Elkhart Culture Series: Thought Leadership Conference has ended


Registration Directions:  (1) Review the event details, sessions and speaker information; (2) Click "Tickets" or register on Eventbrite HERE; (3) Once you register, your Sched account will be created and you’ll be able to make a personal agenda.

**American Sign Language services available for all general sessions through Goshen College and interpreting services. 

Featured Breakout Session Panelists

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Dr. LaKendra Hardware

Goshen College
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
avatar for Levon Johnson

Levon Johnson

Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce
avatar for Dawn  McGrath, Ph.D.

Dawn McGrath, Ph.D.

Elkhart Community Schools
Director of Special Services
avatar for Gilberto Perez

Gilberto Perez

Goshen College
Dean of Students

Breakout Session Panelists

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Candy Yoder

Community Foundation of Elkhart County
Chief Program Officer
avatar for Darial Sterling

Darial Sterling

The SOURCE, Elkhart Co., Systems of Care
Cultural & Linguistic Competence Coordinator
avatar for John Pinter

John Pinter

Pinter Consulting/United Religious Community
Executive Director

Julie Guthrie

Elkhart Community Schools
Intense Intervention Teacher
avatar for Kellie Mullins

Kellie Mullins

Elkhart Community Schools
Board of Trustees, Vice President at Large
avatar for Linsey Brander

Linsey Brander

Elkhart Community Schools
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Elkhart
avatar for Marian Hodges

Marian Hodges

Data Realty
Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development
avatar for Marina Hadjioannou Waters, JD, MPH

Marina Hadjioannou Waters, JD, MPH

Luna Language Services
avatar for Mohammed Sirajuddin

Mohammed Sirajuddin

Society of Michiana Islamic Center
avatar for Nakeisha Alayna Alexis

Nakeisha Alayna Alexis

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism Coordinator
avatar for Phil D'Amico

Phil D'Amico

Holladay Constuction Group
Vice President of Business Development
avatar for Plez Lovelady, Ph.D.

Plez Lovelady, Ph.D.

Beulah Bible College & Seminary

Roma Osterloo

Elkhart Community Schools
Education Consultant

Stephanie Krol

avatar for Steve Thalheimer, Ph.D.

Steve Thalheimer, Ph.D.

Elkhart Community Schools
avatar for Taj Suleyman

Taj Suleyman

Dubuque School District
Equity Director
avatar for Tessa R. Sutton, Ph.D. *

Tessa R. Sutton, Ph.D. *

South Bend Community School Corporation
Assistant Superintendent, EDI, Conference Executive Producer
avatar for Yolo Lopez Perez

Yolo Lopez Perez

Center for Healing & Hope
Director of Development
avatar for ​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

​Constance O. Peterson-Miller

Indiana University South Bend
Director of ​Admissions and International Student Services