2013 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Frank E. Young, MD, PhD
Former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration
Dr. Frank Young is a Partner of Essex Woodlands Health Ventures and the President of Woodhaven Consultants Inc. Frank and Leanne, who died 4 years ago after 51 years of married life, have five children, 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

He served as Chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Professor of Microbiology at the University of Rochester, Rochester, New York. Subsequently, he became Dean of the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Director of the Medical Center, Vice President for Health Affairs of the University of Rochester and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Young served in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) from 1984-1996 as: Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration; Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health/Science and Environment and Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Director of The National Disaster Medical System.

In 1986 he was the U.S. government’s representative to the Executive Committee of the World Health Organization. In 1990, Dr. Young was a Commissioner on the WHO’s Commission on Health and Environment and was technical advisor to the UN Conference on Environment and Development. As head of the State Department Delegation to the Ad Hoc Biotechnology Working Group of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, he contributed to the development of international guidelines in biotechnology. He also represented DHHS on the Council of Deputies of the National Security Council. Dr. Young served for 8 years in USN Ready Reserve and for 12 years in the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Service before retiring as Rear Admiral.

Dr. Young’s awards include: membership in the National Academies, Institute of Medicine; the Secretary’s Special Citation, DHHS; the Inspector General’s Award for Outstanding Integrity, PHS Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal; and Distinguished Alumnus, SUNY Upstate Medical University 2006.

Dr. Young is an ordained Presbyterian Minister. He served for over 6 years at Fourth Presbyterian Church and also as Vice President for Reformed Theological Seminary Metro Washington/Baltimore. He has contributed over 200 scientific publications and authored the book Good Grief, Love’s Final Gift. He attended Union College, graduated from the SUNY Upstate Medical University, with a MD Cum Laude, and from Case Western Reserve University, with a PhD.

Carol Folt, PhD
Interim President of Dartmouth College
Carol Folt ’78A is an internationally-recognized environmental scientist and an award-winning teacher. She has served as one of Dartmouth’s senior academic leaders since 2001, first as Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean of Faculty (2001-2004), and then as Dean of Faculty (2004-2010). She was appointed Provost in May 2010, and also holds the Dartmouth Professorship in Biological Sciences. Carol is known for ground-breaking work on salmon restoration and conservation, and on metal toxicity in aquatic ecosystems and implications for human health. Author of numerous scientific works and research grants, she has worked throughout her career to develop a culture of collaboration to address complex scientific questions. Awarded the John M. Manley Huntington Award for Teaching in 1991, she has advised more than one hundred undergraduate and graduate students and is one of the original faculty members involved in Dartmouth’s first-of-its-kind Women In Science Program. She received a BA in aquatic biology and an MA in biology from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a PhD from the University of California, Davis; and was a postdoctoral fellow at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station. She came to Dartmouth in 1983.


David B. Allman D’76
Owner & Chairman, Regent Partners
David Allman is the Owner and Chairman of Regent Partners, a real estate development and acquisitions company based in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1976 Magna Cum Laude, as a Rufus Choate Scholar and with Distinction in Economics. Mr. Allman has been involved in the development, acquisition, sale, and marketing of all major real estate product types. Since 1993, Regent has developed or acquired more than $2.5 billion in real estate assets throughout the U.S. Mr. Allman’s current civic involvements include Chairman of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (CID), Chairman of the Livable Communities Coalition (LCC), Executive Committee of the Buckhead Coalition, Governor appointee to Board of Governors for the Georgia World Congress Center, Board of Directors of FCS Urban Ministries and the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and Board of Governors for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. Allman also serves on Opportunity International’s Board of Directors for its Community Development pilot project in Nicaragua.

Matthew Anderson D’99
Director, National Religious Partnership for the Environment

Noel J. Augustyn D’68
Assistant Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts
Noel Augustyn is Assistant Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts and served as chief of staff to Chief Justice William Rehnquist at the Supreme Court of the United States. A 1968 Dartmouth graduate, he received an MA from Stanford and a JD from Notre Dame Law School. He practiced law with firms in Boston and Marblehead, Massachusetts, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and lastly with Seyfarth Shaw in Washington, DC. Mr. Augustyn served as adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center; deputy director of the Association of American Law Schools; and assistant dean/assistant professor at Boston College Law School. He also served as assistant dean and instructor of English at Linfield College in Oregon and Ripon College in Wisconsin. He has written for numerous publications ranging from the Journal of Supreme Court History and the American Journal of International Law to the New Oxford Review and the Homiletic and Pastoral Review.  He is married and has three children.

