Speaker Date Topic
Andrew Stein Aug 06, 2022
The Gates Foundation & PolioPlus Partnership
The Gates Foundation & PolioPlus Partnership

Andrew Stein is a Senior Program Officer on the Polio team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on improving polio outbreak response and program innovations. Prior to the Gates Foundation Andrew was a Technical Officer for Program Management for the Polio Eradication Program at the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Africa in Brazzaville, Congo on secondment from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to WHO, he worked for 5 years as a Public Health Advisor in polio and global immunization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Andrew is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and served for 2 years in Eswatini supporting community based health and HIV prevention efforts. Andrew earned a master’s degree in public health from Boston University and a master’s degree in management from the University of Georgia.

Patricia Merryweather-Arges Aug 06, 2022
Rotary International Goals & Initiatives
Rotary International Goals & Initiatives

Rotary International Director Elect 2022-2024

Pat Merryweather-Arges is a Rotarian from the Rotary Club of Naperville since 2002.   Pat is the Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator and serves as the District International Service Chair. Pat served as the Zone 28-29 2016 Chair and Chair of the Presidents Internatiional Peace Conference held in Chicago   She served as the Club President and received her Club’s Rotarian of the Year and Four Avenues of Service Awards.   She has served the District as District Grants Chair for 3 years and Diversity Chair.   As a Rotarian Pat has traveled to about a dozen countries working on Rotary projects and has attended Rotary Day at the United Nations and a Rotary Middle East Peace Conference  in Turkey.   Pat’s projects include solar ovens, water wells, and medical equipment and missions.   Pat has received the Rotary Foundation Meritorious Service Award and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award.

Pat is Executive Director of Project Patient Care where she works with patients, families, and caregivers to have their voice heard in health and healtthcare through advocacy, public health policy, and collaboration with providers.  Pat is married to George, a Rotarian,  and they have four sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.  
Dr. "Bowtie" Todd Jenkins Aug 06, 2022
Rotary International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Initiatives
Rotary International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force Initiatives

Dr. Todd Jenkins currently serves as the Senior Diversity, Inclusion, and Innovation Leader in Corporate America at a Fortune 400 company and as a Global Inclusion Trainer, Strategist, and Speaker with Bowtie Leadership, Inc. As a consultant, he has worked with several companies such as Walmart, Google, Facebook, American Airlines, Deloitte, etc., oil and gas companies, small and large non-profits, and entrepreneurs. He graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina with two degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology, obtained a Master of Science from Illinois State University, and Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. His research area focused on minority professionals, retention, and perception of their supervisor within the workplace. Currently, he is enrolled at Harvard University, completing post-doctorate studies as Harvard Fellow. Also, Dr. Jenkins serves as a faculty member for the Executive Institute on Inclusion and on the Diversity Business Journal Review Board.

Dr. Jenkins is a proud Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow from the Rotary Club of Fayetteville, Arkansas; he has served as the former Rotaract Advisor, Interact Sponsor, RYLA presenter, Youth Services Chair, two terms on Club Board of Directors, and graduated from his District and Zone Leadership Academy. Dr. Jenkins is currently one of the youngest Youth Exchange District Chairs in Rotary International. He has had the honor to speak at various Rotary districts, zones, and international conventions. Dr. Jenkins serves on multiple boards locally and internationally in education, business, and inclusion initiatives. He has recently been selected and appointed to serve on the first Rotary International Committee- DEI Taskforce to align Rotary's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment, strategy, goals, and initiatives.

Today he is known as Dr. "Bowtie Todd," who has given inspirational talks and education to audiences of all sizes and backgrounds throughout North America, Asia, South America, and Europe. Dr. Todd Jenkins is a proud husband, author, servant leader, and conversationalist who believes in his philosophy "bowtie" it all together, serve and simply be a gift unto the world! Feel free to connect with Dr. Jenkins on social media outlets Instagram/Facebook @dr.bowtietodd , www.bowtieleadership.com, or email bowtietietodd@bowtieleadership.com!

 

Sponsors