SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Our monthly speaker presentations are currently held on Zoom.

If you'd like to join us and be a guest at our Rotary Club Meeting or if you're interested in speaking at a meeting please email us at RotaryChristiana@gmail.com.

Upcoming Presentations

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December 9, 2021

Colleen Davis
State Treasurer

Colleen C. Davis was elected State Treasurer on November 6, 2018. She was sworn into office on January 1, 2019. Colleen has a rich history of working for the First State. She served as the Treasurer for the Delaware Physician Assistant Advocacy Group (DAPA) and as a board member on the Advisory Board of Forge Life Sciences and on the Board of Delaware Maritime Education. In conjunction with these achievements, Colleen has also served as a financial consultant to large medical institutions, as well as small independent practices. As such, she has created fiscal stability and improved positive patient outcomes, while saving millions of dollars in overall health care costs.

Colleen believes in a strong community and wants to help the State of Delaware improve its quality of life. Over the years, she has volunteered locally, nationally and internationally. After Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in April 2015, she went as a physician’s assistant to help people affected near Kathmandu. Colleen is a proven leader in Disaster Relief, Medical-Surgical practices, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Emergency Medicine, Neurosurgery and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).

Colleen currently lives in Dagsboro, Delaware.

Past Presentations

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November 11, 2021
Meg Garey, LPCMH
Meg Garey, LPCMH, is Executive Director of A Better Chance for Our Children. Ms. Garey has over 15 years of experience working in child welfare. She has experience providing direct services to children and families, developing programs, and managing full administrative oversight.A Better Chance for Our Children supports children and families through foster care, adoption, and post adoption services throughout the state of Delaware. Founded by adoptive parents, A Better Chance for Our Children developed its mission through personal experience and a true understanding of what our kids and families need. We believe that with intensive preparation and unending support, parents can be successful. We believe every waiting child deserves a chance!

View a replay of the Zoom presentation here. (Password to view: t6h8j!GZ)

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October 14, 2021
Dr. Stephanie A. Urchick
Dr. Stephanie A. Urchick has considerable experience performing executive management, organizational and leadership consulting, and inspirational speaking in corporate and higher education environments. Stephanie is Partner and Chief Operating Office of Doctors At Work LLC, a consulting and training company aimed at assisting organizations and individuals with leadership development, communication, customer service and business development. Additionally, she writes the “Executive Decision” Column for Southpointe Today, a regional magazine in southwestern Pennsylvania focused on business growth.
Her academic credentials include an undergraduate degree in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters degree in Education from Duquesne University, and a doctorate in Leadership Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Active in numerous community boards and committees, Stephanie became the first ATHENA Award recipient for Washington County, PA, has been honored by Zonta International and the Sons of the American Revolution, has been named Rotarian of the Year by both her Rotary District and her Rotary club, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. In September of 2016, Stephanie appeared in the publication “Women in Business” that highlighted women from a 23-county area of Pennsylvania who are making a difference.
A Rotarian since 1991, Stephanie is a member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, PA and has served Rotary as a Foundation Trustee, Chair of TRF’s Centennial Celebration Committee and member of the Atlanta RI Convention Committee, District Governor, Regional Foundation Coordinator, International Training Leader, President’s Representative, district delegate to two Councils on Legislation, and as a member of various RI Committees and in various club and district Foundation roles. She currently chairs the Strategic Planning Committee and is a Major Donor and a member of the Bequest Society of the Rotary Foundation.
Stephanie has participated in a variety of international service projects, including National Immunization Days (polio prevention) in India and Nigeria, the building of an elementary school in Vietnam, water filter installation in the Dominican Republic, and mentoring new Rotarians in the Ukraine. Securing mammography equipment and a biopsy unit for a hospital in Poland was the district-wide TRF matching grant that Stephanie coordinated with the Rotary Club of Krakow. In its commemorative book,the Rotary Club of Krakow noted Stephanie Urchick as one of the agents helping the re-birth of Rotary in post-Communist Poland. Currently Urchick is helping to partner clubs and districts in the U.S. with Rotary clubs in Kosova and Albania for humanitarian and educational service through the “Call to Kosova” initiative.

View a replay of the Zoom presentation here. (Password to view: 5*w=5g$N)

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September 23, 202112:30pm • Zoom

Kim Eppehimer
Executive Director of Friendship House
Kim Eppehimer is the Executive Director of Friendship House. After years of volunteering with Friendship House, she was employed as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2014. In 2017 she was officially named the Executive Director of Friendship House. Kim has a Masters of Accounting from the University of Maryland, a certificate in Theology and Ministry from Princeton Seminary, and a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Delaware. She is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, and two dogs. 

View a replay of the Zoom presentation here. (Password to view: *0!3Lr%Z)

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August 12, 2021

Dr. Doug Tallamy
Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored over 100 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 40 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. He is a best-selling author and lecturer. Dr. Tallamy is also the recipient of numerous awards for his conservation and communication efforts.

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July 15, 2021

Kathy McGuiness Delaware State Auditor
Kathy McGuiness joined us to discuss projects and programs to keep Delaware accountable. Kathy is widely recognized as a leader and community advocate fighting for a more accountable and transparent Delaware.  During her first 100 days in office, McGuiness optimized staffing and improved organizational efficiency in order to clear audit backlogs, enhance responsiveness, and improve the agency's overall functionality. McGuiness has brought audits back in-house, created a comprehensive risk assessment tool, worked with the Offices of Inspector Generals to centralize reports on a single web portal. In 2021 alone, McGuiness released three reports identifying $87M in annual efficiency savings, government overspending and potential revenue sources. Given our 2021 $4.1M budget, that’s a Return on Investment of more than 21 times our annual budget. When she is not at the office, Kathy is often found volunteering and giving back to the community.