Novel Coworking Expands National Corporate Accounts Team

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, May 8, 2019 / — Novel Coworking is expanding its National Corporate Accounts Team with the addition of Jamie Lewis, who will serve as National Corporate Accounts Manager. The program will continue to provide a single point of contact for enterprise companies and real estate brokers serving clients with multiple office locations.

Jamie brings 15 years of selling experience in New York City working with everyone from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Jamie began her career working with Dale Carnegie and Zipcar. Her passion for real estate can be traced back to LiquidSpace where she spent significant time working with one mission in mind, to help increase her client's profits.

In addition to providing a single contact for clients with multiple locations, the National Accounts Program streamlines the office search process for corporate clients by offering easy access to Novel Coworking’s network of office suites in more than 20 cities nationwide. Novel Coworking’s 600 to 10,000-square-foot private office suites offer managerial offices along with a kitchen, conference room, and open floor plan space, as well as the flexibility of a 1 to 2-year term at affordable rates. In January, the company debuted its SmartSuites™, technology-enhanced office suites featuring a combination of private offices and collaborative open space, kitchen, conference room, and technologies such as Alexa-enabled sound system and biometric keypad entry.

Pricing for office suites starts at $229 per person per month, well below that of the current global leaders in the coworking space for enterprise companies. Furthermore, Novel Coworking’s all-inclusive pricing covers access to amenity space, all utilities and taxes, security, fiber internet and furniture, prominent lobby display of enterprise client logos, as well as an espresso bar and beer on tap.

About Novel Coworking
Novel Coworking provides fully-furnished, affordable workspace to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and enterprise companies. Novel Coworking members have access to more than 2.4 million square feet of workspace in 32 locations including Alexandria, Boulder, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Nashville, Norfolk, Orlando, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Richmond, San Diego, San Jose, Savannah, and Seattle. For more information, please visit

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Novel Coworking
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2019 DCRO Exemplar Award Winners Annouced by the Directors and Chief Risk Officers' Group

The Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group

International recognition of six individuals – each an exemplar in advancing the best in risk governance practices and service to the profession globally.

The DCRO is pleased to honor these outstanding leaders and hope that this recognition of their work will inspire others to likewise innovate and pursue high ideals as well.”

— David R. Koenig, Founder of the Directors and Chief Risk Officers' group

NORTHFIELD, MN, USA, May 8, 2019 / — The Directors and Chief Risk Officers group (“the DCRO”) announced today that it has recognized the accomplishments and contributions of six individuals – each an exemplar in their dedication to advancing the best in risk governance practices and the connection between better governance and value creation.

DCRO Exemplar Award honorees were chosen based on the key areas of Integrity, Innovation, Leadership, and Service with an emphasis on a long history of, or positive and important changes to, governance and sustainability practices in their work.

“I have worked with each of these individuals and can attest to their commitment to the highest standards of risk governance and service to others,” said David R. Koenig, founder of the DCRO. “We’re pleased to honor them and hope that this recognition of their work will inspire others to likewise innovate and pursue high ideals in this area as well.”

Named as individual DCRO Exemplar Award Winners are:

• Florence Anglès, Switzerland
• Laurie Brooks, United States
• Todd Davies, Australia
• W. Ronald Dietz, United States (posthumous)
• Carol Gray, Canada
• Darlene Halwas, Canada

Florence Anglès, MBA, CAIA, is the Head of Group Risk Management at REYL & Cie in Geneva. Her career work includes positions with at Société Générale (Paris), KPMG Advisory in Brussels, BCV, where she served as head of internal model validation (PD, LGD and EAD), and Deloitte where she served as Senior Manager in charge of risk management for French-speaking Switzerland. Florence is President of Business & Professional Women (BPW) Club Geneva, member du club de lecture du Prix Turgot in Paris and founder of a risk association GIROS in Geneva.

Laurie Brooks is a member of the board of directors of Provident Bank, where she serves on the Compensation and Technology Committees and chairs the Risk Committee. She serves on the Advisory Board for the Enterprise Risk Management Program at North Carolina State University and is secretary to the board of trustees of Ocean Studies Charter School. She is the retired vice president – risk management and chief risk officer for Public Service Enterprise Group and served in senior risk roles at PG&E Corporation, Deloitte & Touche, and Equitable Resources, Inc.

