Dr. Dan Engle is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, with a clinical practice that combines aspects of regenerative medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry, integrative spirituality and peak performance methods.
Currently, he is Medical Consultant to Onnit Labs in Austin, the Revive Treatment Centers of America in Denver, the True Rest Float Centers in Phoenix and several international healing centers using indigenous plant medicines of the Peruvian Amazon River basin.
His programs include Freedom From Meds, a comprehensive and integrative tool kit for successful transition from psychiatric medications, the Concussion Repair Manual, facilitating the return to optimal function after concussion and traumatic brain injury, BOLD – Brain Optimization and Lifestyle Design – program for maximizing brain health and cognitive performance, and Full Spectrum Medicine, a research, education and advocacy platform pioneering the future psychiatric healing centers using consciousness expansion tools for root-cause healing and total life transformation.
Chief Transformation Officer, hosts Shift Network’s Inspiring Women Summit, facilitates our women’s programs, and designs facilitation and transformation strategies for many of our programs. Devaa’s
background includes roles in the public benefit sector (Director at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and Exec. Director of Full Circle Fund), as well as the business sector (Boston Consulting Group). Devaa was ordained as an interfaith minister by the Chaplaincy Institute and received a BA and an MA from Stanford University. She was also awarded a fellowship from the Fulbright Foundation.
Maura Cunningham is the Founder and Executive Director of Rock The Street, Wall Street, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Maura’s span of 25 years of financial services experience includes her beginnings on Wall Street where she worked at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets in Real Estate Syndication, UIT’s and Mortgage Backed Securities. Maura then headed south and developed a successful financial planning practice on the east coast of Florida then later in Nashville, Tennessee. She developed her private financial planning practice and held the role of Estate Tax and Business Succession Specialist with the clients of major Wall Street firms including, UBS and Morgan Stanley where she constructed and implemented tax advantaged succession strategies for privately held/family-owned companies. Maura stays current with the market by trading index options.
Maura founded Rock The Street, Wall Street in 2013 when she saw the majority of women across all socioeconomic strata bewildered by math and repressed throughout their lives by their poor financial choices. She was moved too, by typically being one of very few women in the room at financial industry conferences, where still today, women are vastly underrepresented. Knowing that most of financial math is nothing more than first year algebra, she aims to lift the veil on personal money management and the financial profession for girls so they too, can be lifted out of a headset of scarcity.
"WE FELT LIKE OUTCASTS. Sure, as The Kin, we were signed to Interscope/Universal Records; we toured with Coldplay and Pink and Rod Stewart. We played arenas. We played Conan. And yeah, you could hear our music in major movies. But despite all of this we woke up to the fact that we were allowing someone else to define our value. We were done chasing approval."
The Brothers Koren experienced first hand how restrictive the music industry was to their expression, and after 15 years they knew they wanted to redefine the landscape. They launched the writer/producer team BRÅVES as an experiment in finding value in expression without rules.
Now, through the development of The Songwriter's Journey, they are helping others reclaim the music they abandoned to do the same.
Melanie Porras, is on the Youth Advisory Council for Compassionate California a Youth Leader for High School Student Marches in Santa Monica, California. She is a Youth Town Hall Presenter, at the 2018 United State Of Women, in Los Angeles, representing Pico Youth and Family Center and Compassionate ARTS. Melanie works with Fe Love on projects promoting racial justice and safety in the community and in schools. She is concerned about violence against Trans Girls, and gun violence.
Mizan has worked for over 20 years as a community organizer and youth development professional. Her commitment to social justice has fueled her work as a crisis intervention specialist, health educator, curriculum coach, experiential workshop facilitator, community researcher and School Based Health Center Supervisor. Mizan promotes trauma-informed, healing-centered, strengths-based wellness for educators, parents, and youth as the Co-Founder of Spearitwurx Foundation. Mizan is the creator of Sankofa Sistahs, culturally-based, gender specific Healing Circles for youth and adults and lead organizer for the Black Power Parent and Powerful Parent Conferences. Mizan is a Certified Yoga Teacher of Raja Yoga and incorporates mindful movement into her facilitation. She is a wife, mother of five and artist, and lives in Oakland CA. with here family.
