Distinction as one of the "Top Individual Fundraisers" for Susan G Komen Race for the Cure Houston M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Volunteer - Patient Navigator SWOG Southwest Oncology Group - Breast Committee Patient Advocate NCI/M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - SPORE Grant - Breast Cancer - Patient Advocate National Breast Cancer Coalition - Project LEAD graduate - Susan G Komen Tissue Bank, Indianapolis - Patient Advocate California Breast Cancer Research Program - Patient Advocate International Advocate for Inflammatory Breast Cancer Coalition of Cancer Cooperative Groups - Breast Cancer Patient Advocate
Speaker and presenter at:
AGS Conclaves Featured Speaker at GIA Alumni Association meetings around the US Featured Speaker at Gemological Institute of America-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand -Gemstone Gathering Keynote Speaker at Arkansas Jewelers Association Educational Speaker at JCK Las Vegas Show Society of North American Goldsmiths Austin Community College
Internationally published and internationally cited author in the area of laser cutting of diamond crystals. Internationally published and internationally cited author in the area of Chrysoprase Chalcedony, Queensland Australia Internationally published and internationally cited author in the area of Patient Advocacy
Clients have included: U S Dept of Justice - U S Marshals Service U S Dept of Justice - Drug Enforcement Administration U S Dept of Treasury - Internal Revenue Service Dublin & Columbus, Ohio Police Departments Houston Police Department Precious Metals Squad Various Banks - Loan & Trust Departments Aladdin Shrine Temple
The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting,
maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education,
accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.
The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.
AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of
consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.