Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of African American Chambers of Commerce with guests: John Harmon, President & CEO of the African American Chamber of Commerce of NJ; Larry Ivory, President & CEO of the Illinois State Black Chamber of Commerce and Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce.
Victoria Coyle, CEO of Meals on Wheels of Greater Lehigh Valley, discusses all the work and organizing that it takes to plan, prep, cook and deliver healthy, hot meals to seniors every day, while also catering to each person’s individual dietary needs. She breaks down the importance of these deliveries beyond the nutrition aspect, as the deliveries can often be a senior’s only interaction with anyone for the day. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Tony Iannelli, CEO and President of the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Lehigh Valley, discusses how the chamber and its impact has grown exponentially over the years and how it supports all of its community through various programs. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Alan Jennings, Executive Director of Community Action Committee of Lehigh Valley, discusses the importance of the advocacy organization that works on identifying and solving problems in the community and that works to make the region a better place for all. This interview was produced in collaboration with PBS39 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on affordable housing with guests: Philip Hecht, President and CEO of Housing Up – in DC; Maria Devlin, President and CEO of Families in Transition in New Hampshire and Rob Cramp, Executive Director of Housing for Homeless Inc in Florida.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on preventing animal abuse and neglect with guests: Janelle Dixon, President and CEO of the Animal Humane Society; Joe Elmore, President & CEO of the Charleston Animal Society; and Julie Klim, CEO of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty To Animals.
Mindy Tiner, Executive Director of the Tulsa SPCA, discusses how the organization works to prevent animal abuse and neglect and how education plays a major role in protecting pets and educating pet owners on responsibility. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Pamela Ballard, CEO of the Community Service Council, discusses the essential work of the council in serving vulnerable people in the community through all their needs – housing crisis, utility bill crisis, a lack of food, homelessness, and any other hardships in their lives. This interview was produced in partnership with RSUTV in Oklahoma.
Keith Green , Operations Coordinator of the Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program and Kristen Harlin, Executive Director of Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries, discuss what life after prison could look like for many ex-convicts and what their organizations do to help these individuals reintegrate into their communities, breaking the cycles of incarceration. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Donna Grabow, Executive Director of Safenet Services, discusses the importance of services for victims of abuse and stalking and the importance of breaking the cycle of abuse patterns within families. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on ending gun violence with Margot Bennett, Executive Director of Women Against Gun Violence; Renée Hopkins, CEO of The Alliance for Gun Responsibility and Maisha Fields Gun Violence Survivor & Vice President of Organizing at Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Veronica Maturino, CEO of ONABEN, discusses harnessing the tool of storytelling to guide members of native tribes in reaching their professional and personal goals. This interview was produced in collaboration with RSUTV.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting Hispanic/Latino owned businesses and its leaders during the pandemic with Laura Murillo, President & CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Carmen Castro, Executive Director of Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber in Portland Oregon.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on serving the LGBTQ community with guests: David Heitstuman, CEO of the Sacramento LGBT Community Center; Nate Rhoton, Executive Director of One N Ten; and Jorge Valencia, CEO of the Point Foundation.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on supporting the blind and visually impaired with guests: Christine Benninger, President and CEO of Guide Dogs for the Blind; Kirk Adams, President & CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind and Chris LaFollette, President & CEO of Arizona Industries for the Blind.