Monica Gould, MBA, CMC
President and founder of Strategic Consulting Partners, Monica possesses over 30 years of senior leadership experience. Monica has extensive expertise in all aspects of business and displays cutting edge leadership skills, as well as vast financial management and strategic planning experience with multi-million dollar operations. Monica specializes in strategic planning, organizational development, meeting facilitation and customized curriculum design and delivery for leaders. Her unique ability to facilitate strategic conversations has helped hundreds of organizations formulate and implement successful leadership programs and development strategies.
Monica currently manages SCP’s active contracts with the Navy, as well as other Department of Defense and federal training and organizational development projects that SCP supports. Additionally, over the last six years, Monica has provided coaching and feedback training to hundreds of supervisors and managers at Comcast Corporation offices across the United States.
Monica has a MBA from American University. She is an award winning Certified Management Consultant (CMC). In 2009, she was named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Also, she was named one of the 2016 Top 25 Women of Influence from the Central Penn Business Journal. Monica Gould currently serves as an adjunct professor for Kaplan University and Duquesne University, teaching business classes to businesses, active military personnel and government entities. She is also a professional member of the National Speakers Association® where she is sought after as a motivational speaker for many organizations regarding leadership, communication skills, leading through change and the empowerment of women.
Chief Development Officer
Jasmine Gould is the Chief Development Officer for Strategic Consulting Partners (SCP) and the Vice Chair of the Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC). Over the last 9 years, Jasmine has actively expanded SCP’s Federal government practice as the leader of the Arlington, VA federal headquarters. She is in charge of business development, finding teaming partners, networking, research, and proposal development. Jasmine is actively growing the SCP’s network both domestically and internationally. Since Jasmine joined the firm in 2012, SCP has grown from 2 to 40 employees and exceeds over $3M in revenue.
In addition to her role within SCP, Jasmine has served on the SBAIC Board for over 5 years as the Vice Chair and the Chair of the Communications Committee. She leads SBAIC’s operations, event management, corporate partnerships, and government relations. She serves as the Secretary of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) Sustainable Environmental Stewardship (SES) Working Group and is a certified Blockchain Consultant. She also served as the former Chair of the Membership Engagement Committee for the Arlington Chamber of Commerce. Her dedication to her community and nonprofit engagement is paramount to her personal drive to make a difference in the world.
Jasmine Gould holds a BA in Global Affairs from George Mason University (GMU) with a Concentration in Asia and Global Inequality. She has a pending Masters in Public Administration (MPA) focused in Environmental Policy & International Development from GMU. Most recently she participated in the development of a documentary on Climate Change in Nepal. She has had numerous international work experiences across SE Asia in the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Thailand. She has also worked in Hong Kong, China as a research assistant for a legislative councilor for the Democratic Party of China.
Bob Whitmore, MBA, D.Ed.
Director of Nonprofit Programs
Dr. Bob Whitmore is an experienced organizational leader and business coach. He currently serves as an organizational development consultant and trainer on numerous active projects for Strategic Consulting Partners. He has completed business coach training with The Growth Coach, Corporate Coach U, Coachville, Secretan Center and the National Association of Business Coaches. He is a Certified Executive Coach through the National Association of Business Coaches and a Higher Ground Leadership Certified Coach through Coachville.
Bob designed and built a private, nonprofit organization, called Manito, Inc. Manito provides educational and behavioral health services to children and families. From 1979-2014, Bob grew Manito from one program and a budget of $96,000 to 240 staff members and a $12 million budget.
Bob has provided leadership programs, strategic planning, teambuilding and coaching services for various organizations, including: Target Distribution Centers, Sears Holding Company Distribution Centers, Volvo Construction Equipment, Veterans Administration Hospital in WV, Choice Hotels, Lutheran Social Services of South Central Pennsylvania, PA Association of Nonprofit Organizations, and other smaller nonprofit organizations. Bob has a master’s degree in business administration from Frostburg State University and a doctorate in adult education from Penn State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses for Penn State, Wilson College and Frostburg State University.
Annette Cremo, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer
Dr. Cremo is an education, training and human resource development consultant. She develops, designs and delivers programs to meet the diverse needs of organizations in the private and public sector. She specializes in organization and management development as well as executive coaching. Annette teaches graduate courses for The University of Scranton (human resources) and for the Pennsylvania State University (training and development). Her areas of expertise include human resources, program development, diversity education, instructional design, training implementation, organization needs assessments, project management and internal and external customer service audits. She works in a variety of organizations educating individuals about leadership essentials and releasing the power within themselves. Annette is renowned for developing clear and grounded leaders who build on their natural talents and strengths. She coaches leaders to focus on the right things to achieve the right organizational results. Organizations report that after working with Annette, they are able to build high-performing teams and create strategic leadership development plans that address short- and long-term goals.
