Community Forum: Los Angeles Speakers

Alisha Lola Jones, PhD is an assistant professor in the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Indiana University (Bloomington). An ethnomusicologist, theological thought-leader and Highest & Best Life Strategist™, she innovatively consults leaders and organizations on how to find their rhythm and achieve their maximum potential. Her multiple interests have coalesced into the establishment of InSight Initiative, Inc™ to produce concerts and empowerment events. Alisha is a graduate of University of Chicago (Ph.D.), Yale Divinity School (M.Div.), Yale Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) and Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.).

Marlon F. Hall is a storyteller who uses photography, anthropology, filmmaking and writing to share stories of love, imagination and passion. In addition to creating films through Folklore Films, he is the cultural architect and spiritual leader of The Awakenings Movement, a grassroots community of social visionaries and culture shapers in Houston, Detroit and Nairobi. Marlon serves as a lecturing fellow at Duke University, and a guest lecturer at Princeton and Southern Methodist Universities.


Rosa Lee Harden is the executive producer and co-founder of Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), a platform where social impact leaders can connect and present their ideas to a global audience.  She has been a producer throughout the growth of the SOCAP conference from 600 people in 2008 to more than 2,700 in 2015. She is a successful serial entrepreneur and for 25 years was an owner and publisher of newspapers, magazines, and trade journals, accomplishing turnarounds and launching successful startups that became the top publications in their markets. A community builder in all of her activities, Rosa Lee is also an Episcopal priest who for nearly 13 years was the parish priest leading a thriving congregation in San Francisco.

Steven A. Chaparro is a storyteller and strategist who focuses on leadership, strategy and design. Currently, he leads strategy, storytelling, and business development as vice president at Visioneering Studios, Inc., an innovative, story-driven national firm specializing in urban design, architecture, interior design, and construction. He has experience in architecture, real estate development, financial advisory, and pastoral ministry. Trained at the USC School of Architecture, he has held key leadership roles at Fountain of Truth Church, WLC Architects, K. Hovnanian Enterprises, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Merrill Edge, and Storm Western Development.