32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

2020 Presenters

Sharon Adams

Vice President of Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness

Planned Parenthood/Pacific SW

Shilpa Alimchandani

DEI Consultant

Independent Consultant

Dr. Kami Anderson

CEO and Director

Bilingual Brown Babies

Vivian Anugwom

Operations Manager

Alliana Health

Antonia Apolinario-Wilcoxon

Consultant, Trainer, Community Builder

Strategic Diversity Initiatives

Natasha Aruliah

Counselor, Facilitator, and Consultant

Independent Consultant

Deborah Ashton

Chief Psychologist and Learning Officer

Diversity MBA Learning Solutions

Lessie Askew

National Director, People Experience

Amnesty International USA

Mark Atkinson



Marcy Averill

Program Director

Mayo Clinic

Dr. Michael Baran

Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead


Emily Baxter


We Are All Criminals

Kristy Beckman

HB Fuller

Susan Brecher

Cornell University

Deb Broberg

RealTime Talent

Tyrai Bronson-Pruitt

Senior Strategiest

Team Dynamics LLC

Tressa Bundren

Taproot Ventures

Aaron Cannon

Lead Accessibility Engineer and Co-Founder


Jacqueline Carpenter

Business Development Director

Twin Cities R!SE

Dr. Basma Ibrahim DeVries


Concordia University

John Doe

Position Title

Company Name

Chimare Eaglin


University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Karthik Ekambaram


Dr. Bernardo M. Ferdman

Founder and Principal

Ferdman Consulting

Tatyana Fertelmeyster

Founder and Principal

Connecting Differences, LLC

Lydia Forsythe

Londes strategic HC Consulting

Leslie Funk

Workplace Program Associate

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano

Founder and CEO (Aleria); Co-founder and Executive Director (QSDI)

Aleria and Quantitative Studies of Diversity & Inclusion (QSDI) Initiative

Camille C Gilmore

Boston Scientific

Jamal Givens

JG Enterprises

Dr. Brian Grim


Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Ernest Gundling

Aperian Global

Constance Hall

Capella University

Tai Harden-Moore

Founder and CEO

Moore Consultants

Dwayne Haynes

Progressive Insurance

Timitra Hildebrand-Jones

Ingersoll Rand

Trina Hoefling

Master Teacher and Adjunct Faculty

University of Denver and University of Southern California–Bovard College

Scott Hoesman

CEO and Founder


Jill Houghton

President and CEO

U.S. Business Leadership Network

Patricia Jesperson

Founding Partner

Spectra Diversity

Ruthie Johnson

YMCA Minneapolis

Travis Jones

Principal Strategist, Race, Religion & Culture

The Winters Group, Inc.

Jon DeVries, Jr.

Intercultural Trainer and Consultant

Kathy Kacher


Career/Life Alliance Services

Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler

Global Speaker and Author

Independent Consultant

Rebecca Karpinski

Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Planned Parenthood/Pacific SW

Judith H. Katz

Executive Vice President and Client Brand Lead

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Adrienne Kimball

Rubicon Programs

Lakshmi Krishnan


Mary Beth Lamb

ECCO International

Paul Lambert

Assistant Dean; Senior Business Fellow

Georgetown University; Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Michele Landis

VP Business Development and Partnerships and Co-Founder


Joayne Larson

Sparks of Change LLC

Victor Li

Co-Founder & CEO


Kevin Lindsey

Former Commissioner

Minnesota Department of Human Rights

Jennifer London

Content Director

Diversity Best Practices

Laura Lott

American Alliance of Museums

Kristie Lowry

Capella University

Laura Mansfield

KEEN Footware

Mercedes Martin


Mercedes Martin & Company

Lisa McGill

Aleria PBC

Sebastian Meyer

The Zone

Juliet Mitchell

Life Etiquette Institute

Leigh Morrison

Manager, Innovation & Learning

The Winters Group, Inc.

Maria Morukian

University of Chicago

Michelle Murphy

Ingersoll Rand

Jean-Marie Navetta

Director of Learning & Inclusion

PFLAG National

Farzana Nayani

Farzana Nayani, Consulting & Training

Dr. J. Cody Nielsen

Founder and Executive Director

Convergence on Campus

Dr. Sarah Froning Nodarse

Principal Consultant; Culture and Performance Architect

Language and Culture Worldwide (LCW); The Zone

Trina Olson

Co-founder and Principal

Team Dynamics

Chevara Orrin

Chief Creative Catalyst

The Winters Group

Dominic Perri

Principal Consultant

Essential Conversations Group

Josuel Plasencia


Dr. Paul Pribbenow


Augsburg University

Heather Price


Dr. Alan Richter


QED Consulting

Kalisha Roberts

Progressive Insurance

Roselle Rogers


Howard Ross

Founding Partner

Udarta Consulting

Judith Ryan

Life Work Systems

Riikka Salonen

Program Manager, Diversity Talent Acquisition

Oregon Health & Science University

Philomena M Satre

Land o' Lakes

Meghan Schhilling


Duncan Smith


ADC Associates, Melbourne, Australia

Morgan Smith

Oncology Program Manager

Allina Health

Shambricia Spencer

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

kori Stephens

Midwest Children's Advocacy Center.

Amy Stern

Managing Director of Research and Strategy


Bruce Stewart

Inclusive Diversity Consultant

Catherine Strahan

The MindGym

Charlotte Sweeney

Managing Director

Charlotte Sweeney Associates, Ltd., U.K.

JonRobert Tartaglione

Founder and Consultant

Influence 51

Miloney Thakrar

Founder and Principal

Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.

Jackie Thomas-Hall

Director, Culture, Diversity & Inclusion

Allina Health

Dr. Gleb Tsipursky


Disaster Avoidance Experts

Yulkendy Valdez


Ruben Vazquez

YMCA Minneapolis

Levi Weinhagen

Senior Strategist

Team Dynamics LLC

Alfonso Wenker

Co-founder and Principal

Team Dynamics

Dr. Joy Wiggins

Founder, CEO, Director

Joy Wiggins, PhD: Equity and Inclusion Consulting

Charmon P. Williams

Chicago School of Prof Psychology

Kristen Wong

Senior Human Resources Business Partner

Oregon Health & Science University

Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz

Founder and Executive Director

DCY Consulting

Naseem Yasin

Diversity and Inclusion Lead

Shell UK

Helen Yin

Co-Founder & COO


Victor Zhao


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