Dr. Keli Koran Luchey

Dr. Keli Koran Luchey

Keli-Koran F. Luchey earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a concentration in School Counseling from the University at Buffalo.

She also has a M.Ed. in Education Administration from Canisius College, and a M.Ed. in College Counseling & Student Personnel Work, a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A in Women’s Studies also at the University at Buffalo.

Currently ‘Dr. Keli” is a High School Assistant Principal at Sweet Home High School. She is also a certified New York State School Counselor and worked for over seventeen years as a High School Counselor. She was formerly employed as a Senior Admissions Advisor and Assistant Admissions Coordinator for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at the University at Buffalo. In addition to her work in Admissions, she also taught Undergraduate Freshman Seminar courses.

Prior to her position as a Senior Admissions Advisor, Dr. Luchey worked in various capacities for the Science and Technology Enrichment Program (STEP), the Liberty Partnership Program, the Upward Bound Program (all at UB) and the Buffalo Urban League.

Dr. Luchey is the founder and CEO of Lucid Pathways, LLC where she provides Educational Consulting, Life Coaching and Personal Counseling to clients throughout the country. Her passion is helping others to heal their core. She is committed to assisting her clients in “creating a clear and concise vision” so they may reach full potential. She is well known for presenting her “Lucid Vision Boards” to corporate companies, for private parties, and at public venues around the United States and abroad.

She is currently on the Board of Directors of the Mental Health Association of NY State; the Western New York Educational Service Council (WNYESC) - Committee for Identifying and Developing Educational Leadership (CIDEL); previously served on the Board of Directors for the True Community Development Corporation (True Bethel Baptist Church - Bishop Darius Pridgen); is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Buffalo Alumnae Chapter), the American School Counseling Association (ASCA), the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), and the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE). Also, served as an Educational Consultant for the Mount Olive Development Corporation, Preventionfocus, Inc, and the Office for University Preparatory Programs (OUPP) at the University at Buffalo. You can listen to Dr. Luchey every week on WNY’s Power 96.5 FM Station where she is a Co-host of the “Real Talk Live” Show. She previously served as Vice President of the Niagara-Orleans Counseling Association (NOCA), is the former Historian of Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated (Buffalo Chapter), and is a former member of the Preventionfocus Adult Advisory Board.

"Dr. Keli" has received several awards for her contributions to the community including: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated (Beta Iota Chapter) Educator of the Year Award (1995), Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated (Gamma Kappa Chapter) Appreciation Award (1998), Radio Channel WBLK Professional of the Month Award (September 1998), Who’s Who Among Teachers (2004-05; 2005-06; 2006-07), NY State Senator Antoine Thompson “Educator Award” for Women’s History Month (2007), Mayor Byron Brown, City of Buffalo – Education Award ( 2007), Uncrowned Queen (2008) by the Uncrown Crowned Queens Institute for Research and Education on Women, Incorporated and Young Miss Buffalo Scholarship and Enrichment Program (YMBP), Cornerstone Award of Distinction (2010), KMPG Athena Young Professional Award (2012); The Sisterhood, Inc. - President Barack Obama Award for Community Service (2013); City of Buffalo Black History Month Award for Education/Community Service – Mayor Byron Brown (2013); Community Action Organization of Erie County – Women’s History Month – Health & Wellness Award (2013), True Bethel Baptist Church Black History Month Award (2014), Women’s History Month Touching the World Award – Unlimited Possibilities Overcoming Poverty Ministry (2014); Women Making History Award (2018) - Utopia Euphoria, Inc.

For nearly thirty years, "Dr. Keli" has assisted children and adults and considers it an honor and privilege to work with people. It is her goal to instill in every person that she meets the belief that they are all “full of promise” rather than “at-risk”.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom At Girls World Expo Buffalo, NY on Sunday, March 31, 2019

Tresa Deal-Galloway

Tresa Deal-Galloway

Tresa Deal-Galloway is a motivated entrepreneur who has established over 20 years of experience in Education, Event Planning, P.R. Marketing and Fundraising. With receiving a Bachelor degree in Sociology from Madonna University, a M.A.T in Language Arts and Speech from Wayne State University and studying Higher Education at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England; Tresa was able to pursue her passion of educating and mentoring children and teenagers.

