Summit Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Jean Kilbourne

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Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and for her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. In the late 1960s she began her exploration of the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders, and addiction, and launched a movement to promote media literacy as a way to prevent these problems. A radical and original idea at the time, this approach is now mainstream and an integral part of most prevention programs. According to Susan Faludi, “Jean Kilbourne’s work is pioneering and crucial to the dialogue of one of the most underexplored, yet most powerful, realms of American culture—advertising. We owe her a great debt.” Mary Pipher has called Kilbourne “our best, most compassionate teacher.”

Her films, lectures and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She is the creator of the renowned Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women film series and the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids (with Diane E. Levin).


Amy C. Greene

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Amy C. Greene advises state health and education agencies in the area of creating healthy schools to maximize both the health and academic achievement for all students.  This spring Amy co-published a research review article in the Journal of Adolescent Health titled Do Health and Education Agencies in the United States Share Responsibility for Academic Achievement and Health? A review of 25 years of evidence about the relationship of adolescents’ academic achievement and health behaviors.   The article reviews the past 25 years of research regarding the relationship between the leading six health risk behaviors in youth and academic achievement.  Prior to her current work, Amy served as the Director of Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention for the Tennessee Department of Health and worked in New York City as a school social worker for both the Intermediate School 90-Children’s Aid Society Community School and the League School, a school for severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents.   Amy has a Master of Science in Social Work and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University, where she received the John and Kathleen Gorman Humanitarian Award awarded the “student who has demonstrated excellence in commitment to the humane care of individuals and communities and in advancing consideration of human rights and values in health care and prevention.”  Amy lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons.


Local Talent

Mouhcine Guettabi

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Picture-(300)Mouhcine Guettabi is an assistant professor of economics at ISER, with a PhD in economics from Oklahoma State University. His fields of specialization are regional and urban economics, health economics, and applied microeconomics; he has, for example, studied the effects of various economic factors on obesity among Americans. Specifically, he has examined the role of the distance, density and the built environment on weight outcomes for both adults and children. At ISER his recent work includes co-writing studies of the economic costs to Alaska of higher fuel prices and of the economic importance of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. His current work includes assessing the needs of Alaska veterans and updating ISER’s economic forecasting model for Alaska. If you have questions, you can get in touch with Dr. Guettabi at

Rob Kineen

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aBorn in Petersburg, Chef Rob Kineen is of Tlingit heritage. Working in the restaurant and food industry since the age of 14, he attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. After graduation he worked at several prestigious restaurants including NOLA in New Orleans, Pop’s Trattoria and Elaine’s on Franklin in North Carolina. During this time he established his philosophies of sourcing products locally and seasonally. Returning to Alaska, he built a reputation for his loyalty to Alaskan products and community involvement as Chef of the Seven Glaciers restaurant at the Alyeska Resort, Chef/Owner of Noble’s Diner, as Chef de Cuisine at the Crow’s Nest and as Executive Chef of Orso.Chef Rob’s latest venture is, a company he started with his wife, Carolyn to showcase Alaska’s food bounty. Using Rob’s contemporary Chef training and Carolyn’s logistical and media skills, they develop webisodes exploring Alaska and local food identity, create events featuring local cuisine and work with companies on food development and brand messaging. Rob and Carolyn have a daughter, Sylvie who often accompanies them on their adventures.

Rob has been a featured speaker at events including TEDxAnchorage 2012, Alaska Week at UMASS Amherst and the 2011 National Indian Health Board Conference. He represented the State in the 2008 Great American Seafood Cookoff in New Orleans, LA and has contributed to cookbooks “Pacific Feast” by Jennifer Hahn and “Wild Alaskan Seafood” by James Fraioli.