Conference Speakers

max_4361eDr. Craig A. Myatt, Sr. is Commissioned officer in the Regular Army serving as a research psychologist at the rank of lieutenant colonel.  He currently works on the faculty at the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine at Fort Rucker, Alabama.  Craig has served in a vast number of positions in the military from platoon leader and staff officer to company and battalion commander.  He has also deployed overseas to Kuwait and Iraq.

As a psychologist, Craig became the first Command Psychologist to serve in the United States Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.  There he helped institute program innovations that incorporate psychology consultation support services into command directed efforts that enhance service member performance and enable family preservation.  He subsequently worked as an Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science in the Department of Strategic Leadership at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, one of several schools at the National Defense University in Washington, DC.  He later served as the University’s first Command Psychologist before accepting a RAND-Arroyo Fellowship at Pentagon City in Virginia.

Craig holds a Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Walden University, a M.A. in Research Psychology from San Francisco State University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Pomona College (Claremont, CA). He is the author of 23 published articles, contributing author of one book, and co-author of 10 published articles.  His writings cover subject areas that include the neurosciences, psychology, resilience, leadership, and warfare.

While Craig works at Fort Rucker, he and his wife, Dr. Christine P. Myatt, maintain their home residence in Tampa.  They have three children and two grandsons. Their older daughter, with the two grandchildren, lives in the Philadelphia area and is an attorney married to an attorney. Their younger daughter is a linguist and ballet dancer living in New York City, and their son is a cadet at the United States Military Academy, West Point.  Craig and his family are active in the Tampa community.  He and his wife attend Bible-Based Fellowship Church on Ehrlich Road, and Craig is a member in Tampa’s Gamma Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

Headshot_Camille SpencerCamille C. Spencer is an award-winning journalist with more than a decade of experience as a media professional in the realms of print, online and broadcast journalism. She has written and edited for print and online publications such as the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), The Clarion-Ledger, Heart & Soul magazine, AOL, Bisk Education and VisitFlorida.com. She studied narrative writing at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, and has twice served as a mentor to journalism students during the student projects at the National Association of Black Journalists convention. She also pitched and served on a panel about community journalism at NABJ.

She served as president of the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists for three years. As president, she appeared on local television to promote events, organized public forums, secured grant money for the chapter and led the group to win NABJ’s Chapter of the Year in 2010. She is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she majored in journalism and served as managing editor of The State News, MSU’s daily newspaper.

She works as a planning/assignment editor at ABC Action News, WFTS-TV in Tampa, Fla.

Headshot_Bridgette SimmondsBridgette the Go Coach, CPC, ELI-MP is a Professional Certified Professional Coach, Public Speaker and life transformation specialist. She is your partner in achieving ultimate success in life, career, and business. Bridgette is extremely skilled at partnering with her clients reach their personal and professional goals – set new ones – and reach those too!

Bridgette received her certification from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), an accredited Life Coaching Program, receiving over 340 hours of hands-on training. Bridgette also received her degree in Business Marketing from the University of South Florida and a Masters in Psychotherapy from Argosy University. along with professional coaching, Bridgette has spent over 15 years managing business development, sales and marketing for large Fortune 500 financial services corporations.

Using her Happiness Equation: Clarity + Motivation + Accountability = Success – Bridgette develops custom-made approaches to assist her clients in finding:

CLARITY – around what her clients truly desire to learn, achieve and accomplish in their lives and businesses

MOTIVATION – Bridgette helps her clients get moving toward their goals because motivation is the result of taking action, not the requirement of taking action

ACCOUNTABILITY – The most important component which includes removing anything (including the clients themselves) that makes an attempt at getting in the way

SUCCESS –Realizing the dream that once appeared impossible

Bridgette has worked extensively with physicians, Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, and solo-preneurs and has earned the reputation of asking provocative questions and exploring areas of the lives and businesses of her client partners that normally go unexplored. “This is where your personal and professional edge is! This is where magic happens and you really THRIVE!” says Bridgette. Bridgette firmly believes in the unique personal power of every human being to tap into their natural born ability and gifting, and in doing so will find the ultimate happiness and fulfillment in life that we are all in pursuit of.

Headshot_Hugh-CampbellHugh Campbell has held numerous positions in planning, designing and implementing large-scale telecommunications networks for both government and commercial organizations. He spent 10 years on Active Duty as a Communications Officer in the U.S. Army providing advanced communications for Joint and Special Operations missions culminating his service as the Chief of Plans for an elite communications unit at MacDill AFB. Prior to starting AC4S, he was the Vice President of Engineering for Accelacom, Inc. – a high speed internet company. Prior to that post, he served Intermedia Communications as the Director of Engineering for that company’s nationwide data communications network, supporting thousands of customers and generating revenues of over $200 million annually. Mr. Campbell is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and has completed post-graduate work at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He holds a M.S. in Telecommunications Management from Golden Gate University and retired as a Cyberspace Operations Officer in the U.S Air Force Reserves.

