COFFEY BREAK
for
HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES

a different kind of coffee break with Gerry and Ray Coffey

Disease-Free Living Through Fitness and Nutrition


WHO WE ARE / RESUMÉ

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GERRY (GERALDINE) COFFEY
28 Harbor View Court; Decatur, Alabama 35601
(256) 350-2823 OR email:
gmcoffey@aol.com

 

 

 

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

 

Broadcast Experience

 

* 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.
 

Journalism Experience
 

* 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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