Speaker Date Topic
Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Oct 23, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

Today's Meaningful Conversation program will feature a panel of three distinguished panelists who live in our community and have a Rotary connection. We are thankful to Errol Barnett, our club’s current President, Dr. Rene Settle Robinson, an outstanding Rotarian, and Erica Turner our most recent Paul Harris recipient, for accepting our invitation to be our first panel as part of the Meaningful Conversations program.

The panelists will be sharing their personal stories related to equity, inclusion and race relations experienced in our community. Our intent for this session is to listen, learn, and honor the reality of the panelists’ experiences.

The meeting is on Friday, October 23 from 7:00 – 8:00 am, virtually through Zoom. You can access the Zoom meeting by going to MTsunriserotary.org

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Will Jones - Mequon City Administrator Oct 30, 2020
Mequon Update
Mequon Update

Will Jones was appointed Mequon City Administrator in 2015. As City Administrator, Mr. Jones is responsible for managing, coordinating and expediting activities across all City departments, serves as the City’s spokesperson and representative to other units of government, outside organizations and the local business community, and oversees the City’s annual budget development process.

Will has earned designation as a Credentialed Manager through the International City/County Management Association and presently serves as Chair of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Advisory Committee on Economic Development & Capital Planning. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Political Science from Boston College and earned a master's degree in Public Administration from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. 

Dr. Daniel Sem - CUW Dean School of Bus Admin Nov 06, 2020
Purple Solutions: A Bipartisan Roadmap to Better Healthcare in America
Purple Solutions: A Bipartisan Roadmap to Better Healthcare in America

Daniel Sem, Ph.D., MBA, JD
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Dean, Batterman School of Business at Concordia University;
CEO of Bridge to Cures; VP of Business Development, Estrigenix Therapeutics;

Dr. Sem has over 20 years of experience in drug discovery and development, as well as healthcare entrepreneurship and innovation, first in the biotechnology industry, then in academia. He has over 60 published papers and book chapters, 10 issued patents, and has co-founded several companies. Dr. Sem works extensively with Universities, Industries and Government in Southeast Wisconsin to build shared drug development and commercialization resources for the region.

He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from UW-Milwaukee, his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from UW-Madison (1990), and then worked in biotechnology in San Diego where he co-founded Triad Therapeutics, ranked one of the top 10 biotech startups in the US by Drug Discovery Today (later acquired by Novartis for $60 million).

He joined the faculty at Marquette in 2002 and served as Assistant then Associate Professor of Organic Chemistry, before joining Concordia University’s new School of Pharmacy in 2011, transitioning to his current position as Dean of Business in July of 2016. He maintains an appointment in the Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and is also CEO of Bridge to Cures, and scientific cofounder and VP of Business Development of Estrigenix Therapeutics, which is developing ERbeta agonists to treat symptoms of menopause and dementia in women.

Dr. Sem also has Law and MBA degrees from Marquette. 

In March of 2020, Dr. Sem co-led a regional initiative in southeast Wisconsin to produce 3D printed and related respirator masks, as part of an Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin project, partnering with Bridge to Cures, Concordia University, Husco, Ritus Corporation, Aprilaire, Roddy Medical, UW Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital, Medical College of Wisconsin, and more.

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Nov 20, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Gavin Quinnies - President US HealthCenter Dec 04, 2020
TBD
TBD

Trained in engineering and management systems, Mr. Quinnies started his career developing artificial intelligence, automated process planning, and intelligent networks in the aerospace industry. Afterward, he served as COO for a metals manufacturing and distribution firm, playing a key role in its successful growth from $20MM firm to $100MM with multi-state operations. During this time, Mr. Quinnies developed industry-leading health, safety, IT, quality, sales and productivity management systems. He implemented his first incentive-based wellness program in 1992 resulting in a 4:1 ROI.  After a successful exit involving a multi-competitor roll up and NYSE IPO, he stayed on as Chief Quality, Safety and Health Officer for the $2.0 billion dollar parent company, managing 100 locations nationwide.

Before co-founding US HealthCenter, Mr. Quinnies operated a consulting company for Quality, Safety, Health and Life Sciences. His largest client was IBM, contributing to an international pharmaceutical lifecycle management practice and system currently being sold to international pharmaceutical companies.

Mr. Quinnies is currently the President of US HealthCenter and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Company including personnel, client services, financial decisions, software development, and sales management. Mr. Quinnies earned his B.S. in engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Dec 18, 2020
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Jan 22, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Feb 26, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here

Lucia Francis - MT Sunrise Rotary Mar 26, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our team of your fellow Rotarians have been planning these sessions and our goal is that through meaningful conversations we will experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.

A Rotarian member of our team will guide each conversation within small groups of  4-5 people.   Small groups will feedback appropriate and significant information to the whole group.

What can you do to get the most out of each conversation ?

  • Look forward to an exciting, encouraging, insightful experience.
  • Review the Rotary Statement on racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion found in our web page.
  • View recommended  videos, listed below, before or after our conversations.  They will provide background and  information to help us in making our conversations meaningful.
  • Actively listen and participate in each conversation with your fellow Rotarians

Videos

Uncomfortable conversations with a black man. https://uncomfortableconvos.com/episode/episode-1

Verna Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them. Click Here