Greg Snyder is a dharma teacher at Brooklyn Zen Center, as well as its co-founder and current President. He is also the Senior Director of Buddhist Studies at Union Theological Seminary, where he directs and teaches in a Masters of Divinity program focused on Buddhism and Inter-religious Engagement. Greg’s practice of Zen and the dharma includes an understanding that personal and social liberation are a deeply integrated process of mutual unfolding. In addition to teaching in a formal Zen context, he facilitates Undoing Whiteness and Undoing Patriarchy workshops and ongoing groups that focus on investigating self-identities that may unconsciously perpetuate societal suffering.
Dr. LaJoyce Brookshire is an ordained minister, a Doctor of Naturopathy, Doctor of Naturopathic Ministry, Master Herbalist, Certified Group Fitness Instructor, an avid lover of African Dance, and an advocate for Literacy and Abstinence. As a graduate of Trinity College of Natural Health, Dr. Brookshire is a Naturopath in the Poconos treating many how to stay well with nature. Affectionately called “The Good Doctor”, Dr. Brookshire teaches that you ARE what you eat.
Allan Boomer is the Chief Investment Officer and founder of Momentum Advisors. He has been in the financial industry for over 15 years, and has spent the bulk of his career advising institutional clients, and wealthy families. Prior to founding Momentum, Allan spent 7 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Vice President in the firm’s Private Wealth Management group. While at Goldman, he managed a $450 million investment portfolio on a team that oversaw $7 billion in client assets. Allan began his career at Merrill Lynch in 1995.
Kevin Y. Brown is the founder of mydebtfreecollege.com and is an authority on how to attend and graduate from college debt-free. He also lectures on personal identity and maximizing potential and resources. By building and maintaining positive relationships with Clark Atlanta University professors and administrators, and doing all, that was necessary to “meet everyone halfway.” Kevin strategically made his way through college without incurring student loan debt. Since graduating, Kevin has been helping others identify resources for a debt-free college education.
Dr. Wilmer Leon is a Political Analyst whose primary areas of expertise are Black Politics, American Government, and Public Policy. For 11 years he was a Lecturer/Teaching Associate in the Political Science Department at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Currently, Dr. Leon is a nationally broadcast radio talk show host of “Inside the Issues” on SiriusXM Urban View Channel 126, author, nationally syndicated columnist, and regular political commentator on national and international news programs.