a different kind of coffee break with Gerry and Ray Coffey
Disease-Free Living Through Fitness and Nutrition
28 Harbor View Court; Decatur, Alabama 35601
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MEDIA * PR * FOREIGN AFFAIRS * ENVIRONMENT * HEALTH & FITNESS
Key Experience & Achievements
SPEAKER: WORLD CONGRESS: “SAVE OURSELVES-SAVE OUR PLANET,” Jakarta, Indonesia
CERTIFIED CAJA: Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate: A Voice in Court for Abused & Neglected Children. 2003-Present
NATIONAL PEACE ALLIANCE: Alabama Congressional District Team Leader: March 2005- present
MAJOR, Acting Public Affairs Officer, Alabama State Defense Force: ASDF assumes home front duties when the Alabama National Guard is mobilized, and also provides assistance during natural or man-made disasters. 2004-Present
KEY-NOTE-SPEAKER: HEALTH, NUTRITION & FITNESS: World Centennial Congress, Dresden, Germany, 2008
INTERNATIONAL AWARDEE & SPEAKER: 2nd Annual Asian Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, April 2006
SPEAKER & PLENARY CHAIRPERSON ON ENVIRONMENT: World Congress, Scotland 2002; Brazil, 2004
SPEAKER, HEALTH EDUCATOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER: U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site: Kwajalein Island, 2004
Global Media Liaison: The International Vegetarian Union
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR, HEALTH EDUCATOR & COUNCILOR: Workshops, Lectures, Consultations, Retreats: 1974-Present
EARTH DAY STATE COORDINATOR: 1994-2002
STATE COORDINATOR: for two U. S. Presidential Campaigns: Spokesperson, Events Coordinator, Press Releases, etc. 2000 & 2004
ADVERTISING & PROMOTIONS: Acct Executive; Emcee Christmas Parades, Events, etc.: National Cable Promotions
HEALTH EDUCATOR/PR/MEDIA: High-Risk-Maternal & Infant-Care-Program: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA. 1977-1980.
TOURISM COORDINATOR, V.I.P. HOST FOR CITY & CHAMBER-OF-COMMERCE, Decatur, AL 1974-1975
CO-HOST WLRH-FM, NPR Affiliate, Huntsville, AL: Armed Forces Day, Veteran’s Day:1987-2008
PROD./DIRECT/HOST: "Coffey Break w/Gerry," WOWL-TV, 1976: Local, state, national dignitaries: Congressmen, Governor, etc., with a live studio audience.
HOST:"FEEDBACK," WLRH-FM: Public Forum
PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, REPORTER: Rural America Radio Network (200 NPR Stations) 1984-85
NEWS & PRODUCTIONS: Announcer/Producer News, Public Affairs, Fitness: WHNT-TV1978-’79
PR & REPORTER: Channel 48 TV: HSV, AL: Coord. Good-Will Tours: Thai Royalty; UN Ambassadors, etc.
CONTRIBUTING EDITOR: A.P, U.P.I, Christian Science Monitor; Asia Magazine, Total Fitness
REPORTER/EDITOR: Bangkok World (NY Times Affiliate): 3-page daily section on local & world news
Man-of-the-World-Series: Philippine President, German Chancellor, Ronald Reagan; Pres. of India, etc.
Ambassador Row: in-depth profiles on diplomats, published in 9 Asian countries, Europe & Africa
FREE-LANCE-WRITER: News & Features: Associated Press, Huntsville Times, Decatur Daily: 1974-Present.
RECIPIENT: 2006 International Vegetarian-of-the-Year Award: Bangkok, Thailand
Education & Training
1980 University of North Alabama, BS – Radio/ TV/ Journalism
1980 – President – Continuing Ed in Health/ Nutrition/ Fitness
Awards / Honors / Affiliation
Past President, Huntsville Advanced Toastmasters Club; Past State Public Relations Director
Award-winning PSA for WAAY-TV; Nominated HSV TIMES to win Earth Day Media Award which was presented at the United Nations in New York.
Only journalist privileged to accompany & report on King & Queen of Thailand
Officially presented to Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip
Qualified for the First-Journalist-in-Space Program
Judged in Top 5 % of Female College Athletes Age 18-25 (at age 45, mother of 4 teens)
1of Top 5 in Nation to teach Fitness on USA TV Network
1st Place-Feature-Writing, Ala Intercollegiate Press Assn., 1980; Outstanding Student Award, Radio/TV
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