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Worley Law

This Event is Sponsored by Worley Law, LLC

Worley Law, LLC helps remove the legal confusion and complications associated with owning a business. Dedicated to helping small and medium-sized businesses, our attorneys specialize in business and employment law, striving to ensure our clients' business matters are in proper order and their employment practices are sound.

Our Speakers

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Don DePerro
Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber of Commerce
Don DePerro is the newly elected Columbus Chamber President & CEO. DePerro served as president and publisher of Columbus Business First for 20 years upon arriving in Columbus in 1996 after serving as publisher of the Jacksonville (Fla.) Business Journal, a sister newspaper owned by American City Business Journals, Inc., the nation’s largest publisher of local business news and information. He has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Media Advocate of the Year for the state of Florida and has received six American City Eagle Awards for Excellence – the highest honor awarded to American City associates – as both an editor and publisher.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, DePerro remains heavily involved in community initiatives, serving or having served on the boards of the local American Cancer Society, Recreation Unlimited, Action for Children, The Capital Club, The Columbus Foundation’s Marketing Committee, and Leadership Columbus’ Board and Executive Committee. He also served as general chairman of the American Heart Association’s “Heart Walk,” and has served as the chairman of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank’s largest fund-raiser for 18 years.
Marilyn Brown
Marilyn Brown
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Marilyn Brown has been elected by the voters of Franklin County to serve as Commissioner in 2006, 2010, and 2014. She has been selected by her colleagues to serve as Commission President in 2008, 2011, 2014, and 2015. Prior to elected office, Marilyn had compiled extensive experience in public service in two major areas - economic development and social justice.

As Commissioner, Marilyn focuses on those same two fronts, realizing that economic development, good jobs, and workforce readiness, coupled with a strong safety net, a solid foundation for our kids, and a high quality of life for all residents were the cornerstones on which the County was built, and on which it continues to grow. She is committed to advancing policies that encourage and incentivize economic development which lead to not only job creation and retention, but to filling those jobs with Franklin County residents, including those who face challenges to sustainable-wage employment.
Julie Young
Julie Young
Worley Law
Attorney Julie M. Young approaches HR Law believing that “an employer’s best defense is a good offense.” Julie has been actively partnering with employers for over 16 years to help them develop an effective HR offense, with an emphasis on proactive compliance. Recognizing that the HR field presents unique challenges (like working with people), Julie is often heard saying “that you just can’t make this stuff up.”

Whatever HR legal challenge an employer may encounter, Julie is experienced in providing creative, practical, cost-effective solutions. Julie helps employers with: Wage & Hour claims and compliance, Wrongful Termination, Harassment, State and Federal Law Compliance, Employment Agreements: Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation, Non-Disclosure, Confidentiality, Severance, Separation, and Executive Agreements, Employee Discipline and Termination, Employment Handbooks and Developing Effective Employment Policies, Representation before Administrative Agencies (EEOC, OCRC, DOL, ODJFS, etc.).
Steven JohnsonGrove
Stephen JohnsonGrove
Ohio Justice & Policy center
Mr. JohnsonGrove is the Deputy Director of the Ohio Justice & Policy center. received his J.D., cum laude, from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2001, and his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science, with honors, from The Pennsylvania State University in 1997. Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Johnson Grove received an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship to work with homeless veterans through the Homeless Advocacy Project in Philadelphia, PA. In 2004, he spent eight months volunteering with Jubilee Partners in Comer, GA. Jubilee Partners is an intentional Christian community in rural Georgia which hosts newly arrived refugees from all over the world. Stephen joined OJPC in May 2005, and works to remove legal barriers to successful re-entry for former offenders.
Michelle Rynolds
Dr. Michelle Reynolds
Coffee Crafters
Michele is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nothing Into Something Real Estate (NISRE) Inc., a faith based nonprofit Community Development Corporation that provides affordable housing solutions and a range of economic empowerment initiatives designed to alleviate poverty and revitalize neighborhoods in low and moderate income communities. Founded in 2002, NISRE, Inc. is licensed and contracted to operate supportive housing programs throughout the State of Ohio. Since its inception, NISRE, Inc. has housed approximately 1000 people through its restorative housing programs. NISRE, Inc. is the parent company of The EXIT (Ex-offenders In Transition) Program, Jessie’s World and Rahab’s Hideaway, Coffee Crafters and Cargominiums® for which she serves as Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Michele is a former adjunct faculty of Kaplan College, where she taught in the Criminal Justice Technology degree program for 3 years.
Katie Schad
Katie Schad
Beacon of Hope
Nehemiah Manufacturing’s new Beacon of Hope Business Alliance Manager is Katie Schad. The Beacon of Hope, located in Cincinnati, is a nonprofit organization that aims to bring companies together under the mission of second chance hiring and was developed out of the successful model of Nehemiah Manufacturing created by Dan Meyer in 2009. Since interning at Nehemiah in 2014, Katie has also been teaching job skills and education to inmates in Lebanon Correctional Institution who are soon to be released.

