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 2019 Presenters 

Dailisha Rodriguez
Dailisha is the Founder and Executive Director of Hey There Beautiful Foundation. a non-profit organization empowering women and young girls to live their dream through education, motivation, self-awareness, and self-development.
Rob Goldman
Rob is the founder and director of the Center for Creative Development, a nonprofit organization that is home to several youth empowerment and community engagement programs including the “I Matter” Project (most recently in partnership with the city of New Haven), Just Like Me and Art in Transit. He is also the founder of the Stepping Stone Gallery for Contemporary Photography and Art That Matters, an artist community and gallery, both on Long Island.
Paula Ralph Birkett
Performer, writer, and creative catalyst Paula Ralph Birkett journeys
through stories of trials and triumph, so listeners can imagine their own path of possibilities. Paula has developed a keynote concert series called     #Perception2Decisions, where she uses the performing arts to illustrate how perception develops images and how those images become the blueprint for life.
George  Andriopoulos
George is the award-winning founder and CEO of Launchpad Five One Six, a management consulting firm whose mission is to provide organizations with the tools and resources to innovate and thrive. Corporate turnaround artist, innovative disruptor, and self-proclaimed “Chief Inspiration Officer.
James Robert Harris
James Robert (J.R.) Harris is an explorer, business executive, psychologist, author, and an ex-NYC taxi driver. As a wilderness trekker, he has completed over 50 expeditions, most of them alone, to some of most remote places on earth. J.R. is also founder and president of JRH Marketing Services, the oldest and most experienced African American market research firm in the United States.
Errol D. Toulon, Jr.
Dr. Errol D. Toulon, Jr. has more than thirty years of public safety and law enforcement. In 2017, Dr. Toulon was elected to the position of Sheriff of Suffolk County overseeing the largest Sheriff’s Office in New York State. As the County’s Chief Law Enforcement Officer, he leads an organization with more than 1300 uniformed and civilian employees. He is Suffolk County's 67th Sheriff and its first African-American to hold the Office.
Daniel Lloyd
Dan Lloyd is a social entrepreneur who helps with the development or creation of nonprofit organizations, that focus on solving targeted problems within society.
In Fall 2017, Daniel founded Minority Millennials Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization currently bridging the gap between policy & culture. Its mission focuses on tackling disempowering narratives around minority communities and mobilizing millennials with the tools needed to become the next generation of change-makers.
Kiora Johnson
Kiora Johnson is the CEO and President of God’s Blessings Plan and Chairman of the Board. She was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Kiora has her MBA in Finance and Communications & Media Management from Fordham University in New York, NY.
Oscar Rodriguez
As a person who influences others to create the change they need, Oscar became a student of the art of persuasion. From the basic sale and negotiation classes to the more advanced technology including EMDR, hypnosis and other communication classes, the range of information Oscar has studied has led him to a level of mastery in the areas of persuasion, training and connection that will generate clarity, connection and agreement among his clients, his audiences and, of course, his friends.
Janine Driver
Janine Driver is the founder, president, and lead instructor for BLUEStreak Training, an elite certification program that offers award-winning advanced communications training that help executives, sales people, and other professionals build executive presence, explode their selling skills, and create and deliver business presentations that win new business.
Billy A. Sanders
As a nationally certified American Sign Language interpreter, Billy Sanders is a
Communications Consultant with Bridges Consulting, LLC; a company he founded
twenty years ago to champion cross-cultural communication through education and
empowerment.
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