Universal Swing of Hamilton on Broadway
Affectionately known as Magic, Antuan most recently spoke at a conference for the Offices of Victim Services in Albany, NY. This opportunity came from his work as a client with the Crime Victims Treatment Center where he discovered a new passion and purpose in public speaking. His first career love being in Musical Theatre as a singer/dancer/actor/choreographer spans two decades and has him currently as one of two male Universal Swings for the Pulitzer/Tony Award winning musical “Hamilton”. He was also in the Tony/Grammy Award winning “In the Heights” and has performed at Radio City Music Hall and The Grand Ole Opry with the Rockettes.
Integrative medicine physician and wellness expert
Nationally recognized, Dr. Tasneem Bhatia MD (Dr. Taz) is a board-certified integrative medicine physician and wellness expert, specializing in women’s health, weight loss, nutrition and family wellness. She is the author of “What Doctors Eat,” “The 21 Day Belly Fix,” and the breakthrough “Super Woman RX.” She has been featured in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Dr. Oz and Live with Kelly. A pioneer and trailblazer, Dr. Taz opened her innovative medical practices, CentreSpringMD in 2009. The practices serve as integrative medical homes for the whole family – encompassing wellness, primary care and complex disease management.
Photographer, Speaker and Business Coach
Jeffrey, a.k.a. the Lingo Guy, has been one of the most sought-after portrait photographers in the United States for more than three decades. He believes that having a keen eye isn’t just for what one sees, but also for what one senses. In his latest book “Lingo” he teaches how he has honed his intuition to attract and maintain specific markets by speaking their ‘secret language’. He is also the host of the popular business podcast Creative Warriors, a nationally acclaimed keynote speaker, and a business coach for entrepreneurs.
Author and President of Remedy Health Media
Jim Curtis has had a prolific career in health publishing, serving as a key leader in the rapid growth of three leading national health sites, WebMD, EverydayHealth and Remedy Health Media. Named an “elite disruptor” by pm360, and the recipient of Pharma Voice’s Top 100 Most Inspirational in Health, Curtis revamped the standard at Remedy by telling emotionally charged stories infused with immersive multimedia content- inspiring people to live better – now, elevating Remedy to a “Crain’s Fastest Growing Company” in NYC. Jim is the author of the new book, The Stimulati Experience (Rodale), that curates transformational skills learned from 20 years of fighting a chronic health condition of his own while serving as a patient advocate. He is the creator of the documentary series, Elders, an active public speaker, board member and business coach to start-up entrepreneurs. Jim’s focus is on achieving health, happiness and purpose through mindset - lowering inflammation in the mind and body.
Leadership Coach and Author
Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world. Her extensive cross-cultural expertise spans 14 countries, six languages and hundreds of companies. As founder and CEO of Lead From Within, her proprietary leadership program is engineered to be a catalyst for leaders who want to enhance performance and make a meaningful difference in their companies, their lives, and the world. Based on a mix of modern philosophy, science, and nearly thirty years coaching top executives, Lolly’s perspective on leadership continues to break new ground and produce exceptional results. Lolly Daskal’s new book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller and she is also the bestselling author of Thoughts Spoken From the Heart. Of her many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc.com, and 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next by Inc. Magazine.
Scientist and Epidemiologist
Madison is a Researcher, Data Scientist, and Medical Program Director. She is also the Chapter President for Young Americans for Liberty. Her research on neurodegenerative diseases has been published in 12 studies. She discovered creative expression at a young age through dance and as a young adult devoted her education to ballet and musical theater. Her life took a drastic turn when she received a diagnosis of “Thoracic Outlet Syndrome” as a freshman in college. Despite her low energy levels, she was determined not to let that hold her back from enjoying college. After being told by her surgeon she was not allowed to have a summer job, she found herself immersed in recovery so her illness would not hold her back. Little did she know, this restful recovery would soon encourage her to a new line of work. Her illness pushed her to seek more knowledge in the scientific field of infectious diseases, epidemiology, and neuro-epidemiology.
Entrepreneur, Speaker, Columnist, and Activist
Mandy is one of the most sought-after voices on social and cultural change. Her unique infusion of sports as a cultural neutralizer has earned her global recognition and exclusive appearances with elite sports figures and social leaders around the world. In 2015, Inc. Magazine tapped her as a Columnist authoring thought leadership and inspiration to entrepreneurs and business leaders. In 2017, Huffington Post named her one of the “Great Sports & Business Related Twitter Accounts To Follow.” Mandy’s work has also been featured in Business Insider, Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Sports Illustrated, on WGN and ESPN Radio, and as curriculum at academic institutions worldwide. She is an investor, owner, and board member of various socially conscious companies and advises Fortune 500 companies on how to adapt their voice for today’s socially charged climate. Born from her philosophy, Mandy founded and is CEO of Give Five™.
Mary’s desire for healing trauma through her songs is echoed throughout her work. In her most recent album, Rifles & Rosary Beads (Thirty Tigers), all eleven songs are co-written with and for wounded veterans. Mary’s awards and recognition for the powerful work she is doing to heal trauma through song include a 2015 nomination for GLADD Outstanding Music Artist of the Year at 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, her songs Trouble and Love and Mercy Now, Named One of Best 40 Country Albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone Magazine, The Foundling named No. 3 Record of the Year by LA Times, and her first major label release, Mercy Now, on the Top 10 List for 2005 in New York Times, LA Times, The Daily News and Billboard Magazine. In 2005 she was awarded “New Artist of the Year” by The Americana Music Association and in 1998 she won Best Country Artist of the Year (GLAMA). She has also received nominations for 3 Gay and Lesbian American Music Awards (GLAMA) and Best New Artist of the Year, Boston.
Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope
Nathan Chappell serves as Senior Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope, one of the nation’s top National Cancer Institutes. Nathan has dedicated the past 18 years serving at nonprofit organizations with philanthropy goals. As an industry leader, Nathan speaks frequently around the world on how nonprofit organizations must embrace data to succeed in an information economy. Nathan is currently co-authoring a book titled Precision Philanthropy – Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Generosity.
Author and Chief Experience Officer, My 52 Weeks of Worship Project
Pamay is the Chief Experience Officer of the “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project” which started when she made a commitment to visit a different place of worship each week in 2010 – whether that place of worship reflected her personal religious tradition or not. As a result, in one year she visited 61 churches, temples, mosques, shuls, synagogues, covens, living rooms, and other sacred spaces in the USA, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Nigeria and South Africa. She delivers keynote speeches and facilitates a series of workshops, presentations, and learning experiences based on her personal and professional experiences. Her book My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey, shares the lessons she learned during her global, spiritual, interfaith journey; she also maintains a blog about her on-going experiences.
Rabbi and the founding editor of The YU Lamdan
Rabbi Elchanan Poupko is an eleventh generation rabbi, the founding editor of The YU Lamdan – The Wilf Campus Torah Journal and the president of EITAN – The American Israeli Jewish Network. He also served as a Rabbinic Intern at Park East Synagogue in New York. He holds a Master’s degree in Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. Rabbi Poupko is also a member of the Rabbinical Council of America.
Writer and Branded Content Producer
Sarah Montana is a NYC based writer, editor, and branded content producer. She has ghost written book proposals for celebrity experts, some of which have been sold to publishers for six figures. She creates and shapes content for authors and business owners, including ebooks, reality TV pitches, articles, memoirs, and marketing copy. She is also a playwright and creates her own original content. Her most recent play, The Girl, The Ghosts, and the Minotaur was selected for a staged reading at Life Jacket Theater Company’s 2017 Proof of Concept Reading Series in New York City.