Sizwe is a father, husband and youth organizer that has worked in the Bay Area since 2001. While the foundation of his youth development experience is K-12 academic instruction, Sizwe has worked as Conflict Resolution Coordinator at Skyline High School, a Life Skills Facilitator with youth at Ujamaa Adult and Family Services, (a culturally based mental health agency for people of African descent based in San Jose CA.,) and has been impactful in forwarding the African American Male Achievement Initiative through the Oakland Unified School District as a Manhood Development Program Facilitator and trainer. As the Co-Founder of Spearitwurx Foundation, Sizwe has spearheaded numerous programs, including Bush Camps, Brothers Keeper and Growing Forward- a social emotional wellness class taught through gardening. In collaboration with Mizan, Sizwe is also the lead organizer ans facilitator of the Black Power Parent and Powerful Parent Conferences. Sizwe utilizes his skills as MC and Hip Hop producer to build youth entrepreneurial-ism, critical thinking, and empowerment.
Kira Carrillo Corser
Kira D. Carrillo Corser is a California based artist who is known for her social and environmental justice projects combining photography, painting, video and installations with community and civic partnerships and documented outcomes. Her work is based in promoting hope, while giving communities a visual voice grounded in grass roots reality: fighting poverty, prejudice, gangs, war and injustice. She has a Masters in Fine Art, and Bachelors degree in Journalism. Her work has been on national broadcasts with President Clinton and President Carter, in the Smithsonian, the National Steinbeck Center, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights and the Carter Center. Her work has won many awards, has 3 books, taught at California State University Monterey Bay for 8 years as a Social Justice and Visual Art Consultant, and co-founded 2 collaborative current projects: "The Posts for Peace and Justice" and "Sea Changes ACT."
Stacey Lawson is Executive Vice Chairman of Ygrene, a leading clean energy finance company. She brings 23 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business executive in the areas of finance, clean energy, technology and manufacturing. As Ygrene’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2012-2016, Stacey spearheaded the design and growth of Ygrene’s innovative PACE model for the residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial sectors, scaling Ygrene to over $600M in financing volume. Prior to joining Ygrene, Stacey was a candidate for U.S. Congress in California’s 2nd congressional district where she advocated for property assessed clean energy (PACE) as a leading environmental policy initiative. Stacey is a cofounder of the Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at the UC Berkeley School of Engineering, and has also held executive positions at Seibel Systems and Parametric Technology, and cofounded InPart Design. Stacey is the author of "Making More in America: How Restoring America’s Manufacturing Strength Can Help Rebuild the Middle Class". She holds a B.S. in chemical engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
J Manuel Herrera
J. Manuel Herrera, a Silicon Valley elected official, envisions the transformation of the public square in our communities and an emerging 21st Century politics that is whole, generative, and personally transformative (www.JManuelHerrera.com and www.thepeoplespeak.net).
Manuel is a Trustee for the East Side Union High School District in San Jose, California, first elected in 1990. He has served as Director of Planning for United Way of the Bay Area, Ombudsman for the City of San Jose, and legislative aide on Capitol Hill and in the California State Legislature. He has been a Democratic Party official in Silicon Valley, and has served on the Executive Board of the California State Democratic Party.
Manuel writes and speaks about integrating principles of the spiritual quest with public leadership, politics, and the public process (“The Reconciliation of Love & Power”). Manuel unveils conflict, power, and compromise as alchemical pathways for spiritual evolution and social change. He integrates these political elements into an emerging 21st century consciousness based on a new and higher rationality that expresses as love and power in our personal and public lives.
