The Fall 2017 lineup includes…

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

“Feeding the Soul: The Interaction of Food, Policy and Potential”


Robert Egger, Founder of LA Kitchen

Egger is the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, which recovers locally sourced, cosmetically imperfect fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care and older men and women returning from incarceration. He pioneered this model during his 24-year tenure as the president of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen.”

He also founded CForward, an advocacy organization that promoted the economic role that nonprofits play in every community, and was also the co-convener of the first Nonprofit Congress, held in Washington, DC in 2006.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

“Recoding Expectations: A Woman’s Pioneering Journey in High Tech”

Beverly Schultz, Author of, “Skip the Typing Test – I’ll Manage the Software: One Woman’s Pioneering Journey in High Tech”


Schultz is the author of, “Skip the Typing Test – I’ll Manage the Software: One Woman’s Pioneering Journey in High Tech.” She received the President’s Award from Mitsubishi Electric; and her team created one of the first 3D chips that won 7 awards at COMDEX.




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Athletics and Justice: Translating Leadership from the Field to Your Community”


Kam Buckner, Executive Director of World Sport Chicago

Buckner is the Executive Director of World Sport Chicago, an independent non-profit organization, supports resiliency and strengthens community by increasing access to youth sport. He joined WSC from the Chicago Cubs, where he served as manager of government and neighborhood relations.



Wednesday, November 1, 2017

“When Headlines are Your Baseline: Serving in Crisis Scenarios”

Beth Kreppein, Special Agent with the FBI

Kreppein is a Special Agent with the FBI. She was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in St. Joseph County, IN before she was accepted to the FBI Academy. She has worked with the Chicago Division’s Joint Task Force on Gangs, the Chicago Division Crisis Negotiation Team and in 2016 was named the Chicago Division’s Crisis Management Coordinator.


Monday, November 6, 2017

“The Road to Empowerment: Finding Purpose Outside of Institutions”


Rozella Haydee White, Owner of RHW Consulting

In addition to her role as Owner of RHW Consulting, White serves as the Houston City Director for Mission Year. She is a consultant with LEAD, an organization focused on empowering Christian leaders, transforming faith communities and influencing the world. She previously served as the Director for Young Adult Ministry for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.



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