WORKSHOP SPEAKERS

Dena Ali

Captain, Raleigh (NC) Fire Department

Understanding and Preventing Emergency Responder Suicide

Dan Cavanaugh

Alvin V. and Nancy Baird Curator of Historical Collections at the University of Virginia's Claude Moore Health Sciences Library.

The History of Racial Segregation at the University of Virginia Hospital, 1901-1965

 

Signe Clayton, Allyssa Mezzoni, Emily Mathon

Community Volunteers/Organizers

My White Perspective, Silence, and Fragility

Kwame Cooper

Retired Assistant Chief of LAFD

 

Larry & David Conley

Fire Captain, Fire Service Instructor II & Director, Actor, Writer

Rescuing the Leader Inside of YOU Powered by GLUE

 

Marc Davidson

Captain Fairfax Fire & Rescue Officer Development Training Coordinator

Marine, Airborne, Firefighter: The case for Effective Small Unit Leadership in Fire Service

Jennifer Pharr Davis

Coach, Leader, Facilitator, Author and general Human Resource Professional

Arc? What Arc? Do you See An Arc?

Reginald Freeman

Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director for Hartford, CT

 

Brooke Guinan

Transgender Firefighter, FDNY

All T, No Shade & The LGBT ABC'S

 

Chelsea Higgs Wise

Clinical Social Worker & Community Consultant

Unpacking the Built Environment: How to better navigate emergency services to people living in historically terrorized communities.

 

Flora Kelly-Bertsche

Coordinator-Employee Development/Relations, City of Charlottesville C

Equity, Justice and the African-American Community

 

Amy-Sarah Marshall

President of the Charlottesville Pride Community Network

Safe- Space Training: How to become an LGBTQ Ally

 

Paul Perrin, Mike Pugh

Associate Professor of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University

Cross-Cultural Rapport as a First Responder: How Racism

and Racial Dynamics Influence Crisis Situations

 

Siri Russell

Director of Equity and Inclusion for Albemarle County

Albemarle County Office of Equity & Inclusion – A Community Approach

 

Gregory Smith

Vice President for Law Enforcement Education and Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA)

Diversity through Ethical Leadership Decision Making: A Systematic and Principled Approach

 

Andrew Snead

Personnel Coordinator for the Henrico County Division of Fire

No Plan, No Diversity and Inclusion-Your Agency Cannot Bend the ARC Towards Inclusion Without a Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Denise Stewart

Writer/Director/Actor/Coach, Swamphatched Butterfly Productions

 

Sabrina Strykowski

President & CEO of Common Sense Communications

Perception v. Reality in the Workplace

 

Antoinette Tull

Human Resource Division Chief- Richmond Police Chief

Is Bias Hiding in Your Hiring Process?

Tiffanye Wesley

Fire/EMS Battalion Chief, Arlington County Fire Department, VA

Change the Culture, Change the Game