Fairfax Radio 11/16/2021

Susie Jennings, Founder and President of Operation Care International.  She is a Speaker and Author of “No, not me!”. Susie will discussNo Not Me her new book and her programs with Operation Care International. A nurse for more than two decades, Susie was called by God to collect money and blankets for Dallas-area homeless after her husband’s suicide in 1993.

On the streets, Susie had become known as “The Blanket Lady.” Never knowing where the resources would come from, she promised unconditional obedience to the Lord, who had comforted her and blessed her in the midst of multiple tragedies. Her simple act of obedience launched Operation Care International, which hosts the nation’s largest Christmas party for the impoverished? And the homeless people living on Dallas city streets. Susie’s passion for the homeless had an unusual beginning. While growing up in the Philippines as a child, Susie did not care for the homeless because they would come into her house, eat her food, and occupy her space. She could never have imagined she would ever lead an international ministry to the homeless. But when God touched and changed her heart, nothing could stop her. For more information go to opcare.org


Our next guest is Dr. Samuel Kim, a thoracic surgeon at Northwestern Medicine who performs COVID and non-COVID lung cancer surgeries. He will discuss the importance of this technology and the strides being made in combating lung cancer.

Dr. Kim is a general thoracic surgeon with experience in all aspects of general thoracic surgery with national-level expertise on minimally invasive thoracic surgery including the robotic lobectomy/segmentectomy, robotic esophagectomy, robotic thymectomy, robot-assisted operations for benign esophageal diseases, and trachea and airway surgeries

For more information please visit www.nm.org/radio


Justina Nixon, IBM’s VP and Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, will talk about the digital skills gap and how companies can work with students and job seekers to prepare them for new technical roles. Justina Nixon-Saintil drives strategic, socially responsible programmatic investments that enable IBM’s technology and talent to address some of society’s biggest challenges worldwide.

The CSR programs Justina manages enable IBM and its employees to transform their altruism into reality. Some of these resources, such as IBM Service Corps, rely on skilled employee volunteerism to foster community success and wellbeing; they demonstrate the power of technology when combined with humanity. Other initiatives she leads, such as P-TECH, Open P-TECH, and SkillsBuild, use multisector partnerships to help create more inclusive and innovative schools and workforces. She also spearheads corporate practices that underpin the company’s tradition of uncompromising ethics and transparency in its operations.

For more information please visit: ptech.org and skillsbuild.org

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