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Saint Jude Retreats Board of Directors

MARK W. SCHEEREN - CHAIRMAN

Mr. Scheeren is the Chairman and co-founder of Baldwin Research Institute, Inc., the alcohol and drug research company that is the original creator of the non disease, non 12-step model of alcohol and drug education.

For over two decades Mr. Scheeren has researched hundreds of different methods, facilities, and cultures worldwide in an effort to discover the many keys to improving the quality of one's life...

RYAN A. SCHWANTES

Mr. Ryan Schwantes joined Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. in 2001 with an expertise in Finance. Since 2001, Mr. Schwantes has managed several aspects of the businesses including Human Resources, Finance, Technology, and Management Training. In 2006, Mr. Schwantes was elected to Baldwin Research Institute, Inc. Board of Directors and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer of the company...

PRESIDENT

PETER VENTURELLI, PhD

Dr. Venturelli received his doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. He is currently an Associate Director, Chair at Valparaiso University. In addition to being a professor he is the author of Drug Use in America: Social, Cultural, and Political Perspectives and Drugs & Society. Venturelli has completed Special Field Examinations in Social Psychology of Urban Life and Ethnicity. His research has primarily constituted topics such as drug use in society but also have included, Race and Ethnicity, Deviance and Social Control, Qualitative Methods, Urban Community Studies, and Juvenile Delinquency.

MEMBER

KIRK CORNWELL
Kirk is a graduate of Union College and is a United States Navy veteran. Kirk has worked as a researcher for state and local governments, and has also been employed by the State Bank of Albany, and the First National Bank of Glens Falls...

SECRETARY

DR. PETER OLSON

Dr. Olson holds a PhD from Columbia University, and has been involved with private industry and higher education for over thirty years. He has worked as an international executive at Women's Health International, Inc., United Technologies Corporation--Otis Elevator Division, and Allied Bronze Corporation in addition to working as an international management consultant in over 60 countries. Dr. Olson holds expertise knowledge in operations, engineering, procurement, global supply chain management, and strategic leadership. As an international educator, he has taught at various universities and internationally has taught senior business executives at the graduate level in various countries worldwide. Additionally, Dr. Olson has launched an international degree program, which has strengthened existing undergraduate and graduate level degree programs in several states and countries.

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DR. LAWRENCE DUDA, DDS

Mr. Larry Duda graduated from Bishop Gibbons High School in 1965. He then graduated from Holy Cross in 1969, with a degree in Biology. Larry completed dental school at the Buffalo Dental School in 1973...

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