Building Bridges to Independence
Pathfinder Services, Inc. will celebrate its Annual Community Recognition Dinner Thursday, November 6th, 2014 at Huntington University. This year’s dinner will have a special keynote speaker, Dr. Chuck Dietzen.
Dr. Chuck Dietzen, also known as “Dr. Chuck”, is a pediatric rehabilitation specialist and the Founder and President of Timmy Global Health, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization founded in 1997 to expand access to healthcare in the developing world, while empowering students and medical professional volunteers to tackle pressing global health challenges. Dr. Chuck started his commitment to serve the medically underserved in 1992 when he traveled to the former Soviet Union, followed by trips to Haiti in 1993. Yet, his work in global medicine took off after traveling to India in 1997 and 1998 on various orthopedic missions. There, he had the inspiring opportunity to work alongside Mother Teresa, and returned to the US with a vision to found Timmy Global Health and encourage future medical professionals to also be future humanitarians.
In addition to his work in global medicine, Dr. Chuck is also the Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer of iSalus Healthcare, Medical Director of Easter Seals Crossroads Rehabilitation Center, Management Consultant for St. Francis Healthcare System, and Medical Program Consultant at Bradford Woods. Aside from his professional experiences, Dr. Chuck’s ultimate concern for children has shaped a life where his patients are his heroes, inspiring him to give kids with disabilities an arena to show their abilities. As Dr. Chuck commonly notes, “Medical school made me more knowledgeable, but my patients have made me wiser.”
Also at the dinner, the prestigious Herbert D. LaMont award will be presented to an individual or organization that has contributed significantly toward creating opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in the Huntington Community. The Timothy Hancher award honoring a direct service staff member of Pathfinder Services, Inc. will be presented and Outstanding Community Partners of the organization will also be honored.
The dinner will be held at Habecker Dining Commons, adjacent to the Merillat Centre on the grounds of Huntington University. Doors will open for the event at 5:15pm and will conclude around 8:00pm. The price is $20 per person for dinner and Dr. Chuck’s presentation, and Corporate Tables of eight are available for $200.
Anyone interested in attending should call Sheryl Glancy at Pathfinder Services at (260) 356-0500 or e-mail her at [email protected] by Tuesday, October 28th. You may also access a reservation form for the dinner by clicking HERE.