2019 Wheelock Conference Speakers


Michael ChenMichael Chen D’01, National Director for Training in the Coalition for Christian Outreach
Michael Chen»
Christena ClevelandChristena Cleveland D’03, Associate Professor of the Practice of Organizational Studies
Christena Cleveland D'03»
Jared Daugherty D'03Dr. Jared Daugherty D’03, Senior Associate at Ernst & Young
Dr. Jared Daugherty D'03»
Bruce DuthuBruce Duthu D’80, Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies, Dartmouth College
Bruce Duthu D'80»
Evelynn EllisEvelynn Ellis, Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity, Dartmouth College
Evelynn Ellis»
Adri FloresAdri Flores D’13
Adri Flores D'13»
Tyné Freeman MALS'19Tyné Freeman D’17, MALS’19
Tyné Freeman D'17, MALS'19»
Catalina Gorla D'09Catalina Gorla D’09, co-founder & CEO of TruDataRx, Inc.
Catalina Gorla D'09»
Sara Holston D'17Sara Holston D’17, EWS Board Member
Sara Holston D'17»
Annie McCuneAnne McCune D’79, Eleazar Wheelock Society Board Member
Anne McCune D'79»
Sunny NamSangwook “Sunny” Nam, Lecturer, Technical Director, Bregman Media Labs
Sunny Nam»
David StoneDavid A. Stone D’79, Founder and CEO of First Rate
David A. Stone D'79»
Micah TaylorMicah Taylor D’21
Micah Taylor D'21»
Louis Tucker D'95Louis Tucker D’95, CEO of Mission Sync LLC
Louis Tucker D'95»
The Reverend Michael S. Chen serves as the National Director for Training in the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO). Voted “most likely to be beamed up by aliens” in high school, he was an eccentric fellow who was getting all A’s but realized that he was flunking life. The mystery and beauty of a more compelling figure than himself set him on a new path. Recruited to play ice hockey at Dartmouth College, he discovered a passion for ministry, earned a degree in sociology, and attended Princeton Seminary for his Master of Divinity. He has lectured widely on the topics of Race in America, the sociological nature of the church, and has published articles in the Bavinck Review and European Journal of Theology.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Christena Cleveland, Ph.D. is a social psychologist, public theologian, author and professor at Duke University’s Divinity School. She is the author of two books, most recently Power Trip: How Facing Inequality Sets You Free (Simon & Schuster, projected release: late 2019). Committed to leading both in the classroom and in the broader society, Christena writes regularly, speaks widely, and consults with organizations. She is also the founder and director of the Center for Justice + Renewal, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a more equitable and inclusive world by nurturing skillful justice advocacy and the depth to act on it.Dr. Cleveland holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of California Santa Barbara as well as an honorary doctorate from the Virginia Theological Seminary. An award-winning researcher and author, Christena leads a research team at Duke that is investigating self-compassion as a buffer to racial stress, and is currently working on her third book which examines the relationship among race, gender and cultural perceptions of the Divine. Dr. Cleveland is based in North Carolina where she lives with her spouse, Rev. Jim Dahlin.
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Jared Daugherty is a Senior Associate at Ernst & Young in their Government & Public Sector practice. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science with a concentration in Security, Peace, and Conflict from Duke University, and graduated in 2003 with a B.A. in Asian Studies and Music minor from Dartmouth. Previously he worked from 2005-2011 as a Program Officer at the Institute for Global Engagement, an organization dedicated to promoting sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. After graduate school he worked from 2016-2018 as Director of Grants/Contracts at Shaw University, a Historically Black Colleges/Universities in Raleigh, NC. For almost 15 years, he has been passionate about issues at the intersection of religion, security, and citizenship.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Professor N. Bruce Duthu (United Houma Nation) is the Samson Occom Professor (and former Chair) of Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. An internationally recognized scholar of Native American law and policy, Professor Duthu is the author of SHADOW NATIONS: TRIBAL SOVEREIGNTY AND THE LIMITS OF LEGAL PLURALISM (Oxford University Press 2013) and AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE LAW (Viking/Penguin Press 2008) and was a contributing author of Felix S. Cohen’s HANDBOOK OF FEDERAL INDIAN LAW (2005), the leading treatise in the field of federal Indian law. His co-edited special volume of South Atlantic Quarterly, “Sovereignty, Indigeneity and the Law,” won the 2011 CELJ (Council of Editors of Learned Journals) award for Best Special Issue. He has lectured on indigenous rights in various parts of the world, including Russia, China, Bolivia, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5

Evelynn M. Ellis, D.Ed.
Vice President, Institutional Diversity & EquityEvelynn M. Ellis joined the office of Institutional Diversity & Equity in September 2008 as Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. She was appointed Vice President of Institutional Diversity & Equity in January 2011. Prior to joining her colleagues in IDE, she served in many administrative positions at The Pennsylvania State University for over 23 years.

