Who We Are
From Coffey Break for Healthy Alternatives

GERRY COFFEY
gmcoffey@aol.com

  • Gerry Coffey, CAJA: Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate
  • Health Educator/Councilor/Global Media Liaison, IVU
  • M.O.W.W. Deputy Director: YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
  • Founder, Coffey Break: A Healthy Alternative website
  • Recipient: Int'l. Vegetarian-of-the-Year-Award, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006

"The day we stop learning we stop living."
 

Gerry Coffey

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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

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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