Ralph W. Aye, MD D’72
Former Chief of Surgery, Swedish Medical Center
Ralph Aye is an attending thoracic and esophageal surgeon and thoracic surgery fellowship director at the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. There he has served, among many other positions, as Chief of Surgery from 2002 to 2005, as a clinical assistant professor in the University of Washington, Department of Surgery from 1987 to 2009, and as the president of the Seattle Surgical Society from 2007 to 2008. Dr. Aye publishes regularly in many medical journals including the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Aye graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1972 with a modified biology major and received his MD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1977. Dr. Aye currently attends Pine Lake Covenant Church in Sammamish, Washington where he helps lead worship and has served as the prayer coordinator. Dr. Aye has also been involved in medical missions, traveling with his wife to Kenya several times and running a primary care clinic out of a suitcase.

Randall Balmer
Chair, Department of Religion, Dartmouth College
Randall Balmer, an Episcopal priest, is chair of the Religion Department and Mandel Family Professor of Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College. Before coming to Dartmouth in 2012, he was Professor of American Religious History at Columbia University for twenty-seven years. He was a visiting professor at Yale Divinity School from 2004 until 2008, and he was rector of two different parishes in Connecticut. The author of more than a dozen books, he has also published op-eds in newspapers around the country.

Carol Christopher

Jonathan Crane D’71
Former Executive Vice President, MCI, Inc.
Jonathan Crane is a 39-year veteran of the communications and computing industry, specializing in turnaround efforts. He has led a series of technology companies, the most recent being IPsoft, as the Chief Commercial Officer following his role as Chairman of the Board and President of Savvis, Inc. Previously, he was the Chief Strategy Officer during the restoration of MCI from the infamous Worldcom scandal. Mr. Crane has also been the Chairman and CEO of Adero, Inc, a global Internet-based content distribution firm; Marcam Solutions, a software company focused on ERP management applications; Lightstream, a high speed networking technology company; and the COO of Geotek, an Israeli-backed wireless service. In the 1980s and early 1990s, Mr. Crane spent nine years leading MCI’s Multi-National account organization; he had previously fulfilled a similar role at ROLM Corporation. He began his management career in 1973 at Bell of Pennsylvania following two years of public school teaching. Mr. Crane graduated from Dartmouth College in 1971; his wife, Susan, was one of the first female attendees of Dartmouth. He resides in Hanover, NH.

Rev. Richard R. Crocker, PhD
Chaplain, Dartmouth College
Virginia Rice Kelsey ‘61s Dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation
Richard Crocker is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He is retiring this year as College Chaplain and Dean of the Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth. Previously he served as College Chaplain at Bates College, Dean of College Life at Elizabethtown College, and Pastor of Presbyterian churches in Ripley, TN and Montclair, NJ. He is a native of Alabama and was educated at Brown University, Oxford University and Vanderbilt University.

Susan Conroy D’87
Author, Translator, TV Host
Susan is an author who lives in Maine and travels throughout the United States and to other countries giving talks and doing book-signings. She is the host of a television series called “Speaking of Saints,” and in May of 2013 she will be taping a brand new series for EWTN, a global television network which reaches over 200 million households worldwide. She has published seven books (two of her own and five translations from French into English), including two best-sellers, and she is working on her eighth book which will be released in the Spring of 2013; this latest book is the nearest and dearest to her heart, as it is about her own beloved parents.

Caitlin Edgar
MS Candidate, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
A current Dartmouth graduate student in clinical and health services research, Caitlin completed her BS in Biochemistry, minor in German and concentration in Poverty and Human Capability Studies at Washington and Lee University in May 2012. In pursuit of understanding the structural, social, and scientific determinants of health, particularly for vulnerable populations, she has worked in health advocacy, direct clinical service, social entrepreneurship, and political and bench research. Her study of health care is inspired by the example of the Great Physician who gently served others in the vulnerability of their physical disease in order to meet greater spiritual needs.

