This Year's Special Guests & Speakers!
Chief Carl Ritchie began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a police officer with the City of North Charleston Police Department. In 1989, Chief Ritchie accepted a position as a police officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department rising through the ranks to his current assignment as Police Chief.
His previous assignments included Major of the Operations Bureau, Uniform Patrol, Traffic, Narcotics,Criminal Investigation, Administrative Services and S.W.A.T.
Prior to entering civilian law enforcement he served in the United States Air Force as a Security Forces Member while on active duty and a Special Agent with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a reservist.
He has been responsible for the operational planning of many high profile events that have received national attention and include the opening ceremonies for the new Ravenel Bridge, the Blue Angels visit,The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Convention and the security of high profile visitors. The most recent event was the leading of the Unity March over the Ravenel Bridge that was attended by over 10,000 participants and in support Emanuel 9.
Chief Ritchie holds degrees in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force, Criminal Justice Administration from Strayer University and the Command College of South Carolina at Anderson University with a Master of Criminal Justice. He is a graduate and Riley Fellow of the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative. A graduate of the University of South Carolina Institute for Departmental Management and Leadership and the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations Academy.
Professional Memberships include the International Association of Chiefs of Police, South Carolina Police Chiefs Association and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Chief Ritchie successfully led the Mount Pleasant Police Department to its ninth national reaccreditation achieving the Gold Standard with Excellence and is committed to community policing.
Ms. Jennet Robinson Alterman
Vice Chair of the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Jennet Robinson Alterman is a native of Charleston and is currently involved in womens rights advocacy efforts across SC. She has worked in federal and state government as well as the private and nonprofit sectors.
She holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the College of Charleston and volunteers for a variety of community organizations. She also serves as the Board Chair of the SC Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, a statewide organization building a movement to protect and support the health, economic well being and rights of SC women, girls and their families. She chairs the City of Charleston Commission on Women.
Altaf Husain is a native of Cleveland, Ohio , and a double alumnus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland , Ohio , having earned his B.S. in biomedical engineering and his M.S. in Social Work. He serves as an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Husain's research interests include the mental health and integration of immigrant and refugee families, and especially Muslim adolescents, in the United States. He serves as the Vice President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research and formerly served as Vice President of ISNA. Dr. Husain also serves as an advisory board member of the Peaceful Families Project -dedicated to the prevention of domestic violence. His past service to the community includes serving as a two-term national president of the Muslim Students Association (MSA National) and an executive committee member of the Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA). He is a frequent speaker at conferences and events organized by ICNA, ICNA Relief and Helping Hand for Relief and Development. Dr. Husain and his family live in Northern Virginia.
Dr Altaf Husain Altaf Husain, MSW, PhD
Vice President, Yaqeen Institute
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Registration is open till the 24 of February 2019
Babysitting available for
children under 12 for $10
*** Only one dinner dish per adult ticket ***
Dinner Choice 1: Seared Sushi Grade Salmon with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus & Lemon, Herb Cream Sauce
Dinner Choice 2: Seared Halal Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Herb Cream Sauce
Dinner Choice 3: Red pepper & Pecorino Polenta with Garlic Portabella Mushroom, & Grilled Broccoli, Red, Yellow Pepper, Zucchini & Squash
* Each plate comes with: Seasonal Mixed Green Salad with Ranch or Vinaigrette dressing, warmed dinner rolls with butter
Ice Tea , Coffee and Hot Tea, Dessert (chocolate cake or cheese cake)
** Be sure to select your dinner below or dinner may not be provided to you
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