Juhanna Rogers, PhD. is the Director of Community Engagement and Empowerment at CenterState CEO. In her role, she creates economic inclusion strategies and leads initiatives that foster economic inclusion principles within the Central New York community. A native of Newark, New Jersey, Dr. Rogers earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Arts from Penn State University – Altoona, where she wrote, directed, and produced artistic performances that celebrated Black history and culture, earning recognition as the Central Pennsylvania NAACP Woman of the Year. She received a Master’s Degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University and returned in 2010 to earn her Ph.D.; in 2016, Dr. Rogers made institutional history with seven other colleagues at Indiana University by being the largest group of Black women to graduate simultaneously in the School of Education. Deemed “The Great8,” they were selected as honorees for the 2016 Ebony Magazine’s Power 100 list. Dr. Rogers continues her focus on education as a motivational speaker, commentator, artist, and projects; current projects include directing the leadership profile series “Behind the Woman” and the Auburn, NY theater project “A Gatherin’ Place.” Visit her website to learn more at https://juhannarogers.com/.