wic

WIC

(Women, Infants, Children)

Pam Halbach
Kenosha Director/WIC Director, Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Pam Halbach is a Registered Dietitian and the Kenosha Director/WIC Director at Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency in Kenosha WI where she has worked for the past 23 years. She is involved in many community coalitions and efforts which address poverty, health, food and nutrition. RKCAA looks for innovative ways to improve the health and nutrition of WIC families and the broader community. Some of these efforts include an on-site Farm Stand, a Teaching Kitchen, a Senior Fruit & Vegetable voucher program and the WIC father involvement initiative.

Sharmain Harris
WIC & Community Liaison, Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency

Sharmain Harris currently works at Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency as the WIC & Community Liaison. He facilitates a Fatherhood group called Dedicated Dads at the WIC office in Kenosha The curriculum used is Nurturing Fathers, which is an evidence – based, 13-week training course designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each 2 ½ hour class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development.  Sharmain is very passionate about fatherhood and is working with WIC and agency staff to create and foster a father friendly environment. Sharmain is married and has a 2-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter that drives him to continue to do the work he is doing.  He currently attends Carthage College of Kenosha, where he is studying Social Work and eventually plans to get his masters in psychology.

James Spellos
President, Meeting U.

Meeting U. is a company specializing in helping people become more productive and comfortable with technology.  

Jim is certified as a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).  He delivers over 150 seminars annually on how to use technology more efficiently. Jim is an adjunct faculty member at New York University, teaching in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies since 1990. He has been honored with both their Award for Teaching Excellence and their Outstanding Service Award.  Jim was also named one of the hospitality industry’s trendsetters in 2015 for his technology education.

In 2014 Jim joined the Board of Directors for Rock and Wrap It Up, an anti-poverty, anti-hunger think tank, which supports over 43,000 agencies in North America.  Jim co-created for them their Whole Earth Calculator app, which helps organization’s identify the quantity of food donated and carbon footprint reduced by organization’s helping to recover excess food.

Jim is also an accomplished musician and songwriter, playing guitar, keyboards and singing for the New York City rock band Contraband. They released their first CD, “Welcome to the Neighborhood” in late 2008, and is perpetually in the recording studio working on their next project.

CME
Jointly Provided by Fort Wayne Medical Education Program and the Indiana State Department of Health
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Indiana State Medical Association through the joint providership of Fort Wayne Medical Education Program and the Indiana State Department of Health.  The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Fort Wayne Medical Education Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy: Refunds are not available for any cancelled registration. You may substitute a colleague to attend in your place. This must be submitted in writing at least 14 days prior to the Summit.  Substitutions will not be accepted after 14 days.  Mahern Events, Inc., 940 East Garfield Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203, USA, 317-313-4046. OR, email at [email protected]

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana Department of Health is accredited by the Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement: The Indiana Department of Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.