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The Power of Potential

Recorded: October 16th, 2019
Length: 16:25
@ Coordinate NWA 2019
Todd Kitchen, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Services at Northwest Arkansas Community College brings us a Hark Talk on the Power of Potential. A servant leader who defines leadership as connecting people and organizations to resources and information to maximize their potential for success. In addition to leading a highly diverse staff in support of students, he also speaks on the areas of leadership and leadership development.

Todd is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and holds degrees in management, sociology, leadership and policy analysis. His research interests include leadership, leadership development, and non-cognitive factors influencing educational success.
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Fundraising is Never the Problem

Mike Rusch
Recorded: October 16th, 2019
Length: 18:01
@ Coordinate NWA 2019
Mike Rusch is the CEO at Pure Charity, an organization dedicated to building world class technology and fundraising solutions for Nonprofit Organizations working to solve some of the world's greatest problems.

Prior to Pure Charity, Nick worked for Nickelodeon, The Walt Disney Company, Hershey Foods, served in the United States Marine Corps, and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas College of Engineering.
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Hark's Path Forward

Josh Hall, LCSW
Recorded: October 16th, 3019
Length: 49:43
@ Coordinate NWA 2019
Josh leads the Hark program as it connects individuals and families to resources and support offered by local health and human services providers. His role is to guide, train, and support the team in making the most direct community connections.

In this video, Josh gives an account for where Hark has been and where it's going in 2020.
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Endeavor Foundation Today

Jeff Webster
Recorded: October 16th, 2019
Length: 19:15
@ Coordinate NWA 2019
Taking the Hark Talk stage for the first time as CEO of Endeavor Foundation, Jeff Webster delivers a motivating message on the state of Northwest Arkansas as it continues to be one of the most desirable places to live in the country. Which begs the question, why are NWA residents still not thriving?

Webster provides insight into Endeavor Foundations evolution over the years, more detailed context on the relationship with Hark serving as an operating arm, and also Endeavors initiatives as they drive into 2020.
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HARK & Coordinate NWA | Year One Update

Dr. Nick T. Ogle, Ben Cashion
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 51:48
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
A synopsis of year one at HARK. Watch to see coordination in action across health and human services as well as learn what HARK is all about...
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A Life of Success and Significance

Marcus LaMonte Carruthers
Recorded: September 6th, 2018
Length: 12:04
@ the All Faiths Summit 2018
Marcus is the Founding Pastor of the Dwelling Place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, where as a community they serve meals to over 300 kids daily. He's held positions at Fortune 500 companies, such as Tyson Foods, Walmart, and Miller Brewing; provided technology consulting around the globe; and engaged in professional ministry and speaking in NWA and abroad. Most recently, he launched a unique partnership with Perry Publishing and Broadcasting to bring the first commercial Urban Radio Station to Northwest Arkansas. He is one of the most passionate, missional, and globally-minded individuals in Northwest Arkansas.
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Unifying the Divided

Billy Stevenson
Recorded: September 6th, 2018
Length: 15:53
@ the All Faiths Summit 2018
"Wee" Billy Stevenson III is the Director of International Admissions and Student Services and an Assistant Professor of International Studies at John Brown University. Each year, he designs and facilitates educational and experiential study abroad trips to his hometown of Belfast, Ireland. Billy was exposed to the worst aspects of division - Catholics and Protestants murdering one another in his backyard. Decades later, he returns to his country multiple times a year to not only help Americans understand the lasting impact of religious division but to work with Parliament and religious leaders to continue the unification process.
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The Perils of the Little Engine That Could

Sara Bishop
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 13:45
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
People that hear my story often look at me in awe; praising my ability to overcome and rise above. But to be honest, the cards were always stacked in my favor, preventing me from failing in any significant way." Widowed at age 31 with 4 children to take care of, Sara was forced to embrace the power of the human spirit...
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Leading With a Limp

Ron Sweeney
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 16:32
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Every day, Ron Sweeney wakes up to a limp. It’s not a physical limp, rather a mental one. Although he is successful in most aspects of his life...he fights a mental battle to believe he has achieved anything...
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You Don't Know Me

Dawn Spragg
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 14:49
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Dawn writes and speaks extensively about adolescents and is never afraid to "push" the envelope...

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SPEAK UP! About Drugs

Gina Allgaier
Recorded: April 18th, 2018
Length: 14:20
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Gina speaks from a recent place of meaning found through a deep loss, Gina is on a mission
to move communities to a point where a parent will never again have to say goodbye to their child due to accidental overdose...
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Poverty & Homelessness in NWA

Sister Lisa Atkins
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 13:10
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Dedicated to a life of servanthood and sisterhood, Sister Lisa spends her days advocating for those less fortunate...
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Keynote | Everyone Leads

Paul Schmitz
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 1:08:07
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Why are we all looking around for the leader? You are the leader, along with everyone else. Paul delivers a powerful keynote calling for our community to unite and create social change at both a macro and micro level.
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Transforming Arkansas’ Criminal Justice System

Paul Chapman
Recorded: April 18, 2018
Length: 15:11
@ Coordinate NWA 2018
Everybody has a transformation story. Whether it be discovering meaning after failure, adventure after monotony, or grace after rejection, everybody has transformational moments in their life. Oftentimes at the core of an individual’s transformation is a community of people rallied together to encourage and provide resources...
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Back to the Heart of Medicine

Dr. Jon Furlow
Recorded: July 20th, 2017
Length: 13:39
@ the Provider Series
In order to Get Back to the Heart of Medicine, Dr. Jon Furlow had to first take a risk...
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Adding Faith to the Fuel in the Fight for Social Justice

Melissa Rhodes Carter
Recorded: September 6th, 2018
Length: 15:31
@ the All Faiths Summit 2018
Melissa is a former Foreign Service Officer for the United States Department of State. Throughout her career, she has directed US policy on trafficking persons, gender-based violence, refugees, and human rights. Her assignments have led her to serve those in Asia and the Near East as well as Costa Rica. Currently, she is supporting vulnerable populations through personal advocacy for the work of International Justice Mission (IJM), the largest anti-slavery organization in the world. Passionate and articulate, Melissa has been known to deliver a message that is both convicting and empowering when it comes to the fight for social justice in the world today.
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The Power of Yes, and...

Madi Hutson
Recorded: July 20th, 2017
Length: 17:02
@ the Provider Series
Madi Hutson, Executive Director of the Teen Action and Support Center in NWA, delivers an impactful message on the power of "Yes, and..." in work and in life.
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In My Corner

Recorded: March 2018
Length: 4:27
@ the Health and Human Services Summit 2018
Ms. Diane shares on what it's like to have a HARK Community Liaison in her corner.
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The Fatal Flaw of Equality

Josh Hall, LCSW
Recorded: September 6th, 2018
Length: 11:34
@ the All Faiths Summit 2018
Josh is currently the Director of Community Liaisons at HARK at the Center for Collaborative Care. He is a licensed social worker with a wide-range of human services experience ranging from community mental health to mentor program management. Each day Josh dedicates both his professional and personal life to promoting the concept of equity. He is passionate about breaking down social, occupational, and educational barriers for people in his community. Before joning HARK, Josh served on Potter's House staff, where he developed a robust program to recruit and equip local volunteers.