Dr. Roberto Vargas is a community organizer, organization psychologist, leadership coach, and ceremony leader. A community activist for over 50 years, his professional practice as a planning consultant has involved providing consultations on community problem-solving, multicultural team-building and strategic planning throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Sweden. Founding director of several counseling centers and author of Family Activism: Empowering Your Community, Beginning with Family and Friends (Berrett-Koelher, San Francisco), his theory and tools for people empowerment, leadership development, and cultural activism are used by many.
Ashanti Branch was raised by a single mother on welfare in Oakland and persevered to study Engineering at Cal Poly SLO. Branch changed careers after tutoring struggling students and realizing his passion was teaching.
In 2004, as a first-year teacher Branch started the Ever Forward Club as a support group for African-American and Latino males, who were not achieving to the level of their potential. The Ever Forward Club has a 100% high school graduation rate and a 93% attending college, military or Trade School. Branch just completed a fellowship with the d.school K-12 Lab at Stanford University. This year he is working , for the first time, as the Founding Executive Director for Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante, which will have 10 clubs operating in middle and high schools across the Bay Area.
David Militzer has extensive experience in developing and delivering customized workshops and interactive presentations for educators on 21st century learning, student-centered resources and strategies for promoting engagement, healthy youth development, purpose-driven learning, and career readiness. Most recently, he is working with educators to develop strengths-based, trauma informed approaches to promoting character and transcendent motivation (motivation for the greater good). David's writings on hope, character, education, the great acceleration, and how to counter the forces of neo-liberalism on education have been published in the John Dewey Society's on-line Journal of School and Society.
Chuck Tyler is the Political Director of SMART Politics and the Deputy Political Director of For Wisconsin’s Future. He is a US Army combat veteran with over 15 years of campaign experience in building capacity, growing leaders, and moving targets for candidates and issues.
Daniela Cervantes is a student at the University of California, Berkeley studying the Arts and Humanities. Leaning towards a double major in Ethnic Studies and Theatre/Performance Studies, Daniela currently serves as a photographer for the Daily Californian, the official newspaper of the Berkeley campus and the surrounding community and one of the oldest newspapers on the West Coast. Daniela also serves as President of her Residence Hall Association and as Digital Marketing intern at Silicon Valley Latino where she strategizes ways to increase involvement and success for her organizations. As a high school student from Greenfield, California, Daniela graduated at the top of her class receiving multiple scholarships including Berkeley’s most prestigious merit-based undergraduate Regents and Chancellor’s Scholarship, and the Coca-Cola Scholarship, which awards $20,000 to only 150 high school seniors in America out of 86,000 applicants. Daniela founded an organization that independently planned and funded a trip to France for nine low-income high school students who rigorously studied the French language, co-founded her school’s first ever Gay-Straight Alliance, served as ASB President, directed various French class plays performed in French, and was both an actress and executive officer in her Drama Club. Her flair for the arts, sense of community involvement, and passion for social justice are rooted in her involvement with local art classes she attended as a young child where she learned from artists such as Kira Corser, Ellen Martin, Marcela Diaz, and many other within First Night Monterey and the Arts Council for Monterey County.
Ditas Katague is currently the Director of the California Complete Count – Census 2020 for the State of California. She served as the Director of Governor Schwarzenegger’s Census 2010 project. In 2000, as Chief Deputy Campaign Director for the Governor’s Census 2000 California Complete Count campaign, she led a groundbreaking multi-lingual, multi-media outreach effort that resulted in a mail-in return rate that outpaced the entire nation. She is an expert in multi-ethnic outreach and civic engagement. Ditas most recently served as Chief of Staff to the California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine Sandoval where she improved public participation and access to the energy and telecommunications utility rate and regulation process. Since 1998, she has served on the Advisory Board for the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California.
Representing TCE work with Youth Leaders:
Migdalia Sazo is a proud Chapina raised in South Central Los Angeles. She is currently a Sacramento State student studying Social Work and Political Science. During her first year in high school, she became a member of Brown Issues, an organization dedicated to cultivating the Brown Leaders of tomorrow. Brown Issues has produced opportunities to speak out on issues affecting the youth community. Migdalia was recently a featured speaker at March for Our Lives in Los Angeles, bringing attention to all the lives lost in schools due to gun violence, but also bringing focus to all the lives lost on a day to day basis in her community.
