Presenters & Speakers

Dr. Shelley McIntosh - Educator & Author

Dr. Shelley "Monifa" McIntosh is a passionate and committed educator for over 35 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and Elementary Education, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction/Elementary Education, and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education from the University of Houston. She is certified as a teacher in both Texas and Michigan. In addition, she is a Michigan certified school administrator. She holds certifications as a State of Michigan (Statewide System of Support) English Language Arts Coach and as a Direct Instruction trainer.

Dr. Shelley McIntosh specializes in literacy and leadership. Services include providing schools with reading intervention, teacher training and teacher placement. She shares her experiences as an author in several books; "Genesis II: The Re-Creation of Black People," "Mtoto House: Vision to Victory - Raising African American Children Communally," "A Principal's Tale: Life in 31 Days," "A Principal's Tale: A Self-Determined Leader" and "Memoir of a Black Christian Nationalist: Seeds of Liberation."

Dr. Shelley's professional experience includes being a Teacher, National Youth Coordinator, University Supervisor of Student Teachers, Director of Field Experiences, Assistant Professor and an Elementary School Principal. "Education chose me," says Dr. Shelley.
 

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Craig B. Lee
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Craig B. Lee - Corporate, Grassroots Empowerment Revolutionary
 

A native of Shreveport, LA, where he currently resides, Craig Lee is an alumnus of Xavier University in New Orleans, LA, where he earned a BS degree with honors in Marketing and Economics in 1989.  Upon graduation, Craig earned over 25 career offers from corporate America and various federal agencies.

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During his corporate career, Craig worked for three (3) of the largest Fortune 500 & Global 500 corporations in the world:  Navistar International, BellSouth Advertising & Publishing and Astra Pharmaceuticals.  In 1993, Craig obtained his Series 6 and 63 securities licenses, and began working as a Municipal Bond Broker for McGlaughlin, Piven & Vogel Securities in Atlanta, GA. 

In 1995, Craig left corporate America to begin his transition into his life’s purpose. For the past 24 years, Craig has established himself as a visionary Cultra-Social Entrepreneur, Cultra-Social Engineer, Black Empowerment Advocate and Corporate Grassroots Revolutionary.  Craig is the CEO of Creole Soul Louisiana Meat Pies; Chairperson of GET UP, Inc. – Generating Empowerment to Transform Under-served People; Vice Chairperson of NICE – National Institute for Community Empowerment; Chairperson of PAID – Political Advocates for Independent Democracy; Empowerment Coach, Financial Advisor, Public Policy Lobbyist, 21ST Century Freedom Fighter, public speaker, philosopher, musician, writer, spoken word artist and dominologist.  

 

Craig is the living embodiment of the classic Bob Marley song, 

 

“Get Up, Stand Up, Stand Up For Your Rights.”

 

He is a ADVOCATE for the POOR and DISENFRANCHISED, and is dedicated to EMPOWERING the MINDS of GRASSROOTS PEOPLE throughout the WORLD – especially the YOUTH, for he strongly believes:

 

“Youth are like diamonds in the ruff; they must be CULTIVATED & REFINED if elder eyes desire to ‘C’ them SHINE.”

 

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Michael Fleming - CEO, King Streets
 

Strategist who Strengthens Organizational Performance through the Development of Business Roadmaps

Michael Fleming is a creative, seasoned, results-oriented executive who is regarded as a specialist in the analysis, assessment, strategic planning, vision mapping, forecasting and 

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implementation of business and work systems.  He is dedicated and committed to delivering success and profitability.  From chairmen to CEOs; CEOs to workers; workers to clients; and clients to customers, Michael provides solutions, services, programs and projects that “meet people and organizations at their needs and challenges”.  He designs systems and process that cover the gamut from vision, concept, deployment, delivery, and implementation to follow up and process improvement.

Michael’s “lead by vision” style and his proprietary vision mapping tools and systems allow him to streamline anyone’s business model in real and immediate time.  His vision mapping process has been used in classrooms and board rooms around the world.  Michael does not hesitate to share and teach his process and how to use it at all levels within an organization.  Michael is a comprehensive thinker, who is always in pursuit of ways to be more effective and productive both for his clients and himself. Delivery is his ultimate focus.  He has an unyielding desire to help clients maintain their market share and enhance their competitive advantage.

