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Malone University’s next Worldview Forum will focus on family planning

January 10, 2014 | Release # 6800

The Malone University Worldview Forum Series continues Tuesday, January 14, 2014 with the discussion: Family Planning: Ethical Options. The program, scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Johnson Center Chapel, is free and open to the public. The intent of the Worldview Forum Series is to provide the community with an opportunity to practice critical thinking and civil dialogue in the comparison of various worldviews in a professionally moderated, academic environment. It is expected that the forums will help those who attend learn to identify the constituent elements of differing worldviews as well as their implications upon belief and practice.

Proponents include Kellie Johnson, M.D., executive director of Canton Access to Care, and retired OB Thomas & Chiquita Seesan, of Mercy Medical Center. Moderator is Robin Adams-Weber, D.N.P., assistant professor of nursing.

Kellie Johnson is married to Todd. The couple celebrated their 23rd anniversary Dec 29, and have two children: Ben is a junior at Champlain College; Kenzie is a freshman at Belmont University.

Dr. Johnson graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and did her residency training at Akron City Hospital. She is an OB/GYN by training but retired from private practice 12 years ago. Since then she has been involved in improving access to health care for the poor and uninsured first as the physician at the Total Living Center Free Clinic where she practiced general medicine for seven years, and as a board member for Access Health Stark County, where she now serves as executive director.

In addition, she serves as president of the board for TomTod Ideas Inc., board vice president for Girls on the Run Stark County, and coaches the Orchard Hill team.

Chiquita and Tom Seesan are certified Natural Family Planning instructors and have been teaching the Sympto-Termal method of NFP for 28 years. They received their training at the Natural Family Planning Institute of the Diocese of Cleveland and certification from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They currently teach classes in NFP through Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio. The Seesans have been married for 40 years and have raised four children to adulthood. They are the proud grandparents of four of the "most perfect and beautiful grandchildren ever." Tom is a retired administrator of programs for persons with developmental disabilities. Chiquita is a registered nurse and a licensed massage therapist. They live in Massillon where they are members of the St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.

The program will also be available for viewing online.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
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