2019 Presenters

Zaynab Abdi

Author

Green Card Youth Voices

Leslie Aguilar

CEO, Author

Diversity & Inclusion Center

Natasha Aruliah

Counselor, Facilitator, and Consultant

Intercultural, Diversity, Equity & Social Justice

Deborah Ashton

Chief Psychologist

Diversity MBA

Dr. Michael Baran

Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead

inQUEST

Subha V. Barry

President

Working Mother Media

Cassy Beckman

Director of Member and Chapter Relations

APSE

Caroline Belden

Manager, Innovation & Learning

The Winters Group, Inc.

Michael Berndt

Interim President

Dakota County Technical College

Hillary Blecker

Founding Partner

The Blue Door Group

Minal Bopaiah

Founder and Principal Consultant

Brevity & Wit

Jolene Thibedeau Boyd

Chief Service Officer

Community Involvement Programs

Shamayne Braman

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

HealthPartners

Skyler Broughman

TBD

TMI Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Kathleen Buse

President and Founder

Advancing Women in the Workforce

Tiffany Capales

Director, Health Equity

CHRISTUS Health

Hannah Carney

Director of Marketing & Operations

Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Jacquelyn Carpenter

Business Development Director

Twin Cities R!SE

Kevin Carter

Principal Strategist; President

The Winters Group, Inc.; Inclusion Innovates

Miguel Castro

Global Lead for Culture and Identity

SAP

Yansi Chavez

Inclusive Diversity Consultant

Allstate Insurance Company

Hanadi Chehabeddine

Public Speaker and Trainer

Hanadi SBC

Marisol Chiclana-Ayala

Community Engagement Planner

Minnesota Department of Health

Sara Chute

Assistant Director of the Center for Health Equity and the Center for Health Data

Minnesota Department of Health

Grant Clarke-Crews

Diversity Business Partner–Program Manager

Facebook

Jorge Consuegra

Chief Diversity Officer

Environmental Defense Fund

Angela Cooper

Diversity & Inclusion Director

Mutual of Omaha

Emma Corrie

Former Director of Strategic Workforce Initiatives

Office of Governor Mark Dayton

Chris Crawford

Program Associate, Governance

Democracy Fund

Roger Crockett

Senior Partner

inQUEST Consulting, LLC

Monica Davy

Director, Office of Minority and Women Inclusion

National Credit Union Administration–NCUA

Amy DeVylder

Co-founder and Leader, Willis Towers Watson’s CHRO Thinking Ahead Group

Willis Towers Watson

Jackie Dionne

Director of American Indian Health, Tribal Liaison

Minnesota Department of Health

Kendra Dodd

Human Resources Director

MRA

Tchet Dereic Dorman

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Germantown Friends School, Director of College Counseling

Carol Evans

Chief Relationship Officer

Respectful Exits

Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Founder and Principal

Connecting Differences, LLC

Leslie Funk

Workplace Program Associate

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Stacey Gordon

CEO

Rework Work

Kathy J. Goss

Director, Head of Inclusion Recruiting

LinkedIn

Howard Green

Deputy Director, Professional Services

National Organization on Disability

Lorraine Griffin-Johnson

Director, Workforce and Patient Diversity

CentraCare Health System

Ashlie Grundy

Recruitment & Training Manager

City of Portland

Tonya Hampton

Principal Consultant

Cook Ross, Inc.

Steve Hanamura

President

Hanamura Consulting, Inc.

Matthew Hanzlik

Program Manager – Diversity & Inclusion

Nielsen

Christy Harris

Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Inclusive Diversity

Allstate Insurance Company

Minda Harts

Founder and CEO

The Memo, LLC

Kari Heistad

Founder and CEO

Culture Coach International (CCI); Diversity Dashboard

Trina Hoefling

Master Teacher and Adjunct Faculty

University of Denver and University of Southern California–Bovard College

Scott Hoesman

CEO and Founder

inQUEST

Athena Hollins

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Minnesota State Bar Association

David Hunt

President and CEO

Critical Measures

Eric Polite II

Manager, D&I Academy

Toyota Motor North America

Bernard C. Coleman III

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion

Uber Technologies, Inc.

Tiffany Jana

Founder and CEO

TMI Consulting, Inc.

Margaret Jaques-Leslie

Director of Operations

Persistence Plus

Ann Jenrette-Thomas

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Stinson Leonard Street

Patricia Jesperson

Co-Founder

Spectra Diversity

Travis Jones

Principal Strategist, Race, Religion & Culture

The Winters Group, Inc.

Kathy Kacher

President

Career/Life Alliance Services

Caroline Karanja

Technical Founder

26 Letters

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery

Chief Diversity Officer

MESH Diversity

Judith H. Katz

Executive Vice President and Client Brand Lead

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Anais Keenon

Disability Resources & Employment Specialist

City of Portland

Lila Kelly

Principal / President

Lila Kelly Associates, LLC and DiversityIntegration.com

Bonnie Keppers

President and Principal Consultant

Report Partners, LLC

Paul Kramer

Program Manager

Sundance Family Foundation

Dr. Niru Kumar

Founder, D&I Consultant

ASK Insights, New Delhi, India

Dr. Akshay Kumar

1. Associate Professor of Psychology; 2. Clinical Psychologist and Head of Dept; 3. Consultant

1. IIIT Delhi (A Government of India University); 2. Artemis Hospital; 3. Ask Insights

Jonamay Lambert

Founding Partner

Spectra Diversity LLC

Tomás Leal

D&I Consultant

Independent Consultant

Dr. Andrew Lee

Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

WellStar Health System

Simma Lieberman

The Inclusionist / Principal

Simma Lieberman Consulting

Shavon Lindley

CEO and Co-Founder

Mentoring Method

Kevin Lindsey

Commissioner

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Jennifer London

Content Director

Diversity Best Practices

Lisa Love

Coordinating Producer – SciGirls

Twin Cities PBS (TPT)

Nancy Lyons

President/CEO

Clockwork

Wendy Marson

Director of Institutional Research

Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College

Mercedes Martin

President/CEO

Mercedes Martin & Company

Amber Mayes

President

Amber Mayes Consulting

Pam McElvane

CEO and Publisher

Diversity MBA (DMBA, Inc.)

