Dr. Gary Hopkins is currently an associate research professor at Andrews University, where he is also associate director of the Institute for Prevention of Addictions, Director of the Center for Prevention Research, and Director of the Center for Media Impact Research. He is on the faculty of Loma Linda University School of Public Health and is also an assistant director of health for the General Conference. Hopkins holds doctorates both in medicine and public health, and a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in international health. Hopkins has presented his research findings in approximately 65 countries, where he works with communities and governmental agencies to design effective programs to prevent high-risk behaviors among adolescents.
Dr. Peter Landless is the executive director of the International Commission for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (ICPA), and an associate director in the General Conference Health Ministries Department. He is originally from South Africa, where he was in academic and private practice as a clinical cardiologist. He has been actively involved in medical mission work for his entire career. Landless was head of the coronary care unit at the Johannesburg Hospital, and also the director of nuclear cardiology for the university teaching hospitals. He has a keen desire to address the growing problems of alcohol and other drugs worldwide, especially among the youth. He has spoken at many international meetings on this subject.