KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Isabel Molina-Guzmán, PhD, MA

Isabel Molina-Guzmán, PhD, MA, currently serves as the associate dean of diversity and inclusion for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and faculty director of the Sloan University Center for Exemplary Mentoring for underrepresented graduate students in the STEM fields at UIUC. From 2016-2018 she served as the Graduate College’s associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion. Dr. Molina-Guzmán is a trained facilitator in diversity, equity, and inclusion workshops ranging from the role of cognitive schemas in employee evaluations, to holistic admission practices, and inclusive mentoring. In 2017, she received the Larine Y. Cowan Make a Difference Award in teaching and mentoring given by the Vice Chancellor’s Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Molina-Guzmán serves as co-editor of the journal Feminist Media Studies, and is the author of more than two-dozen academic articles and two books, Latinas/Latinos on Television (2018) and Latina Bodies in the Media (2010). Her expertise on Latinas/Latinos, gender, race, ethnicity and communication has been featured at the 2016 White House Conference on Women and Girls of Color, The New York Times, and National Public Radio among other outlets.

Isabel Molina-Guzmán, PhD, MA

Brad Kolar, MS, MA

Brad Kolar is an executive consultant, speaker, and author. Over the last 20 years, his vision has remained the same – to help leaders bring clarity, simplicity, and resolution to complex issues. He is dedicated to helping clients succeed. Challenging clients to rethink how they work, Brad brings a well-honed ability to clarify the problem constraining your success, and identify and change the assumptions that are holding you back.

His experience spans various industries including agriculture, healthcare, financial services, government, consumer products, and professional services. Brad holds a BA in Economics and an MA in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In addition, Brad holds an MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Brad has broad and deep knowledge across several disciplines including business, psychology, process improvement, human capital, and technology. Prior to founding Avail Advisors, Brad served as the Director of Learning and Performance Strategy for Accenture and as the Chief Learning Officer for The University of Chicago Medical center.

Sarah Probst Miller, DVM

SPEAKERS

Tamas Ambrisko

Tamas Ambrisko
DVM, PhD, DACVAA, DECVAA
Assistant Professor

Scott Austin

Scott Austin
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Large Animal)
Clinical Associate Professor
Section Head, Equine Medicine, Surgery, and Theriogenology

Anne Barger

Anne Barger
DVM, MS, DACVP
Clinical Professor

Sara Connolly

Sara Connolly
DVM, MS DACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Clinical Assistant Professor
Assistant Dean for Student Success

Lauren Forsythe

Lauren Forsythe
PHARMD, DICVP, FSVHP
Medication Dispensary Coordinator

Kari Foss

Kari Foss
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Assistant Professor

Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries
DVM, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Assistant Professor

Arnon Gal

Arnon Gal
DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM), DACVP (Anatomic)
Assistant Professor

Laura Garrett

Laura Garrett
DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Clinical Professor

Devon Hague

Devin Hague
DVM, DACVIM (Neurology)
Clinical Associate Professor
Section Head, SANDS Services
Service Head, Neurology

Chien-Che Hung

Chien-Che Hung
DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Bacteriology & Mycology), DACVM (Virology)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Saki Kadotani

Saki Kadotani
DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jaya Kolisetty

Jaya Kolisetty
MS
Associate Director

Yvette Johnson-Walker

Heather Kopsco
PhD, MS
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Leah Kruckman

Leah Kruckman
DVM
Veterinary Resident

Dr. Katharyn Kryda

Katharyn Kryda
DVM, MPH

James Lowe

James F. Lowe
DVM, MS, DABVP (Food Animal)
Director, CVM I-Learning Center
Associate Professor
Section Head, FARMS

Charles Luke

Charles Luke
DVM
Veterinarian

Alycen Lundberg

Alycen Lundberg
DVM, DACVIM (Medical Oncology)
Assistant Professor

Alycen Lundberg

Lee Ann Lyons
DVM, MPH
PhD Candidate

Lori Madsen

Lori Madsen
DVM,
Instructor

Lori Madsen

Annette McCoy
DVM, PhD, MS, DACVS
Assistant Professor

Gay Miller

Gay Miller
DVM, PhD, MS
Professor

Ashley Mitek

Ashley Mitek
DVM, MS, DACVAA
Teaching Assistant Professor

Ashley Mitek

Victoria Phillips
MS, BS
Research Technician

Marcella Ridgway

Marcella Ridgway
VMD, MS, DACVIM (SAIM)
Clinical Professor

Mike Rosser

Michael Rosser
DVM, MS, DACVP (Clinical Pathology)
Instructor

William Sander

William Sander
DVM, MPH, DACVPM
Assistant Professor

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith
DVM, PhD, MS
Associate Professor

Amy Somrak

Amy Somrak
DVM, DAVDC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Clarissa Souza

Clarissa Souza
DVM, PhD, MS, DACVD
Assistant Professor

Jon Stack

Jonathan Stack
DVM
Adjunct Research Associate

Karen Terio

Karen Terio
DVM, PhD, DACVP
Clinical Professor

Karen Terio

Caroline Tonozzi
DVM, DACVECC
Clinical Assistant Professor

Gabrielle Wallace

Gabrielle Wallace
DVM
Veterinary Resident

Leyi Wang

Leyi Wang
DVM, MS, PhD, DACVM (Virology)
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pam Wilkins

Pamela Wilkins
DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM (Large Animal), DACVECC
Professor