“Brown Issues has allowed me to step into a space of leadership to help uplift community. As a family we make sure that our communities are being represented."
Rudy has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Connecticut. He spent nearly 30 years with The Kroger Co. managing distribution centers and food manufacturing plants in Missouri, Georgia and California. His consulting company, Power in Learning, helps organizations achieve excellence.
In 2007, Rudy and his wife, Karyn joined the Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead Mountain Sunrise. Rudy was selected and served as District Governor in 2015-16. During that year, Rudy convened the Rotary Presidential Peace Conference, the Rotary World Peace Conference 2016. The conference had nearly 1800 attendees, over 100 breakout sessions and six general sessions and more. He was co-founder of the Rotary E-Club of World Peace, D5330 and is now a member of that club.
He was programs chair for the Pre-Convention Peace Conference at the Atlanta Rotary International Convention. He was advisor to RI President Riseley’s Six Presidential Peace Conferences for the 2017-18 Rotary year.
Rudy is Convener and Chair of the Rotary World Peace Conference 2020, a multi-district peace conference. He also is a trained mediator and a member of Mediators Beyond Borders. Rudy is president of Solutions for Peace Foundation Inc.
Harvard College A.B. 1967
Founder of The Butterfly People
Producer of the Dan Karslake film 'Every three Seconds'
CFO of Dickinson Family Foundation
Founder of The Common Sense Party
Drawing on her love of inspirational stories, her passion to use business as a force for good, and her vast entrepreneurial experience, Trina recently launched Conscious Good, a media studio for the conscious generation. Conscious Good curates, produces and distributes the highest quality conscious media content via innovative platforms: OTT streaming, Film Festivals and its network of yoga & meditation studios. Conscious Good is also home to the Creators’ Network: a community networking platform to encourage conscious creators to collaborate and connect to conscious media lovers. In parallel to her work with Conscious Good, Trina is currently producing feature film, Love & Oatmeal, with Black Label Media, starring Ben Platt and Lola Kirke.
One of Trina’s most notable and rewarding career achievements was launching the Tribeca Film Festival for Robert De Niro and taking the reigns as its first Festival Director. Trina has also held leadership positions with several entertainment companies such as Gaia, (its first Chief Content Office), Prana Studios (oversaw acquisition of Rhythm and Hues), Intrepid Pictures, (COO/CFO), Withoutabox (facilitated sale to Amazon/IMDB) and Film Independent, the largest non-profit organization dedicated to independent film.
Trina received her MBA from NYU and her undergraduate degree from UCLA. An avid yogi for over twenty years, Trina completed her Kundalini yoga teacher training. This past April, Trina was honored to join the Evolutionary Leaders. She lives with her husband, Sasha, and her children, Lola and Trust, in Ojai, California.
Molly Nugent is the Sacramento Ambassador for the United State of Women, a national organization that seeks to connect, convene, and amplify voices in the movement for gender equality. Molly also manages a Department of Justice - Office on Violence Against Women grant that funds a collaboration between WEAVE, Inc. and Society for the Blind. The intent of this grant is to improve access to services for survivors of interpersonal and sexual violence who are blind or low vision. In the past, Molly has served as a sexual assault advocate, long-term counselor, and Speakers Bureau member at Standing Together Against Sexual Assault (formerly the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center). She was also a Public Policy Intern for Girls Inc. in Washington D.C, where she lobbied for federal policies to support women and girls. Molly is passionate about sexual assault advocacy and higher education; in 2015, she served as an advisor for a large STEM department at UC Santa Barbara, where she worked with the Disabled Students Program and served on the university’s Trans Task Force and Eucalyptus LGBTQ Committees. Molly received her bachelor's degree from UC Santa Barbara in the History of Public Policy, with a cognate emphasis in Feminist Studies.
Molly is eager to work with local leaders, organizations, and engaged individuals to improve gender equality in Sacramento.