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2020 Conference Speakers

Thank you to everyone who attended The Corps Network 2020 National Conference. Below, is a list of the 2020 Speakers with their information and the session they presented in. Session descriptions can be found here.


Sunday – February 9, 2020

Thrive: The Power of Community Opening Session
2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Dr. Gail C. Christopher

Keynote Speaker

Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity

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Monday – February 10, 2020

Transforming a Movement: Supporting Equity Work in Environmental Organizations
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Marcelo Bonta

J.E.D.I. Consultant
President, Marcelo Bonta Consulting LLC

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Angelou Ezeilo

CEO & Founder
Greening Youth Foundation

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Chanté Coleman

Director of Equity and Justice
National Wildlife Federation

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The Washington Insider with Amy Walter
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Amy Walter

Political Analyst
National Editor, The Cook Political Report

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The Partnership for the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Secretary David Bernhardt

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Ray Bivens

Director, Delaware State Parks

Bio forthcoming

Vicki Christiansen

Chief of U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Margaret Everson

Principal Deputy Director
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services

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Mickey Fearn

Professor of Practice, North Carolina State University

Bio forthcoming

Catherine Nagel

Executive Director
City Parks Alliance

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Dan Puskar

President and CEO
Public Lands Alliance

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Barbara Stewart

Corporation for National and Community Service

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David Vela

Acting Director
National Park Service

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Debra Wada

Vice Chair for Military Service
National Commission on Military, National and Public Service

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Tuesday – February 11, 2020

Pursuing Community and Environmental Health through Authentic Community Engagement
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Matthew Bauer

COO, Kupu

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Candice Clark

Director of YouthBuild and Education Programs,
Civic Works

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Dalia Dorta

Director of Latino Outreach
Environment for the Americas

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Monique Miles

Aspen Institute
Director, Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund
Deputy Director, Forum for Community Solutions

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Joseph Taylor

Executive Director
Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast

Bio forthcoming

Corpsmember Perspectives on the Future of the Corps Movement
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Luis Cabrales

2020 Corpsmember of the Year
Student Conservation Association

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Timothy Gunn

2016 Corpsmember of the Year
The Sustainability Institute

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Lashauntya Moore

Member Services Associate
The Corps Network
Earth Conservation Corps Alumna

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Dorothy Stoneman

Founder of YouthBuild

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Harley Tijerina

2020 Corpsmember of the Year
California Conservation Corps

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