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Plenary Panel Speakers

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Mukul Bakhshi, JD
CGFNS Alliance for Ethical Recruiting Practices, Philadelphia, PA

Mukul Bakhshi is the Director of the CGFNS Alliance for Ethical International Recruitment Practices. In that capacity, he has spearheaded the management of the new Health Care Code for Ethical International Recruitment and Employment Practices and its predecessor code. He led the transition of the Alliance from a standalone entity to a division of CGFNS International, Inc. and has increased engagement with foreign-educated health professionals and nearly tripled the number of recruiting firms certified as complying with the Alliance's Code. He has participated in the development of model provisions of termination for a Task Force led by Filipino stakeholders, and the development of labor recruitment certification standards for the International Organization for Migration's IRIS initiative. He has been invited to speak at numerous industry, governmental, and NGO meetings and conferences, and has articles on ethical recruitment published in industry publications including Human Resources for Health and Nurse Leader.

Mr. Bakhshi most recently served as a management and strategy consultant at McKinsey & Company and Altman Vilandrie & Company, where he developed the organizational and health sector strategy for a major non-profit consumer protection organization and a statewide telehealth network. Previously, Mukul worked at the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where he focused on prisoner reentry issues and served as the Policy Associate for the Small Business Development and LGBT Issues policy committees for Mayor-elect Cory Booker's transition team.

Mukul received his J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he received a Parker School Certificate for International Law. He received his B.A. from Yale University.

He serves on the Emerging Leaders Group of the Philadelphia Zoo and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children in Newark.

Matthew Lambeti, JD
Staff Attorney
Friends of Farmworkers, Pittsburgh, PA
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David A. Nolfi, MLS, AHIP
Head, Research Engagement, Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives & Assessment Coordinator
Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

David Nolfi is the Head of Research Engagement and Health Sciences/STEM Initiatives at Gumberg Library. He leads the library's efforts to support students and faculty in the health sciences, natural sciences, and engineering as well as the library's special services for researchers.

Prior to Duquesne, David worked as a medical librarian at the Washington Hospital in Pennsylvania, and his responsibilities included planning and marketing continuing medical education. He previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

David has written and presented on a number of topics including learning assessment, systematic reviews, measuring research impact, and electronic theses and dissertations in nursing.

He has been an active member of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and has served co-chair of the National Program Committee, Chair of the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS), and Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter.

David has long been an active member of the Duquesne community, and previously chaired the University Grievance Committee for Faculty and co-chaired the Academic Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee. He also recently began serving as a member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

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Jodee Stevens, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Emergency Department
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Jodee Stevens is a physician assistant who works in the emergency department (ED) at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC (CHP). She earned her masters of medical science, physician assistant studies, from NOVA Southeastern University. Her undergraduate degree is from James Madison University. Mrs. Stevens is the lead advanced practitioner provider (APP) for the CHP Sexual Assault team, which is comprised of physicians, nurses, and APPs from the ED and the Child Advocacy Center. This committee meets on a monthly basis to complete peer review of cases and to review protocol and polices to provide optimal care of patients who present to CHP after a sexual assault.

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Joseph Sweeney
Founder and CEO
The Asservo Project, Sewickley, PA

For over 25 years, Mr. Sweeney has devoted himself to serving his country and community as a former SWAT Operator, Bomb Squad Commander, and U.S government Explosive Security Specialist. While serving overseas working Anti-Terrorism programs, he had conversations with colleagues about child kidnapping and human trafficking. Once aware of the size and scope of this epidemic and the lack of effort to combat it, he felt he had to do something to help these people and consequently The Asservo Project was formed, an organization to combat the Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation epidemic. We provide resources to assist Law Enforcement and conduct awareness seminars and build relationships with global organizations, The Asservo Project will succeed in rescuing and helping those affected by this criminal enterprise. Mr. Sweeney is also the former International Director of The International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) and currently serves on its Board of Trustees. He is also a member in good standing with the National Tactical Officers Association.

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Carlos Golfetto, Ph.D., NCC, ACS, LPC
Director of Clinical Services
Pittsburgh Action Against Rape (PAAR), Pittsburgh, PA

Carlos Golfetto is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Pennsylvania and the Director of Clinical Services at PAAR. He holds a bachelor degree of Science in Psychology, Master of Science in Education in Marriage & Family Therapy, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Duquesne University. Dr. Golfetto is an Approved Clinical Supervisor and Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist. He has been practicing as a mental health provider for over twelve years. He is also an adjunct faculty for the department of Counseling, Psychology, and Special Education at Duquesne University. Through the years as a trauma-focused therapist, he has treated survivors and victims of sexual violence and human trafficking from different cultures and background including South and Central America. In 2014, Dr. Golfetto, was selected by the National Board for Certified Counselors as one of their Minority Fellowship Program Fellowship Awardees. He has traveled to Haiti and Saudi Arabia to implement the Mental Health Facilitator program - MHF-NBCC international - as well as trauma-informed care workshops. Prior to engaging in the mental health field, he studied Advertisement & Marketing at his native country, Brazil. While working as a counselor, Dr. Golfetto has enjoyed providing services to help clients achieve goals, improve interpersonal relationships, and deal with obstacles that have stopped them from living a fulfilling life.