As an educator, Tresa worked as a teacher at the elementary school level including instruction of core curriculum for gifted and talented children in the Grosse Pointe Public School System in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. She has also worked in administration for the Detroit Enterprise Academy, a public school charted by the nationally renowned National Heritage Academies.

While working within the public school system as a school administrator, Tresa saw that there was an unfortunate problem of bullying amongst the students. This problem became even more evident when she discovered that her eldest son and daughter were also both bullied in middle school. Seeing that there was a need, in March of 2018 she founded Love Laces, a bullying awareness movement that focuses on empowering young people through programming, apparel and education.

In her research, she found that children who are bullied or suffer from low self-esteem often tend to hang their heads down low. She decided to develop shoe laces brand that are uniquely inscribed with empowering affirmations. While children are looking down to the ground, Love Laces are there to help uplift. The laces symbolizes a tie of protection and the positive inscription is created as affirmation to empower them and build self-esteem. On October 6, 2018, Love Laces held its first annual Bullying Awareness Walk titled, “Walk 4 a Mile in My Shoes” that included 267 registered participants.

Tresa’s expertise in business granted her several opportunities to work with high profiled companies and public figures, which included a guest panelist on the Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004. During the second term of President Obama’s presidency, Tresa was selected as Team Captain for Volunteers in the 2013 Presidential inauguration were 15,000 volunteers worked under her management. Furthering her involvement with President Obama’s campaign team, Tresa became the regional fundraising coordinators for the State of Michigan, Organizers for Action (OFA).

In heading her upscale event planning company Exquisite Affairs by Tresa, founded in 2006, she was able to work with many corporations and foundations including Comerica Bank; Keep a Child Alive Foundation with Alicia Keys as its ambassador. Tresa Deal-Galloway lives in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan with her family. She enjoys skiing, skating, dancing, mentoring youth and the theater.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

“LEVEL UP”… to the BEST YOU! At Girls World Expo Detroit, MI on Sunday, March 10, 2019

Mary Ann Gawelek

Mary Ann Gawelek

An innovative visionary, Mary Ann Gawelek has made a tremendous impact at Lourdes University. Under her guidance, the institution successfully achieved its 10 year accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission and was approved to offer several new academic programs including the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, the university’s first professional doctoral program.

Lourdes made national and international news for the creation of the Full-Bodied Degree, a Bachelor of Science in Craft Beverages, the first of its kind in the U.S. In athletics, the University received recognition for its cutting edge E-sports program. The University has also added bowling to its NAIA lineup of men’s and women’s sports.

A proud Ohioan, Mary Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Sociology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Master of Education and Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology degrees from Boston University.

Prior to her tenure at Lourdes, she served as the chief academic officer at Seton Hill University (1996-2016). While there, she held the rank of Professor in Psychology and served first as Vice President for Academic Affairs and then Provost and Dean of Faculty.

As a leader in academia, Mary Ann has spearheaded licensure efforts for mental health counselors in Massachusetts and provided counseling psychology programs in multiple states. At Lourdes, she has begun the process of enhancing undergraduate social science programs and initiated a new pathway for biology majors to pursue graduate programs in the sciences.

The curriculum partnership with the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine allows Lourdes students to apply for an Early Acceptance Program in one of three graduate tracks: medicine, dentistry or pharmacy seamlessly without having to take the MCAT.

A member of the American Psychological Association, Division 35, Mary Ann has received national recognition for her accomplishments. In 2005, she received the Athena award for professional excellence, community service and mentoring of women. In 2011, she earned the Council of Independent Colleges Academic Officer Award.

