May Virtual Forum Speakers
Sunday May 17, 2020
“From Kachemak Bay to the World with Mobile Medics International”
Teresa Gray is Executive Director of the Anchorage-based nonprofit, Mobile Medics International. She moved to Alaska in 1999 and owned and operated Alaska’s only paramedic schools (in Wasilla, Anchorage and Fairbanks) for five years before selling them to the university. Teresa worked as a flight medic and paramedic supervisor until retiring in 2010, and then did some consulting for ambulance services around the state. In 2015 she did her first humanitarian aid mission to Lesvos, Greece, for the Syrian refugee crisis, with an organization out of Ireland. In 2016, Teresa started her own non-profit, non-governmental organization that sends volunteer medical personnel to humanitarian crisis and natural disasters around the world. Mobile Medics International has over 150 international and US volunteers ranging from MDs to EMTs, with an interpreter, and dental and veterinarian divisions.
David Hulen is editor of the Anchorage Daily News and adn.com. He’s been a reporter and editor at the ADN for more than 30 years. As a reporter, he covered rural Alaska, traveling extensively across the state. He was one of the first reporters on scene for the Exxon Valdez oil spill, was one of the writers of the “People in Peril” series and reported from many rural communities. He was a longtime local news editor at the ADN and helped lead digital transformation efforts there. He became managing editor after the purchase of the ADN by Alaska Dispatch in 2014, was named editor in 2015, and remained in that job after the ownership changed in 2017. He’s married to an Anchorage public school teacher.
Sunday May 24, 2020
David Hulen, ADN Editor
"Finding a Sustainable Path for the ADN and Public Service Journalism"
Rev. Shelley Page
Reverend Shelley Page joined AUUF as Interim Minister in January 2018. She specializes as a Unitarian Universalist minister called to help congregations navigate transitional times. Raised Roman Catholic, she became a UU as a young adult, and has been a UU for over 35 years. She brings experience from previous careers in corporate marketing and communications, and not-for-profit management in organizations as diverse as Procter & Gamble and Planned Parenthood. After attending Cornell University and working in the business arena, Rev. Page prepared for ministry service at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School in New York and at Star King School for the Ministry, a multi-religious seminary in Berkeley, California. Through her ministerial work, she has championed interfaith cooperation and is a proven bridge-builder. She originally hails from the Finger Lakes region of New York, and has lived in states across the U.S. She is the mother of two grown daughters, Petra and Greta.