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Conference Speakers

Dr. Kwame Cooper

Dr. Kwame Cooper

Deputy Commissioner for Diversity and Inclusion

Fire Department of New York

Lapthe C. Flora

Lapthe C. Flora

Major General

United States Army

Flyty and Jacinda

Flyty and Jacinda

Emcees

Charlotte, NC

Mary Koval

Mary Koval

Career Development

Goodwill of Central & Coastal Virginia

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH

Lori Moore-Merrell, DrPH, MPH

U.S. Fire Administrator

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Shanone Sport

Shanone Sport

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Henrico County, Department of Human Resources

Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Professional Firefighter / Paramedic

Fairfax County, Virginia

Dr. Tomika Ferguson

Dr. Tomika Ferguson

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education

Erin Hanley

Erin Hanley

Vice President of Programs

Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC)

Hollie Jennings, Ed.D.

Hollie Jennings, Ed.D.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategist

City of Lynchburg

Elaine Marino

Elaine Marino

Global Head of DEI

CrossFit LLC

Nilay Patel

Nilay Patel

Facility Manager

Henrico Recreation and Parks

Amy Valdez

Amy Valdez

Deputy Chief of Services

Virginia Beach Fire Department

Jennifer Flaig, M.S.

Jennifer Flaig, M.S.

Director – Human Capital Division

Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI)

Jordan Hardy

Jordan Hardy

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Specialist

Henrico County, Department of Human Resources

Ron Keith

Ron Keith

President

Cross Dynamics

Bailey Martin

Bailey Martin

Battalion Chief

City of Richmond Fire

Corey Paul

Corey Paul

Firefighter and Artist

Houston, TX

Laurie VandeSchoot

Laurie VandeSchoot

Deputy Chief (retired)

NDRI-USA

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