Sugar Ray Leonard is one of the legendary sports icons of the 20th century whose very name epitomizes boxing and conjures the image of a champion.
Leonard published his first autobiography (Viking Books) entitled THE BIG FIGHT: My Life In and Out of the Ring on June 7, 2011. In this unflinching and inspiring autobiography, the boxing legend faces his single greatest competitor: himself. Leonard's brutally honest and uplifting memoir reveals in intimate detail for the first time the complex man behind the boxer. The Olympic hero, six-time champion and beloved athlete waged his own personal battle with depression, rage, addiction and greed. With honesty, humor and hard-won perspective, Leonard comes to terms with both triumph and struggle-and presents a gripping portrait of remarkable strength, courage and resilience, both in and out of the ring.
Leonard's sincere, charismatic personality coupled with his ring experience led to a successful career as a television broadcaster for NBC, ABC, HBO and ESPN. His television credits also include competing on the hit ABC series, Dancing
with the Stars. In addition, his celebrity status and tremendous cross-over appeal fostered commercial endorsement relationships with numerous companies including EA Sports, Vartec Telecom, Track Inc., Ford, Carnation, 7-Up, Nabisco, Coca-Cola and Revlon. Leonard is also among the most sought after motivational/inspirational speakers in the world today. His speech, titled "POWER" (Prepare, Overcome, and Win Every Round), is consistently booked with major Fortune 500 companies in the United States and abroad.
Successful business ventures aside, Leonard has always been devoted to the community and to helping those in need. For many years, Leonard has been the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Walk for a Cure.
Leonard has a passion to help fund research and awareness for type 1 and 2 diabetes and obesity prevention. In 2009, Leonard and his wife Bernadette started the Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation and have been supporting the life-changing programs at the Center for Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
The Leonard's have always been devoted to the community and to helping those in need. Leonard also participates in and speaks on a variety of national and international causes benefiting children's charities. He connects with audiences
through the sport of boxing, fitness and philanthropy.
George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, was sworn into office on January 20, 2001, and served as Commander in Chief for two consecutive terms. Before his presidency, he served for six years as Governor of the State of Texas.
President Bush was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut, to Barbara and George H.W. Bush – later the 41st President of the United States. In 1948, the family moved to Texas, where President Bush grew up in Midland and Houston. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University in 1968 and then served as a pilot in the Texas Air National Guard. President Bush received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. Following graduation, he moved back to Midland and began a career in the energy business. After working on his father's successful 1988 Presidential campaign, President Bush led a group of partners that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989.
On November 8, 1994, George W. Bush was elected the 46th Governor of Texas. He became the first governor in Texas history to be elected to consecutive four-year terms when he was re-elected on November 3, 1998. In Austin, he earned a reputation for his bipartisan governing approach and his compassionate conservative philosophy, which was based on education reform, limited government, personal responsibility, strong families and local control.
As President, George W. Bush worked to expand freedom, opportunity and security at home and abroad. His first initiative as President was the No Child Left Behind Act, a bipartisan measure that raised standards in schools, insisted on accountability in return for federal dollars and led to measurable gains in achievement – especially among minority students. Faced with a recession when he took office, President Bush cut taxes for every federal income taxpayer, which helped lead to an unprecedented 52 straight months of job creation. President Bush also modernized Medicare by adding a prescription drug benefit that provided access to needed medicine for 40 million seniors and other beneficiaries.
President Bush implemented free trade agreements with more than a dozen nations; empowered America's armies of compassion by creating USA Freedom Corps and the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives; promoted a culture of life; improved air quality and made America's energy supply more secure; designated more ocean area habitats for environmental protection than any predecessor; transformed the military to meet the changing threats of the 21st century and nearly doubled government support for veterans; pioneered a new development strategy that tied American foreign aid to reform and good governance; launched global HIV/AIDS and malaria initiatives that have saved millions of lives; expanded the NATO alliance; forged a historic new partnership with India; and appointed Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The most significant event of President Bush's tenure came on September 11, 2001, when terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people on American soil. President Bush responded with a comprehensive strategy to protect the American people. He led the most dramatic reorganization of the federal government since the beginning of the Cold War, reforming the intelligence community and establishing new institutions like the Department of Homeland Security. He built global coalitions to remove violent regimes in Afghanistan and Iraq that threatened America, liberating more than 50 million people from tyranny. Recognizing that freedom and hope are the best alternative to the extremist ideology of the terrorists, he provided unprecedented American support for young democracies and dissidents in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and elsewhere. In the more than seven years President Bush remained in office following September 11, 2001, the United States was not attacked again.
