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Theme: IMPACT!

This event occurred on
February 10, 2018
9:00am - 2:30pm EST
(UTC -5hrs)
Deer Park, New York
United States

IMPACT is defined as the sudden and powerful effect that an event, idea, situation, or person has that produces a change in feelings, perspective, or attitude. All of us have a moment in our lives that has a deepening impact on how our future will be shaped. Impact also extends to the effect of our work on other's lives. The Dalia Lama said," Everything you do has some effect, some impact." Do you ever wonder about your impact on others and what influences have impacted you? Our theme, IMPACT! challenges you to explore these critical moments through the lens of dynamic presenters as they share their ideas. Brace for IMPACT!

1 Falcon Pl
Deer Park, New York, 11729
United States
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Clinton Oh

Entrepreneur, Consultant, Coach
Clinton is the founder of Next Level MA Consulting LLC, an online consulting and leadership development company. They help grow entrepreneurs' talents and their businesses. He is also the owner of multiple martial arts schools in New York. Currently, they are the fastest growing martial arts schools on the east coast. His team specializes in developing leaders with similar visions to create the highest quality Taekwondo organization in the world.He will share his life story and strategies to create success.

Fred P. Banny

Entrpreneur, Leadership Coach, Speaker, Mentor
Fred P. Banny is a purpose-driven entrepreneur, leadership coach, speaker, and mentor.Born in Monrovia, Liberia in the mid-80s, Fred spent his formative years in a war-torn nation where he witnessed carnage and unrest for 10+ years during the Liberian civil wars. In 2001, Fred migrated to the United States to continue his education, which was often disrupted by the wars. He joined his father in New York and pursued academic excellence. Fred earned a degree in Construction Engineering from SUNY Farmingdale. He is passionate about inspiring and coaching people to believe beyond their borders. In 2015, Fred married his purpose-partner and the two formed The Fred & Cordelia Banny Foundation. Fred currently works as a construction engineer while leading one of the Banny Foundation’s initiatives: Conversations with Kings (CWK). His aim, through CWK, is to help boys and men activate their potential and take positions as servant leaders of influence and impact in their homes and communities.

Garrison Redd

Advocate for Equal Rights
Garrison Redd is a motivational speaker, model, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and an advocate for equal rights. Growing up, he excelled scholastically and athletically, scoring in the top 3 percentile in school and playing various sports. In his senior year in high school, Garrison was shot in the back and suffered spinal damage that left him unable to walk. Rather than feeling sorry for himself, Garrison focused on the bigger picture of overcoming adversity and inspiring others. In 2017, he founded TheGarrisonReddProject to provide individuals with assistance in the community, the workplace, transportation, education and any other issues individuals may be experiencing. TheGarrisonReddProject also host fundraisers and charitable events to provide accessible equipment to individuals who are unable to afford certain items which will improve their quality of life such as wheelchairs,walkers, crutches and plenty other medical devices.

George Andriopoulos

CEO, Launchpad 516
Corporate turnaround artist, innovative disruptor, and self-proclaimed Chief Inspiration Officer. Award winning founder and CEO of a management consultancy (Launchpad Five One Six) whose mission is to provide organizations with the tools to innovate and thrive. Having spent the first leg of his career cultivating operations in the pharmacy industry, he pivoted to his current role after a series of life changing moments that effectively unified the businessman, the father, the humanitarian, and the human being inside of him into a man that is determined to change the world while remaining true to the example he wants to set for my children. Founder of Shannon's Fight, a non-profit dedicated to financially aiding families in medical crisis. Raised in Farmingdale, NY, a town that is one of the great loves of his life.

Joy Ohayia

TV Show & Radio Host
Dr. Joy Ohayia is extremely passionate about health and wellness in all aspects of her life and strives to bring that same enthusiasm to others. She is the host of the Award Winning TV Show, The Dr. Joy Show – “Your Prescription For Total Wellness”, with a focus on “The Seven Elements of Total Wellness,” comprising physical, nutritional, social, environmental, financial, spiritual, and emotional/mental aspects. She is also the radio host for the new radio show (January 2018) “The Joy Of Living” broadcasting on the dial of 920 AM The Jersey Fox Sports Radio. This show offers a parachute for radio listeners, providing relatable wellness experiences to find and embrace their Joy. Dr. Joy is a highly sought after motivational speaker and author of, “Are We Functioning Under Conflicting Knowledge Every Day?” and “Don't Let "IT" Get You!: An Empowering Health and Fitness Guide for Women.”

