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· Sessions
Green Room
This room is for panelists and moderators only.
2021-04-08T08:00:00Z 2021-04-08T20:00:00Z America/New_York Green+Room Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Visit Expo Booths All Day
Visit the expo booths for education, job opportunities, and special offers.
2021-04-08T08:00:00Z 2021-04-08T20:00:00Z America/New_York Visit+Expo+Booths+All+Day Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome from Community Hero Leadership
A warm welcome from Community Hero leadership.
Monique Keels, Esq. Nicole McGruder Angelique Hinton
2021-04-08T08:30:00Z 2021-04-08T08:45:00Z America/New_York Welcome+from+Community+Hero+Leadership Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Keynote Address
Keynote Address from Charles Ellison
Charles Ellison
2021-04-08T08:45:00Z 2021-04-08T08:55:00Z America/New_York Keynote+Address Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Supporting the "Sandwich" Generation: Getting Caregiver Help and Resources to Take Care of Children and Aging Parents
There are people who are the caregivers for both young children as well as their aging parents. Officials&organizations discuss accessing needed resources.
PA Representative Donna Bullock Robert Torres Tia-Maria Smith Senator Bob Casey Darieth Chisolm
2021-04-08T09:00:00Z 2021-04-08T10:00:00Z America/New_York Supporting+the+%22Sandwich%22+Generation%3A++Getting+Caregiver+Help+and+Resources+to+Take+Care+of+Children+and+Aging+Parents Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Creating Your Spirited Place: The Connection of Mind, Health, and Spirit
Spiritual leaders have a roundtable discussion about the connection of prayer, meditation, and other techniques and the connection to one's health.
Reverend Dr. John C. Welch Reverend Tabitha Ssonko Shayna Watson
2021-04-08T10:00:00Z 2021-04-08T10:30:00Z America/New_York Creating+Your+Spirited+Place%3A++The+Connection+of+Mind%2C+Health%2C+and+Spirit Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Debunking the Top Myths about Organ and Tissue Donation
Gift of Life & C.O.R.E. explain the urgency of organ and tissue donation in the Black community. An actual donor family & recipient will their experience.
Leslie Jean-Mary Lisa Strother-Upsher
2021-04-08T10:30:00Z 2021-04-08T11:00:00Z America/New_York Debunking+the+Top+Myths+about+Organ+and+Tissue+Donation Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's
Recognize common warning signs of Alzheimer's; learn what symptoms to look for in yourself and others.
Michael Williams
2021-04-08T11:00:00Z 2021-04-08T12:00:00Z America/New_York 10+Warning+Signs+of+Alzheimer%27s Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Patient Blood Management & Bloodless Surgery
Concise presentation on making fully-informed decisions in the management of your transfusion of blood products to optimize quality outcomes.
Dr. Kellie Simmons-Massey, DNP, MSN, AP-C
2021-04-08T11:15:00Z 2021-04-08T11:45:00Z America/New_York Patient+Blood+Management+%26+Bloodless+Surgery Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Have Lunch with Chef Elijah
Turn on your stove and join Chef Elijah re-imagine a not-so-healthy dish into a delicious and more importantly, nutritious meal. Yum!
Elijah Milligan
2021-04-08T12:00:00Z 2021-04-08T12:30:00Z America/New_York Have+Lunch+with+Chef+Elijah Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
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2021-04-08T12:00:00Z 2021-04-08T16:00:00Z America/New_York FREE+CONFIDENTIAL+Memory+Screenings Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Grits, Genes, and Girth
Exploring the intersection of food choice, genetics, and disease.
Dr. Safiyya Shabazz Janelle Eligon-Ketchum, RDN, LDN, CDCES Dr. Paul Hopkins Charles Ellison Elijah Milligan
2021-04-08T13:00:00Z 2021-04-08T14:00:00Z America/New_York Grits%2C+Genes%2C+and+Girth Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
State of Black Health Policy in Pennsylvania
Rountable discussion of PA Legislative Black Caucus
Representative Morgan B. Cephas Senator Art Haywood PA Representative Stephen Kinsey PA Representative Donna Bullock PA Representative Napoleon Nelson
2021-04-08T15:00:00Z 2021-04-08T16:00:00Z America/New_York State+of+Black+Health+Policy+in+Pennsylvania Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Black Beauty Unplugged: The Impact of Media on the Perception of Beauty
A discussion that delves into beauty, identity, expression, the new norms, and what this means in regards to physical and mental health.
Tracey Thorpe-Scott Sia Nyorkor Joanna McClinton Keisha Hudson Syreeta Scott Annyella Douglas
2021-04-08T16:00:00Z 2021-04-08T17:00:00Z America/New_York Black+Beauty+Unplugged%3A++The+Impact+of+Media+on+the+Perception+of+Beauty Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
In Crisis: Black Mental Health in America
Experts will explain how to recognize mental and emotional health problems and navigating the inequities of the mental health care system.
Donnetta Watson Dr. George James Joy Martin Dr. Tazzarae Spivey-Mooring, PhD Chad Dion Lassiter
2021-04-08T17:00:00Z 2021-04-08T18:00:00Z America/New_York In+Crisis%3A++Black+Mental+Health+in+America Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Her Voice: How to Be Your Own Advocate and Get the Most Out of your Healthcare
Actionable tips for women as they engage with their healthcare teams. This THE presentation for women who wish to become better advocates for themselves.
Maya Bass MD, MPH, FAAFP Krys E. Foster MD, MPH
2021-04-08T18:00:00Z 2021-04-08T19:00:00Z America/New_York Her+Voice%3A++How+to+Be+Your+Own+Advocate+and+Get+the+Most+Out+of+your+Healthcare Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Establishing Trust from the Backseat: A Critical Challenge in the Black Community
Discussion about how to overcome the historic distrust of the healthcare system and coping with COVID.
Dr. Delana Wardlaw Dr. William King Dr. Deborah Crabbe Deanna Jenkins Dr. Willliam Simmons
2021-04-08T19:00:00Z 2021-04-08T20:00:00Z America/New_York Establishing+Trust+from+the+Backseat%3A++A+Critical+Challenge+in+the+Black+Community Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Representative Morgan B. Cephas

