Featured Keynote Speakers

Thomas LaVeist, PhD

A national expert on issues related to equity and health, Dr. LaVeist is currently Dean of Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  He also holds the position of Presidential Chair in Health Equity.

Cordel Parris, MD

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Cordel Parrisl is a cardiologist and current resident of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the Owner and Operator of the Parris Cardiovascular Center and specializes in the diagnosis and preventative care of cardiovascular disease.

Troy Byer, PhD

Psychologist, Author, Director, Screenwriter, and Actress, Troy Byer is also an expert in Stress & Emotional Regulation, a certified HeartMath Trainer, and a Certified Anger Management Specialist. Her recent book, How To Be a Responsibly Powerful Bitch & Take Your Life to New Heights (2018) was inspired by the female, court-mandated participants in the Anger Management program she teaches. Ms. Byer is also the author of How to Be Ex-Free: 9 Keys to Happiness After Heartbreak (2017).