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  Darren Chapman, CEO & Founder of Tiger Mountain Foundation    Darren Chapman is a community pro-activist who has committed his life to helping people. He is Founder and CEO of TigerMountain Foundation (a.k.a. TMF), which has implemented Empowerment Initiatives to uplift and develop communities and eliminate blight. TMF’s initiatives are community garden / landscaping development, audio, visual and performance art, community service and volunteerism.     Darren is from south-central Los Angeles but currently resides and works in South Phoenix and the Phoenix Metropolitan area.    More About Darren

Darren Chapman, CEO & Founder of Tiger Mountain Foundation

Darren Chapman is a community pro-activist who has committed his life to helping people. He is Founder and CEO of TigerMountain Foundation (a.k.a. TMF), which has implemented Empowerment Initiatives to uplift and develop communities and eliminate blight. TMF’s initiatives are community garden / landscaping development, audio, visual and performance art, community service and volunteerism. 

Darren is from south-central Los Angeles but currently resides and works in South Phoenix and the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

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 Dr. Marcia Reynolds, President of Covisioning  Dr. Marcia Reynolds is fascinated by the brain. She draws on her research as she coaches and trains leaders to recognize and bring out the brilliance in others through meaningful conversations. She has worked with leaders in 38 countries, including top universities such as the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and the Moscow School of Management.  Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession.  Interviews and excerpts from Marcia’s books have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications.   More About Dr. Reynolds

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, President of Covisioning

Dr. Marcia Reynolds is fascinated by the brain. She draws on her research as she coaches and trains leaders to recognize and bring out the brilliance in others through meaningful conversations. She has worked with leaders in 38 countries, including top universities such as the Harvard Kennedy School, Cornell University, and the Moscow School of Management.

Dr. Reynolds is a pioneer in the coaching profession. 
Interviews and excerpts from Marcia’s books have appeared in many places including Fast Company, Psychology Today, and The Wall Street Journal.
Marcia’s doctoral degree is in organizational psychology and she has two master’s degrees in education and communications.

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 Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR)  Dominique Roe-Sepowitz is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and she is the Director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.   Dominique has her Master’s degree and PhD in social work and is a researcher, professor and a forensic social work practitioner.    Dominique's research focus is on women and violence with a focus on prostitution and the therapeutic needs for exiting.  Her expertise includes sex trafficker profiles, establishing a prevalence of sex buyers, and sex trafficking victim prevention and intervention design.  Dominique works very closely with community groups including the Phoenix Police Department, the Phoenix Prosecutor's Office and Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs.     More About Domnique

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz, Director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research (STIR)

Dominique Roe-Sepowitz is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and she is the Director of the ASU Office of Sex Trafficking Intervention Research.   Dominique has her Master’s degree and PhD in social work and is a researcher, professor and a forensic social work practitioner.  

Dominique's research focus is on women and violence with a focus on prostitution and the therapeutic needs for exiting.  Her expertise includes sex trafficker profiles, establishing a prevalence of sex buyers, and sex trafficking victim prevention and intervention design.  Dominique works very closely with community groups including the Phoenix Police Department, the Phoenix Prosecutor's Office and Catholic Charities DIGNITY programs.  

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 Karen Hellman, Division Director for Inmate Programs and Reentry at the Arizona Department of Corrections  Karen is the Division Director for Inmate Programs and Reentry at the Arizona Department of Corrections. In this capacity, she oversees Education, Counseling and Treatment Services, Religious Services, Arizona Correctional Industries, and Community Corrections.  In 1996 she graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with Masters in Forensic Psychology and began working at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.  Karen also worked in the ALPHA Program at the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department.  She joined ADC in 2004 and has held a variety of positions related to addiction treatment before moving into the role she now occupies.   More About Karen

Karen Hellman, Division Director for Inmate Programs and Reentry at the Arizona Department of Corrections

Karen is the Division Director for Inmate Programs and Reentry at the Arizona Department of Corrections. In this capacity, she oversees Education, Counseling and Treatment Services, Religious Services, Arizona Correctional Industries, and Community Corrections.

In 1996 she graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with Masters in Forensic Psychology and began working at the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.  Karen also worked in the ALPHA Program at the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Department.  She joined ADC in 2004 and has held a variety of positions related to addiction treatment before moving into the role she now occupies.

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 Jim Hooker, President & CEO of Televerde  In 1995, James Hooker’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop Televerde to help companies fill their sales pipelines and marketing funnels through insights and demand generation teleservices. Jim has set an extreme customer service culture and an always get better attitude to deliver results for clients.  Prior to Televerde, Jim served as President and COO of Pacific Corp Capital, Executive Vice President for Pacific Atlantic and President and CEO of Ceres Capital Corp.  Jim received is BA from Washington & Lee University and his MBA from American University. He has been a world-class novice bridge player in the American Contract Bridge League, and was voted “The Best Parent Fan” in support of his son Joey’s Big Red Cornell wrestling team.   More About Jim  

Jim Hooker, President & CEO of Televerde

In 1995, James Hooker’s entrepreneurial spirit led him to develop Televerde to help companies fill their sales pipelines and marketing funnels through insights and demand generation teleservices. Jim has set an extreme customer service culture and an always get better attitude to deliver results for clients.

Prior to Televerde, Jim served as President and COO of Pacific Corp Capital, Executive Vice President for Pacific Atlantic and President and CEO of Ceres Capital Corp.

Jim received is BA from Washington & Lee University and his MBA from American University. He has been a world-class novice bridge player in the American Contract Bridge League, and was voted “The Best Parent Fan” in support of his son Joey’s Big Red Cornell wrestling team.

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 Joey Cook | Performer and American Idol Finalist  From her dyed hair and accordion, to her unusual vocal arrangements and ukulele, musician and arts & crafts virtuoso Joey Cook always stands out. She brings a message of encouragement to outliers like herself.   More About Joey  

Joey Cook | Performer and American Idol Finalist

From her dyed hair and accordion, to her unusual vocal arrangements and ukulele, musician and arts & crafts virtuoso Joey Cook always stands out. She brings a message of encouragement to outliers like herself.

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