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

D. Kelly Weisberg

Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: weisberg@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4678 / Office 348-200

Children and the Law Domestic Violence Juvenile Justice Family Law Wills and Trust

Elizabeth (Libby) Sharrow

Associate Professor of History and Public Policy · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Libby Sharrow examines the ways public policy has shaped understandings of gender, race, sexuality, disability and class in U.S. politics.

History of Title IX Politics of Sport Transgender Athletes Politics of Sex and Gender Public Policy and Disability

Gerald Gamm

Professor of Political Science and History · University of Rochester

Gamm is an expert in U.S and urban politics

Congress State Politics U.S. Politics Urban Politics State Legislatures

Sandra Ka Hon Chu

Director of Research and Advocacy · Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network / Réseau juridique canadien VIH/sida

Human rights advocate for people living with, affected by and vulnerable to HIV.

Hiv / Aids Prison health Drug Policy Harm Reduction Sex Work and Prostitution Law

Angela Bradbery

Chair · University of Florida

Angela Bradbery has over 30 years experience practicing and studying activism, advocacy and public interest communications.

Public Interest Communications Advocacy Activism Nonprofits

David Webb

Chief Financial Officer · Deer Park ISD

Experienced, thought-provoking and dynamic speaker on the history and current status of Texas school finance

Legislation Public Funds Investment Public Education School Risk Management

John Kraft

Dean · Georgia Southern University

John Kraft is the interim head of the college of behavioral and social sciences and has written about human social behavior.

Ethics in Psychology Conflict Resolution Program Development Human Behavior Social Psychology

Charles Venator-Santiago, Ph.D.

Associate Professor · University of Connecticut

Dr. Venator-Santiago is an expert in US territorial law and policy with a focus on the history of citizenship

Nation-State building in the Americas Political Theory Latino Politics Puerto Rico/US Law Territorial Legal History Public Law

Keith J. Hand

Associate Dean for Global Programs, Professor of Law, and Director of the East Asian Legal Studies Program · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: handk@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4803 / Office 378-200

Chinese Law East Asian Legal Systems Contract Law Chinese Culture Human Rights Law

Jeremy M. Wilson

Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in brand protection, product counterfeiting, police staffing, police consolidation and violence prevention.

Internal Security Community Policing Police Consolidation Product Counterfeiting Brand Protection

Mark Miller

Professor of History · Southern Utah University

Specializing in Native American identity and citizenship, wars of independence, and the economic history of the American midwest

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas Twentieth Century U.S. History Environmental History American West U.S. Mexico Borderlands

Neil MacKinnon, PhD

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs · Augusta University

Dr. Neil MacKinnon is a senior university administrator, academic health leader and an expert in population health and public health.

Opioid agonist maintenance treatment (i.e. addictions treatment via Methadone and Suboxone) Opioid Abuse Rural Health Care Access & Delivery Rural Health Medication Error

Dr Steve Wright

Senior Research Fellow in Avionics and Aircraft Systems · UWE Bristol

He has worked in the aerospace industry for 25 years and now studies drones, electric vertical take-off and more.

Flight Safety Avionics Aerospace Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Drones

Robert Mikos

Professor of Law · Vanderbilt University

Expert in federalism and drug law, including marijuana legalization.

Hemp Law Sanctuary Cities Opioid Abuse Marijuana legalization Marijuana Law and Policy

Rona Birenbaum

Founder and President · Caring for Clients

Personal Finance Expert, Entrepreneur, Working Mom

Financial Planning Personal Finance Personal Insurance Investment Advisor Best Practices Investment Advisory

Rebecca Puhl, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Development and Family Studies · University of Connecticut

Clinical psychology expert, specializing in the study of bullying and weight stigmatization

Weight Discrimination Weight Stigma Weight-based bullying

Comila Shahani-Denning

Senior Vice Provost for Academics and Professor of Psychology · Hofstra University

Expert in workplace issues and behavior, hiring practices, leadership development, human resource management

Use of Social Media in Hiring Office Politics Workplace Communication Psychology Public Speaking

Manoj Viswanathan

Associate Professor of Law · UC Hastings College of the Law

Contacts: viswanathanm@uchastings.edu / 415-565-4694 / Office 314-200

Tax Policy Economic Development The Regulation of Tax Exempt Organizations Community Development

Linda Godel

Partner, Business Law Group · Torkin Manes LLP

Extensive experience advising charities and not-for-profit organizations — Chair of the firm’s Not-for-Profit & Charities Law Practice Group

Directors' Duties of Not For Profits and Charities Mergers of Not For Profit and Charities Governance of Not for Profits and Charities Charities Not for Profits