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6/11/2013

Derek Flake to be Guest Speaker on "Mental Health Matters" TV Show

Derek Flake, Family and Youth Education Specialist with STEP, Inc., will be the guest speaker, June 11 at 9:00 a.m., on a community service TV show that will air live in West Tennessee on Comcast Channel 31 and UStream.  The show is hosted by Dr. Warren Harper and is entitled “Mental Health Matters”.  Derek will be discussing STEP (Support and Training for Exceptional Parents) and the services they provide to parents.  Be sure to tune in.

Derek is a native Memphian who graduated from Whitehaven High School class of 1992 and is married with three daughters. He continued his post-secondary studies in Organizational Leadership at Union University. Derek has spent most of his adult life working in the Pharmaceuticals industry as well as the hospital direct and indirect patient care environments. Derek and his youngest daughter both have mild von Willibrands which is a bleeding disorder. Derek has been a volunteer for several years working with the local and state Hemophilia chapters. His passion of helping bring awareness and empowerment to families was nurtured due to personal experience of having a child with multiple health concerns. He has spent over ten years volunteering and working in schools, foster care institutions, and with juveniles incarcerated in low to high security facilities that also have disabilities.

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