Since leaving office, President Bush has returned to Texas, where he has focused his attention on the development of the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, which opened in May 2013. The Bush Center encompasses President Bush's presidential library, museum and archives, as well as the George W. Bush Institute. The Bush Institute seeks to improve the human condition, and its work is based on the principles that have guided President Bush throughout his life: freedom is universal; each human life is precious; to whom much is given, much is required; and the marketplace is the best way to allocate resources. President Bush has continued to promote these values through the work of the Bush Institute in economic growth, education reform, global health, human freedom, the Military Service Initiative and the Women's Initiative. Through events like the Warrior Open Golf Tournament, a 36-hole competition that brings together patriots who volunteered to defend our Nation in the face of danger and were severely wounded in the War on Terror and programs such as Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon, an innovative partnership established to leverage public and private investments in global health to combat breast and cervical cancer in developing nations in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, President Bush continues his public service and advancing the policies he has championed throughout his life through the work of the Bush Institute.
In addition to his work with the Bush Center, President Bush published his memoir, Decision Points, a personal and candid account of the most defining decisions of his personal life and presidency in the fall of 2010. He is also the author of an intimate biography of his father, President George H.W. Bush, entitled 41: A Portrait of My Father. President Bush partnered with President Bill Clinton in the wake of Haiti's devastating earthquake to lead a major fundraising effort to assist the Haitian people. President Bush also serves as the Honorary Chairman of the First Tee, an organization that provides young people with character-building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform.
President Bush is married to Laura Welch Bush, a former teacher and librarian whom he met at a friend's backyard barbeque. They have twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna, a son-in-law, Henry Hager, a granddaughter, Mila Hager, and another granddaughter on the way. The Bush family also includes two cats, Bob and Bernadette.
Barchi came on board at NewYork-Presbyterian on December 1, 2015. Prior to joining NewYork-Presbyterian, Barchi served as senior vice president and CIO at Yale New Haven Health System and Yale School of Medicine. He led a number of initiatives there, including the implementation of an EHR across three hospitals and the rollout of a secure iPhone application for physician communication.
Before that, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Carilion Health System in Roanoke, Va., where he managed operations and technology for the eight-hospital academic medical center.
Edward W. Marx, is an executive vice president of the Advisory Board (Clinovations) on loan to New York City Health & Hospital where he serves as an information technology leader. His responsibilities include leadership of the electronic health record implementation as well as developing leaders and leveraging technologies to enable superior business and clinical outcomes. Additionally, Edward is the governor-appointed chairman of the Texas Health Services Authority, providing leadership over health information exchange. He has served in this position since 2010. Concurrent with his healthcare career, he served 15 years in the Army Reserve, first as a combat medic and then as a combat engineer officer.
Dr. Shafiq Rab is an inspirational and visionary health care leader who serves as a catalyst for the transformation of healthcare delivery through the use of technology in an innovative and fiscally responsible manner. A technology evangelist specializing in consensus building between and amongst staff, physicians and leadership in complex and disparate environments by instilling trust and confidence in the technology, teams and the service they provide with proven positive outcomes in the form of bringing two major healthcare systems to HIMSS Stage 6, Stage 1 Meaningful Use, including two recent back to back successful Epic EHR implementations with special emphasis in enhancing patient experience.
Amber is chair of the firm's Healthcare Department. She focuses on corporate healthcare transactional work and regulatory matters. Her experience includes representation of various types of healthcare providers including hospitals, health systems, dialysis facilities, multi- and single-specialty medical practices, specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and a variety of healthcare industry entrepreneurs, in sales and acquisitions, joint ventures, general corporate matters, contracting, securities, and regulatory matters.
Dr. Bruce Metz is a highly accomplished Chief Information Officer, Senior Executive and Principal Consultant with over twenty five years successful experience. Bruce has a proven track record enabling complex organizations, particularly in health care, to drive performance improvements, accomplish vital strategic goals, and create competitive advantage by harnessing the power of information technology (IT). A recognized expert in technology-based innovation, Bruce has a stellar reputation as a trusted leader who has regularly delivered cost-effective solutions, maximized IT investment value, guided organizational change and developed high performing teams.
As Senior Customer Success Manager at Infor, David focuses on Infor Elite Support healthcare clients in California to help them leverage their investments in Infor systems, and ensure their complete satisfaction in both relationship and product.
David has also offered IT consulting & interim IT Executive Management services as CEO of The Special Projects Group since 1986. David enjoys leading teams of smart, focused people to do good things.
Over his 20+ year career as a healthcare IT executive, David Bonnar has led high performance IT teams in organizations ranging from a physician owned management services company to regional medical centers. David has led his IT teams through major development efforts, as well as implementations of SAP R/3, Infor-Lawson S3 and Kronos systems (among others).