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Advisors

Beverly Berkin, CHES, FASHA
Healthy Athletes
Global Clinical Advisor, Health Promotion

Beverly Berkin is a Certified Health Education Specialist and an award-winning educational consultant on sun safety and skin cancer prevention. She is the American School Health Association's representative to numerous national organizations for skin cancer prevention and education.

Brian Dyak
President & CEO
Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.

Brian Dyak is the President, CEO, and Co-Founder of the Entertainment Industries Council He is a pioneer of creating entertainment depiction of health and social issue. He has successfully constructed a bridge between all facets of the entertainment industry and health and social policy issues for the past 24 years including merchandising and public service media campaigns.

Gary Kreps, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication, George Mason University

Gary Kreps (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is the Eileen and Steve Mandell Professor of Health Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication at George Mason University. He is also the Director of the newly founded Center for Health and Risk Communication at George Mason University. Dr. Kreps focuses his research on health communication and promotion, information dissemination, cancer prevention and control, organizational communication, information technologies, multicultural relations, and risk/crisis management.

Lynn McKinley-Grant, M.D.
Senior Attending Dermatologist,
Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, Melanoma Center, DC

Dr. McKinley-Grant, M.D. is a Board-certified dermatologist and internist, practicing in Chevy Chase, MD and Washington, DC. She is an associate clinical professor of dermatology and Senior attending physician Georgetown-Washington Hospital Center Dermatology and in the Melanoma Center at the Cancer Institute. She lectures on a variety of topics, and is a medical correspondent in the media. Her area of expertise includes the dermatological manifestations of medical and systemic diseases, dermatology in skin of color and skin cancer. She has also been listed in Washingtonian Magazine since 1992 as one of the "Top Doctors" in the area, as selected by other physicians.

Jeff Nygaard
Professional Athlete
Association of Volleyball Professionals

Jeff Nygaard is a three-time Olympic Volleyball athlete. In May of 2007, Nygaard found out that he had two different types of skin cancer; basal cell and melanoma from being out in the sun for 4-5 hours every day, even though he always wears sunscreen. The cancers were detected early and have almost 100% certainty of recovery. Along with his beach volleyball career, Nygaard is now an advocate for sun safety and skin care prevention.

Phil Schneider
Consultant, Pharmacy and Health Systems

He is the Founder of the Sun Safety Alliance. He is a leader in Pharmacist education and the engagement of pharmacies in health promotions. He has developed health education and public health promotion campaigns for the elderly, consumer and patient advocacy organizations. His expertise in marketing and promotions with a myriad of corporate partners reinforces the role of the pharmacist as an allied health service provider.

Consultants/Partners

Dr. Charlotte Hendricks
President
Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc

Dr. Charlotte M. Hendricks, a Certified Health Education Specialist, has over 25 years experience in early childhood health education and research through the Head Start Program, Healthy Child Care Alabama, health departments, university settings, foundations, and professional organizations. She is nationally recognized as a leader in health and safety education for childcare and preschool, and received the "Distinguished Service Award" of the American School Health Association. Dr. Hendricks provides training and consultation on health and safety issues in early childhood settings, and has authored health curriculums, staff training materials, health information materials for parents, book chapters, and over 30 journal articles. She is President of Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc., and Editor for Healthy CHILDCare Magazine.



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