August 23, 2023
NIU Outreach Campus
1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563 

Building Equity in Longevity
Creating space for meaningful conversations around age, longevity, and inclusive communities.

Early Bird Registration through July 5th: $59
Early Bird Government/Non-Profit Registration through July 5th: $39
Registration Opens June 1st

Keynote Speaker: Raymond A. Jetson

Raymond A. Jetson is the catalytic force that has powered the evolution of the innovative social enterprise MetroMorphosis. After completing a two year fellowship on advanced leadership towards social impact at Harvard University, he’s set about the business of creating a different approach to community change. When asked to describe the work of MetroMorphosis, Jetson responds, “We create movements that matter enough to people that they become engaged in bringing change to their own communities.”

He has a rich history of public service and impacting people. From April 2006 through December 2009, Raymond served as CEO for the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps a nonprofit focused on supporting the recovery of families impacted by disasters. Prior to joining the Recovery Corps, Jetson was the deputy secretary for the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH). In this capacity, he provided leadership for the state’s largest agency. Raymond served as the state Representative for District 61 in the Louisiana House of Representatives for more than 15 years. And for 23 years he served as the pastor of the Star Hill Church. Jetson was a Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University in 2010 and 2011.

Raymond has continually emerged as a leading voice on community change strategies rooted in equity, social innovation, and authentic community engagement. Jetson has served as a source for USA TODAY, The New York Times, NBC Nightly News, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Chronicle of Philanthropy.



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