Dozens of business, community, and civic leaders are donating their time and expertise to support Base Camp Online through our virtual guest speaker program. These programs are free and almost limitless (200+ attendance cap), they are open to anyone. The experts will share their personal and professional story, their background, and a little about what it’s like to work in their field. The virtual classroom manager will take chat questions from the audience and the guest speaker will answer the questions.
If you are a professional and would be willing to volunteer and serve as a guest speaker, please email Mariama Sano at [email protected]
Each session is FREE but space is limited so be sure to register with us online. All sessions begin at 3:00pm unless otherwise noted. Click on the sessions below to register.
Friday, May 29th: Rob Pagnano
Rob Pagnano is a self-taught musician and recording artist from Boston. Rob has performed over 2000 shows and received several awards including the 2016 Limelight Magazine Male Vocalist of the Year.
Monday, June 1st: Donna Ward
Donna Ward, Founder and Lead Educator for Miss Donna's Place, a friendly, educational and nurturing environment for pre-K and kindergarten kids. Through nature, art, and exploration, Miss Donna’s Place is an environment that fosters the total child through a commitment to the hands, heart, and head of each child.
Tuesday, June 2nd: James Diclemente
James Diclemente, the Director of Center for MEDICS, designs and implements all training and education for Pro EMS employees. As the Paramedic Program Director, James graduates 2 large cohorts of students per year, ensuring they receive a comprehensive experience resulting in an impressive National Registry pass rate.
Wednesday, June 3rd: Mohamed Dioubate`
Mohamed Dioubate` who has a Master’s degree in human rights and public liberties, works as a legal officer on the joint project of the international federation for human rights and the Guinean organization of human rights. He provides legal assistance to the poor and advocates on their behalf in cases of serious human rights violations.
Thursday, June 4th: Queen Banda
Queen Banda is a dynamic multi-media professional with experience as a Producer, Writer, Outreach Coordinator, and Communications Specialist. Currently, she works as a Journalist at WCTV in Wareham and WCAI, Cape and Islands NPR Station, Woods Hole.
Friday, June 5th: Mark Chilutti
Mark Chilutti is the Assistant Vice President of Development at Magee Rehab Hospital. Mark has faced adversity with strength and determination and has been a real example to all that have heard his story. After becoming an Eagle Scout at age 14 he tells his life story of being hit by a car and suffering a brain injury while in college, and still finding a way to live a successful life in the service of others.
Monday, June 8th: Carrie Gibson
Carrie became the 5th Scottish woman to reach the top of Mount Everest and the first Scout Leader to summit as part of a Scouting Expedition in 2007. This fantastic achievement is the culmination of two years of intensive training in Scotland and further afield and a fitting reward for Carrie and all the people who have supported her both on Everest and back home.
Speaker Series: Highlights
Julie Cullen: Psychology & Therapy
Zack Heider: Geology
Representatives from YWCA of Central MA
Tim Cahill: Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Eric Evans: MIT Lincoln Lab
Randy Price: WCVB Channel 5
Bob Higgins: Entrepreneurship
Speakers who have joined us in the past:
Sec. Francisco A. Urena, Massachusetts Secretary of Veterans' Affairs, is a former Marine and was awarded a Purple Heart after sustaining injuries as a tank commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Francisco also previously served as the Veterans' Services Officer for the cities of Boston and Lawrence.
Katie Locke O'Brien, television director, actress and producer, is known for Justified (2010), I'm Dying Up Here (2017) and Community (2009). She was recruited to direct pilot presentations for BRYAN CALLEN SAVES THE WORLD, starring The Goldbergs' Bryan Callen, and for CLEAN SLATE starring Finnish stand-up comedian Ismo Leikola.
Peter Brennan, Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), is the former President and Chairman of the Board for the Spirit of Adventure Council. A graduate of Boston College, Peter has years of experience in the financial industry and is a long-time supporter of the Scouting and our Council.
Dr. Maria Gatu Johnson, research scientist at MIT Plasma Science & Fusion Center, has been a member of the PSFC High Energy Density Physics (HEDP) group since 2010. Her current primary responsibilities include acting as a responsible scientist involved in maintaining and analyzing data from two large magnetic neutron spectrometers
William G. Gross is the 42nd Police Commissioner of the City of Boston. He has served the people of Boston for 35 years. After joining the department in 1983 as a Boston Police Cadet, he graduated from the Boston Police Academy in 1985.
Dr. Beth Horton is the Park Archaeologist for Yellowstone National Park. Since 1996 she has worked as a professional archaeologist in cultural resources management for State and Federal agencies and as an instructor for Washington State University.
Barry Sloane, Chairman, President & CEO of Century Bank, is a lender to local businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and families. Headquartered in Medford, MA, Century Bank employs more than four hundred staff and is acknowledged annually in the Boston Globe 100 as one of the top-performing publicly traded companies in Massachusetts.
Abubakr Fakhry, founder of Arkanum Adventures, has made a living as an electrical engineer until he allowed his real passion, youth development, to totally redirect his energy! “This new focus took me to over 40 countries to fine-tune my vision and to lead more than a dozen adventures with young people from around the world.”