Having traveled extensively, she most recently spent time in Ireland and Italy. Mary Ann is a lifelong swimmer, an activity that she attributes to feeding her creative thinking. She loves spending time with her family, which includes their golden retriever Cody Quinn and reading a good mystery novel.

A voracious reader, she tries to read at least two books a week.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Fearless Females Panel At Girls World Expo Toledo, OH on Sunday, February 10, 2019

Margaret McGladrey

Margaret McGladrey

Margaret McGladrey, Ph.D., is a sociologist and feminist activist focused on the intersectional politics of representation and knowledge production, specifically in cultural discourses related to gender, education, and health. She recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Department of Sociology and Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University and will begin working with the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lexington in January 2019.

Dr. McGladrey's recent scholarship involves youth-led participatory action research with The Girl Project, for which she created The Girl Project: Next Generation middle school mentoring program and serves as the Research and Advocacy Director responsible for the program's feminist critical pedagogy and grant-writing/evaluation (which has included securing grant funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Toyota Foundation, and the United Way, among other sponsors). Her interdisciplinary research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Feminist Formations (the journal of the National Women's Studies Association), Journal of Children and Media, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Journal of Health Education, Health Communication, and Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships. She has presented at national and international academic conferences in three disciplinary areas (communication, public health, and sociology), and she received the 2015 American Sociological Association graduate student paper award for a project exploring the ethics of conducting research about gender and sexuality with preadolescent girls. She also has served as a co-investigator on many federally and state-sponsored studies to lead mixed-methods community-based participatory research efforts involving local health departments, cooperative extension agents, and community health coalitions.

Dr. McGladrey has taught undergraduate and master's-level courses on social inequalities, girls and girlhood, and grant-writing, and she has served as a faculty member teaching day-long grant-writing and budget management seminars to community health professionals since the inception of the NIH-funded Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky in 2014. She also is a certified teacher of Kundalini Yoga and has been teaching mindfulness, meditation, and yoga classes in community and school settings for more than 10 years.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Questions You Can't Ask Your Mom At Girls World Expo Lexington, KY on Saturday, January 12, 2019

Staff Sergeant Rachel Thomas

Staff Sergeant Rachel Thomas

My name is Staff Sergeant Rachel Thomas. I am the daughter of Suzan. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on September 1st 1992. I graduated from Triton Central High School in 2011. Two weeks after graduation I attended Basic Combat Training at Ft. Jackson, SC. I then attended Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Lee, VA where I obtained the Military Occupational Specialty of Culinary Specialist (92G).

My first duty station was Camp Red Cloud, South Korea where I worked as a Culinary Specialist in the Commanding Generals Mess. During my time in country I was awarded several awards for my hard work and dedication to duty. I also was awarded Distinguish Honor Graduate for the Advanced Culinary Arts Course. I attended and won the Chef of the Quarter board for the 2nd Infantry Division as well.

I then moved units to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Bragg, NC. I deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where I served as the Enlisted Aide to Major General Stein and Major General Williams. While working for the 1st TSC Commanding Generals I traveled to many different countries to include Afghanistan, Dubai, and Egypt. I also engaged on multiple personal security missions. Upon returning to Ft. Bragg, NC I then attended the Warriors Leadership Course. After I graduated I was recommended first hand by the Food Service Sergeant Major of Fort Bragg to serve as a Chef with Delta Force.

I then moved to Ft. Hood, Texas in July of 2015. While on station I fulfilled the Field feeding mission for not only the Ironhorse Challenge (A Prestigious Tradition) but a rotation at the National Training Station in the Mohave Desert as an essential key to the Battalions mission. I was requested to serve with the 1st Cavalry Division as a Garrison Enlisted Aide for Major General Tompson. After serving for Major General Tompson I was placed as a Platoon Sergeant of Headquarters Company.