Hope McMath

Founder

Yellow House

Cara McNulty

North American Leader – Integrated Wellbeing

Willis Towers Watson

Ashley Diaz Mejias

Consultant

TMI Consulting, Inc.

Dr. Heather Metcalf

Director of Research and Analysis

Association for Women in Science

Frederick A. Miller

CEO and Lead Strategist

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Nene Molefi

President

Mandate Molefi Human Resources Consultants

Leigh Morrison

Manager, Innovation & Learning

The Winters Group, Inc.

Terryann Nash

Executive Director

NashInspired

Jean-Marie Navetta

Director of Learning & Inclusion

PFLAG National

Katherine Neebe

Senior Director – ESG, Trust & Transparency

Walmart

Felicia Nurmsen

Managing Director, Employer Services

National Organization on Disability

Julie O’Mara

President and Board Chair

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Trina Olson

Co-founder and Principal

Team Dynamics

Dr. Naomi Ono

President and Co-founder

Synapse Minnesota LLC

Chevara Orrin

Chief Creative Catalyst

Collective Concepts

Tiffany Orth

Make It. MSP. Manager

GREATER MSP

Cynthia Overton

Founder

Inclusion Clearinghouse

Aisha Ghori Ozaki

Manager, Inclusive Diversity

Allstate Insurance Company

Nereida (Neddy) Perez

Head of Campus & Diversity Recruiting

McCormick & Spice

Lisa Perez

Founder and CEO

Twin Cities Path to Prosperity Consortium

Dominic Perri

Principal Consultant

Essential Conversations Group

Kathy Pham

Fellow

Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Dr. Anne Phibbs

Founder and President

Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Sukari Pinnock

Owner and CEO

Shiftwork Consulting

Janet Pope

Millennial Innovation Council ERG Leader

Capgemini

Rosemarie Powell

Executive Director

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Marty Raines

Diversity Communications Specialist

National Credit Union Administration–NCUA

Donna Ramil

Associate Director

International Programs in the ILR School, Cornell University

Kimberly Rattley

Senior Consultant

Cook Ross, Inc.

Dr. Alan Richter

President

QED Consulting

Sammie Ardito Rivera

Director of Operations & Projects

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Shannon Murphy Robinson

Principal and Co-Founder

BrainSkills@Work, LLC

Howard Ross

Founding Partner

Cook Ross, Inc.

Beth Ross

ReEntry Case Manager

Goodwill Easter Seals

Natalie Runyon

Director & Head of Talent Platform

Legal Executive Institute

Riikka Salonen

Program Manager, Diversity Talent Acquisition

Oregon Health & Science University

Marnita Schroedl

CEO and Founder

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Duncan Smith

Principal

ADC Associates

Ann Kowal Smith

Founder and Executive Director

Books@Work

Cameron Smith

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

David Stone

Senior Partner

inQUEST Consulting, LLC

Lindsay Stortz

Senior Director, Talent & Rewards

Willis Towers Watson

Zaylore Stout

Attorney and Founder

Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC

Suri Surinder

Founder and CEO

CTR Factor, Inc.

Andrew Talpash

President and Founder

viGlobal

Tobi Tanzer

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer

HealthPartners

Matthew Taylor

Curriculum Developer and Facilitator

Independent Contractor

Tanya Cruz Teller

Consultant, Shepherdess

WholeSystems

Miloney Thakrar

Founder and Principal; Partner

Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.; Mercedes Martin & Company

Bruce Thao

Director of the Center for Health Equity and Office of Minority & Multicultural Health

Minnesota Department of Health

Peg Thomas

Executive Director

Sundance Family Foundation

Tawana Thomas-Johnson

Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion

American Cancer Society

Dr. Amy Tolbert

Co-Founder

Spectra Diversity

Dr. Harold Torrence

Chief Diversity Officer

Dakota County Technical College

Leslie Traub

Principle Consultant

Cook Ross, Inc.

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky

CEO

Disaster Avoidance Experts

Nadine Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Springboard Consulting

Rebecca Waggoner

Executive Director

Quorum

Symone Walters

Project Manager

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Alfonso Wenker

Co-founder and Principal

Team Dynamics

Lynda White

President

McLeod White and Associates Inc.

Dr. Rochelle Williams

ARC Network Project Director

Association for Women in Science

Elexis Trinity Williams

Director of Research & Projects

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Jane Wilson

Project Manager, Equity and Diversity Initiatives

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Mary-Frances Winters

President and Founder

The Winters Group, Inc.

Kristen Wong

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz

Founder and Executive Director

New England Educational Consultants

Isaias Zamarripa

1. Vice President of Diversity Talent Acquisition Strategy; 2. CEO

1. The Kaleidoscope Group; 2. Three Degrees from Isaias

Otis Zanders

President and CEO

Ujamaa Place

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion
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