TEDxOverlandPark Speakers 2017
The Irena Sendler Project
Megan Felt is the program director of The Lowell Milkin Center for Unsung Heroes. In 1999, as a high school student, Megan co- created the Life in a Jar project, and brought the story of Irena Sendler to the world. From it's humble beginnings as a high school history assignment in Uniontown, Kansas, this story has grown to impact millions people through viral media sharing, a major motion picture, six books, and numerous speaking engagements. Megan was named a National Coca-Cola All-American Scholar for her community service. She was also selected to the 2nd team USA Today All-American Academic Team for 2003. She is a graduate of Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas, with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Megan is currently earning her Masters in Educational Leadership.
Navigating a Relational System
Christopher Habban is a Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Friends University in Kansas City and is the program director of the Master in Science Marriage and Family Therapy program in Kansas City. Dr. Habben is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) as a Clinical Fellow, an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and has been licensed for over 15 years in Kansas as a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Habben's clinical practice has endeavored primarily to assist couples in relational distress. Dr. Habben is a former President of the Kansas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and he has received various teaching and professional service awards.
The Power of (Secure) Love
Omri Gillath, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center at the University of Kansas. His work focuses on close relationships, and he uses diverse methodologies including neuroimaging, gene mapping, and advanced cognitive techniques to study attachment, sex, and caregiving. He has published extensively on the topics of interpersonal relationships and relationship neuroscience in leading academic journals, and has two books focusing on these topics; Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction to Theory and Research, and Relationship Science: Integrating Evolutionary, Neuroscience, and Sociocultural Approaches.
Gaelynn Wolf Bordonaro
Art Therapy: International Service and Disaster Response
Dr. Gaelynn P. Wolf Bordonaro, ATR-BC is the Director of the Emporia State University Art Therapy Program and an Associate Professor in the Department of Counselor Education.Prior to joining the faculty at ESU, Gaelynn taught art therapy coursework at Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida), the University of Louisville (Louisville, Kentucky), and La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia). She has presented throughout the world on a wide range of topics relating to art therapy She has also served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Melbourne, Australia, and as a member of a Rotary Group Study Exchange Team in Amazonia, Brazil. Gaelynn has served on the Board of Directors of the American Art Therapy Association (AATA), and the Advisory Board of the Asia Pacific Art Therapy Center (APATC). Additionally, she is the Clinical Director of Communities Healing through Art (CHART).
Defining Your Purpose
Alana Muller is a Networking speaker, workshop facilitator, coach and author of the book, Coffee Lunch Coffee: A Practical Field Guide for Master Networking and a companion blog, CoffeeLunchCoffee.com. Alana is the former President of Kauffman FastTrac, a global provider of training to aspiring and established entrepreneurs, providing them the tools, resources and networks to start and grow successful businesses. Additionally, Alana spent a number of years as an executive with Sprint Corporation serving in a variety of general management roles, including marketing, talent management, corporate strategy and wireless data product marketing
Waiting for the Fog to Lift
CEO and Top Executive Advisor, Bonnie is the CEO of Executive Development Associates, a boutique consulting firm specializing in top-of-the-house executive development. She has 15 years of experience successfully leading consulting firms through times of rapid growth, acquisition, economic downturn, and downsizing. She is a highly regarded Executive Coach for CEOs and C-Suite Leaders, as well as a trusted advisor to members of the board. Bonnie leads biennial research on Trends in Executive Development, and has 32 published woks including a book on shifting workforce demographics and their impact on leadership, called “Decades of Differences.”