The Action Research Collaborative invites you to its third annual symposium.

June 13, 2024

2:00 – 5:00 PM | 570 Lexington Avenue, 12th Floor

Join the Action Research Collaborative’s third annual symposium and learn about pressing issues where action research partnerships and cross-sector collaborations can offer solutions.

Featuring panel discussions that include Cornell researchers, policymakers, and community members, this year’s symposium will highlight strategies to support wellness and community development.

Join us for three panel discussions, followed by a reception and networking. 

RSVP via Eventbrite.


Welcome & Introduction

ARC Co-directors, Neil Lewis, Jr., PhD and Tashara M. Leak, PhD.

Panel 1: Promoting Physical and Mental Health

  • Ruth Browne, President & CEO, Ronald McDonald House

  • Adam Hoffman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Cornell University

  • Erika Usui, Director of Program Evaluation, Ali Forney Center

Panel 2: Advancing Community Nutrition & Agriculture

  • Qiana Mickie, Executive Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Urban Agriculture

  • Angela Odoms Young, Assistant Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

  • Gregory Silverman, CEO & Executive Director, West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Panel 3: Supporting Positive Youth Development

  • Sharon Joseph, CEO, Boys & Girls Club Harlem

  • Patricia Persell, Early Childhood Policy Director, NYS Council Children

  • Misha Inniss-Thompson, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Cornell University

Closing Remarks
Reception: Serving light refreshments

Check back later for more information on panelists. 


570 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022