In November of 2016 I was selected by the Department of the Army to serve as a recruiter. I attended Advanced Leadership Course, where I made Commandant’s List, and Army Recruiting School back to back before moving to Middletown, New York. Since I have been a Recruiter I have been recognized as the Top New Recruiter of the Company and awarded the AUSA Noncommissioned Officer of the Year.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Women Warriors At Girls World Expo Tri-State, NY on Sunday, October 21, 2018

Hillary Schieve

Hillary Schieve

Professional Biography

Hillary L. Schieve was elected as Reno’s Mayor on November 4, 2014. She was sworn in on November 12, 2014, as the 28th Mayor of the City of Reno. Prior to being elected Mayor, Hillary was elected as At-Large Reno City Council Member on November 6, 2012, and was sworn into office on November 14, 2012.

Hillary brings to the Council her entrepreneurial experience as an employer and local business owner, as well as her out-of-the-box thinking which helped her businesses prosper during the economic downturn. Hillary is the owner and operator of three businesses in the City of Reno. She wants to use her business knowledge to help eliminate bureaucratic red tape and spur job creation.

Hillary’s other key issues are economic growth, public safety, regional cooperation and senior services. One of her major issues is the reformation and revitalization of downtown. Hillary has made it a priority since assuming office to put funding toward creating a downtown environment that attracts residents, students, businesses and visitors. She was named in Politico Magazine’s “America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors” article. The piece refers to her as “The re-inventor” for her role in the positive transformation of Reno, which is “becoming a hub for tech entrepreneurs and companies, pulling coders and data analysts from far more expensive Silicon Valley four hours to the west.”

In September 2017, Mayor Schieve was selected as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports (TAPES). She is the first woman to Chair the committee in more than 25 years. Another national and local issue the Mayor is passionate about is mental health and addiction; as such, she hosted a community conversation on the topic in October 2017.

Hillary’s business success landed her the Reno Gazette-Journal’s (RGJ) 2011 "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Hillary was also named by the Nevada Young Professional Network and the RGJ as a "Twenty Under 40" award recipient for her business expertise and her community service endeavors. Just to name a few of her many accomplishments and awards, she is also a recipient of the "Humanitarian Award," as she was recognized for being an outspoken public advocate for diversity and equality for all underserved groups. She was also honored with the "Harvey Milk Award" by Build Our Center (now called Our Center) in May 2016. She is also a two-time recipient of the Nevada Women’s Fund, presented by NV Energy, "Women of Achievement" award in 2013 and 2015.

Hillary is one of the four founding members of the Midtown District. Most recently, she has worked diligently to reform and revitalize downtown Reno and has, in partnership with the Reno City Council, formed an Operation Downtown group focused on reimagining and revitalizing the downtown corridor.

Hillary was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She attended Reno High School. Hillary grew up figure skating, where she competed nationally in pursuit of an Olympic dream, but was stricken with kidney failure. As fate would have it, her sister saved Hillary’s life by donating her kidney for a transplant operation. Hillary continues to be a strong advocate for organ donations and has lobbied nationwide to promote organ donor awareness.

Public Service History:
•2014-Present Mayor of Reno
•2012-2014 At-Large Reno City Council Member

Appointments:
•Capital Projects Surcharge Advisory Subcommittee
•Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts - Board of Directors
•Reno City Council Subcommittee on Council Rules and Regulations
•Reno Housing Authority
•Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA)
•Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF)
•Joint Coordinating Committee - alternate
•Regional Planning Governing Board - alternate

National Appointments:
•United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) TAPES Committee, Chair
•Women in Government

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Fearless Females Panel At Girls World Expo Reno, NV on Saturday, September 22, 2018

Violet Maestas

Violet Maestas

Violet Maestas is originally from San Antonio, Texas and moved with her family in 1988 to Eloy, AZ. She graduated from Santa Cruz Valley Union High School in 1996 and graduated from Central Arizona College in 1998 with a Certificate in Medical Administration. She became a Health Information Manager with the Casa Grande Regional Medical Center. Wanting a career change Violet graduated from the Arizona Department of Correctional Officers Training Academy in 1999.

