Social worker and author
Audrey Adade, MSW, has worked in the health and human services for 12 years. She has extensive experience working with federal cooperative agreements, grants, and contracts, working with states, municipalities, individual school districts, universities, community organizations, and various stakeholders.
Her federal work, particularly at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was in school-based mental health, behavioral health disparities, and evaluation research in sustaining evidence-based prevention practices.
Audrey is the author of “Dear: Anxiety and Depression Relief in Verse.”
With the emergence of advanced technologies such as AI, we are at the cusp of a revolution in the Healthcare sector. A revolution that will see doctors being empowered with new tools, which are not just stethoscopes and MRIs, but this time are AI-powered.
Eugenio is a Data Science Leader working for Fortune 500 companies, currently leading the innovation efforts in complex chronic care at CVS Health, the #1 healthcare company in the world. He is a Forbes Under 30 for Healthcare, a Fulbright Scholarship recipient, and studied across MIT, Harvard, and Imperial College where he worked for leading research labs such as the MIT Media Lab and the Brain and Behaviour Lab. Eugenio’s analyses helped drive decision-making for CEOs, governments, and leading research institutions across vital topics such as the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. His work can be found on Forbes, Fortune, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and Financial Times as well as in multiple journals and in the App Store.
Gloria Bonilla-Santiago is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Graduate Department of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She also directs the Community Leadership Center and is the overseer and Board Chair of the LEAP Academy University Charter School. Throughout her academic career, she has established a track record in coordinating large-scale programs and private and public ventures that bring together external and internal stakeholders from a range of organizations, including government, business, non-profits and philanthropic sectors at the local, national and international levels.
Hazel holds seven national titles. three Olympic team berths and numerous appearances in the World and Olympic finals solidifying her as one of the best middle-distance runners in history. Hazel is the daughter of Joe Clark, the subject of the movie Lean on Me. Dr. Joe Clark was featured on the cover of Time magazine and is still considered one of the most influential educators in history. Hazel's sister is four-time Olympian Joetta Clark-Diggs and her sister-in-law is five-time Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark. All three were coached by her brother, world-renowned coach JJ Clark. The Clark sisters made history when they swept the 800 meters at the 2000 Olympic trials led by Hazel. A member of the Clark family has been on the last seven Olympic teams.
Author and speaker
When Kevin Snyder was diagnosed with depression and an eating disorder at just 12 years old, he never would have imagined speaking out or writing about it. Kevin will share his personal experience of being an adolescent boy having anorexia nervosa, his turning point moment to recovery and how he found meaning and direction through it all that changed his life.
After recovering from his depression and eating disorder, Kevin pursued a career in Higher Education so that he could help other youth battling mental health not feel so alone and find hope. He is the Founder of EmpowerYOUth which provides motivational and leadership presentations for youth and college students across the country. Since launching EmpowerYOUth, Kevin has also presented for over 1,000 professional organizations in all 50 states and several countries. Over 1,000,000 people ranging from student to CEO have been in his audiences.
Speaker and Author
This engaging talk reveals that there is a powerful and undeniable interconnectedness between anxiety, loneliness, and suppressed emotions, and particularly grief. This becomes immediately clear during an emotional crisis, as we don't know how to ask for help, accept it if it's offered, or to offer it when it's needed. It is from this emotional isolation and pushing our emotions down in our chest that we develop anxiety, panic attacks, and the sleep issues that follow. By using breathing patterns to release our unexpressed emotions and by learning to communicate in a new way, we can enhance our ability to have deeper relationships. Max Strom is a global speaker, trainer, and author known for inspiring and impacting the lives of people from all walks of life. He has specialized in breathing patterns and personal transformation to alleviate anxiety and PTSD for 27 years. He presents keynotes worldwide and is the author of "A Life Worth Breathing," and "There is No App for Happiness.”
Health & Fitness Coach
Since 2006, Nicole has been helping women lose weight for the last time. Nicole is an ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Health Coach, host of Shape It Up Over 40 podcast, founder of Shape It Up, LLC, author of “The No Fuss, No Mess Shape It Up Cookbook”, licensed Physical Therapist Assistant and former professional ballet dancer. Nicole has been featured in Racheal Ray in Season, Bicycling Magazine, Real Simple and MSN. To learn more, go to ShapeItUpFitness.com
Communication Coach, Speaker & Author
Renée Marino is a professional communication coach named by Yahoo Finance as one of the "Top 10 Communication Coaches to Follow in 2021!" Renée helps women communicate with confidence through simple and easy tools…all while having fun! Her best-selling book, Becoming a Master Communicator, endorsed by Bryan Adams, Dean Graziosi, Chazz Palminteri, Russell Brunson, Jenna Kutcher, and Dhomonique Murphy, is a powerful guide for those struggling to have clear and honest communication in a world driven by digital technology.
Renée can be seen as the female lead role, Mary Delgado, in the movie "Jersey Boys," directed by Clint Eastwood, and has graced the Broadway stage in many musicals. She has been featured in People.com's "Ones to Watch," Variety, and The Huffington Post.
Renée was the co-host of Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi's "World Summit" and a featured speaker at the 2022 "Secret Knock Women" event.
MD, Brain researcher, author
Dr. Robert Melillo is a renowned expert in Developmental Functional Neurology, brain Imbalances, hemispheric integration, and the diagnosis and correction of most neurobehavioral disorders and learning disabilities. He published Neurobehavioral Disorders of Childhood an Evolutionary Perspective and has co-authored approximately 20 chapters in other texts on various subjects related to Dyslexia, Attention, Frontal Lobe Development, and he has also published approximately 50 peer-reviewed papers. In addition, Dr. Melillo has also written 5 best-selling books including his best known Disconnected Kids which has been translated into 8 languages. Dr. Melillo is an Associate Professor of Developmental Disabilities at the National University of Health Sciences, has multiple graduate degrees in Chiropractic, Neurology, Neuroscience, and Clinical Rehabilitation Neuropsychology, and is the co-founder and past President of the International Association of Functional Neurology and Rehabilitation.
Businessman Non-profit CEO
Arête is an ancient Greek concept referring to the “act of actualizing one’s highest sense of self with moral excellence of character.” It means that an individual should strive to pursue their passions in life, and realize their dreams regardless of their circumstances or adversities.
Named one of the most influential New Jerseyans in 2015 by NJ Business Magazine, Steve Edwards is on a mission to help people find their heroes and realize their dreams through the New Jersey Hall of Fame. As president of the foundation board of trustees, he co-chaired a capital campaign raising $14 million for a state-of-the-art entertainment and learning center at the American Dream complex, and helped create inspirational exhibits throughout the state.
Author and speaker
Tom Triumph examines why thinking more like an artist and “moving into the realm of thinkers, builders and doers,” can improve how we view the world and the work we do. He says, “The human eye can distinguish about 10 million different colors, yet many people experience the world in terms of an 8-crayon box.”
Tom Triumph is a consultant, speaker and author who helps companies grow by helping them reinvent their business, product development, and marketing. He’s helped large organizations act nimbly and small companies scale. He’s participated in two global technology revolutions— and along the way has been part of some remarkable success stories (and some misfires).
Tom lived aboard a research ship where he tended to the minisub, wrestled in the Olympic trials, and helped oversee the design and build of the largest composite hovercraft ever built in the US. He’s the author of the book "Evolve or Die: Lessons for World-Class Innovation & Creativity."