Americans United for Life President Catherine Glenn Foster is Today’s Honoree

Catherine Glenn Foster, M.A., J.D., is President and CEO of Americans United for Life, America’s first national pro-life organization and the nation’s premier pro-life legal team. AUL’s legal strategists have been involved in every pro-life case before the U.S. Supreme Court since Roe v. Wade. AUL is the pioneer of the state-based model legislative strategy, which works to save lives today while undermining the so-called “reliance” interest adopted by the Supreme Court in Planned Parenthood v. Casey: the false idea that women “rely” on abortion to succeed in American society. Under Foster’s leadership, AUL pursues and refines a mother-child strategy that looks at the interests and vulnerabilities of both, protecting them from abortion industry abuses.

Foster’s work with AUL first began while she was still in law school, where she organized legal minds in defense of life as a cofounder of Advocates for Life, the pro-life law student group that later joined with AUL, and served as an AUL Legal Fellow.

Foster has litigated precedent-setting § 1983 and other constitutional questions, abortion and maternal health, health and safety regulations, False Claims Act healthcare and Medicaid fraud, euthanasia and assisted suicide, denial of medical care, First Amendment rights, genetic engineering issues, Freedom of Information Act and open records issues, and healthcare and corporate conscience protections.

Foster has authored and testified on numerous domestic, foreign, and international legislation and initiatives, many based on her litigation, as well as white papers, articles, and op-eds on current litigation, choice of law and other legal issues, science, medicine, international human rights, and finance relating to policy making, media, and cultural debates.

Foster has testified before and advised the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Select Investigative Panel and other federal and state bodies and representatives. She is an experienced keynote speaker and has spoken throughout North America and Australia on legal and life-related issues, including debates and lectures at legal seminars on philosophy, political theory, history, constitutional jurisprudence, and public policy analysis. She and her work have appeared extensively in national media and have received awards, including one for an article on human rights relating to embryo adoption.

Foster spent seven years with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington D.C. office, where she was litigation counsel advocating for the dignity of all human life in federal and state trial and appellate courts, and led ADF efforts in the areas of euthanasia, assisted suicide, excellence in care, and related topics.

Foster then founded and managed a law practice focusing on respect for the sanctity of human life and support for like-minded organizations, and led Euthanasia Prevention Coalition USA as Executive Director.

Foster serves as President of the Board of Directors of Rockville Pregnancy Clinic, as a member of the board of directors for And Then There Were None and Christian Legal Society D.C. Metro Chapter, and as an advisory board member for Stanton Healthcare.

Foster earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and also holds an M.A. in French from the University of South Florida, with a thesis on the effects of the interwar French mandate in Syria and Lebanon on the modern Middle East, and a B.A. in History and French from Berry College.

Foster is admitted to the bar in Virginia and Washington D.C., as well as the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 5th, 8th, and 9th Circuits; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association, an inaugural member of the Federalist Society Founders Club, Senior Fellow in Legal Policy at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and a fellow with the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding.

Foster lives with her husband and children in the Washington D.C. area.

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Federal Bar Association President Kip T. Bollin is Today’s Honoree

Kip works hard with the Federal Bar Association to assist up-and-coming
lawyers through the FBA’s Young Lawyers Division. During his presidential
term, Kip initiated the inaugural Rising Professionals Symposium, which
allowed young lawyers to attend and network with those established in the
profession. This helps them learn what to expect from the field, and gives them access to contacts to help guide them along the way.

Kip Bollin, a litigation partner who focuses on the defense of class actions, product liability and business claims, began his term as FBA President in October 2017. He previously served as the national organization’s treasurer and a member of its board of directors. Bollin also is a past president and board member of the FBA’s Northern District of Ohio Chapter and currently serves as chair of the Northern District of Ohio Advisory Group, a court-appointed panel charged with providing information on matters of interest to the court, assisting in the implementation of court-adopted programs, and bringing to the court’s attention matters of interest to the bar and the community. Bollin began his legal career as a law clerk to the Hon. Sam H. Bell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Artist Yolanda D. Mozdzen is Today’s Honoree

Yolanda D. Mozdzen is a New York based artist who has been creating riveting, unique artwork since the age of 5. Yolanda is known as the Humanitarian Painter  because she has been donating her enchanting portraits and original landscapes to various charities, organizations, and to those that serve our country locally and nationally.

Yolanda’s inventiveness and mastery are superbly powerful in capturing a vision and conquering a thought. With no formal art training, her enticing creations are composed in her soul from her need to inspire.

The Band Camp Diaries are quoted saying, “Yolanda is a driven and charismatic visual artist with a vastly eclectic background. She aims to empower, educate and inspire people with her talent, passion and beautiful imagery.” She has donated original creations to Mount Sinai Hospital, The American Heart Association, The AIDS Walk, The Fire Department of New York, The U.S. Army, The U.S. Navy, and more. Her goal is to utilize her vision and talent and generate awareness for causes that touch her heart.

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Business Coach James Arthur Ray is Today’s Honoree

James Arthur Ray is considered one of the world’s foremost leadership and performance advisors, coaches and consultants.  

He began his career consulting with C-Level Executives at the AT&T School of Business.  It was here that he realized his purpose for helping others find their unique gifts, and then leveraging them to take their life and business to new levels.  

His extensive study of behavioral sciences, experience as an entrepreneur, and tireless quest for spiritual knowledge gives him a unique and powerful ability to address issues in both life and business from an integrated level; much deeper and more fulfilling than most can accomplish.

