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Featured Presenters


Each year, the NYAR Conference hand-selects individuals that demonstrate innovation in their respective areas. From educators and administrators to school counselors and social workers, NYAR’s featured presenters offer a wealth of expertise and information.


Featured Presenters for #NYAR22

Rev. Timothy Allen
CEO,
Gilead Group
Boston, MA

Phylicia Anderson, MSW, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker,
P. Anderson
Savannah, GA

Bettye Blaize
Author, Trainer and Speaker,
Doing Time with My Son, LLC
Baltimore, MD

Teshaunda Hannor-Walker, PhD, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor,
Walker & Hannor-Walker, LLC
Albany, GA

Joe Hendershott, Ed.D.
Co-Founder,
Hope 4 The Wounded, LLC
Columbus, OH

Joelle Hood, Ed.D
Chief Empowerment Officer and Co-Founder,
Thriving YOUniversity
Murrieta, CA

Joe Johnson, Ph.D
International Speaker & Peak Performance Coach,
Joe Johnson Group
Milwaukee, WI

Megan Killingsworth, BS Elementary Education
Family Engagement Coordinator,
Forsyth County Schools
Cumming, GA

Frank Kros, MSW, JD
President,
Kros Learning Group
Fallston, MD

Takeysha Lewis, MSW, Ed.S.
District Attendance & Transfer Coordinator,
Bibb County School District
Macon, GA

Bea Lewis, M.S. Educational Leadership
CEO, BEAHIVE Education Consulting,
South Carolina State University, Nova Southeastern University
Jacksonville, FL

Queinnise Miller, Ph.D
Educational Leader/Servant/Advocate,
Individual Consultant
Houston, TX

Marion Pugh, Ed.D.
Professional Speaker/Trainer/Consultant,
Manhood Mindset LLC
Statesboro, GA

Jeff Rader, LCSW
Director of Social Work Services,
Henry County Schools
Decatur, GA

Marina Rivera Gillmore, Ed.D.
Chief Academic Officer,
The Cambio Group
Redlands, CA

LaMarr Darnell Shields, Ph.D
CEO,
The Cambio Group
Baltimore, MA and Chicago, IL

Curlandra Smith, MSW, Ed.S
PBIS Coordinator,
Bibb County School District
Macon, GA

Polly Tennies, Ed.D.
Principal,
Forsyth County Schools
Cumming, GA

Hotep, MBA, PMI
Founder,
Hustle University
Stone Mountain, GA


March 6 – 9, 2022   |   #NYAR22

Last updated: 10/20/2021