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Christy Walton will get things off to a heart-pumping start at the Women’s Wellness Forum, with her Zumba program at 7 a.m., Saturday, March 24 at Payson High School.

The 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum is March 24 and features Jason Schechterle as the keynote speaker.

Schechterle is the Phoenix police officer who suffered fourth degree burns to his face, neck and hands when his patrol car went up in flames after being rear-ended in 2001.

He became a motivational speaker after retiring from the Phoenix Police Department in 2006. His topic at the forum will be “Making Coffee.”

A number of men have expressed interest in hearing Schechterle speak, so the hosts are opening the keynote address to the public. To attend the forum just to hear Schechterle, a $10 admission charge is being requested. Schechterle will speak from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the auditorium at Payson High School.

The forum will be from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 24 on the Payson High School campus. Participants will attend three breakout sessions, choosing from the following topics: yoga; skin care; domestic violence; automotive maintenance; hormones; scrapbooking; making unusual vegetable dishes; living well with diabetes or pre-diabetes; living the green life; and accessorizing.

There is a $15 fee to attend the forum and there is limited financial assistance available for women who would like to attend, but cannot afford the fee.

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Mogollon Health Alliance Auxiliary member Pat Glaser, at right, talks to a guest at the 2011 Women’s Wellness Forum.

The $15 cost of the all-day forum includes a delicious continental breakfast, the Zumba warm-up session, keynote address, a yummy light lunch, shopping and information in the vendor hall, a fabulous goodie bag plus a chance to win a door prize. Registration forms can be found at businesses around town and at the Mogollon Health Alliance office at 308 E. Aero Drive, Payson or on the MHA Web site www.mogollonhealthalliance.com under “calendar.”

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Christine and B.J. Bollier will be leading a breakout session on cooking unusual vegetarian dishes at the 2012 Women’s Wellness Forum. The fee is $15 per person. To learn more, call the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588.

About Jason Schechterle

Schechterle’s story of survival and achievement, despite incredible odds, has mesmerized audiences across Arizona and the rest of the country.

All he ever wanted to be was a police officer and joined the Phoenix Police Department in August 1999.

On March 26, 2001, a taxi driver, having an epileptic seizure rear-ended Schechterle’s police cruiser going 115 miles per hour. The police vehicle burst into flames and in 55 seconds the fire covered 43 percent of Schechterle’s body. The fourth degree burns he suffered took the layers of skin and muscle to the bone.

He was not expected to live, but six months ahead of schedule, after two months in a coma and 16 of 52 surgeries, Schechterle walked out of the hospital.

While Schechterle admits he has suffered from his share of depression, he adds, “It takes too much energy to focus on the negative.

“Life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we react to it. Attitude is a very powerful thing. There’s no reason to give up when you have a bad day or a bad experience because it’s going to get better, it always does.”

In addition to the many speaking engagements he accepts through his Beyond the Flames program, Schechterle works as a private investigator.

The Mogollon Health Alliance, the Women’s Wellness Forum Committee and Payson Regional Medical Center are sponsoring his appearance at the 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum.

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Sarah “Bogi” Lateiner will lead a Women’s Wellness Forum workshop on car maintenance and repairs.

Other presenters

Also scheduled to appear at the forum are: Christy Walton, who will present Zumba (Latin dance fitness program), 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Studio Theatre; Diane Nathe-Roder, yoga; Gail Gorry, skin care; Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks, domestic violence; Sarah “Bogi” Lautiner, vehicle maintenance; Roslyn Rogers, hormones; Brenda Hamric, scrapbooking; Christine Bollier and B.J. Bollier, cooking; John Hancock, living well with diabetes or pre-diabetes; Nicole Darnall, living the green life; Karen Phylow, accessorizing.

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Leading breakout sessions at the 2012 Women’s Wellness Forum will be Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks, who will talk about breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

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Brenda Hamric offers sessions on scrapbooking.

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Diane Nathe-Roder will lead sessions on yoga for the body, mind and spirit. Call the Mogollon Health Alliance at (928) 472-2588 to learn more about registering for the March 24 event.

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Karen Phylow will show how to freshen your look with items you keep handy, perhaps in your purse or office drawer during the presentation, Goddess to Go.

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John Hancock, R.N., will lead sessions on living well with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

Celebrate Your Inner Goddess through Heritage, Health and Healing is the theme of the 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum Saturday, March 24 on the Payson High School campus.

