2022 Summit Sessions & Speakers


8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. | Light Breakfast Buffet; Summit Resource Hub

  • Arrive, check in, explore the Summit Resource Hub, select from light breakfast options, and settle into the Nauset Ballroom. The Summit program will kick off right at 8:30 a.m.!
8:30 a.m.-8:40 a.m. | Welcome and Summit Overview

CCYP's CEO and 2022 Summit Co-Chairs will kick off the 2022 Summit!

8:40 a.m.-8:55 a.m. | Presenting Sponsor Remarks - Leadership, Collaboration, and Innovation

The 2022 Shape Your Cape Summit is generously presented by The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Lisa Oliver, Chair of the Board, President, and CEO of The Coop, will give an engaging presentation to spark the day’s leadership, collaboration, and innovation-focused sessions.

8:55 a.m.-9:30 a.m. | Key Challenges and Innovative Approaches for a Resilient Cape Cod

A "fireside chat" with Massachusetts State Legislators moderated by Wendy Northcross, Executive Director, JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation, Inc. and retired CEO, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce – and winner of CCYP’s inaugural 2021 Lifetime Community Leadership Award. CCYP is honored to welcome Senator Julian Cyr and Representative Sarah Peake to the 2022 Shape Your Cape Summit for this engaging conversation that will frame the following speed presentations.

9:30 a.m.-10:50 a.m. | Speed Presentations Spotlighting Innovative Solutions for a Resilient Cape Cod

A group of Cape Cod leaders in housing, early childhood education, and economic resilience will share innovative ideas and collaborative opportunities to address critical challenges facing the Cape’s young workforce in a high-energy speed presentation format.


  • Ryan Castle | Cape Cod & Islands Association of REALTORS
  • Terri Barron | Community Development Partnership
  • Rob Brennan | The CapeBuilt Companies
  • Stefanie Coxe | Nexus Werx LLC and Regional Housing Network of MA
  • Alisa Magnotta | Housing Assistance Corporation

Early Childhood Education

  • Cindy Horgan | Cape Cod Children's Place
  • Lori Meads | Seamen’s Bank
  • Sassy Richardson | Orleans School Committee
  • Janae Mendes | Common Start

Economic Resilience

  • Sarah Colvin | Cape Cod Commission
  • Amanda Converse | Love Live Local
  • Tara Vargas Wallace | Amplify POC
  • Kristen Vose Clothier | CCYP
10:50 a.m.-11:00 a.m. | Transition to Breakout Rooms
11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. | Morning Breakout Sessions

Participants will choose one of the following Summit Breakout Sessions:

Breakout Session 1: Lessons in Professional and Community Leadership from the Building, Hospitality, and Service Sectors

  • Chris Flanagan | Home Builders and Remodelers Association
  • Mike Pillarella | American Culinary Federation of Cape Cod
  • David Troutman | Scargo Cafe
  • Crystal Pieschel | Mid-Cape Home Centers
  • Matt Cole | Cape Associates

Breakout Session 2: Innovative Leadership in the Arts: Engaging and Enriching the Cape Community

  • Julie Wake | Arts Foundation of Cape Cod
  • David Kuehn | Cotuit Center for the Arts
  • Matt Scinto | Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra
  • Anastaci Pacella | Cordial Eye Artist Gallery

Breakout Session 3: The Blue Economy: Innovative Partnerships for a Resilient Cape Cod

  • Sarah Colvin | Cape Cod Commission
  • Leslie-Ann McGee | WHOI and Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation
  • Randall Lyons | Massachusetts Marine Trades Association
  • Casey Chatelain | Barnstable Clean Water Coalition
  • Stephanie Sykes | Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance
11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | Transition to Nauset Ballroom
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. | Summit Luncheon
12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. | Keynote Speaker

CCYP is honored to welcome Cape Symphony conductor Jung-Ho Pak as our Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Shape Your Cape Summit. This year’s Summit theme is “Cape Leadership, Collaboration, and Innovation.” Pak is an exemplary example of a leader who has embraced collaboration and innovation to make a significant and lasting impact on our region. At the Summit, Pak will share his techniques that have helped the Cape Symphony to be one of the most successful orchestras through radical inclusion, leadership through purpose, and the power of joy. The 2022 Summit Keynote is generously sponsored by Eastern Bank.

1:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m. | Transition to Breakout Rooms
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. | Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Participants will choose one of the following Summit Breakout Sessions:

Breakout Session 1: Standing in Your Power 2.0: How to Stand in Your Power While Having Difficult Conversations and Navigating Complex Issues

  • Tara Vargas Wallace | Amplify POC
  • Miranda Alves | Cape Cod Voices
  • Marie Younger Blackburn | Driven Women
  • Martha R.A. Fields | OKI ME LLC
  • Asher Hamilton | Cape Cod Community College

Breakout Session 2: Mindfulness as a Strategy for Professional and Personal Wellbeing

  • Dr. Kumara Sidhartha | Cape Cod Healthcare
  • Emily Smalley | Calmer Choice
  • Sarah Manion | Calmer Choice

Breakout Session 3: Leading and Lifting Others Up – Tips and Techniques for Meaningful and Impactful Mentoring in the Workplace and Cape Community

  • Sarah Scala | Sarah Scala Consulting
  • Christin Marshall | EforAll
  • Susan Chandler | SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands
  • Bridget Burger | Cape Cod Regional STEM Network
2:30 p.m.-2:40 p.m. | Transition to Nauset Ballroom
2:40 p.m.-3:30 p.m. | Shaping the Cape's Future: Sparking the Next Generation of Cape Leaders and Innovators
  • John Cox | Cape Cod Community College
  • Bob Sanborn | Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
  • Silene Gordon | MassHire Cape and Islands Workforce Board
  • Kareem Sanjaghi | Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation
3:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. | Summit Wrap-up: Innovative Approaches for a Resilient Cape Cod
  • Key takeaways & opportunities for collaboration.
3:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. | Celebrate Cape Community!
  • Summit Giveaways! (Must be present to win ...)
  • Cash Bar & Appetizers in the Summit Resource Hub!
  • Connect & Network with Summit Participants!

Please Note: The program above is subject to change.


Thank you to our 2022 Summit Presenting Sponsor!
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