Christian Doctor's Digest - February 2015
- Dr. Alveda King - King Rules
- Steve Sartori, MD and Ann Tsen, MD - CMDA Life Coaching
- Theresa Flores - Human Trafficking
Dr. Alveda C. King currently serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. She is also a voice for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, sharing her testimony of two abortions, God’s forgiveness and healing. The daughter of the late civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King, Alveda grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Her family home in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Kentucky. Alveda was jailed during the open housing movement. Dr. King is a former college professor and served in the Georgia State House of Representatives. She is a bestselling author, a member of the National Black Prolife Coalition (NBPC) and a Senior Fellow with the Howard Center for Family, Religion & Society.
Steve Sartori, MD, is a board-certified family physician with more than 30 years of experience in primary care. He now uses this experience as a life coach, helping other physicians to thrive in their personal and professional lives. Dr. Sartori received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin and his MD from The Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his residency at the University of Illinois-Rockford before accepting a position with the National Health Service Corps in Southeastern Kentucky. Dr. Sartori has served as Medical Director and CEO of a private group practice, Chief of Staff at two different hospitals, faculty member for a Family Medicine residency program and Chief Medical Officer for a Community Health Center. He has also served as a board member and treasurer of Christian Medical & Dental Associations, and he has participated in multiple short-term mission trips to Romania, Jamaica, Thailand, Kenya and Swaziland. For information about CMDA's Life & Executive Coaching, visit www.cmda.org/coaching.
Ann Tsen, MD, is a board certified internist and Physician Life Development Coach who lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, a cardiac surgeon. They have two college-aged children. As a trained professional coach and member of the International Coach Federation, she coaches women physicians, helping free them up to find new energy, clarity and movement toward personal and professional goals and fresh joy in caring for others and themselves. She serves on the CMDA advisory councils for both the Christian Coaching Ministry and the Women in Medicine and Dentistry commission. She practices medicine part-time at New Heights Clinic, a Christian clinic for the underserved. Ann has mentored students and residents through clinical precepting, discipleship and hosting monthly dinner meetings for the local CMDA student chapter since 2001.
Theresa Flores, LSW, MS, is a survivor of human trafficking. As a 15-year-old girl in a well-to-do white suburban neighborhood, Theresa survived two years of living hell being trafficked to men in their 20s and 30s. Now 20 years later, Theresa is speaking out on the reality of human trafficking in the U.S. She is the author of The Slave across the Street, a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and The Sacred Bath. As a much sought after international speaker and expert on human trafficking, Theresa was appointed to the Ohio Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Commission in 2009 and has testified before the Ohio House and Senate in support of human trafficking legislation. Theresa has been a licensed social worker for more than 20 years. She received her master’s in counseling education from the University of Dayton and a bachelor’s of social work from Ball State University. For more information, visit www.traffickfree.com.