Tom Ringrose

Tom Ringrose

Tom Ringrose

Psychic, Spiritual Guide, Artist 1949-2005

Thomas John Ringrose was born in New York City on May 22, 1949. His passing in 2005 marked the end of an extraordinary life. He was a psychic, a spiritual guide, an artist, a dedicated worker, a veteran, a husband and a dear friend to many. Tom began giving psychic sessions at age 13 to his friends in New York City. Tom is survived by his wife Isis and his spiritual group, The Gathering, and leaves us his paintings and psychic sessions known as The Book of Light.


Paintings


Work History

FOUNDER; THE GATHERING, Schuyler, Va.1969-2005

Instructor of meditation and metaphysical understandings, group therapy, and communal living in today’s society encompassing diet and health needs and other alternative health methods.

1980-present
CHUC II, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA HOSPITAL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

Certified Health Unit Coordinator II for the Coronary Care, Intensive Care Unit.

1979-1994
INSTRUCTOR, SCHUYLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SCHUYLER, VA
Artist in Residency Instructor for Elementary Education in art instruction using various media including charcoal, ink, pastels, water color and acrylic in conjunction with music and inner search motivational techniques for grades K-6.

Private Instruction

1972 – present
Private Instructor for meditation therapy, art, metaphysical understandings and group living techniques.

1989 – 1999
Private and group instructor for Smoking Cessation skills. Includes the use of meditation and affirmations, as well as many publications and modalities on alternative methods self help.

Education

National Association of Health Unit Coordinator Certification
NAHUC standardization exam, certification # 53662, with re-certification through 2000
Brooklyn Art Museum, Brooklyn, NY, 1974, Art proficiency and exhibition.
John Adams High School, Queens, NY, 1967, Academic and commercial art.

Community Service

Member, Awards Committee, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 2002-04
Co-sponsor with Mayor Chris Long, Scottsville. Historic Rehabilitation of the Tobacco House, Scottsville, VA 2002
CCU Heart House/Habitat for Humanity, 2001 fundraiser, The Flower Mart, Charlottesville, VA
CCU Heart House/Habitat for Humanity, 2001 fundraiser, Caffe’ Bocce, Scottsville, VA
Charlottesville Domestic Group leader for RESULTS/World Food Hunger, 1998-1999
Region 8 Representative, (PA, MD, VA, DC, WV, KY) National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 1995-Present
Chair, Marketing and Public Relations Committee, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 1997-Present
Chair, Archives Committee, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 1997-Present
Member, Website Task-force, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 1997-Present
Presidential Nominee, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, 1996
President, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Piedmont Area Chapter
Treasurer, Region 8, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators
Board of Directors; Blue Ridge Medical Center, Arlington, VA
Health and Education Committee, Blue Ridge Medical Center, Arlington, VA
Community Health Council, Blue Ridge Medical Center, Arlington, VA
Lobbyist, Virginia Primary Care Association, Richmond, VA
Member, Utilities Management Subcommittee, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville
Recorder, Morbidity and Mortality Council, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville
Recorder, Critical Care Nursing Council, University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville
Board member and original founding member, Schuyler Community Center, Schuyler, VA
Virginia Member, Fellowship for Intentional Communities
Member, Nelson County Clean-up Campaign, Nelson County, VA

Awards

Outstanding Individual of the Year – 2001. The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Sioux Falls City, SD, September, 2001.
20-Year Service Award, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 2001
Presidential Citation, Governor’s School for the Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Richmond, VA, 1997
Outstanding Contributor Award, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA, 1996
15-Year Service Award, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA
Basic Life Support, provider and Course “C” completion, American Heart Association
TWA Artistic Award, 1974; New York, NY TITLED: “SPIRIT OF AMERICA”

Military Honors

Bronze Star for meritorious service under combat action, 1969.
Commendation medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, 1969.
Vietnam Campaign Award, 1969.

Continuing Education Presentations

“Anchors in the Sea of Change” Workshop Clackamas, Oregon “Let’s Talk NAHUC” August, 2002
The Meta Group, Lynchburg, VA “Angels, Archangels and Extraterrestrials – Connecting our Spiritual Lives” Part I. April 2002
The Key to Success Workshop, Phoenix, AZ “A History of NAHUC” March, 2002
“Professionals by Choice” Workshop Sioux Falls, SD “Let’s Talk NAHUC”; “A History of NAHUC” September, 2001
Holistic Workshop Program at “Body, Mind and Spirit” Conference Center, Charlottesville, VA “Walking with Angels”; “Experiencing the Winged Creatures”; “Unraveling the Mysteries”; “Leprechauns, Little People, Divas and the Elementals” 4-Part Weekly Lecture Series on Spiritual Development and Understanding. Summer, 2000
Holistic Workshop Program at “Body, Mind and Spirit” Conference Center, Charlottesville, VA “In the Beginning…; An Understanding of the Book of Genesis” Autumn, 2000 Evening discussion group. Co-presenter with wife, Isis E. Ringrose
Hampton Road’s Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Newport News, VA. 1998 Workshop Presenter, “How to Deal with Difficult People”
Hampton Road’s Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Newport News, VA “Pathways to Success” 1997 Workshop Presenter “An Introduction to NAHUC”
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, New Orleans, LA “The Many Masks of Health Unit Coordinating” 1997

