Ellen MCDonnell

National Public Radio Executive, Retired

Ellen McDonnell retired from NPR in 2015 after a 35 year career with the organization.  As Executive Editor of News Programming she oversaw the network’s flagship news magazines Morning Edition and All Things Considered. She was also instrumental in establishing NPR’s Code Switch, a digital and audio team of journalists who cover the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture. Click here for complete bio. 


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Simon T. Bailey

CEO Simon T. Bailey International

Simon T. Bailey is the CEO of Simon T. Bailey International, a transformational education company specializing in providing clients with the  frameworks and the tools needed to create a purposeful life and a meaningful and profitable business. Prior to founding his company, Simon worked in the hospitality and tourism industry for 20 years and was sales director and new business development director for the world-renowned Disney Institute. Click here for complete bio.

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Belinha De Abreu

Media Literacy Educator, UNESCO

Belinha De Abreu, Phd., is a media literacy educator and an International Expert to the Forum on Media & Information Literacy for UNESCO.  She specializes in the impact of media and technology consumption  on young people and providing them with opportunities to be engaged, creative, and conscious users. Click here for complete bio.