"To Whom Much Is Given Much Is Required" - Luke
Dr Sherrise Trotz, BS, MBA, PharmD.FOUNDER & CEO
Dr Sherrise Trotz
She is the founder of Pink Sage Inc, a company that partners and empowers women and girls on their Life Purpose Journeys. Currently, Pink Sage inc, is the holding company for 2 subsidiaries: Sage Leadership Academy and Sage Elite Studios. Both organizations provide platforms to Educate, Equip, Enable and EMPOWER girls and women to unleash their innate talents and LIVE THEIR PURPOSE.
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Dr Trotz worked at a Fortune 20 company as an operations strategist and healthcare thought leader who played an integral role in bringing the company’s mission and purpose to fruition for nearly 25 years. Her continual career advancement provided her the expertise to devise, lead and execute transformative initiatives that fundamentally changed the way 250K team members delivered value to customers.Dr Trotz business successes align to her passion and tenacity to engage people and catapult their growth. Her professional education in healthcare, diverse and tenured experiences in the business industry and the love of engaging girls and women to self-actualization and ultimate work impact; established the creations of Sage Elite Studios and Sage Leadership Academy.
She now has the invaluable opportunity to partner in building tables and/or sharing her table with OTHERS!
Dr Regina Davis Moss, MS, PhD.
Dr Regina Davis Moss
Dr. Regina Davis Moss is the associate executive director of public health policy and practice for the American Public Health Association (APHA). She leads APHA’s creating health equity portfolio and oversees the Center for Public Health Policy; Center for Public Health Practice and Professional Development; Center for Climate, Health, and Equity; and Center for School, Health and Education. She has nearly 20 years of experience managing national health promotion and disease prevention initiatives addressing areas such as reproductive health, healthy disparities, obesity prevention, health policy, and public health system capacity building.
Dr. Davis Moss earned a doctorate in maternal and child health from the University of Maryland, College Park, a master's degree in maternal and child health from the George Washington University, a bachelor's degree in biology from Howard University and a public health certificate in performance improvement from the University of Minnesota. She is also master certified health education specialist and a member of the Delta Omega Honorary Public Health Society.
Dr. Davis Moss has served on many national, regional, and local commissions, boards and committees. Since 2013, she has served on the Ad Council’s Advisory Committee for Public Issues where she identifies and evaluates significant issues as potential campaigns that will improve the health and wellness of various communities and populations. As a member of the CDC Community Preventive Services Task Force’s Health Equity Coordination Team she provides input into public health recommendations and intervention review findings. From 2013-2019, Dr. Davis Moss served as Vice President and Board Member of the National Healthy Start Association. In 2017, Davis Moss was appointed by Mayor Muriel Bowser of the District of Columbia to chair the newly enacted Commission on Health Equity.
Ms Kera Radke, BA, MS.
Kera Radke is a full time martial arts school owner, martial artist and teacher. She runs the martial arts business, is dedicated to her own personal martial arts training and is passionate about teaching these skills to others for safety, fitness and personal development. Her background includes years of building and running her business, almost three decades of martial arts training and teaching the arts starting at a young age.
Prior to owning a business, Kera spent a decade teaching middle school & high school mathematics in the Illinois public schools. She has a bachelor’s degree (BA) in mathematics and a master’s degree (BS) in mathematics education. While she taught, she was additionally very active in which she taught outside of school hours. She led the middle school student council and coordinated massive events for students, fundraisers, blood drives, and other leadership activities that taught students life skills that would transition into adulthood. Her claim-to-fame is watching one of her former students grow up, become a teacher and also lead her own student council where she teaches.While always knowing that her passion was teaching, early in her career she never imagined that she would transition to become a business owner. Realistically, martial arts never seemed to be just a hobby and something she taught on the weeknights and weekends outside school hours. A martial arts school owner and friend adopted her at one point on this journey and challenged her to develop a program for youth in his studio. As it grew quickly and she started to train new instructors, she realized that this could actually turn into something big - a career. Fast forward to a few turns of events, she bought a martial arts school business in 2017. The business has survived a global pandemic with full facility shut-downs and is now thriving bigger and better than ever before. Kera is honored to put these lessons learned to work for Sage Leadership Academy and pass the wisdom and skills down to the future generations so that they may believe in a passion becoming a career.
Judge Raquel Brown, J.D.
