Our minds and bodies have been impacted by the pandemic and the current social movements. How can we keep ourselves healthy inside and out in the midst of dealing with teenage issues, a pandemic, and social unrest?
RAVEN BREWINGTON, MHA - WORKSHOP MODERATOR
Raven Brewington is a lifetime member of Girl Scouts. She was selected as a Global Leadership member to represent the United States for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and attended the 2019 Juliette Low Seminar at the Sangam World Center in India. Raven will serve as a National Council Delegate at the GSUSA convention in 2020 in Orlando, FL.
After seven years of scouting, Raven now has more than 12 years of volunteer service with Girl Scouts. She follows in her grandmother’s footsteps as a Troop Leader and is a proud Aunt of a Brownie Girl Scout. Raven has attended many summers at Camp Blue Bay and continues to promote health, wellness and overall passion to empower young women. This passion led the creation of the Annual Girl Scouts Fitness Party in 2018. She currently works in Healthcare Information Technology as an Epic Application Analyst at Weill Cornell Medicine. A graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and pursuing a dual Master of Health Administration and Public Health at Hofstra University.
SALLY HOOEY - WORKSHOP MODERATOR
Sally Hooey became passionate to improve the mental health education and awareness at her high school after her community experienced a handful of student suicides and threats of gun violence. Sally augmented Syosset High School’s mental health program by instituting several new programs for her Gold Award Project in 2019. Her initiatives, which will be sustained well beyond her graduation, make her school a more aware and safer environment that will save lives.
An alumni of Syosset High School, Sally was the president of several key clubs: the Unity Coalition, Peers Reaching Out and Bring Change to Mind (BC2M). In addition, she sat on the CEO Girl Squad Board for Girl Scouts of Nassau County, helping to develop it into the Girl Leadership Committee, and on the National BC2M Advisory Board. She is a lector at St. Edward’s and was a varsity athlete and captain on her school’s volleyball and lacrosse teams. In addition to improving the mental wellness and safety of her classmates, Sally is also pursuing her dream to become a hotel developer after attending Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration as a freshman this fall.
BEVERLY TORRES, LCSW - WORKSHOP MODERATOR
Beverly Torres is a Social Worker dedicated to supporting underserved communities on Long Island, NY through a range of roles - School Social Worker, Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist, Athletic Coach, and Child and Family Therapist. She is a first-generation Latina who received degrees from New York University and Columbia University. Beverly attributes her experience of breaking through the cycle of poverty to the support received from her community and family. In return, she is committed to supporting individuals in achieving success and happiness by empowering them to overcome personal and systemic obstacles.
In addition to her current roles, she started her private practice, BEmotionally Fit, in Freeport, her hometown. Beverly provides therapy and emotional fitness in fun, engaging, and supportive ways to fight the stigma of mental health treatment. Through her various roles, Beverly hopes to increase access and opportunities for Black and Latino people to work with someone from their community.