She is certified to administer of the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator, DISC, 20/20 Insight 360 evaluation, CCL evaluations, EBW Emotional Intelligence Assessment, and Color Code Personality Assessment. She is also a Certified Professional Coach with clients throughout the U.S.
Director of Talent Development
Joseph Moschetto has over 14 years of experience as a Learning Solutions Manager at American Management Association. He managed custom onsite training programs for corporate and government clients and was responsible for AMA’s Management and Human Resources portfolios, including the Leading in a Diverse and Inclusive Culture course, and AMA’s 5-Day “MBA” Workshop. Previously, Joseph worked for 19 years at JPMorgan Chase, where he held management positions in several departments including Training and Development, Collections, and the Customer Service call center.
Joseph graduated from State University of New York with a bachelor's degree in Business and Management and a certificate in Human Resources Management from Long Island University Post. He is a member of Association of Talent Development and Society of Human Resource Management.
Tim Azizkhan is the Operations Specialist for Strategic Consulting Partners. His responsibilities include but are not limited to capture research, proposal development, and partner relations. He provides client projects with logistics management and operational support, as well as operational support to SCP through internal back-office tool development (including the management of SCP’s SharePoint content organization).
Tim began working as an intern with SCP in 2018 and continued until his graduation from Gettysburg College is May 2020. After graduating, he was hired by SCP in May 2020. During the years of Tim’s internship, he supported several client projects through capture research, strategic communications, writing, logistics management, and training event organization. His biggest concentration of work was to SCP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion project for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Public Safety Agencies. Tim’s responsibilities in the project included supporting meetings with Agency Leadership, establishing a comprehensive strategic communications plan, researching best DEI practices for Public Safety Agencies, and providing logistics for organizing and facilitating the first installment of the Train-the-Trainer program for selected members of each agency.
Tim Azizkhan graduated from Gettysburg College with bachelor’s degrees in both English and Religious Studies. This unique combination of degrees made working at SCP a natural fit for Tim. His degree in English trained Tim to utilize writing skills for effective communication of complex concepts and ideas, and gave him the discipline to analyze and internalize large amounts of information between tight deadlines. His degree in Religious Studies helped expose Tim to global examinations of cultures, and his position at SCP has allowed him to transform that examination into a passion of advocacy for disadvantaged, underrepresented, and vulnerable communities. As a company, SCP has always fought for disadvantaged, underrepresented, and vulnerable communities, and is dedicated to achieving positive and meaningful change in the communities it represents.
Janet Palmer, MBA
Costpoint Accounting Manager
Janet serves as the Costpoint Accounting Manager of SCP’s financials. She provides support for all our internal financial management processes, including time-keeping, billing, reporting, ensuring compliance with DCAA Audit standards and payroll oversight. She has over 20 years of experience as an account executive, working with government contract administration and managing all financial and operational needs of multiple projects.
She is highly skilled in problem solving and maintaining accuracy of financial records. In addition, she provides support for any administrative needs.
Workforce Development Career Counselor
Heather Stevens is a workforce development subject matter expert and currently serves as a Workforce Development Career Counselor for SCP. Through her role, she executes as one of the leaders for Pittsburgh client, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). As a workforce development career counselor, Heather’s primary focus is to provide strategic guidance, individualized coaching, facilitate trainings, and to develop customized trainings. Heather is an accomplished and integrity-driven professional with over 16 years’ experience coaching, advising, and providing workforce development to clients. Heather is a skilled facilitator with a practical understanding of social and organizational change that is grounded in best practices. She specializes in facilitating workforce development trainings but is also deeply involved in program and project management, recruitment, community engagement, nonprofit, profit and corporate management, outreach, and administration. Heather has extensive experience cultivating relationships while helping organizations to develop workforce development programs that are creative, thoughtful, and impactful, working primarily with for-profit and non-profit sector. She is a strong leader with a passion for collaboration. Heather holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development & Family Studies with a concentration in Children, Youth, and Families from the Pennsylvania State University.
Stella E. Obayuwana, LCDR (retired) US Navy
Logistician/Operations Analyst and Facilities Officer
Stella Obayuwana is a Logistician/Operations Analyst and Facilities Officer with Strategic Consulting Partners. As a contractor support staff, she provides logistics support to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (DASN) Expeditionary & Logistics Management (ELM) at the Navy Pentagon, in Arlington, Virginia.