With a focus on strategic solutions analysis to further business goals, Michael’s knowledge management and enterprise solutions background provides him the ability to travel deep into the complexity and minutia of any organization while developing business models that are able to connect the organizational paths together, thus creating a business road map. His career experience encompasses providing end to end solutions; developing work-life balance tools; training and facilitation; organizational development; investments; executive coaching and advisement; people development; program development; project management; board facilitation; entrepreneurship; change management; and relationship building.

The diversity of his experience enables him to address organizational challenges including but not limited to employee performance; development of a clear, concise vision; contract acquisition; efficiency models; productivity; profit margins; organizational cost; project delivery; program delivery; business decision-making; and market decisions.

A strong leader who inspires confidence and trust in others, Michael motivates clients’ staff to perform at high levels to consistently meet project and organizational expectations.  He is a talented problem-solver with a depth of experience driving successful start-up and turnaround operations, domestically and abroad.  His strategic and tactical skills equip him with the fortitude…strategically analyze existing situations to create solutions that result in significant reductions in overhead, turnover and liabilities while maximizing human capital.  Michael possesses an unsurpassed level of integrity with a passion for providing assistance and support at all levels.

Often joining projects that are already in progress and in trouble, Michael is instrumental in redirecting them to their intended goal.  Utilizing his vision mapping process, everyone involved is able to see the needs and identify the proper resources and individuals to make the necessary adjustments.  His approach allows organizations to fully engage in the assessment and rating of their performance.  Solutions are immediately realized and incorporated into the day to day operations.  Michael’s reputation of bottom-line orientation and delivery of comprehensive solutions has helped businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and leaders meet their objectives.  

Michael is best known for his development and delivery of his Vision Quest workshop series which allows businesses and individuals to better understand their current situations as they dissect their core components in search of productivity, time and revenue culprits.  Vision Quest Michael has developed unique solutions that provide immediate….  His customized sets of ongoing organized functions and structures are established to accomplish the desired goals and vision.

He focuses on the basics as well as the complexities of business and work.  His approach addresses common issues that organizations face, such as leadership development, staff training, crisis management, organizational improvement, teambuilding, complacency, productivity, and turnover.  Michael emphasizes the importance of incorporating systems and processes that address the incremental components of business.  He instructs organizations on defining contingency plans that address the accomplishment of deliverables in the event they experience unforeseen circumstances (such as staff member’s absence….?)
 

Dr. Anthony P. Young - Clinical & Forensic Psychologists
 

Dr. Young has over 45 years of experience in the areas of Clinical and Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice.  He is a Past National President (2000-2001) of the Association of Black Psychologists, and is a founding member (1977) of the Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists.

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Dr. Young’s educational background include B.A. in Experimental Psychology, from Millikin University (1975), M.A. in Psychology from Eastern Illinois University (1976), and a Psy.D. Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver – Graduate School of Professional Psychology (1990). 

 

He is the recipient of numerous professional and community awards and is a Graduate of the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (sponsored by the Center for Creative Leadership and the El Pomar Foundation) Class of 2000.

Education

Psy.D. Clinical Psychology, 1990

University of Denver

School of Professional Psychology (APA Approved)

Denver, Colorado

 

M.A. Clinical Psychology, 1976

Eastern Illinois University (APA Approved)

Charleston, Illinois

 

B.A. Experimental Psychology, 1975

Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois

Experience

  • Colorado 9-8-8 Planning Committee Member (2021)

  • Colorado Depart. Of Human Services-Office of Behavioral Health Care Coordination Policy Workgroup Member (2022)

  • Colorado Governor’s Behavioral Health Task Force- COVID-19 Special Assignment Committee Member (2020-2021)

  • Center for Public Health Practice Advisory Board - Colorado School of Public Health; University of Colorado Member (2010-2021 )

  • Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment - Minority Health Advisory Commission –Chair (2007-2010), Vice-Chair (2005-2007)

  • Denver-Rocky Mountain Association of Black Psychologists (Founding Member- 1977). Offices held 1981 to 2016: President, Past President, Treasurer, and Membership Enhancement Director

Final Comments/Notes

In addition to having established the Association of Black Psychologists Leadership Development Institute while serving as National President, I developed (1996) and funded Tutmose Academy (private high school, later converted into a charter high school) an African-Centered school for high-risk students, I have been involved in the following volunteer work in the community.