2023 VIRTUAL
SIGNATURE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

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January 12, 2023 - Morning Session | Reducing Health Disparities

8:45-9:00am

OPEN ROOM - EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

 

9:00-11:10 am

MORNING PLENARY SESSION

 
 

Opening Remarks from ABC President & CEO

Jerome Underwood 

 

Land Acknowledgement

Libation 

  • Ronnie Pollack, Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Dr. Kiah Nyame

 

Presenting Sponsor Remarks - M&T Bank 

Dan Burns,

Senior Vice President/Rochester Regional President

 

OPENING KEYNOTE

Sherita Bullock,

Executive Director

Healthy Baby Network

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Reducing Health Disparities”

 

 

Moderator

  • Dr. LeKeyah Wilson, Rochester Regional Health

Panelists

  • Dr. Paula Cupertino, Wilmot Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Carolyn Jacobs, Rochester Regional Health
  • Dr. Gina Cuyler, Excellus BCBS
  • Dr. Edith Williams, Office of Health Equity Research
11:00-11:10 am

MORNING WRAP-UP

 

January 12, 2023 - Afternoon Session | Empowerment via DEI & Education

1:50-2:00 pm

OPEN ROOM - EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

 

2:00-4:10 pm

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION

 
 

Sponsor Remarks

 
 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“The Community Impact of DEI Efforts” 

Moderator

  • Talethea Best, YMCA

Panelists

  • Dr. Ebony Caldwell, Rochester Regional Health
  • Maggie Rivera, Paychex
  • Tom Mitchell, Exploring Racism Group
  • Dr. Adrianne Morgan, U or R
 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

Educational Options for Community Empowerment” 

Moderator

  • Jessica Lewis, ROC the Future

Panelists

  • Kareem Berry, MAPP Inc.
  • Mubarak Bashir, ABC
  • Shanterra Mitchum, Teen Empowerment 
  • Amarah Anderson, Nazareth Student

4:00-4:10 pm

WRAP-UP & CLOSING FOR THE DAY

Jerome Underwood

January 19, 2023 - Morning Session | Equity: Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

8:45-9:00 am

OPEN ROOM - EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

9:00-11:10 am

MORNING PLENARY SESSION

Opening Remarks from ABC Board Chair

Brad Rye 

Land Acknowledgement

Libation

  • Ronnie Pollack, Center for Dispute Settlement
  • Dr. Kiah Nyame

Presenting Sponsor Remarks - M&T Bank 

OPENING KEYNOTE

"Do We Have the Will?"

Jerome Underwood

President & CEO

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Greenlining!”

Moderator

  • Simeon Banister

Panelists

  • Beverly Fair-Brooks, M&T Bank
  • Brennon Thompson, National Association of Realtors
  • Robin Wilt, Brighton Town Council
  • Ajamu Kitwana, ESL Federal Credit Union
11:00-11:10 am MORNING WRAP-UP

January 19, 2023 - Afternoon Session | Accountability: Everyone Can Do Something to Create a Safer Rochester

1:50-2:00pm

OPEN ROOM - EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE

 

2:00-4:10 pm

AFTERNOON PLENARY SESSION

 
 

Sponsor Remarks

 
 

KEYNOTE

Dr. Irshad Altheimer,

Rochester Institute of Technology

 

PANEL DISCUSSION

“Violence Prevention” 

Moderator

  • Chiara Smith

Panelists

  • Dep. Chief Keith Stith, Rochester Police Department
  • Cathy Thomas, Monroe County Detention Center
  • Victor Saunders, City of Rochester

3:55-4:10 pm

CONFERENCE WRAP-UP & CLOSING

Jerome Underwood

President & CEO

Action for a Better Community, Inc.

January 26, 2023 | Signature Awards Breakfast 


MEMORIAL ART GALLERY -  M&T BANK BALLROOM

500 University Ave., Rochester NY 14607

8:00 am - Registration

8:30 am - Breakfast Begins

Ticket Required. Limited Seating.

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