Our Speakers

Amber Yang
Physics Phenom
Amber Yang Physics Phenom

Amber Yang is a 17-year-old innovator and scientist who attends Trinity Preparatory School in Winter Park, FL.

Annmarie Cardona
Major, North Miami PD
Annmarie Cardona Major, North Miami PD

Annmarie Cardona’s public service dates back to 1989, when she began her law enforcement career with the City

Betsy Nilan
President, Get in Touch Foundation
Betsy Nilan President, Get in Touch Foundation

Betsy Nilan graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013 with her Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology. She

Bridgette Morphew
Founder and Creative Director, Morphew Concept
Bridgette Morphew Founder and Creative Director, Morphew Concept

Bridgette Morphew is a creative entrepreneur with unparalleled aesthetic instincts. Her expansive understandin

Celeste Blackman
Co-founder, Green Zone Culture Group
Celeste Blackman Co-founder, Green Zone Culture Group

Celeste is an international consultant and co-founder of The Green Zone Culture Group, a consortium of radical

Deepa Gandhi
Co-Founder and COO, Dagne Dover
Deepa Gandhi Co-Founder and COO, Dagne Dover

Deepa is Co-founder and COO of Dagne Dover. She began her career at Lehm

Dr. Christyl Johnson
Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investment, NASA
Dr. Christyl Johnson Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investment, NASA

Dr. Christyl Johnson joined NASA Goddard as Deputy Center Director for Technology and Research Investments in

Dr. Olenda E. Johnson
"Professor of Strategic Leadership & Leader Development, U.S. Naval War College"
Dr. Olenda E. Johnson "Professor of Strategic Leadership & Leader Development, U.S. Naval War College"

Dr. Olenda E. Johnson is Professor of Strategic Leadership and Leader Development at the U.S. Naval War Colleg

Heidi Hanna
CEO, Synergy
Heidi Hanna CEO, Synergy

As an experienced speaker, Dr. Hanna has been featured at many national and

Laura Bittencourt
Owner, Smart Body Physical Therapy
Laura Bittencourt Owner, Smart Body Physical Therapy

After an extensive career as one of the leading physical therapists at the Mayo Clinic, Laura established Smar

Joyce Russell
President, Adecco Staffing US
Joyce Russell President, Adecco Staffing US

Joyce Russell is president of Adecco Staffing USA, one of America’s biggest employers and the go-to workforce

Kara Ross
Founder & CEO, Diamonds Unleashed
Kara Ross Founder & CEO, Diamonds Unleashed

Kara Ross fell in love with the art of jewelr

Melinda Wolfe
Chief Human Resources Officer, Pearson
Melinda Wolfe Chief Human Resources Officer, Pearson

In September 2013, Melinda Wolfe joined Pearson, becoming the company’s first Chief Human Resources Officer ch

Michelle E. Cook
Director of Patrol and Enforcement, JSO
Michelle E. Cook Director of Patrol and Enforcement, JSO

Michelle began her career with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as a Patrol Officer.  She was promote

Nina Tandon
CEO & co-founder, EpiBone
Nina Tandon CEO & co-founder, EpiBone

Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company grow

Patrick J. Geraghty
CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.
Patrick J. Geraghty CEO, GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, Florida Blue and GuideWell Group, Inc.

Pat Geraghty is Chief Executive Officer of GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation, a $14 billion, not-for-profit

Sadie Darnell
Sheriff, Alachua County
Sadie Darnell Sheriff, Alachua County

Sheriff Darnell was sworn in as the first female Sheriff of Alachua County on November 14, 2006.  She was re-e

Taylor Richardson
Astronaut StarBright
Taylor Richardson Astronaut StarBright

Taylor Denise Richardson is a 7th grader at The Bolles School who has aspirations of becoming a scientist, eng

Joanne E. Cohen
Joanne E. Cohen

Joanne E. Cohen is the Vice President of Philanthropic Services for The Community Foundation for Northeast Flo