As founder and President of Harbor Institute™ for the last ten years, and president of the Harbor Group of Companies, Rasheed Ali Cromwell, Esq. manages operations and has grown the Harbor brand into a group of successful companies. As a practicing attorney, speaker, trainer and consultant he presents dynamic keynote speeches, interactive and engaging training sessions for thousands of students and administrators at more than 260 colleges around the country.
Rasheed utilizes his legal, academic and entrepreneurial expertise to focus on the following topics: cultural competency, empowerment, student success, hazing prevention, intervention and leadership development.
Natilie Williams, MA, is not only a professional speaker, Ph.D student and college instructor, but also a proud Southside Chicagoan with a unique perspective on student leadership; simply, it’s A Different World.
At 20, she received her BA from Central Michigan University. At 22, her Masters in Communication from Illinois State University. She graduated with both degrees without a dime of student loan debt and currently travels the nation inspiring students and others to push through their circumstances and achieve their wildest dreams.
Dr. Raushannah Johnson-Verwayne, also known as “Dr. RJ”, is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder of Standard of Care Psychological Services, LLC, in Atlanta, GA. She advocates for those affected by emotional and behavioral issues and focuses on evidence-based, trauma-informed care to improve overall quality of life for her clients. Dr. RJ helps clients develop realistic, long-lasting, and life-changing goals. She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, graduating with highest honors from North Carolina A&T State University, where she joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and later received her doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology.
Sabrina Griffith, SHRM-CP, CDP is a consultant, trainer and strategist who works to encourage inclusion and belonging in corporations, businesses and organizations as they strive to create equitable practices.
Sabrina is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) and a DiversityFIRST™ Certified Diversity Professional (CDP). She has worked extensively in student affairs and operations, leading residential programs, advocacy, emergency response and student support services. With more than ten years as a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioner, Sabrina develops and facilitates engaging and comprehensive sessions on DEI topics including gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ allyship, bias, race, colorism, and classism to name a few.
Lasana O. Hotep is an educator and entrepreneur committed to developing strategic and practical solutions to address systemic inequities in education and society at large. For over 15 years, he has worked at large research universities, two and four year colleges , and has served as a consultant to educational, organizational and corporate entities in addressing issues of race, gender and social justice and their impact on organizational success. As a lecturer he has delivered talks throughout the United States and internationally in Beijing, China and Accra, Ghana (West Africa).
E. Ni Pualwan is a leader with a career in prevention, education, awareness, advocacy and DEI. As President of Harbor NEXT!™ she oversees professional education, publishing, DEI strategic planning and partnerships on behalf of the Harbor Group of Companies. She is partner/principal at Coz Branding, LLC, the marketing and PR agency of record for the Harbor Group of Companies, and former CEO & Executive Director of HazingPrevention.Org; former VP, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; former National Publisher for American Cancer Society, Inc. Ni has authored, edited and published more than 25 books over the course of her career, and is currently pursuing her degrees in sign language, translation and community support.
Benjamin has served for nearly a decade in student affairs where he has held positions in Academic Advising and Student Life. He utilizes this expertise and blends it with his passion for marketing and graphic artist skill set. He collaborates directly with colleges and universities to develop Harbor Institute marketing materials and advises other senior management on issues as they relate to higher education. Benjamin earned a Bachelors of Art Degree in History and a Masters of Art Degree in Student Personnel Services in Higher Education, both from Eastern Kentucky University.