Preceding her career with Strategic Consulting Partners, she served in the United States Navy, retiring in 2017 after 21 years of meritorious service. She served as the Material Support Manager at Program Executive Office, Submarines, Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, District of Columbia. She provided integrated logistic support for in-service and new acquisition submarines.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Chemistry, from University of Benin, Nigeria, Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Webster University, St. Louis, MI and MBA Acquisition and Contracts Management from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Navy Business Resource Management from University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business and the Joint Military Education (JPME) Phase1 diploma from the Naval War College.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy as Airman in 1996. In 2000 she was commissioned as a Naval Officer through Officer Candidate program. Her military education includes Supply Corps Basic Qualification Course, and Senior Supply Corps Officer Course. She earned the Defense Acquisition Professional membership and is certified DAWIA Levels I, II, and III Contracting Officer, Levels I and II Life Cycle Logistics and Level I Program Management.
She previously served as Contracting Officer/Deputy Branch Head at Military Sealift Command (MSC); Acquisition Professional, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR); Supply Officer, USS GUNSTON HALL (LSD 44); Ship’s Store Officer, Naval Support Activity, Manama, Bahrain; Disbursing/Sales/Hazardous Material Officer, USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67); Supply Officer, USS BARRY (DDG 52), Watch Officer, Navy Operational Logistics Support Center, Norfolk VA, Calibration Technician, Naval Air Depot (NADEP), North Island, CA and Aviation Electronics Technician, Naval Air Station, Sigonella, Sicily, Italy.
Stella Obayuwana is qualified Surface Warfare Supply Corps Officer. She was awarded various campaign, unit, and personal Navy and Marine Corps Medals. She is also a published author, recently debuting her Mystery/Suspense Trilogy, Chronicles of Chando: Visions of Zuraph.
Jay Aronowitz, MPA
Senior Human Capital Consultant
Mr. Jay D. Aronowitz has served as a senior executive and small business owner with over 30 years experience as an executive leader, strategic policy advisor, innovative problem solver and strategic analyst. Jay served as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in Department of Defense, and possesses an extensive analytical background in strategic level human capital planning, organizational analyses and design, and financial management. Jay testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and interacted regularly with senior executives across the Federal government, private industry and Congressional Professional Staff Members on issues of strategic interest to the Department of Defense and Army. His executive leadership skills are focused in the following areas:
• Strategic Human Capital Planning and Management
• Executive and leadership development
• Talent and Diversity Management
• Organizational Analyses and Design
• Planning, Programming and Budgeting/Resource Management
Jay has served as the Chief Human Capital Officer (Civilian Personnel)/Headquarters Department of the Army, with responsibility for developing and implementing the Army’s lifecycle management strategy of over 300K Civilians, as well as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary (Diversity and Leadership), where his work became the foundation for the Army’s Diversity Roadmap.
Jay holds an M.S., Public Administration, from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH., as well as a B.S., Social Work, from Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA.
Director of Client Solutions
Catharene Garula draws upon 40 years’ experience in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. As a change agent with a solutions focus, she successfully utilizes facilitation and training to help organizations achieve their goals. As a change agent she successfully utilizes facilitation and training to help organizations achieve their goals. Her career launched in the non-profit sector, first as an activist and community organizer in the disenfranchised community of Centralia, PA a town with an underground mine fire. Catharene was instrumental in Centralia’s effort to secure a federal appropriation of $42 million as a rider to the Defense Bill in 1983, for the purpose relocating the entire town of Centralia away from the health and safety risks of environmental hazard. In the following decade she continued her studies of organizational change management, training at the Highlander Folk School (now the Highlander Research and Education Center) in New Market, TN. Having the opportunity to study with many great leaders of the civil rights movement at Highlander, including Myles Horton and Si Kahn, she went on to assist other communities suffering from environmental and technical disasters. Her efforts resulted in out of court award settlements of nearly a billion dollars for the impacted communities. After several successful outcomes, she was invited to address the United Nations and soon began delivering keynote presentations as a guest speaker at many national conferences, universities, and corporate events.
In the for-profit sector Catharene is a transformational leader in emerging and information technologies. She has served in a variety of roles for companies large and small, across multiple sectors ranging from healthcare, government services, education and Fortune 100 companies. Her passion is working collaboratively with organizations and their leaders to create actionable strategies resulting in desired outcomes. She has been referred to as a Swiss Army Knife of consultants since as a business generalist, she can be called upon to help in multiple roles:
• change management
• customer relationship management
• marketing and sales strategy
• new product launches
• organizational development
• project management
She is certified to administer the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Everything DiSC assessments and training. When you are looking for someone to guide your team to think out of the box or accomplish the seemingly unattainable goal; you will want Catharene on your project team.
Chad Barger, CFRE
Nonprofit Fundraising Strategist, Master Trainer and Coach
Chad is a sought-after nonprofit fundraising strategist, master trainer and coach who helps nonprofits overcome the barriers to fundraising success.
