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September 24: Mark Foraker - Mercy Health Clinic Update (Zoom)
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Michael Youngblut – Sixteen Years of Medical Mission for Children

September 3rd

Michael Youngblut arrived in Washington, DC in 1981 to work for NGO startup to coordinate best practices among the many NGOs providing healthcare
and public health services around the World. The National Council for
International Health (NCIH)served as a clearinghouse of information collected from its members and an international forum where practitioners, policy makers, local stakeholders and other would come together to share lessons learned. NCIH (now known as the Global Health Council) got its start through the urging and support from The Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization. A graduate from the University of Illinois, Mr. Youngblut focused on health policy and health planning & economics. He was one of the collaborators of the first and second health plans for the State of Illinois.

For 20 years Mr. Youngblut served as a co-leader of one of the largest not-forprofit organizations in Washington, DC with more than one-hundred local operations spread across the U.S. In 2003, he started a financial services practice and continues in that role today.

Mike is the current President of PCCHF – Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation. Mike has been watching the foundation grow in the last 16 years, and now brings a wealth of knowledge and personal attachment to PCCHF.

Holly Jamesen Carr – Solar Decathlon

August 27th

Holly Jamesen Carr is the Director of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings powered by renewables. Ms. Carr has also managed DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance, a voluntary energy efficiency partnership involving over 200 organizations and over 11 billion square feet of U.S. building space across commercial office, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, retail, food service and grocery sectors. Ms. Carr led tenant energy efficiency efforts at DOE, redesigning DOE’s Green Lease Leaders program. While on detail to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in 2018, Ms. Carr developed the Build it Better program, incentivizing international development construction projects to improve efficiency and incorporate renewable energy into design. Previous to her work at DOE, Ms. Carr managed dozens of public, private and federal sustainability projects, assisting clients to implement environmentally preferable strategies for building design, construction, and occupancy. She is a LEED accredited professional, a certified energy manager, and an EDGE Expert

Stephen J. Leete – Updates on the Hubble Space Telescope

August 20th

Stephen Leete is a senior satellite systems engineer with 35 years of experience with commercial and science satellites. He has published on requirements development, technology readiness assessments, verification and validation, on-orbit servicing, and space solar power.