Agenda Overview

VIP Reception

Building, Not Broken

Moderator: Kathy Patoff, VP of Community Outreach/Foundation Officer & Corporate Social Responsibility  for Union Bank

  • Constance Carroll, Chancellor of the San Diego Community College District

  • Myrtle Cole, City of San Diego Council Member, District 4

  • Cindy Marten, San Diego Unified School District Superintendant

  • Dave Roberts, County of San Diego Board of Supervisor for District 3

Moderator: Dr. Wendy Stewart, Dean of Counseling and Student Development Mira Costa College

  • Victor Baker, Innovations and Ideas Manager SDG&E’s Strategy and New Products & Services

  • Grady Gordon, San Diego National Society of Black Engineers Alumni Chair

  • Nan Renner, Director, San Diego Incubator for Innovation, Art of Science Learning

Planting Seeds for STEM

Businesses Building the Next Generation Workforce

Post-Secondary Workforce Preparation

Moving Students from Theory to Practice

Moderator Dr. John Warren, Editor & Publisher of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint

  • Dr. Kimberly Bogan, PLNU Associate Dean for Student Success and Wellness

  • Commander Graham, United States Navy Director Diversity and Inclusion Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

  • Dr. Tanis Starck, Director of SDSU Center for Intercultural Relations

Sooner than Later
Increasing High School Internship Experiences & Opportunities

Moderator: Callie Clayton, Vice President of Premierehire

  • Trevor Blair,  Workforce Developer Manager Manpower

  • Dr. Justin James, SPAWAR

  • Tyler Moore, Qualcomm Director of Staffing & QWOW! Leader

  • Melissa Woods, Business & Community Relations Associate Office of College, Career & Technical Education, San Diego Unified School District 

Fulfilling MLK's Dream         How Public Education is Producing Models of Excellence in the 21st Century

Moderator: Carmen Chavez Esq., Executive Director of Casa Cornelia

  • Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego

  • Eddie Meyer, Senior Field Representative for Congressman Juan Vargas of the  51st Congressional District

  • Hafsa Mohamed, Compassionate Immigration Reform Advocate

  • Esther Valdes, Principal Attorney at Valdés & Associates and San Diego County Office of Education Migrant Education Program Representative

To Be Equal
Educations Role Within              Immigration Reform
Understanding The Affordable Care Act​ 

Health Care Reform Outreach in            San Diego

Moderator: Lashae Collins, District Director for California State Assembly Member Shirley Weber of District 79

  • Ben Avey, Government and Media Relations Manager for Family Health Centers of San Diego

  • Leticia Cazares MPH, San Ysidro Health Center Director of Outreach

  • Agnes Hajek, Program Manager of Union of Pan Asian Communities Elder Multicultural Access and Support Services

  • Marilyn Skipper, California National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Covered California Representative

The Community Call To Action

Moderator: Chida Warren – Darby, Managing Editor & CAO of the San Diego Voice & Viewpoint

  • Marne Foster, San Diego Unified School District-E Board Member 

  • Todd Gloria, City of San Diego Council President, Interim Mayor, and Council Member for District 3

  • Randolph Ward, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools

Moderator:  Melissa Agudelo, High Tech High International Dean of Students

  • Anthony Conwright, High Tech High International Teacher

  • Mildred Phillips, Director of Secondary Schools Redesign, San Diego Unified School District

  • Willie Neil, Principal of Millennial Tech Middle School