Mid-Hudson business people ‘On the Move’: June 22, 2020

Originally posted on Daily Freeman on June 21, 2020

Michael Caslin - GCSEN Foundation, CEO & Founder

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The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board has awarded Michael Caslin III, founder and president of the Global Center for Social Entrepreneurship in Kingston, a fellowship to be a visiting Fulbright Professor in Ireland.

It is one of the first Fulbright awards offered in recognition for a distinguished career in thought leadership and social venture activation related to social entrepreneurship.

As a Fulbright Fellow, Caslin was invited to the Letterkenny School of Technology’s School of Business in Letterkenny, County Donegal, Ireland, where he will lecture on innovation and leadership in social entrepreneurship; research and publication of case studies of social ventures; revitalizing social entrepreneurship curricula; and contributing to the development of the Regional Social Entrepreneurship Centre for County Donegal.

Caslin currently lectures at the SUNY New Paltz School of Business and Saint Peter’s University Business School in New Jersey. He is a featured speaker, educator and mentor at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, and past faculty member of Babson College, CUNY-Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, Marist College School of Business and Manhattanville College.

As co-founder and CEO for 20 years of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Caslin was instrumental in propelling that organization’s engagement of over 1.8 million students and over 4,000 teachers, while raising over $100 million in funding. Caslin has also been a subject matter expert presenting before the U.N., U.S. Congress and The White House.

Caslin is a Manhattanville College alumnus.


Jennifer Scheffler 

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Health Quest Medical Practice’s bariatric team recently added a clinician who specializes in medical weight loss for people struggling with obesity.

Previously, Scheffler was with SCL Health’s St. Mary’s Medical Center in Colorado as the lead clinician of bariatric and obesity medicine management. She also spent three years in Texas as a bariatric surgical nurse practitioner, where she worked with bariatric surgeon Dr. Garth Davis at The Davis Clinic in Houston from 2016-2018. She clinically specializes in both obesity medicine management and bariatric surgery.

Scheffler received her doctorate from Walden University in Minneapolis with summa cum laude distinction and her master’s degree in nursing from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. She is also a U.S. Air Force veteran.


Kevin Coffey 

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The American Red Cross in Eastern New York announced Kevin Coffey will serve as regional chief executive officer for the Eastern New York Region following the retirement of CEO Gary Striar, who oversaw the growth and success of the region for the past 14 years.

Beginning July 1, 2020, Coffey will oversee the newly aligned American Red Cross Eastern New York Region, serving 27 counties with a population of more than 3.6 million people.