Facilitators & Sessions Descriptions

Dr. A. Tamika Quick

Alberta “Tamika” Quick is a first-generation college student born in Harlem, New York City, and raised in Passaic, NJ.  She holds a BA in Marketing and Communications from Ramapo College of New Jersey, an MA in Counseling with a concentration in Student Affairs Personnel from Montclair State University, and an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership […]

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Dr. Elaine M. Sanders

Dr. Elaine M. Sanders believes there are three essential elements in life that determine success—empowerment, education and motivation. She knows this from accumulated firsthand experience. She is currently, the Director of Workforce Development for Community FoodBank of New Jersey, an author, and adjunct professor. She served as a Dean and Department Chair of General Education […]

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Roslyn Gowens

Roslyn Gowens has many titles: friend, sister, traveler, and educator. She professionally identifies as an emerging leader in the area of equity, inclusion, and diversity (EID). She has a passion for speaking, facilitating, and designing programs that help break down barriers of EID. Roslyn’s experiences and areas of interests are focused on mental wellness, domestic and sexual violence […]

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Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman grew up in Englewood, Chicago and attended elementary school in Bridgeport. At an early age, her multicultural experiences encouraged Jessica to interrogate the educational and economical  inequities of her city. She grew to be a social justice educator, artist, and cultural bridge builder.  She currently serves as the Diversity and Inclusion Lead at […]

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Ellise Smith

Ellise Antoinette Smith is from Detroit, Michigan, with a research focus on the experiences of bodies that identify as fat. With an interdisciplinary focus, Smith uses photography (#VisualActivism), podcasting, spoken word poetry, and social media as a catalyst to center these narratives. As doctoral student in the Urban Education Studies program at IUPUI, Smith dedicates […]

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Margaret Thompson

Dr. Margaret A. Thompson, Ph.D. *Professional Goal To facilitate sustainable, positive changes in people, teams, and organizations through education, collaboration, and mobilization toward shared goals.Over 25 years of academic research/teaching experience in diverse university environments including the University of Georgia, Georgia State, Kennesaw, Clark Atlanta, and Clayton State* Corporate consulting experience as internal and external […]

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Dr. Tacquice Davis

Dr. Tacquice Wiggan Davis has served as an educator, administrator and consultant in higher education for over 18 years. She is currently the Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence at The College of New Jersey. She earned her B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey; M.A. from Kean University; and her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership […]

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Chelsea C. Williams

Trailblazing social entrepreneur Chelsea C. Williams is the Founder and CEO of Reimagine Talent Consulting (formally College Code), a uniquely comprehensive company offering talent & workforce development, DE&I (diversity, equity, and inclusion) solutions, and education for employers, nonprofits, and educational institutions. As a Forbes Next 1000 Entrepreneur of the Year, Chelsea is leading national efforts […]

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Blaire Tinker

Blaire currently is entering her second year of the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program at Oakland University with a concentration on Diversity Leadership, is a consultant for the Intercultural Development Inventory, and pursuing a business endeavor that is allowing her to live in her calling to serve women. Her vocational pursuits stem from […]

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Dr. Naima Ricks

Dr. Naima Ricks is a dynamic leader and visionary, she has worked tirelessly to improve the community she has been a part of since the age of two. In 2013, Naima was elected Vice President of the Roselle Board of Education, making her the youngest elected official in her hometown of Roselle, NJ. For the […]

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