Mark McEwen, Author of Change In The Weather -Life After Stroke
Previously Mark was a CBS journalist and popular television news personality, who served for many years in a variety of high profile positions, including anchoring "CBS This Morning" and serving as entertainment reporter for "The Early Show." He was also a correspondent on the CBS News show, "48 Hours." Mark has interviewed many prominent newsmakers, including five Presidents: Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.
Dr. Bekelis is Chairman, Neurointerventional Services at Catholic Health Services of Long Island, Director, Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, Co-Director, Neuro ICU at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, Director, Population Health Research Institute of New York at CHSLI and Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.
Vince Martell - Vanilla Fudge
Vince Martell is perhaps one of the most remarkable guitarists to emerge from the 1960s' Psychedelic Rock boom. Playing with the high energy band Vanilla Fudge, Vince not only grew to be a master at his craft - he also showed himself to be a true artist who managed to survive a very competitive business with his artistry intact. READ MORE
Denver recording artist, Peg Pearl, has fascinated audiences with her vocals and instrumental prowess on keys from the age of seven when she first performed at the United Nations in New York. After touring the Caribbean and the United States, she landed a recording contract with Pastel Records in Los Angeles, resulting in her eponymous CD, “Peg Pearl,” with her Denver rock band, “Aura.” After relocating to New York, upon the advise of Vanilla Fudge producer, Don Casale, she joined forces with
Edwin Vazquez was born to create music that loves.
Blessed with raw talent and a spirited, gypsy soul, he fuses Rumba, Flamenco, Jazz, Bolero, R’n’B, Bossa Nova, and a whole lot of Rhythm to intricately craft astoundingly rich and poignant songs that sing to your heart, body & mind.
Karen Trento - Background Specialist
Karen has been singing since her high school days. Learning choir and singing lead in a barbershop quartet , loves to bring harmony
To songs.. she has been singing backup for a ELVIS IMPERSONATER for many years. Has done backup for some studio work as well
Hello! My name is Robin Channing...Mind Bender.
I am a magician and mentalist. My job is to provide fun and unforgettable memories for your guests and help make your event they'll never forget
THE INSPIRED LIVING NETWORK
Many Businesses, One Hope:
To Make a Difference
Hi everyone. I am a singer/songwriter and professional one-man band hailing from Northern New Jersey. Over the past decade I have performed over two hundred shows per year to audiences from Atlantic City to Manhattan. I am self-taught, and I found music later in life than many of my peers. From the very first time that I picked up a guitar, music has been my True North. For that reason I have devoted my life to performing, writing, producing and learning music.
Michelle Branigan, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, B.C.D. is a licensed clinical social worker who holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University School of Social Work. She attained certification with Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work.Michelle believes in the mind/body/spirit connection, and she has expertise in working with clients coping with anxiety, depression, chronic physical conditions and illnesses, as well as terminal illness.
Christian Martirano A Freelance Musician, Programmer, Consultant
at American Music & Sound, Director of international business development at Synthogy and Choral Director at St. Francis Xavier Parish, New Milford CT
Nate Moran - professional mime
My name is Nate Moran and I was once a homeless veteran on the streets of NYC. For two years I slept in doorways, park benches, trains and subways. Anywhere I felt safe from the dangers of the streets.........
From the time I was in second grade, winning a chocolate bunny for dancing in school I kept my love of dancing my whole life. I was inspired by Bill Robinson, the Nicholas Brothers, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers and Gregory Hines , just to name a few... read more click below
Kristen has already shared the stage with some incredible names such as Lady Antebellum, Gavin DeGraw, Bret Michaels, Wyclef Jean, Kenny Greenberg, Michael Schenker Group, Les Paul, James Burton and Al DiMeola. Kristen’s Vocal Coach; Don Lawrence whose resume includes such talent as Mick Jagger, Bono, Christina Aguilera, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett just goes to show you that her career is a force to be reckoned with and a voice, stage presence .....
Dr. YAN Zhang is the owner of ACUPUNCTURE BY YAN P.C
Dr. Zhang is the owner of ACUPUNCTURE BY YAN P.C. She is a NYS Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist who has over 15 years’ experience in both traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine. She is the Executive Board Director of United Alliance of NYs Licensed Acupuncturists. She is also professor and clinical supervisor of the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Address: 200 Old Country Road, Suite 500, Mineola, NY, 11501
Laia Kay is an American singer-songwriter. She is a self-taught talented Rhythm Guitarist. She was influenced by Harry Nilsson, Carol King, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Moody Blues, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, The Band, Little Feat, and Joe Cocker…the list is endless. Laia Kay original music ranges from Rock and Country to Ballads. ! ! ! Once you hear the selection of songs by Laia, you WILL have many favorites, and the songs will stay with you long after you’ve experienced them.
