Speakers Bureau

If you’re looking for a speaker for your next meeting or event, Vernon Memorial Healthcare has a large staff of certified health professionals ready to speak on a variety of topics. 

Health, Wellness, Nutrition

"Keep Your Heart Smart…Risk Factor Modification”
Cindy Ostrem M.S., Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics

"Make Wellness a Way of Life”
Eric Thunstedt, M.A., Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

"Diabetes and Exercise”
Eric Thunstedt, M.A., Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics

"Fad Diets"
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 
 
"Nutrition for Diabetic Control (Carbohydrate Counting)” 
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"The How To’s of Starting an Exercise Plan”
Eric Thunstedt, M.A., Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics

"Eat Right for Your Heart”
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

“The MOST Important Things You Can Do NOW to Prevent Heart Disease”
Bonnie Anderson, M.S. ACSM-ES, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics

"Cardiac Care – The Latest and Greatest Diagnostic and Treatment Options”
Bonnie Anderson, M.S. ACSM-ES, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics

"Eating Right for Life”
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"Stress Management and Relaxation”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

"Stress Management and Flexibility: Wind It Down and Stretch it out"
Dawn Hoff, M.S.

"Lifestyle Modification - A New Start for Your Heart"
Dawn Hoff, M.S.

"It's Never too Late to Begin an Exercise Program"
Cindy Ostrem, M.S.
 
"Run for Fun: Training For Your 5k, 10k, Half-Marathon or Marathon"
Heidi Kuennen, VMH Wellness Center Certified Personal Trainer 

"What's New In Heart Care- EECP, and other Therapies"
Bonnie Anderson, M.S.

"Women’s Health Issues: Osteoporosis, Breast Health, Heart Health, Healthy Relationships”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

"Competitive Athletes and Nutrition”
Nicole Robinson, ATC, VMH Certified Athletic Trainer

"Hydration/Heat Illness Issues”
Nicole Robinson, ATC, VMH Certified Athletic Trainer

"Preventing Sports Injuries”
Nicole Robinson, ATC, VMH Certified Athletic Trainer

"It's Not All About the Numbers”
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"Label Reading 101”

Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"Becoming a Supermarket Savvy Shopper”
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"Nutrition and the Aging Population”

Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian

Life Planning, Emergencies

 "Heart Transplants and Other Organ Donation…The Miracles In Our Midst” Bonnie Anderson, M.S. ACSM-ES, Cardiopulmonary Rehab and Diagnostics


Kicking the Habit

"Smoking Cessation”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness
 

Disease and Ailments

"Managing Swelling in Your Legs”
Ilana Pestcoe, OTR
Traci Waters, OTR

"Swelling After a Mastectomy, What Can be Done?”
Ilana Pestcoe, OTR

"Cognitive Impairments Following a Stroke or Head Injury”
Jenelle Boyer, OTR 

“Occupational Therapy Makes It Possible”
Jenelle Boyer, OTR

"Adjusting to a Disability”
Jenelle Boyer, OTR

"Disability Awareness for Kids”
Cheryl Cade, COTA

"Arthritis: Tips to Protect Your Joints”
Claire Sheldon, OTR
Traci Waters, OTR

"Cumulative Trauma Disorders (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Repetitive Motion) and What Can Be Done to Help?”
Traci Waters, OTR

"Are you Dizzy? – Vestibular Therapy”
Kathryn Sutton-Anderson, PT, VMH Physical Therapist

"Home Health Physical Therapy for Seniors”
Michelle Ripp-Ihnen, PT, VMH Physical Therapist

"Enhancing Communication Skills After Stroke”
Alli Pierce, VMH Speech Therapist

"Problems with Speech/Swallowing Following Stroke or Head Injury”
Alli Pierce, VMH Speech Therapist


Safety

"How to Avoid Foodborne Illnesses”
Lynn Edwards, RD,CD, Clinical Dietitian 

"Home Safety and the Elderly”
Claire Sheldon, OTR

"Backpack Safety for Kids”
Cheryl Cade, COTA

"Farm and Home Safety for Kids”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

"Modifying Your Home-Tips for People with Visual Impairment”
Jenelle Boyer, OTR


Business/Employee Training

"Blood borne Pathogen Training, Workplace Issues”
Jane Gaskell, R.N. , VMH Employee Health Nurse

"CPR and AED Training in the Workplace”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

"Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Screenings in the Workplace”
Angie Dahl, B.S., Corporate & Community Health & Wellness 

Job Skills

"Looking for a Job in Health Care? What’s Hot and What’s Not”
Kay Starr or Vickie Poliquin, VMH Human Resources

"Got an Interview? Get the Job. Interview Techniques from an Employer’s Perspective”
Kay Starr or Vickie Poliquin, VMH Human Resources


Miscellaneous

"The Vernon Memorial Healthcare Organization-Past, Present and Future”
Kyle Bakkum, CEO

"Volunteer Opportunities at VMH”
Judy Gilbertson, Volunteer Coordinator