eighth Annual Pro-Life Science and Technology Conference

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Engineers Club - 110 E. Monument Avenue - Dayton, OH 45402

All biographies current at time of conference.

Rev. Mr. Royce Winters

Director, Office of African American Catholic Activities, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Choosing Life While Living in the Valley of the Shadow of Death


Royce Winters was ordained as a permanent deacon in 1998 has served as Director of the Office of African American Catholic Ministries for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati since October 2005. He also serves as the Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation at the Church of the Resurrection in Cincinnati. Before his archdiocese assignment, Deacon Winters was a member of the Cincinnati Police Department for over 25 years in various assignments. He is the owner and operator of Polygraph Network as a forensic psycho-physiologist for various in-patient sex offender treatment agencies in Hamilton, Butler and Montgomery Counties. Deacon Winters has been married to Rita Winters for thirty-five years and they have three children and two grandchildren.

Rev. David J. Endres, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Church History & Historical Theology, Mount St. Mary's Seminary/Athenaeum of Ohio

It's a Sin Not to Do It: The Dangers of Worldwide Population Decline


Father David Endres was ordained to the priesthood in 2009 for service in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. He has served as chaplain and religion teacher at Fenwick High School, Middletown, where he taught courses in Catholic Social Teaching including life and family issues. He is currently assistant professor of church history and historical theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary/Athenaeum of Ohio in Cincinnati. He holds a doctoral degree from the School of Theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Michael Rose

Teaching Frankenstein & Brave New World in the Context of Contemporary Bio-technology and Medical Experimentation (Awarded best presentation)


Michael Rose teaches Honors British Literature at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati and directs the school's annual England & Scotland Academic Travel Program. He is also Associate Editor of New Oxford Review. As a journalist and essayist, he has published six books and dozens of articles, many on pro-life issues, in venues such asThe Wall Street Journal, Catholic World Report,New York Newsday, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, and the Dallas Morning News. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati and his Master's degree in Literary Arts from Brown University. He has taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels in Ohio and Rhode Island. His current British Literature curriculum includes a quarter-long study of rhetoric and research writing through a reading of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, along with related contemporary readings on bio-technology, bio-ethics, and medical experimentation.

Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, Ph.D., FAAP

Artificial Nutrition and Hydration in Children: Why Feeding (Still) Matters


Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Community Health and Pediatrics at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He received his MD from The Ohio State University, an MA in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University, and a PhD in Bioethics from Georgetown University. He is the Chairman of the Dayton Children’s Medical Center Ethics Committee, a Regional Director of the Catholic Medical Association, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His interests include philosophical and clinical bioethics; pediatric ethics; and medical ethics education.

Maureen McDaniel

Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Impact of Ultrasound on the Abortion-Minded Patient

Maureen McDaniel graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Health Professions with a concentration in Medical Sonography from Kettering College of Medical Arts. She received a Masters in Education from the University of Rio Grande. Maureen is registered in Abdomen, Ob/gyn, Cardiac, and Vascular Ultrasound. She worked in the perinatal center at Bethesda North Hospital. She currently teaches sonography at the University of Cincinnati in the Advanced Medical Imaging Technology Program as well as working as a sonographer for a doctor in Cincinnati. She volunteers as a sonographer for a Pregnancy Center as well. Maureen in involved with the FETCH/Lab at the University and has been able to scan all kinds of creatures from cows, to rhinos, to phythons. She is published in the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, serves on the Educators Committee for the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, and is the Executive Director of the Ohio Medical Ultrasound Society.

Rev. Larry Gearhart

Life or Death? Medical and Moral Ambiguity and the Dignity of the Human Person


Father Larry Gearhart is the pastor of two small country parishes in Champaign County, Ohio: St Michael’s in Mechanicsburg and Immaculate Conception in North Lewisburg. Prior to that, he served as associate pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes in Cincinnati and St Albert the Great in Kettering. Before entering Mt St Mary’s Seminary in 1997 he was a systems engineer for TRW. He has a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Fr Larry is deeply interested in foundational issues in the Catholic faith.

Dennis Michael Sullivan, MD

Center of Bioethics, Cedarville University

Changing Horizons of Stem Cell Research


Dr. Sullivan is a Professor of Biology at Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio, where he teaches human biology and bioethics. He received his M.D. from Case Western Reserve and an MA in bioethics from Trinity Graduate College.

Dr Sullivan served in the U.S. Army as a staff surgeon at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He and his family served for twelve years as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions, in Haiti and the Central African Republic. A major civil conflict in C.A.R. in 1996 forced a return to the United States. Dr. Sullivan then joined the biology faculty at Cedarville University where he is now Director of the Center for Bioethics.

He is a member of the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical Association, the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He has authored numerous articles in Ethics and Medicine and other journals. He continues to travel, and has conducted two short-term medical mission trips to Africa and two teaching tours of medical schools in Vietnam.

He and his wife Barbara live in Beavercreek, Ohio. They have three daughters.

John W. O'Neill

Design Engineer, Emerson Climate Technologies

Webmaster, Pro-Life Science & Technology Conference

Building a Website Using Joomla!


John O'Neill graduated from GMI Engineering & Management Institute in Flint, MI in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2004, he entered Mt. St. Mary's Seminary of the West in Cincinnati, but later realized this was not God's calling for him. John has served as Chairman of the Board of Dayton Right to Life and currently serves on the boards of Peter's Pense Religious Library and CatholicHistory.net, as well as on the planning committee for the Pro-Life Science & Technology Conference. He resides in Sidney where he is a Design Engineer at Emerson Climate Technologies.