1. HOST JACKIE TANTILLO- Dealing With Adversity And Chaos From A Young Age with Guest Retired Disaster Response and Emergency Management expert Eddie Minyard. Looking Back at S2E27 30:52

Eddie’s mother had to deal with adversity and chaos from a very early age, yet she always remained calm. She was the only child of a single mother and  she never knew her father until later on in life. She fell in love and got married at the age of 16, had two children and became a single mother herself by the time her oldest son, Eddie, was 5 years old. Barbara was  hardworking and had the help of her mother and grandmothers, though her maternal grandmother suffered from Polio and MS.

 She was a sexual assault survivor who was held captive and tortured after she came home for lunch one day and surprised a burglar.  For many years after the incident, she was a very out spoken advocate for sexual assault victims and survivors. Eddie says, “she wouldn’t accept the fact that she had limitations.”

Book titled, “After Disaster, Insiders Perspective from the Heart of Chaos, available now.

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Jackie Tantillo loves being on both sides of the microphone –as Voice Over Artist and Producer/Engineer and in front of the camera as an On Camera Talent. She has been featured in National and International On Camera and Voice Over Commercials and Industrials. Over the years, she has mentored students with an interest in production and broadcasting and has volunteered with elementary school aged children in theatre production. Jackie is able to draw from her many years as a spokesperson and radio talent to bring warmth and insight to her many endeavors, including representative for organizations such as D.A.R.E., March of Dimes, Muscular Dystrophy and Easter Seals. A mom and the youngest of seven siblings, Italian American born in Rota Spain, Jackie or ‘Juani’ as her family and friends call her, comes from a very close knit family. Her knowledge of conversational French, Italian and Spanish has broadened the scope of her work. She lives in New Jersey and loves spending time with her family in the outdoors and traveling.