Donald Manelli, CEO and Founder, Care Harbor
Don founded Care Harbor in 2010 with the vision that free clinic events can provide sustainable as well as episodic care, and create lasting change in the lives of the people served. Don’s experience producing large scale projects began with his Chicago based media company, producing film projects and trade shows in the United States and Europe for Fortune 100 clients including some of the nation’s leading healthcare companies. Prior to his production company, Don was head writer of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” on the NBC television network, scripting 60 shows including two Emmy award winning episodes. Don has received numerous awards and commendations for his work with Care Harbor. He is a graduate of Notre Dame University.
Carol R. Meyer, RN, BSN, MPA
Carol is the CEO of Engineering Health, Inc., a healthcare consulting company she founded after retiring as Director of Government Relations and Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. In her position with the County, four hospitals and over twenty County clinics reported to her and she oversaw 15,000 employees. Carol’s 36 year County career began with the Emergency Services Agency where she was a mobile intensive care nurse. Prior to her work with the County, Carol served in the military as a LTJG Navy Nurse. Today, her company consults with hospitals, ambulance services and EMS agencies. She is a lifelong advocate of accessible care and healthcare coverage for all.
John A. Kotick, JD
John has more than 40 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. In 2012, he founded the Kotick Network, a consulting practice providing strategic planning and organizational development to clients in the nonprofit community. John was a founding team member of SCAN Health Plan and has served in many healthcare leadership positions, including CEO of Family Health Care Centers of Greater Los Angeles, Chief Administrative Officer for Outpatient Clinics of Orthopedic Hospital, and others. He was on the writing team for California’s Long Term Care Reform Act. John is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a J.D. degree from the Gould School of Law and a B.A in political science.
lfetayo Johnson, MA
lfetayo is Executive Director of United Health Organization, a position she has held since 1999. Through Project Healthy Living, she coordinates the delivery of free and low cost health screenings to over 10,000 participants in seven Michigan counties annually. She is active in the Healthy Cities movement and has been a national presenter on preventive health, health disparities and childhood obesity. lfetayo is former Director of Healthy Detroit and she has served on the faculty of Bowling Green State University, Appalachian State University and Livingstone College.
John is a production executive dedicated to using media for social engagement and inspiration. Many of the 25 television movies he has developed and produced have earned creative and humanitarian awards including multiple Emmys, the Golden Globe and Christopher Awards, and the Humanitas Prize. His recent series include “Hiring America”, helping vets transition to civilian careers, and “The Best Medicine”, a video comedy series for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. John has lectured in media studies at UCLA School of Business, UC Irvine School of Law, and Claremont McKenna College, his alma mater, where he also served as Chairman of the Gould Center for the Humanities. He has served as a Team Leader at all of the Care Harbor free clinics.