Todd Davies has contributed to better practices in risk leadership and assurance for more than 20 years and currently chairs audit and risk committees across public education, public health, and public transport in Australia. He led the development of KPMG’s global risk-based internal audit methodologies, contributed to global practice guides and advisories for the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), risk oversight guidance by the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and has made significant contributions to DCRO. He was a member of Australia’s governance standards group for listed companies (ASX Corporate Governance Council) and an author and editorial panel member at Risk Management Today. He was recognized as Fellow of both the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for his service and contributions to their respective professions in Australia.

W. Ronald Dietz was the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the W.M. Putnam Company headquartered in Bloomington, IL. He served as Chairman of the Board of the DuPage Children's Museum in Naperville, IL and was a Director of Capital One Financial Corporation, where he was Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Anthem Financial and American Savings Bank of New York in Indianapolis, IN, where he also served on the Board of the Indianapolis Children's Museum. Ron was one of the earliest supporters of the DCRO and the DCRO Qualified Risk Director Guidelines are dedicated in his honor.

Carol Gray, ICD.D has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry including senior executive roles in Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Commercial Banking at CIBC and President Equifax, Canada. Ms. Gray has served on numerous corporate, university and crown corporation boards of directors including Ontario Reality Corporation (Chair), Infrastructure Ontario (Chair of Risk Committee), University of Mount Royal, Trillium Health Centre, T-Bay Tel. Ms. Gray currently serves on the Boards for IFM Investors (Australia), Amex Bank of Canada (Chair of Risk Committee), IPFM (Australia) and Trent University Board of Governors (Canada). She is a member of the Risk Management Association (RMA), Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), and the Directors and Chief Risk Officers (DCRO).

Darlene Halwas, CFA, FRM, ICD.D currently serves on the boards of Canada Development Investment Corporation, the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-Television Services, and Alberta WaterPortal Society. She has almost 30 years work experience, with 15 years focused on leading risk management functions for companies. Her other board service has been on Alberta provincial crowns, private companies, and NFP organizations. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal for her commitment to Canada. In 2014, she became part of the Diversity 50 by the Canadian Board Diversity Council.

Investors, regulators, many other interested parties have come to expect adoption of best practices in governing the risks that organizations take. And, successfully realizing the link between good governance and the creation of value at companies requires integrity, innovation, leadership, and service. This year’s winners join ten other individuals recognized last year, all of whom can be found on the DCRO website at

About the Directors and Chief Risk Officers group – The DCRO is an informal network of more than 2,000 board directors, chief risk officers, and other c-level executives from over 115 countries, whose work involves the governance of risk-taking. Group members develop and share best practices around risk governance across industries and geographical regions. At the core of DCRO work are a series of Guiding Principles developed by collective effort of DCRO Governance Councils. For information about the DCRO, please visit

David R. Koenig
The Directors and Chief Risk Officers Group
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CCHR Says Veterans Deserve Better Than Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and Electroshock

Approximately 20 veterans a day take their own lives, and veterans accounted for 14 percent of all adult suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2016

Approximately 20 veterans a day take their own lives, and veterans accounted for 14 percent of all adult suicide deaths in the U.S. in 2016

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the eradication of abuses committed under the guise of mental health.

CCHR is organizing a protest march to coincide with the 175th Anniversary of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) on May 18 in San Francisco.

We want Cabinet Task Force, PREVENTS (President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and the National Tragedy of Suicide), to look at the role of psychiatric drugs and electroshock treatment in each suicide.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, May 8, 2019 / — With veteran and service member suicides on the increase, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is organizing a protest march to coincide with the 175th Anniversary of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) on May 18 in San Francisco. CCHR says that the drugs recommended to treat combat stress, opioid addiction and alcohol abuse may be contributing to increased suicides and should be investigated and certainly warrants federal investigation.

The Department of Veterans Affairs also reports hundreds of veterans are given electroshock treatment (ECT) every year. [1] The numbers of vets reported being electroshocked do not include those being given ECT in private or non-contracting VA institutions. [2] In 2008 there were at least 75 locations in the VA medical centers network that delivered electroshock. [3] By October 2015, this had almost doubled, with 140 of the VHA’s facilities—approximately 49 percent—delivering ECT to patients, on both an inpatient and outpatient basis.

