2018 Keynote Speakers

Dr. Jannell MacAulay

Dr MacAulay is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force and works as the Director of Human Performance and Leadership for the 58th Special Operations Wing, running a pilot program to create high-performing, mindful, and mission-focused warfighters and families. Additionally, she is a professionalism instructor for the Air Force Profession of Arms Center of Excellence (PACE). She previously commanded the 400-member joint 305th Operations Support Squadron. Under her command, the 305th OSS was awarded the top Airfield Operations Complex of the Year for 2016 at the Air Force level, as well as the Air Mobility Command Operations Support Squadron of the Year for 2016. She is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, has a Masters degree in Kinesiology from Penn State and a PhD with work in the field of strategic health and human performance. Dr MacAulay is a wellness educator, yoga instructor, mindfulness researcher, and holds a certificate in plant based nutrition. She specializes in improving the performance of the members of high-stress organizations through a focus on nutrition, physical and mental fitness, human connection, and values discovery. Her methods are grounded in self-love and teamwork, using a relationship-based leadership approach to create mindful leaders who thrive in their workspace and lifespace. She is also the founder of the 501c3 non-profit organization, Healthy Body Healthy Life, which builds wellness-oriented communities by employing military spouses to provide holistic wellness outreach, partnership, and resources to military families and veterans. She is a combat veteran with over 3000 flying hours in the C-21, C-130, and KC-10 aircraft. She is a military spouse and is the mother of two active and veggie-loving kiddos.                       VISIT HER WEBSITE AT https://jannellmacaulay.com/

HONORARY KEYNOTE: Richard M. Gorman (1928-2010, PhD, Fordham University, 1970) received his BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame and his PhD in educational psychology from Fordham University. Over the years, he has taught at several colleges and universities—both in the East and West—and is currently a member of the Psychology Department at Central New Mexico Community College. He taught courses in developmental, educational, and cognitive psychology, as well as a highly interactive introductory psychology course. His publications include a text in the psychology of classroom learning, an introduction to Piaget's theory for teachers, and an introductory psychology text. He gave presentations and workshops on discovery learning to various audiences including the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP). Dick was featured in a recent interview that appeared in Teaching of Psychology and passed away at the age of 82 in November 2010.