In 2002 she was hired by the Eloy Police Department as a Detention and Communications Officer. 2004 She graduated from the Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Training Academy and became a Police Officer for the City of Eloy. Within 14yrs from being certified she has served in many roles for the department; Auto Theft Investigator, Community Officer, Professional Standards (Internal Affairs), Communications Supervisor, General Investigator, Training Coordinator, Terrorism Liaison Officer & Certified Intelligence Analysts. From 2006-20013 she coordinated multiple operations with the US Marshals and surrounding agencies which focused on wanted fugitives. She coordinated and ran the Homeland Security Operational grant, which heavily focused on human and drug smuggling interdiction in and around the City of Eloy.

During this time she received an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Central Arizona College and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social and Criminal Justice (with honors) from Ashford University. In 2013 she transitioned back to patrol and became a Field Training Officer and an Officer in Charge, assisting with supervising patrol when needed. Violet is affiliated with the Arizona Auto Theft Association, Latino Police Officers Association, and Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. She graduated from the Valle Del Sol-Central Arizona College, Hispanic Leadership Institution in 2014.

January of this year Violet was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant. Violet is still with the Eloy Police Department today and has gained overwhelming experience and knowledge about the City of Eloy, the community, and different ways of bringing support to and for the city. She was successful in creating and coordinating a charity run, “Tip-Over the Shelf 5K”, to the City of Eloy which benefits the Santa Cruz Valley Food Pantry and the Eloy Veterans Center Food Pantry. This year marks the 4th annual 5K.

This same effort has created an annual Hunger Awareness Field day, to the local Junior High and Elementary School.

She continues to commit herself to numerous community service projects which efforts help the homeless and the hungry.

Violet volunteers with the Eloy Veterans Center and is a part of the Catholic Daughters of America #2729. CAHRA (Santa Cruz Valley Food Pantry) board member, Eloy Police Department Honor Guard.
Violet continues to set goals which include helping and volunteering with many organizations within the community which have the same mission in mind. She credits the support from her friends, mentors, and especially her family.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Fearless Females Panel At Girls World Expo Tucson, AZ on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Kiesha Cousar

Kiesha Cousar

Kiesha L. Cousar speaker, author, coach, counselor, consultant, strategist, and girls advocate is the CEO and founder of COUSAR Empowerment, a Personal Development Company whose priority is empowering individuals to be exceptional people. She is the founder, chief visionary, and trail blazer of WIN Within™ a philosophical framework that fosters a strong sense of self through awareness and identity development.

As a strong advocate for women she founded the Women WINNING Within™ Coaching Program where women learn to make BOLD Moves both personally and professionally to be their best selves. These women not only gain skills and techniques from Coach Cousar but also participate in the WIN Within ™ social network community comprised of influential, diverse women who are committed to doing the lifeWORK. She is also the founder of EmpowerHER! Every girl. Everywhere. ™, a girls movement and signature program designed to cultivate and empower girls to “Be Authentically You!”

Mrs. Cousar is known for her exuberant spirit, transformational messages, transparent nature, and relentless drive to help people maximize their greatest potential. She is an enthusiastic, authentic woman on fire for life, on a mission to educate, equip, and empower women & girls around the world to WIN Within™! She is the proud wife of Lawrence Gemelle Cousar and they are the delightful parents to three young children; Kennedy Kline, Karrington Kane, and Wellington Chase. Her greatest desire is for people to know themselves, fulfill their purpose, and live life intentionally!

