Dr. Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Director of Operations, U.S Team
OPERATION DOCTORS FOR AFGHANISTAN team members consist of professionals such as Marcia Ann Mims Coppertino, Ph.D, Director of U.S. Operations, who has been a trailblazer in the community, corporate and business world for over four decades since the age of 16, and has assisted companies in advisory business naming, business formation services, business implementation process and business development branding for major corporations and business entities. Dr Coppertino has developed, structured and participated in corporate grand openings/events/galas of major business, healthcare, university, non profit and political organizations. She has also acted as advisor, director, colleague, friend and confidant to businessmen and women from the Pulpit to the White House!
Dr Coppertino has also acted as the West Coast General Manager for Cendant subsidiary, Jackson Hewitt financial Services (JH). In this capacity, Dr Coppertino opened over 40 tax and financial management offices for JH, trained over 300 employees to become tax agents, and was also the first General Manager to offer placement in financial/tax related offices in local check cashing facilities throughout Los Angeles County. Dynamic and forceful, Dr Coppertino was able to command the dedication and energy in all necessary to fulfil her promise of growth and stability within the operations.
Under the tenure of Dr Coppertino, a Human Resource Department for JH was opened in California which developed payroll systems for hundreds of California employees. A 20 million dollar California budget was utilized to bring JH into the financial arena from Virginia Beach, Virginia, which led to the designation of JH as second only to H and R Block in the state.
Dr Coppertino also formerly acted as an Executive Coach and Consultant with Executive Service Corps, which is responsible for advising non profit entities, based in Los Angeles. She participated in closed door sessions to help Executive Directors remain informed and advised on upcoming financial changes in the non profit sector and how to maintain fiscal health in their corporate duties on a day to day basis.
Dr Coppertino presently advises businesses around the world and is in the fundraising stages for a school named after her in Uganda. She is a mother of four; speaks 8 languages; is an accomplished Classical Sacred Music Soprano, lending her voice to hundreds each week through local churches as an avid lover of the human race. Her song repertoire includes spirituals such as: “Steal Away”…”Don’t Be Weary, Traveler”… “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen” and Latin favorites “Panis Angelicus”…”Ave Maria”...”O Cessate Di Piagarmo”. Her works as a community activist, lover of children, animal lover and defender of the people are known to all who know and love her!
Firms she has developed, assisted, advised or counseled, but not limited to are 1,000 Women In white, to be followed by 100 Men In Black Global March for Peace, Faith and Family…which as of January 2016 had 25 countries involved and 47 U.S. States across the nation which has earned Dr Coppertino recognition from the Mayor of Los Angeles and City Council members. Her services as Western Regional Coordinator for THE WOMEN FOR OBAMA, and the U.S. Regional Director for WIN WOMEN OF FAITH 9 U.S. regions, and various profit and non profit entities keeps her on her feet for community! THE INTERNATIONAL PLATFORM FOR PEACE is also her latest desire to assist our world to peace through actions of love! www.ipfpeace.org
Dr. Coppertino has doctoral degrees in Science, Psychology and Comparative Religion and as a mathematician, she tutored students in geometry at the age of 14. She is also a Scuba Diver, Master Couturier Tailor and former Outreach Coordinator for the USC Institute for Genetic Medicine, IG AG. Dr. Coppertino has been invite to join research scholars Summer 2016 in Denmark, University of Copenhagen to study International Conflicts, Relations and Diplomacy Studies.
In closing, look for the 2016 opening of the first, one and only west coast TEDDY BEAR HOSPITAL, (MERCY MISSION BEAR HOSPITAL AND ADOPTION AGENCY) coming into full operations to bring cheer and solace to children in hospice centers, children who are terminally ill and those awaiting treatments for life threatening diseases.