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Our Team

Jourdan Saunders, CEO

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) for over 11 years using her expertise as the CEO of The Resource Key which promotes inclusion and accessibility in digital marketing to ensure people with disabilities and older adults are included. She was awarded LinkedIn Top Voices 2020: Equity in the Workplace, established one of the first resource websites for students interested in the field of Speech Language Pathology which has received recognition worldwide, owner of one of the largest SLP resources groups on LinkedIn with over 20,000 members, and selected as top 100 Speech Language Pathologists impacting the field.

Jaya Bhagavathula, Product Advisor

Seasoned product management leader, with 15 years of experience in the streaming and advertising industry. Jaya has a unique blend of hands-on experience with all forms of streaming as well as digital advertising technologies His expertise includes building successful product strategies for early/growth/hyper-growth companies along with building high-performing teams and technologies at scale from the ground up.

Amanda Krupa, MSc, Digital Health Communication and Partnership Specialist

Amanda Krupa, MSc, leverages nearly two decades of public health communications, digital content marketing, and editorial leadership experience at the national level into mission-driven consulting projects focused on impactful programs, strategic partnerships, and health services research projects. After her award-winning tenure as the Editor of HealthyChildren.org at the American Academy of Pediatrics, she went on to support the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force and spearhead communications, marketing, and research projects at the American Health Information Management Association. Her work as journalist has appeared in a variety of major media outlets—bringing to light new evidence and telling stories to advance the health system and the health of Americans. She is a frequent speaker on digital health literacy, equity, accessibility topics and a passionate advocate for people with disabilities and their caregivers. Amanda holds a Master of Science in health communications from Boston University, a post-graduate certificate in medical writing and editing from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor’s in in English writing from St. Mary's College of Notre Dame.

Rosalind Haith-Richards, Business Development Manager

Rosalind is a dynamic leader and visionary whose expertise bridges the gap between technical expertise and executive management. With a rich background as a Sales Engineer and a Management Consultant, she possesses a profound ability to translate complex business challenges into actionable strategies that propel organizations forward. Rosalind's career is highlighted by her founding of Ideate Education Empowerment Inc., where she not only spearheaded program development but also excelled in organizational and financial leadership to fulfill the nonprofit's mission. Her educational foundation is as robust as her career, holding a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from NC A&T State University. Rosalind is not just a consultant; she is a catalyst for change, dedicated to enhancing efficiency and fostering growth wherever she serves.

Godfrey Kingsley, Product Designer

Godfrey is a seasoned user experience designer with over 8 years of experience across three continents. His career has seen him lead impactful initiatives in startups and diverse industries including rideshare, automotive, fintech, edutech, and medtech. With a Master's Degree in Human-Computer Interaction and a UX certification from the Neilson Norman Group, Godfrey ensures accessibility is seamlessly integrated into every stage of product development. His commitment goes beyond compliance, advocating for holistic approaches that empower inclusive digital experiences for all users.

Nick Wryter, Product Advisor

Nick has over 9 years of experience in product management, cloud solution architecture, and enterprise information security, serving federal government and private sector clients across various industries. Nick is passionate about bringing a business-focused approach that incorporates experience related to processes, control, innovative technology, and security for a brighter future that will impact the planet. Nick is an accomplished public speaker with a proven ability to engage diverse audiences, including industry events like RSA, Identiverse, Blackhat, Gartner Security Summit, while effectively presenting to and influencing business leaders, translating technical concepts into strategic insights. Nick holds multiple certifications, including CSCIP/G, ITIL, and CCE-V, and has expertise in HSPD-12, FIPS, and FIPS 140-2.

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Our Speakers

Antoine Hunter

Bay Area native, Antoine Hunter also known Purple Fire Crow is an award-winning Internationally-known African-American, Indigenous, Deaf, Disabled, choreographer, dancer, actor, instructor, speaker, Producer and Deaf advocate. He creates opportunities for Disabled, Deaf and hearing artists and produces Deaf-friendly events, and founded the Urban Jazz Dance Company and Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. Learn more about Antoine's work.