CCHR wants the Cabinet Task Force, PREVENTS (President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and the National Tragedy of Suicide), to look at the potential role of psychiatric drugs and electroshock treatment in each suicide. [4] A Texas ECT Annual Report recorded that of six deaths occurring shortly after ECT administration, four were suicide. [5]

CCHR says any psychotropic and electroshock treatment administered veterans and servicemen should be recorded even if ceased months before their deaths. In recent years, The New York Times, The New Yorker and medical experts have reported that withdrawal effects from antidepressants can last months and even years. [6]

Manhattan-based psychiatrist Kelly Brogan concurs. She points to a study published in the International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine that analyzed antidepressant withdrawal, found the mean duration of withdrawal symptoms in those discontinuing SNRI antidepressants was 50.8 weeks—almost a full year. The withdrawal time for SSRI antidepressants persisted nearly twice as long—more than 90 weeks. Neurological symptoms during withdrawal can include “brain zaps”— a sensation resembling an electric shock inside the head. [7]

Sen. Jon Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, has promised accountability for the VA’s mental health and suicide prevention outreach efforts and said there needs to be more money invested into complimentary therapies. [8] Dr. Bart Billings, a retired Colonel and Medical Service Corps Officer in the U.S. Army would agree, given what he sees as the failure of conventional psychiatric treatment. The surge of psychotropic prescriptions in the military and veteran affairs since 2005 "coincides with the gradual increase, to this day, of suicides in the military. I feel there's a direct relationship," Billings said. [9]

Rates of suicide are highest among younger veterans, ages 18–34. [10] Of 100,000 veterans aged 18-34, 45 committed suicide in 2016. [11] U.S. Pharmacist reports that “The FDA has identified medications and drug classes with increased suicidality, designating them with black box warnings (BBWs). Addition of such medications to a veteran’s drug regimen can further potentiate the risk of suicide.” It also warns that the FDA has identified over 125 drugs, including antidepressants, for potential increased risk of suicidal ideation and behavior. [12]

Antidepressants and antipsychotics play a pivotal role in treating veterans with PTSD and depression and U.S. Pharmacist said it is crucial to recognize the potential risks associated with these drugs, especially in younger veterans. This is particularly so because of mania or aggression linked to antidepressants that “can subsequently lead to self-harm.” [13]

Despite years of reporting a high suicide rate, in June 2018, the VA claimed the average daily number of veteran suicides included deaths of active-duty service members and members of the National Guard and Reserve, not just veterans. Based on 2005-2015 statistics, a VA report revealed there were 6,132 veterans and 1,387 service members who died by suicide in one year. [14]

In 2009, the VA Medical Centers with the highest numbers of people electroshocked (30 or more people) were San Juan, Omaha, North Chicago, Kansas City, and San Antonio. [15]

The potential harm to veterans was born out also in a Wall Street Journal expose on psychiatrists having lobotomized 1,930 veterans during and after WWII, according to records unearthed by the newspaper. The surgery, hidden from public view, left the vets “little more than overgrown children, unable to care for themselves.” [16]

CCHR is organizing the march, which starts at 1 p.m. from Embarcadero Plaza, corner Market St & Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105 on May 18. All veterans and their family members are invited to attend. To confirm attending, email

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit,

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[4] “Trump creates task force to combat veteran suicide,” x`, 5 Mar. 2019,
[5] Texas Department of State Health Services. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Reports, FY 2014 ECT Annual Report, page 1,
[6] “The Challenge of Going off Psychiatric Drugs,” The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2019, “Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Cannot Quit,” The New York Times, 7 Apr. 2018,
[8] “Trump creates task force to combat veteran suicide,” x`, 5 Mar. 2019,
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[13] Ibid.
[16] “The Lobotomy Files: Forgotten Soldiers, “ Wall Street Journal,

Diane Stein
Citizens Commission on Human Rights of Florida
(727) 422-8820
email us here

Psychiatry in the Military: The Hidden Enemy—Full Documentary

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Building A Bridge Between Companies, Employees And Clients With Social Media

Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane Technologies, Inc

Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane Technologies, Inc

Tim Moxey, founder of botanicaGLOBAL

Tim Moxey, founder of botanicaGLOBAL

Closing the gap between companies and people with social media

The best thing any CEO or founder can do to support their employees is to establish a mission and communicate a vision that engages everyone”

— Tim Moxey, founder of botanicaGLOBAL

GREENWICH, CT, USA, May 8, 2019 / — Fotis Georgiadis, owner of the blog by his namesake, is a branding and image consultant specialist with a robust background and is a visionary interviewer. With a knack for pulling out a well rounded interview, not only covering cutting edge technologies and corporate directions, but also bringing out the personal side of the interviewee.

