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Evita Ochel is the author of the book "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition" and a researcher, writer, speaker, visionary, and entrepreneur in the fields of science, spirituality, holistic health, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable living. She is a teacher with 20 years of experience, and also the creator of several online publications - EvolvingBeings.com and EvolvingWellness.com, and the founder of Healthytarian.com - a lifestyle based on Fresh Thinking, Smart Eating and Mindful Living. Her teaching and writing work in the health and nutrition field focuses on natural, wholesome, plant-based, vegan, and organic nutrition to enjoy optimal health and longevity. Her spirituality-oriented teaching focuses on consciousness expansion and heart-centered living for most joy, satisfaction, and inner peace. To learn more about her work, visit www.EvitaOchel.com
Diane Kochilas is one of the foremost authorities on Greek cuisine in the world. She is the author of 17 books on Greek cuisine, including the forthcoming Country Cooking of Greece (Chronicle, 2012) and Glorious Foods of Greece, which won an IACP award. Diane appears regularly on American television, including Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Bizarre Foods, Food(ography), PBS News Hour, and Anderson Cooper 360, and her writings appear in major international media outlets, including the Washington Post, Dow Jones wire, Food & Wine, Gourmet Live, and zesterdaily.com. Diane is on the forefront of bringing healthy, delicious Greek cuisine to a wide mainstream American audience. She works with Harvard, Yale, and UMass Amherst dining services, developing healthy options for the universities’ dining halls and retail outlets. She is also consulting chef at Boukiés and Pylos restaurants in New York City, as well as at other restaurants around the country, including Axia (NJ) and Avli (Chicago). She developed the menu for Volos, Toronto’s premier Greek restaurant, and consulted for the Hellenic Gourmet shop at the Athens airport. Currently, she is hosting a TV Cooking Show of her own called Mom, What’s For Dinner Tonight (in Greek) for Sigma, Cyprus’s largest TV station. Diane is founder of GreekFoodTV, a webTV venture, and of the Glorious Greek Kitchen cooking school on her native Greek island, Ikaria, which is one of the world’s Blue Zones. Her deep knowledge of Greek food, combined with her infectious passion for teaching Americans how to cook this simple, delicious, healthful cuisine at home – and in the process “catch” the Greek love of life – make her an ideal speaker for groups large and small.
Dr. Andrea Pennington is a respected Integrative Medicine physician, acupuncturist, author and leading authority on wellness and prevention. Dr. Pennington blends traditional medicine with fitness instruction, nutritional consultation, acupuncture, spiritual direction and empowerment coaching to present a holistic approach to overall wellness. She is the founder and President of Pennington Empowerment Media and the immediate past President of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She specializes in Age Management Medicine, obesity, diabetes reversal, self-love and personal development. A passionate advocate for prevention and wellness, Dr. Pennington has been featured twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show as a nutrition and obesity expert who teaches how to live with increased health, vitality and purpose. Her unique treatment style blends traditional medicine with acupuncture, fitness instruction, nutritional consultation, spiritual direction, and empowerment coaching. She is the creator of Diabetes Proof TM a national lifestyle campaign uniting and empowering American families to actively transform their whole life to prevent, reverse and manage type 2 diabetes. As an actress, she boasts impressive stage, television and independent film credits. Her versatility as a performer and songwriter were applauded in the musical film, "A Kick in the Head," the winner of the 48-hour film contest for Washington, DC. She wrote and performed two of the songs for the film, including the whimsical number, "Meal Ticket." She is also one of the luxurious voices for LUXE TV (www.Luxe.tv)
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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state’s technology industry. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 affinity groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, TAG’s charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.