Theresa Jean-Pierre CoyAttorney Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy graduated, with honors, from Florida A&M University with a double major in Political Science and Public Administration. She later attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated with a concentration in Advocacy. While in law school she was a member of the Moot Court team and won First Place Best Oral Advocate in the E. Earl Zehmer’s Moot Court competition. In addition to receiving various other awards and scholarships, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy received the Victor O’Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.

Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Pinellas County, FL. As an Assistant Public Defender, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy relied on her own personal experience with the criminal justice system to help defend her clients and empathize with their families and loved ones. (In 1998, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy’s brother was sentenced to 21 years in the Florida Department of Corrections).

As a former Assistant Public Defender, Mrs. Jean-Pierre has defended all types of cases ranging from traffic citations to misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life. Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy has taken well over 50 cases to trial and has argued countless motions on behalf of her clients. Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy has appeared before various judges in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Orange, and Dade counties. She is familiar with the court process and always ensures that her client’s are aware and understand all of their legal rights and options.

In January 2010, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy opened her own law firm so she could continue to help people in other areas of the law. In addition to criminal defense, she continues to zealously help individuals involved in the Family Unified Court and those hurt or injured in various types of automobile/motorcycle accidents.

Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy is fluent in Haitian-Creole and prides herself on being able to help the surrounding Haitian community with their legal needs in a language that they are comfortable and familiar with.

headshot_gilene-janvierGilene Janvier is currently a Youth Outreach Manager at Suncoast Credit Union and also the founder of Life’s Spring Services, a career coaching firm launched in 2015 where she is a Career and Success Strategist.

In 2013, Gilene earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida and received her Bachelor degree from Florida A & M University in 2005. She taught for nearly six years mostly in the School District of Palm Beach County. The second half of her career was spent at CareerSource Tampa Bay where she had a variety of roles including Career Development Trainer and WIOA Youth Lead.

Gilene is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She has a high interest in youth development and has hosted the College Awareness Forum for the past several years along with assisting with college tours for young people. She is a board member of Grace Tabernacle Ministries which is a ministry in Haiti as well as For the Family, Inc., in Tampa, FL. She is proud of her Haitian heritage as well as the proud mother of Saniya, her six year old daughter.

Theresa-Jean-Pierre-Coy-headshotJannina Spates-Warren is a skilled marketing solutions strategist, graphic designer, and events planner.

In 2011, she launched The Savvy Circle LLC. and for the past 5 years, she has helped small businesses, across the United States, develop strategies and tactics that leverage the power of social media in ways that increase their profits, brand visibility, and ROI. She can speak to the effectiveness of networking on social media because that is where she met many of her clients.

Jannina’s past experience includes working with the City of Tallahassee as a marketing analyst. Upon leaving the organization The City became one of her biggest clients.

Jannina received her bachelor’s degree in Public Relation from Florida A&M University. She currently holds certificates in multimedia video production, digital media production, event planning, advocacy training, media sales, and Nielsen Audio.

Jannina is a member of Toastmasters International. She has lived in Tampa, FL for 16 years and recently moved back to the area with her husband and three children.

3Mickel Anglin, MD is the Founder and CEO of Anglin Medical Family & Sports Medicine, which was established in 2007. Anglin Medical has a simple mission—to provide quality and comprehensive medical care for patients and their families, and to contribute to the well-being of the community.

In 2009, Dr. Anglin also founded Anglin Wellness to help lift the burden of abuse, dependency, and addiction. In this field, Dr. Anglin has provided affordable outpatient treatment for opioid addiction and dependence.

Dr. Anglin’s passion for helping people in the community was evident when he founded Keys For Life, Inc. (KFL). KFL is a non-profit organization that provides education about political, educational, social, economic, and health-related challenges that many communities face across America. As well as enhance the lives of others by inspiring, teaching and empowering them.

As a Business Marketing and Pre-Med major, Dr. Anglin always had a love for business. He credits the success of his private practice to his “developments in sheer determination, incessant drive, and focus in the preparation for the future.”

With Sports Medicine as a sub-specialty, Dr. Anglin has served as consulting Team Physician for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, University of South Florida, University of Tampa and South Shore Area High Schools.

Dr. Anglin was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and now resides in South Tampa with his wife and three kids. In his time off he enjoys playing sports, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.

renee-watson-head-shotRenee McCalla-Watson, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of 4C Capital LLC, an investment firm that invests in Lower Middle Market companies. 

Ironically, Renee did not start out in Private Equity, but in Healthcare following in the footsteps of her family. Renee, herself, earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida, and practiced as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in her early career.

Soon bitten by the “entrepreneurial bug”, Renee started her company, Therapy Dynamics and for twelve years, staffed Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists in healthcare organizations and school’s systems regionally.  

Early on as a business owner, however, Renee had a deep desire to have ownership in a portfolio of companies.   Fast forward to today, 4C Capital is three years old and has ownership in three companies: An aerospace technology company, a diagnostic testing laboratory company and a specialty tools manufacturer. 

During any given week, Renee will be in deep discussions with sellers and institutional houses that have hundreds of millions of dollars to invest alongside 4C Capital. 

Her word of encouragement to you…There is no shortage of capital for the “right opportunity” and  Her Secret Sauce…Your Network is your “Net Worth”.