The Embassy of The Bahamas to the United States of America presents Conversations with the Diaspora.
Conversations with the Diaspora is a virtual series highlighting the achievements and aspirations of Bahamians in the United States of America.
Hosted by His Excellency Wendall Jones, Ambassador of The Bahamas to the USA, the virtual series will feature interviews with Bahamian professionals, including educators, scientists, artists and globalists.
Monday, May 23, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Episode 1 featured: Aisha Bowe, Founder & CEO, STEMBoard; Rishard Cooper, Commercial Counsel, Verizon Business Group; T’Shae Cooper, Deputy General Counsel, FTX; Dr. Deangelo Ferguson, Surgeon, Howard University Hospital; Anna Roberts-Pilgrim, Ph.D., Scientific Research Analyst/Writer, National Institutes of Health; and Bronson Pilgrim, Principal (Partner), Cyber Risk Services, Deloitte.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCagDOmiGUM
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Episode 2 featured: Greg Carey, Ph.D., Associate Professor (Tenured), University of Maryland; Rachael Chandler, Senior Systems Engineer; Raytheon Missiles & Defense; Giovanni Moss, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tetra Tech; Khandra T. Sears, Ph.D., Research Associate, University of Maryland; Kevin Storr, Associate Professor (Tenured), Prairie View A&M University; and Michelle Wallace-Rencher, Ph.D., Change Manager, State of Tennessee.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INXinz13PRc
Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Episode 3 featured : Laura Rosanne Adderley Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tulane University; Peter Blair, Assistant Professor, Harvard University; Cordell Cleare, New York State Senate (30th District);
Oyalemi Olurin, JD, Public Defender, The Legal Aid Society, New York City; Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ph.D. Chair, Department of Middle and Secondary Education, Georgia State University; and Scott Turnquest, VP of Engineering, True Link Financial.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIksDoDH4hc
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Episode 4 featured: Antoan Richardson, First Base Coach, San Francisco Giants; Norbert Elliott, Head Coach, Track & Field/Cross Country, Purdue University; Jeremy Knowles, Teacher, Oscar Adams Elementary School, and Former Olympic Swimmer; Edric Poitier, Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball, Bowie State University; Avard Moncur, Academic Program Coordinator II, Georgia Institute of Technology and Former Track & Field Runner; and Mikhail McLean, Assistant Coach, Basketball, Lamar University.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf2CtdIFHj8
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT
Episode 5 featured: Dr. Alana Dillette, Assistant Professor at San Diego State University; Ashley Farrington, Principal at Wayzata Public Schools; Dr. Robert Taylor, Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs at Florida A&M University; Casey Bethel, Principal at New Manchester High School; Monique Rolle, Manager of Menu Planning and Procurement at Baltimore City Public Schools; and Loran Bailey, Band Director at KIPP Generations Collegiate.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmT2hT7lxUg
Thursday, October 20, 2022 at 1:00 pm EDT
Episode 6 featured: Lovell Saunders, MBA, PMP, SPCM, ICP-ACC, ITIL, Agile, VP, Sales Engineering & Professional Services, MerchantE; B.P. Walker, MD, MBA, CMQ/OE, Work Strategy & Planning Consultant, WORK; Hon. Shannan “Lady” Ighodara, MBA, City Councilwoman, City of Miami Gardens; and Edwin Smith, Businessman and Former Professional Football Player.
Part Three: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRvXJ4iaeoE
Tuesday, November 16, 2022 at 1:00 pm EST
Episode 7: Session 1 featured: Brandon D. LaFleur, President of Atlanta Junkanoo Group, Inc.; Byron Cartwright, BahaNation; Rick Albury, Co-founder of Junkanoo Riddims Entertainment; DeVaughan Woodside, Junkanoo Near You; and Aaron Gibson, Junkatech Junkanoo Entertainment.
Episode 7: Session 2 featured: Monique Forskin-Duncan, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:00 pm EST
Episode 8 featured: Michael Fountain, Honorary Counsel in Chicago; Patrick Delany, Visual Artist; JanElsa Carty, PhD, Shells Technology Center; H.E. Chris Brown, Ambassador-at-Large for Sports; and Lewis Williams, Retired Salesman and Buyer.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 1:00 pm EDT
Episode 9 featured: Carlisle Mott, Principal Financial Planner, Carlisle Mott Financial LLC & Chairman/ President, ION Bahamas; James Patrick Darville, Independent Contractor, Direct Travel; Anae Bain, PhD, Research Advisor, Medicinal Chemist, Eli Lily & Company; Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Assistant Coach Sprints, Track & Field, University of Kentucky; David Woodside, Assistant Fire Marshal, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue; and Jerome Pratt, Supervisor, Nuclear Station Procedure & Policy, Dominion Energy.
Wednesday April 19, 2023, at 1:00 pm EDT
Episode 10 featured: Dr. Ken Tucker, Elder, McLean Bible Church; Fr. Ethan Ferguson, St. Joseph’s on the Mountain Episcopal Church; Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Ingraham, Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church; Pastor Shane Benjamin, Retired Elder in Full Connection, Norther Carolina Conference, United Methodist Church; and Rev. Andrew Russell, Assistant Pastor, Grace Presbyterian Church.
Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 1 pm EDT
Episode 11 featured: Dr. Shaynora Brown, Optometrist, The Center for Children and Women; Dr. Mikhail Higgins, Interventional Radiologist; Dr. Venola Rolle, Education Advocate, Biblical Scholar and Attorney; Chris Gardiner, Certified Public Accountant, Founder and President of Gardiner, Kamya & Associates (GKA); Dr. Michelle Rencher, Change Manager, State of Tennessee, and Philip Cornell Collie, Program Manager, Federal Aviation Administration.
Wednesday, November 12, 2023 at 1:00 pm EST
Episode 12 featured: Lashonda Clarke, Asst. Prof., Aviation Maintenance Science, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., FL; Sean Smith, CEO, Party DJ Dallas, TX; Denley N. Delaney, Sr. Mgr., National Geographic; Wayne A. Jones, Chief of Police, Miami Beach, FL; Rachelle R. Munson, Sr. Asst. Att. General, Office of Attorney General, Orlando, FL
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