Al Smith is a gifted singer!
Al Smith is a gifted singer, songwriter, musician and content producer! As a performing artist he has been entertaining audiences around the globe with his own alternative brand of Country, Rock, Inspiration & Blues (coined “CRIB” for short)
Steve Weber and Kathie Plant
Stephen Weber, a Technology Project Manager, and Katherine Plant, a childcare worker and reiki practitioner, live in Northport, Long Island, New York, with their precious pups, Marius, a rottweiler, and Bandit, an Australian shepherd. They both have 22-year old daughters that attend university in Connecticut. Steve and Kathie host successful workshops on The Place Between Here and There, accompanied by music and meditation.
Charlotte Warner Ambrose
Singer/songwriter and Executive Producer of the Westchester All Stars Christmas For Veterans Project
Tracey S. Lawrence
Tracey S. Lawrence is the founder of Grand Family Planning LLC and bestselling author of the ground-breaking book “Dementia Sucks.” Having been primary caregiver to two parents who succumbed to dementia, Tracey has a unique perspective on the issues surrounding caregiving and the challenges of staying healthy and productive under extreme pressure. Realizing that millions would be facing the same struggles she had, she conceived of a team approach to coaching families through life transitions ...
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Nancy Witter started performing stand up comedy at New York City's famed Don't Tell Mama in 1996 where she became a regular at the award-winning show “The Poole Party” for over 10 years. Nancy went on to attend NYU and received her professional certification in life coaching. Nancy continues to her comedy in theaters, and is a coveted humorous Motivational speaker performing across the country. Nancy was most recently crowned Senior Ms. New York America & Nancy appeared on the Rachel Ray show
PapaJoe De Clemente
As a young boy, I went to my relatives, the "Iorio's" who made the accordion. After a number of visits to their shop, I wanted to learn how to play.
I started playing the accordion in 1956. In the 60's, we started a band, the Moonlight Quartet" and played together for many years.
Today I play Solo and Sing for the Mature Audiences, Italian Restaurants and Seniors.
I have this passion to play and sing for anyone who might listen.
"I SING BECAUSE I'M HAPPY"
Zach - Grandson of PapaJoe De Clemente
Judy Marlow, Executive Director of Public Relations/Board Member, 501(c)3 Organization for Stroke and Aphasia, Co-Exclusive Producer for ReneMarie Language of Love Telethons, Executive Booking Agent/Co-Host of ReneMarie Stroke of Luck Shows has a strong passion for bringing Stroke and Aphasia to the public due to her beloved Dad's Hemorrhagic Stroke in 1998. The only apparent signs were his swollen ankles.. READ MORE
1st Runner up Ms. Senior America 2017/2018
Performances include 1st Soprano with the L.I Philharmonic Choir
Performances with the Hibernians of Bayshore
At Carnegie Hall
The Tilles Center
The Stahler Center
Radio City Music Hall
The National Anthem for the LI Ducks
Local venues singing the songs of Barbara Streisand
And the American Song Book
Mother to one beautiful daughter
Lives in Suffolk County
Works for Head Injury Association
Peter G. Levine - Video Clip
Peter G. Levine, an American Medical Researcher and Science Educator and authority on stroke recovery. Now in its third edition, Stronger After Stroke puts the power of recovery in the reader's hands by providing simple-to-follow instructions for reaching the highest possible level of recovery. The book’s neuroplastic recovery model stresses repetition of task-specific practice, proper scheduling of practice, setting goals, and measuring progress to achieve optimal results.
Fr. Sam Monaco
ReneMarie Language of Love Foundation Inc. Board Member
Parish Priest: St. Anne Church, Fair lawn NJ
Chaplain: Bergen Catholic H.S
Dr. Roxanne Carfora - Video Clip
Dr. Roxanne Carfora is a Board certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine - She has been practicing preventative medicine for over 30 years. As an anti-aging physician Dr. Carfora correct nutritional and hormonal imbalances, check for genetic influences and toxins in the body and correct using natural modalities. Dr. Roxanne Carfora is an international speaker on woman’s health and have recently appeared on channel 2 , 12 , and lifetime TV in reference to preventing the spread of corona
James F. Leonick - Attorney
Jim has extensive experience in handling as a Senior Trial Attorney with several major insurance companies, practicing in the New York State Courts from Westchester throughout New York City and Long Island.
