ARE YOU READY TO BECOME FIT TO LEAD?
MARCH 30, 2023
1 Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014
Learn from dynamic and engaging leaders as they share their experiences in and out of the arena
Fit to Lead is a one-day, in-person leadership conference for Pennsylvania high school and college student-athletes. Themes from the Coaching Boys into Men and Athletes as Leaders curricula will be presented in large and small-group sessions led by outstanding facilitators. The conference will address contemporary issues that impact a student-athlete being a leader and role model on and off the playing field. Special guest speakers will share inspirational messages, stories of overcoming adversity and utilizing the power of positive influence. There is no fee to register for the Fit to Lead conference. This project was funded by the Pa. Department of Health’s Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant.
2023 FIT TO LEAD KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Greatness often starts from humble beginnings. Like most great athletes, Jordan Burroughs’ career started with a dream. Through a lot of hard work, perseverance and faith, Jordan created a legacy unlike any other. After winning gold at the 2022 World Wrestling Championships, Burroughs set the American record with his seventh gold medal at the Olympic and World Championship level.
A native of Sicklerville, New Jersey, Burroughs is widely known for his double-leg takedown and is considered one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time.
Brandon Graham is a Super Bowl champion and All-Pro defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. Currently in his 14th year, he is the longest tenured active player on the Eagles' roster. He hopes to remain deeply involved in the Greater Philadelphia community when he retires with a special interest in helping youth make healthy and wise choices in life.
Brandon’s foundation, Team Graham, offers its time and resources to various organizations and causes – including mentoring for boys and girls, providing clothing for and feeding the homeless and needy families. He has supported the Police Athletic League through the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. He played youth football in the Detroit PAL league while growing up.
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DR. MITCHELL GREENE
Mitchell Greene, Ph.D. is a leading licensed clinical and sport psychologist who works primarily with athletes pursuing high performance goals, or coaches and athletic departments looking to educate their student-athletes on mental health and performance enhancement strategies. He is the owner of Greenepsych Clinical and Sport Psychology, a boutique private practice located in Haverford, PA.
Dr. Greene has spoken nationally and internationally on subjects related to mind chatter, coach-player communication, mental health and goal setting. He is a sought after speaker and is the author of the soon-to-be published book titled Courage over Confidence: Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game.
Dr. Greene’s articles, book chapters, blog posts, podcasts, workshops and presentations have reached audiences from a wide range of sports, including basketball, squash, lacrosse, softball, tennis, football, fencing, gymnastics, triathlon, track, and cross country. For more information about Dr. Greene and his services go to www.greenepsych.com.
Dr. Greene is married with three children and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and human resources management from Boston College, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University.
DR. ERIC BOWMAN
Dr. Bowman is a dermatology resident physician and former collegiate basketball player. He is also a speaker, mentor, and advocate for students interested in pursuing a career in healthcare.
He is passionate about skin diseases and leveraging health technology to improve patient care. His work is published In multiple digital health outlets and medical journals.
He aims to help student-athletes find, create, & explore opportunities that athletics will provide for them. He is a part of various local and national organizations that assist students with bringing this goal to fruition.
Dr. Bowman was born in Willingboro, NJ and holds a undergraduate degree from Neumann University, an MBA from Lehigh University, and an MD from Howard University.
PROFESSOR TINA SLOAN GREEN
Professor Tina Sloan Green is co-founder and president of the Black Women in Sport Foundation, where she supports the advancement of Black women and women of color in all areas of sport. She grew up in Eastwick, Philadelphia and is a proud alumna of West Chester University (BS, Health and Physical Education) and Temple University (M.ED).
Professor Sloan Green is professor emeritus in the College of Education at Temple University. During her 32 years there, she was director of the Temple University National Youth Sports Program. She also held the distinction of being the first African-American head coach in the history of women's intercollegiate lacrosse as head coach of Temple University's Lacrosse team from 1973-1992.
She is an inductee of numerous Hall of Fame classes including the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association’s (IWLCA) first Hall of Fame class in 2017. The Tina Sloan Green Award was created by the IWLCA’s Board of Directors to recognize teams or individuals working to promote equity and inclusion.
Professor Sloan Green has co-authored two books, Black Women in Sport and Modern Women's Lacrosse.
