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March is the National Origin Recognition month
To Celebrate National Origin Recognition month, we are launching a weekly webinar series for the month of March. The webinars will be hosted on Wednesday afternoon.
The virtual event will bring diverse participants and speakers from across the nation. These webinars will provide a platform for our speakers to share their inspirational stories, celebrate diversity & inclusion, the message of unity and allyship, and promote equality among all Americans.
Timing : 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Trent Day Hall
Howard County Office of Human Rights & Equity
Trent Day Hall is a facilitator, educator, and a sociologist who has worked for Howard County Government for the past 5 years around equity, cultural awareness, effective communication, resources allocation, and community engagement. Currently he resides in the Office of Human Rights as the Community Outreach Supervisor. Prior to his time with Howard county Government Trent Graduated from Pennsylvania State University in 2012 and was offered the opportunity to teach and create college level courses focused on effective communication and the tools needed to tackle contentions subject matter. Trent has spent the last 11 years focused teaching others the fundamental tools needed to honor our collective humanity.
collaborations for community well-being
Timing : 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Dr. Sudha Sivaram
Program Director, National Cancer Institute Founder
Dr. Sudha Sivaram is global public health expert who has experience in developing and implementing community-based health programs in low-resource settings. Her scientific expertise is in global epidemiology and implementation research. She has worked with academia, government, and international development organizations. She is currently a Fulbright-Nehru Fellow conducting research in India to understand needs for programs and services among cancer survivors and their caregivers. Dr. Sivaram’s leadership of Well Communities extends this body of work to communities experiencing disparities in the United States. Specifically, her focus is on youth career development, mentorship and wellness. Through collaborative programs and partnerships with other organizations, her goal is to realize a vision of communities where youth have the tools to lead healthy lives and pursue fulfilling and impactful careers.
Tah-jai Sharpe is a recent graduate of Howard University. He has acquired his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology & Psychology and minored in Chemistry & Classical Civilization and graduated Magna Cum Laude with High Honors. He is the founder of a non-profit organization (2017) called Mentoring Youth & Teens’ Health (MYTH) geared towards mental health awareness and youth development. He has also served as an undergraduate researcher for 4 years with experiences ranging from Howard University to MIT to UCLA research. Sharpe has represented his country and school on the national and international level via conferences and research presentations which includes STEM Research and travel to Germany. He is a Forbes Under 30 Scholar and a 2019-2020 fellow at the Clinton Global Initiative. Tah-jai is passionate about utilizing epigenetics research and international policy to achieve justice for marginalized communities with a focus on health equity.
and entrepreneurship from a minoritized perspective
Timing : 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Dr. Jose Flores
MD, PhD, MPH
Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, Yale University School of Medicine
Founder & CEO Statiscripts
Dr. José Flores graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He received his MPH and PhD from Hopkins as well. Dr. Flores identified a big problem when academic clinicians were attempting to communicate and work with non-clinically inclined statisticians. Many times, both felt frustrated and important projects were postponed for years. Dr. Flores founded Statiscripts to bridge this gap, and we will sit down with him to learn about his powerful story as scientist, medical doctor, and entrepreneur from a minoritized perspective.
Timing : 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
Georgetown University trained Executive Leadership Coach
CEO of TAO Leadership Development, Inc.
Rasheryl McCreary is a Georgetown University trained Executive Leadership Coach and the CEO of TAO Leadership Development, Inc. She is an expert in personal branding, executive presence and leadership communications. She has coached/trained 1,000+ leaders in organizations such as Amex, P&G,HBO, PayPal, HBO, and Harvard Business School, to name a few. Rasheryl is the creator of Shine Online™ Executive Presence Training for Remote Leaders/Teams and the LeadHERship Presence Program for Professional Women. Rasheryl holds a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and Certificate in Digital Excellence Program for Minority Entrepreneurs from Tuck Business School at Dartmouth and she was awarded the Marshall Memorial Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund.
Inclusion at a Comprehensive Cancer Center
Timing : 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST
Dr. B. Lee Green, PhD
Vice President, Diversity, Public Relations & Strategic Communications
Moffit Cancer Center
B. Lee Green, PhD, is the vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications for Moffitt Cancer Center. He is also a professor in the Health Outcomes and Behavior Program at Moffitt. As VP for Diversity, Dr. Green is responsible for ensuring that Moffitt is responsive and actively creating a culture of diversity and inclusion as it strives to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. This includes addressing issues such as awareness and education of cancer prevention and control, community outreach activities, cultural competency, equity and inclusion issues, development of strong partnerships with community organizations and support for other key initiatives.
Timing : 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST
CEO Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network
Mike is a social sector entrepreneur with a background in nonprofits that emphasize refugees, housing, and workforce development. Currently, he is CEO of FIRN which serves immigrants, refugees, and asylees with legal, social and language services that hasten their welcome and social and economic integration into our community. Prior to his work with FIRN, Mike led refugee resettlement at two national organizations, was CEO of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate, and led workforce development efforts at various nonprofits in Maryland. Earlier in his career, Mike worked in banking and also spent time in the federal government where he served on the staff of Vice President Gore. Mike is especially interested in how the social sector can utilize technology like artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency to secure and hasten better lives.
Danielle Duran Baron
Staff Vice President of Marketing and Communications
The School Nutrition Association
Board member, FIRN
Danielle Duran Baron is the Staff Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the School Nutrition Association (SNA), where she oversees the Marketing and Communications Center, developing and implementing the marketing and communication strategy to promote, enhance, and protect the SNA brand. SNA is recognized as the authority on school nutrition representing more than 55,000 members who provide high-quality, low-cost meals to students across the country.