Speaker Date Topic
Azita G. Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA Nov 15, 2019
Project ADAM
Project ADAM

Azita Hamedani MD, MPH, MBA is a practicing academic emergency physician and founding Chair of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. Prior to returning to Wisconsin, she was on faculty at Harvard Medical School and completed a hospital administrative fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital.  Dr. Hamedani completed her residency/chief residency in the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program (Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital) and is a graduate of Yale College, Yale School of Medicine & Public Health, and the Kellogg School of Management.

Zadan Mason (Dr. Hamedani's son) is a sophomore at University School of Milwaukee (USM), where he worked closely with the school nurse, Ms. Kathleen Roebber, to secure Heart Safe School designation from Project ADAM.  USM is the first north shore high school to receive this designation from Project ADAM.  Project ADAM was created in 1999 to help increase awareness of sudden cardiac arrest in students, as every three days a US high school student athlete dies of cardiac arrest which could be prevented through quick action of bystanders. Given his love of sports, after helping make USM Heart Safe, Mason was inspired to help all neighboring high schools also become heart safe as well.

Patrick Pryor - City of Mequon Police Chief Nov 22, 2019
The State of the Mequon Police Department
The State of the Mequon Police Department

Patrick graduated from Marquette University in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Law Studies. He started his career in law enforcement with the Milwaukee Police Department as a Patrol Officer in 1995. He came to the City of Mequon as a patrol officer in 1999. Patrick has held the positions of Patrol Officer, Patrol Sergeant, Administrative Sergeant, and Police Captain. He now currently serves this community as the Police Chief. He was sworn in as Chief in May 2019.  Patrick also holds a certification from Northwestern University for the School of Police Staff and Command and a certificate from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association – Executive Leadership Institute. Patrick is also a Wisconsin certified law enforcement instructor. Patrick is married and has two boys 15 and 17 years old.

Mary Beth Seiser - District Foundation Chair Dec 06, 2019
Rotary Foundation
Rotary Foundation

Mary Beth joined the Rotary Club of West Bend Sunrise in 1998 and served as club president in 2003-2004. She also has served on the board as sergeant at arms and International Service chair and served on the Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival committee. She is a multiple Paul Harris recipient, a Benefactor and a member of the Bequest Society.

At the district level Mary Beth has served on PETS  Council, the Foundation committee, and the International Service/Grants Committee. In addition, she assumed the role of Assistant Governor from 2008-2011.

Mary Beth enjoys travel and has taken the opportunity to attend Rotary International conventions and served as sergeant at arms at two of those conventions. The highlight of her Rotary travels was in February, 2012 when she spent two weeks in India as part of a Polio National Immunization Day team and attended the Polio Summit in New Delhi.

MaryBeth was employed as a financial advisor at B C Ziegler and Company for more than 30 years. She has also served on the boards of the American Heart Association and Citizens Advocacy.

Mary Beth took anearly retirementfrom BC Ziegler and nowenjoys hobbies and spending time with family.  In her free time, Mary Beth is an avid knitter and also enjoys reading, gardening, and traveling. But most of all, she loves to spend time with her adorable grandson!

Jim Hahn - Community Outreach Kids Matter Jan 03, 2020
Kids Matter
Kids Matter

Jim Hahn started with KIDS MATTER in 2008 as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program volunteer. His professional background includes more than 25 years in nonprofit fundraising and administration. He served as a national award-winning officer of the Greater Milwaukee Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and as a member of the Subject Matter Expert Corps charged with writing the international exam questions for the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) credential.

While pursuing his English degree at West Virginia University, Jim joined Alpha Phi Omega National Service Organization in 1983. Having served at all levels of the organization including on their national board of directors and as the National Marketing Director, today he chairs their efforts to expand into Canada. His experience in nonprofit service has afforded him tenures in addressing homelessness, healthcare advocacy, small business development, literacy, local historic preservation, as well as victims of child abuse and neglect. 

Erich Roush, PSYD - Psychologist Jan 24, 2020
Veteran Track Program at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital
Veteran Track Program at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital

"I have a person-centered approach that meets people where they are at. I individualize care to help meet people's goals by using a mixture of education and evidence-based therapeutic approaches as needed to foster change. My background in positive psychology and resilience focuses on people's strengths to not only survive, but thrive."

I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Master's of Science in Clinical Psychology from the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology. I also received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Marquette University. I completed a psychology internship at Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), and also completed Master Resiliency Training from the U.S. Army.

I have been in the U.S. Army since 2007: five years active duty and six years and counting in the Reserves. My focus is treating trauma, moral injury, and working with a military population which includes individual, couple, and group therapy. I utilize a number of evidence based modalities (CPT, PE, EMDR, ACT, CBT) in addition to an interpersonal style to treat trauma related disorders.

I am also competent in treating anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, serious mental illness, and relationship problems. I have extensively studied barriers for veterans accessing mental healthcare and have a strong background in motivational interviewing.

I have a beautiful wife and three amazing children. We also have a dog, two cats, two birds, and many fish. Chickens are on the horizon. Outside of work, I enjoy playing, coaching, and watching sports... in that order. I play everything from volleyball to bowling to basketball to ping pong. If it has a ball, I will probably enjoy it. I also love spending time with my kids, traveling (when possible), the theatre, and trying new foods.