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

David Ciccarelli

Chief Executive Officer · Voices.com

Founder and Tech Company CEO

Corporate Culture Start Up Start Up Business Start Up Companies Product

Dr Caroline Gray

Lecturer in Politics and Spanish · Aston University

Dr Gray specialises in the politics of Spain and wider Europe, focusing on territorial politics and party systems.

Basque Country Catalonia Spanish Culture Spanish Politics European Politics

Deborah Francis

CoFounder, COO · Built To Prosper Companies

Business & Financial Expert

Leadership Development Business Growth Successful Financial Habits

Nathan Sugeng

Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) · Fontaine & Associates

Nathan is a former banker turned Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) -- and an experienced media commentator on debt issues.

Student Loans Debt Elimination Insolvency Consumer Proposals Budgeting

Karra Bikson

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Medical social worker with research focus on organizational change and diffusion of innovation.

Advocacy and Social Justice Organizational Change Hospice and Palliative Care Death and Dying Health Policy

Russell Lucas

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in U.S.-Middle East relations and politics of the Arab world

Democratization Saudi Arabia Public Opinion Middle East Politics Foreign Policy

John T. Harvey

Professor, Economics · Texas Christian University

Dr. Harvey's research focuses on exchange rates, business cycles, and contemporary economic schools of thought.

Contemporary Economic Schools of Thought Macroeconomics Exchange Rates Business Cycles

Joel Grisé

Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT) · Fontaine & Associates

Joel Grisé has almost 20 years experience helping people with debt issues. He is bilingual and is an experienced media commentator.

Student Loans Insolvency & Restructuring Budgeting and Planning Debt Elimination Credit Cards

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

Isaac Martin

Professor and Chair of Urban Studies and Planning · UC San Diego

Isaac Martin's research focuses on social inequalities and politics.

Tax Policy Social Theory Urban Sociology Social Inequality and Poverty Quantitative Analysis

Clem Leveau-Vallier

Head of Marketing · Arrive

Clem Leveau-Vallier is a marketing professional with corporate and start-ups experience and a passionate supporter of newcomers to Canada.

Newcomer Challenges Online Advertising Marketing Content Marketing Online Marketing

Shikha Bhuchar

Co-Founder, Arrive | Director, RBC Ventures · Arrive

Shikha Bhuchar is a proactive, purpose-driven leader who is passionate about solving complex customer and community-based challenges.

Networking Mentoring Data Analytics Digital Transformation Business Analysis

Massimo Faggioli, PhD

Professor of Theology and Religious Studies | College of Liberal Arts and Sciences · Villanova University

Massimo Faggioli, PhD, is an expert on the history and administrative inner workings of the Catholic Church and of the papacy.

Pope Francis Religion Catholicism and World/European Politics Historical Theology and Ecclesiology American Catholicism

Jared Tippets

Vice President for Student Affairs · Southern Utah University

Specializing in student retention, organizational changes, and administration in higher education

Retention of First Year College Students Diversity & Inclusion in Higher Education Student Involvement in Higher Education Organizational Change in Higher Education Management Systems

Karen Melton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Child and Family Studies · Baylor University

Her research focuses on positive family leisure experiences that enhance child development and family relations.

Program Effectiveness Intentional Family Family Finances Decison-making Family Time

Wanzi Silva

Assistant Branch Manager, RBC · Arrive

Wanzi moved to Canada from Sri Lanka in 2017 with an MBA and considerable experience in the banking industry.

New Business Acquisition Newcomer Challenges Youth Empowerment Career Coaching Financial Advice

Shadi McIsaac

Co-Founder & CEO · Ownr

Shadi is the Co-Founder & CEO of Ownr, a platform that offers a simple and convenient way to start, manage and grow your business.

Entrepreneurship Innovation Small Businesses Business Incorporation Strategy and Business Architecture

Kara Alaimo

Associate Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations · Hofstra University

Dr. Kara Alaimo is a global public relations consultant, trainer, professor, and author.

Risk Management Global Public Relations Cross-Cultural Communication Media Theory Crisis Communication

Andy Lymer

Professor · Aston University

Professor Lymer is an expert in taxation, personal finance, financial wellbeing, savings policy development and applied business computing.

Financial Literacy Applied Business Computing Business Reporting Higher Education Taxation