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Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEM
CEO & Founder, All Aces, Inc
Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEM is a certified emergency manager who is internationally recognized for her engaging speaking; expertise in confronting racism and advancing racial equity; academic work in social equity and resilience; implementation of technology solutions; curriculum development; and presentation/graphic design style. Additionally, she serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute.
As a certified emergency manager, her previous professional roles include Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Boston, director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission, and adjunct faculty in the Master of Homeland Security at Northeastern University. Dr. Martin has also held positions at the Boston Police Department’s Boston Regional Intelligence Center; City of Boston’s Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management; the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI); the Air Force as active duty assigned to the National Security Agency; and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
Dr. Martin and her husband were born and raised in Boston where they currently live. They co-founded Next Leadership Development Corporation, a nonprofit focused on building resilience in Black households and communities. They have five children, two still at home.
Director of Relationships
John's dedication to service of others and community laid the foundation in which his belief that everyone should be able to live in their full humanity was built. A self described serial networker, John's love of people and insatiable curiosity continue to lead him to places and things he never imagined.
John's twenty years in public service caused him to reach out to all sectors of the communities he was called to serve. As a leader John has trained public servants in implicit bias, procedural justice and well-being. John has trained in healthy manhood as a means of reducing violence against women, depression and suicide in young men. He believes deeply that inclusion and belonging is vital to healthy humanity and community.
Though born on Cape Cod, John ventured to Northern New England after high school and never turned back. Featured in The Nantucket Project film "The Box" John has presented regularly throughout the United States. John has a Master's Degree in Leadership and Management from Antioch University and an undergraduate degree in Resource Management from Sterling College.
Lead Facilitator & Senior Project Manager
With two decades of experience, Ms. Heang Ly brings her expertise to work with mission driven organizations to address their most pressing issues. Ms. Ly is an educator with expertise in group dynamics and processes, collaborative and cooperative learning, and culturally responsive teaching strategies.
As a seasoned facilitator and trainer, Ms. Ly has trained over 3,000 people of all ages from diverse sectors on curriculum development, facilitation skills, conflict resolution, feedback systems, staff engagement, equity issues, and more. She is the co-author of the forthcoming chapter, “Tensions of Purpose: Strategies for Youth and Adults to Carve a Pathway of Hope and Create Action toward a Just and Equitable World,” to be published by Information Age Publishing.
Ms. Ly holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Psychology and Education and a Master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy. In addition, she is a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, where she received a certificate in nonprofit management and leadership from Tufts University.
Chief of Strategy & Director of Project Management
D’Janapha (the D is silent) Fortune is not only a strategic thinker, but an amazing process and task master with substantive content knowledge. She strives to align personal and professional efforts with her pursuit of racial justice, health equity, and untempered joy.
D'Janapha holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Northeastern University, where she studied urban health and nonprofit management. Her specialties include: strategy and program development, community engagement planning, project management, and persuasive public health writing.
D’Janapha’s career experiences have primarily served youth and families of color in the Boston area. To date, D’Janapha has worked across focus areas including health education, health care access, reproductive justice, trauma, wellness, and economic opportunity. She has led teams and organizations through processes for idea generation, consensus building, strategic planning, and program development.
Enrico E. Manalo
Chief of Learner Success
Enrico (Rico) Manalo has over 10 years of experience supporting the growth and development of English Language Learners and English as a Foreign Language business development around the world. Rico's teaching has centered around learner autonomy and learner engagement.
Rico holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he won a number of awards for his work. Additionally, he is a UN-certified dialogue facilitator, certified mediator, and process consultant. Rico's specialization in conflict includes DEI, ethnic enclaves, organizational silence, employee voice, group dynamics, conflict in teams, and leadership. Most recently, he presented at the Academy of Management Conference 2019, in Boston.
Rico is also leading projects involving the inner work that goes into successfully having difficult conversations, and practicing mindfulness to manage the “fight/flight/freeze” response that so deeply affects the types of conflict engagement that can produce real, positive change.