34th Annual Conference

April 5-7, 2022

 

2022 Presenters

Chuck Adams

Managing Principal

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Femina Ajayi-Hackworth

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Be The Match

Raafi-Karim Alidina

Consultant

Included

Nick Alm

CEO

Mossier

Dr. Nik Anderson

Doctoral Academic Coach

Capella University

Dr. Deborah Ashton

President

Planet Perspective, LLC

Rodney Austin

Owner and Principal

Rod Austin Consulting

Michele Aymold

Vice President

Parker Dewey

Larry Baker

Consultant

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Andi Banks

DEI Consultant

Hennepin County

Meredith Benton

CEO and Founder

Whistle Stop Capital

TaRea Betts

Partner

The Acacia Company

Jennifer Billig

CEO

Align Consulting

Dr. Nadine Binder

Intercultural Trainer and Coach

Nadine Binder | Training & Coaching

Geraud Blanks

Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Cultures and Communities

Milwaukee Film

Nina Boe

Workplace Program Associate

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Dr. Laura Bogardus

Co-President and CEO

Noble Aim Consulting | Bogardus Consulting

Felecia Boone

DEI Consultant

Hennepin County

Minal Bopaiah

Founder & Principal Consultant

Brevity & Wit

Dr. Kimberly Boulden

Assistant Director, Department of Online Learning

D’Youville College

Maureen Berkner Boyt

CEO and Founder

The Moxie Exchange

Toweya Brown-Ochs

Director of Diversity and Inclusion

HealthPartners

Dr. Kathleen St. Louis Caliento

President and CEO

Cara Collective

Brandon Calloway

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Kansas City G.I.F.T. (Generating Income For Tomorrow)

Dr. David Campt

Founder

The Dialogue Company

Graciela Castillo

Senior Researcher

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Nicol Christie

Senior Technical Assistance Provider

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Chevalier (Chevy) Cleaves

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Bernard Coleman

Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer

Gusto

Jeffrey Cookson

Executive Coach and Master Facilitator

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Cassandra Corey

Senior Major Gifts Officer

Human Rights Campaign

Dr. Mylene Culbreath

Director for Diversity Consulting, Outreach and Recruitment

University of Minnesota

Dr. Kate Curley

Learning and Development Consultant

HealthPartners

Donte Curtis

Owner and Lead Consultant

Catch Your Dream Consulting

Valerie Davis-Howard

Senior Consultant

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Seema Desai

Director, Office of Equity and Diversity (OED)

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Jodi Detjen

Managing Partner, SVP–Client Solutions

Orange Grove Consulting

Dr. Luiza Dreasher

President and CEO

Mastering Cultural Differences

Dr. Mark Dwyer

Vice President of Data Science

Trusaic

Alecia Edmonds

Boston Scientific

Karthik Ekambaram

Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

Avtar Group

Melinda Briana Epler

Founder and CEO | Author of “How to Be an Ally”

Change Catalyst

Lisa Fain

CEO

Center for Mentoring Excellence

Mary Fairchild

Sr. Director, Diversity and Inclusion

F5

Dr. Bernardo Ferdman

Principal and Founder

Ferdman Consulting

Brad Fortier

Principal

Fortier Creative Consulting

Dr. Karen Francis

Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Matthew Freeman

Founder

Dialectix Consulting

Stephen Frost

CEO and Founder

Included

Angie Fuoco

Community Involvement Coordinator

U.S. Government

Dr. Paolo Gaudiano

Chief Scientist

Aleria

Robbie Green

Executive Coach

Talking Talent

Sertrice Grice

Co-Founder and Chief Consulting Officer

Mattingly Solutions

Dr. Brian Grim

President

Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Meg Grow

Senior Consultant, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Boston Scientific

Jesse Gutierrez

Employee Resource Group Manager–Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

Upwork

Samí Haiman-Marrero

President and CEO

URBANDER

Tracie Hall

Owner

TM VentuHERS

Heather Hanson

Senior Prospect Development Analyst

Mayo Clinic

Brittany J. Harris

Vice President, Learning and Innovation

The Winters Group, Inc.

Sharon Hart

Executive Coach

Inclusive Space

Gwen Hill

Manager of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Research

Royal Roads University

Janina Hogans

Program Manager of Clinical Operations, Arizona

Mayo Clinic

Brent Holt

DEI Consultant

Hennepin County

Teresa Hopke

CEO

Talking Talent

Dr. Edward Hubbard

President and CEO

Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.

W. Teddy McDaniel, III

President and Chief Executive Officer

Urban League Central Carolinas

Denise Hummel Isaacson

CEO

RevWork, Inc.

Dr. Jessica Isom

Mental Health Expert | Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry

The Steve Fund | Yale

Bacardi Jackson

Labor, Employment, and Civil Rights Attorney and Social Justice Advocate

Collective Concepts

Jason Jackson

HR Diversity and Inclusion Consultant

HealthPartners

Greg Jacobs

Co-Founder

Siskel/Jacobs Productions

Dr. Kanu Kogod

President and Founder

Bridges in Organizations, Inc.