Continuing Education Programs

Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, “Anchors in the Sea of Change” August 2002 Clackamas, Oregon
National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Newport News, VA, “CHUC/HUC – The Professional”. April 2002
National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Phoenix, AZ, “The Key To Success”, Workshop – March, 2002
Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Autumn: The Time to Review Medical Knowledge in Our Institutions”, October, 2001
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, “Professionals by Choice” September, 2001 Sioux Falls, SD
Heath Unit Coordinator Day Educational Workshop, Centra Health, Lynchburg, VA 2001
Region 8 and Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Medicine Challenges – To A New Future; 2001 and Beyond”, Spring, 2001
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, “Platinum in 2000 – NAHUC is 20 Years Old!”, 2000, Wichita, KS
Region 8 and Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Health Care Needs in the New Millennium”, 2000
Hampton Road’s Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Newport News, VA., 1999, Geriatric Cares and Concerns
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, “A Festival Of Knowledge”, 1999, Milwaukee, WI
Region 8 and Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Health Unit Coordinating Past the Year 2000″, 1999
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Atlantic City, NJ “Walking the Boardwalk to Success”, 1998
Region 8 and Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA “Questions of Style and Application of Learning in Different Sectors”, 1998
Region 8 and Piedmont Area Chapter Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA “Health Care Changes … Stepping Stones not Stumbling Blocks”, 1996
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Alexandria, VA, “It’s a Capitol Idea”, 1996
Region 8 Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Challenging the Changes of Health Care in the ’90′s”. June 10, 1995
Region 8 Workshop, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Charlottesville, VA, “Joining the Health Care Revolution: Health Unit Coordinating in the 21st Century.” June 4, 1994
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Atlanta, GA, “Go for the Gold” 1994
Annual Convention, National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, San Francisco, CA “Bridges to Enlightenment” 1993

Publications

http://higherforces.com, Ringrose, T., et. al. 2002 Website creation of an educational/spiritual nature dedicated to the lifetime work of Mr. Thomas J. Ringrose over a 30 year history. The website provides insight to those seeking the answers on a higher consciousness dealing with a vast array of topics regarding earth history, spirituality, personal growth and development. The website also includes psychic predictions, and explores topics of governmental involvement, alien involvement in our planet and assessment of current events – often before they happened.

“NAHUC Conferences – An Educational Storybook”, Ringrose, TJ 2002 Graphic arts display board presentation of the history of educational conferences for The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators from 1982 to the present using the materials provided by the NAHUC Archive files.
“A History of NAHUC – Past, Present and Future”, Ringrose, TJ, S. Ayers 2001 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture with slides.
“Walking with Angels”, Ringrose, TJ 2000 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture
“Experiencing the Winged Creatures”, Ringrose, TJ 2000 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture
“Leprechauns, Little People, Divas and the Elementals”, Ringrose, TJ 2000 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture
“Unraveling the Mysteries”, Ringrose, TJ 2000 Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture
“How to Deal with Difficult People”, Ringrose, TJ, 1998. Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation and lecture
“An Introduction to the National Association of Health Unit Coordinators”, Ringrose, TJ; F.F. Frye 1997 – updated March 2002. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation and lecture

Exhibits

“Acrylics and Oils; Gold and Silver Medium” Collective assembly of the various genres as portrayed by the artist. September 1 – September 30, 2001; Higher Grounds Café, Charlottesville, VA
“New Medium Paintings for the Year” Collective assembly of the various genres as portrayed by the artist. July 1 – 31, 2001; The Coffee Exchange, Charlottesville, VA
“Three Impressions in Acrylic”, April 24, 1999, Charlottesville RESULTS 1999 First Annual Fundraiser Dinner, Caffe Bocce, Scottsville, VA
“Higher Concepts” Collective assembly of the various genres as portrayed by the artist. June 1-30, 1998; January, 1999; Higher Grounds Café, Charlottesville, VA
“Higher Concepts” Collective assembly of the various genre as portrayed by the artist July 1-31, 1998 Caffe Bocce, Scottsville, VA

Appointments

Marriage Celebrant, Commonwealth of Virginia. Appointed by the Circuit Court of Nelson County, Virginia on the 10th day of December 1996 by J. Michael Gamble, Judge.
To date: Over 35 Weddings and approximately 5 Funerals Held.

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