Dr. Tim Hatfield is professor and chair emeritus of the counselor education department at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. He taught the department's popular stress management course since 1980, and has been a frequent speaker, presenter and trainer around the country on stress, burnout, wellness and faculty vitality issues. His work has included a major stress management website that reflects the integration of many of the major concepts that he has introduced to his students, colleagues, and workshop participants over the years.
Dr. JoAnne Owens-Nauslar has spent forty-five years promoting the benefits of healthy active living and is considered one of the nation’s most vocal personalities on issues of physical activity, energy and the power of positive thinking.
Owens-Nauslar has been described as past president of almost everything, including three national organizations, two regional organizations, a multitude of state organizations, Trinity Chapel Church Council, The On Deck Circle, and The Husker Athletic Fund, to name a few. She has taught at all levels and was the state director for comprehensive health and physical education at the Nebraska Department of Education for 19 years, director of professional development for the American School Health Association for nine years, and in 2004 joined joined corporate America in speaking and promotional roles.
Owens-Nauslar is a distinguished alumna of Chadron State College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and was an inaugural inductee in 2013 in the Newcastle (Wyo.) High School Hall of Fame.
Leadership Seminar participants will have opportunities to laugh, learn, network and share while being reminded of the necessary ingredients for a healthier, happier you and a healthy and more active America. Owens-Nauslar believes we must “Secure Our Own Mask, FIRST!” if we are to be “Fit to Lead!”
Dr. Frank Tracz is Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Kansas State University. At K-State he coordinates undergraduate and graduate conducting activities, teaches classes in music education, and administers and guides all aspects of the K-State band program. Under his direction the Wind Ensemble has performed at the Kansas Music Educators Association Conference, the MENC National Conference, A CBDNA regional Conference, as well as regional and international tours. Under his direction, the “Pride of Wildcat Land” Marching Band has enjoyed the privilege of traveling to nationally acclaimed bowl games in support of the University. Tracz received the Doctor of Philosophy (music education) from The Ohio State University, a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University. Tracz has several years experience teaching in the public schools of Ohio and Wisconsin. He has also served as Assistant Director of Bands at Syracuse University and Director of Bands at Morehead State University. He has served as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor for all-state and honor bands across the nation, as well as in Canada and Singapore. Dr. Tracz is on the Faculty Board for the Conn-Selmer Institute, as well as a past member of the Music Education Journal Editorial Board and is a contributor to the series Teaching Music Through Performance in Band. His Honors include Stamey Award for Outstanding Teaching, Kansas Bandmasters Outstanding Director Award, named a Lowell Mason Fellow, Wildcat Pride Alumni Award, Paula Crider Outstanding Band Director Award and election to the prestigious American Bandmasters Association. Tracz was elected to the Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Fraternity in April 2015 for academic and scholarly achievements. This past December the Kansas State University Marching band was awarded the prestigious Sudler Trophy from the John Philip Sousa Foundation for excellence, contribution, and innovation in marching band.