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President, Southern New Hampshire University
Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Under the 13 years of Paul’s direction, SNHU has more grown from 2800 students to nearly 100,000 and is one of the largest non-profit providers of online higher education in the country, and the first to have a full competency-based degree program untethered to the credit hour or classes approved by a regional accreditor and the US Department of Education.
Creator and Host, "Note to Self" Podcast, WNYC Studios
Manoush is co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal and global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, and inspire through narrative.
Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Manoush's passion and expertise. In 2017, she wrote a book, Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self (St. Martin’s Press) and gave a TED Talk about surviving information overload and the “Attention Economy.”
Before founding StableG, Manoush created, hosted, and was managing editor of “Note to Self” at WNYC Studios, which the Academy of Podcasters named Best Tech Podcast of 2017. She's won numerous awards, include The Gracie in 2014 and 2018 for Best Radio Host. Her team won a Webby in 2018 for The Privacy Paradox, an interactive digital project about personal data.
Manoush is currently working on projects that include a podcast about women and tech, the blockchain, and anxiety.
Julia M. Esparza
President Elect, Medical Library Association
Julia M. Esparza, MLS, AHIP is Head, User Education and Outreach Services and Professor of the Department of Medical Library Science/Health Science Library at LSU Health in Shreveport, LA. She is the Stafford and Marianne Comegys Endowed Professor in Medical Library Science. Her research and writings include topics such as health literacy in hospitals, providing clinical information at the point of care, answering questions for students and knowledge and attitudes towards Human Papillomavirus vaccination in males. She helps plan innovative educational opportunities for students. Ms. Esparza has won numerous research awards from the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and South Central Academic Medical Libraries Consortium and the Research Section of the MLA with her fellow researchers. She has served as Chair for the Cancer, Hospital Libraries, and Public Health/Health Administration Sections of the MLA. From 2012-2015 she served on the Board of Directors for MLA and is currently the President-Elect. In 2014 she was awarded the Estelle Brodman Award for the Academic Medical Librarian of the Year and in 2017 the Lucretia W. McClure Excellence in Education Award from the Medical Library Association. Ms. Esparza has been a Distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals since 2008.