Caleb T Johnson
Bio Coming Soon!
Jimmy Savalli - Village Connection Network
For more than 30 years Jim Savalli has invited his audience to appreciate all that our community has to offer. Today, Village Connection Network magazine, website and social media network, serve as a resource with internet live Streaming and Radio Programs around the world! Jim served four years in the US Navy as an electronic warfare specialist.
Lorraine G Mund
Immigrated to this country after World War II and settled in Brooklyn where she lived until 1968. She attended Catholic schools through college and graduated with her BA in English from St. Joseph's College. She received her MA from Columbia in 1965 and her PhD from La Salle University in 1997. Lorraine began singing in high school and continued in the chorus in college where she was selected as a soloist. New York Senior America Pageant.
Louise Bruno - (Cher Tribute Show)
Performing over 5 Decades of Hits. Not only Does Louise Sound so close to the amazing Goddess, but bears a Striking Resemblance, Poise and Mannerism
Knowledge is POWER
Michael Evangel, - Super Mike Show
Dr. Mike is a Chiropractic Physician, and one of the founders of FIR Industries, Inc., an innovative company that has developed a patent-pending process of infusing therapeutic minerals into fabrics, with unprecedented health and wellness benefits. When it comes to health-related issues, Dr. Mike not only investigates, but he also writes and shares digital content on wellness, fitness, longevity, nutrition, and the environment.
Lois Morton - Singer
Lois Morton is a singer/songwriter who specializes in humorous songs of social commentary on such subjects as clutter, technology, side effects of medication, road rage, and most recently, communicating through Zoom.. She has been performing in New York and Long Island for the past 10 years, and received a MAC award in 2914 (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and clubs). She particularly loves singing in French, and honoring the life of the legendary chanteuse, Edith Piaf.
Perrita Kitson 1st degree connection1st - Perrita has a account
President & CEO Soul Good Energy Entertainment Greater Boston Area
Boston Latin School & West Roxbury High School
Jimmy Savalli -Village Connection Network
Where Radio and Television become one. Village Connection. Radiovision is there with the best in local radio/tv shows, music and entertainment
Jason Wallen is one of the most experienced registered Radiographic Technologist in Endovascular Neurosurgery in the country. Jason is also one of the pillars of the Stroke and Brain Aneurysm Center of Long Island, and he participated in a lot of the decision making during the inception of the program. His energy and dedication are unparalleled.
Must Be Dreaming
Must Be Dreaming is an active musical collaboration between David Samuel Bloch and Celeste Kroptavich. David and Celeste have both been writing songs and performing for a number of years. Their performances together consist of an eclectic mix of both originals and covers. The keyboard and guitar playing dovetail beautifully, and their graceful vocal harmonies weave the touch of magic into their songs. READ MORE
Virginia M. Werner
Virginia Werner has been a team member of the Language of Love Telethon since its inception in 2015 first as a guest speaker, then as part of the team producing the Telethon in 2018 and 2019. She is honored to have just been named to the ReneMarie Language of Love Foundation Board of Directors. It is an honor to be working with this dynamic team and looks forward to adding her energy to promote the Foundation’s success.
Dr. Richard Libman - Video Clip
Video Clip - ReneMarie Stroke of Luck May 17, 2020-
Dr. Libman was a neurology resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed a Cerebrovascular post-doctoral fellowship at Columbia University. He currently chairs the North Shore LIJ Systemwide Stroke Committee and is recognized throughout the System as an expert on Acute Stroke Management.
Catherine Szerszen, Ms. Senior Ireland, decided to enter the Ms. Senior Universe Pageant this year to honor her great-grandmother who embarked upon a long voyage from Ireland to bring her family to the United States; fearing that rebellions taking place in Ireland placed her family at great risk.
Stevie GB - The World's Funniest accountant
Award-winning comedian, actor, playwright. Known as the world's funniest accountant. Stevie has performed at Westbury Music Fair opening for Dion, and at the Paramount in Huntington opening for comedy giants like Dennis Miller, Louie Anderson, Rob Schneider, Norm Macdonald and many more. He has written and performed three one-man shows, 12 One-Act plays and a full length musical that appeared Off Broadway. He has also performed as Groucho Marx to critical acclaim in Newsday.
