Inventor of the Keep It Real Diversity board game / Keep It Real game Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Leader & Train the Trainer Workshop Leader/ Keynote Speaker
Advanced Candidate, Center for Modern Psychoanalysis
M.A. in Creative Writing, City College, graduated Summa Cum Laude
BSW Bachelor’s in Social Work from N.Y.U.
Institutional and Academic Positions:
CEO, Trance4mation Games –
President, Beyond the Bars LLC –
HOMEFINDER, Foster Boarding Home / Adoption
Graham-Windham, Services to Families and Children
Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle
Artist / Consultant / Project Director
ARTS HORIZONS, ARTS-IN-EDUCATION AGENCY
Designed, supervised and implemented intensive CAYR (Creative Alternatives for Youth at Risk) after school programs in inner city public schools.
Presentations and Lectures:
Numerous Keep It Real Diversity game Diversity & Inclusion workshops and Train the Trainer workshops on college campuses nationwide.
Office of the Secretary of Defense Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program Cadre Speaker and Keynote Speaker for two years, presenting at (twenty) events to thousands of Service Members and their families pre-deployment and post-deployment nationwide.
Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront Reintegration & Resilience workshops on numerous military bases, Veterans retreats and college campuses nationwide.
Present regularly at conferences nationwide – Some examples:
- ASKS Summit – (Alternative Sentencing Key Stakeholder) Summit
- ACA (American Correctional Association) Conference
- NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity) Conferences
- ICPA (International Corrections and Prisons Association) Conference Nambia, Africa
- Kings County Reentry Task Force
- Two Keep It Real Diverse Game Webinars with DIVERSE Issue in Higher Education
Memberships and Affiliations:
American Correctional Association
International Corrections and Prisons Association
Association of the United States Army
National Guard Association of the United States
Advisory Board Member: I Have a Dream Program
Advisory Board Member: Soul Care Initiative, JustPeace
RECOGNITION & AWARDS:
Appeared in an interview on Reelz T.V. July, 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPuJBU8CHeI
NASDAQ – Rang the closing bell in a ceremony hosted by the President of NASDAQ – December, 2014 http://youtu.be/F0TG6qtT_wI
Has been interviewed on Sirius radio, and on numerous national radio broadcasts.