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Dr. Koenig is board certified in general psychiatry, and formerly boarded in family medicine, geriatric medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. He is on the faculty at Duke University Medical Center as Professor of Psychiatry and Associate Professor of Medicine. Dr. Koenig has given testimony before the U.S. Senate (1998) and U.S. House of Representatives (2008) concerning the benefits of religious involvement on public health. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Religion and Health and the lead author of the Handbook of Religion and Health, 3rd edition as well as the book, Spiritual Readiness: Essentials for Military Leaders and Chaplains.
Dr. Geyer is a Hospital Internal Medicine practitioner with additional specialty licensure in Addiction Medicine. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Geyer is active in research, patient advocacy, and healthcare policy at enterprise and state levels. She is well-published in high-impact scientific journals and book chapters and maintains an active international lecture schedule. She additionally serves as a Physician Director of the Mayo Clinic Physician Assistant Fellowship program.
Commissioner Hodder is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He responded to God’s call to service in 1986 and became a Salvation Army officer. Commissioned in 1988, he and his wife, Commissioner Jolene Hodder, served in corps appointments in Glendale and Torrance, California, and later as staff officers at USA Western Territorial Headquarters. In 1997, they served as Coordinators for the International Millennial Congress. Later they served at Southern California Divisional Headquarters in Los Angeles, and then as divisional leaders for the Cascade Division.
Commissioners Hodder were appointed in March 2006 to serve as Chief Secretary and Territorial Leader of Women’s Ministries in the Kenya Territory. Three years later, the Hodders were appointed to International Headquarters, where Commissioner Kenneth Hodder served in dual roles as International Secretary for Personnel and as Legal and Constitutional Adviser to the General. The Hodders were appointed as the Territorial leaders for Kenya West in January of 2013, and then Territorial leaders of The Salvation Army’s USA West Territory in 2017. They were appointed to their current roles at National Headquarters on July 1, 2020.
Dr. Lai is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. His research revolves around collecting and evaluating data from nurses and health care providers to develop medication-assisted treatment clinic processes,
tracking patient enrollment, relapse and attrition rates, and
recommending process improvements scalable for medication-assisted treatment clinic practices.
John Plake is the Vice President for Ministry Insights & Innovation at American Bible Society. With significant experience in non-profit, cross-cultural leadership and education, he helps mission-focused organizations combine experience and data to form insights that drive innovation.
John came to his CEO post at Citygate Network in 2007 from Christian Camp and Conference Association, where he served for 15 years in the COO role. The combination of the two positions has given him a career of almost 30 years in association management. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Bible, with a social work emphasis, and a Master of Organizational Management. He is the author of Invisible Neighbors, considered by many to be the “how-to manual” for followers of Jesus who are serious about meaningful engagement with the poor. He also serves on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He and his wife, Judi, enjoy tennis and overnight hikes in remote, mountainous regions. Thanks to their three married children, they now have a growing collection of amazing grandchildren.
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