Judge Raquel Brown
Judge Raquel Brown has a proven record of accomplishment in advancing the educational opportunities for youth. Judge Brown graduated from Duncanville High School in Duncanville, Texas. She earned a B.B.A. in International Business with a minor in Marketing from Howard University. Judge Brown graduated from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and began operating her law firm of The Law Offices of RD Brown. Judge Brown accepted an appointment in 2005 as an Associate Judge with the City of Dallas. In 2012, Judge Brown accepted the appointment as a full-time Tarrant County Magistrate and Municipal Judge for the City of Fort Worth where she continues her service.
Judge Brown utilizes her professional skill set to nurture her passion in helping others, especially youth. In addition to her adult criminal docket responsibilities, Judge Brown is innovative in presiding over the Truancy and Teen Court dockets within her jurisdiction. She uses a collaborative method of creating platforms for youth to make final dispositions of their criminal/civil cases while simultaneously catapulting into a better position than they were on their initial Court appearance. Judge Brown has created community synergy in forming partnerships with community organizations for academic, mental and career advancement for youth.
Judge Brown hold numerous board positions that align with youth and mental health. Judge Brown hold a certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid.
A.Chevelle Glymph Foster, BS, MPH.
Ms. A. Chevelle Glymph Foster
Ms. A. Chevelle Glymph Foster is the first Director of Public Health and Environmental Safety at Montgomery College.
Ms. Glymph Foster has over 20 years of diversified public health experience. This diversified experience has provided the opportunity to work collaboratively with other organizations to develop partnerships and establish proactive efforts wherever public health and environmental safety issues overlap. Ms. Glymph formerly served as the senior manager for community violence and intervention programs for the University of Maryland Capital Region Health, where she led multifaceted community-based programs around violence intervention, domestic violence, and sexual assault services. Prior to this role, she led the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, D.C., as a senior director overseeing federal projects around injury and violence prevention, opioids, youth violence, child abuse and neglect, Medical Reserve Corps, preparedness projects, and bio surveillance
Ms. Glymph began her career in the public health field with the Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Administration in Washington, D.C., where she served as a health surveillance officer in the Division of Epidemiology Disease Surveillance and Investigation for eight years, managing all major outbreak investigations throughout the region.
Ms. Glymph holds a bachelor’s degree in microbiology with a Spanish minor from Howard University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and a master’s degree in public health from The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.
Cynthia Major Lewis, MD.
Dr Cynthia Major Lewis
Dr. Cynthia Lewis attended Howard University for undergraduate studies and Meharry Medical College for medical school, where she graduated in the top 5 of her class. Dr. Lewis completed her psychiatric residency program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and was named the First Female African American Chief Resident in her graduating year. Dr. Lewis was a National Health Service Corp Scholar and served three years on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, providing psychiatric services in a health physician shortage area.
Upon completion of her service obligation, Dr. Lewis returned to the faculty at Johns Hopkins. She was an Instructor in the Community Psychiatry Program and she opened a small private practice. In 2010, Dr. Lewis was named Director of the Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services. She remained in this role until 2014 when she went into private practice full time.
Dr. Lewis was asked to return to Johns Hopkins in July 2019. She was promoted to Assistant Professor and resumed her role as Director of the JHH Adult Psychiatric Emergency Services. Dr. Lewis continues to maintain a very limited part- time private practice, providing Independent Medical Examinations and Fitness for Duty Evaluations for injured and at-risk workers. Dr. Lewis was recently named Co-chair of The Baltimore City Suicide Prevention Legislative Workgroup, along with Councilmember Danielle McCray, by Baltimore City Council President, Nick Mosby. She is a member of the legislative committee for the Maryland Psychiatric Society and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Behavioral Safety Steering Committee.
Dr. Lewis’ research interests involve the plight of the chronic mentally ill who are failing outpatient and community resources. It is Dr. Lewis’ hope that targeted resources and management of this population will lead to improved social determinants and quality of life, for the chronic mentally ill patient.
Ms Ali Finn BS, MA.
Ali comes to Sage Academy with 16 years of experience in education, marketing, entrepreneurship, and business development. She has earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Arts in Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. She is currently the District Development Coordinator for Lake Zurich CUSD 95. Ali is very active in the Lake Zurich community and participates in fundraisers, outings, and supporting local businesses.
Ali has been a part of the Board of Directors for Imerman Angels 1:1 Cancer Mentor Foundation as well as a mentor caretaker angel. She was involved with Jackson Chance Foundation, a NICU nonprofit in Chicago. Ali is also the acting Executive Director for the D95 Educational Foundation.
Ali and her husband Ian live in Lake Zurich with their four children: Sadie (2015), Brooks (2016), Colin (2018) and Lola (2021), who will all attend May Whitney, Middle School South, and Lake Zurich High School. Ali and Ian enjoy their vinyl record collection, home projects, and spending time with their neighbors, family, and friends.