His company hit The Inc. 500 in 2009 as one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. James was featured in the film documentary “The Secret,” a ground-breaking feature-length film, and New York Times bestseller.

James has been interviewed in numerous national media outlets including a full-feature article in Fortune Magazine, People Magazine, Larry King Live, Piers Morgan, the Today Show, CNN and Oprah.  

He is the author of the New York Times Bestseller Harmonic Wealth:  The Secret to Attracting the Life You Want which focuses on his principle of Going Three For Three: how to effectively bring your thoughts, feelings and actions into harmony with bold application. James states vision without bold action is a total waste of time.

James’ new book Redemption: The Price of Leadership in Both Life and Business is scheduled to be released in 2018.

In 2009, after rising to the top of the industry, James was involved in a terrible incident that claimed the lives of three of his clients who he cared about deeply.

True to his own teachings, James maintained an attitude of Absolute Responsibility coupled with resilience, mental toughness, and emotional strength to get back up and climb back up. 

James has been exposed to extensive studies of great philosophers, psychology, physics, spirituality, physiology and business, coupled with a never-ending in-depth self-analysis and self-awareness.   

As a result, he has defined a new approach to radically disrupt traditional thinking and present a fresh and dynamic approach to being successful in both life and business.

In 2016 a CNN documentary film Enlighten Us a story on his life, debuted at Tribeca Film Festival as well as Mountain Films in Telluride, Colorado. The film is now being shown worldwide on Netflix.

He describes himself as a Catalyst to help you create action both at work and in life. Through James’ instruction, his clients learn how to powerfully lead both their life and business.

James has coached and consulted hundreds of thousands of people and companies, from 145 different countries around the world to master a more successful series of strategies and results in both their life and work.

James’ personal and business experiences have caused him to be considered an expert in leadership, entrepreneurship, mental toughness, resilience and emotional strength. 

His experience proves time and time again…that it’s the challenges, adversity, and often crisis, that present the ultimate opportunity for growth and greatness if we’re only willing to utilize and leverage them in that way.

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Coach Marit Stormark is Today’s Honoree

After losing a job that represented her entire lifestyle, Marit Stormark embarked on an author journey and is set to release her first book, Reinvented: 8 Steps Women Over 50 Make a Fresh Start.

Marit Stormark  regained control of her life after a devastating job loss and wants others to do the same, by helping them gain self-confidence and boost their self-image so they, too, can live fulfilled, happy, and successful lives. That is the idea behind her new book, Reinvented: 8 Steps Women Over 50 Make a Fresh Start, which will be launching soon through her website. The book is an excellent resource for anyone trying to reinvent his or her life after a great upheaval.

As a speaker and life coach, Stormark draws on her experiences to share her lessons and advice to others who are struggling. Reinvented: 8 Steps Women Over 50 Make a Fresh Start is a candid look at what it took to come back from depression and heartache and regain control over her own destiny.

According to Stormark, “No matter how your past has been, you have the freedom to look forward, to create your future. What matters is where you are now and where you want to go. Looking back, people who have been through rough times in their lives find that tragedy is sometimes the best thing that could happen to them. Through the hard times, they learned things of great value that have enriched their life. It has made them stronger, more confident, and happier. Leave your past behind and be the architect of your own future!

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Authors Alexander F. Barnes and Peter L. Belmonte are Today’s Honoree

This book covers the entire spectrum of military service during World War I. It gives examples, including many photographs, from almost every ethnic and national group in the United States during this time. Including draft registration, induction and training, stateside service, overseas service, combat, return home, and discharge, learn the history of America’s foreign-born soldiers during World War I and how they adapted to military service to become part of the successful American Expeditionary Forces.

About The Authors:

Alexander F. Barnes served in the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer. He retired as a Department of the Army Civilian in 2015 and is currently the Virginia National Guard Command Historian. He holds a master’s degree in anthropology and has authored: In a Strange Land; The American Occupation of Germany 1918-1923 (2010), Let’s Go! The History of the 29th Division 1917-2001 (2014), To Hell with the Kaiser, America prepares for War (2015), and Desert Uniforms, Patches, and Insignia of the US Armed Forces (2016).

Peter L. Belmonte is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and freelance historian. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he holds a master’s degree in history from California State University, Stanislaus. He has published articles, book chapters, reviews, and papers about immigration and military history and has been a college adjunct instructor of history. Pete has written two books: Italian Americans in World War II (2001) and Days of Perfect Hell: The U.S. 26th Infantry Regiment in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, October-November, 1918 (Schiffer Publishing, 2015).

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NiteLite Pictures Executive Producer Harry Lowell is Today’s Honoree

Harry is the founder and Executive Producer of NiteLite Pictures.  He is an award-winning television producer whose innovative style and creative energy established his strong reputation for delivering quality projects for some of the biggest networks and advertising clients around.   Harry has an exceptional ability to remain true to the creative while navigating complex projects, timelines and budgets, whether it’s a network reality series or a Super Bowl commercial.

He began his career as a television commercial producer working with national, high-profile brands and advertising agencies, winning numerous awards including multiple Clio Awards, Chicago Film Festival Award, New York Fest Award, One Show, London Advertising Award and multiple TOP 10 Super Bowl ads including the #1 Super Bowl spot in 2016.

Harry expanded his television career while working with Disney producing theatrical trailers, television promos, commercials and pilots.  Since then he has developed and produced television episodes, series, pilots and specials for networks including Discovery Channel, Syfy, History Channel, truTV, ESPN, Oxygen Channel – with an emphasis on strong storytelling and compelling characters.

A Chicagoan at heart, Harry is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a hockey fan who resides in Los Angeles, California.

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