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Theme: Local People, Global Ideas

This event occurred on
September 23, 2023
Riverside, California
United States

Our event theme of “Local People, Global Ideas” is motivated by the desire to build deeper connections between people and the ideas, organizations, communities and cultures they create. Be part of the community and conversation at #TEDxMountRubidoux!

California Museum of Photography
3824 Main St
Riverside, California, 92501
United States
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Alicia Shelly

Dr. Alicia Shelly was raised in Atlanta, GA. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science from Oakwood University in Huntsville, AL, and received her Doctorate of Medicine from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Shelly completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. After finishing her residency, Dr. Shelly has been practicing Primary Care and Obesity medicine since 2014. In 2017, she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. Her interests include Obesity Medicine, Preventative medicine, Women’s health, Diabetes and Hypertension. She started a weekly podcast & Youtube channel entitled Back on Track: Achieving Healthy Weight loss, where she discusses how to get on track and stay on track with your weight loss journey. She has spoken for numerous local and national organizations, including the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons. She has spoken at the Obesity Medical Association’s 2022 Overcoming Obesity Conference. She has been featured on the Bruce St. James Radio show and She is an advocate for helping the underserved and is a medical director for the non-profit Hope Missions 360, which provides medical, dental care, and food to the underserved community both locally and in the Caribbean.

Charlene Quint

Charlene Quint is a family attorney, founder of, and facilitator of nationwide support groups for victims of domestic abuse. Her passion is to help women escape domestic abuse and become the strong, whole, victorious women they were designed to be and educate community organizations to support victims of domestic abuse.

Donnie Edison

A lover of people, volunteering helped me grow as a better communicator with the disabled community. An author and a Stroke survivor.

Erik Seversen

Erik is an anthropologist, book consultant, and best-selling author focusing on mindset and peak performance. His mission is to improve people’s lives by removing fear as a barrier to their goals.

Evelisa Genova

Evelisa is currently the National Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion for the Scouting Movement’s Canada Region. The Scouting movement worldwide has more than 31 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 216 countries and territories. Evelisa leads enterprise-wide culture change, developing the first DEI strategy + embedded/integration across all functions of the organization. A key part of this work is shaping the organizational narrative around equity, impacting over 20,000 youth, and 40,000 members total. Diverse lived experiences shared through the arts is a key way to unite everyone in that journey.

Heather Browne

As a relationship expert, Dr. Heather Browne has worked with thousands of individuals and couples in psychotherapy. She is published in hundreds of journals, has an active YouTube channel, has been featured on ABC-7 news, was the relationship expert on KDOC Daybreak OC, and is published in Inc., Toronto Sun, Thriving Family Magazine, Light + Life, BRAINZ, Scary Mommy, and Psychology Today. She is a regular guest blogger for both Links for Shrinks and for Marriage Friendly Therapists.

Martina Ziegenbein

Martina Ziegenbein MD, is a Board-certified Rheumatologist and the founder of Whole Health Rheumatology of Cape Cod private rheumatology practice. She is passionate about whole health wellness and a mind-body approach to chronic pain. She helps her patients with chronic pain reduce its burden and make their lives better. In 2021 she started a podcast Winning at Fibromyalgia where she shares information about fibromyalgia and non-medicamentous tools to improve it. She received her medical degree from PJ Safarik University in Slovakia and completed her Internal Medicine Residency training at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield, WI. She received her rheumatology training at Boston University Medical Center and subsequently did additional year of lupus research at Johns Hopkins University lupus center. She has been a Rheumatologist since 2007.

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Riverside, CA, United States