STORM Inc

Rise & Thrive! 12-2-17: SFC George Shafer U.S. ARMY (Retired) & Meredith Shafer, JD of S.T.O.R.M., Inc. 

This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”
Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen on the OSJ App 

(Left to Right)SFC George Shafer U.S. ARMY (Retired) and Meredith Shafer, JD of S.T.O.R.M., Inc. 

SFC George Shafer (Ret.) is CEO/COO of Storm, Inc. George retired after fifteen years in the Army. He is a former combat veteran who survived years of undiagnosed PTSD and addiction and because of this, he now helps those in addiction find a way out through the ministries offered at Storm.

Meredith Shafer, JD, is CEO/CFO of Storm, Inc. She left her job of fifteen years as the Executive Director of a multimillion dollar foundation to co-found Storm, an addiction recovery ministry, with her husband. She has authored two books, the latest is Mad Cow: A PTSD Love Story, the testimony of their walk through addiction.

Rise & Thrive! 11-25-17: Holly Arbuckle & Kristen Moss – Outreach Health Services

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“Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”
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Left to Right: Holly Arbuckle and Kristen Moss of Outreach Health Services

Holly Arbuckle, Director of Business Development for Outreach Health Services, has many years of experience in healthcare.  She brings a personal approach to informing and educating all who will listen about the benefits of home care.   Like everyone at Outreach, Holly considers it an honor to assist the most vulnerable among us as they continue to live healthy, productive, empowered lives in their own homes.

Kristen Moss is the Outreach Private Pay Program Manager.  She comes to Outreach after spending 5 years listening to seniors and their families as the leasing counselor/move in coordinator for an assisted living community.  She brings her compassion, her listening skills and her drive to assist seniors who wish to age safely in their homes.

Erin Engelke, Chief External Relations Officer for Sunbeam Family Services, and Chelsea Rose, Director of Community Engagement with Catholic Charities • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Rise & Thrive! 11-18-17: Erin Engelke and Chelsea Rose

This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour”
Saturdays 9:05 a.m. on The Eagle, KZLS 1640AM or listen on the OSJ App. 

(Left to Right) Erin Engelke, Chief External Relations Officer for Sunbeam Family Services, and Chelsea Rose, Director of Community Engagement with Catholic Charities • Archdiocese of Oklahoma City  

Erin-Engelke Sunbeam Family ServicesErin Engelke is the Chief External Relations Officer for Sunbeam Family Services, one of the longest serving nonprofits in Oklahoma, where she manages the organization’s fundraising, marketing, public relations and volunteer programs. Sunbeam Family Services has been a vital support to individuals and families in the community. In 1907, founder Lizzie Swisher saw a need to for a children’s home in her community. With basket in hand, Lizzie and a group of women went door-to-door in their historic Oklahoma City Heritage Hills and Mesta Park neighborhoods, asking their peers for financial support. That passion to provide safe housing for homeless boys and girls spread, and their efforts raised enough funds to build a children’s home.

chelsea-roseChelsea Rose is the Director of Community Engagement at Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. As a graduate of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Oklahoma State University, Chelsea coordinated and produced weddings and large social events for seven years for hotels and independent venues throughout Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and the Dallas/Fort Worth area. She then brought her event talents and abilities to the non profit sector. She worked as the Special Event Coordinator at Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange (GRACE) in Grapevine, Texas for two and half years before joining the team at Catholic Charities. Chelsea lives in Oklahoma City, attends every Thunder game she can and participates in every 5k she can find.

Rise & Thrive! 11-11-17: Dr. Tay Sha Howell & Karen Ritchie, RN

November is Diabetes Awareness Month!

This week on “Rise & Thrive with the OSJ Radio Hour” – Tay Sha Howell, MD, Medical Director of the Oklahoma Wound Center and the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program and Karen Ritchie, RN, Diabetic Limb Salvage Nurse Navigator

Tay Sha Howell, MD, Medical Director of the Oklahoma Wound Center and the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program

Dr. Howell has served as the Wound Care Medical Director for Norman Regional Health System since 2008, covering the Oklahoma Wound Center; the inpatient wound program and the Diabetic Limb Salvage Program. She is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Undersea Hyperbaric Medicine and has been practicing wound care since 2006. She was recognized as one of The Journal Record’s “50 Women Making A Difference” in both 2012, 2015 and 2016 and named to The Journal Record’s Circle of Excellence in 2016. Dr. Howell is the co-founder and chapter leader of the Oklahoma Metro Chapter of the Save a Leg, Save a Life; a non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing amputation rates. She also serves on the National Board of Directors. Dr. Howell is also committed to educating and inspiring the next generation of health care professionals by serving as a mentor for the Belknap Memorial Premedical Proctorship and educating Emergency Medicine Residents on hyperbaric medicine and wound care.

 

Karen Ritchie, RN, Diabetic Limb Salvage Nurse Navigator

Karen is Norman Regional Health System’s Diabetic Limb Salvage (DLS) Nurse Navigator. She began her career at the Oklahoma Wound Center as a wound care technician before becoming a registered nurse. Karen coordinates the treatment plan for patients suffering from a diabetic ulcer and serves as the key contact for patients, and is responsible for monitoring and guiding them through the recovery process. Karen provides emotional support and assurance of continuity of care for the patient and their family. She educates them on the healing process, ulcer prevention and how to live a healthy lifestyle. Karen also provides diabetic limb salvage education to Norman Regional Health System nurses and caregivers.

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Norman Regional Health System’s free Diabetes Health Fair  – Tuesday Nov. 19, 6p-8p at the Norman Regional Education Center, 901 N. Porter. The Diabetes Health Fair is open to anyone who may be affected by diabetes or those interested in improving diabetes management. There will be a cooking demonstration by “Food for Thought” and “Zumba in a chair” by Tori Collier.

The Diabetes Health Fair will also feature free blood pressure screenings, free blood glucose meters, free hemoglobin A1C lab voucher, and the newest diabetes products. The fair is sponsored by the Norman Regional Diabetes Center.

Click here to go to the Facebook Event page or call the Diabetes Center at 405-307-5730 for more information. You can also visit their web page – click here.