33rd Annual Conference

March 8-12, 2021

Online/Virtual Event

2021 Presenters

Samantha Artukovich

External Relations, Associate

The Learning Accelerator

Michele Aymold

Vice President

Parker Dewey

Leigh Morrison, BA

Manager, Innovation & Learning

The Winters Group, Inc.

Dawn Baker

Director, Learning and Development Solutions

City of Minneapolis

Barbra Banks

Diversity & Inclusion Consultant


Laura Belfiore

International HR and Corporate Sustainability Consultant

Laura Belfiore

Rev. Dawn Bennett


The Table

Lavada Berger



Deanna Blackwell

Intercultural Competence, Diversity & Inclusion Specialist

United States Peace Corps

Geraud Blanks

Director of Cultures and Communities

Milwaukee Film

Maureen Berkner Boyt


The Moxie Exchange

Jennifer Brown

President & CEO

Jennifer Brown Consulting

W. Y. Alice Chan

Executive Director and Co-Founder

The Centre for Civic Religious Literacy (CCRL)

Missy Chicre

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Product Innovation

Menttium Corporation

Amy Clark

Nurse Manager – Birth Center

Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)

Emily Clawson

Supervisory Intercultural Competence, Diversity & Inclusion Training Specialist

Peace Corps

Scott Conlin

Experience Strategist


Kathleen Curran

Global Executive Coach

Global Coaches Network (GCN)

Donte Curtis

Owner and Lead Consultant

Catch Your Dream Consulting

Bianca Dávila

Chief of Staff

The Learning Accelerator (TLA)

Seema Desai

Director, Office of Equity and Diversity

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT)

Jeanae DuBois

Executive Director of Growth Marketing

Shift3 Technologies

Alfranda “Al” Durr


ALD & Associates

Sidney Van Dyke

Director of Health Equity and Language Services

Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)

Frederick A. Miller, Ed.D.

CEO and Lead Strategist

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Lilian Eilers

Co-Founder and CEO

The Blue Ocean Company

Betsyann Faiella


Hyun & Associates

Latoria J. (Tori) Farmer

Executive Director, Inclusion and Diversity


Dr. Bernardo Ferdman

Founder and Principal

Ferdman Consulting

Adrianna Flax

Senior Director

Culture Shift Team (CST)

Brad Fortier


Fortier Creative Consulting

Mark Fowler

Deputy CEO

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Dr. Karen Francis

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Ted Freeman

Senior Consultant

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Leslie Funk

Senior Workplace Program Associate

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano

Co-Founder and Chief Scientist

Aleria PBC

Marisa Gelfusa

Workplace Training Specialist and Consultant

Independent Consultant

Nora Genster

Program Manager

Workplace Initiative by Understood

Joe Gerstandt

Speaker, Author, Advisor

Joe Gerstandt

Shavondalyn Givens

Senior D&I Program Analyst


Dr. Brian Grim


Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Timitra Hildebrand-Jones

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Trane Technologies

Kim Holub

Change Practitioner


Teresa Hopke


Talking Talent, Inc.

Denise Hummel

Founder and CEO

Lead Inclusively, Inc., a division of RevWork, Inc.

Jane Hyun

Founder and President

Hyun & Associates

Mushim Ikeda

Independent D&I Consultant

Independent D&I Consultant

Kenya Jacobs

Director, Diversity Recruiting and Workforce Development

Trane Technologies

Rochelle Johnson

Director of Nursing – Regions Birth Center

Regions Hospital (HealthPartners)

Paul Johnson



Amber Joiner-Hill


Magnolia Detroit Consulting LLC (MDC)

Elisabeth Kelan

Professor of Leadership and Organization

Essex Business School

Margaret Anderson Kelliher


Minnesota Department of Transportation

Rev. Magora Kennedy

Unity Fellowship of Christ Church – New York City

Melissa Kiguwa

Human Rights Advocate and Writer

Melissa Kiguwa

Adria Kitchens

Private Consultant

Independent Consultant

Kanu Kogod

Chief Wizard

Bridges in Organizations, Inc.

Elizabeth N. Laine

Vice President of Learning and Client Services

Lead Inclusively, Inc.

Nikki Lasley

Diversity Sr. Program Officer, Vice President

Bank of the West

Christie Lindor


Tessi Consulting

Nadia Linoo

Research Manager


Lisa Linsky


McDermott Will & Emery

Jamal Lopez

Senior Director of Institutional Equity

Weill Cornell Medicine

Shannon Murphy Robinson, MA

CEO and Co-Founder

BrainSkills@Work, LLC

Tanya Cruz Teller, MA

Strengths-Based Transformation Catalyst

Spaciousness Works

Kari Heistad, MA

Founder and CEO

Culture Coach International (CCI); Diversity Dashboard

Lisa Magill

Co-Founder and CEO

Aleria PBC

Cecilia Majors

Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Mpho Makwana


Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd

Dr. Liziwe Masoga

Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer

Massmart Holdings

Stephanie Battaglino, MBA

Founder and Owner

Follow Your Heart, LLC

Gwendolyn McCoy


Gwendolyn McCoy

Lori McDaniel


Rainbow Bridges

Chelsie Messenger

Experience Strategist


Kjirsten Mickesh

Co-Founder and CEO


Mecca Mitchell

Senior Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement

Westchester Medical Center Health Network

Nene Molefi

Managing Director and CEO

Mandate Molefi HR Consultants CC

Heidi Moore

Director of Emerging Markets, Diversity and Inclusion

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin

Brittany J. Harris, MPS

VP, Innovation & Learning

The Winters Group, Inc.

Ann Macheledt, MS

Board Member and Treasurer, Board of Directors

Disability:IN Minnesota

Michelle Murphy

Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management

Trane Technologies

Jean-Marie Navetta

Director of Learning & Inclusion

PFLAG National

Farzana Nayani

Founder, Principal Consultant

Farzana Nayani, Consulting and Training

Dr. J. Cody Nielsen

Founder and Executive Director

Convergence on Campus

Adetola Olatunji

Associate Partner

New Profit

Chevara Orrin

Principal Strategist

The Winters Group, Inc.

Neese Parker

Youth Engagement Manager


Dr. Michael Baran, PhD

Senior Partner and Digital Solutions Lead

inQUEST Consulting

Camille Cyprian, MA, PhD

Founder and Healer-in-Residence

Centered Spaces LLC

Thamara Subramanian

Manager, Learning and Innovation

The Winters Group, Inc.

Sara Taylor

President and Founder

deepSEE Consulting

Minjon Tholen

Chief Inclusion & Strategic Innovation Officer

Amnesty International USA

Aimee Vue

Youth Philanthropy Manager


Wendy Amengual Wark


Inclusion Strategy Solutions

Alfonso Wenker

Co-founder and President

Team Dynamics LLC

Mary-Margaret Zindren

EVP/Executive Director

American Institute of Architects – Minnesota

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