PA State Representative | 192nd District | Panelist

Sia Nyorkor

CBS 19 News Anchor | Emmy Award Winning Journalist | Panelist

Tracey Thorpe-Scott

Life Coach |Motivational Speaker | Owner, TTS Coaching & Development |Panelist

Dr. Kellie Simmons-Massey, DNP, MSN, AP-C

Director of Patient Blood Management-Temple University | Presenter

Monique Keels, Esq.

Family Law Attorney | Board Member

Senator Bob Casey

US Senator- Pennsylvania | Panelist

Dr. Delana Wardlaw

Family Medicine Specialist | Panelist

Michael Williams

Community Educator-Alzheimer's Foundation | Presenter

Dr. Tazzarae Spivey-Mooring, PhD

Psychotherapist-Diamond Consulting | Moderator

Joy Martin

Regional Deputy Director- Gaudenzia | Participant

Dr. George James

Senior Staff Therapist | Assistant Professor | Panelist

Dr. Safiyya Shabazz

Medical Director- Fountain Medical Associates | Panelist

Janelle Eligon-Ketchum, RDN, LDN, CDCES

Registered Dietician | President, Nutrition Unlimited | Panelist

Donnetta Watson

Psychotherapist | Clinical Practice Manager | Participant

PA Representative Stephen Kinsey

201st Legislative District | Panelist

Senator Art Haywood

PA Senator 4th Legislative District | Panelist

Dr. Paul Hopkins

Doctor of Naturopathy | Radio Host | Panelist

Shaina Humphries

Fox 29 News Anchor | Moderator

Tia-Maria Smith

Director- Pennsylvania KinConnector Program

Dr. Deborah Crabbe

Cardiologist/Professor- Temple UniversitySchool of Medicine | Moderator

Dr. William King

Pediatrician | Panelist

Syreeta Scott

Natural Hair Expert

Keisha Hudson

Managing Editor- The Appeal | Panelist

Deanna Jenkins

Healthcare Consultant/40 Under 40 | Panelist

Joanna McClinton

Pennsylvania House Representative

Shaina Humphries

Fox 29 News Anchor | Moderator

PA Representative Donna Bullock

PA Legislative Black Caucus Chair | Panelist

Robert Torres

Secretary of the Department of Aging | Panelist

Nicole McGruder

Community Hero Executive Director | Conference Host

Annyella Douglas

Dermatology Resident | Panelist

PA Representative Napoleon Nelson

154th Legislative District | Moderator

Elijah Milligan

Expert Chef | Panelist

Lisa Strother-Upsher

Program Director | Presenter

Leslie Jean-Mary

Community Partnership Specialist | Moderator

Shayna Watson

Reverend | Moderator

Reverend Tabitha Ssonko

Preacher | Panelist

Reverend Dr. John C. Welch

Educator/ Author/Panelist

Thomas Bonner

Community Hero Board Member

Charles Ellison

Award Winning Thought Leader| Public Affairs Expert | Key Note Speaker

Dr. Willliam Simmons

Community Hero Board Member

Kaya Jones

Community Hero Board Member

Angelique Hinton

Community Hero Board Member

Chad Dion Lassiter

Executive Director

Krys E. Foster MD, MPH

Physician and Professor

Maya Bass MD, MPH, FAAFP

Physician |Professor | Presenter

Darieth Chisolm

Emmy Award Winning Journalist | Moderator

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