NOVEMBER 03, 2018

2018 Keynote Speakers

Morning Keynote - Debra Flores

Debra Flores is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Children’s Hospital, she overseeing day-to-day clinical and business operations. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Debra is a registered nurse and former U.S. Navy Nurse Corps officer. Before joining Valley Children’s, she was president of Sentara CarePlex Hospital in Virginia for more than 10 years. She has served on several boards and committees at the state, local and national level, including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, the YMCA and the American Hospital Association.  Debra is also a cancer survivor who advocates taking ownership of one’s own health. She is married to her college sweetheart; they have two children and a granddaughter, Ava.

Afternoon Keynote - Gail Perry Mason

Gail Perry-Mason founded the original Money Camp for Teens and the first youth investment club, now known as the Money Matters for Youth Camp.  Since 1996, Gail has instructed thousands of young people throughout Metropolitan Detroit, Denver and Jamaica. Money Matters has taught the core values of financial awareness and literacy, development of diverse, positive relationships and entrepreneurship.She is Senior Director-Investments at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.


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