During her tenure at Penn State, Ellis served as the Senior Director of Graduate Educational Equity Programs, working with graduate students, faculty and administrators to increase the number of under-represented minorities in graduate programs. She also served as Director of Multicultural Programs in her academic home, the College of Arts and Architecture (Music), an advisor to pre-nursing students, a financial aid administrator, a University Administrative Fellow, affiliate assistant professor in the School of Music (clarinet techniques for future teachers) as well as performing many other roles.

Ellis reached outside of her University through her years of working with the Northeast Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Social and Behavior Science National Science Foundation grant, the Sloan Foundation, and multiple organizations and educational institutions across the country.

She currently oversees the staff in IDE including the Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action and the Diversity Education and Training teams. She represents the College as a member of regional and national organizations related to diversity work. Ellis works with faculty, staff and students across the College, the Professional Schools, and at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center on issues pertaining to recruitment and retention of diverse employees. In addition, she is a member of the Inclusive Excellence Executive Committee, serves on the Campus Climate committee, chairs the Diversity Council, a member of the Provost’s Academic Committee, the Steering Committee for Sexual Misconduct and other committees across campus.

Ellis’ academic background includes a D. Ed. in Higher Education Administration and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Concordia College, in Bronxville, New York, and an Associate Degree of Arts from Alabama Lutheran Junior College in Selma, Alabama.

Ellis lives in the Hartford/Wilder/White River Junction area.

