Symposium Speakers

Ali Imel
Ali Imel
RVT, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Ali Imel, a Registered Veterinary Technician, received her Associate of Science degree in Veterinary Technology in 2009 from ...
Annie Dobbs-Kramer
Annie Dobbs-Kramer
Community Organizer
Annie Dobbs-Kramer is a community organizer with the North Bay Organizing Project in Sonoma Country California. She has been ...
Brynn Saito
Brynn Saito
Poet, Educator, Organizer
Brynn Saito is a poet, educator, and organizer. In 2017, Brynn co-founded the Yonsei Memory Project (YMP) with Fresno artist ...
Christine Stevens
Christine Stevens
Keynote Speaker
Christine Stevens is an internationally acclaimed author and music therapist.  The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has ...
Daniel Foss
Daniel Foss
Lieutenant
Daniel Foss has 16 years of law enforcement experience and is currently a Lieutenant with the Madera Police Department, ...
David Hartsough
David Hartsough
Keynote Speaker
David Hartsough is a lifelong peace activist and author of his memoir, Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist. ...
Don Tamaki
Don Tamaki
Managing Partner
Donald K. Tamaki is the Managing Partner of Minami Tamaki LLP in San Francisco. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UC Berkeley ...
Eric de Jong
Eric de Jong
Operations Manager
Eric de Jong is the Operations Manager of Ooooby, which operates a 75 acre CCOF certified organic farm and partners with 40 ...
Hansel Kern
Hansel Kern
Hansel Kern is a North Fork farmer and stone mason who learned masonry and homesteading from his father, Ken Kern, author of ...
Jeannie Habben
Jeannie Habben
Environmental Consultant
Jeannie Habben has 14-years of experience as a Watershed Coordinator, Resource Conservation District Coordinator, ...
Karen Adell Scot
Karen Adell Scot
Director
Karen Adell Scot is the founder of TransCare, an organization dedicated to helping transgender people with their transitions ...
Karym Sanchez
Karym Sanchez
Organizer
Karym Sanchez is a community Organizer with Gamaliel of California and is currently the Lead Organizer of Proyecto Esperanza ...
Lupe Camorlinga
Lupe Camorlinga
Peer Volunteer Specialist
Lupe Camorlinga is a Peer Volunteer Specialist at the Alliance for Community Transformations, where she provides wrap around ...
Lynn MacMichael
Lynn MacMichael
Activist
In 1969 Lynn MacMichael moved to to California after returning from work in Zambia, East Africa, Mysore, India and a full ...
Maria Maldonado
Maria Maldonado
Peace Partner
Maria Maldonado is an inspirational Speaker, CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer), and Visionary, on awakening and personal ...
Philip Hellmich
Philip Hellmich
Director of Peace
Philip M. Hellmich is a thought leader in creating a new narrative of peace, from inner peace to international peacebuilding. ...
Reneé Marie, Major, U.S. Army, Retired
Reneé Marie, Major, U.S. Army, Retired
Founder
Reneé Marie was born in Connecticut. She has lived in 15 states and three countries. She calls Sacramento “home” since 2006. ...
Rev. Dr. Judy DeRosa a.k.a. Little Wing
Rev. Dr. Judy DeRosa a.k.a. Little Wing
Native American Artist
As a visionary artist, Judy DeRosa’s work beautifully expresses the spiritual yearnings of this age. Her art is a visual ...
Reza Nekumanesh
Reza Nekumanesh
Executive Director
In addition to serving as the Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno, Hajj Reza Nekumanesh serves as the ...
Steve Haze
Steve Haze
District Manager
Steve and his wife Diane resides in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He has worked on business assignments and ...
Troy Polnitz
Troy Polnitz
M.S., C.R.C - Disability Management Specialist
Troy Polnitz has been at Fresno State for ten years, both as a student and staff. Troy received his Bachelors degree in ...

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