Keynote & Workshop Presenters
Irene is married and has two adult sons. Besides serving on the Floral Park Lions board, Irene is a long-time member of the International Coach Federation, the mentoring coordinator at Elmer A. Toastmasters and the secretary for Nassau CHADD. Her happy place is in the garden.
Ms. Janek is frequently called upon with regard to her community outreach experience on Long Island. Janek was a featured guest most recently on Fox Five News, on The Anderson Cooper Show on CNN Series, CBS News, Channel 12 News, the God Squad, Jobline, Cablevision’s Our Town Series, Hometown and several local radio stations discussing the current turbulent times for professionals during their careers. Valentina is sought out as a facilitator and inspirational speaker at schools, universities, community organizations, and professional businesses.
Terrie Farley Moran
Along with Jessica Fletcher, Terrie Farley Moran co-writes the Murder She Wrote mystery series including the forthcoming Murder, She Wrote: Killer on the Court. She is the author of the Read 'Em and Eat cozy mystery series and also co-writes the Scrapbooking Mysteries with Laura Childs and has written numerous mystery short stories. The only thing Terrie enjoys more than wrangling mystery plots into submission is hanging out with any or all of her seven grandchildren.
Behavioral Nutritionist and author of Home Cooking for Your Dog, I work with dog and cat owners who want their pets to lead healthier and happier lives. I am certified in both canine and feline nutrition and I hold a certificate in applied animal behavior. I share my life with my 6 rescued dogs and 5 rescued cats.
Jen Tenzer is the founder of The Soloist, a solo travel planning company. After a 10+ year career in investment banking in Manhattan, Jen was burnt out and ready for a career reset.
Marie T Ruggles
Marie loves helping "boomers" to stay active and healthy. In her telehealth private practice, she specializes in creating personalized nutrition prescriptions for diabetes, soothing achy joints, high blood pressure, and wellness overhaul through her signature NewYOU anti-inflammatory program.
As the Founder of Cultural Mixology, a certified WBE, I am always looking for new and innovative ways to help people manage the complexity, uncertainty, and personal challenges presented by living or working in an international environment. I lead the strategic thinking process, through coaching, training, mentoring, and consulting, to support individuals and organizations that want to thrive across cultures.