DAY 1  |  Day 2

* National Urban Fellows alums

Day One
Thursday, October 18

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Welcome Remarks

*Anthony Winn, Director, Public Service Leadership Initiative
*Miguel A. Garcia, Jr., Interim President, National Urban Fellows
*Tony Allen, Communications Executive, Bank of America

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote

Diversity: The Impact on Public Health
Dr. Debra J. Perez
Assistant Vice President, Research and Evaluation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.
The Building Blocks of a Movement: From National Dialogue to Regional Action

Regional Network Projects (1:30 —2:15 p.m.)
Juanita Irizarry
Senior Program Officer, Human Services & Community Development
The Chicago Community Trust

Nancy Jones
VP for Public Affairs and Communications
The Miami Foundation

Brian K. Williams, Esq.
Executive Director
Southern California Leadership Network

Talent Network (2:15 – 3 p.m.)
Larry Eason
President & Founder, DOTorgpower

3:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Generating Diversity and Inclusion: Inclusive Leadership Model Training
David Mensah, DKBWave Consulting

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A Taste of Puerto Rico, Networking Reception
135 W. 50th St, 22nd Floor (btwn 6th and 7th Fl.)
Sponsored by Rums of Puerto Rico

Day Two
Friday, October 19

8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Day Two Opening Keynote
When Change Comes: 
The Impact of Diversity and Inclusion on Public Interest Law, Civil Rights and Advocacy

Nina Perales Esq.
Vice President of Litigation, MALDEF

10:00 a.m – 11:30 a.m
Panel Discussion – Beyond the Dialogue: Living the Big Picture
Moderated by Sheryl Hilliard Tucker, Special Projects Manager, Time Warner Philanthropy

Orlando Marin
NYC Department of City Planning

Maria Robles Meier
Senior Advisor, Senate Democratic Diversity Hiring Inititive
Office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid

Bruce J. Stewart
Deputy Director Training,
Compliance, and Strategic Inititaves, OPM

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m
Panel Discussion – New Voices, New Visions
Zarina J. Durrani
Director, Diversity Initiatives, The Brookings Institution

Edward Gonzales-Novoa
Executive Director, New York Public Allies

*James R. McGirt
Manager of Education Programs
Project Learning Tree and the American Forest Foundation

David Shuffler
Executive Director, Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice

1:00 p.m – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Diversity and Inclusion: Lessons Learned from the Private Sector
sponsored by Aetna
Wema Hoover
Director & Head Diversity Programs, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Distinguished Leadership Panel
Elevating the Conversation

Brad Baldia
Vice Chairman, Board of Director, NAAAP

Hon. Peter Rivera
New York State Commissioner of Labor

Sheena Wright
President & CEO
United Way of New York City

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Panel Discussion – Advancing Leadership in Philanthropy
Richard Brown
Vice President Philanthropy
American Express Philanthropy

Aaron Dorfman
Executive Director, National Commitee for Responsive Philanthropy

Rafael Lopez
Associate Director, The Annie E. Casey Foundation

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Closing Keynote
On Being A First – What Now: Now That We’ve Made It?
*Denise L. Pease
Regional Administrator, Northeast and Caribbean Region
U.S. General Services Administration

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks
*Anthony Winn, Director, Public Service Leadership Initiative


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