Join us this September as we kick off another year of interfaith events. Mark your calendar for Thursday evenings, September 20 (Part 1) and November 15 (Part 2.) More info coming soon on part 2!
Panelist 1: Allen J. Banks
Chief of Police, Round Rock Police Department
Chief Allen Banks started with the City in March 2014 after a 21-year career with the Albuquerque (N.M.) Police Department capped with a term as interim Chief of Police. With his arrival in Round Rock, the Department has enjoyed a re-energized approach to community policing. Because of his initiatives here, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) awarded him the Civil Rights Justice by Action Award in 2016.
He is a 2015 graduate of Leadership Round Rock. Chief Banks also is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University. He is a member of International Chiefs of Police, National Organization for Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the Texas Police Chiefs Association. He and his wife, Tammy, have three children.
Panelist 2: Lorna Hermosura
Program Officer at Georgetown Health Foundation
Lorna Hermosura currently serves as a Program Officer at Georgetown Health Foundation as she completes her PhD in Education Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. Her doctoral research is on the school-to-prison pipeline. Lorna has more than a decade of experience directing programs that support low-income students to be the first in their family to attend and graduate from college. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in college counseling.
Panelist 3: Dr. David Zuniga
Clinical Psychologist and Zen Buddhist Priest
Rev. Dr. David Zuniga earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology and has a practice focused on spiritually integrative counseling. He also earned a masters degree in comparative religion from Harvard, was ordained in South Korea as a Zen Buddhist priest, and worked for over a decade as a Zen/interfaith chaplain in pediatric and adult end-of-life healthcare. Dr. Zuniga also has a masters in English literature; to learn more about his work: www.drdavidzuniga.com