Meet The Staff
Meet The Staff
Steven Humerickhouse is the Executive Director of The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Humerickhouse has been with The Forum for more than sixteen years. During that time he has expanded The Forum from a one-day event into the leading international global conference for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.
“I have come to realize that participants attend for two reasons: learning and community. By working together and getting to know each other, we create a unity of purpose and a community of action.”
Steven is also an active freelance instrumentalist in the Twin Cities.
Director of Finance and Operations
Director of Marketing
A staff member as of spring 2018, Ender Göçmen leads marketing efforts of the programs, events, and initiatives of the Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Ender also manages and facilitates The Forum’s brand.
Ender’s experience and background is in marketing strategy and implementation, graphic design, branding, web design, journalism, project management, and public relations and communications.
Ben Rue (he/him) is The Forum’s program associate, which means he’s our right hand, left hand, and everything in between! He manages and leads The Forum’s monthly webinars, bi-monthly podcasts, and Diversity Insights Presentations. His role also includes management of the sessions and workshops for The Forum annual conference including the annual call for proposals process, serving as liaison and support to presenters, and onsite oversight of program logistics and volunteers. In addition, he works closely with our executive director to manage and curate programming throughout the year.
Prior to his work for The Forum, Ben was an Event Coordinator at Events by Lady K, creating inclusive and empowering events that bring people together to have fun while doing good. He still enjoys occasionally partnering with them to bring inclusive events to life.
After her time in both corporate banking and the nonprofit workforce, Mikaela Vogland joined The Forum in January 2022 to serve as their Registrar and Administrative Assistant. She ensures a smooth and successful registration experience for all who participate in Forum events, organizes internal data, and responds to inquiries. If you have questions about The Forum, he is happy to point you in the right direction!
Vogland is a graduate of Concordia University- Saint Paul, where she studied Business Management with a double minor in Nonprofit Management and Theatre.