In this world of fast interactions with limited recollection, it is up to companies and individuals to create that lasting impression from the start. Social Media is a fantastic tool to do this because it is part of the ‘fast interactions’ world. By using it correctly, companies and individuals can create a lasting impression on their followers. Fotis Georgiadis helps companies and individuals use Social Media the right way, to generate a strong follower base.

Earlier this week, Fotis Georgiadis interviewed Tim Moxey, founder of botanicaGLOBAL, and discussed how strong lines of communication between management and their employees is key to being successful, even more so in the CBD industry. Here is an excerpt from this interview:

“The best thing any CEO or founder can do to support their employees is to establish a mission and communicate a vision that engages everyone. This industry is being driven by the people on the ground, the people making our products, getting it packaged, and driving it out to shops. They need to recognize that they are out on the cutting edge of a brand new industry and I do everything I can to make sure we remind every employee we have of this as often as possible.” commented Tim Moxey.

Just like with anything, there is a learning curve, requires constant attention and adjustments. A perfect analogy can be found further in the interview with Tim Moxey, where they discuss the cannabis industry and how constant communication and ‘staying up to date’ is critical to success:

“Can you share your “5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Started Leading a Cannabis Business”? Please share a story or example for each.

Get good people on your team! As we have grown, having a core group of people in place who are dedicated to our mission and can provide a wide range of experiences to draw on has been key to moving us forward. We try very hard to bring in people to balance out our team and knowledge to create a really dynamic working environment.
Always continue iterating. Some of our best products or brands are the result of constant iteration. Mr. Moxey’s Mints were the first cannabis mints to market and the first mint looked and tasted almost nothing like the current mint because we have iterated, iterated, iterated to get to a product that we are incredibly proud of and that has resonated with people around the country.
Embrace the unknown. This industry changes on an almost hourly basis. You have to be prepared to venture into the unknown and be comfortable with not always knowing how things will turn out. That uncertainty can be stressful to some, myself included, but there is also some value in it. There are so many unknowns still as we find our way and, although that is a source of stress for many of us, we also understand it can help push us to open up doors we otherwise considered closed.” The rest of the interview can be read on Fotis Georgiadis’ website.

The cannabis market has benefited greatly from Social Media. There is a stigma associated with cannabis, due to decades of prohibition, that social media is rewriting. Helping this change is Fotis Georgiadis and his interviews and social media work.

In an interview with Socrates Rosenfeld, CEO of Jane Technologies, Inc, Fotis Georgiadis gets a clear view of this stigma and how first hand use of cannabis inspired Socrates Rosenfeld to create An portion of the interview is included here:

“Can you share with us the story of what first introduced you into this business or helped you get interested in the business?

A: I was first introduced to cannabis after I left the Army. Like millions of other veterans, I found the transition from soldier to civilian to be more challenging than expected. I found it difficult to bring down my intensity levels, and at the age of 29, I consumed cannabis for the first time. Cannabis brought me the sense of presence to find balance and to reconnect with my own self again.

At the time I was attending graduate school at MIT, cannabis was not yet legal in the state of Massachusetts — even for medical purposes. Knowing for myself the benefits of this plant, I believed strongly that technology could be the bridge that connected the people in need to the people cultivating, producing, and selling quality products.

Within a year of graduating, I had dreamt up what that software would look like. My brother (who is also an MIT alum) just so happened to know exactly how to execute that dream and was born.” replied Socrates Rosenfeld during the interview.

Communication is what lead to the success of both these individuals and social media is what continues to turn the cannabis sentiment around. The power of social media has rallied the population and pushed the government to ease regulations. This same power is building companies and creating strong ties to their clients.

About Fotis Georgiadis
Fotis Georgiadis is the founder of DigitalDayLab. Fotis Georgiadis is a serial entrepreneur with offices in both Malibu and New York City. He has expertise in marketing, branding and mergers & acquisitions. Fotis Georgiadis is also an accomplished VC who has successfully concluded five exits. Fotis Georgiadis is also a contributor to Authority Magazine, Thrive Global & several others.

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