Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at NBC, CNN and PBS. Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in journalism and communication industries worldwide. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Freedom Forum, The Duke Endowment and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and is a director of Public Radio International and the National Association to End Homelessness.

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Byna Elliott, Chief Enterprise Responsibility Officer, Fifth Third Bank

Byna Elliott serves as the Chief Enterprise Responsibility Officer for Fifth Third Bank overseeing Corporate Social Responsibility functions which include environmental sustainability initiatives, direct philanthropic giving, ethical business practices and economic responsibility. Her team of community and economic development professionals execute charitable giving, economic development for underserved communities and lending in urban and rural markets. Byna is consistently recognized in the media and amongst community organizations for bringing hope and real impact to hurting communities in measurable ways for over 20 years.

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Liv Tørres, Director of Pathfinders, Center on International Cooperation, NYU

Liv Tørres is the Director of the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, hosted by the Center on International Cooperation at New York University. Pathfinders is a group of UN member states, international organizations, global partnerships, civil society, and the private sector working to accelerate the delivery of the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion. Tørres has worked on international humanitarian, peace, and development issues as both a scholar and practitioner for three decades. Before joining Pathfinders, she was the Executive Director of the Nobel Peace Center.

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Change Makers

Minita Ramirez, PhD
Vice President for Student Success, Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX

Jodi Joyce
CEO, Unity Care NW
Bellingham, WA

Katrina Mitchell
Chief Community Impact Officer, United Way of Greater Atlanta, GA

Sheilah Clay
Executive Director of Community Health Corps, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, City of Detroit, MI