Panelists

Gena Pemberton

Gena Pemberton is the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at Omnicom Health Group (OHG).  In this role she is responsible for developing and driving forward the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy for the network of agencies.  She joined OHG in October 2020, and has been driving Healthy Inclusion at […]

River Sage

Singer-songwriter River Sage (they/them), 15, is a rising sophomore at Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts where they study all elements of performance art. They also attend the prestigious Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center, where they most recently appeared in productions of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” and “A Little […]

Alisa Petrosova

Alisa Petrosova is an artist, climate storyteller, organizer and recent graduate of the inaugural class of the Columbia Climate School. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, where her climate journey began as the founder of the Cooper Climate Coalition. She believes that change starts with people and community, […]

Hazel Sanchez

Hazel Sanchez is an anchor on the PIX11 Morning News from 6 – 10 a.m. on weekdays. Before joining the PIX11 News team in 2021, Hazel was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor at CBS New York since June of 2000. Prior to joining WCBS-TV in 2000, she was […]

Seema Lisa Pandya

ARTIST STATEMENT My percussion teacher once reminded me that all matter vibrates and so rhythm is literally everywhere and everything. This means that the fabric of the universe, nature, and even the structure of our own cells is states is like rhythm vibrating and oscillating between at least two states.   […]

Major Blondene Patrice Goulbourne

Major Blondene Patrice Goulbourne joined the United States Army Reserve in November 2000 as a PV1. She attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina as a Personnel Service Clerk. In 2004 while deployed to Kuwait during Operation Iraqi Freedom, she was promoted to the […]

Aisha Thomas-Petit

As Chief People & Diversity Officer of AMC Networks, Aisha Thomas-Petit is responsible for overseeing AMC Networks’ people and culture strategy, including global talent acquisition, leadership development, employee engagement, compensation, and the company’s benefits and rewards programs as well as fostering a culture that attracts and retains the industry’s best […]

Ajani Stella

Ajani Stella is a 15-year-old climate activist living in New York City. He is the founder and President of Kids Fight Climate Change, a unique, youth-led nonprofit dedicated to educating young people about the climate crisis. Ajani attended the United Nations climate conference, COP 26, in November 2021 as an […]

Livia De Paolis

Livia De Paolis is an actress, director, screenwriter and producer.  Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Livia De Paolis literally took her first steps on a movie set. Founded by her grandfather, her family ran De Paolis I.N.C.I.R., the only Studios structure privately owned in the country. In operation from […]