PART TWO: How We Can Be The Change Forum
Inequities and a lack of empathy exist in almost every environment. As Parks and Recreation professionals we have to be able to discuss what we can do for ourselves, our communities, and everyone we serve.
Panelists (More TBD):
Lisa Hank is a recently retired civilian Director from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD). She has over 25 years of law enforcement experience. While with LVMPD she successfully worked her way up the ranks and was afforded the opportunity to work in various positions throughout the agency. Some of her positions are as follows:
Director - Records and Fingerprint Bureau
Director - Police Employee Assistance Program
Director - Employment Diversity Section
Supervisor - Abuse Neglect Section
Crime prevention Specialist
Lisa obtained her Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from California State University Sacramento.
Shonnda Smith is the Senior Director for the City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department. In her year and a half with the city she has worked with the staff to transform the organizational culture and created a new vision, mission, core values and goals for the organization. Most recently, she served as the Chief Programming Officer at the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC). In 2016 they hosted the National Recreation Parks Association Conference and earned their CAPRA Accreditation. Shonnda is originally from Long Beach California and attended California State University, Long Beach and received her Bachelors in Secondary Physical Education and Masters of Arts in Sports Management. Ms. Smith enjoys traveling and crafting.