2017 Speakers

Nick Buettner

Nick Buetter

Keynote Speaker

Nick Buettner has first-hand knowledge of the Blue Zones - places that have the greatest life expectancy and where more people reach age 100 than anywhere else in the world.

Jeff Cooper

Jeffery Cooper, MS

With over twenty-five years of service in the public health arena, Jeffery Cooper has been serving as the Public Health Commissioner for Dayton and Montgomery county since 2015.

Jessica Saunders

Jessica L. Saunders, MPA

Jessica Saunders is the Director of the Center for Child Health and Wellness at Dayton Children’s Hospital and coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Dayton.

Joseph Scherger

Joseph E. Scherger, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Scherger is Vice President for Primary Care and Marie E. Pinizzotto, MD, Chair of Academic Affairs at Eisenhower Medicine Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Sara Paton

Sara Paton, PhD

Sara Paton, PhD holds a joint appointment at Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County and as an associate professor of epidemiology within the Wright State University Department of Population and Public Health Sciences. 

Terra Williams

Terra Williams, MPH

Terra Williams, MPH is the Director of the Office of Health Promotion at Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County.  She oversees the divisions of Chronic Disease and Prevention, WIC, and Maternal and Child Health.

Marietta Orlowski

Marietta Orlowski PhD, MCHES

Marietta Orlowski PhD, MCHES is an associate professor of community health at the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine Center for Global Health.

Barb Marsh

Barbara Marsh, MSW

Barbara Marsh is part of the Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County Executive team and serves as Assistant to the Health Commissioner.

Jodi Long

Jodi Long, MSW

Jodi Long is the Director of Treatment and Supportive Services for Montgomery County Alcohol & Drug and Mental Health Services.


Katherine Cauley, PhD

Katherine Cauley, PhD is a professor in the Department of Community Health in the Boonshoft School of Medicine, at Wright State University, serving as the director of the Center for Healthy Communities and also serves as an associate professor in the Wright State School of Professional Psychology.

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