(Extensions of Remarks - April 17, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E480-E481]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                          HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                       Wednesday, April 17, 2013

  Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Women's History 
Month. Each year, we pay special tribute to the contributions and 
sacrifices made by our nation's women. It is an honor to pay homage to 
outstanding women who are making a difference in my Congressional 
   I would like to recognize Dr. Gail Schaper-Gordon, of Pasadena, 
California, whose work in her private practice and in her community 
focuses on building leadership skills, teamwork and motivating people 
to reach their full potential.
   Dr. Schaper-Gordon received her B.S. in Sociology from UC Irvine and 
her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of 
Professional Psychology. She is the CEO Group Chair of Vistage 
International, which provides executive coaching and group facilitation 
of peer advisory groups for business owners, President of Win-Win 
Workplace Solutions, an executive and management consulting company, 
and is a Business Psychologist.
   A consummate volunteer, some of Gail's past volunteer activities 
include membership in Zonta International and the National Women's 
Political Caucus, and serving on the boards of the Valley Industry and 
Commerce Association (VICA), where she chaired various committees, and 
the Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA. Gail is a Leadership San Fernando 
Valley Graduate, and is a past Board Member of Leadership Pasadena. Dr. 
Schaper-Gordon has been involved in many professional organizations, 
such as the National Register of Health Service Providers, the 
California Psychological Association, where she served as Past Chair of 
the Statewide Governmental Affairs Committee, and the San Fernando 
Valley Psychological Association, where she served as Chapter 
President. Current volunteer activities include serving as Program 
Chair for the Kiwanis Club of Pasadena, and as a Board Member of the 
Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Gail provides free services 
to local non-profit organizations each year.
   Gail's passion for educating and motivating people is evident in the 
many workshops and presentations she's given, such as Working with 
Difficult People in Public Settings at the Valley Alliance of 
Neighborhood Councils, Motivating Employees at the VICA Business

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Forecast Conference and Psychologists Meeting the Needs of the Business 
Community and National Health Care Reform, at the San Fernando Valley 
Psychological Association.
   Gail and her husband of twenty years, Barry Gordon, live in Pasadena 
and have two children and one grandchild.
   I ask all Members to join me in honoring a truly remarkable woman of 
California's 28th Congressional District, Dr. Gail Schaper-Gordon.