Don’s Resume

Objective

To make presentations on the health hazards of tobacco use, to encourage young people not to use tobacco products and to encourage adults to quit smoking.


Experience

2006 – Present

Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD), Siteman Cancer Center – St. Louis, Missouri – partnering to expand middle school tobacco education programs in St. Louis City

1999 – Present

Smoke-Free St. Charles County Coalition – St. Charles, Missouri (previously, Citizens for a Healthy St. Charles County Clean Indoor Air Coalition)

1998 – Present

St. Louis Suburban School Nurse Association and BJC Health Care Conference – St. Louis, Missouri – “School Nurse Survival Training”

Anti-tobacco display booth at local high schools for parent information fairs in conjunction with the A+ program

1997 – Present

Health Fairs for St. Louis, Missouri regional hospitals; Volunteer – Safe and Drug-Free Advisory Council for St. Charles, Missouri R-6 School District; Volunteer – Partners in Education – Rockwood School District, St. Louis, Missouri

1996 – Present

National Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse – Speak at student school rallies and leadership trainings during Red Ribbon Week; organize youth volunteers to share information on alcohol and drug abuse in association with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

D.A.R.E. program – Presentations amd provide displays and educational materials to educate students against the use of tobacco products

Healthy Communities St. Charles County – Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Task Force (priviously, Healthy Communities 2000 Tobacco Task Force) – St. Charles, Missouri

1995 – Present

American Cancer Society – St. Louis, Missouri – Legislative District Captain; Celebration on the Hill Ambassador; Board Member; chaired Tobacco Committee; Site Coordinator – Relay for Life; Jail-A-Thon; St. Charles Community Council; Road to Recovery Driver; visits area cancer patients; panelist for youth press conferences for the Great American Smokeout; health fairs; advocate – Missouri State Capitol.

Tobacco Free Missouri – St. Louis, Missouri – Board Member, guest speaker for smoking cessastion facilator trainings, workshop presenter for teachers and health care professionals; “Train the Trainer” workshop presenter – elementary and middle school teachers; presenter for tobacco use prevention program offered to sixth graders at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital – St. Louis, Missouri;

American Lung Association – Motivation trainer in the Smoking Cessation Classes; tobacco prevention presenter – elementary school; presenter for the Healthy Options for Teens program – high schools

Additional Volunteer Work – Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri and St. Joseph Health Center, St. Charles, Missouri – assist and encourage cancer patients; present health prevention programs in the schools and community; presenter for smoking cessation classes