Tina has been married to Frank Green, Jr. for over 40 years. Their daughter Traci Green is the Head Coach of Women’s Tennis at Harvard University. Their son Frank Green, III, is an Entrepreneur and Tennis Professional.
COACH ALISON WILLIAMS BRUNO
Alison is a veteran lacrosse coach who has worked at the youth, high school, college and international level. She is formerly the Head Coach at Towson, Georgetown and Villanova Universities respectively. Her Towson teams won back to back East Coast Conference championships and went undefeated in league play. At Georgetown, she finished with a .614 winning record, led Georgetown to their first national ranking and coached three All Americans. She continued her success at Villanova, coaching two All Americans. She served as an advisor/coach for the Haudenosaunee Nationals lacrosse team on their quest to the World Cup in 2022.
A graduate of Temple University, she was a four-year standout for outstanding Temple lacrosse teams. In her four years with the Owls, Temple compiled a very impressive record of 61-8-3. Temple won the NCAA National Championship in her sophomore year and made it to the Final Four all four years of her playing career.
She has been honored by the athletic Hall of Fame at Towson and Temple. As a Coach, her 1991 and 1992 Towson teams were honored as a “Team of Distinction.” As a player, her 1984 national championship lacrosse team at Temple was inducted into the Hall of Fame.
She has volunteered with The Black Women in Sport Foundation for over 20 years, which helps to introduce non-traditional sports to girls in the Philadelphia area.
Tamyra Mensah-Stock is a 2020 Olympic gold medalist and the first Black woman to win a gold medal in Olympic wrestling. Tamyra had one of the biggest storylines of the 2020 Games due to her infectious positivity, optimism and authenticity, which captivated the national audience.
Tamyra is a top international performer in the women's 68kg freestyle. She is a three-time Pan American Champion and Ivan Yarygin, Grand Prix Champion, being the first in U.S. history to do so consecutively. Among these career highlights, Tamyra has achieved the following accolades:
2019 World Champion
2019 Pan American Games Champion
2019 United World Wrestling Women's Wrestler of the Year
2018 World bronze medalist
2017 US World Team Trials Champion
Outstanding Wrestler at 2017 US World Team Trials
2O14 & 2017 WCWA Women's College National Champion
2016 US Olympic Trials Champion
Tamyra finds strength through adversity. Her uncle was an undefeated light-middleweight professional boxer, who tragically passed away at age 25 from cancer, and his competitive spirit helped motivate her to become an athlete. She joined wrestling in high school after being bullied and built confidence through the sport, which requires individual strength and self-belief. After losing her father in a car accident in high school, she contemplated leaving wrestling but relied heavily on her faith and strong support system to continue to pursue her wrestling dreams.
Tamyra is passionate about empowering the next generation through wrestling and does so as a coach and mentor to children at wrestling camps across the country.
Megan Dugan is a Leadership Advisor and Associate Director at The Siegfried Group (TSG). Megan graduated from Thomas Jefferson University (formerly known as Philadelphia University) with her MBA and CPA. Megan played women’s basketball during all five years, redshirting her first year, and achieving her master’s degree in her fifth year.
Megan started her professional career as an auditor at KPMG. After gaining five years of experience within a Big Four accounting firm, and three years of industry experience, Megan joined TSG in 2020.
Currently, as an Associate Director, Megan’s primary goal is to help her company grow by building compelling relationships with leading financial executives in the Greater Philadelphia area. As a Leadership Advisor, Megan works with these individuals to help them become more successful leaders in their organizations. Megan and her husband Matt just had a beautiful baby girl in October – Cooper Hayes Dugan. Outside of spending time with her family, Megan loves the beach, wine & all things Philly sports.
Milly Routledge is a Counseling Intern at Greenepsych and will graduate with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Villanova University in May 2023.
Milly graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova and commits her extra time to working with athletes on ‘the mental side of sports.' Milly has been responsible for several ground-breaking mental health initiatives at Villanova to raise awareness and provide better psychological support and resources for student-athletes. At Greenepsych she works with athletes, parents and coaches providing support for both their mental health and sports performance needs.
As the most decorated Big East swimmer in history, a 25-time Big East champion and 5th year student-athlete, Milly finished her career on the Villanova University Women’s Swimming & Diving team in February 2022. Milly has first-hand experience of the psychological and physical demands of competing at the highest level of college sports. Please visit www.greenepsych.com to get in touch or find out more information about Milly and her services.
