Doris I. Mangrum
Founder, Saidiana Productions, CEO, Saidiana Works, Inc., Chair, Dr. Emma J. Clark Foundation, author, speaker, trainer
Topic: The Village is in Need of Repair

Doris I. Mangrum is a nationally recognized authority on matters concerning the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated, veterans and their families, the pangs of long separation and the reunification process. She is a trainer, motivational speaker and has been a sought after expert on program and intervention design by correctional facilities, faith based and community organizations. Doris is a separation and reunification author whose subject matter is designed to ease the transition process. She is the owner of Saidiana (in Swahili, help each other) Productions, a company whose mission is to develop books, art and media productions calling attention to the plight of families affected by separation and incarceration. Her non-profit, Saidiana Works, Incorporated is dedicated to resource linking, training and helping families navigate through separation and reunification. “STAINS: Changing Lives After Incarceration" is her award-winning call to action documentary. The film premiered in 2011 at Tribeca Cinemas in New York. Doris has been a parenting/life skills professional for over 30 years. She was an adjunct instructor at Las Positas College in Livermore, California and for over 22 years worked in the award-winning Teaching and Loving Kids program (T.A.L.K.) at Santa Rita Correctional Facility, Dublin, California.