Dr. Rhonda Rochelle Renfro is a respected community leader who has been an advocate for youth development since at least 1997 when she first founded her organization, Club Stride Incorporated. Club Stride provides high-quality experiential civic education to increase the scale, impact and equity of civic engagement; and to
close civic participation gaps that contribute to unhealthy communities. In addition, Club Stride programs highlight connections between media literacy and civic education, and cultivates powerful youth speakers who champion equity centered youth action that contributes to shaping healthy, vibrant and resilient communities.
Creative professional with 13+ years of experience developing creative strategies and partnerships that drive revenue, impact and growth in diverse industries. Management leveraging predictive analytics, business development strategy and customer analytics. Built and led several cross-functional teams across market verticals such as sales, marketing, production planning. Sourced and managed top-tier talent to develop highly rated training programs that increased the velocity of execution. 2017 recipient of Cal State East Bay Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Award for professional and philanthropic excellence. Engaging presenter with experience speaking at public events with 350+ attendees.
Dr. Devon Lee
Scholar-activist committed to the pursuit of social justice through applied research, professional
development and community organizing. Africana Studies centered research, analysis and
intervention that is specific to the needs of marginalized groups. To create interventions that
strategically aligns with collective interests and self-determination.
Public Health Professional for over 25 years with a 15 year focus on Family Violence Prevention
Innovative, committed leader with experience in program development and management, policy development and review, grant writing and implementation, public/private partnerships, social marketing, staff training, budget development and monitoring, contract management, and strategic planning. Developed statewide model policy for universal domestic violence screening of clients of the Florida Department of Health. Led local efforts to improve response to young children exposed to violence and to improve water safety for young children.
Pulitzer-nominated writer and editor with award-winning storytelling skills. Nonprofit founder and executive director. Communications and business development professional with experience in public speaking and pitch presentations, international outreach and program management, client services, government relations, media strategy and project development and implementation. Main strength: Connecting with specific audiences through messaging and storytelling. Founder of The Robby Poblete Foundation.
W. Anthony Volkar
Masters of Arts in Education, and Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Communication. Background in community engagement, educational programming, program development, volunteer coordination and specializes in large-scale event planning and advanced student advising and group facilitation.