Tony Tsai

Vice President, Corporate Communications and Services · CAA Club Group

Tony Tsai oversees the organization's internal and external communications.

Corporate Communication Internal Communication Leadership Management Project Management

Karl Peace

Professor, Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scholar, Jiann-Ping College of Public Health · Georgia Southern University

Karl Peace researches biostatistics, clinical trials and drug research and development.

Clinical Trials Pharmaceutical Research Health & Disease Health Sciences Biostatistics

Mo Jiang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering · Virginia Commonwealth University

Advance crystallization and material manufacturing for health and energy applications

Multiphase slug flow Process design and control Battery materials (Bio)Pharmaceuticals Reaction Engineering

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

Paulo Verardi, Ph.D.

Department Head and Associate Professor of Virology and Vaccinology · University of Connecticut

Expert on vaccine development & virology (Smallpox, Rinderpest, Zika, coronaviruses, Rift Valley, Powassan, SFTSV, Heartland, & more)

COVID-19 Mosquito-borne Diseases Tick-borne Diseases Zika Smallpox

Kevin Sweeney

Leadership and Inspiration Motivational Professional Speaker · Kevin Sweeney Speakers

Decorated combat pilot, Fortune 50 Exec, All-conference collegiate athlete. Expert in Leadership, Teamwork, & Excelling under pressure.

Leadership in Challenging Times Performance Under Pressure Customer Service Motivation and Inspiration Focus On Execution

Elliot Ryser

Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition · Michigan State University

An internationally recognized authority on Listeria and other disease-causing bacteria in food, focusing on microbial food safety

Dairy Products Meat and Poultry Including Deli Meat Microbial Food Safety E. Coli Listeria

Mary Anne Trasciatti

Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric · Hofstra University

Dr. Trasciatti is a Professor of Writing Studies and Rhetoric

Public Memory/Commemoration Public Protest Triangle Shirt Factory Fire Public Space and Public Expression Women's Studies

Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research | Professor of Chemical & Life Science Engineering · VCU College of Engineering

Research interest: batteries, electrochemistry, sustainable energy, biofuel, biomaterials, supercritical extraction, and nanomedicine.

Batteries Electrochemical engineering Bio-carbon Supercritical carbon dioxide technology Nanotechnology

Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia

President & CEO · Digital Nova Scotia

Multilingual senior level ICT executive with over 20 years in the private, public and academic sectors, spanning five geographic regions.

ICT/Digtal Startups, SMEs & Multinational Corporations Diversity, Inclusion, Immigration & Global Talent Public Speaking & Presentation STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Education Stakeholder & Government Relations

David J. Thomas, Ph.D., LMHC

Expert in policing in America · Florida Gulf Coast University

David Thomas is a veteran police officer specializing in mental health, police and minority relations, active shooters and mass casualties.

Psychology of School Shooters Law Enforcement Mental Health Policing in America Police Psychology Use of Force by Police

Annette Bergeron, P.Eng., MBA, FEC

Corporate Director · Electrical Safety Authority, Engineers Canada / Ingénieurs Canada

Experience in speaking & media on topics of women in STEM, women on boards, engineering regulation, advocacy, governance, policy, education

Governance, Not-For-Profit Regulation of Engineering, Regulation of Electrical Safety Advocacy for Engineering Engineering Education, post-secondary and professional development

Laura Vandenberg

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Acting Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Laura Vandenberg looks at how exposures to plastics, and other chemicals especially early in life, can predispose individuals to diseases.

Plastics and Human Health Endocrine Disruptors Plastic Exposure Developmental Biology Hazard Assessment

Pam Szczerba, PT, MPT, CPHQ

Director, Quality & Risk Management · ChristianaCare

Pamela Szczerba, PT, MPT, COS-c is Director of Quality and Risk for the Visiting Nurse Association.

Quality Outcomes Risk Management Accreditation and Survey Prep (Home Health) Patient Experience Staff Engagement

Elizabeth Johnson-Young

Assistant Professor of Communication · University of Mary Washington

Elizabeth Johnson-Young is an expert on health communication, especially maternal and family health, and media.

Gender and Communication Media Content Small Group Communication Public Communication Campaigns Communication Research Methods

Sandra M. Chafouleas

Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology · University of Connecticut

Professor Chafouleas is an expert on whole child, school mental health, behavioral assessment, and K12 tiered systems of support.

Multi-Tiered Frameworks Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Model Social-Emotional-Behavioral Assessment School Mental Health Trauma-Informed Schools

Mary Anne Amalaradjou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor · University of Connecticut

Mary Anne Amalaradjou is a microbiologist with laboratory work focused on food safety and gut health

Inflammation Microbiome Gut Health Probiotics Food Safety

Shannon Roberts

Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering · University of Massachusetts Amherst

Shannon Roberts is an expert in understanding how technology and infrastructure guide the design of driver-vehicle interactions.

Technology and driving behavior Young drivers' behavior Smart Communities and Infrastructure Driving behavior

Carolyn Snider

Emergency Physician at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre & Medical Director · Emergency Department Violence Intervention Program

An academic emergency medicine physician dedicated to advocating for people affected by violence

Trauma Care Youth Violence Intimate Partner Violence Emergency Medicine

Alan J. Singer

Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology · Hofstra University

Alan Singer specializes in social studies education and United States history.

Social Studies Education United States History History of Slavery Teaching race. ethnicity and class