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2019 Discussion Group Leaders' Profiles

Photo: 2018 Great Decision Leaders

Daniel Bumstead: Graduated from Kenyon College in Ohio, served briefly as an officer in the Air Force and then entered the clandestine services of the CIA, where he served 34 years, retiring as a senior executive in 1991 at the end of the Cold War.  Abroad, he served in North Africa, Iran, and France.  He has been a Great Decisions leader since 1998.

Marcia Eaton: Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota.  She received her BA from Knox College and Ph.D from Stanford.  She has traveled extensively and taught and/or lectured in Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Denmark, The Netherlands and China.  She has been a Great Decisions participant since 2014, and will assume a leadership role in 2015.

John Ferriter: Received an undergraduate degree from Queens College, University of the City of New York, an LL.B from the School of Law, Fordham University, and an MPA from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University.  He joined the U.S. Department of State and served in Washington, DC, France and several African countries, retiring after 28 years.  He then worked at the International Energy Agency in Paris as the Deputy Executive Director for 10 years.  He has been a Great Decisions participant since 2011, and assumed a leadership role in 2015.

Joyce Fletcher: Holds an MSW degree from VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University), She has worked in various clinical, not for profit, and corporate social work roles. As an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Regional Manager for two different large insurance and managed care companies, she created and led management training on employee performance in a number of corporations. Since moving to Naples in 1997 and retirement from NCH, she has travelled, especially in many European countries, been active with the League of Women Voters of Collier County and the Naples Botanical Garden, She has participated in Great Decisions for 8 years.

Elizabeth Foley: Her 28 year career in American education was supported by a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and doctoral study in Educational Leadership.  Her experience includes teaching, guidance counseling and administration as well as extensive travel in the U.S. and Europe.  She has been a Great Decisions leader since 2010.

Judith Gates: Holds a Ph.D in professional development and master degrees in both business and education, plus advanced qualifications in the management of strategic change.  A former lecturer at the University of Durham, UK, she has been a visiting lecturer by invitation for a semester at both Harvard and Stanford Universities.  She has been employed as an international consultant in both the public and private sectors in the Cayman Islands, culminating with her work for the government there as a member of the team which developed a national strategic work plan for the country.  She has been a participant in Great Decisions and assumed a leadership role in 2015.

David Goldstein: Has a J.D. from Fordham School of Law, a Master of Ind. Eng. From NYU and a B.Eng.Mgt.from Rensselaer.  He was a corporate lawyer and executive, and a member of the bar in New York and New Jersey.  He is now serving as President of the Collier County Chapter of the ACLU and PFLAG Naples, and is Director Emeritus of the Center for Critical Thinking.  He also serves on the Diversity Committee of the Collier County School Board, the Citizen’s Foster Care Review Board and the Collier County Jewish Community Relations Council.  He has been a Great Decisions group leader since 2014.

Carol H. Green:  Former newspaper senior executive, attorney and reporter. Retired as senior VP of labor relations, legal affairs and human resources from The Denver Post after negotiating union contracts to remove obstacles to joint operating agreement between Postand Rocky Mountain News.  News reporter for 15 years. Launched $20 million advertising distribution subsidiary for Newsdayin Long Island. Lectured on First Amendment for U.S. Information Agency in Egypt and India.  Earned a Master’s Degree at the Yale Law School under Ford Foundation fellowship for journalists, J.D. from Univ. of Denver College of Law, admitted to Colorado Bar.  World Affairs Council/Great Decisions member 4 years. Traveled extensively, Circumnavigators Club of Naples. Currently a literary agent in Naples.

Lew Hadelman:  Graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BSEE and Northeastern University with a MBA.  Lew worked as an engineer and executive in several system engineering and information technology companies in the development of strategic command, control and communications systems for NATO, Federal Government, and private industry.  He has traveled extensively in Europe and has been a Great Decisions group leader since 2013.

Bob Haffa: Received degrees in international affairs and political science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, Georgetown University and MIT.  He followed a 24-year career in the Air Force, which included flying assignments in Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Korea, with a second career working for Northrop Grumman directing their corporate Analysis Center in Washington, DC.  He has been a Great Decisions participant since 2013, and assumed a leadership role in 2015.

Nancy and Tom HansonNancy has a degree in social work and spent her career in several social service sectors in the Chicago area.  She is now retired but remains actively involved in agencies providing services most particularly for medical respite care and housing for homeless people. Tom has a mechanical engineering degree and spent his career in the commercial and industrial heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry.  Also retired, Tom is involved at the University of Iowa where he and Nancy met, and in supporting organizations serving the under privileged. Both are committed environmentalists. They maintain homes in Naples and in Chicago where they have lived for 40 years. Nancy and Tom have been Great Decision members for 10 year.

Dieter Haussmann: Born in Germany; lived in Canada for 10 years; U.S. citizen since 1988.  Dieter has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.  He was a consultant to the health industry, and CEO of academic health center.  He has traveled extensively in Canada, Europe and South America and has been to China, Morocco and Tanzania also.  Dieter has been a participant in Great Decisions since 2008 and a group leader since 2012.

Bruce Hobbs: Received a BA from the College of William and Mary and a MPA from George Washington University. Following a four year stint as a naval officer, he spent a thirty-year career with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he worked mainly in the areas of business operations, human resource management and organization development. While assigned to the IMF Office in Paris, he travel extensively in launching the IMF’s European recruitment effort and attended meetings of the Economic and Policy Review Committee of the OECD.  Since retirement, Bruce has done international management consulting and non- profit work. He has been a Great Decisions group leader since 2015.

