Marc-Andre Pigeon

Director, Financial Sector Policy · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced financial services professional, researcher, and credit union advocate

Credit Unions Policy Finance Advocacy Research

Stephen Fitzpatrick

Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced finance professional in the Canadian financial services industry

Credit Unions Policy Finance Accounting Lending

Faye Matt

Chief Executive Officer · Special Olympics Saskatchewan

Non-profit executive serving people with intellectual disabilities through sport.

Special Olympics Non Profit Management Advocacy Volunteer Administration Sport Administration

Bryan Crable, PhD

Professor; Founding Director, Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Bryan Crable, PhD is a Professor with expertise in rhetoric and politics, contemporary issues of race in America, and social justice.

Rhetoric and Politics Race and Identity Philosophy of Communication and Language Social Change Whiteness

Ryan Cohn

Partner, Executive Vice President · Sachs Media Group

Navigating the Shifting Landscape of Media and Communications

Social Media Social Media Marketing Facebook Digital Marketing Public Affairs

Amy Gravino

Relationship Coach · Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services

President, A.S.C.O.T. Consulting, Autism Sexuality Advocate, Writer, International Speaker

Autism and Behavior Analysis Public Speaking Writing Blogging Sexuality

Brenda O'Connor

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary · Credit Union Central of Canada

Experienced Canadian financial services leader

Credit Unions Policy Finance Lending Advocacy

Deborah Cullinan

Chief Executive Officer · YBCA

Deborah is a leading advocate on the pivotal role artists & cultural organizations play in shaping our social & political landscape.

Nonprofit Management Civic Engagement COVID Recovery Unemployment Philanthropy

Spike Jones

General Manager, Strategic Services · Khoros

Word of Mouth Marketing & Brand Ambassador Expert, Social Media Curmudgeon and Published Author

Word of Mouth Marketing Branding and Identity Social Media Building Brand Ambassador Programs Engaging Brand Advocates

Monica Perez Jolles

Assistant Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Focus areas: health policy, mental health service, implementation of complex interventions such as patient-centered and trauma informed care

Behavioral Patient-Centered Care Complex Health Interventions’ Implementation Science Organization/Workplace Patient-Centered Medical Home Care Implementation Science

Mark Organ

CEO and Founder · Categorynauts

Serial creator of multi-billion dollar categories. Founder/CEO of Influitive and Eloqua.

Category Creation Demand Generation Neuromarketing Disruptive Marketing Disruptive Innovation

Elliott Silverstein

Director, Government Relations, Insurance · CAA Club Group

Elliott manages and executes key elements of CAA’s provincial advocacy role, and overseeing municipal advocacy efforts.

Government Relations & Public Affairs Issues Management Legislation Policy Analysis Strategic Advocacy

Richard Newmyer

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Senior Lecturer specializing in administration, facilitation, community organizing, governmental relations, social advocacy, and fundraising

Strategic Planning Facilitation Leadership Management Administration

Kate Murzin

Health Programs Specialist · Canadian Working Group on HIV and Rehabilitation

Kate's aims to build and nurture collaborative working relationships between the HIV, aging and/or chronic illness sectors.

Hiv / Aids Aging Chronic Illness Sectors Aging with HIV Health Promotion Program Planning

John Robinson

President, CEO and · Our Ability

CEO, Our Ability, Inc.

Advocacy Media Production Video Production

Douglas Knight

Chief Connector · Connect The Dots Movement

Nonprofiteer. Social Enterpriser. Communicator. Activator.

Non-Profits Board Development Public Speaking Public Relations Social Enterprise

Betsy Candler

Lecturer in Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: candlerbetsy@uchastings.edu

Legal Writing Fundamentals of US Law Mediation Legal Research Advocacy

Omar Lopez

Director of Workforce Development Stipend and Scholarship Programs; Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Specializes in the administration of grant-funded initiatives with a focus on workforce development programs that train MSW students.

Advocacy Social Services for Families Workforce Development Initiatives Immigration Social Work

Kathryn Libal, Ph.D.

Director, Human Rights Institute and Associate Professor, Social Work & Human Rights · University of Connecticut

Professor Libal researches human rights norms and practices, including the ability to secure adequate food and housing.

U.S. Resettlement of Refugees Asylum Seekers Women's Rights Children's Rights Migrant Children

Carolyn Thomas

Speaker, Blogger · Heart Sisters

Carolyn Thomas is an expert on women, heart disease, and the patient experience.

Women's Health Public Speaking Media Relations Patient Advocacy Patient Safety