Recognized internationally for his work with KultureCity.org, including being named one of the Top 10 nonprofits in the US by Microsoft in 2015, Dr. Maha began his career as an Emergency Services Medical Director. Although exposed to multiple extreme experiences, the shock he received when his son was diagnosed was life-changing, as have been the events that have followed.
One of the icons of the 60's and 70's, Dickie Smothers and his brother Tommy were instrumental in shifting the rules around many topics now allowed to be viewed on TV. He's now launching a solo career, at the ripe young age of 70+
Sarah Symons is the Founder and Executive Director of Made By Survivors. Over the past ten years, they have helped over a thousand women go from lives of slavery and poverty, to build safe, independent lives. Prior to this work, Sarah worked as a composer and recording artist.
The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida, Inc. (WBTT) was founded in 1999 by local actor, singer, director and playwright Nate Jacobs. It is one of two professional black theatre companies in Florida. They’ve enjoyed considerable growth, and continue to impact the community through multiple programs.
Founder of The School For Men, Michael helps men create Love, Power, and Freedom in every area of their lives. Through a variety of experiences, he’s on a mission to make the world a better place for all, one man at a time.
DR. YAEL KATZ
A neurobiologist with a background in physics turned entrepreneur, Yael blends data science and neuro-cognitive testing to design new ways to access our minds. Her focus is changing the way we see our health and our brain’s capacity. As CEO of BrainCheck she’s just getting started impacting this category.
DR. JOSEPH MICHELLI
Joseph has literally written the book (7 in fact) on brand stories, including Starbucks, Mercedes-Benz and the Ritz-Carlton. His work centers around leaders and business owners to help them define and build memorable brands. An easy task one may think, in fact it is a deliberate and multi-faceted process.
On a mission to eliminate chemicals in everyday products, Amy is the founder of MADE SAFETM an organization that is the leading nontoxic certification program allowing consumers to identify products made without harmful ingredients.
An avid community activist and artist, Denise is the Founder of the Chalk Festival, and the SCF became the first International Pavement Art Festival. Her journey waves together her advocacy for a variety of artists, art, beauty and altering the urban landscape.
DR. EDWARD LIN
Founder of HealO Medical and Ingenious Technologies Corp., Ed is a physician, award winning inventor of diverse products and an avid conservationist. He is passionate about life-long learning and self-improvement, on a personal mission to effect positive change.