Katie graduated from Xavier University with degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice and recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Masters in Social Work.
Christine Money
Christine Money
Kindway
Christine Money is a veteran of corrections and social work, having served as warden of three different prisons and as an interim director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services. Ms. Money earned a degree in social work from the University of Kentucky in 1977 and a Master's degree in social work from The Ohio State University in 1981. She began her career as a social worker for Chillicothe Correctional Institution in 1981 and later was warden at Franklin Pre-Release Center, the Ohio Reformatory for Women and the Marion Correctional Institution. As warden, she was instrumental in implementing innovative faith-based programming, a multi-media center, fatherhood initiatives and vocational programs. She also supported pre-natal care, parenting and recovery programs.

In 2005, Ms. Money became special assistant to the director of the Department of Youth Services, emphasizing faith-based initiatives and the role of community volunteers in helping incarcerated youth reenter society. In 2005-06, Ms. Money was an active member of the Ohio Correctional Faith-Based Initiatives Task Force, which helped pass a law allowing faith-based organizations to provide reentry services to incarcerated youth and adults. She serves on the board of directors for Kairos Prison Ministry International.
John Rush
John Rush
CleanTurn Enterprises
John, the CEO and President of CleanTurn, is a social entrepreneur with a distinct focus on leveraging business as means for creating training and employment opportunities for individuals with significant obstacles to employment. Married with eight children, John and his wife reside on the southwest side of Columbus.

Rush grew up in a West Virginia trailer park before joining the Marine Corps.Toward the end of his service as a Marine sergeant, he worked as a substance abuse counselor for his battalion, where he began thinking more about the huge and negative impact drugs and alcohol can have on a person’s life. After the Marines, Rush moved to Chicago where he learned more about urban life and poverty.

John holds five Master's degrees focused on urban studies, religion, history, non-profit management, including an MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
John DeLoss
Joe DeLoss
Hot Chicken Takeover
Joe DeLoss is a social entrepreneur on a mission to disrupt poverty. He’s the ‘Head Fryer’ at Hot Chicken Takeover, a new restaurant concept earning significant acclaim in central Ohio while providing supportive employment to dozens of adults affected by homelessness, incarceration, and poverty. This business model is founded on success Joe had previously while launching Freshbox Catering for Lutheran Social Services of Central Ohio. He’s also served as an adjunct instructor at the Fisher College of Business and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs (The Ohio State University) and maintains seats on local boards related to issues of workforce development.
Jimmy Schoenfeld
Jimmy Schoenfeld
CleanTurn Enterprises
Jimmy received his Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Jimmy spent several years working and serving with faith-based organizations in Rome, Italy and New York City, where he focused on community development, education and spiritual enrichment. Jimmy has been the Director of Finance and Administration at CleanTurn since 2012.
Don DePerro
Don DePerro
Columbus Chamber
Marilyn Brown
Marilyn Brown
Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Julie Young
Julie Young
Worley Law
Steven JohnsonGrove
Stephen JohnsonGrove
Ohio Justice & Policy center
Michelle Rynolds
Dr. Michelle Reynolds
Coffee Crafters
Katie Schad
Katie Schad
Beacon of Hope
Christine Money
Christine Money
Kindway
John Rush
John Rush
CleanTurn Enterprises
John DeLoss
Joe DeLoss
Hot Chicken Takeover
Jimmy Schoenfeld
Jimmy Schoenfeld
CleanTurn ENterprises

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Passion Purpose Profit 2016

The Schedule

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Roosevelt Coffee Shop
7:30 am - 8:10 am

Registration and Networking

Grab some complimentary coffee and pastries or purchase your own at the Roosevelt Coffeehouse!
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
8:10 am - 8:20 am

Introduction

Don DePerro, Columbus Chamber of Commerce Marilyn Brown, Franklin County Board of Commissioners
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
8:20 am - 9:30 am

Panel 1: "Hiring the Formerly Incarcerated/ Navigating Policies and Creating Cultures"

This panel features: Julie Young, Stephen Johnson Grove, Michele Reynolds, Katie Schad, and Chris Money.
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
9:40 am - 10:20 am

Panel 2: “Personal Stories of Re-Entry”

This panel features personal stories of re-entry from current employees.
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
Roosevelt Coffee Shop
10:30 am- 11:30 am

“Coffee with John and Joe”

Hear practical advice on hiring, coaching, and retaining employees.
John Rush and Joe DeLoss
Hot Chicken Takeover
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Networking

Purchase some lunch from the Hot Chicken Takeover food truck outside!
Hot Chicken Takeover

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1059 Cable Avenue, Suite A Columbus, OH 43222

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