Ms. Jones has been CEO of several digital media companies, including Comedy Express a broadband company which was acquired by industry leader National Lampoon. She was also Co-CEO of early stage company, the Global Broadcasting Company, which launched two digital television channels on IP, Set top box, mobile and satellite platforms in 200 countries available to over 50 million viewers worldwide. Ms. Jones has Executive Produced over 100 hours of network and syndicated television, including television movies, game shows and variety programming. She was also Broadcast Counsel at CBS where she was the lead attorney on the billion dollar Major League Baseball Deal and the Albertville Winter Olympics. She began her career as a corporate lawyer in NY specializing in leveraged buy outs, real estate finance and general corporate transactional work. She is an honors graduate of Harvard College and a graduate of the Harvard Law School.
Law Enforcement & Homeland Security Executive
Jessie Lee, Jr. is an experienced and highly successful law enforcement executive, consultant and academic focused on all aspects of law enforcement including emergency preparedness, homeland security, work force and technical assessment. With more than thirty years experience in law enforcement, Mr. Lee’s career has included nearly a decade as the former Executive Director of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Professionals (NOBLE), and most recently as a senior member of the executive search and assessment center team for the International Chiefs of Police (IACP).
Mr. Lee is a graduate of the 195th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia, and graduate of Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute School of Staff and Command (53rd) in Evanston, Illinois. Mr. Lee is the President & CEO of Leed One Associates, LLC., where he provides high level consulting for non-profits, municipalities and law enforcement.
Yolanda Parker was the founder and President of KMS Software Company which specialized in software for HR Departments. In 1998, Parker developed the first paperless online solution in the nation, XpressHR, to automate HR onboarding, crossboarding, and offboarding processes, currently the fastest growing software application in the human capital management sector. She worked with the Obama Administration to incorprate the Veteran’s Blue Button and Vow to Hire a Veteran initiatives into XpressHR OnBoarding. KMS was recently acquired by SuccessFactors/SAP.
A visionary and authority in process automation, Parker began her career over 45 years ago with IBM, where she quickly rose to the top to become the number one Systems Engineering Manager and Marketing Manager in the Western Region. After leaving IBM, she continued her professional career as a Director at CGS and Vice President of Sales and Operations at NCS and CPR, before starting her own firm in 1994.
Parker serves on the boards of People for the American Way, Democracy Alliance, and Real Medicine Foundation; works with I Vote, VoteRiders, Find-A-Tree and Environment California. Since 2007, she has served on President Obama’s National Finance Committee and was a National Co-Chair of Technology for Obama (T4O).
Parker is married and is the mother of two adult children. She received her BA and MA from NYU.
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT,
MEDIA PLATFORM SALES & COLLEGE MARKETING
Rhetta Douglass Vinson has extensive experience as an integrated digital and print media sales and marketing professional. She developed her passion for marketing while earning an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree, from Howard University School of Communications. She began her advertising career in account management at Ogilvy and Mather and Time Inc. working with Fortune 100 companies to build businesses with breakthrough ad campaigns. She led People Magazine’s sales team, by increasing ad volume by 95% to $7 million in revenues among packaged goods and high tech advertisers. She was selected by the Publisher to represent People Magazine on Time Inc.’s strategic planning task force led by McKinsey and Company to analyze market trends and project technology advertising revenue for all publications. She was recruited by American Express Publishing’s Travel & Leisure Magazine, to develop lifestyle special sections partnering with service establishments in travel, financial services, and retail luxury products.
At the Newspaper Association of America, Ms. Vinson managed a multimarket strategic planning task force and commissioned the industry’s inaugural media usage and travel behavior research study.
Her entrepreneurial spirit led her to Lamaze Publishing and iVillage Integrated Media where she sold national advertising on the Newborn Channel hospital satellite television network, and generated media sponsorships among Fortune 100 healthcare, travel and financial services.
She helped to launch BestHalf.Com, a digital lifestyle magazine startup targeting senior citizens. Ms. Vinson was recruited for a newly created position with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, as their Sales Planning Director.
