that is strongly committed to community development and sustaining
advocacy around health promotion and the role that the family unit
plays in the evolution of our society. Robert has worked on a diverse
portfolio of programs that affect the Latino community from intimate
partner violence (IPV), Fatherhood to environmental/systems change
initiatives. He's presented and worked with organizations at the
local, state, and national level; currently he serves as the Assistant
Transit Director for the City of McAllen Transit Department. He and
his wife, Emily are raising their daughters Amber and Ady in McAllen,
He has a passion for writing, speaking and outdoor sports. He provides coaching and mentoring to young professionals and also leadership teams. His experience as a Dad has been influenced by his Dad and other individuals he encountered through his journey.
His first book was Melanoma: It started with a freckle and his latest book, released in October, 2019, is From Jim Crow to CEO. Stanley is the “as told to” behind the autobiography of Willie Artis, a Black industrialist born in Memphis during the Great Depression who rose to success in Stanley’s home of Flint, MI
@Dstan58 was a Stay-at-Home-Dad in the early 90s; as he says, "Before it got cool."
Michelle has a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in psychology from Cornell University. Her research focuses on employment discrimination, work/family policies, gender stereotypes, and male allyship for gender equity. Michelle is also the author of a children’s picture book, My Mom Has Two Jobs, which celebrates working parents.
Thom Walstrum is a father of two—a daughter and son—who welcome him into the joys, sorrows, beauty, and messiness of childhood on daily basis. He lives with them and his wife in Evanston, IL. Thom is an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and provides his quantitative and analytical expertise to the board.