Greg Hudson: BA, JD, MBA, Boston University; EdM, doctoral study, Harvard University; CPA. Corporate tax, finance and M&A executive.  Three years Asian experience in the Marine Corps with NavSecGru/NSA as a Chinese cryptologic linguist. Twenty years U.S. and international executive experience. A Great Decisions participant since 2007, group leader since 2009, and NCWA President since 2017.

Marjorie Lewis: Graduate of the University of Iowa with an MBA from Stanford.  She served in Africa and Latin America as a Foreign Service Officer for over twenty years, both as a controller and designing computer systems. She also worked at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria.  She has been a Great Decisions participant since 2012.

Bob McGinn: Graduated from Georgetown University.  Served in U.S. Air Force in Turkey and at National Security Agency. Joined J.P.Morgan & Company, retiring after 33 years as Managing Director having done business in 35 countries with posting to Beirut and London.  Member of Great Decisions for nine years and a group leader since 2014.

Gerry Melnick: Attended Monmouth University, Columbia University and the New School with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Political Science and graduate concentration in International Law and specifically the Laws of War. Taught for 49 years beginning in high school and then at University level teaching graduate courses in the areas of Holocaust and Genocide. Recipient of graduate fellowships to Israel (2) and Germany and Poland (1).  Member of Great Decisions since 2010 and a group leader since 2014.

Ted Olson:  BA Political Science, Syracuse University, MBA Wharton School, MS, Statistics, Rochester Institute of Technology. CPA.  Retired after 24 Years with Abbott Laboratories, last 10 as  Vice President and Corporate Controller, prior 10 as Vice President Finance International  Division.  Served 9 years on regional non-profit hospital board as Vice Chairman and as Chair of Finance/Audit Committee. After retirement served 10 years as Chairman of Trustees of registered hedge fund family. Member Great Decisions 10 years, assumes leadership 2017.

George Purvis: Holds a BA, BS, and MBA from Penn State.  He has worked on Global Health and hospital projects internationally for 25 years and worked in 30 countries on projects for The World Bank, European Commission, USAID, German Aid, British Aid, the Aga Khan Foundation, the Bill and Melissa Gates Foundation and others.  He has participated in Great Decisions for three years.

Bob Ravitz: A graduate of Northwestern University, Bob spent his civilian career in the advertising business in both Chicago and New York working for large agencies including  Tatham Laird, McCann Erickson and Grey Advertising.  Following his departure from the agency business he had a consulting practice helping agencies and companies solicit federal government contracts.  He also spent 30 years as a Naval Reservist, retiring as a Rear Admiral serving as the Navy Deputy Chief of Information.  During his military reserve career he attended the Army War College, the National Defense University and served on the Board of Trustees of the Naval War College.  Bob has been in Great Decisions for 9 years.  

Paul Rosofsky: Received a B.S. degree with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry.  In 1959 he received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a long time member of the Council on World Affairs and appreciates having been very well trained to be a group leader for Great Decisions by his predecessors Boh and Margot Wojekowski who now reside in Mexico.  He has been a group leader since 2008.

Robert (Bob) Sanchez: Graduate of Brown University.   He is a retired Navy officer and did graduate studies at Columbia University Law School and New York University Graduate School of Business Administration. Bob's business career was in data and corporate communications as well as financial services. He currently serves as president of his university club and of the Reserve Officers Association here in Naples.  He also serves as Vice President of the property owners association in Pelican Bay where he lives full time with his wife, Diane

Tom Schrader: Holds undergraduate and masters degrees from Princeton University and has over 20 years of senior executive experience, primarily in the natural gas and electric utility industry.  He has served on corporate and non-profit boards and has worked actively to garner support for work-based strategies to fight poverty.  He has been a Great Decisions member since 2012 and a Group Leader starting in 2017.

Stuart “Stu" Schweitzer: Graduate of City College of New York, and holds a Ph.D. in economics from University of Minnesota. Following time in academia and at the Federal Reserve, Stu had a long career on Wall Street as a global economist and markets strategist. He is a docent at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of SW Florida, and has been a member of Great Decisions since 2015.

Wally Stimpson: Earned an MBA (’64) and a BA (’59) from Harvard University.  Served as a Naval officer for three years.  As partner in a consulting firm, he specialized in computer software development for management decisions. A former president of the Naples Council on World Affairs, Wally has been a member of Great Decisions for 14 years and assumed a leadership role in 2015.

William Todd:  Holds B.S. from Cornell School of Hotel Administration, M.P.A. from Cornell Graduate School of Business and Public Administration, and J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School.  He worked as a trial attorney in Southern New Jersey for approximately 15 years.  He served as a Superior Court Judge for the State of New Jersey for 20 years, with assignments to Family, Civil and General Equity divisions. Retired in 2013.   A Great Decisions participant beginning in 2018.

Robert S. (Rusty) Troth: Gaduated from MIT in Electrical Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Political Science and Russian Studies.  Retired from the U.S. Army following 30 years of active duty, primarily as an intelligence analyst, manager, and trainer.  Lived for 12 years in western Europe and SE Asia.  He has been a member of a Great Decisions discussion group since 2009 and group leader since 2013.

Mo Winograd: Has a Master’s Degree in Political Science and another in Criminal Justice.  She was Executive Director of the Essex County Bar Association in New Jersey for 25 years and retired in 2003, and Secretary, Treasurer and co-founder of Legal Services Foundation of Essex County from 1983-2018.   She chairs the ACLU’s Committee on Public Education and Information for Collier County, 2008-2018 and is Vice President of the Collier County chapter of the ACLU, 2010-2018.  Her experience managing and continuing to educate 3,000 attorneys enabled her to organize four Great Decisions groups in Bonita Springs of approximately 100 new registrants.  She has been leading one of them since 2011. Vice Chair of the NCWA Model UN from 2014-2017, chaired Model UN in 2018 and served on the Naples Council Board of Directors from 2014-2018.

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