Monthly Archives: June 2009
June 27, 2009
A Conversation With Nancy A. Aossey
Nancy A. Aossey is President & CEO of International Medical Corps (IMC), an international non-governmental organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through medical relief, health care training, and development programs that build self-reliance. As International Medical Corps’ start-up CEO in 1986, shortly after its founding in 1984, Nancy established it as a leader in medical crisis response and recovery. Under Nancy’s nearly two-and-a-half-decade stewardship, International Medical Corps has delivered life-saving assistance to tens of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people.
She helped establish International Medical Corps’ early humanitarian activities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Honduras, Nicaragua, Angola, Somalia, Mozambique, Cambodia, Bosnia, Thailand, Rwanda, and Kosovo. Her efforts have since transformed International Medical Corps into one of the largest humanitarian organizations, providing more than $120 million in disaster response and recovery programs annually. Today, International Medical Corps’ 3,500 staff and thousands of volunteers continue to work in the world’s most challenging places, including low-income, fragile, and post-conflict states like Darfur, Northern Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chechnya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and Iraq, among others. Since 1984, International Medical Corps has delivered $819 million of assistance and health services to tens of millions of people in more than 50 countries Read More
June 20, 2009
A Conversation With Michael Farrell
Michael Joseph Farrell was born on February 6, 1939 in St. Paul, Minnesota. At the age of 2 a move to Hollywood, where his father’s work as a studio carpenter provided young Mike’s first glimpse of the world behind the studio walls, began his fascination with the movies, one he has never fully lost.
After graduating from Hollywood High and a hitch in the Marines, he worked a number of jobs – including a stint as private investigator – while pursuing a career as an actor, beginning with small parts in films like “The Graduate” and “The Americanization of Emily”.
Mike is best known for playing Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the ever popular series M*A*S*H. His eight years with the memorable show allowed the opportunity to both write and direct several episodes, earning him nominations for Director’s Guild and Emmy Awards.
His first production experience outside of “”M*A*S*H was the CBS-TV film “Memorial Day”, in which he starred opposite Shelley Fabares. Read More
June 13, 2009
A Conversation With Yossi Ghinsberg
A passionate citizen of the world and an eternal nomad Yossi continuously travels the planet for both work and personal explorations.
He was born and raised in Israel and served three years in the Israeli navy on the Red Sea where he befriended the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert who greatly influenced him with their wholesome philosophy and nomadic lifestyle. To date, no matter where he lives, Yossi always constructs a tent, be it on the top of his apartment or the backyard of his house, that becomes the center of the family life.
Yossi studied Jewish Philosophy and Business Administration in Tel Aviv University followed by a comprehensive study of the ‘Kabala’ in authentic environments. A truth seeker by an inner calling, Yossi continuously studied religions and philosophy including the Ancients, the Classics, the Eastern, the Contemporary and the Shamanic path. Read More
June 6, 2009
A Conversation With Eliot Cowan
For the past nine years, Eliot Cowan, noted author (Plant Spirit Medicine: The Healing Power of Plants), healer in the Huichol Indian tradition and Plant Spirit Medicine, has conducted healing camps throughout the United States, offering healing in the Huichol ancestral tradition. In these healing sessions people are taught to reconnect with themselves and establish a deeper relationship with the natural world while leaving behind the stress of daily life.
Eliot Cowan discovered and developed Plant Spirit Medicine and had been practicing his medicine for several years when he read an article about the Huichol Indians and experienced what felt like an electrical charge pass through his body. He immediately knew he had to find out more about these people.
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