Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Larry Wahlberg Jun 21, 2018
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Mental Health

Dr. Larry Wahlberg, Clinical Psychologist,  runs the residential PTSD program at the Colorado VA Hospital.  PTSD is more common in today's society than anyone commonly expects. PTSD crosses age, gender, race, and ethnicity.  PTSD can result from observation or participation or even a person's inability to handle the stresses and triggers in today's society. The result is that we all know a friend, family member, coworker, comember, or even a casual acquaintance who is struggling with PTSD.  Dr. Wahlberg will teach attendees what some of the causes PTSD and what form and behavior that PTSD symptoms can take. Dr. Wahlberg will also tell us what conventional and ground-breaking treatments are available now for PTSD sufferers.   This meeting is relevant and important for all members. 

Dr. Marshall Thomas Jun 28, 2018 7:00 AM
Depression - Recognition, Research and Treatment
Depression - Recognition, Research and Treatment

Marshall Thomas, MD, currently serves as Executive Director of the University of Colorado Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center; a comprehensive center that provides outpatient clinical services, conducts a wide array of research on the treatment and prevention of mood disorders and delivers numerous community programs designed to educate people about depression and bipolar disorder and reduce the stigma around mental health. The Johnson Depression Center is part of the National Network of Depression Centers and is the only comprehensive center of its kind in the Rocky Mountain West. He also serves as the President, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Colorado Access, one of the largest non-profit health plans in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Throughout his career, Dr. Thomas has established himself not only as a skilled clinician but as a strong leader in the field of mental health. He has worked to develop systems of care that are inclusive, responsive and create synergies between patients and providers. He is a recognized national expert on improving patient health outcomes by integrating medical and behavioral health care.  Dr. Thomas’s research interests include Bipolar Disorder, Psychopharmacology, Health Services Research and Integrated Care. He has served as principal investigator on numerous grants, research projects, and clinical trials. He has published and lectured extensively on a wide range of psychiatric and healthcare-related topics.

Dr. Thomas received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin before attending Baylor College of Medicine, where he graduated with high honors. He completed his psychiatric residency followed by a two-year fellowship in clinical psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. He has been on the full-time faculty at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine since 1985.

 

Dr. Thomas will be introduced by Pat Bailey

Club is Dark for the July 4th Holiday Jul 05, 2018
The Club is Officially Dark for the Holiday - So Enjoy the Fireworks!
Michael Keirns,DPT,PhD, CS,ATC,CSCS,FAAOMPT Jul 12, 2018
Caring for the Aging Body - Owner - Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club Physical Therapy

Mike Kierns, PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT

Mike knows how to maintain our best physical form, correct what ails our aging bodies, is a coach, lecturer, professor, founder, trainer with decades of experience. Find out how to care and improve what you've got!

Ken Scott - Investigator in the Hague World Court Jul 19, 2018 7:00 AM
Working at the World Court at The Hague
Working at the World Court at The Hague

Ken Scott pursues South Sudanese mass rapists and killers the same way he once prosecuted drug traffickers in Denver and war criminals in Bosnia: by first meeting victims and their families.  “You’ve got to hear their stories. You always have to see the crime scene. There is nothing like being there,” Scott said during a recent interview at his Capitol Hill home.

In a legal career spanning four decades, Scott prosecuted crooks including Ponzi schemers in Denver U.S. District Court and Bosnian genocide perpetrators at the Yugoslavia Tribunal at The Hague in the Netherlands. He is now a member of a three-person commission that made recommendations Dec. 14 to the United Nations to confront ethnic cleansing in South Sudan.

Ken will tell us what it is like to work for the Hague and the investigation that he has participated in on genocide and other war crimes. 

 

 

Ken will be introduced by Peter VanArsdale

. Aug 02, 2018 7:00 AM
District Governor Sandy Mortensen Oct 11, 2018
District 5450
District 5450
Sandy is from Millville, New Jersey, attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI where she received a Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1965.
 
She moved to Frisco, Colorado in 1977 where she raised 4 children and had several Physical Therapy clinics. She volunteered in the community for many years before joining the Rotary Club of Summit County in 1991. She has served on numerous Club committees and was President of the Club 2007-08. On several occasions she has received the Club Outstanding Service award. Sandy also brought Visioning, long range goal setting for Clubs, to the District in 2009.
 
She met her partner, Lou Wagner, in Rotary and they have been together since 2002. Both Lou and Sandy are Paul Harris Fellows and have supported their Club Charitable Fund for many years. Sandy also continues to play an active role in the National Repertory Orchestra organization, bringing orchestral music to Summit County every summer for 7 weeks.
 
Karen Loeb to introduce.