Speaker Date Topic
Cindy Salter, Salter Bros. Coffee Roasters Dec 03, 2020
Navigating the Times...One Cup of Coffee at a Time
Navigating the Times...One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Specialty Coffee Roaster - Author - Attorney

Cindy started her career as an attorney, later becoming a mother and event planner for arts and education. Her love of coffee began in childhood, with memories of her dad savoring coffee in Greek diners. He described it as, “The best coffee in the world!”

After getting married in 1994, Texas couple John and Cindy Salter started each day together over a cup of coffee. The husband & wife team founded Salter Bros. Coffee Roasters in 2018 to share their passion with others. "We opened our downtown Arlington coffeehouse at 400 E. Division Street, Suite 105, (formerly the Luke Honda building) on February 26, 2020, shortly before the pandemic would forever change our city, our nation, and our lives."


Dr. John Wayman, UTA Assistant Professor Dec 10, 2020
Holidy Music Medley
Holidy Music Medley

Assistant Professor
Area: Choral Music Education

Phone: 817-272-9269
Email: john.wayman@uta.edu
Office Location: FA 367A
Degree(s): Information coming soon
Mentis Profile: https://www.uta.edu/profiles/john%20-wayman



Dr. John Wayman is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he conducts the University Singers and guides our future choral music educators. Prior to his arrival to UTA, Wayman served as Music Education Coordinator and Director of the Concert Choir at Young Harris College in Georgia. Dr. Wayman has a BAMEd from Wayland Baptist University, a MMEd and Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. As a choral director, Dr. Wayman brings a wealth of information having worked with all levels (elementary-college in Texas and Georgia) in a variety of settings. He is in great demand as an adjudicator and clinician, regularly working with school music programs and directing honor choirs throughout the nation.

Dr. Wayman’s areas of specialty consist of the male changing voice, music as an educational tool for the traditional classroom and the development of the preservice teacher. His research has been presented regularly at professional conferences in state (Texas Music Educators Association, Tennessee MEA and Georgia MEA), nationally (National Association for Music Educators, Society of Research for Music Education, Society of Music Teacher Educators) and international venues (International Society of Music Education [Greece and Brazil] , Research in Music Education [England], PASME [Uganda], and most recently working with the choirs and future music educators at the University of Internationalities in Chengdu, China). His work can found in the Journal of Research in Music Education, Teaching Music, Georgia Music News and Symposium on Music teacher Education: Enacting Shared Visions.

Senator Beverly Powell: District 10 Dec 17, 2020

Education: Texas Wesleyan University, B.S., M.B.A.

Legislative Experience: Senate Member: 2019 - present

Hometown: Burleson

Party: Democrat


Senator Beverly Powell, a lifelong resident of North Texas and a determined advocate for public education, represents the people of Texas Senate District 10. The area covers much of Tarrant County, including parts of Fort Worth and the surrounding area.

The daughter of a Texas history teacher and a graduate of Burleson public schools, Senator Powell's personal experiences in public education have informed her policy direction in the Texas Senate. She graduated cum laude from Texas Wesleyan University as a non-traditional student and single mother. She went on to spend a decade on the Burleson Independent School District Board of Trustees, serving as President for two years, and earned a place on Texas Wesleyan's Board of Trustees, where she continues to serve today as immediate past chairman.

In the Texas Senate, Senator Powell serves on the Education and Higher Education Committees where she is a respected leader on education issues. During her first session, Senator Powell spent her time advocating for school finance reform, increased teacher pay, enhanced school safety and mental health programs, and higher education and career training opportunities for all Texans. She co-sponsored an $11.6 billion dollar school finance bill, and created the Texas WORKS Program, designed to provide on-the-job training opportunities for students enrolled in Texas universities.

As a decades-long real estate professional and the daughter of a decorated World War II veteran, bolstering North Texas' vibrant economy and advocating for our military and veteran communities remain important to Senator Powell’s agenda. She has been instrumental in fighting for job creation and workforce training legislation. Senator Powell led efforts to preserve the Operation Welcome Home Program for returning service members and authored legislation to streamline the Military Value Revolving Loan Fund for military communities.

Her thoughtful and effective leadership has earned her recognition from her colleagues and respected organizations including the Texas Urban Council of Superintendents, the Texas Justices of the Peace and Constables Association, Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and the Meadows Foundation.

Senator Powell and her husband Charlie are active in their church and are parents to three sons and have seven grandchildren.

Kirk King, FACHE Jan 07, 2021
FACHE (Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives®)
April 2019 – Present, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer Hospital Channel, Texas Health Resources (THR) - Responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial direction and oversight of fourteen wholly-owned acute care hospitals and three joint ventured hospitals with annual net operating revenue of $4 billion, 766,000 patient days, 166,000 discharges, 1,126,000 outpatient visits and 711,000 emergency room visits.
December 2014 – April 2019, Executive Vice President, Operations Leader, Southwest Zone, Texas Health Resources (THR)
July 2007 – December 2014, President, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital (THAM)
December 2005 – June 2007, President, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hurst-Euless-Bedford Hospital (THHEB)
October 1999 – November 2005, President, Texas Health Presbyterian Kaufman Hospital
Texas Rangers Jan 14, 2021
Hon. Brent Carr, Fort Worth Jan 21, 2021
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System
Mental Health and the Criminal Justice System

Judge Carr has been the Presiding Judge of the Tarrant County Mental Health Court since 2003, the Presiding Judge of the Tarrant County Veterans Treatment Court, since 2010, the Presiding Judge of the Tarrant County RISE Program (sex trafficked women) since 2011, and the Supervising Judge of the Tarrant County Enhanced Mental Health Services Docket since 2015.

He has served as consultant for numerous specialty courts around the state; was the inaugural chair of Tarrant County Veterans Coalition; serves on local nonprofit mental health and substance abuse agencies (past chair); current service on the HUD required board of the local homeless coalition; current service on the Governor’s Specialty Court Advisory Council; and current service as Chair, Office of Court Administration Advisory Council on specialty courts; and frequent lecturer at local, state and national trainings on mental health related topics.

Retrieved Nov. 24, 2020 at http://texasjcmh.gov/about-us/commissioners/brent-carr/.