2021 EQUIPPING CONFERENCE
Welcome to the 2021 Online Equipping Conference self paced presentations. By clicking the button below you will have access to multiple presentations that you can watch through out the time of the conference 9/20/2021 - 9/25/21 for FREE when and where ever you want. The slide show below gives you a quick view of the various presentations available. We have some wonderful presenters and there Bios are included.
2021 EQUIPPING CONFERENCE
Dr Beth Delaney DNP, CNS, FNP-BC, OCN, ACHPN
*CHIEF NURSING OFFICER & VICE PRESIDENT FOR WELLNESS PROGRAMS at 4Cancerwellness
* NURSE PRACTITIONER at DAYTON PHYSICIANS NETWORK
Dr. Beth Delaney feels honored to serve alongside the team at 4Cancerwellness. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner, focusing in the areas of oncology, cancer survivorship, palliative care and hospice, at Dayton Physicians Network. These areas of practice, as well as healthcare leadership and innovation have been her areas of expertise throughout her professional nursing career. Prior to her current role, Beth was a nurse leader for over 20 years at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio and The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. She then was an associate professor of nursing at Cedarville University. Developing and leading innovative programs and research which serve patients and their families with the hope to inspire others to join in the efforts and grow as individuals is her passion.
Dr. Delaney also partners with her husband Pastor Greg Delaney to work locally and around the country, educating and increasing collaboration among organizations which seek to provide hope and help to those facing addiction and those who are in recovery. She also currently serves as Board Chairperson for HerStory house, https://www.herstoryhouse.com/ , leadership team for Freedom Recovery ministry at A House of Prayer in Xenia, Ohio and recently served as a part of Ohio Attorney General David Yost’s SCOPE (Scientific Committee on Opioid Prevention & Education) Task Force which launched in June 2019.
Beth is a graduate of Wright State University and gained her Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from The Ohio State University. She has been married to Pastor Greg for 31 years and is mother to Hillary, Samantha and Ian.
Danielle Ratcliff Certified Trauma & Resilience Trainer / Practitioner
Danielle Ratcliff is a founder and the CEO of REACH for Tomorrow a faith based, non-profit behavioral health organization. She has over 25 years experience working with at risk families in Australia, Asia and the USA as a social worker, therapist, coordinator, author and missionary, for both the private and government sectors. Danielle is a certified Trauma Practitioner / Trainer. She has been a trauma focused therapist for nearly 20 years. She conducts trainings around the state and country with schools, churches, social service agencies and the community.
Through personally experiencing childhood trauma, it’s impact and her helpers lack of knowledge to meet her needs, she strives to educate and empower others and the community to effectively change trauma survivors' negative trajectory and help bring healing.
Danielle also has had the opportunity to be a pastor's kid, experiencing first hand the struggles and success of the Church to meet the many needs of a world that is hurting when she was working side by side with her parents. She also as a young adult went to Singapore and Malaysia as a missionary. An experience that has helped to shape her world view and understanding the Lord's purpose and plan for her life.
Danielle and her husband Jason of nearly 20 years are pastors of The Bridge Community ministry team, a trauma focused, recovery ministry in Greenfield, Ohio. They have 2 wonderful children Banner and Honor.
Danielle graduated for Queensland University of Technology with a B.A. of Soc Sc (Human Services)
Pastor Greg Delaney
Greg serves as the Executive Director of Partners in Recovery, a non-profit dedicated to the expansion of faith-based RECOVERY CAPITAL and services in OHIO; most notably at the EMERGE RECOVERY and TRADE INITIATIVE where Greg is currently serving as the Recovery Services Director. Greg also works as a COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Liaison for Statewide Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center, WOODHAVEN, while also serving as a member of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s RECOVERYOHIO Advisory Council where he champions the efforts of the FAITH/RECOVERY community in Ohio. Greg has also been BLESSED to serve as an advocate, educator, and facilitator for faith-based recovery efforts of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and continues to serve as a FAITH-BASED Recovery Educator for Ohio Non-Profit Reach for Tomorrow Ohio where he seeks to educate communities as to substance use disorder’s community impact and how to respond with evidence-based solutions. Pastor Greg also plans to open a first of its kind holistic faith-based outpatient recovery clinic (The Delaney Center) in Troy Ohio in 2021. Pastor Greg was also recently tapped as a National Trainer for the ENCOMPASS OHIO ‘Navigating Addiction’ program, an evolving educational program developed in partnership between Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s RecoveryOhio initiative and Washington DC based, Addiction Policy Forum. Lastly, Greg is leading an effort to establish a Nationwide Consultancy (currently tagged the James214 Project) to help educate, engage, and certify faith-based organizations who are helping individuals effected by substance use disorder, mental health challenges, and suicide ideation. A pilot of this project is underway in Las Vegas, Nevada as a part of an Interfaith Recovery Initiative.
