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Parenting is a lifelong journey, and for first and second generation parents, this journey comes with the challenges and opportunities associated with navigating generational differences in a multicultural world. Parents and guardians feel a responsibility to help children understand and appreciate the blend of culture and traditions that form their heritage, while also providing the space needed for them to form their own identity and recognize the cultural diversity among their peers. This panel discussion will provide insight on how to approach and initiate these conversations, from talking with young children who become naturally curious about differences in skin color, hair texture, or cultural values, to developing a more mature relationship with older children who are engaging with the multicultural world on their own. Attendees will learn how parents and guardians can utilize open communication to share their own stories and build a sense of cultural identity that their children will proudly carry with them into adulthood.

Bibiana Am (Moderator) – Bibiana Am serves as a client delivery director for talent acquisition at Travelers Insurance. In her role as a director, she leads a team of eight that supports the staffing needs of the claims organization of 10,000 employees. Bibiana is a double alumnus from Arizona State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a MBA from the WP Carey School of Business. After a career in the auto industry, she pivoted her career to recruitment and human resources. Bibiana previously served as the mentorship committee chair with ACEL and currently volunteers as a task force member at her son’s school. On a personal note, Bibiana is an immigrant from South Korea and has lived in several states, including Arizona, California, Texas and Illinois, working in a variety of industries. Bibiana currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband, son and dog Mochi.

Anthony Lee, the owner of Synergy Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Scottsdale. Dr. Anthony Lee is the third child born to first generation parents who immigrated to the United States from China through Cuba. His education and career have taken him from small towns in Georgia to large cities such as Boston and Philadelphia. He has call Arizona home for the past 17 years. Locally, he is the Past-President of the Arizona Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as the national Executive Chair of the State Society of AAPMR. He has served as a previous ACEL Mentorship Chair as well as a member of the ACEL Board of Directors. After ACEL, he has served as a Board Member for the Maricopa County Medical Society. He is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Arizona Chapter.

Yangmee Lor (Panelist) – Yangmee was recently named among the most influential 100 Asian Americans in Colorado. In addition to her role with insurance sales, she is a member of the National Lao-Hmong Memorial Foundation board of trustees. Yangmee is an articulate and compelling woman who has been influenced by the stories of her parents and Hmong elders who escaped the attempted genocide in Laos and courageously came to the U.S. from refugee camps, learning to read and write English and taking menial jobs to support their families. For Yangmee, her board service is an opportunity to remember, acknowledge, and honor her living and deceased ancestors.

Mike Roig (Panelist) – Michael Roig is an Emmy Award winning Lead College Basketball Director for ESPN.  Mike graduated from Fordham University in New York City, where he was born and raised.  He has worked in Sports Broadcasting for the past 30 years, starting at CBS and Fox Sports before moving to ESPN. Professional highlights have included working for the Olympics, Super Bowls, Stanley Cups, and various other professional and collegiate championship events. This has given him a unique perspective on how to be a leader and find success in the sports industry and broadcasting. His philosophy goes beyond just broadcasting sports but using the medium to enhance and further the story of the game and athletes to the television audience. Mike is dedicated to creating an inspiring vision while motivating and mentoring others to engage with that same vision. Working in sports broadcasting has allowed him to work in various countries and see much of the United States. Mike is married, a proud father of two, and lives in the Phoenix area.

Sherry Scott (Panelist) – Sherry Scott is the proud Owner/Managing Partner of Cute Smiles 4 Kids & Orthodontics with offices in Phoenix, Arizona and San Antonio, Texas.  Cute Smiles 4 Kids serves the underprivileged children with top-notch dental care in a state-of-the-art office.  It was always her belief that all children should have access to quality dental care in a fun and safe environment.  Her passion for children led her to open Goldfish Swim School in North Scottsdale in August 2020 after realizing how preventable drowning was.  Goldfish Swim School is a premier learn to swim school for children 4 months to 12 years old where lessons are taught in a shiver-free environment. Sherry received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. Sherry is a founding board member of Bloom Development, a nonprofit organization geared towards developing future women leaders.  She also is a member of the Arizona Dental Association, 100+ Women Who Care, and the Asian Corporate & Entrepreneur Leaders, and the National Association of Women Business Owners.  Sherry enjoys giving back to the community and volunteers often with Hope Kids.  Sherry was born and raised in Taiwan and came to America almost 40 years ago. Sherry now lives in Scottsdale with her two children. She weight-lifts as much as possible and enjoys public speaking, traveling, movies, and hanging out with her family and friends.

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 ACEL Member Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022General Registration After 7/22/2022
WELCOME RECEPTION: (Fri, 08/19, 5:00-8:00pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$30.00$35.00$45.00
Conference GALA: (Sat., 08/20, 5:00-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$150.00$175.00$225.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 08/19) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception$285.00$325.00$425.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 08/20) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Conference Gala$335.00$375.00$475.00
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