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Speaker for:

Girl of Merit Brunch At Girls World Expo Raleigh, NC on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Sheriff Mims

Sheriff Mims

Margaret Mims has been a peace officer since l980. She was elected to the office of Sheriff in 2006, becoming the first female deputy sheriff Sergeant to supervise field patrol units. She was the first female deputy sheriff to attain the rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Sheriff, and to be elected to the office of Sheriff in the history of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Margaret is a member of the Fresno Cultural Arts Rotary Club, the Caruthers Kiwanis Club and is on the Board of Directors of the Marjaree Mason Center, a local women’s shelter. She has served as a past member of the Fresno County Rape Counseling Service Board of Directors. She is a member of the California Peace Officers' Association and the California State Sheriffs' Association. Sheriff Mims is a graduate of Fresno Pacific University, and has her Masters Degree in Public Administration from National University. She is a graduate of California POST's (Peace Officer Standards & Training) Supervisory Leadership Institute and she is also a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police coordinated through Boston University and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Her GWE Breakout Session:

How to be a Fearless Female

Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan is currently Chief Executive Officer for Purdy Motor Group – USA (PMG – US). Purdy Motor Group is Costa Rica’s exclusive Distributor for Toyota, Lexus, Hino, Ford and VW with growing operations in the U.S. including three Texas-based franchised dealerships. The Toyota dealerships run under the Atkinson Toyota brand and are in Bryan, Madisonville and Dallas, Texas. In this role, Laura is responsible for strategically expanding, broadening and diversifying Purdy Motors’ operations in the United States. Before this position Laura was with Gulf States Toyota, Inc, a Private Distributor for Toyota Motor North America for 18 years; most recently as Vice President, Market Representation & Dealer Development. In her twenty-five plus years in the automotive industry she has held positions in all aspects of the of the business which have provided valuable knowledge, experience and exposure to the industry.

Laura believes in giving back to the community and has held public service roles representing the citizens of Texas for the past seven years. Most recently, she was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission (TxDOT) as one of five Commissioners. Prior to this, Governor Abbott appointed her to the TX Department of Motor Vehicle Board (TxDMV) representing the vehicle manufacturing/distribution industry. During her tenure on the TxDMV board she held positions of Chairman - projects & operations committee, Vice-Chairman and Chairman.

Laura attended Penn State University and believes strongly in continuous executive-level education programs that stretch her abilities. She has attended programs and courses such as: Gallup Organization, University of Texas – Organizational Leadership, and Columbia University. She is also an avid learner and a student of her business.

Laura is an enthusiastic and dedicated leader in all aspects of the automotive industry. She has a proven track record of excellence of performance in implementation, execution, business and strategic development, and improving the bottom line. She is respected for both her professional and personal integrity.

She is married, has two children, two dogs and lives in Cypress, TX.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Speaker for:

Girl of Merit Award Ceremony At Girls World Expo Bryan-College Station, TX on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Lisa A. Smittcamp

Lisa A. Smittcamp

Lisa A. Smittcamp was elected District Attorney in June 2014 with the overwhelming support of local law enforcement and the prosecutors and investigators in her office. She was sworn into office in January 2015. In 2017, she celebrated her 20th year as a criminal prosecutor.

Mrs. Smittcamp is the second female to be elected District Attorney in Fresno County. She is known at the Fresno County courthouse for her keen sense of justice and outstanding advocacy skills. She has successfully prosecuted some of the area’s most dangerous offenders – murders, rapists, domestic violence offenders and child molesters. She has also prosecuted many gang members and career criminals under California’s Three Strikes Law, resulting in life prison terms.

Because of the passion she has for bringing justice to victims, the DA is known throughout the County for being a strong advocate against violence against women and children and has been a leader in educating the community about the importance of awareness to prevent these crimes.

During her tenure as District Attorney, she brought new structure, increased productivity and renewed morale to the office. Under her leadership, the District Attorney’s Office was able to add staffing to assist the Court in beginning a Veteran’s Treatment Court to assist justice involved Veterans in their rehabilitation. She is so dedicated to this court; she assigned herself to be the courtroom prosecutor.

Many additional units have been added since 2015, including Major Fraud, Animal Cruelty, Post – Prop 47 drug court, a Violent Crime Unit, and a newly formed Truancy Unit to ensure children are attending school.

Additionally, DA Smittcamp developed the Public Integrity Unit and assigned a full time prosecutor and three full time DA Investigators to ensure that Fresno County is free from political corruption.

