David Sabetay developed a program for kids that talks about friendship, overcoming adversity, problem solving and added a section addressing suicide. The driver behind the program was to support the difficulty that children 12 to 18 years of age experience during their developmental years. The section on suicide prevention was added to address the pain David saw in the interaction with the children during his 18 Principles sessions. David’s goal is to take the program nationally to middle and high school students as well as to other institutions. In order to do this, he created a nonprofit organization to support these efforts.
During the program he has the children draw or paint a picture and write an essay to go with each associated attribute. Over time the best of those submitted works will be published and used for fundraising efforts to further the message of the 18 Principles and support those schools that participate in the program.
|David Sabetay’s credentials span a career of 30 years as a Business/IT Consultant, Project & Program Management Executive, Financial Analyst and Chief Financial Officer for large and small corporations including three Fortune 500 Corporations. He was responsible for many company tasks including business operations, project management, process improvements, reorganization of software systems, overhauling of management department structures and analysis of performance measurement. He has worked with General Electric, Xerox, FDC (First Data Corporation), Lockheed Martin, Keane, Inc., and others.
David Sabetay served on the board of a non-profit organization for 3 years and was an active member of the budget and finance committee. He has worked with non-profit organizations that struggle with structure, discipline, and operational management.
Bud Cookson, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, Ridgeline Management Consultants
|Bud Cookson is a Project and Business Management Consultant with over 30 years in the Engineering and high-technology industries. He helps organizations execute their projects more effectively resulting in more On-Time and On-Budget projects with high customer satisfaction. He also provides consulting on business processes related to the project environment including project accounting and strategic planning as well as short-term contract business operations and management. Bud has more than 20 years experience managing non-profit organizations in all positions of responsibility. Bud holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arizona.
Bud has spent many years working with non-profits in numerous capacities. In addition to managing non-profits, he has spent many years as a volunteer Boy Scout leader working with teenage boys to learn life skills. He has also worked as a volunteer coordinator for in-school computer clubs at two elementary schools.
Bud’s reason for being involved in 18 Principles: “Teenagers today are faced with a huge array of issues that are much larger than I ever had to endure. The 18 Principles is a great philosophy and educational framework for providing teenagers with the skills to cope with these issues and become fully functional well adjusted adults. I want to do whatever I can to provide a positive and effective environment for teenagers to grow and develop!”.
Jay F. Kamlet – Kamlet LLP
|Jay Kamlet concentrates on real estate transactions and finance, as well as complex real estate loan workouts and restructuring. He makes connections amongst clients and others that make deals happen. Real estate contracts of any nature boil down to allocating risks. The art lies in making the other side want to accept more of those risks.|