Who We Are
From Coffey Break for Healthy Alternatives

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  • CAJA: Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate: A voice in Court for abused children
  • Health Educator/Councilor/Global Media Liaison, IVU
  • Founder, Coffey Break: A Healthy Alternative
  • Recipient: Int'l. Vegetarian-of-the-Year-Award, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006

Gerry Coffey

Key Experience & Achievements

  • Proprietor,The Coffey Grounds: "Nature's Cathedral: Touch-the-Earth" Outdoor Recreational Facility.
  • Deputy Director: 4-Day YOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center
  • Certified CAJA: Court Appointed Juvenile Advocate: A Voice in Court for Abused/Neglected Children: 2003-Present
  • Alabama Congressional District Team Leader: National Peace Alliance, March 2005- present
  • Major, PAO, Alabama State Defense Force: ASDF assumes duties when National Guard mobilized, 2004-Present
  • Keynote Speaker: HEALTH, NUTRITION & FITNESS: World Centennial Congress, Dresden, Germany, 2008
  • International Award Winner/ Speaker: 2nd Annual Asian Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006
  • Speaker & Plenary Chairperson on Environment: World Congress, Scotland 2002; Brazil, 2004
  • Speaker, Health Educator, Photo Journalist: U.S. Ballistic Missile Defense: Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 2004
  • State Coordinator: 2 U. S. Presidential Campaigns: Spokesperson, Events Coordinator, Press Releases, etc. 2000 & 2004
  • National Cable Promotions: Emcee Christmas Parades, Events, etc.
  • Health Educator/P.R.: Maternal & Infant High Risk-Program: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA. 1977-1980.
  • Tourism Coordinator: V.I.P. HOST FOR CITY-of-DECATUR & CHAMBER-OF-COMMERCE:1974-1975

Broadcast Experience

  • Co-host: WLRH-FM Public Radio, Huntsville, AL: Co-Host Armed Forces Day, Veteran’s Day; Host: "FEEDBACK," Public Forum featuring U.N. Ambassadors, Congressmen, Founder-of-Earth Day, etc.:1987-2008
  • Producer/Director/Host: "Coffey Break w/Gerry," WOWL-TV: Congressmen, Governor, etc.: LIVE Studio Audience
  • Producer/Director/Reporter: Rural America Radio Network (200 NPR Stations) 1984-85
  • Producer/Reporter/PR: WHNT-TV1978-’79/WAFF-TV 48 1977-78: Coordinated Good-Will Tours: Thai Royalty; UN Ambassadors, etc./WBHP Radio: News & Public Affairs: 1974-75

Journalism Experience

  • Contributing Editor: A.P, U.P.I, Christian Science Monitor; Asia Magazine, Total Fitness Magazine
  • Editor/Reporter: Bangkok World (NY Times Affiliate): 3-page daily section on local & world news
  • Man/Woman-of-the-World Series: Philippine President & Imelda Marcos, German Chancellor, Ronald Reagan; etc.ia, 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

Education & Training

  • 1980 University of North Alabama, BS – Radio/ TV/ Journalism

Awards / Honors / Affiliation

  • Speaking Easy Toastmasters Past President/State Public Relations Director: Huntsville Advanced Toastmasters Club;
  • Earth Day State Coordinator: 1994-2002: HSV TIMES Earth-Day-Award at United Nations/ PSA Award: WAAY-TV
  • Only journalist, foreign or local, privileged to accompany and 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)
  • 1 of Top 5 in Nation to teach Fitness on USA TV Network
  • 1st Place-Feature-Writing AL Intercollegiate Press Association/Outstanding Student Award, Radio/TV 1980

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