KD Wilson will present the topic “Our Future Is Their Present: Reviving The Heartbeat Of Educators To Empower The Leaders Of Tomorrow!” Mr. Wilson is a student success and empowerment speaker with a diverse background as an educator, leader, and former police officer. His work focuses on the academically underrepresented, marginalized and overlooked populations around the nation. He engages matters of social justice, academic adversity and successful life skills development from multiple angles while emphasizing the necessity of education and equality for all.
Simon Silva wants you to “Cultivate a Creative Mind”! His process to employ artistic communication in our daily lives will create better professionals by making them better communicators. His presentation will provide individuals with the opportunity to find out who they are, what they feel, how they think.
Jack Mizrahi, CEO of Ingenti & Company, is a widely sought-after keynote motivational speaker and leadership and communications trainer for corporations and organizations worldwide. He brings more than 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Emotional Intelligence (EQ), from the classroom to the boardroom. Created from an amalgam of eastern and western philosophies, Mr. Mizrahi’s cutting-edge understanding and teachings of the impact of highly evolved “Eulogy Virtues” have been embraced by such clients as Google, Wharton Business School, London Business School, IESE Business School, Pearson Education, Educational School Districts, Honda and Viacom in addition to companies specializing in energy and commodities, digital media and technology, manufacturing, executive recruitment, sales and marketing and the service sector.
Cheryl Wills is a veteran anchor for Spectrum News NYl – this year she is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the national news team. She is the primetime anchor for “NY1 Live at Ten” and she’s also the host of the public affairs talk show “In Focus with Cheryl Wills”. In 2018, Ms. Wills became the first African- American reporter in NY1’s history to win an Emmy Award.
The award-winning journalist is the author of three books and has interviewed some of the most powerful people in the world. She was the first journalist invited to address the General Assembly of The United Nations about the impact of slavery on her family during the UN’s International Remembrance of Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
Monday’s plenary speaker for the conference will be Dr. Napoleon Wells, who is a clinical psychologist. Originally from the Bronx, NYC, having received his training and Ph.D. from Fordham University, he began his professional career as an posttraumatic stress disorder treatment specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs, prior to his current role as a faculty member with the Department of Social Sciences at Claflin University.
Dr. Wells has worked extensively in the areas of emotional wellness, graduate school preparation, anxiety/stress management, and in psychologically conceptualizing and combating racism. He performed his TEDx Talk, The Cure for Racism in 2015 and has worked with various McNair Scholars Programs, AEEE, Upward Bound programs and HipHopEd.