Zahna Simon

A San Francisco native and Deaf from birth, Ms Zahna is honored Changemaker of the year 2018 for San Francisco Live Oak School where she is a former alumni. She is a professional dancer, chemist, avid health nutritionist, researcher, Deaf advocate and Deaf interpreter. Former student at San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) where she trained with Elvia Marta in Modern, Jazz, African, Ballet, Hip Hop and Choreography as well as participating in Alonzo King’s LINES Pre-Professional Summer Programs.

Harel Chait

Harel has been a consultant in the web accessibility field for people with disabilities for over 10 years now. He participates in the Israeli standard drafting team of web accessibility regulation and promotes the field in formal way by ISOC-Il. His expertise has ranged from making desktop and mobile accessible by WCAG for PR companies, corporate, government offices, universities, health services and many more. Harel is a PhD candidate in Business Administration and Information Systems. Harel's M.A. thesis discussed the field of web accessibility for people with disabilities and was presented in Oxford Internet Institute conference and others.

Valerie Lawrence

Valerie is a real estate agent and motivated life coach, an expert at tailoring her services to the specific needs of each client. Valerie has professional training and mindset techniques that can help motivate clients to get on track, stay on track and achieve their dreams. Through effective strategy-building techniques, she can help clients figure out how to accomplish their goals in a focused and efficient manner. Valerie's story was featured on Barcroft Studios and has exceeded over 10 million views and 38,000 shares.

Saba Markos

Saba was born in Ethiopia but lived in Canada for most of her life. She has an image consultant certification from George Brown College, and took life skills coaching courses from George Brown College. Saba did some advertising for Toronto Transit Commission to make public transportation more accessible. She was also on the board for the Toronto Rape Crisis Center.

Carissa Madden

Carissa is a disability advocate whose work is focused on educating the community on the importance of disability inclusion in higher education.  Carissa’s visionary perspective has earned her opportunities to be featured as a guest speaker on panels ranging on topics from “Through My Lens: Disabled Students Perspectives on Inclusion and Empathy” to “The Accessibility in Higher Education.”  She has served as a mentor for Social Gators (an autism support group) and Vice-President of Graduate Students for Delta Alpha Pi.

Jennifer Oghenewaire Nikoro

Jennifer is a legal practitioner and the founder of Life Beyond Disability Foundation (LBD). As a practicing lawyer in Lagos, Nigeria, she has always advocated for disability inclusion in Africa particularly in Nigeria. Jennifer believes creating a Legal community for persons living with disability in Africa will help strengthen our voice for inclusion.  Jennifer is active member of Future of Additive Manufacturing in Africa, African Diversity And Inclusion Center, International Paralympic Committee, and ICC Arbitration.

Stephen Cluskey

Stephen Cluskey is an internationally certified accessibility expert, an award-winning travel tech entrepreneur and co-founder and CEO of the leading global standard company for hotel accessibility, Mobility Mojo. Stephen is considered a thought leader in accessibility. His company’s software has been implemented in some of the most famous hotel groups on the planet and global leaders including Sir Richard Branson have publicly spoken about Stephen and his work.

Ryan Lundy

Ryan is passionate about inspiring people with disabilities that they can do anything they want to do. He is active in his community from conducting recreation programs, volunteering with the Best Buddies program, supporting Love Serving Autism, a tennis organization based in Florida, ambassador for the NVLD project based, and previously coached Special Olympics participants. Ryan's work has been featured on NVLD Project, Mélange, The Special Family Connection Podcast.

Tanisha Dayal

Tanisha navigated her way through her disability difficulties with her strong love for reading and writing, she managed to study in one of the prestigious colleges in her country with bachelors in English Honours. She later on went to study master's in international Relations from Dublin. Tanisha has delivered speeches on the topic of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), she has been featured on podcasts, and her work in Fast Company. She has donned in many different responsibilities with ease ranging from student counsellor, social worker, team leader, researcher, campaigner, disability rights activist, consultant, HR head, fundraiser as well as a teacher.

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