Topic: CSC's focus on spreading an awareness of the "inside-out" approach to human resiliency within communities around the world.
When: February 27, 2017 at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm UK (Other time zones)
Dave Nichols is a leader in Three Principles-based community development. Immediately preceding his role as the Center's Executive Director, Dave (with Ami Chen Mills-Naim) co-directed the Center's W.K. Kellogg Foundation-funded National Community Resiliency Project (NCRP). For over three years he led NCRP's on-site work in Charlotte, NC.
For nearly 17 years, Dave was Executive Director of the nonprofit Lakewood Community Development Corporation (Lakewood CDC). Under his leadership over half of all housing units in the inner-city neighborhood of Lakewood were built new or rehabilitated; public infrastructure there was improved dramatically. Dave began introducing Three Principles programming to Lakewood residents in 2008 and witnessed transformative effects on the neighborhood, including a significant drop in violent crime.
Dave is a BA graduate of Wake Forest University, served for two years as a special short-term missionary in Nigeria and Liberia, obtained a Masters of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School, and utilized his carpentry/cabinetry/design skills owning and operating for 15 years a kitchen/bath/home remodeling business. He served as Director of Habitat for Humanity in Orange County (Chapel Hill, NC) and Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Charlotte.
Dave's focus is on spreading an awareness of the "inside-out" approach to human resiliency within communities around the world.
Judith A. Sedgeman, EdD
Dr. Sedgeman is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Health at West Virginia University School of Medicine. She was a full-time faculty member at WVU from 1998 to 2009, during which time she also served as Education Director of the West Virginia Initiative for Innate Health. She was also a mentor in the WVUSOM Teaching Scholars Program for faculty. She served on the WVU Faculty Senate. She was named in 2008 to the Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the WVU Health Sciences Center.
From January 2009 to January 2012, she was the Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Leadership at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus, in Sarasota, Florida. She left USF to form her own Consulting Company focused on Resiliency based in Innate Health. She also serves from 2012 to 2014 as an Initiative Consultant for The Patterson Fo2undation of Sarasota, Florida, on a collaborative project to transform the curriculum at the Ringling College of Art and Design. She currently serves in a Consultant capacity as Program Director for the Center for Sustainable Change.
She has made the Three Principles the Centerpiece of all her work for more than 30 years. She serves as an internationally recognized consultant and trainer in Innate Health for other organizations and practitioners globally. She sees clients as a "Mental Health Mentor" at The Women's Resource Center of Manatee County in Bradenton, FL. A graduate of Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, she received her Master's Degree from Trinity College, Hartford, CT and her Doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from WVU. She has been a college instructor, an award-winning newspaper reporter and editor, an entrepreneur, and a business consultant.
Her life focus has been on the improvement in the quality of life for people in all stations in life, based on the improvement in the quality of their psychological experience and the creativity of their thinking. For nearly 30 years, she has focused on the redefinition and deeper understanding of mental health, developing programs and fostering work to support the recognition that psychological well-being is an infinite possibility of the human spirit, regardless of circumstances, and a state of being that transcends the "absence of illness."