Anthony Copeman is a Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI), founder and Chief Visionary of Financial Lituation, a digital platform to help young people reinvent their finances and reimagine their freedom. He’s committed to helping young people think differently about the way money can be used as a tool so they can live the lives they were created to live. Anthony believes that wealth is a manifested in the mind before presented in the form of money, and has built his brand on that principle. Inspired to present personal finance from a relevant, fun and unique perspective, Anthony created an animation series called, $hares to help young people learn about money and empower them to make well informed financial decisions. $hares has been featured in Black Enterprise as one of the 7 Black Millennial Experts To Follow On Instagram in 2019. Anthony’s distinct financial perspective has appeared on The Grio, Black Enterprise, Experian, Credit Karma, Fox Business, Newsweek, Go Banking Rates, Chime Bank, and several other outlets. Anthony is a Harlem, New York native and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Temple University.
Chase L. Cantrell
Chase L. Cantrell is the Executive Director of Building Community Value (BCV). In this role, he leads a diverse team of experts in implementing BCV’s training, technical assistance, and consulting programs. Chase is a critical voice in Detroit’s policy making and revitalization efforts, playing a crucial role as an advocate for residents who work hard to restore and improve the physical infrastructure of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Observing a gap in Detroit’s real estate ecosystem, Chase founded BCV as a bridge between the resources accessible to traditional real estate actors and Detroit residents and nonprofits who wish to make a positive impact within their communities. He is active in all aspects of the organization’s service offerings and has provided direct consulting support to local community development organizations. He has positioned the organization to be laser-focused on providing meaningful technical assistance to small-scale developers. Prior to founding BCV, Chase served as a Detroit-based transactional attorney at Dykema Gossett and Kotz Sangster. He built his career helping companies of all sizes (from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies) in matters related to real estate and corporate law. He is still a licensed member of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the ACLU Lawyers Committee for Wayne County, Michigan. Chase has a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan College of LS&A.
Damon is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Family (CCTS-F). He is the founder and President of the Minority Mental Health Project and works at Jefferson County Public Schools as a Mental Health Practioner. He specializes in working with high-risk populations, children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. The mission of the MMHP is to educate and empower individuals, families, and communities towards positive change by providing a range of culturally sensitive behavioral, mental health prevention, and intervention services. He has dedicated a major portion of his life to the well-being of his community through volunteerism, application of therapeutic skills. He continually seeks to better the community through individual personal efforts. Damon possesses a Master’s of Science in Counseling (MFT) from Campbellsville University and received his BA in Psychology from Spalding University. Damon also received his Clinical Certification as a Trauma Specialist-Family from Arizona Trauma Institute. He attributes his motivation and drive to his spiritual beliefs, life experiences, and education.