Vanessa Kerry, Founder and CEO, Seed Global Health
Cara Page, Executive Director, Audre Lorde Project
Demetre Daskalakis, Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences and Psychiatry, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Brad Sears, Executive Director of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law
WITH Indira Lakshmanan, Contributor, Politico Magazine and The Boston Globe
Demetre Daskalakis is Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control for NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove is a board-certified psychiatrist who is interested in the links between the environment and mental health. She started her research career in 1986 with a focus on the AIDS epidemic, and became aware of the close link between AIDS and place of residence. Under the rubric of the psychology of place, Dr. Fullilove began to examine the mental health effects of such environmental processes as violence, rebuilding, segregation, urban renewal, and mismanaged toxins. She has published numerous articles and six books including "Urban Alchemy: Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities," "Root Shock: How Tearing Up City Neighborhoods Hurts America and What We Can Do About It," and "House of Joshua: Meditations on Family and Place."
Vanessa Kerry is a physician and the co-founder and CEO of Seed Global Health (formerly Global Health Service Corps). Having worked in resource-limited settings for over a decade, she has witnessed health inequities in many places in the world and how shortages of indigenous providers in their home countries contribute to those inequities. She envisions a solution where the growing number of US health professionals interested in global health serve as educators and faculty in these countries to build a pipeline of in-country providers. The innovative program gains efficiencies through a public private partnership between Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps and the countries where the volunteers serve.
Indira Lakshmanan is a contributor to POLITICO Magazine. She has reported from 80 countries in Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East over seven years as a State Department correspondent for Bloomberg News and more than a decade abroad for The Boston Globe. Indira traveled regularly with Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and interviewed Clinton more than a dozen times for Bloomberg TV, Radio and Businessweek.
Cara Page is Executive Director of The Audre Lorde Project.
R. Bradley (Brad) Sears is the founding director and current Executive Director of the Williams Institute, and an Adjunct Professor at UCLA School of Law. At UCLA School of Law, Sears teaches courses on sexual orientation law, disability law, and U.S. legal and judicial systems. He has published a number of research studies and articles, primarily on discrimination against LGBT people in the workplace and HIV discrimination in health care. Sears has given hundreds of academic and community presentations on HIV/AIDS and LGBT legal issues.