Philadelphia Eagles Care Summit
2024 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Omkari L. Williams
Omkari L. Williams is the author of Micro Activism: How You Can Make a Difference in the World (Without a Bullhorn). She began her working life as an actor and moved from there to political consulting and then to working as a life and activism coach for people looking to make the world a better place. With her signature humor and honesty, she brings activism out of the realm of work for a rarefied few and into the lives of everyday people. She believes passionately in the power of stories to connect us and help bridge the divides that we confront and loves sharing the stories of micro activists. On her podcast, Stepping Into Truth, she explores the stories of people doing activist work from around the world. A born and raised Manhattanite, she now lives in Western Massachusetts.
As both an Emmy award winning creative executive at a Fortune 100 company and a self proclaimed 'idiot savant' in the social media world, Timm Chiusano is a unicorn in the digital space. Timm is a father, husband, and corporate leader, whose raw, authentic content inspires his 1M+ followers to see life differently every day, for the better. Timm has now found himself in the odd world of being both a content creator in his mid-forties, while still carrying a full-time corporate job. Timm's mission is simple, to show his rapidly growing audience how good life can be at its most mundane.
2024 BREAKOUT SPEAKERS
Erica Waller-Hill is a wife, mother of two, and Professional Educator for 25 years. Erica is the Owner and Founder of Destined for a Dream Foundation and SpeakLife, LLC; where she has helped thousands of youth and young adults find courage, purpose, and the tools to help them thrive in society. Waller-Hill is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania native where she received her formal education. Erica furthered her studies at Widener University in Chester, PA. During her stay at Widener, she studied Early Childhood Education, and Liberal Studies with a concentration in Applied Supervision, as well as achieved a Master's Degree in Administrative Education. Erica is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Special Education Leadership. Erica has appeared in Ebony Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Rolling Out Media Company, Bucks County Courier Times, and many television and radio shows. Erica has received countless awards for her leadership and continued service to our nation's youth and young adults.
Grace Sica, the Executive Director of Operation Warm since 2016, is a female athlete who brings a unique perspective to her role. With a lifelong passion for sports, she excelled in basketball, field hockey, and lacrosse. As an adult, she participates in endurance races, cultivating resilience and leadership. With 10 years of social enterprise experience, Grace maximizes the impact of non-profit and for-profit organizations. Holding a BS in Journalism and Environmental Policy from Rutgers and an MBA from Villanova University, her vision, leadership, and resilience drive Operation Warm's success.
Heather Connolly currently serves as Vice President, leading Operation Warm's Partnerships and Development team. While at Operation Warm, Heather has helped Operation Warm more than double the funding support from corporate and community partnerships. Her experience includes over 16 years working in various leadership roles with non-profit programs including the YMCA of Greater Brandywine and Girls on the Run, as well as the creation of programming and facilitation of large-scale events. Prior to entering the non-profit world, Heather spent eight years in management roles working with Wachovia Bank. Heather is also passionate about her family, fitness, and volunteering in her community.
Neferteri Strickland is a Cybertechnology Strategist, military officer and adjunct professor who aligns with her communities through emerging technology initiatives in K-20 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education. Neferteri's current projects include establishing a K12 Cybersecurity Career Ambassador Program with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's NICE Community of Interest and serving as the 2024-2025 Director Elect at the Haub School of Business Innovation Center.
At the start of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic Neferteri launched TEACHERS & the Design to Disrupt community to support education stakeholders navigating the future of education.
She, her loving husband, and two amazing children, reside in the Greater Philadelphia Region where she serves as an adjunct professor in Blockchain Technology at Saint Joseph's University and a lecturer at The Wharton School of Business.
As the Director of Scientific Review Programs and Inclusion Initiatives for the Eagles Autism Foundation, Kirsten Saraceni assists overseeing the grant programs as well as assuring all events hosted by the Eagles and at Lincoln Financial Field are accessible for families. Leaning on her previous experience working directly with kids and adults on the spectrum, Saraceni creates visual schedule resources for every home game and Eagles event, supports kids and adults at All Abilities recreational clinics, manages 20+neurodiverse game day staff and more. Saraceni also manages the progress reports for over 100 community and research grants in Philadelphia and nationwide. Saraceni completed her graduate degree from Saint Joseph's University in 2019 and completed clinical field work through the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support on campus. She has completed certification and licensure to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Specialist.
Andrew Shockey is a Vice President of Risk Management for Philadelphia Insurance Companies, one of the largest insurers of nonprofit organizations in the country. He is responsible for developing the relationships with key national client and agency partners on behalf of Philadelphia Insurance Companies. For the past 20+ years, he has been working with policyholders and their respective agents nationally to inspire risk improvement efforts.
PAST EAGLES CARE SUMMIT PHOTO GALLERIES
2017 Eagles Care Summit
On April 11, the Philadelphia Eagles hosted the fourth annual Eagles Care Summit at Lincoln Financial Field.
2016 Eagles Care Summit
Close to 100 charitable organizations from around the Delaware Valley attended the Eagles Care Summit in an effort to strengthen their outreach in the community...
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