Barry Hummel., Jr., MD, FAAP Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Dr. Hummel’s career has been based on the belief that there are more effective means to provide medical information than office-based, one-on-one contact with patients.
After completing his Pediatric training at the University of North Carolina Hospitals, Dr. Hummel moved to Los Angeles and started MediCinema Enterprises, a company specializing in medical support services for the entertainment industry.
Through his work in the film industry, Dr. Hummel became the Research Coordinator for the Blue Planet Marine Research Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by James Cameron. In addition to his research responsibilities, Dr. Hummel edited and published the organization’s newsletter and produced several documentaries about the work of the foundation.
For family reasons, Dr. Hummel relocated to Florida in 2005. Since that time, he has used his skills to tackle one of the biggest public health problems in the United States: tobacco addiction. He is the co-founder of QuitDoc Foundation, and, as the group’s only Pediatrician, he has been instrumental in developing tobacco awareness and prevention programs for children and teenagers in Florida.
Kirk G. Voelker, MD, FCCP Director of Chronic Disease Prevention & Co-Founder
Dr. Voelker has been practicing Pulmonology and Critical Care Medicine in Sarasota, Florida since 1995. He has spent this time fighting the ravages of smoking, COPD, emphysema, and lung cancer in his patients. Through his work, Dr Voelker has pioneered methods for early lung cancer detection and treatment and teaches these techniques to doctors from around the country. He is the director of the Doctor's Hospital Pulmonary and Critical Care Department, and serves on numerous committees at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is board certified in internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary medicine and is listed in "Who's Who" in medicine.
He is currently dedicating his efforts to eradicating lung disease by helping smokers become ex-smokers.
Valerie joined the Quit Doc Foundation in 2008 bringing with her over 30 years of experience in non-profit administration, process and outcome analysis, and program development. A result orientated self-starter, she thrives on challenges and works hard to ensure excellent results through cohesive team management and organizational goal setting. As a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and Certified Health Educator, Valerie offers a variety of educational workshops for individual and group settings. As an active member of numerous organizations, Valerie advocates for legislation that protects Florida’s youth from the predatory practices of the tobacco industry. She serves on the Board of Directors of numerous profit and non-profit organizations, and is an alumnus of the Governors Mentoring Initiative, Service Leadership Florida, and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce’s LEADERship Program. Valerie stays on the cutting edge of understanding the issues affecting Florida residents and is a dedicated public speaker with a passion towards helping communities builds safe environments that promote the healthy development of children and youth.
Steve “Oscar” Moore
Steve Moore has been in character animation since 1985. After training at the California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, California, Steve began his award-winning career, working as a character designer, storyboard artist, and director. In 1997, his animated short Redux Riding Hood was nominated for an Academy Award. He was also nominated for an Emmy Award for directing the television special Olive, The Other Reindeer. He has also won numerous film festival awards for his animated short, The Indescribable Nth. Steve currently runs his own independent production company, Moore Studios, based in New Jersey. He brings his years of experience to QuitDoc Foundation to help develop our media content, including public service announcements.