Catalina Gorla D’09
Health Care Innovations, The Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science
Catalina is currently the Program Manager of innovations in translation and new initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. In this role, she works with researchers and business professionals to create self-sustaining entities that address needs in the health care delivery system. Previously she worked as an economist for a large investment management firm, focusing on international financial markets. In this role, she developed new tools and analytical reports on investible foreign markets. Prior to her work in economic research, Catalina completed a financial leadership rotation program in the insurance industry, and held positions at an investment bank and law firm. She received her AB from Dartmouth in 2009 where she studied Art History and Italian Language and Literature. She also went on the Italian LSA and Art History FSP as a sophomore, and received a grant to research provincial Trajanic war monuments in Romania and Italy while a freshman. As a senior Catalina discovered Professor Fairbrothers’ Introduction to Entrepreneurship course which she audited in winter of 2009. Conversations that ensued cultivated an interest in building her own entrepreneurial skill set, which she has pursued by working on several entrepreneurial ventures, including founding the DEN Ohio chapter in Columbus, serving as Vice President for the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio, founding “Our Books,” a manager-led discussion forum, and co-founding a venture in healthcare IT.

Christopher Hauser D’14

Ingrid Gustavson Hill D’82
History & English Teacher, Boston Trinity Academy
Ingrid Gustavson Hill has been happily married to Dave Hill (D ’79), pastor of Abundant Grace Church, for over 30 years. Together they have raised six children. A homeschooling mother for 22 years, she was also a board member of Boston Trinity Academy – a school founded on the love of Jesus Christ whose mission is to educate students on the basis of a Christian worldview and to promote high academic achievement, moral vision, and service to others. She is currently a History and English teacher at the school.

Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld D’83

Charlotte Johnson
Dean of the College

Hilary Johnson D’15

Hannah Seulgee Jung D’15
Hannah was born in South Korea and spent half her life in the States, moving back and forth between the Midwest and her home country. During the summer of 2012 at the Swedish Medical Center with Dr. Ralph Aye D’72, she conducted an independent study exploring the association between faith and medical crises. Hannah’s project involved sociological research combined with creative writing. She is an English major with a Concentration in Creative Writing and a Sociology minor, and plans to study Narrative Medicine upon graduation.

Scott Keenan TU’14

Bethany Mills D’10
Bethany Mills studied Classical Languages and Linguistics at Dartmouth, where she also served as an editor for the Dartmouth Apologia. During the academic year, she works in Hanover as the administrator for the Eleazar Wheelock Society and the Waterman Institute. For the past four summers, she has had the opportunity to serve as a teacher and translator at an orphanage in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and as a director of English camps for students in Beijing and rural provinces of China. She plans to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology, with a focus on working with children.

John A. Murray ADV’95
Headmaster, Fourth Presbyterian School
An educator for 20 years, John serves as Headmaster of Fourth Presbyterian School (Potomac, MD). He received his BA from Vanderbilt University and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Dartmouth College. His master’s thesis, The Cross in the Ivy, explores the Christian history of American higher education from 1636 to 1933—particularly the Eastern and Ivy League schools—and how they became secularized. An award-winning writer, John has written numerous articles on educational, historical, and pop culture topics for The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, and The Atlanta Constitution, to name a few. He is also the writer/director of the award-winning film Think About It: Understanding the Impact of TV/Movie Violence. John currently serves on the Newseum’s Educator Advisory Board in Washington, DC, and on the Accreditation Committee for the Association of Independent Maryland and DC Schools. He and his wife Barbara have four children.

Christopher Ryan, SJ D’04

Andrew Schuman D’10
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Dartmouth Apologia
Founding Director, Wheelock Conference

Andrew Schuman graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010 with a double major in Engineering Sciences and Philosophy. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Dartmouth Apologia, and serves as a founding director of the Eleazar Wheelock Society. He now directs the Waterman Institute, an independent initiative for faith and learning in the Dartmouth community, and is a pastoral intern at Christ Redeemer Church in Hanover. He is also a co-founder of the Augustine Collective, a national network of Christian journals on college campuses.