Jamie Kramer

Accessibility Coordinator

Town of Cobourg

Diane Krieman

Director, D&I Strategic Initiatives; D&I Business Partner, Mobility

Uber

Gina Kundan

Deputy Director, D&I Manager

Minnesota Department of Transportation

Paul Lambert

Senior Business Fellow

Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

Alejandra González Landeros

Consultant

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Liz Lund

Director of Strategic Operations and Community Investment, Medtronic Philanthropy

Medtronic

Mythily Mahadevan

Founder and CEO

LEAN n’ Diversity LLC

Cecilia Majors

DEI Program Manager

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Arshiya Malik

Co-Founder; Director of People and Operations

Aleria

Mita Mallick

Head of Inclusion, Equity and Impact

Carta

Monica Marcel

Co-Founder and Partner

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Arlyne Marella

Senior Global Program Manager–Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

LinkedIn

Cara Matteliano

Senior Director, Policy and Strategic Partnerships

Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Dr. Victoria Mattingly

Founder and CEO

Mattingly Solutions

Brandon McAfee

DEI Consultant

Hennepin County

Pamela McElvane

CEO and Publisher

Diversity MBA (DMBA, Inc.)

Laraine McKinnon

Talent and Culture Strategist

Emtrain

TiShaunda McPherson

Senior Associate Vice President for Equity

Northwestern University Office of Equity

Margie Meacham

President and Chief Freedom Officer

LearningToGo

Frederick A. Miller

CEO and Lead Strategist

The Kaleel Jamison Consulting Group, Inc.

Nazeema Mohamed

Consultant

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Dr. Sudeep Mohandas

Executive Director

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Dr. Christine Mollenkopf-Pigsley

Associate Professor of Applied Leadership

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Crystal Moore

Vice President, New Program Strategy and Innovation

Strategic Education, Inc.

David Moore

Principal

Moore Strategic Consulting

James Morris

Chief Consulting Officer

WMFDP | FDP Global

Leigh Morrison

Manager of Learning and Innovation

The Winters Group, Inc.

Zahid Mubarik

Consultant

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Dr. Nandini Murali

Vice President, Learning & Research

Avtar Group

Dr. Zara Nanu

CEO and Co-Founder

Gapsquare

Farzana Nayani

DEI Consultant

Farzana Nayani | Consulting & Training

Thu-Hong Nguyen

Partner

The Acacia Company

Dr. Sarah Nodarse

Principal Consultant

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Ashley Oolman

Founder and Inclusion Consultant

Allied Folk

Chevara Orrin

Chief Creative Catalyst

Collective Concepts

Dr. Cynthia Overton

Senior Director, Tech Workplace Initiatives

Kapor Center

Angela Pace-Moody

Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Tonya Palmer

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Director

Hennepin County

Dr. Jacqueline Palmer

Special Assistant to the President, Student/Alumni Relations

Strayer University

Karen Passmore

CEO

Predictive UX

Leann Pereira

Senior Director of Organizational Psychology

Emtrain

Rhodes Perry

Founder and CEO

Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC

Heather Price

CEO

Symmetra

Dr. Saundarya Rajesh

Founder & President

Avtar Group

Anju Rakesh

Assistant Vice President

Avtar Group

Emily Rasmussen

Project Assistant

Mayo Clinic

Prachi Rastogi

D&I Leader, IBM-APAC

Avtar Group

Joseph Richards

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Assistant

American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Dr. Kathy Richie

Assistant Professor of Management

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Alan Richter

President

QED Consulting, LLC

Natalie Rodgers

Partner

The Acacia Company

Michelle Rodriguez

Director–Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

LinkedIn

Lisa Russell

Co-Founder and CEO

Aleria

Renu Sachdeva

Executive Coach

Talking Talent

Kara Saliba

HR Diversity & Inclusion Program Director, Arizona

Mayo Clinic

Riikka Salonen

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant

Independent Consultant

Maria Sarabia

Division Director, Social Services

Ramsey County

Ayris Scales

Founder and CEO

Abel Vision Enterprises

Jen Segovia

Director of Design

Predictive UX

Regis Shields

Principal and Co-Founder

Equity Journey Partners

Rebecca Slaby

Executive Director

AMAZEworks

Cameron Smith

Assistant Director of Workplace

Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding

Shawn Sorrell

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager

Hennepin County

Jaylen Spann

Research and Development Associate

Whistle Stop Capital

Sheila Stevens

Quality Administrator

Mayo Clinic

Alli Strong-Martin

Disability Inclusion Consultant

Lifeworks Services, Inc.

Thamara Subramanian

Equity Audit and Strategy Manager

The Winters Group, Inc.

Caitlin Summers

Senior Delivery Manager

Mayo Clinic

Izelda Swanepoel

Director

Chiaro Business Transformation

Sonja Swanepoel

Facilitator/Coach

Chiaro Business Transformation

Sara Taylor

President and Founder

deepSEE Consulting

Miloney Thakrar

Founder and Principal

Mind the Gender Gap, Inc.

Tamara Thorpe

Senior Consultant

Language & Culture Worldwide (LCW)

Robert Todd

Chief Innovation Officer

Emtrain

Angel Uddin

Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Daphney Valcinor

Senior Facilitator and Consultant

Orange Grove Consulting

Silvana Valentone

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Facilitator

Independent Consultant

Dr. Kim Walker

Senior Director, Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Arabella Advisors

Sara Wasserteil

Managing Director of Expansion & Integration

Cara Collective

Siân Webb

Vice President, Partnerships and Growth

Gapsquare

Fadzi Whande

Senior Diversity & Inclusion Adviser

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Lynda White

Board Chair / Independent Consultant

The Centre for Global Inclusion

Mark Williams

Director of Digital Experience

WMFDP | FDP Global

Mary-Frances Winters

CEO

The Winters Group, Inc.

Nuhamin Woldemariam

Senior Program Manager, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

LinkedIn

Ashley Xiong

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Mayo Clinic

Nadia Younes

EMEA Director and Chief Diversity Officer

Rupert Organizational Design

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