Schedule & Panels

Subject to Change

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    • Registration & Continental Breakfast

  • 8:30am - 8:45am

    • Welcome

    • Ho-Chunk President Wilfred Cleveland and Wisconsin Dells Singers

  • 8:45am - 10:15am

  • The Wisconsin Problem, Part I: How Can We Attract and Retain Talented People of Color?

    • Moderated by ManPowerGroup Global Diversity Officer Christopher Rowland

    • Panelists: Mahlon Mitchell, President, Professional Firefighters of Wisconsin; Genyne Edwards, Attorney; Nicole Sandoval, President, Latino Professionals Association  

Break Out Session 1

  • 10:30am - 12:00pm

  • Schools in Crisis: Addressing Opportunity Gaps in K-12 Education

    • Moderated by Mike Ford, The Hop Hop Architect

    • Panelists: Kaleem Caire, Founder, One City Schools; Mike Hernandez, Principal, Madison East High School; Dr. Juan Baez, Director for the Division of Bilingual and Multicultural Education for Milwaukee Public Schools; Marcio Sierra, founder and director, Lighthouse Christian School

  • 10:30am - 11:45am

  • Addressing Disparities in the Health Care System

    • Moderated by UW Health Chief Diversity Officer Shiva Bidar

    • Panelists: Dr. Amy DeJong, Ho-Chunk Nation Department of Health Medical Director; Erika Villafuerte, Bilingual Community Engagement Specialist, UnitedHealthGroup, Lisa Peyton Caire, founder, Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness; Damond Boatwright, Regional President, SSM Health

  • How to Survive & Thrive as an Entrepreneur

    • Moderated by Dr. Sabrina Robins, Operations Director, TAPFIN

    • Panelists: Ugo Nwagbaraocha, CEO, Diamond Discs International; Jeffery Patterson, owner, JP Hair Design; Mark Richardson, owner, Unfinished Business and GigBlender; Milele Chikasa Anana, founder and publisher, Umoja Magazine

  • How to Thrive as a Diverse Leader of a Nonprofit

    • Moderated by Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Community Program Officer Rashad Cobb

    • Panelists: Sandy Morales, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County; Vanessa Mcdowell, CEO, YWCA Madison; Jessica Cavazos, President, Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County

Break Out Session 2

  • 1:45pm - 3:15pm

  • Innovations in Post Secondary Education

    • Moderated by Madison Magazine Editor & Publsher Karen Lincoln Michel

    • Panelists: Leslie Orrantia, director of community engagement, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dennis J. Shields, chancellor, UW-Platteville; Wilma Bonaparte, vice president, Milwaukee Area Technical College; Mai Lo Lee, diversity director, UW-Green Bay; Dr. Sylvia Carey-Butler, associate vice chancellor for academic support of inclusive excellence, UW-Oshkosh.

  • A Dialogue on Disparities in Criminal Justice and Incarceration

    • With Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray and Focused Interruption Coalition Executive Director Anthony Cooper

  • 1:45pm-3:00pm

  • Community Connections: Running a Socially Responsible Organization

    • Moderated by Attorney Samantha Skenandore

    • Panelists: Dan Brown, executive director, Ho Chunk Gaming - Madison; Arvind Gopalratnam, director of corporate social responsibility, Milwaukee Bucks; Brenda Gonzalez, diversity manager, Agrace Palliative Care.

  • Funding the Work: Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs and Nonprofits

    • Moderated by Wisconsin Philanthropy Network CEO Tony Shields

    • Panelists: Jeff Mack, vice president, Park Bank; Angela Davis, director of development, Madison Community Foundation; Keetra Burnette, senior director of stakeholder engagement, United Way of Dane County; Eric Upchurch II, chief visionary, Opportunity, Inc.

Break Out Session 3

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Effective Social Justice for the 21st Century

    • Moderated by the Honorable Judge Everett Mitchell

    • Panelists: Brandi Grayson, activist; Ajamou Butler, founder, Heal the Hood; Dr. Karen Menendez Coller, CEO, Centro Hispano; Christine Neumann-Ortiz; founder, Voces de la Frontera

  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm

  • Advancing Equity Through Workforce Development  

    • Moderated by EQT By Design Founder Annette Miller

    • Panelists: Ray Allen, Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development; Dr. Eve Hall, president and CEO, Milwaukee Urban League; Danielle Yancey, director, Native American Center for Health Professions at the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison

  • The View from the C-Suite

    • Moderated by Attorney Rebeca López

    • Panelists: Ana Hooker, senior vice president, Exact Sciences; Cedrick Ellis, senior vice president and chief enterprise services officers, CUNA Mutual Group; Kimila Daniels, vice president and chief administrative officer, Quartz Health Insurance

  • Women of Excellence

    • Moderated by Progress Center for Black Women Founder Sabrina Madison

    • Panelists: Angela Russel, vice president for diversity and inclusion, CUNA Mutual Group; The Honorable Judge Kristy Yang; Shiva Bidar, chief diversity officer, UW Health and City of Madison alder; Nia Trammel, administrative law judge

6:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Cocktail Hour

7:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Dinner, Community Arts Showcase & Social Time

 

Friday, October 19

8:00am - 9:15am

  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati CEO Michael Johnson

9:30am - 10:30am

  • Immigration Policy in Wisconsin

    • Moderated by Madison College Associate Dean Ramón Ortiz

    • Panelists: Fabiola Hamdan, immigrant affairs specialist, Dane County; and Norys Piña, founder, Unidos por un Futoro Mejor

10:45am - 11:30am

  • The Wisconsin Problem Part II: Strategies, Next Steps and Closing Remarks

    • Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders