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Alessi, Levan, Kebles Forum Diversity Summit

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Our Diversity Summit provides relevant diversity training that improves mental health service delivery and educational services. This free event is for providers and parents alike. Check back for more details.

Virtual Summit

We are privileged this year to welcome Dr. Randall Pinkett, Chairman & CEO of BCT Partners, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Expert and Author of several books, including Data-Driven DEI™: The Tools and Metrics You Need to Measure, Analyze, and Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as our opening Keynote speaker.

In addition, we are excited to welcome Dr. Rueben Brock as our closing Keynote speaker, Assistant Professor of Psychology PennWest Edinboro, Filmmaker, Speaker & Consultant and Writer & Director of the documentary Black Pittsburgh.

Randall Pinkett

Dr. Randal D. Pinkett

Co-founder, Chairman and CEO, BCT Partners

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality and DEI expert who is leading the way in business, technology and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to leverage diversity, insights and innovation to transform lives, accelerate equity and create lasting change.

Dr. Pinkett is an expert in several areas relating to emerging technologies, “big data” analytics, social innovation, culture, diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), and is a regular contributor on MSNBC, CNN, and Fox Business News. An international public speaker, he is the author or co-author of several books including Black Faces in High Places, Black Faces in White Places, Data-Driven DEI, Campus CEO, and No-Money Down CEO. He holds five degrees including: a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University; a M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oxford in England; and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering, MBA, and Ph.D. from MIT. Most notably, he was the first and only African American to receive the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Rutgers University; he was inducted to the Academic All-America Hall of Fame, as a former high jumper, long jumper, sprinter and captain of the Rutgers men’s track and field team; and he was the winner of NBC’s hit reality television show, “The Apprentice.”

Born in Philadelphia and raised in New Jersey, Dr. Pinkett is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and First Baptist Church in Somerset, NJ, where he resides with his family, including a daughter and two sons. Dr. Pinkett firmly believes that “for those to whom much is given, much is expected,” so throughout his endeavors, he places great emphasis on his responsibility to give back to the community.

Dr Brock

Dr. Rueben Brock

Dr. Rueben Brock is a modern-day renaissance man. A trained musician, photographer, filmmaker, professor, author, speaker, and consultant, Brock’s many varied interests make him a unique voice in today’s world. Brock is an assistant professor of psychology at PennWest University. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology from West Virginia University. He specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, cultural issues, leadership development, and wellness in his consulting. He recently aided in the development of an implicit bias training initiative for the California Department of Social Services. With over 25 years of mental health experience, Brock also maintains a small counseling practice.

For the past decade, Brock has embraced the idea of advocacy through media. In 2019, Brock developed a web show called House Call with Dr. Rueben Brock. The show covered social issues from a psychological perspective. In 2020, Brock made his directing debut by creating a short film documenting his own journey of self-discovery that led to his diagnosis of autism. In 2024, Brock makes his first feature film. The film, entitled Black Pittsburgh, explores the history of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Black community. The film documents a pivotal moment in the city’s history, in the election of it’s first Black mayor. The film was primarily funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grant program. Brock directed the film and also wrote the film’s score.

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Film Screening & Discussion

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We will end the event this year with a screening of the documentary Black Pittsburgh by Dr. Rueben Brock, who will join us for a discussion after the film. Register below to attend.



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