Due to his network and experience as both one in long-term recovery and one who has served those seeking recovery for 12+ years, Pastor Greg serves and consults on several boards including the Ohio Citizens for Advocacy and Addiction Recovery, The Faith and Addiction Center in Minnesota, Foundations for Recovery in Las Vegas Nevada, and the Faith Leadership Academy in Atlanta Georgia.
He is a 1988 graduate of Wright State University with a B.S. in Marketing and has been married to his wife Dr. Elizabeth Delaney for over 30 years and is father to Hillary, Samantha, and Ian.
Kelly Mettler MS, CDCA
Kelly is an experienced Trainer and Consultant. For over 20 years she has worked at-risk populations. She also become a very accomplished trainer in the areas of early education and leadership.
Workshops she is certified in conducting include
She is killed in nonprofit organizations, life coaching, consulting in an early learning environment, public speaking, and community partnership development.
Kelly is a strong education professional with a Master's Degree focused in Human and Consumer Science (Family Studies) from Ohio University. Kelly has completed one year of her PHD.
Creed Culbreath began serving as REACH for Tomorrow's Director of Collaboration in 2018. In that role he brings together people to achieve shared goals and visions that benefit a community, such as combatting substance abuse and communicable diseases. One example would be the initiation of a county drug court. Another would be the launching of two quick response teams in southern Ohio. He currently serves as a program manager for an HHS HRSA RCORP Consortium to expand medical treatment services in Highland County, Ohio. His volunteer work includes the Highland County Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition of which he Chairman. Also, he assists his county coroner as an investigator. To join REACH, Culbreath left a 21 year management career at a top-tier global supplier of computer support. He was educated at Asbury College, the University of Kentucky, the University of Cincinnati and United Theological Seminary. He is a husband, father, grandfather, and an active member of the St. Mary Catholic Church in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Jack Waters LCDC III
Jack Waters brings his experience as a pastor, counselor and administrator to all that her does. He was the senior pastor for Elisha house for seven years obtaining a Masters Diploma in Christian Ministry form Southern Ohio School of Ministry. While pastoring he was seeing the need for the Church to not just be in the job of saving souls for the Lord but their were lives being lost due to the drug epidemic was ravaging Southern Ohio. This led Jack to further his studies and he graduated from Ohio Christian University with a Bachelors Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling, Summa Cum Laude. Jack has worked in the addiction field for the last 9 years as a counselor, supervisor and as his current position of Chief Operations Officer of REACH for Tomorrow, overseeing a men's and women's intensive outreach program with supportive housing.
Jack with his wife Chastity have 5 wonderful children and are foster parents.
Jack has over 25 years experience in emergency room nursing, as a nurse anesthesia (CRNA), and in pain management consulting.
He is currently the chair of the Ohio State Association of Nurse Anesthetists Peer Advocacy for Practitioner Wellness Committee and Senior Peer Advisor, and a moderator for the private web community, Anesthetists In Recovery (AIR). He is the founder and CEO of Peer Advocacy for Impaired Nurses, LLC, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He provides educational seminars for nurses, anesthesia providers, groups, departments, and training programs in Ohio and private corporations, church groups and schools (high school and elementary).
As a Peer Mentor, I assist nurses struggling with recovery or relapse.
Jack's passion to bring awareness and understanding that addiction and chemical abuse (this includes alcohol...the single most abused drug) is a leading cause of health problems including, but not limited to auto accidents, falls, domestic violence, liver disease, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac disease, pancreatitis, certain cancers, assault and murder. It's the leading health crisis in this country, and yet it is poorly understood, poorly treated - if at all, and health care insurance refuses to pay for much of the treatment, even though it is a chronic, progressive disease.
Jack's main goal is to provide education to health care professionals as well as the public about the disease of addiction. Prevention is the best way to manage this disease, but our culture refuses to accept this as a DISEASE, despite the scientific evidence! Until attitudes change, this disease will continue to ruin lives, families, businesses and our society. Education is the key to sparking change in attitude.