Speaker Date Topic
EHS Students Dec 05, 2023
Breakfast with a Mentor: Share experiences with high school students



Emily Chapman Dec 12, 2023
Children's Hospitals on Minnesota
Children's Hospitals on Minnesota

Emily Chapman, MD, oversees quality and safety, education and research, and supports the Children’s Minnesota employed and independent clinicians of the professional staff.

She continues clinical practice as a pediatric hospitalist in the Children’s Hospital Medicine Program which she led for six years through its development and expansion. Additionally, Dr. Chapman is devoted to Medical Education having served as Associate Director of Medical Education at Children’s and Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Minnesota where she holds an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Chapman trained at Dartmouth Medical School and the University of Minnesota. After residency, she practiced general pediatrics as an owner and President of the Wayzata Children’s Clinic outside the Twin Cities.

Dr. Chapman speaks locally and regionally on topics including clinical care, cognitive error, leadership and program development.

Dave Dorn Dec 19, 2023
Special Olympics
Special Olympics

Sports are a powerful tool. They provide growth in self-esteem, social skills, physical fitness and leadership. But most importantly, sports give people the chance to be included and build relationships and friendships that last a lifetime. With sports as the driving force, Special Olympics Minnesota has been leading the charge on making Minnesota more inclusive for people with intellectual disabilities.

Our mission is to create a new world of inclusion and acceptance for people with intellectual disabilities. We do this by providing year-round sports training and athletic competitions, inclusive healthcare programs, leadership and advocacy training, and inclusive school programs.

Jewelie Grape Jan 09, 2024
Our Rotary District Governor
Our Rotary District Governor
Jewelie has been a member of the Minneapolis City of Lakes Rotary Club since 2005 and is also an associate member of the Rotary eClub of Global Travelers. Jewelie is honored to be the 2023-24 District Governor for Rotary District 5950. She loves being a Rotarian because it gives her the opportunity to travel, develop friendships and make a difference in the world.
Jewelie is a 15+ year Rotarian who served as club president in 2019-20, District 5950 secretary (2013-15), Assistant Governor for Area 1 (2017-19), District trainer (2020) and spent the last 3 years preparing for her District Governor (DG) role working closely with the line. Jewelie enjoys collaboration and learning about Rotary through others. 

Jewelie is an employment and employee benefits attorney with several decades of experience working in Fortune 100 companies, large law firms and a large nonprofit organization. In 2019 (right before COVID – not the best timing) Jewelie opened her own law firm and provides practical legal and business advice to companies and nonprofit organizations. When not working or doing Rotary stuff, Jewelie loves to read, spend time with family and friends, and travel – her most exciting trips have been hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro and cruising to Antarctica. 
Dave Hewitt, Hennepin County Jan 16, 2024
Housing Stability

Twenty years’ non-profit and public sector experience including eighteen years in management and leadership positions. I have led programs in the UK, US and Cambodia through periods of significant growth and change, bringing in new funding in the fields of homelessness, youth empowerment and education.

Iryna Drobovych, Ukraine Jan 23, 2024
2023-24 Hubert Humphrey Fellow
2023-24 Hubert Humphrey Fellow

Iryna Drobovych is a civil society leader in Ukraine and advocate for gender equality and democracy. She is advising the non-profit Ukrainian Women's Congress on building national and international partnerships and on advocacy related to gender and public policy. I'm advocating for women’s rights and leadership in the context of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Previously, Iryna served as a Government Relations Advisor with the Kyiv Security Forum and Open Ukraine Foundation (2016-2019) and as an Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016). She holds a BA in International Relations (2008) and an MA in International Strategies and Security (2010).

Tricia Wright Jan 30, 2024
Onward Eden Prairie

About Onward Eden Prairie (from Eden Prairie Local News)

A few years ago, a young woman in Eden Prairie experienced homelessness.

Because of the time and effort it took to find a safe place to live, it was difficult for her to find work and complete her professional training to become a nurse. With the organization’s help, she was able to complete her nursing degree, secure employment in the field, and eventually transition to independent housing.

About Tricia Wright (from Tricia Wright's Linked In page)

Ever since I could work, I’ve worked in roles where I have had a deep impact on my community. Over the past decade, I’ve explored different ways of creating change — through political organizing, AmeriCorps, nonprofit work, consulting with mission-driven organizations and companies, and getting a graduate degree in business. I established Tricia Wright Consulting to continue creating change in my community through partnering with nonprofits and social enterprises and utilizing my business knowledge to help them grow.

Diana Dalsin Feb 06, 2024
Gary Brausen Feb 13, 2024
A Breath of Hope
Jamie Verbrugge Feb 20, 2024
Bloomington City Manager, Voice of MN Gopher Sports
Joe Cavanaugh Feb 27, 2024
Youth Frontiers
EMRC Foundation Local Grants Mar 05, 2024