Speaker Date Topic
Curt Kelly Jul 18, 2019
Alzheimer's Association
Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer’s Association was founded by Jerome Stone in 1980 and advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.  It is a national organization with chapters nationwide.  Curt has been volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association for about two years and is doing so because of family history of Alzheimer’s disease.

Ellen Agler Jul 25, 2019
The End Fund
The End Fund

Ellen Agler is CEO of The End Fund, which leads an international effort to eliminate neglected tropical disease (NTD).  The End Fund works with NGOs, governments, and private philanthropists to direct resources and coordinate their efforts.  Between 2012 and 2018, it resulted in more than 724 million treatments and the training of 1.8 million health workers.  In April, the End Fund received more than $50 million from donors as part of the Audacious Project, a philanthropic initiative that backs organizations tackling the world’s most pressing problems.

 

Ellen was recently recognized in Fortune Magazine as one of the World's Greatest Leaders, a top-50 list that includes Bill Gates, Tim Cook, & other world leaders.  

Jennifer Zielinski Aug 01, 2019
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition
Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition

Jennifer Zielinksi is Executive Director of the Idaho Anti-Trafficking Coalition.  Her background is in disability advocacy where she worked for years as a program coordinator with Idaho Parents Unlimited.  Jennifer is passionate about recognizing and addressing the needs of individuals who are vulnerable to human-trafficking. 

Mayor David Bieter Aug 08, 2019
City of Boise Updates
City of Boise Updates

Since his first term in 2003, Mayor Bieter's vision has been to make Boise the most livable city in the country -- a vision that continues to transform the city's government culture, drive its strategic initiatives and continue to build on Boise's reputation as a welcoming city. The work done at the City of Boise and in the Mayor's Office makes it a center of business, culture, education and outdoor recreation in Idaho.

Dr. Jason Hansen Aug 15, 2019
Idaho National Laboratory
Idaho National Laboratory

As a resource economist, Dr. Hansen specializes in applying economic theory, using modeling and simulation in a systems analysis framework, to evaluate the future consequences of decision-making in energy, water, and land management.  His current research interests involve the economics of energy transitions, incorporating decision making under uncertainty, systems analysis and engineering economics. He applies these themes in his ongoing projects where he conducts analyses of costs and prices, models uncertainty, and measures financial risks in the areas of the nuclear fuel cycle, in supply chains for bioenergy, and in renewable energy from agriculture.

Commander Kristopher Lancaster Aug 22, 2019
Navy Week
Navy Week

Commander Lancaster enlisted in the Navy in 1994.  He has served aboard the USS Toledo, USS North Dakota, & is currently a commanding officer of the USS Boise.  CDR Lancaster will tell us what the Navy & submarine force is doing today.

Jason Billester Aug 29, 2019
Boise Rescue Mission
Boise Rescue Mission

Our own Jason Billester will update us on the ongoing challenges facing the homeless in our city & the role the Boise Rescue Mission plays in serving their needs.