2019 Presenters

Zaynab Abdi


Green Card Youth Voices

Leslie Aguilar

CEO, Author

Diversity & Inclusion Center

Naseem Ahmed


INclusion ACTION

Natasha Aruliah

Counselor, Facilitator, and Consultant

Intercultural, Diversity, Equity & Social Justice (IDE&SJ) Inc.

Dr. Deborah Ashton


Planet Perspective, LLC

Mark Balsano

Vice President of Accessibility

Charter Communications

Dr. Michael Baran


Iris Inclusion

Denise W. Barreto

Founder and Managing Partner

Relationships Matter Now, LLC

Subha V. Barry


Working Mother Media

Cassy Beckman

Director of Member and Chapter Relations


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 & Principal Consultant

Brevity & Wit

Jolene Thibedeau Boyd

Consultant and Trainer


Shamayne Braman

Director, Diversity and Inclusion


Traci V. Bransford


Stinson Leonard Street

Terri Brax

Co-Founder and CEO

Women Tech Founders

Tyrai Bronson-Pruitt

Senior Strategiest

Team Dynamics LLC

Skyler Broughman


TMI Consulting, Inc.

Bryan Browning


Bassford Remele

Ted Bunch

Chief Development Officer


Dr. Kathleen Buse

Director, Research and Women’s Leadership Institute


Chris Campbell

Business Representative

Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

Tiffany Capeles

Director, Health Equity


Hannah Carney

Director of Marketing & Operations

Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Jacquelyn Carpenter

Director, Business Development & Empowerment Institute

Twin Cities R!SE

Kevin Carter

Principal Strategist; President

The Winters Group, Inc.; Inclusion Innovates

Miguel Castro

Global Lead for Culture and Identity


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


Emily Clawson

Supervisory Intercultural Competence, Diversity & Inclusion Training Specialist

United States Peace Corps

Bernard Coleman

Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer


Jorge Consuegra

Chief Diversity Officer

Environmental Defense Fund

Angela Cooper

Founder and Principal Consultant

Mindpower Strategic, LLC

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

Kimberly Dailey

Senior Consultant

Cook Ross, Inc.

Dylan Dailor


Dailor Consulting

Shaniqua Davis

Founder and CEO


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


John Doe

Position Title

Company Name

Tchet Dereic Dorman

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Germantown Friends School, Director of College Counseling

Dan Egol


Inclusion NextWork

Carol Evans

Founder and President Emeritus

Working Mother Media

Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Founder and Principal

Connecting Differences, LLC

Merrill Friedman

Senior Director, Disability Policy Engagement

Anthem, Inc.

Leslie Funk

Senior Workplace Program Associate

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Carol Glazer


National Organization on Disability

Stacey Gordon


Rework Work

Kathy J. Goss

Director, Head of Inclusion Recruiting


Lorraine Griffin-Johnson

Director, Workforce and Patient Diversity

CentraCare Health System

Ashlie Grundy

Senior Manager of Recruitment & Training

City of Portland, Oregon

Dr. Tonya Hampton

Chief People and Culture Officer

Hennepin Healthcare

Steve Hanamura


Hanamura Consulting, Inc.

Matthew Hanzlik

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion


Melanie Harrington


Vibrant Pittsburgh

La’Wana Harris

Consulting Partner

The Ken Blanchard Companies

Christy Harris

Vice President, Talent Acquisition and Inclusive Diversity

Allstate Insurance Company

Brittany J. Harris

Vice President, Learning and Innovation

The Winters Group, Inc.

Erin Van Heirseelee

Clinical Manager

Fairview Home Care

Kari Heistad

Founder and CEO

Culture Coach International | Diversity Dashboard

Trina Hoefling

Adjunct Faculty, Leadership and HR

Universities of Denver and Southern California

Scott Hoesman

CEO and Founder


Athena Hollins

Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Minnesota State Bar Association

Steven Humerickhouse

Executive Director

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion

David Hunt

Senior Director of Health Equity

BCT Partners, LLC

Eric Polite II

Manager, D&I Academy

Toyota Motor North America

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

Chief Curiosity Officer


Travis Jones

Principal Strategist

The Winters Group, Inc.

Kathy Kacher

President; Co-Founder

Career/Life Alliance Services; The SMART Workplace

Caroline Karanja

Technical Founder

26 Letters

Dr. Leeno Karumanchery

Chief Diversity Officer

MESH Diversity

Judith H. Katz

Executive Vice President

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

Natanya Khashan

Marketing and Events Specialist

Cook Ross, Inc.