Jordan Wolf is the Director of Private Equity for Spouting Rock Financial Partners.
Jordan grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia playing many sports during his time at Lower Merion High School including ice hockey, soccer and lacrosse. He continued his athletic efforts at Duke University and later as a professional lacrosse player. Some of his athletic accolades include:
Duke University- 4X all American, 4X All-ACC, 2X National Champion, 2014 Most Outstanding Player in NCAA Tournament, 2014 ACC Offensive Player of the Year, 2014 Tewarraton Finalist.
Professional- Played 8 professional seasons in Major League Lacrosse and Premier Lacrosse League. 7X All-Star. 2015 Offensive Player of the Year.
International- Selected for the 2018 US National Team. Gold Medal Winner in the 2018 World Championships.
As GM of the California Closets Tampa Bay Area franchise, Kenneth Cleary leads and operates a comprehensive team of managers, design consultants, manufacturers and installation technicians that deliver custom storage solutions with a heightened focus on customer service.
Under the leadership of Kenneth, the Tampa Bay Area team has experienced immense growth in all facets of the business. He does this through a tireless commitment to core values that promote a performance culture and ensuring he empowers their performance by providing the necessary resources and tools to achieve their goals.
Kenny was formerly a 4-year Varsity Letterman and Captain of Tufts University's Ice Hockey team.
Dave Leno is a versatile TV and radio host, play by play announcer, speaker and MC from the Philadelphia area. Currently, he is in 8th season with Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union as a pregame/halftime/postgame TV host and radio and TV PxP broadcaster.
Additionally, he is the TV PxP Voice of the National Lacrosse League's New York Riptide with his broadcasts airing on MSG Networks in the New York TV Market. Throughout the year, he works with ESPN broadcasting various events. This year, Leno called the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships in Atlanta and college softball in South Carolina.
He has announced college football, basketball, lacrosse and soccer with ESPN over the years. In the summer, Leno is a PxP announcer at the US Open Tennis Championships in New York and announces World Team Tennis matches, with the last two seasons taking place at The Greenbrier in West Virginia and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in California.
An ice hockey player since she was in junior high school, Sarah Baicker credits the sport with helping her get where she is today. After earning her master's degree at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Sarah spent a decade marrying her personal and professional passions: as a Philadelphia Flyers reporter, then co-host of Comcast SportsNet's Breakfast on Broad, and finally as communications and content lead for the New Jersey Devils.
Currently, Sarah works in the corporate world, leading a content marketing program at Amazon, where she focuses on educating some of the world's largest brands about advertising technology. When she's not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband Seth and daughter Sydney, and cheering on all of Philly's teams.
Amy Fadool is a sports anchor for NBC Sports Philadelphia. Viewers can watch her during Sixers Pre- and Post-Game Live, as well as on the anchor desk for SportsNet Central several times a week.
“The best part of my job is connecting with the fans and giving them the best access to our teams,” said Amy. “One of the longest and best days of my career has been covering the Eagles Super Bowl championship win in 2018. The passion of Philly sports fans is truly unrivaled.”
A three-time regional Emmy award winning sports anchor, Amy joined NBC Sports Philadelphia in January of 2009. Prior to that, she served as a sports anchor/reporter in Baltimore and Nashville. She attended the University of Kentucky where she studied Broadcast Journalism.
Amy is a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society and serves as chair for the Philly Golf Classic. When she’s not on air, you can find Amy on the golf course or spending time with her family.
8:00am | Doors Open & Check-in
(boxed breakfast available)
9:00am | Welcome Address
9:25am | Morning Keynote: Control Your Destiny | Jordan Burroughs
10:20am | Managing Mind Chatter: Dr. Mitchell Greene + Milly Routledge
11:15am | Overcoming Adversity: Tamyra Mensah-Stock w/ Sarah Baicker
12:00pm | Lunch Break
12:30pm | Afternoon Keynote: The Power of Choice | Brandon Graham w/ Amy Fadool
1:25pm | Modeling Respect & Promoting Equality: Professor Tina Sloan Green & Coach Allison Williams Bruno
2:15pm | Beyond the Game Panel Discussion
3:00pm | Closing Remarks
3:20pm | Departure
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