The Dallas Regional Chamber is proud to host you for the 2024 Inclusion Conference. Use this page to learn more about our speakers, select your breakout session, and access the first-of-its-kind Disability Inclusion Toolkit to turn today’s conversations into actions that improve our community and our companies.

  • Today's Agenda

    9:30 a.m. | Welcome and Opening Remarks
    Cynt Marshall, CEO, Dallas Mavericks; 2024 DRC Board Chair

    Sponsor Remarks and Keynote Introduction
    Michelle Vopni, Dallas Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

    Keynote Conversation
    Hiren Shukla, Global Neurodiversity & Inclusive Value Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
    Moderated by Shelly Brisbin, Producer & Reporter, Texas Standard

    Audience Q&A
    Tosha Herron Bruff, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Dallas Regional Chamber

    Introduction of the Disability Inclusion Toolkit
    Nicole Ward, Storyteller and Data Journalist, Dallas Regional Chamber

    Sponsor Remarks
    Bryant Early, Senior Regional General Manager, Invited
    Jenny Judd, General Manager, Invited

    Closing Remarks
    Tosha Herron Bruff, Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Dallas Regional Chamber

    10:30 a.m. | Break

    10:45 a.m. | Breakout Sessions

    11:30 a.m. | Inclusion Marketplace

    12 p.m. | Event Concludes

  • Breakout Sessions

    Breakout sessions begin at 10:45 a.m. Select the topic that interests you most and navigate to the room listed after the keynote session ends at 10:30 a.m. No need to register or indicate interest. DRC staff around the venue can assist with navigation.

    Breakout #1: Advancing DEI Using an Organizational Maturity Model
    Room: Collaborative Staircase (Level 2)
    This presentation and discussion introduce the DEI Organizational Maturity Model, a tool for evaluating DEI maturity levels across domains like workforce composition, policies, and organizational culture. Participants will learn to prioritize strategies and gain tools for assessing their organization’s current state, setting goals, and creating a roadmap for change.

    Photo of Gerry Altamirano

    • Gerry Altamirano, Workplace Diversity Senior Manager, AMN Healthcare


    Breakout #2: The Importance of Wellness and Mental Health in the Workplace
    Room: Reading Room (Level 4)
    This is an interactive workshop to learn more about the current state of mental health in the workplace, the value proposition of wellness to employers, and best practices for putting wellness into action.

    Photos of Peter Alai, Director of Program Management at Grant Thornton, Pat Andrews-Osula, Managing Director of Audit and IT Assurance at Grant Thornton, and Jaime Harry, UT Southwestern Medical Center's head of Counseling and Faculty Wellness Services

    • Peter Alai, Director of Program Management, Grant Thornton
    • Pat Andrews-Osula, Managing Director of Audit and IT Assurance, Grant Thornton
    • Jaime Harry, LCSW, Head of Counseling and Faculty Wellness Services, UT Southwestern Medical Center


    Breakout #3: Empowering Community Engagement Through Corporate Action
    Room: Campus Hall (Main Stage, Level 1)
    Delve into the transformative role businesses can play in spearheading community engagement and driving social responsibility initiatives. This panel discussion will equip participants with actionable strategies for fostering meaningful partnerships with local communities to create a lasting impact and achieve mutual growth.

    Photos of Tod Marvin, CEO of My Possibilities, Danielle Meadows from JPMorgan Chase & Co, Marc Woods from Bank of America, and Reo Pruitt, Chief DEI Officer from the Communities Foundation of Texas

    • Tod Marvin, CEO, My Possibilities
    • Danielle Meadows, Executive Director, Global Head of BeST & Neuroinclusion strategies, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Marc Woods, Senior Vice President & Sr. Group Operations Manager of Support Services Home Loans Texas, Bank of America
    • Dr. Reo Pruitt, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Communities Foundation of Texas (Moderator)


    Breakout #4: Leveraging Talent: The Competitive Advantage of Disability Inclusion
    Room: Welcome Center (Level 1)
    Explore transformative approaches and practical strategies to elevate your talent acquisition process, ensuring it is fully inclusive of individuals with disabilities in this fireside chat. Learn how to foster an empowering environment that thrives on diversity, driving innovation, and business success through all employees’ unique perspectives and abilities.

    Photos of Bryan Gill, head of JPMorgan Chase & Co's Office of Disability Inclusion, and Dylan Rafaty, CEO of North Texas Disability Chamber

    • Bryan Gill, Head of Office of Disability Inclusion & Neurodiversity, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
    • Dylan Rafaty, CEO, North Texas Disability Chamber (Moderator)
  • Inclusion Marketplace Partners

    Accenture is committed to creating positive change around the world and ensuring we act as responsible business leaders for our people, our clients, and the communities we call home. Accenture’s Accessibility Center Pop Up provides the opportunity to discover cutting-edge assistive technologies and inclusive solutions.

    Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum
    The Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum teaches the history of the Holocaust and works to advance human rights to combat prejudice, hatred, and indifference. By sharing the lessons learned from the Holocaust and other human rights violations, the Museum inspires visitors to be Upstanders by confronting hatred and promoting human dignity.

    Dallas Regional Chamber: Disability Inclusion Toolkit
    The Dallas Regional Chamber is launching the first-of-its-kind Disability Inclusion Toolkit. This toolkit will provide members of the business community with data, resources, and best practices to help them assess and grow their company’s inclusion of people with disabilities.

    North Texas Disability Chamber
    The North Texas Disability Chamber works to promote a more cohesive, transparent, informed, regional, member-based, cross-disability community via events and education hosted at accessible locations across North Texas.

    Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation
    Founded by Muslim women, the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation empowers, promotes, and supports all women and their families. Their organization is an ambassador for the peaceful, caring Muslim community, focusing on programs that promote peace within homes and communities through prevention and intervention strategies.


Access data, resources, and best practices rooted in personal stories to assess and maximize your company’s inclusion efforts—for a more inclusive work culture and a stronger bottom line.




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