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OVI Children's Hospital (OVI) 1st Annual Global Impact Conference is organized by Ovi & Violet International and will be held from October 26 - 27, 2018 at Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Orlando, Florida, United States of America.

This event is for both medical and non-medical individuals with a passion for bringing hope and life-saving treatment to the critically ill, orphaned, and abandoned children across the world.  


Featured Speakers




Melody Garcia is an International Best- Selling Author, Award Winning Speaker, Thought Leader, Writer, Media Personality Transformational Coach & Humanitarian. She also has over 20 years in corporate leadership, sales and building winning teams.

She hosts her own TV show “Melody in Motion” with Manila Up Tv show viewed globally. Melody also founded the 14th Congressional Action Team in the US for UNICEF, based in Orlando Florida knowns as UNICEF Unite representing 190 countries in global advocacy platforms.

Melody is a powerful moving keynote speaker who has recently shared the stage with Les Brown, United States of Women sharing platforms with women of Influence such as Former 1st Lady Michelle Obama, Jane Fonda, Tanara Burke and more.

All that Melody is involved with has one focus , “ purpose over position” fueled by faith walk and the 4 cornerstones: Ignite, Inspire, Influence and Impact for generational legacies.



Amy Hehre is a US Certified Physician Assistant, Kenyan Clinical Officer, CEO, and Founder at OVI Children's Hospital--a 24/7 medical facility offering free, life-saving treatment to critically ill orphans and abandoned children across Sub-Saharan Africa .

She currently serves full-time in Suna Migori, Kenya with her husband an co-founder Rob and their two children Moses and Lily. Apart from her time in Kenya, Amy has traveled to nearly 40 countries to serve, share, and simply indulge in the diversity of culture and experience.

Amy is a pediatric oncology enthusiast, orphan advocate, and global visionary with a passion for helping others achieve their largest goals.

Above all else, Amy is committed to investing in the lives of the orphaned and destitute. To offer the hope of health, love, and purpose to children who would otherwise have no access to care.



Ajay Gupta is an International speaker and corporate trainer, having spoken in front of up to 10,000 individuals at one time. He has consulted with fortune 500 companies, executives and professionals. Ajay’s passion is to bring clarity to people’s lives through his inspiring and thought provoking keynote presentations and was the premier speaker and trainer with Anthony Robbins for four years with over 1000 presentations that have inspired so many people in various professions.

Ajay Gupta’s passion is to make a difference in people’s lives. He truly believes in the secret to living is giving and has a heart of gold. His mission is to inspire people to love themselves so they have the ability to love others on a more deeper level. Ajay Gupta has had the privilege to travel the World many times, he has visited over 45 countries, he loves to experience new cultures and environments so he can share those experiences with people around him.

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Candice shares inspiration and faith, as the host of her own show on a variety of Christian networks entitled “Life Flow with Candice Cruz”. She is also a women’s advocate working with young women who are survivors of Human Trafficking and Domestic Abuse through her nonprofit, Hands Off, Inc.

Candice helps secure crucial funding for non-profit organizations through her program HUES, an outreach that assists charitable organizations working with women and children through education, rehabilitation, and health services.

She is the founder of BUtiful by Candice® a cosmetic line recently featured in the Los Angeles Time. The company has launched internationally into Brazil and Canada. Candice is now working to employ survivors giving them another chance to re-enter society with future and hope.

Candice has been the recipient of multiple international awards and received a White House invitation and Letter of Recognition from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for her work and dedication of Survivors of Human Trafficking.



Rebekah Beresford is a Special Educator certified to teach K5-12th grade moderate to severe disabilities and students with moderate- severe behavior disorders.

She has taught a wide range of students overseas in tribal and orphan care settings.

Her experiences have given her insight and understanding for the approach and posture of care that all children with disabilities, regardless of their location need.



David Shipman is a former Ringmaster for Ringling Bros and Barnum and Bailey Circus. In his time there, he helped build a show that could fit into children’s hospitals for kids who weren’t physcially able to make it out to the circus. He found a way to bring the circus to them. Every week for 3 years, he preformed this show in a different hospital around the country; giving children who spent their days being sick the chance to just be kids and have fun.

Two weeks after his time with Ringling ended, he chose to travel to volunteer at a small village in Uganda. His first time out of the country! He spent every day for several months working with the 140 children at the Home Again Orphanage and raised funds for their protection. He’s currently working on continued projects to provide comfort and resources for these deserving children.

David is currently on a national tour with the organization ‘All For Kidz’ that brings motivational speeches to kids in elementary schools around the country with a message that centers around kids in Kenya. It speaks on inclusions, kindness, and anti-bullying and donated proceeds go towards building wells and supporting local artists in Kenya.

With nearly 10 years of experience in working with vulnerable children, David’s life’s purpose is to provide support, make sure each child knows that they are important and loved, and uplift kids who are in the most desperate of situations.

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Dr. Wendi Wardlaw is the owner of the award winning, Stoneybrook Dental in Winter Garden, Fl. She is the founder/president of Inspired Purpose, Inc a non-profit serving through education and dental missions both locally and abroad. She’s heard 6 days/week as DrWendiDDS, “A Healthy Mouth is a Healthy You®” educating on the largest access to the internal body and its systemic health connections. Dr. Wendi Wardlaw is a sought-after speaker and trainer as an Executive Director on the John Maxwell Team, motivating, coaching and growing teams.

Through Inspired Purpose, Dr. Wendi is a missionary serving in Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Albania, and Jamaica. Along with local outreach efforts, Dr. Wendi walks out her Inspired Purpose with love. She attributes God’s Grace to every step taken and those moving forward. Featured in several magazines as one of Orlando’s top dentist; Orlando Magazine 2013-2018, #1 Elite Doctor’s 2015-2018 and Woman of the Year 2016; Orlando Style Magazine. She has also been featured in “O” Orpah Magazine, Entrepreneur and Fortune Magazines, 2017 and 2018. Always striving for excellence, Dr. Wendi was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from Howard University College of Dentistry, 2017. With God in front, she accepts her marching orders as 2ndCor9:8 and understands it is truly blessed to be a blessing. She believes Love is an action word and does it.



James Wood is a living testimony of the Power of God’s Grace! Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Miami, Florida, James spent most of his youth fighting, being expelled from all Public Schools, and potentially was going down a road that had left friends dead or in prison.

Through good mentors, and big dreams; James’ life turned a corner. After playing college football; James played 4 years of professional football in Europe, Canada and the Arena Football League. His experiences, challenges and overcoming the odds have led him to sharing a real, raw and relevant message that is empowering people across the globe to wake up and maximize their potential. From business conventions to group coaching sessions, church and ministry conferences, James creates a high energy, fun and dynamic atmosphere; delivering a message of Hope and encouragement to people from all walks of life.

James Wood “The Disruptive Preacher”, resides in Tampa, FL where he and his wife Casey of 23 years moved to plant and pastor a church, along with their 3 children. (2 of which are currently playing college football in Tennessee.) Since his days growing up in Miami, as a professional football player, business person and speaker, he has helped build multiple multi-million dollar companies as a business professional, and is on a mission to uplift and inspire the world to live a Disruptive Life. James is also a Certified Trainer, Life Coach & Inspirational Speaker through the Les Brown Institute and a Master Coach with Life on Fire. In every endeavor; James and his family walk closely together with meaning and the mission of uplifting and inspiring people to wake up to their potential and to fulfill their God given destiny!