The WWF Committee strives to be responsive to the interests expressed in the exit polls at each year’s forum. As a result of those requests, the following are new classes offered this year: Goddess to Go, Live Well with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, Harnessing Your Hormones, and Yoga for Your Body, Mind and Spirit.

The committee also aims for a blend of local and statewide talent to keep the forum fresh. “Bogi” Lautiner, who will present Keep your Goddess Wheels on the Pavement and Professor Nicole Darnall, who will lead the session, Living a Green Goddess Life, as well as the keynote speaker, hail from the Valley.

The schedule

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. — Zumba! — Join Christy Walton and dance to the beat at this Latin fitness party, in the PHS Studio Theatre.

As a Latina from El Paso, Texas, Christy Walton moved to Arizona in 1977 to study dance at Arizona State University. In 1980, she caught the fitness wave and has been leading dance-fitness classes ever since. Her unique style of cueing and inspiring movement has motivated thousands of women over three decades to dance in ways they never thought possible. This year marks her fifth year of teaching Zumba in Payson. In 2011, she introduced Zumba Gold to the community to accommodate beginners or those who need to take things a little slow. No matter what level she is leading, Christy’s choreography is dynamic yet easy-to-follow and appeals to all ages. Christy is also very involved in organizing Zumba-thons to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. She is Zumba certified and a member of the Zumba Instructor Network. By day, she works full-time as the marketing director for Rim Country Health, but she always keeps Zumba in her life, which according to her is what keeps her balanced and feeling great. She holds a M.Ed. in counseling from NAU and a B.A. in communication from ASU, with a minor in dance.

7:15 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast in the PHS Auditorium lobby.

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Keynote address, “Making Coffee” by Jason Schechterle in the PHS Auditorium.

Breakout Sessions: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; 10:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.; 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in designated classrooms (sites will be on map in registration materials).

Yoga for Your Body, Mind and Spirit with Diane Nathe-Roder — Hatha/Vinyasa-style yoga for beginners. Yoga calms the nervous system and is a great stress reliever. It is recognized as being one of the healthiest exercises for total well-being. Nathe-Roder teaches yoga and provides massage therapy at her Yoga and Massage Studio in Pine.

Nathe-Roder was drawn to yoga in her early 20s when she discovered its calming, meditative and health benefits. The more poses she learned the more she found her core muscles and organs strengthened. She has taught yoga in the Rim Country for six years, first at a gym in Payson and now at her Pine studio. She is also an artist working in paints and mixed media.

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Gail Gorry will offer guests at the 2012 Women’s Wellness Forum information about the latest news in skin care protection and get tips for to keep skin beautiful and healthy under the thin Rim sun.

Goddess Skin Care with Gail Gorry, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant — Learn the latest news in skin care protection and get tips how to keep skin beautiful and healthy under the thin Rim sun. Come “face” the facts in this interactive, educational experience.

Gail Gorry has been leading skin care classes with women all over the Rim Country for the past seven years. Following 26 years employment with the Payson Public Schools as teacher, administrator, and curriculum director, she currently works with the Gila County Education Service Agency as curriculum specialist, serving all school districts in Gila County. Besides work and skin care classes, she fills her life with music, church, Curves, Zumba, and keeping up with her busy bicycling family. Gail is married to Wayne and they have two sons, Aspen and Cypress, plus a new daughter-in-law, Devon. 

Breaking the Cycle with Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks — Have you ever suspected or known someone locked in the cycle of domestic violence but did not know what comfort you could offer or even how to listen? Mother and daughter team, Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks will share how to break the cycle. They will also cover teen dating violence.

Jean Oliver and her daughter Susie Wicks have lived in Rim Country since the 1980s. Jean’s background is in health and education. Right now her passion is for education about all phases of domestic violence — better described as family violence. Susie has been a personal advocate at Time Out, Inc. and is currently in training to become a life coach.

Both women have survived family violence situations and want to share their experiences, let others know how to help someone in this situation and learn more about this from their audiences.

Everyone has a story: one out of three women will be abused during their lifetime.

Keep your Goddess Wheels on the Pavement with Sarah “Bogi” Lautiner of 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix — Take an active role in caring for your vehicle with Bogi, who opened her business to provide auto repair service and educational programs about vehicle maintenance to women. The class is outdoors, so if the weather is iffy, be prepared.

