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Melody Jones

“What started out as one mile became a life-long journey. Don’t be afraid to travel that mile!”

Melody R. Jones         When asked, "Who is Melody," some would say a humanitarian. Other might say she is the voice fof the voiceless. But if you ask her, she will tell you she is just someone who started on a journey that began as one mile, unsure at times where she was headed, but was not afraid of where the journey would lead her.Armed with tenacity and an unwavering will in making a difference, Melody founded Reaching the Youth o...


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Laquita C. Blockson, Ph.D.         Dr. Laquita, also known as the Business Renaissance Guru, is an Associate Professor of Management at Saint Leo University in Charleston, South Carolina (USA).Dr. Blockson earned her doctorate in Business Ethics, Strategy and Public Policy from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Graduate School of Business and her baccalaureate and master degrees from Florida A&M University’s School of Business and Industry.Befo...


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Dr. Patricia Williams Bennett

Health care advocate for health education and the elimination of disparities for minority wellness and care.

Dr. Patricia Williams Bennett            Dr. Bennett is a Podiatric Surgeon. Her educational background includes a B.S. degree in Biology from Morgan State University, M.S. in Biology from Atlanta University where she demonstrated her expertise in electrophoretic techniques. Her Master’s thesis on the biochemical separation of proteins is a technique used for forensic DNA identification. Her work includes experience in both private practice and...


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Alison Vaughn

Keynote Speaker, Author & Entrepreneur • Founder & CEO of Jackets for Jobs

Alison Vaughn         A decade of making a difference in the community.Alison Vaughn is an award-winning entrepreneur and co-author of the book, Inspired Style.Making a Lasting Difference, One Jacket at a TimeAlison was deeply moved when reunited after 20 years with a half-sister who was both receiving welfare payments and dying from cancer. Compelled to make her own life a tribute to women like her sister who need a bridge to achieve better live...


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