Dr. Carole Isom-Barnes has just completed her first year as board chair of Antioch University’s board of governors.
She shares reflections in addition to her Graduate School of Leadership and Change 2023 Commencement Speech here.
Dr. Nicole Roades has been named President of Southern State Community College.
Dr. Kate O’Neill is the Dean of the College of Business at the American University of Iraq-Baghdad.
President of Growing Giving, Dr. Andrea Hernandez Rodriguez, has been on the ground providing care, supplies, and resources to wildfire survivors and others impacted on the Island of Maui. In addition to facilitating trauma-informed counseling through her organization, she has joined the Maui Medic Healers Hui to create Kānaka Maoli-led spaces for healing. She has supported the development of the Maui Organizer Mālama Fund, resourcing local Maui community organizers and centering native Hawai’ian leadership. Dr. Hernandez Rodriguez specializes in trauma-informed, conflict transformation centering race, intergenerational giving that shares power with young people, and holding compassionate change for leaders in times of transition and crisis.
Learn more about her impactful work here: https://www.growinggiving.com/mauigiving.
Dr. Leah Hanes has co-authored the new book titled Shaping the Future of Education: The ExoDexa Manifesto (Greenleaf Book Group Press, 2023).
Dallas Weekly recently featured Dr. Froswa Drew in their “She Reps” series. Additionally, she hosted “Black Women in Philanthropy: A Closer Look Inside the World of Nonprofit”, a moderated discussion that focused on navigating the nonprofit world, specifically as a Black woman. Dr. Froswa Booker-Drew is the president and CEO of Soulstice Consultancy and founder of the Reconciliation and Restoration Foundation.
Dr. Thomas Crawford has been named one of the “75 Hospital and Health System Chief Operating Officers to Know in 2023” by Becker’s Hospital Review. Dr. Crawford is the System Chief Operating Officer and Associate Professor for the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Renee Charney has accepted the position as Affiliate Professor in the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Program housed within the School of Business of Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati Ohio. Dr. Charney is Founder and CEO of Charney Consulting and has over 25 years of corporate experience in coaching, learning, leadership, and organizational development and effectiveness.
Founder/CEO of The SEMANCO Team, Mario Burton, has been selected as a 2023 Minorities Fellowship Programme representative by the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner. The comprehensive program offers training for human rights and minority rights defenders belonging to national or ethnic, religious, and linguistic minorities. Mario is an experienced human resource director with a passion for creating and enhancing people-centered organizations.
Co-Founder/Executive Director of Soul 2 Soul Sisters, Dr. Tawana Davis recently hosted the organization’s annual Sistah Soul Search weekend retreat in partnership with colleagues to provide free breast cancer screenings for young women and the LGBTQIA+ community. Soul 2 Soul Sisters is a grassroots, loved-based, racial justice nonprofit organization focused on Black healing, health and joy, Black civic engagement and policy, ending anti-Black racism and white supremacy culture, and reparations. Soul 2 Soul Sisters’ work is based in a reproductive justice framework all towards actualizing Black healing and Black liberation. Learn more about Dr. Davis and her work here, – https://soul2soulsisters.org/
Dr. Atim Eneida George has been awarded one of four 2023 Archie Green Fellowships from The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress. The Fellowships support original field research on the culture and traditions of contemporary American workers and occupational groups. Dr. Atim’s project entitled, “Playing the Angel’s Game: Perspectives of Black Foreign Service Women” will conduct in-depth interviews with Black Foreign Service workers to explore traditions, labor lore, and the cultural artifacts that inform work experiences that make being employed by the U.S. State Department such a unique experience and culture. Additionally, Atim received a Fulbright Specialist Program award from The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in recognition of her work with Lead City University in Nigeria, which aims to exchange knowledge and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the U.S. and overseas through a variety of educational and training activities within American (U.S.) Studies.
Dr. Shandell Maxwell recently published the new journal entitled Keep Going: A JEDI Journal for Activists (Self-published, 2023). The resource aims to inspire activists to reflect and document lived experiences and social observations for meaning, motivation, affirmation, and reconciliation. She was also featured in CanvasRebel Magazine, which utilizes storytelling to highlight small business owners, artists, and creatives. Dr. Maxwell is the Chief Executive Officer of Byrd & Maxwell Coaching Institute, where she coaches Veterinary professionals on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and management practices. She also serves as the Assistant Director on the Learning for Equity team at Rising Communities, a nonprofit organization focused on supporting communities in South Los Angeles.
Dr. James Van Auken has accepted the position of Business and Organizational Leadership Coach at Consolidated Analysis Center, Incorporated (CACI). CACI delivers distinctive expertise and differentiated technology to United States government customers in support of critical national security missions and government modernization.
Dr. John Littlewolf has joined The Nature Conservancy as the new Tribal Nations and Indigenous Communities Partnership Director.
