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Speakers Program

The Joshua York Legacy Foundation is proud to partner with a group of motivational speakers to present key topic presentations related to our mission at corporate events, schools and more. If you have an upcoming event, feel free to reach out to see how we can help you book a speaker that will truly make an impact with your audience.

Susie Reynolds Reece

Susie Reynolds Reece

The Southern Fried Asian

Susie Reynolds Reece is the Founder and Executive Director of Suicide Prevention Allies. Reece is no stranger to the desperate need for suicide prevention having dealt with major depression stemming from multiple traumas suffered during her early childhood. Reece shares her story of childhood trauma and losses to inspire others to speak openly about our most difficult human issues. Reece is proud to be known as the Southern Fried Asian. She is a published author, national speaker and mental health advocate, as well as, a seasoned suicide prevention strategist and consultant.

Topics: Interpersonal Violence Prevention, Substance Use Prevention, Suicide Prevention

Rodney Lavoie Jr

Rodney Lavoie Jr

CBS “Survivor” Reality TV Personality

Rodney has presented hope and awareness to over 100,000+ students from across the United States. He has a rare gift of reaching audiences of diverse ages, backgrounds, and industries. Rodney’s topics are can be customized to your event theme and audience needs. Rodney speaks at schools (to students, administration, faculty, and parents), medical and behavioral health groups, law enforcement and community events/groups and more.

Topics: Mental Health Awareness, Mental Health First Aid, Motivational Speaking

Joshua Spears

Joshua Spears

Motivational Speaker & Author

Joshua Spears is a motivational speaker and author.  He has held many management positions over his career managing teams of up to 500 employees, but made the transition to full time speaking because of his drive and passion to help people find their value, the value of others and their future.  He has been sharing his story from the stage since 2002.  As of June 1st he has spoken to over 10,000 people in 2019 alone.

Topics: Mental Health Awareness, Motivational Speaking