This week: May 27, 2022 - Clark Reed  - Environmental Sustainability in Montgomery County

Amy Ginsberg – White Flint Update

Amy Ginsburg, who has spoken to our club several times over the past few years, is the Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She’ll be joining us at the Marriott to give us an update on our rapidly-changing neighborhood. Amy, who has lived within two miles of White Flint for most of her life, possesses three decades of pragmatic experience in advocacy, nonprofit management, marketing, and fundraising. She previously served as the Executive Director of Neediest Kids, Executive Director of Manna Food Center, and Executive Director of the Low Vision Information Center.Amy has also been the Director of Development and Director of Marketing for a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Amy is part of the Leadership Montgomery Class of 2010 and was formerly the President of her HOA. She graduated with a B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology from Syracuse University and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland University College.

Midi Jacobsen – Helping the Next Generation to Survive

Future Link provides low-income, first-generation-to-college young adults with the tools, skills and resources to achieve lasting economic self-sufficiency. Their two-phase program begins with career exploration and education planning followed by comprehensive, personalized support including mentoring, paid internships, tutoring, scholarships and ongoing professional development workshops. Future Link empowers participants to achieve their education and career goals. Dedicated mentors, employers and donors sustain our work by investing in local youth.

Allen J. Stypeck – Tales of Second Story Books and the Rare Book Business

Allan J. Stypeck is the President of Second Story Books, Inc., the Washington, DC area’s largest used-and-rare bookstore, named “Best Used Bookstore” by Washingtonian Magazine and “One of 10 Best Used Bookstores in the U.S” byUSA Today. Second Story Books, Inc. has two locations: 2000 P St., NW, Washington, DC 20036 and 12160 Parklawn Drive, Rockville, MD 20852.Mr. Stypeck graduated in 1972 from the American University School of Government and International Service in Washington, D.C. with a B.A. in Economics and a B.A. in Political Science.He is a Senior Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), accredited in Books and Manuscripts; member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA), the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB), the American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Universal Autograph Collector’s Club (UACC), the International Autograph Collector’s Club (IACC) and The Manuscript Society.Mr. Stypeck serves as an expert witness in all judicial court systems, both federal and state. He has worked on criminal and civil cases with the FBI, U.S. Post Office Inspector General, Library of Congress, the Inspector General of the State of Connecticut and has worked with the police and judicial systems of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Judith Welles – The Strange History of Cabin John (Marriott/Zoom)

Judith Welles is a writer who has authored local history books about the area in which she lives. A former journalist, Judy was a reporter for newspapers in Poughkeepsie, New York, and in Arlington, Virginia and a work life editor for online media in Washington, D.C. She was a columnist and blogger for a technology magazine. She was also a media relations manager and speechwriter for U.S. Cabinet members and several federal agencies before returning to manage communications at Price Waterhouse Coopers and IBM. Judy has volunteered at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and served on the board of the C&O Canal Trust. She is a speaker on local history for the Montgomery County historical society in Maryland. Her first book, Cabin John: Legends and Life of an Uncommon Place, was published in 2008 and her most recent book, Potomac, was published in 2019.

Julie Martin – MoCo Economic Development

Julie Martin is an Economic Development Specialist with the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, a public-private corporation funded by Montgomery County, She concentrates her work in the life sciences industry, helping companies move to and grow in Montgomery County, with a particular focus on international business development. Julie brings 20 years of commercial facing experience across government, private industry and the not-for-profit the U.S., she is adept at forging market entry opportunities, promoting entrepreneurship and developing strategy. Julie helped to coordinate a partnership with the Maryland Tech Council’s Bio Innovation Conference to recruit 70 international company participants. She was a board member for a South African not-for-profit focused on elementary school education for disadvantaged girls. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development.

Dr.Eberechukwu Onukwugha – Health Disparities in Cancer Treatments

Dr. Onukwugha is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. She is also the Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical Research Computing Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Since 2019, Dr. Onukwugha has served on the Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board, a first-in-the-nation effort to lower the cost of prescription drugs for Maryland residents. The board – an independent body comprised of doctors, public health experts and medical researchers – will investigate expensive prescription drugs and make recommendations to lower costs, including by setting price caps.

For nearly two decades, Dr. Onukwugha has conducted cutting-edge pharmaceutical health services research to address health disparities, examine medical decision making and analyze ways to reduce costs across America’s health care system,” said Congressman Sarbanes. “Every single day, she’s on the front lines working to help improve treatment decision making, lower health care costs, reduce prescription drug prices and enhance health outcomes for Americans in every community.

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