Dr. Kelly Meehan is the new Vice President of Children’s Services and Community Partnerships at People Incorporated, a human services agency supporting children, adults, and families throughout Southeastern Massachusetts.
Dr. Sara Safari is the new Associate Dean of Education at the Southern California Institute of Technology.
Dr. Stacey Guenther has been selected to co-edit a special issue of the Journal of Management, Spirituality, and Religion. The issue will focus on technologies that enable global consciousness. awarded an International Humanistic Management Fellowship from the Humanistic Management Association. She’s additionally been accepted to present at the N2 Conference – The Noosphere at 100: The Future of Human Collective Consciousness. Her presentation is entitled “From Me to We: Accessing Collective Consciousness in Groups”.
Dr. Guenther is a leadership coach and consultant, adjunct faculty for George Mason University’s Organization Development and Knowledge Management program, and a certified meditation teacher.
Learn more about her extensive work here.
Dr. Kathy Hoffman has been appointed to the position of Senior Policy Advisor in the Director’s Office of the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. In this new role, Dr. Hoffman will be responsible for providing policy, analytics, research, and legislative management advice and support to the director and executive leadership on policy issues that affect the agency. Her focus will initially be on ergonomics, workers’ compensation, and exploring what work looks like post-COVID-19 and beyond for ALL workers.
Dr. Etta Jackson has been accepted to the Fulbright Specialist Program. She will work directly with Kenya’s Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD), which provides geo-information and allied technologies for sustainable development. Dr. Jackson is the Board Chair, Founder, and CEO of the Institute for Conscious Global Change. Learn more about her extensive work here.
Dr. Kathy Eggert has co-authored the new article entitled, “Xylazine in the Drug Supply: Emerging Threats and Lessons Learned in Areas with High Levels of Adulteration” in the International Journal of Drug Policy. Additionally, she recently presented the findings of her dissertation in a poster session at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence entitled, “Lived Experiences of Addiction Counselors: A Protocol Exploring Stigma in a Time of Regulatory Change Within Opioid Treatment Programs”. She was also a featured expert on the panel, “Skilled Nursing Facilities and Outpatient Treatment Programs” hosted by Managing Opioid Use Disorder Treatment in Connecticut Nursing Homes.
President and CEO of Leadership and Change Consulting, Dr. Pam Viscione, was recognized as Humanitarian of the Year by Northern Kentucky University and was recently featured in the Cincinnati Business Courier for her leadership and experience.
Ileya Grosman has joined the Adjunct Faculty team at the University of Denver Leadership Studies Department, where she is teaching Inclusive Leadership and Leading Community Change. Ileya brings her expertise on critical student leadership development, mentorship, experiential learning, and civic leadership education to focus in this new role.
Integrative Sustainability Coach, Consultant, Speaker, and Trainer Dr. LauraLynn Jansen has been awarded the International Humanistic Management Fellowship from the Humanistic Management Association.
Alesia Grace Thompson is the new Co-Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Section of Workplace Ombuds. Alesia is the CEO, and Principal Owner of ClearVision Mediation Services, LLC. She also works as the Data Compliance Coordinator in the Economic Assistance and Employment Support Division (EAESD) of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. In late 2022, Alesia Grace was certified as an Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) Administrator. She is also certified as a Real Colors™ facilitator. In the spring of 2023, Alesia Grace qualified as a certified ombudsman volunteer for the State of Minnesota Office of Long-term Care. Learn more about Alesia and her work here.
Tanya Davis and her impactful work were recently featured in Denver’s Urban Spectrum within the article entitled, “Butterfly Rising: Helps Single Moms Achieve Work-Life Balance”. The article highlights Tanya as Founder and Chief Transformation Officer for the Butterfly Rising Institute (BRI) including the institute’s aim to coach and train women using change-management principles to learn actionable steps toward making big impacts in their lives. Tanya is an experienced life coach and Business Learning and Development manager who founded BRI in 2020. She specializes in change-management that empowers women and marginalized businesses to attain opportunity and find a voice.
Lynn Horan has been invited to serve as a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Religion and Gender.
Learn more about her work here.
Billie Groom recently authored “The Connection Between the Canine-Guardian Bond, Cognition, and Behavior to Improve the Welfare of Domestic Dogs” through The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The piece highlights the need to provide caregivers/volunteers with advanced education and resources to address the emotional and cognitive needs of domestic canines to prevent surrender, euthanasia, and harmful actions, which can have negative repercussions on the caregiver. Billie is a Canine Cognitive Behavior Therapist and CEO of UPWARD Dogology. She is the creator of Canine Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT), a scientifically proven methodology that addresses behaviors associated with anxiety, aggression, and ones common among adolescent, adult, and adopted dogs. Learn more about her extensive work here.