COVID 19 – update on the Vaccine and Dealing with the Stress

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021
Time: 8:00am - 10:00am
Location: Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Stephen R. Bickel, MD, Dawn Parr Chappel, MA

Stephen R. Bickel, MD, MPH—Brief Bio

Dr. Bickel is currently the medical director of the Flagler and Volusia County Health Departments, treats HIV and Hepatitis C patients at both departments, treats internal medicine patients at the Volusia Volunteers in Medicine free clinic, and is the medical consultant to the Community Care program at 9 Advent Health campuses in Florida.

Dr. Bickel has a BA from Brown University, an MD from Rush Medical College, as well as MBA and MPH degrees from UCLA. He did residency training in internal medicine at Rush, public health/preventive medicine residency training at UCLA, as well as an endocrinology research fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine, as well as being a credentialed HIV specialist and a certified hypertension clinician.

Dr. Bickel is very interested in how the social determinants of health impact our community and how we can address health disparities by improving our safety net. He has been on the Board of Directors of Flagler Cares since its inception.

Dawn Parr Chappel, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist


Dawn is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has been in private practice for over 15 years. Specializing in trauma recovery, she works with couples, families and individuals.  Dawn has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.  After moving to Florida and spending many years at home with her two daughters, she decided to go back to school.  She received her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Stetson University.

Throughout her life, Dawn has volunteered with a variety of organizations; teaching literacy skills to adults, helping mothers overcome addiction, mentoring students and healing victims of child abuse.  Locally, she has served on the boards of the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Ormond Memorial Art Museum, the Volusia County Medical Society Alliance and the Rotary club of Daytona Beach West, where she served as president and was instrumental in making this club the first Rotary Peacebuilder Club in the state of Florida.

When not at work, Dawn enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Charlie, and her family and friends, traveling and spending as much time as possible near or on the water.  She started practicing yoga and meditating over 10 years ago and swears that this is the key to her sanity!!

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