Featured Speakers

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Emcees

Shon Crewe

Shon Crewe, a multi-talented professional, is a lively and energetic radio host, journalist, public speaker, corporate executive, entrepreneur, and community advocate. As executive producer and host of the Northwest Golf Show on 710 ESPN Seattle (Washington’s #1 sports station), Shon captivates listeners by delivering entertaining sports talk that tackles the latest in golf news, opinions, and trends. In 2016, Shon launched Nest Benefit, a premier real estate concierge service designed to make home buying, selling, and financing easier. Nest Benefit has quickly become one of the largest real estate benefit programs in the country.
Shon earned her B.A. in Communications-Journalism at Seattle University and attended Gonzaga University for graduate school where she studied Organizational Leadership and Development. Shon helped launch and develop the Women of SU, Seattle University’s largest chapter supporting nearly 45,000 members. She previously served as the chapter’s co-president and remains an active member of the executive board. Over the years, Shon has been a big proponent of giving back. She has enjoyed supporting such organizations as Soulumination (offering photography services for families faced with terminal illness), The First Tee, and Children’s Hospital.
Shon lives in Seattle and enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.

 

Jordan Chaney

Jordan Chaney is a spoken word poet, author, public speaker, teacher, mentor, and all-around creative residing in Eastern Washington’s wine country. Awarded the 2017 Commitment to Diversity award by AACCES, Jordan also guest speaks at colleges on race, politics, and social justice.
He is the author of WOLF seven poems – a book on race, politics, and social justice, Art of the Spoken Word – a workbook for enhancing communication skills, creativity, and confidence, Rocket Fuel for Dreamers, a poetry book about love and manifesting one’s dreams, and Double-Barreled Bible, a collection of urban poems that blend Eastern and Western philosophies. He has also written a children’s book, M.C. Seuss: Once Upon a Rhyme. Most recently, he created Urban Poets Society, a youth-leadership program that promotes arts, literacy, and leadership in his community. He currently teaches a performance poetry and communications class at a local Juvenile Detention Center, where he helps youth find their voice through the power of poetry.
Poet Jordan is available for speaking engagements, poetry workshops, performances, seminars and trainings.

Keynote Speakers


Jason Kilmer

Dr. Jason Kilmer received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in 1997, and currently works at the University of Washington in both a student affairs and a research capacity. Jason is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use by college students. He is also the Assistant Director of Health and Wellness for Alcohol and Other Drug Education in the Division of Student Life, working with different areas across campus (including health, counseling, Greek life, residence life, and intercollegiate athletics) to increase student access to evidence-based approaches. Jason also serves as the chairperson of Washington’s College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention. Jason was the 2014 recipient of the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence for outstanding contributions to the field of prevention.
For over a decade, Jason has been a co-investigator on studies involving norm perception, perceived risk, and brief interventions related to marijuana use by college students and young adults. This work has also included efforts to identify the most salient and relevant unwanted effects of marijuana use among young adults with implications for prevention messaging and interventions. Collectively, this experience has laid the foundation for his role as the principal investigator of Washington’s Young Adult Health Survey, a cross-sectional and longitudinal survey of 18-25 year olds in Washington to assess substance use and emerging prevention and intervention needs following marijuana legalization.


Jordan Chaney

Jordan Chaney is a spoken word poet, author, public speaker, teacher, mentor, and all-around creative residing in Eastern Washington’s wine country. Awarded the 2017 Commitment to Diversity award by AACCES, Jordan also guest speaks at colleges on race, politics, and social justice.
He is the author of WOLF seven poems – a book on race, politics, and social justice, Art of the Spoken Word – a workbook for enhancing communication skills, creativity, and confidence, Rocket Fuel for Dreamers, a poetry book about love and manifesting one’s dreams, and Double-Barreled Bible, a collection of urban poems that blend Eastern and Western philosophies. He has also written a children’s book, M.C. Seuss: Once Upon a Rhyme. Most recently, he created Urban Poets Society, a youth-leadership program that promotes arts, literacy, and leadership in his community. He currently teaches a performance poetry and communications class at a local Juvenile Detention Center, where he helps youth find their voice through the power of poetry.
Poet Jordan is available for speaking engagements, poetry workshops, performances, seminars and trainings.


Ty Sells

Recognized as an individual who cares deeply for the well being of youth, Ty is known for his charisma and leadership. Not just a speaker, Ty brings over twenty two years of experience in drug prevention and community service, and youth development. Ty is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II. He received his BA in Communication from The Ohio State University and is currently the Director of Training for Youth to Youth International in Columbus, Ohio. In 2012, Ty was awarded the “Prevention Innovator of the Year” Award by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (formerly ODADAS) for his development of creative prevention trainings and consultation with schools and organizations across the state. While working closely with the youth, he has gained first- hand knowledge of the joys and challenges of being young today. Ty has developed a number of trainings, workshops, and presentations for both youth and adults to address the many complex issues that confront today’s young people.


Jeff Linkenbach

Dr. Jeff Linkenbach is Director and Chief Research Scientist at The Montana Institute and has developed national award-winning programs to change social norms. He pioneered development of the Science of the Positive process and the Positive Community Norms framework, which are being utilized by tribal, federal, state and local organizations to achieve positive change and transformation around issues including child maltreatment, substance abuse, suicide, and traffic safety. Dr. Linkenbach holds a doctorate of education and a master’s degree in counseling, and has over 30 years of experience in the field of public health leadership. He lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Cindy, and their two children who bring joy and meaning to his work and life.


Staci Hoff

Dr. Staci Hoff is the Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s Research and Data Division. The Research and Data Division manages the Washington Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and provides data and information to the traffic safety community to foster data-driven decision making. Staci has worked to build partnerships and identify unique sources of information for studying the impacts of marijuana legalization on traffic safety.

Staci joined the WTSC in 2012. Prior to that, Staci was an epidemiologist with the Washington Department of Health since 2009. Staci has a PhD in Public Health Epidemiology and a Master of Science in Public Health, both from Walden University. She also has a Bachelor’s in Biology degree from Idaho State University.

Staci enjoys spending time with her husband and family, including two teen boys and a toddler girl


Jeremy Goldbach

Dr. Jeremy Goldbach is the lead investigator for C.A.R.E. Dr. Goldbach Dr. Jeremy Goldbach is the lead investigator for C.A.R.E. Dr. Goldbach  was previously the Project Director of the Texas Strategic Prevention  Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) where he oversaw a $1.4  million evaluation conducted to determine the effectiveness of that  project. Jeremy completed his Masters & Doctoral degrees in Social Work  at the University of Texas at Austin, has been funded by the Substance  Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) under a three-year Fellowship, & has conducted numerous evaluations of community-based organization activities. In 2011, Dr. Goldbach led the project evaluation (Final 5 year report) for the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS & Drug Abuse (CRUSADA; http://www.csalud.fiu.edu), an NIMHD funded project.

Dr. Goldbach is proficient in multiple data analysis strategies, including the use of SPSS & Mplus. Dr. Goldbach has authored multiple papers using advanced analysis strategies such as Exploratory/Confirmatory Factor Analysis (Cervantes, Goldbach, Yeung, & Rey, 2011), Structural Equation Modeling (Goldbach, 2014; Cervantes, Goldbach, & Santos, 2011), meta-analyses (Goldbach et al., 2013), as well as qualitative methods (Goldbach & Holleran Steiker, 2011).