Andres Marquez-Lara | April 26
Promethean Community LLC
Andres is the Founder and Passion Catalyst at Promethean Community LLC, a social enterprise that helps organizations create synergies for success. They work with teams that want to improve their efficiency in tackling social and environmental impact projects in Latin America. With a dynamic, inclusive methodology that blends approaches from design thinking, improv theater, and systems thinking, their interactive workshops help shift mindsets and create quick, deep and long-lasting connections. Andres is Faculty at the Executive Master in Policy Leadership at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, and Adjunct Faculty on leadership at Georgetown University Institute for Transformative Leadership.
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Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych | May 3
Cindy Goodman Stulberg, DCS, CPsych, is a psychologist, teacher, wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. With Dr. Ronald Frey, Cindy co-founded the Institute for Interpersonal Psychotherapy, which trains, supervises, and certifies mental health clinicians in interpersonal psychotherapy. She lives in Ontario.
Feeling Better offers a step-by-step guide using a research-proven approach called interpersonal psychotherapy, or IPT, which can help you deal with the issues that may be contributing to your unhappiness. Feeling Better teaches skills and tools that will allow you to set and achieve goals, articulate feelings, and make constructive decisions. You’ll learn to identify and engage with allies and supporters, deal with difficult people, and, if need be, walk away from harmful relationships.
Ade Omitowoju | May 10
Adeleke Omitowoju is Venture Partner at 1863 Ventures. In his role, he manages the Emerging Entrepreneurs program for early-stage entrepreneurs. His core focus is the development of scalable models that deliver support services to early-stage entrepreneurs of color that result in improved business outcomes and capital readiness. Adeleke is a professional and entrepreneur, offering extensive experience in private equity, business development, and community engagement. He helped lead the expansion of the firm through a strategic partnership with local firms such as the National Venture Capital Association, Microsoft, General Assembly, and 1776dc. With combined experience across 3 continents, Adeleke can motivate others, thrive in complex environments and quickly adapts to changing cultures. He attended Florida A&M University where he received his MBA in finance.
Location: Washington, DC
Museum of Science Fiction
Aisha Matthews is the Director of Literary Programming for the Museum of Science Fiction’s annual Escape Velocity Conference and also serves as the Managing Editor of their academic publication, the Journal of Science Fiction. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University ('13), and a Master’s from Southern New Hampshire University ('17), where her thesis focused on Octavia Butler’s Patternmaster quintet, examining the series’ power structures through the Foucauldian framework of panopticism and exploring the dynamics of social constructionism interwoven into the narrative. As a second-year PhD student in Southern Methodist University’s English doctoral program, Aisha studies 20th/21st-Century American Literature, African American Literature, Women’s and Gender Studies, and postmodern theory.
Louis Hicks | April 5
Louis has worked in the museum field for more than 35 years. Currently, he serves as the Director of Grants and Special Projects for Humanities DC. He is responsible for administering every grant, issued by Humanities DC, across its full lifecycle, from outreach and application to final reporting and archiving. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Hicks served for 13 years as the Alexandria Black History Museum Director (ABHM) until his retirement in 2012. Immediately following his retirement from the museum director’s position, he worked briefly as an independent exhibition and cultural programs consultant. He also holds an M.A. in African Art History (1992) from Howard University.