10th Annual Summit Speakers

2018 Speaker Lineup:

  • Jon Dorenbos, Keynote Speaker
  • Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC., Morning Plenary Speaker
  • Dr. Joe Sullivan, Afternoon Plenary Speaker
  • Kathy Colgan
  • Stacy Galbraith, CBI Agent
  • Detective Sargent Edna Hendershot
  • Aaron Mango
  • Scott Modell
  • Debra Ortiz-Pardi, NCMEC-NY
  • Jane Straub
  • Victor Vieth
  • Pam Weaver, NCMEC-NY
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Speaker Bios

Jon Dorenbos, Keynote Speaker

  • Last summer - Jon absolutely "wowed" America with his mind-blowing and inspirational performances on NBC's hit television show - America's Got Talent. Jon made it to the finals and placed third overall in the competition amongst tens of thousands of competitors. Most recently he was on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and absolutely amazed her and she has asked him back for multiple visits in the coming months. When Jon Dorenbos is on stage, through his unbelievable magic, he emphasizes the importance of choice and openly shares his childhood tragedy. When he was twelve, his picture-perfect family was destroyed after his father murdered his mother. Jon chose to rise through adversity, set goals, no matter how high, and plan and execute the necessary steps required to accomplish these goals. He started learning magic at the age of twelve and is now considered a "master magician", earning the respect of top magicians everywhere including casinos in Las Vegas, where he earns tens of thousands of dollars an hour. After college at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), he was signed as a long snapper by the Buffalo Bills in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, a long-shot to make the team. A two-time NFL Pro Bowler, Jon just embarked on his eleventh season with the Philadelphia Eagles and fourteenth (14th) year in the league. The average tenure in the NFL is less than three years. This past year the Eagles have nominated Jon for the 2016 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award for philanthropy and numerous charitable endeavors. Jon hosts a television show with the Eagles and has won two EMMY AWARDS (2008 & 2015). He was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award in 2008. This award honors those NFL players who exemplify commitments to the principles of sportsmanship and courage and is selected solely by the by the votes of their teammates. As an entertainer for over twenty years, Jon is known as the NFL's “Magic Man" and is respectfully referred to as the "Entertainer's Entertainer" He also has performed personally for movie stars Jason Stathum and Nicholas Cage, country superstars GarthBrooks and Jason Aldean, actors Nicholas Cage, Mel Gibson Barbara Streisand. As a professional keynote speaker since 2008, he has motivated and wowed audiences including the NFL, Screen Writers Guild, Boeing , Lincoln Financial, Jackson Financial, Taco Bell, the NBA, Hard Rock, Merrill Lynch, Black & Decker, Netscout and numerous other Fortune 500 companies. Jon's inspirational life story of triumph over adversity has been retold on national television in features by HBO, FOX Sports, ESPN, E! True Hollywood Story: An American Story, ABC, and CBS. While performing the most amazing magic most have ever seen, Jon Dorenbos tailors his presentations to fit the needs of his audience. He inspires others by sharing his life experiences and NFL stories, relating them to corporate culture. He discusses the importance of discipline, teamwork, perseverance and the acceptance of failure in achieving a common goal. In his words, “Live in vision not circumstance”.

Françoise Mathieu, M.Ed., RP., CCC., Morning Plenary Speaker

  • Françoise is a registered psychotherapist and compassion fatigue specialist. Her experience stems from over 20 years as a crisis counsellor and mental health counsellor, working in community mental health environments as well as with law enforcement and the military. Françoise is Co-executive director of TEND, whose aim is to offer consulting and training to helpers on topics related to secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, burnout, self-care, wellness and organizational health. Since 2001, Françoise has given hundreds of seminars on compassion fatigue, secondary trauma and self-care across North America to tens of thousands of helping professionals in the fields of health care, paramedic services, law enforcement, judicial services, child welfare and related fields. Françoise is an engaging and dynamic speaker who offers evidence-based solutions to helpers seeking validation and new strategies to remain healthy while working in this challenging and rewarding field. Her positive outlook and commitment to helping clients excel are hallmarks of her work.  Françoise is the author of “The Compassion Fatigue Workbook” which was published by Routledge in 2012.

Dr. Joe Sullivan, Afternoon Plenary Speaker

  • Dr Sullivan is a Registered Forensic Psychologist (Health Professions Council) and Director of Mentor Forensic Services Ltd, an organization specializing in Behavior Analysis, Child Protection and Professional Sexual Misconduct issues.  He holds a PhD in Forensic Psychology, a Masters Degree in Criminology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in applied Social Sciences, and a Certificate of Qualification in Social Work.  Dr Sullivan is an honorary lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, UK. In his work for Mentor, Dr Sullivan has been a consultant to several European police forces and has been employed as the Forensic Psychologist in the Behavior Analysis Unit in the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), UK, since 2006. He has received a Chief Constables Commendation for his contribution to the investigation into the sexually motivated abduction and murder of a child in 2001.  His involvement with law enforcement began in 1996 and he has worked as an independent consultant for several UK and European police forces specializing in assisting investigations into sexually motivated abduction, murder and assault of children. He is regularly commissioned to undertake assessments for the Social Service Departments, Probation Services, Churches and Education departments and has been called as an expert witness to give evidence to criminal, civil and family courts. He has published and presented papers to national and international conferences on the techniques he uses for engaging, assessing and interviewing sexual offenders.