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    2019 Full Speaker Biographies

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    • Dr. Katrice A. Albert -  Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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    • Ronnie Slone -  Founder and President of The Slone Group
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    Dr. Katrice A. Albert, PH.D. -  Executive Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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    Katrice A. Albert is the NCAA’s executive vice president of inclusion and human resources. In this role, she leads efforts to enhance diversity, inclusion, leadership development, and education and community engagement. Additionally, she is responsible for leading national office employee relations, performance management, professional development, and compensation and benefits programs. Before joining the NCAA, she served in executive capacities with the University of Minnesota System from 2013 to 2017, and at Louisiana State University from 2005 to 2013. She led diversity, inclusion and equity strategies in both positions.

    Albert frequently writes, speaks and consults on issues of intercultural competence, educational and workforce diversity, gender and dynamics of power, the complexities of diverse populations, educational access, community-university partnerships, corporate social responsibility, and the application of psychological knowledge to ethnic minorities and other underserved populations. Also, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, and her works have been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and the Journal of Counseling and Development. Albert also is the co-editor of two volumes: “Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong” and “Racial Battle Fatigue in Higher Education: Exposing the Myth of Post-Racial America.”

    Albert earned a doctoral degree in counseling psychology at Auburn University and completed her clinical internship at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology at Boston Medical Center. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology from The University of Southern Mississippi and graduated magna cum laude from Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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    Ronnie Slone -  Founder and President of The Slone Group

    Ronnie Slone is the Founder and President of The Slone Group, an organizational development and training consulting firm based in the Greater New Orleans area. Ronnie has over 30 years of experience in operations management, human resources, training and professional staffing with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike.  

    His area of expertise includes organizational development and training, executive coaching, operations and business development, and facilitation. Ronnie’s ability to challenge the way people think and behave has made him a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator. 

    Ronnie is also a faculty member of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program at Delgado Community College and the national cohorts at Babson College.  

    A passionate community leader, Ronnie strives to develop organizations, a ready workforce by preparing youth for life after graduation and help create communities where citizens can live, work, and raise a family. He has contributed to numerous organizations in the Greater New Orleans area as a community volunteer including Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, GNO, Inc., City Park New Orleans, CASA Jefferson, and River Region Chamber of Commerce.  

    Ronnie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of New Orleans. He is an Advanced Associate of Emergenetics International. Currently, he is serving as the Interim Director for Trinity Community Center located in Hollygrove in New Orleans.  

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    Kyndra Joi - Host of On the Move! on WBOK and Executive Director at I am My Sister

    Kyndra Joi is the host of the newest show on WBOK, On the Move! She serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit I Am My Sister, is a Licensed Master Social Worker, Cultural and Holistic Family Health Consultant, Certified Belief Therapist, Certified Herbalist, Recording Artist, and Emcee. Kyndra has earned a Master of Social Work degree from Illinois State University and has over 16 years of experience in the community servicing children and families.

    Kyndra has used her experiences in clinical and community settings to develop curriculums and seminars on holistic mental and spiritual health. In addition to facilitating wellness workshops, she also consults with for- and non-profit organizations to assist in meeting the need for development and growth in the community while being a mentor and learning as a mentee daily.

    Born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Kyndra is affectionately known as “Gullah Gal” in the community and actively educates and creates awareness of the Gullah culture through her interactive workshops of language, dance, and song.

    In addition, when not imparting light with the community, she and her band, Soul Theory are bringing a clap to your hand a groove to your feet with their sultry mixture of Funk and Soul. Kyndra and this dynamic group have performed with musical greats such as Kermitt Ruffins, Davell Crawford, Charmaine Neville, and Dr. Michael White just to name a few. Kyndra serves as a vocal instructor for a Girl Jazz Camp in New London, CT and is an avid fan of the Golden Girls!

    Click here to learn more about Kyndra.

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