Presentations

  • National and Local School Presentations – elementary, middle, high schools, universities to present
  • Cancer Awareness Day for Meramec College, September 2010 – Kirkwood, Missouri
  • NCADA Prevention Provider’s Networking Conference – Round Robin Presenter, June 2010 – Lindenwood University, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Lincoln Middle School Celebrate Sober Event, May 2010 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Liberty Middle School Celebrate Sober Event, May 2010 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • DePaul Health Center, February 2010 – guest speaker for “I Can Cope” program – Bridgeton, Missouri
  • Smoking Cessation Facilitator Training, November 2009 – guest speaker- St. Charles Community College, St. Charles, Missouri
  • Cancer Awareness Day for Meramec College, September 2009 – Kirkwood, Missouri
  • United Health Care Smoking Cessation Fair, June 2009 – Maryland Heights, Missouri
  • St. Louis Senior Olympics tobacco education booth, May 2009 – Jewish Community Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Liberty Middle School Celebrate Sober Event “Free to be Yourself”, May 2009 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Lincoln Middle School Celebrate Sober Event “Free to be Yourself”, April 2009 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • Kick Butts Day Event, “Hip Hop for Kick Butts – Teens Against Tobacco Use”- March 2009- sponsored by the Institute for Family Medicine – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Show-Me Smoke-Free Youth Summit – “Time to Clear the Air” – February 2009 – presenter and exhibitor – Jefferson City, Missiouri
  • Teen Partnering for Prevention Workshop at St. Charles Community College, February 2009 – sponsored by Healthy Communities St. Charles County – St. Charles, Missouri
  • Siteman Cancer Center, “Smokeout for Life” – November 2008 – sponsored by PECaD, Siteman Cancer Center – St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Louis Public Schools Respiratory Care Student Service Project – November 2008 – sponsored by BJC School Ourtreach & Development, PECaD (Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities) and Young Choices, Inc. at Siteman Cancer Center
  • Bayless Junior High School, “Keep Kids Tobacco Free” – November 2008 – sponsored by PECaD, Siteman Cancer Center – St. Louis, MIssouri
  • John Burroughs School Sophomore Health Fair, October 2008 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Cancer Awareness Day for Meramec College, September 2008 – Krikwood, Missouri
  • Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Center, August 2008 – participated in filming for smoking cessation and People’s Health Magazine Show – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Adventures in Health Care Camp, July 2008 – Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital – St. Peters, Missouri
  • Kansas State DARE Conference, July 2008 – Topeka, Kansas
  • Liberty Middle School Celebrate Sober Event “Free to be Yourself”, May 2008 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • St. Louis Senior Olympics tobacco education booth, May 2008 – Jewish Community Center, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Smoking cessation classes for St. Charles City Employees, May 2008 – St. Charles, Missouri
  • Lincoln Middle School Celebrate Sober Event “Free to be Yourself”, February 2008 – Edwardsville, Illinois
  • American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout Event 2007 – Center Stage at the St. Louis Science Center – St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Louis Science Center,Center Stage Presentations, October 26 & November 9, 2007 – Don Young asks, “Can Smoking Leave You Speechless?” – St. Louis, Missouri
  • DePaul Health Center, August 2007 – guest speaker for “I Can Cope” program – Bridgeton, Missouri
  • Missouri State DARE Conference, 2007 – Springfield, Missouri, “The hand we hold today will lead us tomorrow.”
  • American Cancer Society Story Studio, 2007 – filming of personal cancer story for national distribution – Austin, Texas
  • SSM St. Joseph Health Center, Tobacco Free for Life Support Group, May 2007 – “Smoking Can Leave You Speechless” – St. Charles, Missouri
  • Project Smokebusters of Northeast Missouri, March 2007 – Smokebusters Week, “Don’t Let Big Tobacco Zap You!”
  • Kick Butts Day Event, 2007 – Center Stage at the St. Louis Science Center – St. Louis, Missouri
  • St. Charles Community College, Feburary 2006 – smoking cessation week – St. Charles, Missouri
  • Television commercial for tobacco prevention for the state of Missouri, November 2006
  • Smoking Cessation Facilitators Training, 2006 – guest speaker – Salus Center, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Teens Partnering for Prevention Workshop, November 2006 – workshop for high school student journalists and advocates – St. Charles, Missouri
  • Project S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco), 2006 – student training sponsored by the Tobacco Prevention Center – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Great American Smoke Out, 2006 – St. Charles Community College, sponsored by Siteman Cancer Center – St. Peters, Missouri
  • American Cancer Society Benefit, 2006 – 103.3FM KLOU Radio-a-thon to Tackle Cancer – shared personal story – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Community Council of St. Charles Community, Networking Forum breakout sessions, 2006 – Calvary Church, St. Peters, Missouri
  • Cable television interview by McGraw Milhaven – “Get Hooked on Health”, 2005 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Midwest Laryngectomee Conference presenter, 2005 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Teen Partnering for Prevention Workshop, 2005 – workshop for high school student journalists and advocates – St. Charles, Missouri
  • KETC Channel 9 (PBS), 2005 – interview about risk factors in getting cancer – St. Louis, Missouri
  • School Tools for Nurses Conference, August 2005 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • NCADA National Youth Leadership TREND Conference, 2005 – St. Louis, Missouri – “Ignite Our Spirit, Illuminate Our Communities”
  • Kick Butts Day Rally, 2005 – Clayton High School, Clayton, Missouri
  • Press conference with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon representing the American Cancer Society – December 2004 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Missouri DARE Conference, 2004 – Springfield, Missouri
  • NCADA National TREND Conference, 2004 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • PRIDE 2004, World Drug Prevention Conference – St. Louis, Missouri – Exhibit
  • Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Tobacco Use Prevention Program workshop, 2003 (participant)- Jefferson City, Missouri – “Empowering Missouri Communities to Clear the Air of Secondhand Smoke”
  • Missouri DARE Conference, 2003 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • NCADA National TREND Conference, 2002 – St. Louis, Missouri – “Color Our Communities Drug Free”
  • Coordinated School Health Conference, 2002 – Tan-Tar-A Resort, Missouri
  • Speaker for Fourth Annual For “Reach For The Stars” Cancer Gala to benefit the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, September, 2002 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Kids Under Twenty One “KUTO” Win With Wellness, 2002 – St. Louis, Missouri – Youth Forum and Community Resource Fair – Exhibit
  • Kansas State University, 2001 – Manhattan, Kansas
  • Student News Conference, American Cancer Society, 2001 – Kansas City, Missouri – Union Station City Stage Theater
  • Kansas Smokeless Kids Initiative, 2001 – Topeka, Kansas – The Topeka Youth Council “Teen are Concerned” Conference
  • Kansas Smokeless Kids Initiative, 2001 – Hutchinson, Colby, Manhattan, Desoto, Garden City and Great Bend, Kansas – “Smoke-Free Teens Are Rising” (STAR*) Rallies
  • National Tobacco Conference on Tobacco or Health, 2001 (participant) – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • American Cancer Society, 2000 – Jefferson City, Missouri – NOWAY Rally (No Opportunity, Why Addict Yourself)
  • National TREND Conference, 2000 – St. Louis, Missouri – “Breaking Barriers for a Better Tomorrow”
  • Missouri DARE Conference, 2000 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Hammon’s Heart Institute and American Cancer Society, 2000 – Springfield, Missouri “Tobacco Rally 2000”
  • Community Presentation, 2000 – Thiebaud Auditorium, Lamar, Missouri
  • MoACT Partnering For Success 1999 Conference – Tan-Tar-A Resort, Missouri – “A Bag of Tricks for Teaching About Tobacco”
  • NCADA National TREND Conference, 1999 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Coordinated School Health Conference, 1999 – Tan-Tar-A Resort, Missouri – “Tobacco: Up Close and Personal”
  • Tobacco-Free Heartland Conference, 1999 – St. Louis Missouri Train the Trainers Workshop – “A Smoker’s Story”
  • NCADA National TREND Conference, 1998 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • Missouri DARE Conference, 1998 – Springfield, Missouri – “Teaching About Tobacco”
  • American Lung Association of Illinois, 1998 – Maryville, Illinois – “Teens Against Tobacco Use”
  • Washington University, 1998 – St. Louis, Missouri – Gateways and Pathways Project – Determining Mental Health Needs of Youth
  • Charter Communications Television talk show, “Topics, etc.”, 1998 – St. Louis, Missouri
  • American Stop Smoking Intervention Study Conference, 1997 -Columbia, Missouri – “Working Toward a Smoke-Free Missouri”

