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Keynote Presenters

Dr. Kara Bopp is Professor of Psychology at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. She received a BA from Hamilton College (Clinton, NY), a Master’s from New York University’s Cognition-Perception program, and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at Syracuse University. She teaches courses in Cognitive Science and Adult Development and Aging.  Her research examines age-related differences in working memory, and applied research examines effectiveness of successful aging programs.  At Wofford she created an intergenerational mentorship program.  

Adam Stone is Professor of Practice in the Department of Marketing, Wilber O. and Ann Powers College of Business, Clemson University. He has extensive experience with such brands as Victoria's Secret, Express, and Palmetto Moon in C-suite positions. 

Melissa A. Heinlein Storti, PhD, CAVS serves as a Communications Specialist for the Stakeholder Engagement Team under the Office of Healthcare Transformation in Veterans Health Administration. She has over 25 years of experience in volunteer engagement and is well respected as a subject matter expert nationally, continuing  to serve as a member of the VA Central Office Field Review Team, National Advisory Committee for Partnerships, and faculty member for the VA Center for Development & Civic Engagement Academy. She is an adjunct professor at Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and teaches courses in research methods and volunteer administration. Her research interests include burnout of volunteer engagement leaders, episodic volunteerism, and resiliency. 

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