Kim "Love" Jones

Motivational Speaker. Relationship Coach, Author
Ms. Kim Love Jones is a dynamic motivational speaker, relationship coach and author of “Perfectly Imperfect " "Key principles that lead to your best relationship ever”. She is recognized as an authority on interpersonal relationships as well as personal growth and development. Ms. Jones has directly impacted the lives of many as she fulfills her mission to change the way men and women relate to one another, putting them on the path to healthier, more meaningful relationships both personally and professionally through mentoring sessions, workshops and forums. For the past thirteen years, Ms. Jones has had a passion for helping people transform their mind, so they can have a rewarding life and relationship. Always encouraging them to be greater, as she speaks about what ails us in our relationships and how to change the direction of their lives. Her passion is to bring the family back together by helping men and women learn how to relate to one another better than ever.

Michele Howe Clarke

Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur
Michele Howe Clarke knew it was time to face forward when her seemingly idyllic life as an investment banker was completely altered after a devastating diagnosis with aggressive facial cancer. As a new mom she knew she needed to find a way to make sense of it all and to find a way forward. Armed with inherent drive and the ability to innovate she spent over 10,000 hours studying and researching. She uncovered a path that awakened her own innate resource to thrive. She wrote an award winning book, Face Forward Meeting Challenges Head on in Times of Trouble which impacted many and led to media and teaching opportunities. This philosophy isn’t for those who pursue perfection but for those of us who must overcome. It’s all about Y.O.U, aligning with Your Own Uniqueness, the excellence only you can share. She will show you that now is the Time to Thrive!

Monica Bennett

Author, Speaker, Coach
Monica's life has taken her on a journey of self-discovery for life, love, and truth. She was born to parents who were both holocaust survivors and her childhood years were filled with uncertainty and fear. She knew in her heart and soul that there must be a better way. Dr. Monica owned and operated a successful horticultural business for 22 years before becoming an empowerment coach. She became aware of how the laws of the natural world operate in our lives and saw the correlation between how things grow and how we govern our own mind. Since then, she has earned her Doctorates degree in Naturopathy, as well as become a certified Life Success Consultant, certified Reflexologist, Certified Nia dancer, certified Biodynamic Gardener, Certified Napoleon Hill Science of Success trainer. She is also an author of the book How May I Serve and E-book; Navigating Uncertainty With and Faith and Courage and 10 Keys On How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur.

Nicole Campbell

CEO and Founder of Cepi Style
Nicole Campbell is driven by a desire to make a meaningful difference in every facet of her personal and professional life, creating new initiatives and opportunities that allow people to continuously evolve. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University’s Kennedy School, Nicole has served as a White House Fellow after years of experience developing initiatives in education reform and working with young people directly. She also provides consulting services to national philanthropic organizations, creating new initiatives to solve our nation’s most intractable issues. Most recently, Nicole founded Cepi Style Nicole created Cepi Style to empower consumers through an innovative retail model focused on empowering consumers. At its simplest, Cepi Style connects women with their inner (and outer) selves. Everything for Nicole is rooted in connection.

Rachel B. Dunbar

Founder and CEO of ReDirect Consulting
Rachel B. Dunbar, Ph.D. is the founder and CEO of ReDirect Consulting, Incorporated (RDC, Inc.), an educational consulting firm specializing in industry assessment and program restructuring in order to help clients realize academic and professional excellence. She holds a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education/Urban Education from Georgia State University. She has spent significant time overseas in Asia and Australia developing and implementing educational programs. Rachel has made numerous distinguished contributions to educational research at schools and universities in the U.S. as a consultant with expertise in Elementary Education, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Reading Development, and Diversity Education. She pinned #getapassportandgo as her personal campaign to encourage students, particularly those of color, to travel abroad and explore the world.

Sama Jashnani

CEO & Co-Founder of DownToDash
Sama is the 25-year-old CEO & Co-Founder of DownToDash, an app that connects people in the same location to do an activity together. She has been a speaker at New York Advertising Week and has been featured in Forbes, Huff Post, Inc. Magazine and other popular publications. While in college, she co-founded a social enterprise to empower rural women to deliver in-home salon services. Subsequently, she got a full scholarship for her Masters in Marketing and Strategy at Warwick Business School. Prior to co-founding DownToDash, she co-founded a jewelry e-commerce platform called Jewels By Samaya and worked at Mullen Lowe Lintas Group. Sama also advises other start-ups and NGO’s on their social media and marketing strategies and hosts entrepreneurship workshops for university students and budding entrepreneurs.

Organizing team


Central Islip, NY, United States
  • Dawn Cotter-Jenkins
    Team member
  • Deirdre Avery
    Team member
  • Kathleen Taylor
    Team member
  • Lisa Kirkland
    Team member
  • Myel Hill, MSW
    Team member
  • Sharon Harleston
    Team member