Rev. Myles N. Sheehan, SJ D’78 DMS’81
Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits
Myles Sheehan is a 1978 graduate of Dartmouth College and 1981 graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. He served as a resident in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Hospital from 1881-1984, and was a Fellow in Geriatric Medicine with the Division on Aging at Harvard Medical School from 1989 to 1991. Dr. Sheehan directed the Geriatric Consultation Service at Beth Israel from 1991 to 1995 and was an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, where, with the support of a Brookdale Foundation Fellowship, he developed a curriculum in geriatric medicine. In 1995, Dr. Sheehan moved to Loyola University Health System in Illinois, became Senior Associate Dean for the Stritch School of Medicine in 2000, and was the Ralph P. Leischner Professor of Medical Education as well as a Professor in the Department of Medicine. In 2007 he was named a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. In 1985, Dr. Sheehan entered the Jesuits, the Society of Jesus, in the New England Province. He has earned Masters degrees in philosophy and divinity, was ordained to the priesthood in 1994, and returned to the Boston area in July of 2009 when he was appointed Provincial of the New England Province with responsibility for the Jesuits and their ministries in the New England area.

Stephen F. Smith D’88
Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame
Professor Stephen F. Smith received a double major in History and Philosophy in 1988 from Dartmouth and a JD from the University of Virginia in 1992. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge David B. Sentelle of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. and to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  Smith spent the next six years in private practice in Washington, specializing in civil, criminal, and constitutional litigation. Professor Smith joined the law faculty at the University of Virginia in 2000 and was awarded tenure and promoted to full professor in 2005. He presently holds the rank of full professor at the Notre Dame Law School. His teaching and scholarship focuses on criminal law (federal and state), criminal procedure, and appellate courts. His articles have appeared in some of the nation’s leading law reviews, including the American Criminal Law Review, the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, the Texas Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review. He has testified before Congress and lectured internationally in his areas of expertise. Professor Smith has been active in community, non-profit, and public service. In addition to positions on a variety of community boards, such as the local boards for the National MS Society, United Way, and YMCA, he was a member of Dartmouth’s Board of Trustees from 2007-11 and a founding director of two different Haiti relief organizations affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia. A practicing Roman Catholic who holds an appointment from the Holy See, Professor Smith is married with five sons.

David Stone D’79
Founder & President, First Rate
David Stone is the founder and president of First Rate. Mr. Stone acts as the visionary for the firm, providing direction for product development and guidance for customer service. He launched First Rate in 1991 with the vision of providing a dynamic set of analysis tools that offer Web-based performance solutions. Since then, the company has enjoyed significant annual growth in revenue, which can be partly attributed to its reputation in the industry for building strong personal relationships with clients. Before establishing First Rate, Mr. Stone worked for eight years at National FSI and SEI Investments as a programmer, developer and product manager. He has also worked as an application consultant at ComShare. Mr. Stone embarked on his career in 1979 at Banker’s Trust of South Carolina in the management training program. After successfully completing the program, he worked as an investment officer for several years. Mr. Stone studied economics and mathematics at Dartmouth, while earning Varsity letters for football and track. Mr. Stone serves on the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth With a Mission, Friends of Youth With a Mission, and Turner 12. He recently received the Tom Landry Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to honor him for his contributions and efforts for the organization. Mr. Stone also serves as the Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 545 at Arlington’s Most Blessed Catholic Church.

Philip Taber D’04 TH’05
Product Development Manager, Oasys Water
Philip Taber is Product Development Manager for commercialization of new clean-water technology at Oasys Water in Boston, MA. Prior to joining Oasys, Philip was Manager of Technical Programs for Jetboil, a New Hampshire-based start-up and maker of award-wining, super-efficient cook stoves for hikers and backpackers. He received his BE in Mechanical Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in 2005, where he led the team that converted the first Formula SAE student race car to hybrid gas-electric power, helping to spark the Formula Hybrid competition. He is passionate about product design and particularly interested ways engineering solutions can support sustainable community development and help alleviate poverty and injustice locally and around the world.

Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka D’70 TU’71
Former CEO, Opportunity International
Kadita “A.T.” Tshibaka is originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He came to Dartmouth in the mid-sixties through the help of a timely scholarship and the hard work of his family. He received a BA in economics and later an MBA from Tuck. A.T. worked for Citibank for 33 years, eventually becoming the Head of Corporate Credit Risk for Emerging Markets at Citigroup, a role in which he oversaw operations in 77 countries. In 2009, he used his international banking success and expertise to serve as interim President and CEO of Opportunity International, a Christian non-profit microfinance organization motivated by Jesus Christ’s call to serve the poor. In addition to serving on a number of Opportunity International Boards and Committees, A.T. sits on the Boards of KazInvestBank and Citibank in Kazakhstan, Citibank in the D.R. Congo, and The William Jewett Tucker Foundation and The Eleazar Wheelock Society at Dartmouth. A.T. is married to Priscilla and is a father of two and grandfather of three.