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Adri Flores lives in the greater Boston area, is currently working with Apple and is also getting ready to start the graduate school process. She was born and raised in El Salvador, at the age of 14 she moved to Los Angeles where she attended Bell High School. After graduating High School she moved to New Hampshire where she attended Dartmouth College. After college she spent a few years working with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) as a volunteer and staff member and also spent some time teaching English as a second language to international high school and college students. During her free time you will find her baking everything from cookies to cakes and cooking for her friends. Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Tyné is a vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. She has released several records, and has toured in the U.S. and internationally. Her most recent album, Bridges, was a finalist in the 2018 Independent Music Awards. She earned a music degree from Dartmouth College in 2017, and authored an ethnography exploring intercultural music collaboration. Tyné is currently completing her master’s degree at Dartmouth and preparing to record a new full album.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Catalina has spent the past 7 years working in healthcare in a range of roles involving research commercialization, enterprise formation, and operations development. Currently she is the CEO of TruDataRx, Inc., a data analytics advisory firm using comparative effectiveness analytics to drive savings in pharmacy spend for self-insured employers. Previously she was the founding COO of Informulary, Inc, a company committed to improving health by providing doctors and patients with the information they need to make wise decisions about prescription drugs. Prior to joining Informulary she was the Program Manager of innovations in translation and new initiatives at the Dartmouth Center for Healthcare Delivery Science. In this role, Catalina worked with researchers and business professionals to create self-sustaining entities that address needs in the health care delivery system. Prior to Dartmouth, she worked as an economist for a large investment management firm, focusing on international financial markets. In this role, she developed new tools and analytical reports on investible foreign markets. Prior to her work in economic research, Catalina completed a financial leadership rotation program in the insurance industry, and held positions at an investment bank and law firm. Catalina graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College in 2009.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Sara Holston D’17 is a writer and editor with a passion for storytelling and a particular interest and background in medieval literature, fairy tales, mythology, and cross-media adaptation. After graduating with a degree in English, she spent a year pursuing her long-time interest in Dartmouth history by working as the Edward Connery Lathem ’51 Special Collections Fellow in Rauner Library. Since the completion of the fellowship, she has continued this work in Dartmouth history by researching the spiritual history of Dartmouth College – an examination of how, over its 250 year history, Dartmouth has understood and articulated its mission and vision and answered the question “what’s the point of education?” Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Annie McCune graduated from Dartmouth in 1979 with a degree in Geography and Urban Studies. After college, she served as a campus minister with the Dartmouth Area Christian Fellowship and worked for the Town of Norwich. She is married to Lee McCune ’78 DMS ’81, and they have four adult children, 9 grandchildren, and are adopted family to internationals from Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan. They have contributed to over 20 years of medical missions, mainly in Honduras, and currently reside in Orchard Park, New York.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
As The Mastering Lab founder Doug Sax likes to say “If Sunny had not existed, I would have tried to invent him.”Prior to joining The Mastering Lab in July, 2005, Sunny had been a mastering engineer at his own facility in Seoul, Korea for five years. He is an experienced recording engineer, record producer and choir conductor. Coupled with his extensive studio and musical experience, he also has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science, which gives him an exceptional capacity to marry the artistic with the technical. This “man of all seasoning” has mastered the unique Mastering Lab transfer system and won the hearts of all that have met and worked with him.In 2012, Sunny founded the Jacob’s Well Mastering in West Lebanon, NH.Sunny’s impressive credentials and skills have endeared him to many top acts, including: David Gilmore, Keith Urban, Jeff Lorber, Steve Vai, Lee Ritenour, Izzy Stradlin, Boney James, Graham Nash, Linda Ronstadt, Barry Manilow, Patti Austin, Larry Carlton, Kurt Elling, Peter Sheindler, Saltacello, Orientango, National Poland Symphony Orchestra, Daejin Kim, Young Ok Shin, Jane Monheit, Russell Watson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Marc Antoine, Gerald Albright, Warren Hill, Matt Dusk, Selah, Bauhaus, Jazzotheque and Double Rainbow.In 2011, Sunny was nominated at the Grammy Awards on Best Surround Sound album for his work on “Songs and Stories” by Geroge Benson. In 2012 he was also nominated on Best Engineered Album for non-classical album for his work on “Follow Me Down” by Sarah JaroszPowered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
David A. Stone is the founder and CEO of First Rate. Stone acts as the visionary for the firm, providing direction for product development and guidance for customer service. Stone launched First Rate in 1991 with the vision of providing a dynamic set of analysis tools that offer web-based performance solutions.Stone’s experience, before establishing First Rate, includes eight years at National FSI and SEI Investments where he worked as a programmer, developer and product manager. He has also worked as an application consultant at ComShare. Stone embarked on his career in 1979 at Banker’s Trust of South Carolina in the management training program. After successfully completing the program, Stone worked as an investment officer for several years.Stone graduated from Dartmouth College where he studied economics and mathematics while earning Varsity letters for football and track. Stone, being very committed to community service, serves on the board of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Youth With a Mission, Friends of Youth With a Mission, and Turner 12. David and his wife, Trina, also serve with Youth With a Mission as pioneering members of the Business As Mission movement. Dave speaks around the world on his experience of keeping God first in business and has also written a book: First Rate Living in God’s Company.
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Micah is a ’21 at Dartmouth pursuing a degree in Engineering. He was born in Dallas, but he spent much of his life in Japan. He built the Eleazar Wheelock Society connections portal, which allows Christian students and alumni to contact each other directly for mentorship and fellowship.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5
Louis Tucker is the CEO of Mission Sync LLC, a national security sector consulting firm focusing on the intelligence and special operations communities. He also serves as the President of the Foundation for Innovation and Discovery (FINND), a non-profit corporation that connects government personnel with commercial innovators, as well as hosts executive level forums designed to foster collaboration among CEOs, decision makers, and critical thinkers in the defense, intelligence and national security communities.Within the federal government, Louis advises several intelligence/defense principals and he sits on the advisory boards of several technology companies. From 2007 – early 2011 Louis served as the Republican Staff Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). As staff director, he led a team of legal, policy and intelligence professionals overseeing the $80B+ operations of the Intelligence Community and crafting landmark legislation like the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act (FISAA) of 2008.Louis is a Navy Reserve Sea, Air, Land (SEAL) Commander who mobilized on active duty from May-November 2015, to serve as the senior Special Operations advisor in East Africa, and from June-December 2009, at the request of General Stanley McChrystal to serve on his Strategic Advisory Group and in Ambassador Karl Eichenberry’s Interagency Provincial Affairs Office in Kabul, Afghanistan. Louis served from 1996-2003 on active duty as a Navy SEAL, from 2003-2004 as a Central Intelligence Agency officer overseas, and in 2005 as U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s Chief of Staff on Capitol Hill. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1995 with a B.A. in History and earned a Master’s of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in 2006. Louis learned the importance of timing when he formed an Internet start-up company in 1995-6 and unsuccessfully tried to convince businesses that the Internet could be used to sell their products; he was 18 months too early. Louis lives in Vienna, Virginia, with his wife Jane-Anne and their three sons.Powered by Hackadelic Sliding Notes 1.6.5