2015 Conference Speakers

2015 Conference Speakers 2017-07-21T14:52:01+00:00

2015 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

Our speaker lineup is phenomenal. This year, we have a team of A-list leaders and game-changers ready to help us broaden our perspectives, tune our skills and enhance our lives.

Paulette Brown
Paulette Brown
Paulette Brown, a labor and employment law partner and chief diversity officer with the Morristown, N.J., office of Locke Lord Edwards, is president-elect of the American Bar Association. Brown has held a variety of leadership positions within the ABA. She has been a member of the ABA House of Delegates since 1997…
Judge Glenda Hatchett
Judge Glenda Hatchett
A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Emory University School of Law, where she was an Earl Warren Scholar, Hatchett completed a prestigious federal clerkship in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia. She then spent nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines, where she was the airline’s highest-ranking…
Gina Paige
Gina Paige
In 2003, Gina Paige co-founded African Ancestry, Inc. and in doing so, pioneered a new way of tracing African lineages using genetics, and a new marketplace for people of African descent looking to more accurately and reliably trace their roots. Paige travels the world helping people demystify where they’re from…
Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam
Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam
Dr. Lanalee Araba Sam is the Director of Gynecologic Robotic Surgery at West Boca Medical Center, and the Medical Director of Elite Obstetrics & Gynecology. She is also the Director of Women’s Health Services at Florida Medical Center, the President of the American Association of Concierge Obstetrics & Gynecology…
Dr. Edwina Hamilton Bell
Dr. Edwina Hamilton Bell
Dr. Hamilton Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice. She is the CEO/President of Bell Psychological Services, Inc. located in Broward County, Florida. She is also one of the partners of Positive Solutions Psychological Services, PLLC, a joint venture between Bell Psychological Services and Life Solutions Psychological Services.
Irika Sargent
Irika Sargent
Irika Sargent is an Emmy Award-winning journalist. She co-anchors the station’s weekday early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts with Rick Folbaum. Sargent came to CBS4 from KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for three years.
Marie Waugh
Marie Waugh
Marie C. Waugh serves as senior vice president of human resources for United Water, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONMENT NORTH AMERICA. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the company’s nationwide human resources strategies and programs.
Felecia Hatcher
Felecia Hatcher
Felecia Hatcher is an author and a social entrepreneur who has been honored by the White House as a 2014 Champion of Change for STEM Access & Diversity. She was recognized as a Black Enterprise Innovator of the Week and has been in featured Essence Magazine and other national magazines.
Gloria Romero Roses
Gloria Romero Roses
Gloria Romero Roses, born in Bogotá, Colombia, has lived in Florida since 1979. She is a real estate professional with over 25 years’ experience in real estate management and development. She is a passionate advocate for reducing recidivism within our juvenile and adult justice systems.
Donise E. Brown
Donise E. Brown
Donise E. Brown is a Director-Corporate Counsel for Starbucks Corporation. As Director Corporate Counsel for the Company’s Legal & Corporate Affairs Department (L&CA), Donise is responsible for providing legal support for all of Starbucks’ real estate matters in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Florida Regions.
Pamela Goodman
Pamela Goodman
Pamela Goodman currently serves as President of the Florida State League of Women Voters. Educated at the University of Iowa in journalism and business, Goodman spent her professional career in retailing, rising to President/CEO of Limited Express, with $1.5 billion in revenue and over 850 stores nationwide.
Dr. Richard J. Rimler
Dr. Richard J. Rimler
Richard J. Rimler, DPM is one of the only doctors in the country with formal training in the area of holistic podiatric medicine. Dr. Rimler grew up in Spring Valley, NY. He received his undergraduate degree in 1982 from Emory University. He received his graduate degree from New York College of Podiatric Medicine in 1986.
Miguel Southwell
Miguel Southwell
Miguel Southwell was named aviation general manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in May 2014. He has more than two decades of aviation management experience. At Hartsfield-Jackson, Mr. Southwell managed the conclusion of the Airport’s food and beverage concessions expansion…
Juliet Murphy Roulhac
Juliet Murphy Roulhac
Juliet Murphy Roulhac is the Regional Manager for External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company, a Fortune 200 company which is the largest electric utility in the state, and one of the largest electric utility providers of clean energy in the country. Ms. Roulhac manages governmental and community relations…
David Duckenfield
David Duckenfield
David A. Duckenfield joined the Bureau of Public Affairs as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in May 2014. In this role, Duckenfield manages the Bureau’s Office of Public Liaison and Domestic Outreach as well as its Intergovernmental Affairs unit and the U.S. Diplomacy Center.
Pia Nargundkar
Pia Nargundkar
Pia Nargundkar is an Associate at Anzalone Liszt Grove Research. As a political pollster, Pia has provided messaging and targeting guidance to campaigns up and down the ballot, from President to State House, and all across the country, from Hawaii to Virginia.
Judge Tanya Brinkley
Judge Tanya Brinkley
Judge Brinkley was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance in 1991. She was a Council on Legal Education (CLEO) fellow at Georgetown University School of Law in 1992.