Olympian on how to reach your potential every day
Meghan O’Leary is a 2016 Olympian and four-time National Team member of the United States Rowing Team. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana., she was a two-sport student athlete (Volleyball, Softball) and Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia. After obtaining both her Bachelor’s (CLAS ’07) and Master’s (M.Ed ’08) from UVA, she worked for ESPN in Production and Programming for five years. In 2010, O’Leary’s career took a dramatic turn after picking up rowing for the first time and falling in love with the sport. In 2010, her career took a dramatic turn after picking up rowing for the first time. In one short year, she went from novice to elite athlete and was invited to join the USRowing National Training Center in Princeton, N.J. in 2011. She most recently made history by winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships in the women's double sculls, the best finish ever in that event for Team USA.
In addition to her rowing career, Meghan balances life as an entrepreneur and building a successful software company as Vice President of InstaViser, Inc. She has served on multiple boards, including the USRowing Board of Directors for the past six years.
Founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance
Jenny Evans is a speaker, award-winning author and on-air expert on resiliency, stress, confidence and human performance. She is founder and CEO of PowerHouse Performance and author of the award-winning book The Resiliency rEvolution: Your Stress Solution for Life — 60 Seconds at a Time.
Working with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders and employees worldwide, Jenny’s dynamic presentations move audiences to define and achieve success in both business and life... all in the face of the unrelenting demands of being a human in the 21st century. Audiences tap into their personal power and confidence, as well as learn how to increase their capacity for stress and to recover from it more quickly and effectively. Clients improve their performance and productivity, all while enhancing their health.
Jenny has spoken on the TEDx stage, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years. She has been quoted on National Public Radio, in Health Magazine and Women’s Health, while being showcased on FastCompany.com, Inc.com, Entrepreneur.com, Shape.com and Elle.com.
Jenny’s corporate client list includes Yale School of Management, AT&T, Estée Lauder Companies, Comcast, Nationwide, Ameriprise Financial, Procter & Gamble, Target and many other Fortune 500 companies.
Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
Dr. Melissa Woo is the Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Stony Brook University, responsible for the IT services supporting the University's teaching, research, healthcare, and service mission. Melissa leads the Division of Information Technology, which provides a broad range of services to Stony Brook University's students, faculty, and staff. She also has high-level oversight responsibilities for Stony Brook Medicine IT.
Prior to joining Stony Brook University, Melissa worked for the central IT organizations at the University of Oregon, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, leading and supporting a number of areas, including research cyberinfrastructure, enterprise IT services, and IT operations and infrastructure.
In 2012, Melissa was the recipient of the EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award, an annual award that recognizes an emerging leaders in higher education IT whose record reflects ongoing and exceptional growth in contribution to the profession. Throughout her career, Melissa has been actively engaged with higher education IT organizations, and is particularly passionate in her support of aspiring leaders from diverse backgrounds. Melissa serves on a number of committees and working groups, authors articles, and frequently presents at conferences.
Melissa completed her PhD in Biophysics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her Bachelor's degree in Biophysics at the University of California, Berkeley.