Amanda Ebokosia

“ Named by Forbes as a Millennial on a Mission and recently, among 20 leaders to watch in America in 2016 by Ladybrille Magazine, Amanda A. Ebokosia is a Nigerian-American freelance journalist and Founder & CEO of The Gem Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization that educates school-age children, youth and young adults about the issues…

Guns Against History

Leah Gunn Barrett is Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV). Prior to this, she was a dean and an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs. She lived for 14 years in London where she held senior management positions with Data Resources (DRI) Europe, The Economist Group and…

Kate Sweeney

Senior Vice President at Morgan Stanley & Rutgers Alumni – Kate Sweeney has been a financial advisor for 30 years and is the senior member of The Sweeney Group at Morgan Stanley in New Brunswick.  Kate’s professional designations include CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Certified Investment Management Analyst®, and Accredited Investment Fiduciary®. Her clients are positioned to…

Kacy Catanzaro

Kacy Catanzaro (known to her fans as #MightyKacy), the 5-foot tall 25-year-old former Gymnast of the Year is the first woman ever to qualify for the Mt. Midoriyama finals round of American Ninja Warrior following her performance at the 2014 Dallas Finals. Since then she has become an inspiration for millions and her notoriety is…

Sean Forbes

Sean Forbes is a hip-hop artist from Detroit, Michigan who happens to be Deaf.  Sean was born into a family that played, performed, and enjoyed music thoroughly. When he was five years old his parents bought him a drum set and told him he could do whatever he wanted.  Sean graduated with a bachelor’s degree…

Carvens Lissaint

Carvens Lissaint

International Award Winning Poet, Singer, and Actor – Carvens Lissaint is a Haitian American International award winning poet, actor, singer and playwright, gracing stages across the United States, United Kingdom and The Caribbean. Featured on TEDYouth, Sundance Film Festival, on Broadway at The New Amsterdam Theater and the Off Broadway Hip Hop Theater Festival, debuting…

Jose Bright

Sir Jose Bright

Founder of Teboho Trust in South Africa – Sir Jose Bright has relocated back to the USA, after living and working on the African continent for the last 20 years and has joined the Georgia Center for Nonprofits as a Senior Consultant. His consulting work has taken him to provide technical support to all levels…

Dr. Wise Young

World’s Leading Neuroscientist – Dr. Wise Young, founding director of the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and a distinguished professor, is recognized as one of the world’s outstanding neuroscientists. Dr. Young is committed to bringing treatments to people with spinal cord Injuries. He built and trained a twenty-five center clinical trial network in China,…

Ella Watson Stryker

2014 Time’s Person of the Year & Health Promoter for Doctors Without Borders – Ella Watson-Stryker earned her B.A. in Geography and Religion from Rutgers University before going on to study International Affairs and Public Health at Columbia University. She worked in the United States as a tobacco control researcher, and since 2006 has focused…

John Bul Dau

“Lost Boy” of Sudan & Genocide Survivor  – Today, John Dau is an experienced social entrepreneur and a compelling motivational speaker whose life is defined by his uncompromised commitment to having a lasting impact on the future of his native country. He has founded four non-profit organizations. In 2003, he founded the Lost Boys Foundation…

Timothy Harris

Owner of Tim’s Place Restaurant & Founder of Tim’s Big Heart Foundation – In his teen years, Tim began to dream of owning his own restaurant. In October of 2010, the next chapter began and with the help of his family, Tim’s dream of owning his own business came true. Tim’s Place opened its doors in Albuquerque,…

Alex Sheen

Founder of Because I Said I Would… – Alex Sheen is the founder of because I said I would, a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to bettering humanity through promises made and kept. Sparked by the loss of his father, Alex and his organization send “promise cards” to anyone anywhere in the world at no…

Ron Clark

Founder of the Ron Clark Academy & Best-Selling Author – Known to many as “America’s Educator,” Ron Clark is the 2000 Disney American Teacher of the Year, a two-time New York Times Bestselling author, the subject of a television movie and the founder of The Ron Clark Academy. Ron is regularly featured on The Today…

Ruha Benjamin

Professor of Sociology & African American Studies at Princeton University & Author –  Ruha Benjamin is an interdisciplinary scholar who examines the relationship between science, technology, medicine, and society. She is a professor of African American studies at Princeton University and is the author of People’s Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier.…