Continuing her mission to eliminate violence to women and children, Lisa joined forces with other law enforcement agencies to form the Fresno County Human Trafficking Task Force that meets monthly to discuss investigations and cases. She has dedicated two prosecutors and one DA Investigator to this unit, who not only prosecute these cases, but do outreach on education and awareness.

She is the Chairwoman of the Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC), a member of the Fresno-Madera Police Chief’s Association, the Victim Offender Reconciliation Program Advisory Board, the Community Corrections Partnership Committee, and the Fresno County Local Justice Coordinating Committee.

Lisa also serves her community as a member of the Board of Directors of the Marjaree Mason Center, as a member of the Board of Trustees of San Joaquin College of Law, as the Vice President of the Board of Trustees of AMOR- Alliance for Medical Outreach and Relief that is planning a health and community center in Mendota, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Fresno.

Mrs. Smittcamp is married with two children and resides in Fresno County.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Fearless Females Panel At Girls World Expo Fresno, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018

Laura Nodolf

Laura Nodolf

Mrs. Laura A. Nodolf is the District Attorney for Midland County, Texas. Laura grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas. She received her undergraduate degree from Schreiner University in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech School of Law in 2003. While in law school, she found she had a passion for the pursuit of justice.
From law school, she joined the Midland County District Attorneys Office where she quickly established herself in the legal and law enforcement communities. She has tried over a hundred jury trial with substantial success. In addition to managing a complex and challenging docket, Laura maintained office management responsibilities and served as the First Assistant District Attorney for a period of 6 years. It was during this time that she represented Midland County in a collaborative project with Dallas, Tarrant and Travis Counties to develop a software package specifically for prosecutors. The application allows for District Attorney Offices to become paperless and offer discovery digitally to defense counsel. In addition to her legal work, she instructs for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, the Permian Basin Law Enforcement Academy, and other agencies.
Upon announcement that the sitting District Attorney would not seek re-election, Laura decided to run for the position. She was subsequently elected and was sworn in as District Attorney on January 1st, 2017. Since taking office, Laura has worked diligently to change the way that criminal justice is viewed in the community. It is her sincere desire that the criminal justice system be used as a tool to help those who are willing to accept responsibility for their crimes and desire rehabilitation and to incarcerate those who pose the greatest risk to our society. She has spent her time working with local agencies, community partners, and the commissioners to educate individuals and work towards her goal. As a result, Midland County has funded a Drug Court. She looks forward to continuing her work with partners in criminal justice to constantly evaluate the criminal justice system in Midland to ensure that we are truly seeking justice in all cases.
Additionally, Laura remains active with the law enforcement community. She recently participated in an online operation where thirty seven individuals were arrested for soliciting a child younger than 17 years of age for sex or agreeing to meet a thirteen year old for sex. This operation was the largest of its kind in West Texas. Outside of the operation, Laura continues to work with law enforcement on a daily basis through training and by offering legal assistance.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Never Let Anyone Tell You That Something is Impossible At Girls World Expo Midland-Odessa, TX on Saturday, March 3, 2018

Jenine Cortopassi

Jenine Cortopassi

Jeanine Cortopossi is an educator. She has taught grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. She currently volunteers at the Marjaree Mason Center in Fresno, doing community presentations on healthy relationships. Jenine is a wife, mother and a grandmother. Her passion is to empower young girls and women to develop positive self esteem and personal growth.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Breakout Session:

Stinkin Thinkin At Girls World Expo Fresno, CA on Sunday, March 4, 2018

Kimberly Roberts

Kimberly Roberts

Kimberly Roberts is the Vice President of Cultural Development at Crumley Roberts and is the Creator of the Crumley Roberts Employee Wellness Program. As a motivational speaker and performer, Kimberly has spent the past 30 years working with schools and other youth organizations, churches, prison ministries and rehabilitation centers to help guide young people and adults on the path to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

During her work with the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Pageant organization from 1989 to 1992, Kimberly created and implemented a program entitled “Building the Future,” which she presented throughout the State of North Carolina. The Program partnered with the D.A.R.E. organization and was designed to warn young people of the dangers of drugs, alcohol and peer pressure.

