Hilary Topper

Hilary Topper is the CEO of HJMT Public Relations (http://www.hjmt.com).  She formed the firm 1992. Before that, she has worked at top public relations agencies in NYC. She was also the Director of Public Relations and Development for two non-profit organizations in New York City and Queens.

She is also the chief curator of HJMT Media Company, LLC, where she writes for two blogs – http://www.NYLifestyleBlog.com and http://www.ATriathletesDiary.com. Both blogs get more than 50,000 unique visitors a month. Her weekly podcast, which has been running since 2011, is called http://www.HilaryTopperonAir.com.

In addition to this, Hilary Topper just published her second book, Branding in a Digital World, which offers small business owners an opportunity to grow their businesses through digital media. This is Topper’s second book. Her first, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Social Media, but were afraid to ask… Building Your Business Using Consumer Generated Media was published in 2009.

Topper started a virtual triathlon team called http://www.WeRTriathletes.com, with members from around the globe in 2017. In addition to WeRTriathletes, Hilary Topper is a program director for Galloway Long Island and teaches the run/walk method every Saturday. Topper is a USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach.

Hilary Topper is an Adjunct Professor at Hofstra University where she teaches courses in digital communication, PR tools, and persuasive presentation for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Hilary has received numerous awards and honors for her accomplishments throughout the years from the Brava! Awards, PRWeek, Newsday, The Community Awards, International Association of Business Communicators. Long Island Business News, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, DiversityBusiness.com, and The Stevie Awards.

Hilary received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hunter College and her Master’s in Public Administration from Baruch College.

Special Chef Gerry Cooney

In the wild and wicked world of boxing, Gerry Cooney is a rarity: a fighter who has enjoyed success in and out of the ring. As a world-class heavyweight, Cooney advanced to number-one contender. In 1982, he challenged Larry Holmes in one of the most anticipated title fights in history. As a businessman, Cooney has promoted championship boxing shows, owned share of several minor league baseball teams, and founded F.I.S.T. (the Fighters’ Initiative for Support and Training), a non-profit organization which helped boxers make the transition from the ring to the real world by providing job readiness, training, and career assistance.

William Donnelly

William Donnelly, RPh, serves as Vice President of Pharmacy Operations for Total Care RX, an independently owned, specialty pharmacy that approaches healthcare from a progessive angle. Licensed to practice pharmacy since 1995 and dedicated to hospital and community practice for more than 15 years, William is deeply dynamic and forward thinking, leading Total Care to personalized service combined with the resources typically found in a nationwide chain.

The drive for personalized service stems from William’s method for working with critical care patients, including HIV and AIDS patients, that began in the late 1990s and early 2000s. These subjects, often living in economically challenged areas, required hands-on care that included home visits to ensure they were taking their prescription medications. Meanwhile, William also took it upon himself to establish whether or not they kept their doctor appointments and if they were living in a safe, healthy environment. This highly rewarding time in his life has influenced William to this day, forever solidifying his dedication to the real people and patients tied to each prescription.

And it’s with this mindset that William has helped to guide Total Care RX. In recent years, William is most proud of the pharmacy’s allegiance with the Department of Health’s AIDS Advisory Council, which saw the pharmacy work to achieve a certified peer advocacy program for HIV clients. William also notes that during his tenure with Total Care, the pharmacy received two accreditations—URAC and ACHC, both of which are extremely difficult to achieve in the pharmaceutical space.