Jennie Chin Hansen, Immediate Past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society
(September 29, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT)
Jennie Chin Hansen is the immediate past CEO of the American Geriatrics Society, the largest professional membership organization of clinicians (mainly geriatricians) committed to the care of older adults living with care complexity. Prior to this position she completed her role as president of the 38million member AARP during the negotiations and development of the ACA.
Her primary career includes nearly 25 years in San Francisco providing integrated, globally financed and comprehensive medical and community- based services for frail older people. Its groundbreaking fully capitated, integrated and coordinated service delivery system became the prototype for the 1997 federal law that incorporated the Program of All Inclusive Care to the Elderly (PACE) into the Medicare and Medicaid programs. PACE now operates extensively in California and in 30 other states.
Alise Cortez, PhD, Chief Purpose Officer / Organizational Logotherapist
(October 13, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT)
Dr. Alise Cortez is the Chief Purpose Officer at Alise Cortez and Associates (management consulting specializing in meaning and purpose) and Chief Ignition Officer at Gusto, Now! (a multi-lingual e-learning platform with well-being and leadership courses). She is also an inspirational speaker, social scientist, author, and host of the Working on Purpose radio show. Having developed her expertise within the human capital / organizational excellence industry over the last 20 years, she is focused on helping companies, leaders, and individuals across the globe to live with “gusto” and make the most of their one, precious life. She is the author of Purpose Ignited: How Inspiring Leaders Unleash Passion and Elevate Cause, and the Curator of Passionately Striving in “Why”: An Anthology of Women Who Persevere Mightily to Live Their Purpose.
Audrey Selden, JD, Principal, Selden Consulting
(October 21, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT)
Audrey Selden, JD is an innovative public speaker, teacher, attorney and facilitator. She provides keynote presentations that address equity, leadership and organizational excellence. A consultant for the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity, Audrey leads training across the U.S. She brings introspection and inclusivity to build the capacity of organizations to create environments where diversity can thrive.
Audrey served as the Texas Assistant Secretary of State and Deputy Commissioner for the Texas Department of Insurance. She demonstrates leadership and equity concepts using her experiences from the private sector, state government and nonprofits. She conducted Implicit Bias workshops at the White House Conference on Inclusive STEM Education for Youth of Color.
Erin O. Crosby, Co-Founder, Kolektif V
(November 5, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. CT)
Erin O. Crosby is the Director of Women’s Empowerment and Racial Justice at YWCA Greenwich. In this role, she leads the newly established Center for Equity and Justice (CEJ), which equips organizations, businesses, and practitioners to develop and rethink policies, priorities, and culture through the lens of racial and gender equity. Four pillars guide the work of the CEJ–community education, direct programming, policy advocacy, and systemic change.
She is a graduate of the inaugural Racial Equity NOW cohort led by Dallas Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. As a Dallas Public Voices Fellow, her op-eds on institutional abuse and racial violence were published on Patheos and Truthout. Erin served as a founding board member of SMU’s Black Faculty and Staff Association and a citywide trainer with the Center for Racial Justice in Education. Erin is a co-founder of Kolektif V, a Black and Brown, women-owned consulting agency that brings together more than 15 years of collective knowledge in nonprofits, the corporate sector, and PK-16 education. She holds a Master’s degree in print journalism from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from SMU, and she is pursuing a doctorate in PK-12 educational leadership at SMU.
MajGen Angie Salinas, USMC (Ret.), CEO Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
(November 17, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT)
Major General Angela Salinas, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret) is the Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas.
Salinas served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 39 years. She was the first Latina promoted to the general officer ranks in the U.S. Marine Corps. Upon her retirement in 2013, she was the senior ranking woman and Hispanic in the Corps.
A woman of many firsts, she was a trailblazer for women in the U.S. Marine Corps. Her military decorations are many including the Defense Superior Service Medal and culminating with the Navy Distinguished Service Medal upon retirement. Salinas’ accolades extend past her military experience and include being inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and Hispanic Women in Leadership Hall of Fame. She was named a Top Latino Leader by the National Diversity Council and received the U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award; Congressional Hispanic Caucus Leadership Award; the NCAA Legacy Award and Women’s International Center’s Living Legacy Award.
Trisha Cunningham, President & CEO, North Texas Food Bank
(December 15, 2021 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CT)
Trisha Cunningham is President and CEO of the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), a $200 million nonprofit food logistics organization focused on eradicating hunger in a 13-county area. Over her career, Cunningham has helped organizations manage risk, enhance reputation and create a positive culture that engages employees. Prior to NTFB, she was Chief Citizenship Officer at Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN), a global semiconductor company operating in more than 35 countries. Cunningham led TI’s global social impact strategy including cross-company sustainability leadership; environmental, social and governance reporting; philanthropy and community engagement. In other roles, Cunningham developed and executed successful global marketing, branding and communications programs for semiconductor products. She also founded the Dallas Fort Worth Corporate Citizenship Network creating a collaborative impact model still in existence today and served on Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenship Executive Forum and World 50’s Sustainability 50.