and hormones.
"5 ways to say NO and still be respected"
Gayle Carson, CSP CMC – known as Dr. Gayle S.O.B. Spunky Old Broad, specializes in helping women over 50 learn how to “Live Regret Free.” A three time breast cancer survivor, she shows women how to re-invent themselves and their businesses from the inside out. As President of the Carson Research Center, she served as a consultant to 50 industries on six continents, advising them on current business trends and cutting edge opportunities to stay ahead of their competition. The host of radio shows “Women in Business” and “Living Regret Free” and the author of 5 books, she conducts mastermind sessions and coaching/mentoring programs so her clients not only survive but flourish.
"We are striking, smart, self sufficient, and well educated... and YES, we are sexy!"
"Somos deslumbrantes, inteligentes, capaces y educadas... y SÍ, somos sexy!
[SESSIONS IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH] [SESIONES EN INGLÉS Y ESPAÑOL]
Silvina Belmonte, LMHC – is a psychotherapist, clinical sexologist graduate, and corporate consultant. Dr. Belmonte specializes in clinical psychology, psychoanalysis, clinical sexology, and is well developed as a great communicator and educator on issues of gender, sexuality, family, intimacy and general psychology, both in writing and on radio and TV sets. Dr. Belmonte leads her private practice, “Soul Gate, Inc,” where she and her group of associates specialize in psychoanalytically oriented therapy including sex therapy.
"Makeup and Menopause. Beautiful at any age"
Terry Jacobs – has been helping women and men look their best for the past 20 years. She serves individual clients from her studio in South Florida, and travels to locations throughout the world for film, television and video productions. She was recently awarded "Best Make-Up Artist in South Florida" by Miami Metro magazine and is regularly invited to appear at make-up presentations, and has demonstrated her techniques throughout the east coast and Caribbean Islands. Glamour, Allure and other national publications have featured Jacobs, whose client roster includes Miss Universe, Raquel Welch, Kathleen Turner, Maria Shriver and Deborah Norville. Jacobs launched her career in cosmetics in 1970 as an executive for Revlon and she has her own product lines, “Cosmetics for the Tropics” and “Tropical Waters.”
"Coping with Menopause symptoms through Yoga"
Ruth Ann Bradley – is a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and has studies in India with the Iyengar family as well as senior Iyengar teachers in the US. Certified Iyengar Yoga teachers know how to guide students of all ages and abilities. Deep –seated understanding and experience of the yoga asanas (postures) allow instructors to teach appropriately to the group in front of them, whether they are younger, older, athletic, or have physical limitations. A licensed massage therapist, Ruth Ann brings her extensive neuromuscular and her personal rehabilitative knowledge into her teaching to students of all levels. She also imparts her love of Iyengar Yoga to her students, who find her classes dynamic, challenging, and complete.
"Keep the Change!"
Vanessa Elise – has always had a passion for the arts. Her first love was music, and later acquired a passion for acting, working professionally in theatre right out of high school. Professional stage credits include: Real Women Have Curves (Ana), Stone Soup (Ms. Peels), and the 2009 City Theatre Summer Shorts (Shorts 4 Kids cast). Elise graduated with a Bachelors in Fine Arts from New World School of the Arts. Post graduation, Elise was presented with the Outstanding College Senior Award for 2013 and the Nine Lives Scholarship by South Florida's Mad Cat Theatre. Elise is a firm believer in the use of the arts as and educational tool be it for children or humanity as a whole.
"Is It Hot In Here Or Is It Me"
Ellen Bukstel – is a veteran to the stage since childhood and with more than 40 songwriting awards and acknowledgements to her credit, Ellen Bukstel Challenges her listeners to laugh, dig deep and embrace the wild emotional roller coaster we call life with every daring turn of phrase… a rare, bold, real deal maverick…a multi-faceted break the mold original that lays her emotions bare, puts her passions on the line and, without fear, makes the world perk up and pay attention. Drawing from a rich lifetime of personal experiences, she brings hope, laughter, tears, biting wit and inspiration to everything she records and performs.