Speakers

CULTIVATING EQUITY

  

Dr. Keisha Clark

Staff Development Specialist, Health & Human Services Agency,
County of San Diego

Dr. Clark is also a professor at Indiana Wesleyan University and her educational background includes a Bachelor degree in Psychology, a Master degree in Criminal Justice, and a Doctorate in Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Clark specializes in cultural competence, diversity & inclusion, and trauma training. She has been a speaker for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Conference to advocate for African American and LGBT communities who are disproportionately affected by mental health and justice systems. Dr. Clark serves as the President of the African American Association of County Employees Resource Group. In her spare time, Dr. Clark enjoys being involved in volunteerism that promotes community uplift.

  

     

Karen Harris

Staff Development Coordinator, Health & Human Services Agency,
County Of San Diego 

Karen has a degree in History and Diplomacy in Developing Regions from The School of Foreign Service.  She acquired a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from The College of St. Catherine in Saint Paul, Minnesota and completed a Leadership Action Project on creating a successful intercultural workplace.  In 2008, Karen started The Diversity Edge, a consulting agency offering training and strategic planning services to public, private and non-profit organizations. Her passion is facilitating understanding and communication across cultures and bringing people together for personal and social change. She leads the County’s HHSA training team for instructor-led, online, and video-based learning for over 6,000 employees.