SaulPaul is a GRAMMY Nominated Musician with a Message. He has also presented 3 TEDx Talks, performed at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and been featured on America’s Got Talent. His life story of transitioning from tragedy to triumph has been told on screen via the documentary Tower to Tower as well as via his memoir Be The Change. Recognizing an inherent responsibility to give back, SaulPaul founded the SaulPaul Foundation. The SaulPaul Foundation is a launchpad for young people and a platform for community members to serve as community leaders through acts of kindness, volunteerism and philanthropy. Most recently, SaulPaul founded Change Water, a socially conscious bottled water company that donates to the local community with each case of water sold. Whether via art, entrepreneurship or community service, SaulPaul is committed to #BeTheChange.
Ana Gordon, AM, LCSW, OSW-C is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Oncology Social Worker. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago, and continues to live and work in Chicago at the University of IL Hospital as Supervisor of Psychosocial Oncology Programs. In her clinical work Ana provides biopsychosocial assessment and navigation support to both survivors and their caregivers, and mental health interventions to improve the ability to cope with cancer. Ana specializes in working with AYA survivors struggling with delayed identity development and Oncofertility concerns, and is also a trained Meaning Centered Psychotherapist for survivors with advanced stage cancers. As her center’s Bone Marrow Transplant Social Worker, she is actively involved in researching the impact of social determinants of health on overall survival rates in low-income survivors of color.