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Dr. Michelle Melton

Speaker A

Michelle Melton, Psy.D., is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in Arizona and Virginia. She offers consultation services, workshops, and training to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners, communities, and organizations. Dr. Melton’s practice philosophy is social justice informed, anti-racism committed, and intersectionALLY affirming. She is experienced working in a variety of settings including private and state psychiatric hospitals, substance abuse recovery programs, community mental health settings, and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.


Dr. Melton provides training in the public and private sectors on mental health wellness, organizational development, and diversity education and leadership. She has been published in state and national scholarly journals. Her aim is to use psychological sciences and professional knowledge to improve the condition of individuals, organizations, and communities. By enterprising diversity and inclusion, Dr. Melton seeks to facilitate personal transformation and institutional innovation.


Shauna Payne -    Gold 

Speaker B

Shauna Payne-Gold is the Founder & Owner of Gold Enterprises, LLC an independent, 100% woman- and minority-owned consulting firm founded in 2016 which provides inclusive strategic planning, educational sessions, executive coaching, and facilitation services for aspiring multicultural and anti-racist organizations that value everyone, capitalize on cognitive diversity, while being profitable and philanthropic.


Dr. Gold brings 25 years of experience in DEI strategic planning, facilitation, Multicultural Organizational Development, Intergroup Dialogue, Truth & Racial Healing Circles, project management, and change management. Dr. Gold was honored as a 2020 Leader in Diversity by the Baltimore Business Journal and the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for Towson University in 2020 and 2021. Dr. Gold was most recently selected as a Tory Burch Fellow in 2022. Dr. Gold is pursuing her next Master’s Degree in Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania.


Elena Henderson

Speaker C

Elena Henderson, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist from Salt Lake City, Utah. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Caribbean Healthcare system where she focused on trauma-focused psychotherapy and assessment for veterans.


She completed her postdoctoral health psychology fellowship at University of Utah Medical Center and currently works as a clinical assistant professor at University of Illinois Healthcare System. Dr. Henderson is trained in cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, STAIR narrative therapy, and compassion-focused therapy. She is passionate about providing compassion-focused interventions for trauma-related disorders for both veterans and civilian populations.


John Donahue


 Nena Craven

Speaker D

John Donahue and Nena Craven teach Sociology at Harford Community College, serve on the Safe Zone Committee for LGBTQ+ campus concerns, are advisors to the Rainbow Alliance student organization, and collaborate on other trainings and projects on a regular basis.


Michelle Lieberman

Speaker E

Dr. Michelle Lieberman has been a faculty member and administrator in higher education for over fifteen years and currently teaches at Harford Community College. She has extensive teaching experience at both the community college and university levels and has won numerous awards for her teaching, leadership, and service to students and institutions. She holds a PhD in Community College Leadership from Old Dominion University, an MS in Criminal Justice and an MA in Sociology - both from East Carolina University, and a BA in Psychology from Queens University.


Dr. Lieberman is also a certified Life Coach and True Colors Trainer. With a background in law enforcement, Dr. Lieberman has a strong focus on student safety as well as rights and responsibilities. In addition, she has published and presented on a wide variety of other topics: gender differences and equality, service learning, student/community relationships, and global awareness/learning. A proponent of study abroad programs, Dr. Lieberman has led or otherwise been involved with trips to 14 countries in Central America and Europe.


Kaytlin   Workman

Speaker F

Kaytlin Workman, LCPC, PMH-C is a professional counselor in Havre de Grace, providing maternal and reproductive mental health care to families in Maryland. She has been the proud owner of Ardeo Counseling, a specialty mental health practice, since 2020.


Inspired by her own journey to motherhood, Katlyn completed a certification in perinatal mental health through Postpartum Support International (PSI) in 2019. She has dedicated her practice to those managing the transition to parenthood, and she has a special interest and post-graduate training in infertility and reproductive counseling as well as pregnancy and infant loss. Katlyn is the chairperson of PSI-Maryland, leader of Team Havre de Grace for the Climb Out of the Darkness fundraiser, and is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. 


Phil Hosmer

Speaker G

Phil Hosmer is the Founder and Executive Director of Nature Worx. He is also a Certified Ecotherapy Facilitator. It is his mission to bring the healing, restorative properties of the natural world into the lives of others through Nature Worx. He formed this organization drawing on his experience leading several other not-for-profit organizations focused on family support and outdoor recreation. 


Carla DuPree

Speaker H

Carla Du Pree is a state and national arts advocate, an arts ambassador, a literary consultant, and the executive director of the literary nonprofit, CityLit Project, which holds an annual award-winning Festival. As part of her work with CityLit, she co-founded Scribente Maternum, (a fancy way of saying Writing Mamas) which holds an annual retreat called Write Like A Mother.


Her fiction appears in several literary journals. She is the recipient of fiction fellowships from Hedgebrook, Baldwin for the Arts (founded by children’s author Jacqueline Woodson), Rhode Island Writers Colony for Writers of Color (directed by Jason Reynolds), Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (2x), Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, and Poetry Foundation through Furious Flower Poetry Center. She is a Rubys and MSAC grantee and was awarded the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies inaugural Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Individual Award and the Maryland State Department of Education’s Arts Leader for April 2020.


She serves on executive committees of several local, state, and national boards, all relating to the arts and with the intention of magnifying diversity and inclusion work. She holds a Masters from Johns Hopkins University's Writing Seminars and has three adult children and a husband of 37 years. 

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