Lautiner started 180 Degrees Automotive to provide individualized automotive repair service and educational programs about automobile maintenance and to break the stereotype that “women don’t know anything about cars.” Her mission is to inform and empower her clients to take an active role in caring for their vehicles, and to encourage other women to pursue careers as auto mechanics. She is currently writing a handbook for women, and anyone else, who wishes to learn more about their cars and about the world of automotive repair. Lautiner developed an interest in automotive technology at Montclair High School, N.J., where she rebuilt her first car, a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle, and convinced the school board to continue funding industrial arts programs, arguing the value of teaching skills that would be useful throughout life. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, where she majored in pre-law and women’s studies, Lautiner decided to pursue her dream of becoming an auto mechanic. She earned an associate’s degree in automotive technology at Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, completed post graduate training at the BMW STEP Program in Montvale, N.J., worked as a BMW technician in New York, and distinguished herself as a Master Technician and ASE Certified Specialist at Scottsdale BMW before starting 180 Degrees Automotive.

Harnessing your Hormones with Roslyn Rogers, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine — Rogers brings more than 25 years experience in teaching about vitamins and herbs to this class about the benefits of balancing your hormones. Her lectures and seminars include anti-aging, menopause, PMS, weight management and most women’s health issues. Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle runs deep. Raised in Long Island, N.Y., she first gained a desire for better health and wellness from her mother, who was influenced by Adelle Davis, an author and nutritionist who advocated for unprocessed food and vitamin supplementation. In her 30s, Rogers decided to follow a vegetarian lifestyle. Now 70 years young, Rogers shows no sign of slowing down — evidence that she practices what she Christy Walton, who will present Zumba (Latin dance fitness program), 7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Studio Theatre; Diane Nathe-Roder, yoga; Gail Gorry, skin care; Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks, domestic violence; Sarah “Bogi” Lautiner, vehicle maintenance; Roslyn Rogers, hormones; Brenda Hamric, scrapbooking; Christine Bollier and B.J. Bollier, cooking; John Hancock, living well with diabetes or pre-diabetes; Nicole Darnall, living the green life; Karen Phylow, accessorizing.

Celebrate Your Inner Goddess through Heritage, Health and Healing is the theme of the 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum Saturday, March 24 on the Payson High School campus.

The WWF Committee strives to be responsive to the interests expressed in the exit polls at each year’s forum. As a result of those requests, the following are new classes offered this year: Goddess to Go, Live Well with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes, Harnessing Your Hormones, and Yoga for Your Body, Mind and Spirit.

The committee also aims for a blend of local and statewide talent to keep the forum fresh. “Bogi” Lautiner, who will present Keep your Goddess Wheels on the Pavement and Professor Nicole Darnall, who will lead the session, Living a Green Goddess Life, as well as the keynote speaker, hail from the Valley.

The schedule

7 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. — Zumba! — Join Christy Walton and dance to the beat at this Latin fitness party, in the PHS Studio Theatre.

As a Latina from El Paso, Texas, Christy Walton moved to Arizona in 1977 to study dance at Arizona State University. In 1980, she caught the fitness wave and has been leading dance-fitness classes ever since. Her unique style of cueing and inspiring movement has motivated thousands of women over three decades to dance in ways they never thought possible. This year marks her fifth year of teaching Zumba in Payson. In 2011, she introduced Zumba Gold to the community to accommodate beginners or those who need to take things a little slow. No matter what level she is leading, Christy’s choreography is dynamic yet easy-to-follow and appeals to all ages. Christy is also very involved in organizing Zumba-thons to raise funds for local non-profit organizations. She is Zumba certified and a member of the Zumba Instructor Network. By day, she works full-time as the marketing director for Rim Country Health, but she always keeps Zumba in her life, which according to her is what keeps her balanced and feeling great. She holds a M.Ed. in counseling from NAU and a B.A. in communication from ASU, with a minor in dance.

7:15 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. — Registration/Continental Breakfast in the PHS Auditorium lobby.

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. — Keynote address, “Making Coffee” by Jason Schechterle in the PHS Auditorium.

Breakout Sessions: 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; 10:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.; 11:35 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. in designated classrooms (sites will be on map in registration materials).