Andrew G Ratway-Elvis Tribute Artist
Andrew is a retired Electrician (42 years) with Local 3 ... International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers ...
Andrew G. Ratway will perform as ELVIS... The unique closeness of his voice to ELVIS will excite you!!
(Hearing is believing)
Cathy is loyal and trustworthy, attributes she looks for in other relationships. It is Cathy's pleasure to be asked to be on the Language of Love Board of Directors as it will continue to fulfill her need to help others. Cathy also enjoys quiet nights at home watching her favorite television shows.
Knowledge is POWER
Nancy Magrini - Cavallone - Board of Trustee
*The fact that I am involved in such a wonderful journey is a place I never imaged I could be. The fact that I am able to assist Rene with helping people about Stroke and Aphasia . We all have a story to share one way or another. Understanding what can happen, what to expect, ways of preventing this disease whether you or a loved one. For me personally as a Stroke survivor, it has given me get pleasure and a calmness to be able to share and understand even more . READ MORE
Dolores "Cookie" Hofman
The Seasoned Steppers
Brucester Billings - Tribute - Official Spokesperson
June 17, 2020- Rest In Peace our dear Bruce -Now he Guides is from above
Carmine's Brother and fellow Monster Drummer ! Vinny Appice the following Best known for his work with the bands including John Lennon, Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell
As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s psychedelic debut, influencing and inspiring a generation of Rock and Heavy Metal drummers. After Vanilla Fudge, Appice and Tim Bogert formed Cactus helping to define arena rock and inspring iconic artists like Van Halen, Ted Nugent, & Kid Rock. ...Carmine produced and co-wrote two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks”. READ MORE
My mom had TIA stokes brought on by undiagnosed diabetes, she later had a major stroke and went into a diabetic coma, she never recovered and we lost her 4 months after the major stroke. I am very happy to give to this cause. See you then,
Lee Ann Brill and John Prussen
Johnny Diamond a wonderful Neil Diamond tribute artist. We have been working together for several months now. We have a Facebook page Lee Ann Brill and John Prussen.
Andrew Poretz -
Andrew Poretz, the “Boulevardier of Broadway,” is an entertainer based in New York City- a singer, guitar player, ukulele player and raconteur, specializing in the “Great American Songbook” from the 1920s to the 1950s. On the other hand, he can play a mean Stairway to Heaven on the ukulele. He plays in clubs, bars, private events and Zoom livestreams.
Knowledge is POWER
It is very important to raise awareness about stroke and aphasia. It could Save lives. It actually saved my life. . I recently suffered an TIA (Transient ischemic attack) , and because of ReneMarie's show I was aware, I recognized the symptoms and was able to get to the hospital quickly and receive treatment. I was lucky. READ MORE
2018 Language of Love Team
Together, we are lifting our voices and are changing the face of Strokes and Aphasia
locally and around the Globe. Co
Keith Taylor - Stroke Survivor
Special Returning Guest Keith Taylor discussing his past stroke, his base belief/ Attitude Strength/Energy philosophy and how the need came about. -
Michael Angelo- Stroke Survivor- Board M
It has been a busy life: 20 year Stroke Survivor, Caregiver for Elderly Stroke Survivor, Founder/Producer/Director
I met ReneMarie some 7 years ago through our mutual friend ~ Bobby Baby Walker. I heard ReneMarie's story and shared it with Tommy Maher , Host of the Maverick Soul Hour. Tommy Invited ReneMarie to be a Special Guest on his Show. During the interview , they spoke of many things- one included was the inception of the Language of Love Annual Telethon.. READ MORE
Kelli Grim's Mother has suffered a stroke as well as dementia and Kelli is solving problems of distance (mother lives in another state), caregiving and medical assistance issues. ReneMarie Language of Love Foundation is blessed to announce the appointment of Kelli Botelho Grim to our Board of Directors.
Pamela Roth – Comedy/ TV Host
D Lenise Teamor-Goolsby
Wife. Mother. Pastor. Author. Educator. Dr. Teamor is is ordained minister with over 20 years of ecclesiastical experience and over 15 years of corporate and technological experience. She is the pastor of Mt. Olive Multicultural Community Church and the founder of Calvary House Veteran Support, and the author of 14 books.