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

Chief Diversity Officer

Fielding Graduate University

Simma Lieberman

The Inclusionist / Principal

Simma Lieberman Consulting

Shavon Lindley

CEO and Co-Founder

ion Learning

Kevin Lindsey

Chief Executive Officer

Minnesota Humanities Center

Jennifer London

Content Director

Diversity Best Practices

Lisa Love

Coordinating Producer – SciGirls

Twin Cities PBS (TPT)

Nancy Lyons



Wendy Marson

Director of Institutional Research

Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College

Mercedes Martin


Mercedes Martin & Company

Amber Mayes


Amber Mayes Consulting

Pam McElvane

CEO and Publisher

Diversity MBA (DMBA, Inc.)

Hope McMath


Yellow House

Cara McNulty

North American Leader – Integrated Wellbeing

Willis Towers Watson

Ashley Diaz Mejias


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

Managing Director and CEO

Mandate Molefi HR Consultants CC

Leigh Morrison

Manager of Learning and Innovation

The Winters Group, Inc.

Shannon Murphy

CEO and Co-Founder


Terryann Nash

Executive Director


Jean-Marie Navetta

Director of Learning & Inclusion

PFLAG National

Katherine Neebe

Senior Director – ESG, Trust & Transparency


Ross O’Hara

Persistence Plus LLC

Julie O’Mara

President and Board Chair

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Trina Olson


Team Dynamics LLC

Dr. Naomi Ono

President and Co-founder

Synapse Minnesota LLC

Chevara Orrin

Chief Creative Catalyst

Collective Concepts

Tiffany Orth

Make It. MSP. Manager


Cynthia Overton

Director of Tech Workplace Initiatives

Kapor Center

Aisha Ghori Ozaki

Manager, Inclusive Diversity

Allstate Insurance Company

Meg Paschall

Managing Director, Market Leader, Minneapolis

Willis Towers Watson

Siddiq Patel

Project Consultant, Environmental, Legal and Professional Services

Independent Consultant

Nereida (Neddy) Perez

VP, Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

McCormick & Company, Inc.

Lisa Perez

Founder and CEO

Prosperity Ready

Dominic Perri


Essential Conversations

Marcos Pesquera

Vice President for Community Benefit, Health Equity, Diversity & Inclusion


Kathy Pham


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


Rosemarie Powell

Executive Director

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Micah Ragland

Director of Global Communications


Marty Raines

Diversity Communications Specialist

National Credit Union Administration–NCUA

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh

Founder & President

Avtar Group

Donna Ramil

Associate Director

International Programs in the ILR School, Cornell University

Dr. Tatiana Revilla

Founding Partner and Co-Director

Gender Issues

Dr. Lisa Reynolds

Vice President of Talent Management


Elena Richards

Managing Director

Minority Initiatives & Talent Management Leader, PwC

Dr. Alan Richter


QED Consulting

Sammie Ardito Rivera

Director of Operations & Projects

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Howard Ross


Udarta Consulting

Natalie Runyon

Director, Enterprise Content, Talent, Inclusion & Culture, Brand Marketing

Thomson Reuters

Riikka Salonen

Managing Director of Health Equity

BCT Partners

Mary Jo Schifsky


GenSync LLC

Marnita Schroedl

CEO and Founder

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Duncan Smith


ADC Associates

Ann Kowal Smith

Founder and Executive Director


Cameron Smith

Assistant Director of Workplace

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 Author

Zaylore Stout & Associates, LLC

Suri Surinder

Founder and CEO

CTR Factor, Inc.

Andrew Talpash

President and Founder


Tobi Tanzer

Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer


Matthew Taylor

Curriculum Developer and Facilitator

Independent Contractor

Tanya Cruz Teller

Strengths-Based Transformation Catalyst

Spaciousness Works

Miloney Thakrar

Founder and Principal

Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.

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

Jeff Tidwell

Co-Founder and CEO

Next For Me

Dr. Amy Tolbert


ECCO International

Dr. Harold Torrence

Chief Diversity Officer

Dakota County Technical College

Leslie Traub

Principal Consultant

Udarta Consulting

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky


Disaster Avoidance Experts

Nadine Vogel

Chief Executive Officer

Springboard Consulting

Rebecca Waggoner

Executive Director


Symone Walters

Project Manager

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Paul Waters

Senior Associate

Democracy Fund

Levi Weinhagen

Senior Strategist

Team Dynamics LLC

Alfonso Wenker


Team Dynamics LLC

Lynda White

Board Chair / Independent Consultant

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Elexis Trinity Williams

Director of Research & Projects

Marnita’s Table, Inc.

Dr. Rochelle Williams

ARC Network Project Director

Association for Women in Science

Jane Wilson

Project Manager, Equity and Diversity Initiatives

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Mary-Frances Winters

President and CEO

The Winters Group, Inc.

Kristen Wong


Wong Leadership Consulting

Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz

Founder and Executive Director

DCY Consulting

Judy Young

Associate Director

Cornell University

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

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