Speaker Date Topic
Michele Cuteri Feb 21, 2024
Honor Flight Austin
Honor Flight Austin

Ms. Cuteri was born into and grew up in a career military household. Her father was in the Army for 23 years. This afforded her the opportunity to travel to and live on bases in Germany and throughout the U.S.
Wanting to be involved in an organization that honors our military, she discovered Honor Flight Austin. Michele has been volunteering as an Austin guardian for the past 7 years. When the position of Treasurer became available, she saw a way to become more involved while at the same time using her degree in finance. Michele is looking forward to continuing her service with our organization.

Kelly Moreno, Chief Solutions Officer Mar 06, 2024
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area

Kelly Moreno is the Chief Solutions Officer for Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA), the nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and child care assistance to businesses and job seekers in Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties.

Prior to this role, Kelly has worked in marketing for Fortune 100 and 500 companies and held numerous leadership roles in nonprofits. She has a passion for building relationships and customer service. She brings experience in driving organizational planning, mission, advocacy, influence, and growth.

Kelly has an MBA from the University of Houston Clear Lake and a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. 

Rebekah Pridgeon Mar 20, 2024
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!

Rebekah Pridgeon is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with teens and adults. Her background includes experience working with children, teens, adults, and parents focusing on communication, behavior change, mood-related issues, and trauma. Rebekah earned her BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University and her MA in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. She is Certified in EMDR, and trained in Theraplay Level 1, and Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), additionally she has training in trauma-informed practices.

Rebekah’s background includes a former career in corporate America where she worked with a vast array of people across many different walks of life and cultures to build teams, build out space, solve problems, and nurture relationships.  After becoming a licensed therapist she established The Sparrow Center which is a practice focused on providing hope while helping the whole person heal.

Sharon Guzman Mar 20, 2024
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!

Sharon Guzman has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 15 years who works with men, women, couples, and first responders. Her background includes experience working with police officers, military and ex-military, firefighters, medical professionals, adults and couples, and those with substance abuse-related issues. She has worked in a variety of settings including probation, court systems, local mental health authorities, and private practice.  She has also been an IOP Counselor and a Substance Abuse Interventionist.  Her emphasis in the counseling experience is the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, the utilization of tools for both coping and thriving, a holistic response to both substance abuse and trauma, communication, and the creation and maintenance of intimacy and discovery of present-day and future solutions. Sharon earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her MA in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. She has been trained in Substance Abuse Interventions, NLP and EMDR.

Jen Knutson Mar 20, 2024 7:00 AM
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!
The Sparrow Center - Transform the way you look, think and feel in a holistic way!

Jen Knutson is a Traditional Naturopath and Nutritionist with a special interest in mental health and hormones.

 

She has a Bachelors and a Masters in Psychology and a Masters in Health Studies. She did an additional four years of study in Australia, achieving Advanced Diplomas in Nutritional Medicine and Naturopathy, and spent a further two years studying Neuro Nutrient Therapy.

 

Jen has been in the natural health space for over a decade.  Not only has she healed her own health issues naturally, but she has also helped hundreds of other people do the same.

 

She has articles published in several mainstream magazines in Australia and New Zealand and has been featured on ABC radio in Australia for her work with amino acid therapy.  She has also 

presented internationally for a global wellness company and is passionate about educating and inspiring people to live happy, healthy lives naturally.

She has recently relocated her practice from Australia to Round Rock, Texas, and is actively working to help people live well on this side of the world.

Jerry Chapman Apr 03, 2024 7:00 AM
The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation

Jerry joined the Rotary Club of North Shore Lake Travis (Lago Vista) in 2005.  He served as the club’s Vice President, Membership and Foundation chairs, and President.  He organized their bicycle and 5K fund-raisers to support local projects.  When NSLT merged with Austin Centennial, he joined the Cedar Park Club. 

Jerry joined the Rotary Club Cedar Park-Leander as a transfer Rotarian in 2013.  His knowledge of, and passion for, Rotary was immediately felt by all members.  He is always willing to share his knowledge and to join in all the Club activities.  The Club has been able to be involved in many local projects such as highway clean-ups, a Talent Show for fund-raising for three years, a fund-raising art show, a Quarter-a-Mile activity, among just a few.  The club always looks to Jerry for guidance and input.  He served as District Governor.  He has served in numerous Club capacities, committee chairs, Foundation Chair, and is currently serving as Executive Director,  The Club went through a period of possibly having to disband.  Jerry’s guidance, knowledge and encouragement during this time, and all of his contributions are priceless and kept the Club alive and well.  Jerry was instrumental in the Club achieving The 100% TRF Banner where every member of our Club is a Paul Harris Fellow.  Jerry’s diligence resulted in our Club coming in at Third Place in Category 2 for the Rotary District 5870 Limited Time Offer “Giving” campaign.

At the District level, Jerry has served as the ROF Chair, District Secretary, Assistant Governor, District Governor, Annual Fund Sub-committee Chair. and District Rotary Foundation Chair. He is the current Council of Legislation representative from D5870.

Sarah Penniman-Morin Apr 17, 2024
International Rescue Committee
International Rescue Committee

Nearly 20 years of public health and humanitarian aid experience with a proven track record of strengthening supply chain systems for health, development, and emergency programs for aid organizations. Exceptional cross-cultural communication skills gained while working extensively in over 30 countries. Strong strategic development, supervisory, and change management skills. Proven ability to build teams, systems, and compliance structures. Native English speaker, and fluent in French.

Barbara Benson-Strand May 01, 2024
Barbara Benson-Strand May 15, 2024
Becky Robbins-Penniman Jun 05, 2024
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