Poonam Rahman

Poonam Rahman

Poonam Rahman is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of two international 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations designed to provide free resources to historically marginalized communities. The first international nonprofit she founded, Virtue Mental, aims to provide free mental health resources to historically marginalized communities, while her second nonprofit, Shattering Bias In…

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Robert Mendonsa

Robert Mendonsa

Dr. Robert Mendonsa, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon from Flower Mound, TX, left his private practice and moved to Kenya in 2008. He and his wife Julie founded Naomi’s Village Children’s Home in Jan 2011. The home now provides total care to 89 parentless children. They also opened Cornerstone Preparatory Academy…

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Elizabeth Redford

Elizabeth Redford

Elizabeth has worked in the field of Special Education for the last 12 years – spending half of that time in a traditional school setting and the other half within Transition. She previously taught in Chesterfield and Powhatan. Elizabeth received a B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University and a…

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Denise Resnik

Denise Resnik

Denise is the founder and president/CEO of First Place® AZ (established in 2012), co-founder of the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC, established in 1997), and founder and CEO of DRA Collective, a marketing/communications firm (established in 1986) that serves clients in a variety of fields, including real estate,…

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Larissa D’Andrea

Larissa D'Andrea

Larissa D’Andrea is the Founder of Hard Knock Productions LLC (HKP) and Art into Activism (501c3). With a passion for art and entertainment, she founded the social impact organization in 2020 with a focus on investing in art that inspires activism to create a positive, inclusive, and innovative environment; and…

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Dean Haynesworth

Dean Haynesworth

Dean Haynesworth is CEO and Executive Minority Founder of Black Progress Matters [BPM], an organization committed to effectuating change in existing businesses and organizations. Still, BPM is also providing an ambitious incubator program for the development and funding of minority start-ups. Dean encourages, along with the BPM founding partners, to…

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Afam Onyema

Afam Onyema

Afam Onyema was born in Chicago, IL in 1979. He graduated from Harvard University (cum laude) and Stanford Law School. While in law school, Afam co-founded the GEANCO Foundation. After graduating from law school in 2007, Afam declined multiple lucrative law firm offers in order to lead GEANCO full-time as…

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Scott Toal

Scott Toal

Scott Toal is a husband to an amazing woman and father to seven of the world’s most wonderful individuals! The kindness, patience, and support of his family are the foundation on which Scott has built his professional career. In business, Scott uses his skills in entrepreneurship. His knowledge and experience…

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