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June 1, 2010 -- Workshop Bios
Juliet Rodman RD, LD, CPT
Vice-President, Wellness Corporate Solutions
Juliet Rodman, RD, LD, CPT has been motivating people to become healthy for more than 20 years. She is the Vice President of Wellness Corporate Solutions and is a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist who specializes in weight control, cardiovascular health, sports and general nutrition. Wellness Corporate Solutions is an award winning woman owned business that builds customized, high impact corporate wellness programs. WCS clients include media companies, law firms, associations, non profits and private employers nationwide. Juliet has been instrumental in developing and creating coaching and training protocols used by Wellness Corporate Solutions. In addition she consults with a variety of point solutions providers to help refine their strategies for motivating people to adopt healthy behavior changes. With her unique combination of nutrition and fitness expertise, Juliet presents and lectures nationally, appears regularly in health and fitness media, and writes a popular blog, "365 Days of Wellness".

Juliet can be reached at Juliet@wellnesscorporatesolutions.com

Cindy Olson
Director of Business Development and Outreach with Eco-Coach
From designing eco-communities & creating community gardens to financial planning on Wall Street, Cindy has a kaleidoscopic wealth of experience that connects with her breadth of knowledge and interests. She educates clients and assist them in directing, implementing and documenting the best sustainable practices for the new economy on the business and residential level. Ms Olson has certificates in a variety of disciplines including: energy auditing, whole building design, sustainable agriculture, permaculture, holistic management, watershed management as well as entrepreneur training from the Kaufman Foundation, and her Series 6 and 7.

Relocating to Washington to join Eco-Coach, Cindy's energies are directed towards transforming one business and family at time. In addition, she advocates for a sustainable tomorrow with the National Academies of Science and advises climate action groups, such as 1 Sky and CarbonFreeDC. She has lectured and facilitated workshops for such diverse organizations as Brooklyn Union Gas, the Fulton Street Mall, National Trust for Historic Preservation and Mount Sinai Medical Center.

Her degrees are from New York University and Drew University.

Cindy may be contacted at cindy@eco-coach.com.

Miriam (Mimi) Darmstadter
Founder of My Life’s Work Coaching and Consulting LLC
Miriam (Mimi) Darmstadter is a seasoned leader in the professional training/leadership development field with 20 years of experience.    Ms. Darmstadter is also the sole proprietor of an independent business -- My Life’s Work Coaching and Consulting LLC – through which she provides training consulting to organizations as well as coaching services to organizational leaders as well as individuals in transition.

Before launching her business, Ms. Darmstadter served as Covance Inc’s Senior Manager for Training and Development.   For over 11.5 years, she enjoyed increasing levels of management responsibility in the area of Human Resources and, specifically, training and development.   In this capacity, Ms. Darmstadter led the design and execution of numerous leadership development programs.  She also championed Covance’s diversity training program and created a number of different programs to support employee effectiveness in a diverse workplace.  Another highlight of her tenure at Covance was the design and administration of a global mentoring program. In 2001, Ms. Darmstadter received a Covance Way Award (e.g. employee of the year), awarded to 2% of the workforce for her work on culture building activities and other HR initiatives.

Ms. Darmstadter began her professional career as a training manager for the National Network for Youth.  In this position, she provided training design and delivery services to youth workers nationally in the areas of health prevention services (e.g. HIV/AIDS). Ms. Darmstadter is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certificate Program. She earned a Masters Degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. She holds a double Bachelors Degree in Psychology/Creative Writing from the University Michigan in Ann Arbor where she was the recipient of a Hopwood Award for Underclassman Fiction Writing.

Ms. Darmstadter can be contacted at: mimi@mylifesworkcoaching.com

Chris Smith
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chris joined USGBC in June, 2005 to help the organization meet the challenges created by rapid growth.  As COO, Chris provides organizational leadership and management of finance, human resources, technology and administration.  Prior to his arrival, he facilitated the sale of Washington, DC based architecture firm Ai, in which he was CFO/COO and a partner since 1998.  His experience also includes similar senior management responsibilities in a commercial real estate services firm and a systems integration company.  Chris began his career in banking, where he specialized in branch management and commercial lending. 

A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Chris has been active in the community for over 20 years, serving as a Director and Treasurer of both St. Luke’s House and the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce as well as President of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club.  He is a graduate of Duke University, and earned a Master of Science in Organization Development from  American University/National Training Labs (AU/NTL).

June 1, 2010 -- Emcee
Kimberly Lohman Suiters
Kimberly Lohman Suiters is an anchor and reporter for News4. She is also a host for Daily Connection.

Raised in Arlington, Suiters has deep roots in our area. She graduated from Langley High School in McLean, and her entire family still lives in Northern Virginia.

When Suiters returned to the Washington area and joined News4 in June 2008, it was also a homecoming to the NBC4 studios. She interned with Lea Thompson and Liz Crenshaw in News4’s Consumer Unit while in college and assisted Tom Sherwood at two political conventions several years later. Suiters also worked undercover with the Washington Bureau of NBC’s news magazine, Dateline.

Suiters attended Bucknell University then earned a Master’s degree at the University of Missouri. She met her husband during her first reporting job at WYFF in Greenville, South Carolina. Also a journalist from Northern Virginia, he and Suiters were both offered jobs at KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City where they worked for several years. They teamed up to cover the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003.

While reporting on a story in Oklahoma City, Suiters met Dr. Phil McGraw’s sister-in-law, Cindi Broaddus, who was severely burned as when someone doused her with acid. Broaddus asked Suiters to write a book about her story, and A Random Act was published by HarperCollins in 2005. Suiters is now working on a second book about a tornado survivor she also met on a story on Oklahoma.

Suiters and her husband were married at St. John’s Lafayette Square – the yellow church across from the White House. They now live with their daughter in Northern Virginia.

June 1, 2010 -- Entertainment
Bill Williams
For the last two decades, Bill Williams has been a fixture in D.C.'s musical community as instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, and arranger for numerous Wammie (Washington Area Music Association) award-winning groups, including Last Train Home, The Tone Rangers, J.P. McDermott & Western Bop, the Jelly Roll Mortals, Little Pink and One Horse Town.  Bill's own solo CD, "Handful," garnered four Wammie nominations in 2008.  By day, Bill doubles as the mild-mannered Director of Learning & Development for Discovery Communications, Inc. in Silver Spring, MD.
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