Honors & Awards

  • Friends of Nursing Award – Barnes-Jewish Hospital – 2005
  • Community Hero -Summer Olympic Torch Bearer- 2004
  • Lance Armstrong Foundation – 2004 Spirit of Survivorship Carpe Diem Award – one of top ten finalist
  • American Cancer Society “Celebration on the Hill” Ambassador, Washington, DC – 2002
  • Community Hero – Winter Olympic Torch Bearer – 2002
  • Coping Magazine – Cancer Survivor of the Year – 2000
  • Proclamation of Commendation – from the late Governor Mel Carnahan, State of Missouri, for “Contributions to Anti-Smoking Campaigns in the State of Missouri” – 2000
  • Proclamation of Commendation – presented by Mayor Patricia York, City of St. Charles, Missouri for “Work with the St. Charles Community and Schools and for the Many Hours of Volunteer Work in Educating the Youth” – 2000
  • Outstanding Volunteer in the Field of Tobacco Control for the American Cancer Society – 1996, 1999
  • Healthy Communities 2000 Coalition Community Champions Award – 1999
  • Krystal Award, St. Louis Volunteer of the Year for the American Cancer Society – 1997
  • Hardee’s Hometown Hero Award – 1997
  • Community Hero – Summer Olympic Torch Bearer – 1996
  • Tobacco Free Missouri – St. Louis Volunteer of the Year – 1996
  • American Lung Association – New Volunteer of the Year – 1996

Interests – Past and Present

  • 25 years of Coaching Youth Softball and Soccer
  • 15 years of Teaching Youth Bible Study
  • 15 years of Coordinating the St. Charles Church Softball Leagues
  • Shriner Clown
  • Advocate to keep tobacco out of the hands of young people
  • Advocate for clean indoor air ordinances (local and other communities anti-tobacco ordinances)
  • Instrumental in changing laws in Missouri
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