Featured Speakers

Stephanie Kyriazis, Chief of Resource Education, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Stephanie Kyriazis has worked for the National Park Service for 17 years, at 10 different units, in various education, interpretation and leadership roles. She served as a facilitator for Smokies Hikes for Healing and has helped shape, launch and sustain numerous public recreation initiatives over the course of her career.

Juan Escarfuller, Program Coordinator, The Nashville Collaborative through Vanderbilt University Medical Center 

Escarfuller was formerly a Director of Hispanic Ministry for the Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis and Co-Chair of the National Advisory Council of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.  His focus was on faith-based community organizing around social justice issues like racism, hunger and poverty.

“I belong to an immigrant community,” he said when explaining what drew him to this area of medical research. “This community has many dreams. Among those are dreams of wellness – in terms of both mental and physical health – and the work we do addresses those dreams and desires of many immigrants to flourish.”

Escarfuller was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and raised in New Orleans, LA. He studied French at Y le University and earned an MDiv and MA in Theology from the Aquinas Institute out of St. Louis, MO.

Daniel Routh - Agent Red Squared Entertainment & Nu Blu Bluegrass Artists

Agent with Red Squared Entertainment and Manager of Nu-Blu Bluegrass Artists

Cosmo Wollan, Synergy Cubed

Cosmo is the Senior Executive at Synergy Cubed, a premiere consulting firm to the health & fitness, parks & recreation, and medical fitness industries, and co-Founder of the Fitness Is Medicine Initiative, whose mission is to bring medically directed fitness services and population health benefits to commercial health clubs and municipal fitness centers. Since 1994, his clients have engaged him as an expert problem-solver in profit center development, revenue stream optimization, medical fitness integration, retention strategies, sales training, customer engagement and fitness center management. For more than 25 years, his expertise, training and guidance has improved clients' productivity, increased sales, motivated employees, retained customers, and positively impacted the bottom line by creating superior customer engagement. Since 2013 he has been a regular presenter at numerous national and regional conferences and webinars, is the Chair of the Medical Fitness Association's Education Advisory Panel and a member of the MedFit Network Education Advisory Board.

Keith Allbritten, Solutions 21

A native of Murray, Kentucky, Keith is a certified coach and leadership consultant with Solutions 21, a national consulting and leadership firm. He has provided leadership and management solutions to individuals and companies around the country.

Keith joined the US Air Force after college. After graduating navigator training, he began his career flying air refueling missions in a KC-135, then transitioned to C-130 cargo movement & airdrop operations. He's held various command positions throughout his 30- year military career and retired as a Colonel. As Wing Commander of the Air Force base in Nashville, Tennessee, he led 1100 military and 350 civilian employees across multiple operational and administrative divisions. He's flown over 6000 hours in various aircraft all over the world during his career, to include 340 combat flying hours across numerous overseas deployments.

Through authentic and transparent leadership, Keith raised employee engagement to its highest levels in 15 years. This points to his passion for coaching and developing leaders at all levels, from front-line supervisors to C-suite executives. Additionally, his enterprise CEO ranked Keith's organization as #1 of 90 across the country.  Keith is a graduate of Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and English. Keith also earned a Master's Degree in Business from Webster University, and is a graduate of LEAD Tennessee, a yearlong state leadership program.

Cash Daniels, The Conservation Kid

Cash has worked with local/Tennessee State Parks & TDEC to address water quality.  He is a published author, speaker, and award-winning conservationist, at the age 13.

Dr. Ananda Mitra, Wake Forest University

I teach about media, technology, culture, data collection/management, and India at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, where I am a Professor of Communication. My principal research, writing, and practical concerns are in the ways in which technology is constantly reshaping our everyday life practices and calling into question how we live our life within a constantly changing global space. I am also the owner of an independent research agency called Management Learning Laboratories that specializes in applying technology to the collection, management and visualization of Big Data.