#EdenGordonMedia #Women of #Influence to feature these powerful leaders this week, July 24-26 2017. Joyce Im Bartholomew and Melanie Collette will kick off the week with SiriusXM, Patriot Tonight and Thunder Thunder Country.

About Melanie Collette: 

Melanie Collette has worked as Business Technology Teacher and an Adjunct Professor at Rowan University for the past few years. Holding a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Master’s in Public Administration, and currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Administration, Melanie has ensured that she is well-informed on public policy standards and
trends.

Melanie’s political career began in 2011 when started volunteering on a local campaign in varying capacities including campaign treasurer, social media manager, and call center manager. During the 2016 election cycle, Melanie served as one of New Jersey’s six Vice Chairs on the Marco Rubio campaign and was appointed as to the electoral slate in New Jersey for President Trump. Melanie currently serves as 1st Vice President of the New Jersey Federation of Republican Women.

In addition to her political and academic activities, Melanie is a contributing writer for The Horn News and PolitiChicks. Melanie also hosts her own internet radio show, “MoneyTalk with Melanie” on SHR Media and High Plains Pundit Talk Radio.

About Joyce Im Bartholomew: A conservative Christian from the greater Los Angeles area of California, who was singing and performing on stage since the age of eight years old. Her parents are South Korean immigrants and she grew up being heavily influenced by Hollywood. Joyce studied in Chicago, where she met and married her husband of many many years. She also became a professional stage, film, and TV union performer in Toronto, Canada.

Following her professional career in Toronto she recorded her debut album in Nashville. Joyce is a Christian Recording and YouTube artist with more than 14 million views total for her hits What Was Your Name, Fight For Your Marriage and new release Please Forgive Me. Joyce is a national advocate for Pro-Life ministries. For more than 9 years Joyce has focused on engaging the culture, serving in compassionate care ministry and fighting for the lives of the unborn.

Joyce and her family live in Naples, Florida. She and her husband Doug are the parents of two teenagers and their two dogs including two chinchillas whom also occupy the home.

About Andi BuergerAndi Buerger is an international speaker, corporate trainer, educator (junior/senior high; college),
business owner, writer, media talent, public relations and marketing consultant, nonprofit executive, and community ambassador.

Andi’s work ethic earned favor early on with CEO’s of such Fortune 500 companies as ABC Worldwide Video Distribution, Multnomah Publishers (where she was a Senior Publicist for authors such as Thomas Kinkade, Russell Cronkhite, Randy Alcorn, and Kim Meeder), TDM/McGraw-Hill, New Vision International, Disneyland Resort and Hotel (Anaheim, CA), Eagle Crest Resorts/JELD-WEN, and more. Andi has engaged in community leadership to promote better living for those less fortunate and fundraising for organizations helping individuals with specific needs. These entities include Habitat for Humanity (Board Member), United Way, Childhelp USA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Kiwanis, Rotary, Lions Club, Soroptimists International, Stonecroft Ministries International, Special Olympics, and multiple Chamber of Commerces (Board Member). Andi also has extensive network marketing tenure with ACN and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Currently the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Beulah’s Place, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing temporary shelter services to at-risk homeless teen boys and girls, Andi is in the process of locating a permanent facility in which to rescue and house more at-risk teens. She and her husband, Ed, have been married for 17 years. They live with their very spoiled golden retriever, Dusti, in beautiful Central Oregon. Andi and her husband are involved in church activities and enjoy traveling to Andi’s speaking engagements and other places of interest as often as possible.

About Michele Rigby Assad: Michele Rigby Assad is a former undercover officer in the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s Directorate of Operations. Trained as a counterterrorism specialist, Michele served her country for ten years, working in Iraq and other secret Middle Eastern locations.

Upon retirement from active service, Michele and her husband Joseph (also a former agent) joined a group of Americans who wished to aid persecuted Christians. Their efforts resulted in the evacuation of a group from northern Iraq that was featured on ABC’s 20/20 in December 2015.

Michele holds a master’s degree in Contemporary Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Today she serves as an international security consultant, splitting her time between the Middle East, Florida, and Washington, D.C.