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SUMMERFEST SPEAKERS

VANCE LEHMKUHL (PA) cartoonist, writer, all-around entertainer; founding member veg pop band Green Beings; creator VegNews “Edgy Veggies” cartoon; author, Joy of Soy (vegetarian cartoons); illustrator/writer, Vegetarian Voice; host of VEGCAST podcast

BOB LERO , RD, MS, EDM (NY) NAVS nutrition advisor, nutritionist; writer; researcher; certified fitness instructor

HOWARD LYMAN (VA) executive director, Voice for a Viable Future; nationally renowned speaker; author Mad Cowboy: Plain Truth From the Cattle Rancher Who Won’t Eat Meat and No More Bull! The Mad Cowboy Targets America’s Worst Enemy: Our Diets; he is the subject of the feature documentary Mad Cowboy, an expose' of modern agriculture

ERIK MARCUS (NY) author, Meat Market: Animals, Ethics, and Money (2005), and Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating (1998); publisher of Vegan.com

MILTON MILLS, MD (VA) associate director of preventive medicine with Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM); co-author of PCRM’s report “Racial and Ethnic Bias in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines”

DAWN MONCRIEF (MD) executive director of Farm Animal Reform Movement; holds two masters degrees from George Washington Universit , in international relations and women's studies; specialty is the detrimental effects of animal agriculture on world hunger, especially for women in less-developed countries

JEFF NOVICK, MS, RD, LD (FL) dir. of Nutrition, Pritkin Longevity Ctr. (Aventura); VP National Health Assn. Board of Dir.; Health Science magazine columnist

JILL NUSSINO , MS, RD (CA) culinary educator, registered dietitian and freelance writer who has been teaching nutrition and cooking classes since 1985; author, The Veggie Queen: Vegetables Get the Royal Treatment; formerly in charge of the nutrition and no-fat vegan cooking component of The McDougall Program

MYRIAM PARHAM, RD, LD, DLN, CDE (FL) clinical dietitian & certified diabetes educator at the East Pasco Medical Ctr., Seventh Day Adventist Hospital; mother of a vegan child

JOHN PIERRE (IL) vegan nutrition and fitness consultant who lectures throughout the US, sharing the principles of compassionate living to people of all ages; best known for his innovative work in enhancing cognitive functioning in older adults and his fun, yet effective approach to functional fitness

DAN PIRARO (NY) creator of the syndicated cartoon feature Bizarro which appears daily in over 200 newspapers worldwide; winner of numerous cartooning and animal activism awards; author Life Is Strange and So Are You: A Bizarro Sunday Treasury, among others

MARK RIFKIN MS,RD,LDN (MD) MS in Health Education; conducts presentations on nutrition and food-related topics, promoting the benefits of plant-based diets in preventing and treating various chronic conditions and “diseases of affluence”

ROBERTA SCHIF , MS (NY) president, Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society; health educator; nutrition counselor; stand-up comic

KAREN SCHILTZ (MA) long-time animal rights, environmental & peace activist; certified dispute mediator; professional photographer; vegetarian for 25 years; mother of two vegetarian children

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SUMMERFEST SPEAKERS

RAE SIKORA (NM) founder/director of Simply Enough; co-created the nations first humane education certification and Masters programs; leads programs on compassionate living of non-violence, including consumerism, advertising / media influences, communication, conflict resolution, animal rights / awareness, & environmental awareness / responsibility

ASHLEY LOU SMITH (NY) founding board member, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary; fulltime freelance activist for such organizations as Farm Sanctuar , PETA, COK, and HSUS; teaches a humane education course to public school students in New York

CHERIE SORIA (CA) founder/director, Living Light Culinary Arts Institute; internationally known chef with over 30 years experience teaching raw vegan cuisine; lecturer and food columnist; author, Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and The Raw Food Diet Revolution

JO STEPANIAK, MSEd (PA) has been involved with vegetarian and vegan-related issues for over four decades; author and co-author of sixteen books on compassionate living and vegan cuisine; contributing author to many other books, pamphlets, national publications, and magazines; senior book editor, Book Publishing Co.; international business dispute resolution specialist; award-winning column, Ask Jo! appears on her web site Grassroots Veganism

MICHAEL STEPANIAK, BA (PA) a program coordinator for the Pennsylvania Resources Council, one of the state's oldest grassroots environmental organizations; administrator of the Southwestern PA Household Hazardous Waste Task Force, which has collected and responsibly disposed of over one million pounds of toxic products and minimizes their generation through education

WILL TUTTLE, PhD (CA) acclaimed musician with seven CDs of uplifting piano music, including AnimalSongs and Island of Light; author, World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health & Social Harmony co-founder of the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals; VegNews columnist; 15 year full-time traveling ministry; trained in Korea as a Zen Buddhist monk

LESLIE VAN ROMER, DC (WA) graduated as valedictorian and summa cum laude from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in South Carolina; motivational health speaker, writer, and personal coach, teaching people to take charge of their bodies, health, and lives by making wiser food and lifestyle choices

ROBERT VICTOR (MI) astronomer, Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State Univ.

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REBECCA BARNETT (NY) pianist, life-time vegetarian JOHN BOLUS (FL) professional keyboard player JAMES CHRISTENSEN (MA) vegetarian, melodic folk-rock singer & songwriter SARINA FARB (KS)12 years old, 4 year piano student, lifetime vegan JUKEBOX EXPRESS (PA) dee-jays VANCE LEHMKUHL (PA) cartoonist, songwriter and pianist DAN PIRARO (NY) cartoonist, creator of cartoon feature Bizarro WILL TUTTLE (CA) producer/performer, uplifting New Age piano music PUPPET REVOLUTION (NC) Puppeteers: Cindy, LEE J. & Spencer Ball SARAH SCHLUETER-EISMAN (NY) 11 year vocalist, lifetime vegan

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