Yoga for Your Body, Mind and Spirit with Diane Nathe-Roder — Hatha/Vinyasa-style yoga for beginners. Yoga calms the nervous system and is a great stress reliever. It is recognized as being one of the healthiest exercises for total well-being. Nathe-Roder teaches yoga and provides massage therapy at her Yoga and Massage Studio in Pine.

Nathe-Roder was drawn to yoga in her early 20s when she discovered its calming, meditative and health benefits. The more poses she learned the more she found her core muscles and organs strengthened. She has taught yoga in the Rim Country for six years, first at a gym in Payson and now at her Pine studio. She is also an artist working in paints and mixed media.

Goddess Skin Care with Gail Gorry, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant — Learn the latest news in skin care protection and get tips how to keep skin beautiful and healthy under the thin Rim sun. Come “face” the facts in this interactive, educational experience.

Gail Gorry has been leading skin care classes with women all over the Rim Country for the past seven years. Following 26 years employment with the Payson Public Schools as teacher, administrator, and curriculum director, she currently works with the Gila County Education Service Agency as curriculum specialist, serving all school districts in Gila County. Besides work and skin care classes, she fills her life with music, church, Curves, Zumba, and keeping up with her busy bicycling family. Gail is married to Wayne and they have two sons, Aspen and Cypress, plus a new daughter-in-law, Devon. 

Breaking the Cycle with Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks — Have you ever suspected or known someone locked in the cycle of domestic violence but did not know what comfort you could offer or even how to listen? Mother and daughter team, Jean Oliver and Susie Wicks will share how to break the cycle. They will also cover teen dating violence.

Jean Oliver and her daughter Susie Wicks have lived in Rim Country since the 1980s. Jean’s background is in health and education. Right now her passion is for education about all phases of domestic violence — better described as family violence. Susie has been a personal advocate at Time Out, Inc. and is currently in training to become a life coach.

Both women have survived family violence situations and want to share their experiences, let others know how to help someone in this situation and learn more about this from their audiences.

Everyone has a story: one out of three women will be abused during their lifetime.

Keep your Goddess Wheels on the Pavement with Sarah “Bogi” Lautiner of 180 Degrees Automotive in Phoenix — Take an active role in caring for your vehicle with Bogi, who opened her business to provide auto repair service and educational programs about vehicle maintenance to women. The class is outdoors, so if the weather is iffy, be prepared.

Lautiner started 180 Degrees Automotive to provide individualized automotive repair service and educational programs about automobile maintenance and to break the stereotype that “women don’t know anything about cars.” Her mission is to inform and empower her clients to take an active role in caring for their vehicles, and to encourage other women to pursue careers as auto mechanics. She is currently writing a handbook for women, and anyone else, who wishes to learn more about their cars and about the world of automotive repair. Lautiner developed an interest in automotive technology at Montclair High School, N.J., where she rebuilt her first car, a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle, and convinced the school board to continue funding industrial arts programs, arguing the value of teaching skills that would be useful throughout life. A graduate of Oberlin College in Ohio, where she majored in pre-law and women’s studies, Lautiner decided to pursue her dream of becoming an auto mechanic. She earned an associate’s degree in automotive technology at Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, completed post graduate training at the BMW STEP Program in Montvale, N.J., worked as a BMW technician in New York, and distinguished herself as a Master Technician and ASE Certified Specialist at Scottsdale BMW before starting 180 Degrees Automotive.

Harnessing your Hormones with Roslyn Rogers, a Certified Nutritional Consultant, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine — Rogers brings more than 25 years experience in teaching about vitamins and herbs to this class about the benefits of balancing your hormones. Her lectures and seminars include anti-aging, menopause, PMS, weight management and most women’s health issues. Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle runs deep. Raised in Long Island, N.Y., she first gained a desire for better health and wellness from her mother, who was influenced by Adelle Davis, an author and nutritionist who advocated for unprocessed food and vitamin supplementation. In her 30s, Rogers decided to follow a vegetarian lifestyle. Now 70 years young, Rogers shows no sign of slowing down — evidence that she practices what she preaches. She is known for her motivational skills and sensitive, caring outlook on life.

The Importance of Keeping In Touch with your Heritage with Brenda Hamric, former co-owner of Paper & Metal Scrappers — We can often uncover insights about the women we are through the women who have gone before. Discover the importance, beauty and relevance of those old family photos, letters and memorabilia in this program.

