Dr. Joel Goodwin
Dr. Goodwin started OmniPoint Surgical Services in March of 2014 with the goal of providing uncompromising quality surgical services to the community hospitals in the LifePoint system. His team has worked in 20 of the 72 hospitals in the Lifepoint system Prior to this, he was the director of a fourteen surgeon group at WakeMed Medical Center in Raleigh that employed nine physician extenders and provided General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care services at that level I trauma center.
He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His grandfather was a country General Practitioner for over 50 years and his father, uncle, and sister are Obstetricians in community hospitals. After finishing his residency in Seattle, his first job was in rural Northern Idaho. He spent the next 12 years working in small town community hospitals before transitioning to the urban, teaching, trauma and critical care position he held prior to starting OmniPoint. During his 20 year career, he has started, merged, and sold surgical practices, become an employed physician, taught surgical residents, been a managing director of a large academic, community based surgical group in a level I trauma center, done consulting work in Information Technology, and served on the Medical Advisory Board of MYCO Medical, a medical device company. He has won teaching awards given by the UNC residents, operated with and taught surgery residents in Nicaragua and worked with surgeons in East Africa and Madagascar. His best Boston Marathon was 3:28:12 in 2007, a time he sadly will never see again.
He and Wendy, his wife of 30 years, were high school classmates and varsity athletes at UNC. Their son is a graduate of North Carolina State University in Mechanical Engineering and their daughter graduated from UNC Chapel Hill this year after serving as captain of the Varsity Cheerleading squad and cheering the Tar Heels to the National Championship.
As Director of OmniPoint, Dr. Goodwin brings an experiential perspective that has proved quite helpful in dealing with the spectrum of care and challenges rural and community hospitals present. He looks forward to providing high quality, memorable care to his patients and the LifePoint hospitals he serves.
Ivy League College Consultant, Founder and CEO of The Dream School Project
Gabriel Maeck is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker living in Raleigh, NC. His story-building therapeutic techniques at Metro Psychology Support Services in Minneapolis, MN helped double that company's client roster during his three-year tenure there. Now with North Carolina-based Doctors Making Housecalls, Gabriel is further developing his methods, and extending their benefits to eldercare facilities. The dramatic techniques he uses in first-stage mental health counseling can be adopted - and adapted as one sees fit - by anyone caring for a friend, family member, or other loved one in distress. Gabriel is a graduate in Forensic Psychology from the City University of New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.
Jacquelne Gee (Ashtabula, OH) – Lecturer of American Sign Language (ASL) & Deaf Culture and Community at Kent State University Main Campus, Sorenson Video Relay Interpreter
Jarod Haning (Columbia, SC) – performance coach,
Katherine Amey – Assistant Professor of Geography & Geology at Kent State at Ashtabula
Transformer, bestselling author, speaker, intrapreneur turned entrepreneur and a 2017 Triangle Business Journal 40 Under 40 Leader
Mike Williams(Youngsville, NC) – teacher & social studies department chair Warren New Tech HS, JD NCCU
Peter Maeck is a writer, photographer, and teacher. His plays and dance scenarios, including for Pilobolus and MOMIX Dance Theatres, have been produced in New York City, Europe, and Africa. Peter served as a U.S. State Department Cultural Specialist in Tanzania and Morocco. He has created sales and management training programs for corporations worldwide. His photographs are in American galleries and private collections. Peter has addressed mental health issues at multiple TEDx and Alzheimer's Association events, and at international mental health conferences. "Remembrance Of Things Present: Making Peace with Dementia," Peter's book of poetry and photographs about his father's experience with Alzheimer's Disease, is published by Shanti Arts Publishing. Peter has a B.A. in English from Dartmouth College and an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brandeis University. More at www.petermaeck.com.
Preston Peterson (Purcellvile VA) – co-owner and founder of Sail the Seven C’s, LLC, leadership instructor, facilitator, consultant, and motivational speaker
Robert Darling (Stafford, VA) – retired Marine officer, aviator, author, public speaker, and President and CEO of Quantitative Analytics, LLC, and Turning Point Crisis Management-USA, a crisis leadership, decision-making, and management consulting company located in Stafford, Virginia.
Sharlene Provilus (Raleigh, NC) – artist, entrepreneur, writer and speaker
Shaun Keesee (Warrenton, NC) – bio-intensive farmer
Vivian Saunders(Lewiston Woodville, NC) – educator, director of the Hive House (a nonprofit community center and afterschool program in rural Bertie County, North Carolina)