For over 19 years, Kellee has created award-winning entertainment properties and education programs that have positively impacted millions of children. She received a Community Leadership Award from President Obama's Council in 2012 and performed at the White House from 2009-2016. A recipient of the Broken Glass Ceiling Award by Palm Springs Women in Film, her programs have won a Telly, Parent's Choice & Mom's Choice Award. She is the founder of KidTribe, the creator/producer/writer of NASA's Space School Musical, Hoopersize, Monkey & Duck and the Co-Executive Producer of Mack & Moxy on PBS.
A recent TEDx speaker, Dr. Gale has been an educator for over 30 years. She co-authors all curricula for Kiducational, KidTribe and Mack & Moxy and has earned 2 BA’s in Liberal Arts & Youth Ministry, an MA in Administration, an Ed.S in School Psychology, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction. She holds a Multi-Subject Teaching Credential for Preschool to Adult, and a Credential in School Psychology. She also helped author the Quality Indicators for Inclusion in
Afterschool Programming and the Afterschool Physical Activity Guidelines for the California Department of Education.
As the Manager of Community Affairs for Nestle, USA for over 26 years, Rita directed the corporate giving campaign, partnering with sponsoring and supporting hundreds of non-profit organizations. As a legacy builder, she has led over 6000 Nestle employees across the US in the annual Day of Volunteering, creating a connection with their communities. Rita was an integral visionary in the Adopt-A-School program throughout Los Angeles and played a key part in Nestle’s prestigious Very Best in Youth national competition. Rita also serves on the Board of Directors for No Limits for Deaf Children.
An accomplished non-profit and philanthropic executive for over 15 years, Gisela has focused on engaging communities and developing corporate philanthropy programs for maximum social impact. While serving as Director of the SanDisk Foundation, she grew three local initiatives into worldwide programs for S.T.E.M., Hunger Relief and Blood Cancer. Her efforts increased annual campaigns and worldwide employee volunteer engagement from 14% to 92% in one year. Currently the Chief Executive Officer at Loaves & Fishes, an organization which provides over 1,050,000 meals a year to people in need, she also served as the Director of Community Engagement and Development for the Office of the Mayor in San Jose.
With over 40 years as an executive with organizations such as BBPOS, VeriFone Inc, IBM, SunGard Data Systems, GEAC Computer systems and the US Army, Jesse’s collaborative leadership has improved organizations’ profitability and performance. His customers and relationships are Fortune 500 and medium companies in technology, telecomm, defense and financial services industries, as well as not-for-profit, education and government organizations. He currently serves as a Board Member of MCG Logistics, MHA Consultants and RLJ Equity Partners Group. Mr. Adams’ educational background includes a B.S. in Applied Science and Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
A graduate of Harvard Business Law, Steve has over 40 years experience in finance, mergers and aquisitions and real estate development. He has served as an officer Board member on several businesses and public companies. He was the Chair of the Finance Committee for the Board of the Central Asian-American Enterprise Fund, appointed by the President of the United States. Steve also was an United Nations election supervisor in Albania and Bosnia and an officer in the Democratic National Committee, where he held leadership roles in several presidential campaigns. He served as Judge Pro Tem for Superior Court for LA County, was a member of the Mayor of LA's Committee on Urban Housing and the Governor of CA's Task Force on Creative Financing..