Her involvement in higher education began as a marketing consultant to the President and CEO of the national education reform initiative Project GRAD USA. She has served as a professor at Iona College in Westchester County, NY. Most recently she served as Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT), Director of Marketing and Development. She created strategic marketing and digital communications initiatives to expand the educational career development program’s partnerships with 24 colleges and universities and 50 school districts.
Dr. Brown is a pioneer in the area of developing sexual assault prevention programs for universities and served on the Sexual Assault Task Force at George Washington University in the 1980’s where she was trained on a national level by organizations in the forefront of research and intervention of sexual assault on campuses, and implementing the then emerging practice of orienting freshman to the dangers of “date rape” and facilitating peer group discussions among same-sex and co-ed college students to decrease incidents at the university. Treating victims of rape is another one of Dr. Brown’s areas of expertise. She served on the Sexual Abuse Task Force for the DC Government and she has received Level 2 certification in EMDR, an evidence-based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder that is particularly effective in assisting victims of sexual assault in their recovery.
She has been a leader in the area of counseling teens and young adults in sexual assault and related areas of trauma in both Massachusetts and Washington, as Associate Director of the George Washington University Counseling Center, as Clinical Director of the Bay Cove Adolescent Center, Co-Director of the Roxbury Community Health Center’s Mental Health Clinic, Director of Center for Mental Health’s Anacostia Clinic, and Acting Director of the Northwest Family Center for the DC Government. Dr. Brown works with experts around the country some of whom she has trained in her methodology and others who are equally recognized in the field of sexual abuse prevention. She has a nation- wide network of these experts who can work with her in delivering sexual assault prevention programs in universities and secondary schools across the country.
Dr. Brown’s general area of expertise and practice is as a trauma specialist, and in addition to sexual assault prevention she has over 25 years of experience in the areas of domestic violence, marital and family relationships, and concomitant mental health concerns and disorders. She has touched thousands of lives through conducting psychotherapy, research, training, teaching, and program development in settings including prison, hospitals, outpatient clinics, universities, public and special education schools. She also serves as an expert witness in the legal system and a featured speaker for local and national organizations. Dr. Brown has made it a point to develop her skills and focus on individuals across the lifespan, of both genders, and with both perpetrators and victims. She believes that by understanding all sides, true and lasting solutions are found.
Because of her recognized expertise, Dr. Brown has been deemed an expert witness by the court in cases of sexual assault, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and employment discrimination. She has primarily given testimony citing the impact on victims, but has also provided psychological assessment for perpetrators to assist in determining their current level of danger. In 2014, Dr. Brown co-authored the book, I AM OK: A Workbook for Teens to Recover from Bullying, detailing the impact and steps for recovery from traumatic bullying, she has also been a frequent speaker in the area of sexual assault and domestic violence, including for the American Psychological Association, the Montana Police Department, the National Medical Association, the National Association of Nurses, the D.C. Government, and George Washington University, Providence Hospital. Dr. Brown has also been a frequent commentator on sexual assault prevention for a variety of national media including the Washington Post.
Dr. Brown is currently the President and founder of the Capitol Hill Consortium for Counseling and Consultation (formerly Family Assistance in Coping with Trauma and Stress), an outpatient multicultural and multidisciplinary team of clinicians devoted to providing high quality mental health services across the life span in the metro Washington DC community.
The company, which grew out of the private practice she began in 1992, supports a cadre of skilled clinicians and a training program for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology students. The biopsycho-social model of treatment at CCCC serves a diverse community in terms of age, socioeconomic status, gender, sexual orientation, and psychological functioning.
Dr. Brown began her counseling career working with convicted males rapists at the Massachusetts Treatment Center where the men served one day to life depending on their proven rehabilitation. Understanding the mindset of sexual predators, both in terms of the traumas in their lives that created pathways to harm others as well as attempting to instill empathy in them to prevent further hurt, led to Dr. Brown’s early understanding of the cyclic nature of trauma.
Dr. Brown is a honors graduate of Wellesley College and received her doctorate degree in psychology from Boston University.