Matt Hagler is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at University of Massachusetts, Boston USA (UMass). He graduated from Sewanee, the University of the South, Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with undergraduate degrees in psychology and English literature. Prior to graduate school, he spent a year living in Muğla, Turkey on a Fulbright student fellowship and served as a project manager for the Life Paths Appalachian Research Center. Matt’s current research is supported by a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and focuses on the potential for mentoring relationships to both widen and bridge socioeconomic disparities. His clinical interests include working with adolescents and young adults on issues of identity, relationships, and adjustment, as well as early detection and intervention for risk of serious mental illness.
Melissa Kwee is the CEO, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre
Melissa's career has involved her bridging the public, private and community sectors as anthropologist, researcher, programme designer, social innovator and as a catalyst in the private sector. She has founded, run and served on the boards several non-profit organisations and ground-up initiatives relating to youth, women, the arts, the prisons, community development, healthcare and education. She is also Chairman of MHPL, a Pontiac Land company.
Summit Programme Outline
Registration & light breakfast
Opening speech by Chairman and G.O.H
Launch of the Asian Centre of Evidence Based Mentoring