Insight 5th Ed._Roger Austin Newell

Fifth Edition Marquis Who’s Who INSIGHT 5 LYNN ALLEN BOOSE Chair of the Advisory Board NorthStar Clubhouse of Portland Portland, OR How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? Navigating large corporate structures is always problematic, but many opportunities arose as a result of my being in the right place at the right time. I was offered some unique opportunities to help with the corporate growth of Kaiser Permanente, which brought attention to my work. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly became a barrier, but we quickly overcame that by implementing our Zoom system. What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry? There are many challenges with supporting mental health services, developing more providers and finding more people who can assist those with mental health issues. Meeting the needs of people who are seeking help is increasingly difficult. How do you feel your industry has changed/evolved? The technical side of the industry has had many new options in the last 10 to 12 years in terms of medications to address mental health symptoms. Institutional care for acute phases of mental health can help bring people down to a level of stability. As a result, though, there is no continuity in the system for follow-up. Generally speaking, there is very limited assistance once a patient is deinstitutionalized, which is a large barrier at the heart of trying to solve the overall problem. This is where NorthStar Clubhouse and Clubhouse International shine. The Clubhouse programs significantly reduce re-hospitalization and the need for sustained institutional support, which is an important piece of the solution. PAUL FREDERICK BURMEISTER Owner, Farmer, Chemist, Agriculturist Paul Burmeister Farm Claflin, KS How have you navigated disruptions in your industry to remain a top professional? There have been dry periods to adjust to. One way to do so is by putting an emphasis on saving moisture or precipitation. In this part of the country, it has become necessary to conserve moisture by using certain cultivation methods, mulch and utilizing the residue from other crops. There are price adjustments for crops like wheat, oats, grain sorghum, corn, cotton or livestock. Farmers rarely have control over prices. One has to be prepared for close margins on profits and losses, regarding both the price one receives for produce and the changing prices of repairs and inputs necessary for agricultural production. What is the most important issue/challenge you are dealing with in your industry? This is a period of changes in society and technology. I have read that in times of much change, there tend to be difficulties for people to adjust, exist and live in a healthy way. Adjusting to the various changes in technology, world population and the need for conservation affects all kinds of resources, including freshwater and soil. Most regions have limited depth of surface soil, and when that is lost by water erosion or wind erosion, it can be a serious loss for production. For that reason, trying to produce in the present and conserve the soil for future generations is very important. There can also be problems in preventing or combatting the growth of certain harmful competitive species of weeds. Changes in technology also enable farmers to use safer energy sources.