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SUMMERFEST SPEAKERS

REAGAN BONGIORNO (NY) certified Jivamutkti Yoga teacher, a dynamic form of Asana (postures) with an emphasis on ethical vegetarianism; teaches living food classes and is the Vegan Outreach Coordinator for Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society

HAROLD BROWN (NY) raised on a beef farm; spent half of his life in agriculture; outreach coordinator for Farm Sanctuar , encouraging farmers to adopt sustainable practices; appears in the film, Peaceable Kingdom, telling the powerful story of transformation from “beef” farmer to vegan, farm animal advocate

MICHAEL BUDKIE (OH) dir. of Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! (SAEN); writes for major anti-vivisection organizations in U.S.; past consultant for New England Anti-Vivisection Soc., HSUS & PCRM; worked for In Defense of Animals on animal research issues & their campaign against Proctor & Gamble; co-founder Nat’l Activist Network

T. COLIN CAMPBELL, PhD (NY) Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutrition Biochemistry at Cornell University; project director, China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project, the most comprehensive study of health & nutrition ever conducted; author The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss & Long-Term Health (2005)

DAVID CANTOR (PA) vegan and a full-time animal advocate since 1989; founder Responsible Policies for Animals (RPA); has published numerous articles and letters, and contributed to many books; speaks regularly to a wide variety of groups

PAULETTE CHANDLER, MD (MA) graduate Princeton Universit , Duke Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health; practices internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital; Harvard Medical School faculty member; director Natural Healing Pathways

RANDALL COLLURA, PhD (NH) life-long vegetarian, vegan (28 yrs), photographer (31 years, digital imaging 11 yrs); author, chapter in the anthology Food for Thought: The Debate Over Eating Meat; graduate Harvard University in Biological Anthropology

JERRY COOK (NC) co-founder World Orchard Project; MeatFreeZone;Universal One Ministry & Center of One Heart; environmental lecturer; former board dir. EarthSave Internat'l; Certified Hypnotherapist; musician & story teller; World's Ambassador of Fun

FRAN COSTIGAN (NY) a veteran teacher, consultant, and recipe developer; author of More Great Good Dairy-Free Desserts Naturally; former pastry chef at several NYC establishments including Angelica Kitchen; teaches at the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health & Culinary Arts and The Institute of Culinary Education

KAREN DAVIS, PhD (VA) founder and president, United Poultry Concerns; author of A Home for Henny; Instead of Chicken, Instead of Turkey; Prisoned Chickens, Poisoned Eggs: An Inside Look at the Modern Poultry Industry; More Than a Meal: The Turkey in History, Myth, Ritual, and Reality and The Holocaust and the Henmaid's Tale

SYNDEE ’OME EARTHEART (IN) therapist/lifestyle consultant; opened Loving Heart Healing & Counseling Ctr; extensively trained & certified in breathwork, eco-psycholog , transpersonal psych., spiritual practices, energy work, intuitive healing, lifestyle counseling, conflict transfor- mation & integrating mind, bod , heart, Spirit, community & Earth, mother of a vegan child

GEORGE EISMAN, RD (NY) founder and president of Vegetarian and Vegan Association; co-founder of the Vegetarian Nutrition Practice Group of the American Dietetic Assoc.; director of vegetarian nutrition home-study course; author, The Most Noble Diet; has taught nutrition at the college and university level since 1980

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BARBARA ELLICOTT, PhD (NJ) motivational/inspirational speaker on the subject of diet, exercise, health and spirituality; licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

CALDWELL ESSELSTYN,J , MD (OH) retired Cleveland Clinic surgeon; conducted a 20 year study of coronary artery disease using diet and lifestyle modification; first recipient of the Benjamin Spock award for Compassion in Medicine in 2005; author of forthcoming book on arrest and reversal of coronary artery disease

JOANN FARB (KS) author, Compassionate Souls: Raising the Next Generation to Change the World; founder Vegetarians of Kansas City; biologist; free-lance writer & activist; married with two vegan children

NICOLE FORDYCE (Canada) certified group fitness instructor, teaching total toning/low- impact aerobics and high-impact cardio-kickboxing classes; long-time animal rights advocate; feral and stray cat rescuer; become vegetarian at age 10 and vegan at age 20

ALLISON MEMMO GEIGER, MA, Med (PA) certified secondary education teacher, applies her education background to all things vegan; taught numerous cooking classes for Club Veg: Vegetarian Education Group; currently working on a vegan sushi cookbook

SCOTT GEIGER (PA) vegan for 8 years; father of a 2 year old vegan boy; baseball fan, avid birdwatcher; volunteer for Club Veg; works with local sports franchises to introduce more vegetarian/vegan options to increase their fan base and their profits

ANN GENTRY (CA) former personal chef to Danny DeVito; created Real Food Dail , a home food delivery service, serving healthful and exciting dishes; author, The Real Food Daily Cookbook: Really Fresh, Really Good, Really Vegetarian

MICHAEL GREGER, MD (MD) director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, HSUS; graduate Cornell's College of Agriculture and Tuft's University of Medicine; nationally known speaker on public health and social justice issues; Farm Sanctuary's chief investigator, mad cow disease; author Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze and the forthcoming Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching

LEE HALL,JD (PA) legal director for Friends of Animals; co-author of Dining With Friends; and the forthcoming Capers in the Churchyard: Animal Rights Advocacy in the Age of Terror; has taught on the subject of nonhuman rights as well as immigration and refugee law; speaks publicly about issues related to the world food suppl , animal agribusiness, and the culture of the cage

AMIE HAMLIN (NY) exec. dir. NY Coalition for Healthy School Lunches, responsible for resolutions passed unanimously in NYS Legislature & NYS PTA, asking that plant-based entrees be served dail , among other healthy changes; founder Club Veg w/chapters in Binghamton & Long Island NY & Philadelphia, PA

CHARLES HERSHEY (IL) founder (1995), pres. of Springfield Vegetarian Assoc.; past editor (6 years) “Springfield Vegetarian;” vegetarian for over 30 years (started at age 11 for ethical reasons)

MEGHAN KELLY (CANADA) vegan juggler; teaches circus skills, games, songs & crafts for children; encourages cooperative play & enviro-friendly games

DAN LADERMANN (CA) co-director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute; director of Raw World International Festival of Raw Food Enthusiasts; president of the Institute for Vibrant Living; founder and director of the annual Vibrant Living Expo

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