Sunday, November 23, 2014

Meet the QVF Team

QVF Board:

Rachel Brummert, President/Executive Director

Ms. Brummert serves as Executive Director. A member of the Board of Directors since April 2012, Ms. Brummert guides strategic planning for the organization and acts as its spokesperson. She oversees the implementation and evaluation of the organization’s programs, and promotes collaboration with researchers, donors, politicians, community groups, and others to further the organization’s mission.Ms. Brummert holds a B.S. from Cabrini College in Special Education and Elementary Education, and an M.S. from Rutgers University in Substance Abuse Counseling. Ms. Brummert resides in New Jersey with her husband.

Matthew Arnold, Vice President

Mr. Arnold serves as Vice President of the Board. He works in international development and holds a B.A. in International
History from Hamilton College. Matt also has a background in education and teaching English as a secondary language. Mr. Arnold resides in Washington, DC.

Donna Schutz, Assistant Director

Ms. Schutz serves as Assistant Director, Coordinator of QVF’s Ambassador program, and is Ambassador for South Australia and Georgia State Ambassador in the United States. She runs a support group for victims in Australia and was directly affected by a fluoroquinolone, as was her American fiancee. Donna is very active in advocacy by educating patients, doctors and pharmacists in Australia and the United States. Ms. Schutz resides in South Australia with her two children.

Christina Manthos-Sorrell, Treasurer

Ms. Manthos-Sorrell has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2011. As Treasurer, she oversees the foundation’s financial records, tracks fundraising activities, develops the annual operating budget, and manages the foundation’s expenses, with an emphasis on allocating funds for research projects.Ms. Manthos-Sorrell holds degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Delaware (B.S.) and Manhattan College (M.S.). She has experience designing sewer systems and developing computer models to study wastewater
treatment plants. She has also served on the project management team for the construction of a $2 billion dollar water treatment plant in New York City. Ms. Manthos-Sorrell resides in New York with her husband.

Leslie Day, Secretary

Ms. Day was elected to the Board of Directors in August 2014. As Corporate Secretary, she is responsible for facilitating communication both within the QVF organization and with the public, maintaining the foundation’s documents and records, and recording minutes of all board meetings. Ms. Day has over 14 years of secretarial experience, and a degree in office administration from Ivy Tech State College in Indiana. Ms. Day resides in Indiana.

Dr. Deanna Minkler  D.C. C.C.S.P., C.H.T., General Board Member

Dr. Minkler has been a licensed chiropractor for more than 16 years and is also a certified chiropractic sports physician. Dr. Minkler specializes in
sports rehabilitation and pediatric chiropractic; her practice also includes prenatal and delivery care, hypnotherapy, and acupuncture.A Chicago resident for 18 years, Dr. Minkler received a D.C. and a B.S. in Human Biology from National College of Chiropractic in Lombard, IL, as well as a B.S. in Biology and Psychology from Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Dr. Minkler resides in Chicago.

Dr. Joe Hudak ,D.C.

Dr. Joseph Hudak was elected to the Board of Directors in October 2014. He received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from New York Chiropractic College after completing his undergraduate studies at Middlesex County College. To further his education, he completed an intensive residency program at Levittown Health Center in Long Island, New York. He then went on to work as a Senior Associate at Park Avenue Chiropractic in Manhattan before returning to the Edison Area to open his state of the art office facility where he currently practices. Dr. Hudak is a member of the International Chiropractors Association, New Jersey Council of Chiropractors, the International Chiropractic Pediatric and the Friends and Alumni Network of NY Chiropractic College. He is co-chair of the Edison/Clara Barton Heights Neighborhood Preservation Committee. He is a member of the Edison Chamber of Commerce and volunteers his services by performing spinal/scoliosis screenings for many health fairs in the community. Dr. Hudak resides in New Jersey with his wife and two children.

QVF Volunteer Staff:

Lori Caddick Boz RN, Consultant

Ms. Boz,  serves as a consultant and has worked in the medical community since 1992. Ms. Boz obtained her degree from Mount Carmel College of Nursing and has worked exclusively in the ICU and ER departments. Ms. Boz resides in Indiana with her husband and children.

Victoria Chiovare, Assistant Fundraising Director

Ms. Chiovare has worked as a fundraiser for the Honolulu Symphony and for the Historic Hawaii Theatre for over 5 years, and serves as Hawaii State Ambassador. Ms. Chiovare serves as Assistant Fundraising Director, assisting Michelle Fewer, and resides in Hawaii with her husband.

Jenny Frank, Public Relations Director

Ms. Frank serves as the Public Relations Director for QVF and Arizona State Ambassador. Ms. Frank is an educator and holds degrees in Theatre and Drama from Trinity University (B.A.) and the University of Michigan (M.F. A.), as well as a Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix. In addition to volunteering for QVF, Ms. Frank serves on the Executive Board for her local teacher’s association and political action committee. She resides in Arizona with her husband.


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