Workplace Violence Prevention Symposium Speakers

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Donna Clark-Love

Donna Clark-Love is an internationally recognized bully expert, trainer, and keynote speaker. She is a licensed chemically dependent counselor, a certified trainer for Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” and a certified mediator/conflict resolution trainer. Love has been featured on the NBC Today Show and the NBC Evening News to highlight successful bullying prevention programming and also has been featured in Forbes magazine on cyberbullying via social networking sites. In 2008, Love was recognized by Cambridge’s Who’s Who Among Professional Women for her passionate work in the field of electronic bullying.

Dethra Giles

Dethra U. Giles is an international consultant, best-selling author, and highly sought-after keynote speaker. She is also the founder of ExecuPrep, a global brand that provides coaching, leadership development, and performance improvement in the workplace. She has worked with multiple industries with hundreds of clients and thousands of leaders worldwide.

Giles is the author of “Unstuck: Discovering Career Limiting Actions,” the soon to be released book Breaking Good Habits,and many other featured articles. Her books have greatly contributed to the success of many individuals and organizations in both problem solving and goal setting, helping to maximize and maintain personal achievement and productivity.

Johnny Lee

Johnny Lee is the Director of Peace@Work, an agency dedicated to the prevention of violence in and through the workplace.  He is also the President of ePanicButton, LLC which provides a desktop software duress alarm program.

His previous experience includes his role as the Training Director for the UNC-Chapel Hill Injury Prevention Research Center’s PREVENT program, delivering a national violence prevention training program. He was previously also the Workplace Violence Specialist for the Office of State Personnel in Raleigh, North Carolina.  His responsibilities included consulting state agencies on the development and revision of their workplace violence programs. Previously, as the Victim Services Coordinator for the Asheville Police Department, he delivered assistance to victims from the crime scene.

Marilyn Moran

Marilyn G. Moran has been representing employers for over 15 years as a trusted advisor and experienced litigator. She is passionate about learning her clients’ businesses from the ground up and working with management to solve problems and implement smart business solutions as efficiently as possible. Moran provides advice and training to employers on a wide variety of employment law issues, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, noncompetition agreements, executive compensation issues, and reductions in force. She also helps employers navigate the process of accommodating employees with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and managing employee leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Barry Nixon, SHRM-SCP
Executive Director
National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc.

Barry Nixon is the executive director of the National Institute for Prevention of Workplace Violence, Inc., a consultancy focused on assisting organizations to effectively implement programs to prevent workplace violence and creating a worldwide learning community so that every workplace has the latest information about violence prevention. With over 25 years of experience in human resources and organization development in Fortune 500 companies, Nixon is well-grounded in the real issues companies face and develops practical solutions based on his real-life experiences.

Jim Sawyer, CHS-IV, CPP, CHPA
Director, Security Services
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Jim Sawyer has over 40+ years’ experience working in security services at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has a bachelor’s degree in Society in Justice. He is a certified instructor in nonviolent crisis intervention, member and presenter with homeland security, president and past president with the WA State Crime Prevention Association (WSCPA), along with being a board member with this association for over 20 years. Sawyer instructs ongoing classes for Seattle Children’s Hospital staff on workplace violence, personal safety, and began an in-house self-defense course for women.

Raquelle Solon
Business Solutions Engineer
FEI Behavioral Health

As FEI Behavioral Health’s business solutions engineer, Raquelle Solon is responsible for helping organizations within a wide range of industries, including retail, higher education, health care, general business, manufacturing, mental health, and human services to determine and implement a holistic crisis management system, as well as organizational development training and workplace violence prevention program creation. Solon is also responsible for the direct delivery of workplace violence prevention, leadership development, and crisis management trainings. She is experienced in reviewing current training and policies and procedures to identify gaps and to work with clients towards a solution.

Jeffrey Zisner, CPP
President & CEO
AEGIS Security & Investigations, Inc.

Jeff Zisner is a recognized security industry expert with over 10 years’ experience in the security and investigations industry. He is a Bureau of Security & Investigative Services Security instructor, private investigator, ASIS-certified protection professional, and a coordinator through the FBI’s Infragard Commercial Facilities Sector. As a result of his dedication to Infragard’s mission and his production of high-quality training workshops, Zisner was awarded the National Infragard Rookie of the Year Award in 2012.


Where & When

March 6-7, 2018
Andaz Savannah
14 Barnard Street
Savannah, Georgia, USA, 31401

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