Meghan Fialkoff - Personal Bio:
Meghan Fialkoff, Event Producer, Artist & Humanitarian, founded The Americas Chapter of the non-profit, Foundation for a Drug Free World in 2006 with her father, Dr. Bernard Fialkoff upon graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park. Beginning with the mission to reach all of NYC schools with the drug-free, healthy living and dream-making message, the chapter spread like wildfire throughout the entirety of New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut and subsequently into Central America where she co-directs chapters in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and French Guiana. Through her role as Executive Director of The Americas Chapter of Drug Free World, she has produced and / or presented at more than 1800 events, garnered partnerships with the Miss New York Organization, Miss CT USA, Miss Teen Ohio, Miss Delaware, and Ms. New Jersey, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office, New York Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioids, among 100's of other partnerships; presented and rang the Opening Bell at Nasdaq, live in Times Square and featured on Bloomberg, Live FOX, CNBC and BNN; coordinated annual floats at the NYC Puerto Rican Day Parade, “Truth About Drugs” concerts, events with the NFL Alumni Association and annual conventions at the United Nations. She has traveled around the world as a keynote speaker, delivering nearly 100 events in Budapest, Tokyo, Colombia, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, Vancouver and the UK, as well as throughout USA in more than 18 states. She garnered a partnership with the New York City Police Department, organizing trainings for more than 5000 officers. Through her direction, the chapter has received more than 40 proclamations and government recognitions from Senators, Congressmen and others on a state and federal level. She created and manages the annual Drug Free Heroes Awards Gala, now in its thirteenth year, having recognized more than 125 community leaders at its annual event. She developed the Drug Free World Ambassador program and has inducted celebrity, government, and other leaders and influencers. She has cultivated partnerships with the Harlem Wizards and Harlem Globetrotters; arranged sponsorship events with the Super Bowl, NFL Draft and NBA Draft; produced events with LL Cool J and his Jump and Ball Community Camp, “Dr. J” Julius Erving Golf Classics Event, at New York Fashion Week among others. A TV episode of the series "Voices for Humanity" featured Meghan and her work throughout the USA and internationally. Meghan was presented an Honorary Doctorate Degree as "Doctor of Humanitarian" by the Midwest Theological University for her extensive humanitarian work. Meghan also runs two other non profits, a monthly medical CE group, has organized medical humanitarian missions to Cuba and is an actress having appeared on numerous commercials and shorts films. She is bicoastal, living in Los Angeles and New York, with her husband and her Shiba Inu named Misha.
Meghan Fialkoff - Public Relations Services Bio:
Meghan started her Public Relations career as a Public Relations representative for Redman Communications in Bethesda, Maryland working directly with the media on product placement on the local news, newspapers and various outlets, press release writing, coordinating publications and photography placement for clients and specializing in various other PR services. In 2006, Meghan took on the role as Director of Public Relations for two international charities, Foundation for a Drug Free World and Youth for Human Rights. Overall, Meghan organized, planned and managed more than 450 events in the New York areas. These events included: charity galas, fundraisers, dinners, tours, press conferences, concerts, summits at the United Nations, conferences, symposiums, release parties, staged readings, radio shows, foreign presentations and official meetings, exhibits, photographic exhibits, rallies, marches, breakfasts/luncheons, and numerous other event productions. During her tenure as PR director as these charities, she also worked with celebrity/entertainment endorsement and hosting, as well as presented at public events to audiences of several hundred on more than 100 occasions. Her public relations work has been covered in such publications as the New York Daily News, Bayside Times, Whitestone Times, ADA National Newsletter, Harlem World, Bronx Times and others. Since founding Meghan Fialkoff Event Productions, she has also expanded her work into social media and web page copy, coordination and promotion. She planned a humanitarian medical trip to Havana, Cuba for a NY dental educational group, and has done event/public relations consulting with such organizations as: US Census Bureau, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Israeli Artists United, Fight for Kids, 3i Implant Symposium, Puerto Rico Dental Society, Spanish American Medical Dental Society, Actress Dana Berger, Author Services, NY Rescue Workers Detox Project, UN Society of Writers, HI Construction Corp and the Hippodrome Foundation. She has conducted PR consulting for Theatre including the Off-Broadway play "Poor of New York." Meghan still works with YFHR and FDFW charities as NY Director on a charitable basis. She also is on the board as Event Consultant for iVolunteer and Event Core Committe for JCorps and is an ongoing contributor to the Alpha Epsilon Phi Foundation of which she is a member of the national sisterhood/organization. Meghan graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Public Relations from the University of Maryland.