Speakers & Presenters

Speakers | Presenters

The following leaders from government, nonprofit, philanthropy, and public policy institutions are among those scheduled to lead the dynamic panel discussions and presentations at this year’s National Summit.


Brad Baldia
Vice Chairman
Board of Directors, NAAAP

Richard A. Brown
Vice President, Philanthropy
American Express Philanthropy

Aaron Dorfman
Executive Director
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Zarina J. Durrani
Director, Diversity Initiatives
The Brookings Institute

Edward González-Novoa
Executive Director
New York Public Allies

Wema Hoover
Director of Diversity
Aetna, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Rafael Lopez
Associate Director for Talent and Leadership Development
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Orlando Marin
NYC Department of CIty Planning

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

Denise Pease
Regional Administrator, Northeast & Caribean Region
U.S General Services Administrator’s Northeast & Caribbean Region

Nina Perales, Esq.
Vice President of Litigation

Dr. Debra J. Pérez
Assistant Vice President, Research and Evaluation
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Maria Robles Meier
Senate Democratic Diversity Hiring Initiative
Office of U.S. Senator Harry Reid

Hon. Peter M. Rivera
NYS Department of Labor

Sheryl Hillard Tucker
Special Projects Manager
Time Warner Philanthropy

David R. Shuffler, Jr.
Executive Director
Youth Ministries for Peace and Justice (YMPJ)

Bruce Stewart
Deputy Director
Training, Compliance and Strategic Initiatives, OPM

Sheena Wright
President & CEO
United Way of New York City

Collaborative Network Presenters

Larry Eason

Juanita Irizarry
Senior Program Officer
Chicago Community Trust

Nancy Jones
Vice President for Development and Communications
The Miami Foundation

David K. Mensah, M.Div
Principal Partner
DKBWAVE Training and Consulting  

Brian K. Williams Esq.
Executive Director
Southern California Leadership Network (SCLN)


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