Damont Goolsby - Stroke Survivor
Stroke Survivor Damont Goolsby suffered a massive stroke/ near death experience at the age of 22, just three months after graduating and receiving his diploma from Morehouse College that left him with the mind of a 2 year old unable to walk or talk. After fifteen long years of overcoming and enduring many struggles, he is 80% recovered and working for Goodwill Industries in Detroit, Michigan and is a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
Bernie Mc Davitte - Board of Trustee - Public Health Nurse
Rene Marie and LOL Foundation have worked tirelessly, for the last Five years with fundraising projects, producing telethons & provided a very important voice for many victims & families who have been traumatized.... READ MORE
Pat Tropea has Produced, Directed, Choreographed and Starred in many venues on Long Island. She was the President of the Grumman Theatre Guild and assisted at The Purple Cow Theatre for many years. Pat worked for Grumman for thirty-seven years as an Executive Secretary and taught tap dancing as a hobby for them for 14 years and her troupe "The TapHatters" performed in many retirement dinners for many Executives. She has directed many children's shows and taught them how to perform, giving the
I am an entertainer/singer, singing has been my passion my whole life, i sing professionally for senior centers/restaurants/private parties throughout bklyn, staten island and long island.
Now after raising my children, my husband deceased, i finally am doing what i love the most, spreading my wings. I find myself on a natural high when I’m singing.
I've also been in a few pageants, recently winning the crown and title in conn. For the ms. Classic u.s. of America... It was an amazing experience,
Bobby Baby Walker - Stroke Survivor
Bobby Baby Walker - Performing Singer
Stroke Survivor / Performer
Bobby “Baby” Walker is a versatile singer/performer who specializes in “old school” songs of 50's, 60's 70's Rock and Roll, R&B and Motown hits. He performed with the Yonkers based oldies group “Step Back In Time” when they won the 2006 Richard Nader Doo Wop Acappella Competition.
Bob Mandell – Stroke Survivor
Skyping In from Florida -Life is About the Author and Stroke Recovery Foundation Founder
We welcome back special guest Stacy Kaplan, Stroke Survivor, who worked as a Programmer and Project Manager for ten years and then as a third grade Teacher for twelve years, she loved teaching and had good relationships with the children and their parents as well as the staff and her boss. Unfortunately she had to retire due to a massive stroke
Ms. Charlotte Warner Ambrose
Charlotte Werner Ambrose has devoted her life to promote, enhance, empower and reveal artistic consciousness to all who cross her path. She views the universe as her classroom with nature providing her with a colorful palette.
I was 65 when I decided to join Sr. NY Pageant. in 2012, It was the best fun I had. I didn’t win but it was a great experience. My talent was singing
in 2013, I entered another pageant MS U.S.OF AMERICA low and from some miracle I won the crown, again my talent was singing.
since then I have been sing al over Long island
Brooklyn, and Staten Island.
Singing as been my passion my whole life.
My whole family is musically inclined.
From 2013 my has been in a sad way, I’m still singing.
Lori Haber Social Media & David Samuel Bloch
Enid Merin's- Co-Stroke Survivor
Maureen Griffin -
Singer-Songwriter and avid motorcyclist, she was featured on the cover of the national magazine AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST in April 2019. Most of her songs are based on the true stories of her motorcycling adventures around the country side by side with her husband Curtis. . Maureen was crowned Ms. New York Senior America and Ms. New York Congeniality in 2018 Maureen was the first soloist to ever open Radio City Music Hall’s “Christmas Spectacular.“ She is a professional actress and singer, and per
Eileen Lichtenstein, MS. ED. CEO, Balance & Power, Inc.
Eileen will discuss positive visualizations and being grateful for "what is" being helpful in restoring balance and sanity for someone suffering from a traumatic brain injury. Her guided visualizations with relaxation breathing can be easily incorporated into daily routine. Gratefulness is definitely #1 strategy for feeling good. She suggests making a list of different people and places and things in your life you are grateful for and visually looking at them and discussing with others.
Venise Mule Glass - Director of Sunshine
Venise Mule-Glass,PT, MA, DPT, OCS, CSCS, cpt, RYT-200, IAYT
NYS PT License number. 005744-02
Owner/Director of Sunshine Physical Therapy established in 1981. Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. Graduate of Stonybrook Physical Therapy Program. 1978.
Master's in Orthopedic Physical Therapy from Touro College. 1997. Doctor of Physical Therapy. Touro College. 2007.
Certified Strength And Conditioning Specialist. ( NSCA)
NSCA Certified Personal Trainer.
Polestar Pilates certified in the Rehabilitation
Debra Holly- Stroke Survivor
Josh Orlean-Certificate in Plant-Based N