2018 Wheelock Conference Speakers

2018 Wheelock Conference Speakers

Jared DaughertyDr. Jared Daugherty D’03, Director of Grants at Shaw University
Dr. Jared Daugherty D'03 Bio»
Gregg FairbrothersGregg Fairbrothers D’76, EWS Board Member, President Groups—Recover Together
Gregg Fairbrothers Bio»
Catalina Gorla D'09Catalina Gorla D’09
Catalina Gorla Bio»
Brenda HolstonBrenda Holston Title
Name Bio»
Sarah Holston D'17Sara Holston D’17, EWS Board Member, Student Director, Eleazar Wheelock Society, Co-Chair, The Dartmouth Apologia
Sara Holston Bio»
Reverend Andrew Kline, The Navigators Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Rev. Andrew Kline D'79 Bio»
Craig Parker, The Navigators Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Craig Parker Bio»
Dr. Loretta Sullivan-Chang D’94, Associate Medical Director, Oncology Early Development at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Dr. Loretta Sullivn-Chang D'94 Bio»
Jane-Ann Tucker D’95,
Jane-Anne Tucker D'95 Bio»
Kelly Wright, American ReporterKelly Wright, American Reporter
Kelly Wright Bio»
Daugherty is a PhD student in Duke’s Political Science Department. Prior to coming to Duke, Daugherty lived in the Washington, D.C. areas for six years, first working at a D.C. law firm and then the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), a “think-and-do” tank on religion and global affairs. Serving in Program Officer and Graduate Fellow capacities at IGE spurred his interest in the comparative study of minority integration. For example, as an IGE Program Officer he co-produced a joint publication with a Chinese governmental think-tank on social development among Muslim ethno-religious minority communities in China.Daugherty graduated from Dartmouth College in 2003 as an Asian Studies major and Music minor. After graduation he spent nearly a year in Taiwan as a Fulbright grant recipient. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish and has spent extended time traveling and living throughout Asia.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Fairbrothers is President of Groups-Recover Together, a for-profit medical startup that provides affordable treatment helping people to recover from opioid addiction.Fairbrothers is also a founder and board member or chair of currently active technology companies in biotechnology and medical information technology, and two nonprofit organizations, The Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship and the Eleazar Wheelock Society.Previously and for fourteen years, Mr. Fairbrothers was the founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dartmouth College, and an adjunct professor of Business Administration in entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. In 2004 he founded the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center (DRTC), Inc. a free-standing New Hampshire non-profit corporation that operates a 55,000 sq. ft. technology incubator facility developing technology-based innovations with the potential for significant social impact, and in 2006-2009 co-founded the Apologia student journal at Dartmouth and the Eleazar Wheelock Society, where he still is a trustee. In 2016 he joined the Institute for Biomedical Entrepreneurship in Cambridge, MA as a co-founding board member.Fairbrothers has more than 22 years of experience in almost all operational and investment-related aspects of the upstream oil and gas industry, including exploration, exploitation, production, marketing, acquisitions and divestment, joint ventures, and corporate finance through banks, multi-lateral institutions, limited partnerships and public markets (including IPOs and unsolicited purchases). Prior to returning to the Upper Valley in 1999, he was President and founder of a mid-sized international oil and gas producer, Samson International, Ltd., as well as President of Samson Resources, Inc., and a Director of the companies’ parent holding company, Samson Investment Company.Fairbrothers earned an MS in Geology from Rutgers University, and received his MBA from the University of Tulsa. He graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Catalina has spent the past 5 years working in healthcare in range of roles involving research commercialization, enterprise formation, and operations development. Previously she was the founding COO of Informulary, Inc, a company committed to improving health by providing doctors and patients with the information they need to make wise decisions about prescription drugs. Prior to joining Informulary she was the Program Manager of innovations in translation and new initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. In this role, Catalina worked with researchers and business professionals to create self-sustaining entities that address needs in the health care delivery system. Prior to Dartmouth, 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. Catalina graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2009.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Sara Holston ’17 was an English major at Dartmouth and is especially interested in the history of Dartmouth College: she has written two articles about this topic that were published in the student periodical Apologia and is currently researching and writing a book on the spiritual history of Dartmouth. At Rauner, Sara has curated a single-case exhibit, processed a collection of Civil War correspondence, and assumed oversight of the library’s Instagram account. She is currently conducting research for a podcast series on the history of Dartmouth that will serve as a lead-up to the college’s 250th anniversary in 2019. In addition to this significant project, Sara is also developing a series of short video segments that will serve to highlight underutilized collections at Rauner while providing personal connections to the many exciting items in our stacks.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Craig Parker is the city leader for the Navigators in Boston, seeking to transform the city through life-to-life discipleship among diverse people groups.

Craig has worked for the Navigators for 37 years, with previous staff assignments in New Hampshire, Germany, and Virginia. He served as campus director at Boston University for 7 years, and at Dartmouth College for 17 years.  As a launching board member and former chairman of the board of directors of the Lwala Community Alliance, found by Dartmouth brothers, Milton and Fred Ochieng’ (’04, ’05), Craig has engaged in international development in western Kenya. He has also worked among the Roma people in Croatia, helping to create a long term Croatian partnership with the Northeast Collegiate Navigators.

Craig and his wife, Nancy have four children and seven grandchildren. Many years ago he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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Kelly Wright currently serves a co-anchor on America’s News Headquarters on Saturdays from 4-5 p.m. ET as well as an overnight breaking news anchor based in New York. Wright previously served as a co-host on Fox & Friends Weekend.Wright was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Morehouse College for his “Beyond the Dream” series. In April 2007, Wright secured an exclusive sit-down with first lady Laura Bush where she responded to the Virginia Tech massacres, Katrina recovery and the president’s final term. Earlier in 2005, he reported from Tampa, Florida, on the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. In 2004, Wright spent nearly three months reporting on the developments in Iraq. He was among the first reporters to cover the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal and the subsequent court martial cases held in Baghdad. Wright also spent time embedded with U.S. and British troops, reporting on the military’s humanitarian efforts in Baghdad, Basrah and Mosul and provided coverage on U.S. forces training Iraqi security forces. Additionally, he reported on the historic U.S. handover of sovereignty to Iraq. Beyond Iraq, Wright extensively covered the 2004 presidential election, including the Democratic presidential race, the New Hampshire primary, and the South Carolina primary. In October 2003, he reported live from the Congressional Black Caucus/FNC Democratic presidential candidate debate in Detroit.Before joining FNC, Wright served as co-anchor of News at Tenat WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, Va. During his tenure there, he covered a wide range of stories, including a historical event in Benin, West Africa, where African presidents Mathieu Kerekou of Benin, Jerrauld Rawlins of Ghana, and representatives from the United States, England, France and Dominican Republic apologized for their role in slavery.Previously, Wright served as a weekend news anchor and reporter for WRAL-TV (CBS) in Raleigh, N.C. Wright secured numerous rare interviews, including a 1996 exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson following the criminal court trial.Wright also served as a general assignment reporter for WWOR-TV (MyNetworkTV) in New York. He reported on numerous high profile newsmakers and events for the station, including John Gotti, Amy Fisher, the Howard Beach and Bensonhurst murder trials and the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case. He began his journalism career in 1977 while serving in the United States Army and has received numerous awards for his reporting, including two local Emmy Awards for his developing, reporting and co-producing a documentary and news series on the transatlantic slave trade.Wright is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5