As a former Healthcare Consultant, Kimberly directed Certificate of Need Projects for the State of North Carolina and worked with healthcare organizations on their strategic planning and marketing programs. As the Vice President of Cultural Development at Crumley Roberts, Kimberly directs the Crumley Roberts Employee Wellness Program, the Crumley Roberts Kids Zone Program, the Crumley Roberts Facilities Program, the Crumley Roberts in the Community Program and the Crumley Roberts Education Advancement and Leadership Center. Under her leadership, these programs have expanded to include a partnership with the American Heart Association and the Phil Ford Foundation to prevent and treat childhood obesity. Kimberly is a passionate supporter of employee health and wellness programs and created the Crumley Roberts Employee Wellness Program in 2012 to assist Crumley Roberts employees in achieving physical, emotional, spiritual, environmental and occupational balance in their lives to whatever level they choose to participate. To date, the C.R.E.W. Program has a 97% participation rate in one or more of its activities. In 2013, Crumley Roberts was recognized by the Triad Business Journal as one of the Triad's Healthiest Employers largely because of the Crumley Roberts Employee Wellness Program created by Kimberly.

In 2013, Crumley Roberts established the Kimberly S. Roberts Servant’s Heart Spirit Award to recognize and honor its employees who are deeply committed to work in their communities. The award accompanies a $5000 donation to be given to the community organization in which the selected employee is involved. To date, the award has benefited Kenyan Water Relief Projects, the Victory Junction Gang Camp and the Greensboro Urban Ministries Pathways Program. Crumley Roberts is a Life is Why sponsor for the American Heart Association and, in 2016, Kimberly will chair the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women organization in Guilford County. Kimberly has been married to Chris Roberts for 21 years. They have two sons, Matthew age 19 and Eli age 13.

The above information was provided by the speaker.

Speaker for:

Girl of Merit Award Ceremony At Girls World Expo Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday, October 1, 2017

Speak at Girls World Expo

* Required



Expos Coming Soon...

Get registered for these fun and exciting expos coming to a city near you!

Lexington

January 12, 2019

Lexington, KY

EXPO INFO
Fresno

March 3, 2019

Fresno, CA

EXPO INFO
Bloomington

March 3, 2019

Bloomington, IL

EXPO INFO
Detroit

March 10, 2019

Detroit, MI

EXPO INFO
Indianapolis

March 16, 2019

Indianapolis, IN

EXPO INFO
Pittsburgh

March 24, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

EXPO INFO
Midland-Odessa

March 30, 2019

Midland-Odessa, TX

EXPO INFO
Buffalo

March 31, 2019

Buffalo, NY

EXPO INFO
Bryan-College Station

April 7, 2019

Bryan-College Station, TX

EXPO INFO
Hudson Valley

April 14, 2019

Hudson Valley, NY

EXPO INFO
Southern Illinois / Carbondale

April 28, 2019

Southern Illinois / Carbondale, IL

EXPO INFO
Raleigh

May 19, 2019

Raleigh, NC

EXPO INFO
Fayetteville

September 15, 2019

Fayetteville, AR

EXPO INFO
Columbus

September 22, 2019

Columbus, OH

EXPO INFO
Des Moines

September 29, 2019

Des Moines, IA

EXPO INFO
Staten Island

October 20, 2019

Staten Island, NY

EXPO INFO
Decatur

October 27, 2019

Decatur, IL

EXPO INFO
Harrisburg

October 27, 2019

Harrisburg, PA

EXPO INFO
Syracuse

November 3, 2019

Syracuse, NY

EXPO INFO
Ft. Wayne

November 10, 2019

Ft. Wayne, IN

EXPO INFO
Albany

December 8, 2019

Albany, NY

EXPO INFO