Jennifer Wan D’00
English Teacher, Boston Trinity Academy
Jennifer majored in English and graduated from Dartmouth in 2000. She then went to Harvard’s Graduate School of Education for her masters in Teaching and Curriculum. Since then, she has taught English at Randolph High School, Newton South High school–both public schools. She currently teaches juniors and seniors at Boston Trinity Academy, a private Christian school in Boston.

Yichuan Wang D’14
Born and raised as an avid atheist for more than half of his life in the Manchuria region of China, Yichuan appreciates God’s working out Isaiah 41:8-10 in his life. He studies pre-med neuroscience and works as a research intern for fluorescence-guided neurosurgery at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. His interest in entrepreneurship, engineering and design thinking led to his service in Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineering. Yichuan desires to be Jesus’ hands and feet both in the U.S. and globally through medicine and innovation.

Lindsay J. Whaley
Interim Vice Provost, Dartmouth College
Professor of Classics and Linguistics
Lindsay J. Whaley, PhD joined the Dartmouth faculty in 1993. He is now Professor of Classics and Linguistics and serves as the Interim Vice Provost and Associate Provost for International Initiatives. He graduated with honors from Calvin College, receiving a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, and religion and theology. He received an MA in linguistics in 1990 from State University of New York, Buffalo and continued his studies there receiving a PhD in linguistics in 1993. Professor Whaley is an expert in the Tungusic languages of northern China and is known internationally for his work in language typology, which involves determining why some properties of language are common while others are rare. Over the past fifteen years, Professor Whaley has become recognized for his research on language death and language revitalization.

Chenae L. White TU’13
Chair, Association of Christian Tuck Students
Chenae L. White is a T’13 at the Tuck School of Business and the chairperson of the Association of Christian Tuck Students. She graduated summa cum laude from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting. Chenae started her career as an external auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). During her four years at PwC, Chenae earned her CPA license, was promoted to senior associate in the Financial Services practice, selected to join the Carolinas’ Office – Managing Partner’s Advisory Committee and served on the Carolinas Multicultural Circle Advisory board. At Tuck, Chenae continues to excel. This summer, she interned with Goldman Sachs in Private Wealth Management and Sovereign’s Capital, a growth stage private equity firm focused on investing in Christian businesses in emerging markets. Chenae serves as a Co-Chair of the Investment Club and the Diversity Conference. Upon graduation this spring, Chenae intends to embark on her career in Investments.

Michael Wooten
Director of Residential Education, Dartmouth College
Mike came to Dartmouth with more than 12 years of experience in residential education, most recently as Assistant Director at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. At Michigan, which hosts a residential community of 11,000 students, Mike oversaw three living-learning programs, a residential college, two theme communities, and managed the opening of Michigan’s first new residence hall in more than 40 years. He also chaired the student staff training committee, co-chaired the Student Affairs annual staff development conference for more than 1300 employees, and taught in the University’s Program on Intergroup Relations. A BASICS facilitator, Social Justice Mediator and Community Organizer, Mike partners with Campus Life, the Dean of the College division, students, faculty and staff to develop and implement the next vision for residential education at Dartmouth.

Luanne D. Zurlo D’87
Founder & President, Worldfund
Luanne founded Worldfund in 2002–a non-profit dedicated to improving education quality in Latin America–after a nine-year career as a securities analyst on Wall Street (Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse). Headquartered in NYC, with subsidiaries in Mexico City and São Paulo, Worldfund’s mission is to raise educational quality in Latin America. Luanne structured partnerships with Dartmouth College, local corporations and government officials to launch teacher/principal training programs in Mexican and Brazilian public schools, currently impacting 400K students annually. Luanne is an Adjunct Professor at Catholic University, teaching a graduate seminar on Education in Developing Countries. She has an MBA from Columbia Business School, an MA in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University SAIS and a BA in History from Dartmouth College. Luanne is President of the Worldfund Board, sits on the Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Advisory Board and is the 2011 Latin Trade Humanitarian of the Year Award recipient.