Michael Alcee, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who uses his background in music, literature, and the arts to help individuals and organizations make creative connections for transformative growth.    In 2017, he had the honor of giving a Ted-X Tarrytown talk entitled Solving Our Mental Health Crisis from the Inside-Out, which chronicled his work championing introverts. 
As a keynote speaker and speaking coach, he revels in inspiring audiences and helping new talent develop their 'big ideas' for the Ted-x stage.   He currently works in private practice in Tarrytown, NY, as an adjunct professor at William Patterson University, and as the Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music. Learn more about him at drmichaelalcee.com


 


Elisa Bruno-Midili

Passionately rebellious,  Elisa crafts the real estate industry with individual style and taste. Whether creating collaborative partnerships or brand strategy she digs deep to uncover details. A conscientious contributor and community connector with a message and a mission. Lover of nature, yoga, food, mother to Alexandra and Veronica, wife to Ron.
Artist...chef...photographer...blogger. A promoter and supporter of marketing through social media and the internet. Co-founder/Creative Director,
Cafe Realty.

​Interested in joining the TEDxTarrytown team? Send us an email!  We are always looking for volunteers.​

​Ethan Schutz is President & CEO of The Schutz Company, publishers,

intellectual property managers, and consulting experts specializing in solutions

that produce cultural transformation in progressive organizations. In this capacity

Ethan directs and promotes the development and expansion of these bodies of

work in the United States. Globally he oversees a network of partner organizations

and practitioners who utilize and implement these solutions, across 91 countries

and territories, and in 30 languages.  As a sought after master practitioner Ethan

has traveled the globe to bring a greater understanding of how to create cultures

of change, and the durable and lasting benefits of greater human understanding

in the workplace.

 

Kimberly Marcus                                 


​Stage Manager​

Michael Alcee, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who uses his background in music, literature, and the arts to help individuals and organizations make creative connections for transformative growth.    In 2017, he had the honor of giving a Ted-X Tarrytown talk entitled Solving Our Mental Health Crisis from the Inside-Out, which chronicled his work championing introverts. 
As a keynote speaker and speaking coach, he revels in inspiring audiences and helping new talent develop their 'big ideas' for the Ted-x stage.   He currently works in private practice in Tarrytown, NY, as an adjunct professor at William Patterson University, and as the Mental Health Coordinator at Manhattan School of Music. Learn more about him at drmichaelalcee.com

Open positions

Caleb Gleit is a junior at American University. He is an avid graphic designer, photographer, DJ and creator.  He is currently studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh.

Photographer

License Holder

Laurie Forman

Event Planning

Sponsorship/Partnerships

Marketing and Public Relations

Kimberly Marcus

Kimberly gave a talk at the TEDxTarrytown program on July 12, 2016.  Her talk may be found here.  Kimberly was inspired by the event and wanted to become more involved.  She attended TEDxFest April 24 - 27, 2017 in Brooklyn New York, and agreed to lead the TEDxTarrytown 2017 team.  Kimberly is an aspiring children's book writer and is the Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI Westchester.                              


Speaker Committee

​​​​​Nicos Marcou is a Human Resources professional with a passion for how technology will impact the future of how we work. Originally from New York he has worked overseas in different countries focusing on different areas of Human Resources management such as talent management, employee relations and learning & development. In his personal life Nicos is an avid traveler, visiting more than 50 countries.

Rana Faure

 is a photographer with a versatile, laid-back approach and a vibrant, singular style capturing still and motion imagery for a wide variety of clients. Formerly the Director of Photography for Getty Images, NY and Photo Editor for Seventeen magazine. Shooting lifestyle, architecture, interiors, food, hospitality, corporate and private events, weddings, family portraits and more…

Set Designer

Volunteer Coordinator

Graphic Design

Co-Organizer

Technical Director

Team TEDxTarrytown

Emcee

Speaker Coaches

Audience Engagement

Melissa Baer

This is Melissa's fourth TEDx Event.  She previously organized the TEDxTarrytownWomen program on May 28, 2015 and the TEDxTarrytown event on July 12, 2016.  

Sharon DeLevieis the owner and founder of DeLevie Group Research, a qualitative market research company that caters to media, digital, retail, and kids’ markets. Since 1991, DGR has served a wide range of clients in research projects that range from product development to outreach campaigns to company growth opportunity. DGR has been an integral partner for many companies as they navigate the changing world of new media and has supported campaigns as they move into the digital sphere. Online work includes site design, online gaming, and social media. Kids, moms, and television work has been her specialty.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.   Copyright © TEDxTarrytown.com. All rights reserved.

Logo Design

Jen Schumacher, M.S., CMPC, is a Performance Psychology Instructor at the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy. She works with cadets and teams on the psychological aspects of elite performance, providing services for Swimming & Diving, Softball, Baseball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, and Gymnastics. Additionally, Jen works with cadets on the mental aspects of the Survival Swimming course, incorporating virtual reality training alongside workshops; is the course director for PL360, Psychology of Elite Performance; and serves as the Performance Psychology Program’s Internship Coordinator.
Jen earned her Master's Degree in Sport Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, studying under Dr. Ken Ravizza, and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago. 
Jen is originally from Irvine, CA, and now resides in Tarrytown, NY with her husband, Scott.

 www.jenschumacher.com