Brenda Hamric (formerly Martell) has called Payson home since 1987. She was raised in New York and has lived in many Southwest locations. An artist, she has always loved the Rim Country for its beauty and while as a home-schooling mom, she truly appreciated small-town life. Her love of creative endeavors combined with her strong Christian faith brought her to scrapbooking more than 20 years ago. In 2004 she and longtime friend, Barbara Wilembrecht, opened Paper & Metal Scrappers in Payson to provide tools and materials, along with lessons for fellow fans of scrapbooking, stamping, card making and more. After being widowed in 2007 she began teaching scrapbooking at Gila Community College. Recently she has retired from the retail business and is devoting time to her new marriage, teaching, designing and publishing in the paper arts.

Nourishing Your Goddess with Christine and B.J. Bollier — The proprietors of Payson Vita-Mart are back to whet your appetites. This year they will show how to prepare healthy, tasty, unusual vegetable dishes using seasonal produce.

Christine Bollier and her husband B.J. own Vita-Mart Natural & Organic Grocery in Payson. Christine attended Gila Community College where she majored in paramedic studies. She has worked in the health food industry for the past nine years. She continues her education by attending training seminars and stays up to date on clinical studies and the latest health trends. She has written numerous articles in the subjects of health and diet for the Rim Country Gazette and Earth Odyssey Magazine. Christine has spoken to various groups around Rim Country over the years and will be returning for her third year with the Women’s Wellness Forum.

Live Well with Diabetes or Pre-Diabetes with Registered Nurse John Hancock, who uses plain language to help understand how to live well if you have been diagnosed with this disease or if you are on the cusp, how to adapt your lifestyle.

Hancock is a registered nurse and educator who received degrees from Northland Pioneer College in northern Arizona and from Excelsior College in New York. He has worked as a professional nurse and taught at the community college level. He also provides diabetes education, and has spoken to cancer support groups, youth groups, the Arthritis Foundation and others. His anecdotes combined with his clinical knowledge and down to earth style make his presentations both entertaining and informative.  

Living a Green (Goddess) Life with Professor Nicole Darnall from Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability, who will share ways to be a green consumer and talk a bit about information-based environmental policies.

For almost two decades Dr. Darnall has been examining firms’ sustainability responses to the regulatory and social setting. Her research investigates the reasons why companies supply sustainability strategies, whether these strategies improve the environment and whether companies that improve the natural environmental also derive business value.

More recently she has begun to assess consumers’ demand for corporate green strategy and how this demand might be influenced through public policy or business initiatives. Darnall is a Collaborative Visiting Fellow with the Economic and Social Research Council and the Social Science Research Council and an Erasmus Mundus International Scholar. She has been awarded the Academy of Management, Organizations and Natural Environment Division’s Emerging Scholar Award for research excellence and its Best Paper Award. Darnall’s scholarship has also received the Decision Science Institute’s Distinguished Paper Award. She sits on the Editorial Review Boards of Journal of Business Ethics and Business & Society. Formerly, she was an economist for the U.S. Forest Service.

Goddess to Go with Karen Phylow — Because when a goddess feels gorgeous she also feels strong and ready to face the world with a smile. Karen Phylow of Lucky Girl Accessories will show how to freshen your look with items you keep handy, perhaps in your purse or office drawer.

A native North Dakotan, Karen Phylow moved to Arizona in the spring of 1988 to do her student teaching at Julia Randall Elementary School. She was hired at Pine Strawberry School as a third-grade teacher the following fall. After teaching there for 10 years, she did a brief stint with the postal service and then returned to teaching. Due to the fluctuations in funding for education, her teaching assignments have included K-4, 6-8, music, choir, and hand bells, to name a few. Her love of all things fashion has led her to selling purses, jewelry, and accessories in her spare time. She also hopes to become a CAbi clothing consultant in time for the fall season.

12:35 p.m. to 2 p.m. — Luncheon and Vendor Show in the Wilson Dome. New this year: participants will be able to “$ H O P” at the Vendor $how.

Celebrate Your Inner Goddess, our 14th Annual Women’s Wellness Forum, is made possible by the Mogollon Health Alliance and our generous sponsors, Payson Regional Medical Center, Soroptimists of Zane Grey Country and Hospice Compassus.

To learn more or to register, contact MHA at (928) 472-2588 or stop by the office at 308 E. Aero Dr., Payson or go online to mogollonhealthalliance.com.

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