Tuesday, Oct. 12

On Demand

10-11:30 a.m. CT
Welcome and New Organization Launch
Opening Headliner: Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. CT
Intersection of Identities: Using Who You Are to Advance the Work of Equity


  • Charles Montorio-Archer, president and CEO, One Hope United (@MontorioArcher)

1:15-2:30 p.m. CT
How Internal Power Sharing Can Transform Organizational Culture and Advance Change


  • Rehana Absar, director of practice excellence, Alliance-COA


  • Tam DeFer, chief leadership and engagement officer, Children & Families First (@CFFDelaware)
  • Elizabeth Garcia, chief people officer, The Children’s Guild (@childrensguild)
  • Christina Gullo, president and CEO, Villa of Hope (@VillaofHopeRoch)
  • Jenny Livelli, president and CEO, The Children's Guild Alliance (@childrensguild)
  • Julius Mullen, chief clinical officer, Children & Families First (@CFFDelaware)
  • Wynndy Turner, chief human resources and diversity officer, Villa of Hope (@VillaofHopeRoch)

2:45-4 p.m. CT
The Start of Something Big: Get to Know Our New Organization


  • Jody Levison-Johnson, president and CEO, Alliance-COA
  • Rehana Absar, director of practice excellence, Alliance-COA
  • Tobi Harrington Murch, senior director of accreditation operations, Alliance-COA
  • Michelle Hinton, director of practice excellence, Alliance-COA
  • Undraye Howard, senior director of equity, diversity, and inclusion and leadership, Alliance-COA
  • Ilana Levinson, senior director of government relations, Alliance-COA

Wednesday, Oct. 13

On Demand

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. CT
What We’ve Learned about Effective Partnership for Addressing Pervasive Racial Disparities  


  • Jeff Edmondson, executive director of community mobilization, Ballmer Group (@jeffedmondsonBG)


  • Jennifer Blatz, president and CEO, StriveTogether (@JenBlatz)
  • Beth Sandor, principal and co-director of Built for Zero, Community Solutions
  • Anthony Smith, executive director, Cities United (@CitiesUnited)

1-2:15 p.m. CT
A 2Gen Race-Equity Lens for Achieving Social and Economic Mobility


  • Raquel Hatter, managing Director of Human Services, The Kresge Foundation


  • Tiffney Marley, senior vice president for practice transformation, National Community Action Partnership
  • James White, program manager, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • Evette Minor, community engager
  • Randall Baylor, project lead for community engagement, Early Childhood Innovation Network
2:30-3:45 p.m. CT

Policy Solutions at the Intersection of Child Welfare, Poverty, and Racism


  • Ilana Levinson, senior director of government relations, Alliance-COA (@Ilana_levinson)
  • Amy Templeman, director of Within Our Reach and director of practice excellence, Alliance-COA (@templedame)


  • Julia Jean-Francois, co-director, Center for Family Life
  • Jerry Milner, director of Family Integrity and Justice Works, Public Knowledge
  • Bryan Samuels, executive director of Chapin Hall, University of Chicago

Thursday, Oct. 14

On Demand

10-11:15 a.m. CT
Jointly Addressing ACEs and Racism: Moving from Theory to Action


  • Karen Johnson, director of Change in Mind, Alliance-COA


  • Ingrid Cockhren, director of Cooperative of Communities, PACEs Connection
  • Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, co-founder and associate director, RYSE Center
  • Brandon Jones , executive director, Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. CT
Elevating Youth Voice in Creating Change: Strategies You Can Use


  • Dr. Gary Blau, executive director of The Hackett Center for Mental Health, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (@MeadowsInst)


  • Johanna Bergan, executive director, Youth MOVE National (@youthmove)
  • Louie Gasper, Youth MOVE Change Initiative Fellow

1-2:15 p.m. CT
Understanding Power Dynamics: The History of Disparities in America 


  • Rueben C. Warren, executive director of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, Tuskegee University

2:30-4 p.m. CT
Closing Headliner: Heather McGhee
Final Reflections and Next Steps