Having spent his entire career as a fundraiser, Chad has worked in both large shops and small nonprofit organizations. He has gained experience in a variety of sectors, including higher education, social services and the arts. Many of his fundraising programs have been built from the ground up, while others have been rebuilt and revitalized back to their former glory. Chad prides himself on taking stagnant organizations to the next level and ensuring that successful organizations continue on their forward trajectories. The campaigns he has worked on have raised in excess of $48 million for the charities that he has had the honor of serving.
Chad serves as an Adjunct Instructor at both Temple University and Messiah College, teaching their fundraising courses. As a Master Trainer for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, he is a frequent keynote and workshop presenter at nonprofit conferences. Chad is an active member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a past president of the Central Pennsylvania Chapter.
A regular columnist for Advancing Philanthropy, Chad has also been interviewed for articles in the Chronicle of Philanthropy. In addition to his contributions to these two leading publications in the field, he was the 2018 recipient of the Nonprofit Leadership Excellence Award granted by Central Penn Business Journal. Chad earned his Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential, the first globally recognized credential for fundraising professionals, in 2007, and he is also a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).
Ms. Wanda Savage-Moore, ACC
Executive Coach and OD Facilitator
Wanda serves as an Executive Coach and OD Facilitator for Strategic Consulting Partners. She has over 25 years of experience serving as a consultant and coach in leadership development and organizational development as well as serving as a C-suite executive. Ms. Savage-Moore has designed, developed, and delivered training and organizational development solutions as a part of major transformation programs and has personally trained over 15,000 professionals in leadership competencies, diversity, EEO, change management, project management, benchmarking, and customer service for over 75 Federal, state, and local government, and private sector organizations. Ms. Savage-Moore has been the Vice Chair or Chair of over 40 national and international conferences, workshops, and seminar series in which she was responsible for all components of conference program design, speaker identification and selection, participant registration, marketing and media relations, venue and logistics management, and creating the web presence. Ms. Savage-Moore has provided training and executive coaching services to over 2,000 Federal SES candidates, middle managers, supervisors.
Ms. Savage-Moore is a master facilitator and human capital management consultant with experience in design and facilitation of individual and organizational assessments, leadership and employee development programs, teambuilding sessions, labor negotiations, diversity and EEO assessments and programs, employee engagement programs, customer satisfaction management systems, facilitation and implementation of Total Quality Management programs, Process Reengineering and Statistical Process Control assessments, Employee Engagement and Inclusion and initiatives, and Participative Management Systems. She has facilitated over 75 customer service, performance improvement, BPR and strategic planning teams. Her specialty, as a master facilitator is interactive problem solving and behavior modification for results.
Ms. Savage-Moore is not only an ICF-Certified Coach, trained at George Mason University, she holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Bachelor of Science, in Mechanical Engineering. She is also certified to deploy the OPM 360° Leadership assessment, the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI)®, and the Clifton Strengths Assessment®, and regularly uses the MBTI®, the Agility Assessment, the Change Leadership Assessment, the Kraybill Conflict Management Assessment, the Implicit Association Test, the Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Polarity Maps, and more to help teams and organizations transform. Ms. Savage-Moore is also a published author, a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur.
Anthony (Tony) Stamilio, Colonel (retired) US Army, ACC
Human Capital SME, Coach and Consultant
Mr. Anthony J. (Tony) Stamilio’s passion is to support executives and leaders in making their organizations and people the best they can be…and have some fun on the journey! Mr. Stamilio launched First Step Coaching and Consulting, LLC (www.first-step-coaching.com) to share his experience with leaders who are interested in learning and improving themselves, their organizations, and their people. He has commanded Army units and led strategic level staff agencies in the military and across the federal government, culminating his service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army. Tony developed award winning leader development programs for military units and the 250,000-person Army Civilian Workforce; he facilitated, developed and implemented strategic plans and processes for independent agencies, non-profits, and the Army Marketing and Advertising effort, valued at $300M. Mr. Stamilio specializes in coaching executives and aspiring leaders and has been supporting leaders in transition for over 15 years. His program management efforts across wide variety of subject areas, including performance management, transition services, and workforce transformation, have been recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Secretary of Defense. Mr. Stamilio is a 2016 Presidential Rank Award Recipient.
Mr. Stamilio earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the US Military Academy, and a Master of Business Administration, specializing in Organizational Development and Leadership, from the University of New Hampshire. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the Army Management Staff College, and the Air Force Staff College. Mr. Stamilio is certified through the International Coach Federation as an Associate Certified Coach, and received his training through George Mason University Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance certificate program.
Jill Marshall Annitto, ACC, CPCC, MBA
Senior HR Consultant, Trainer, Executive Coach
Jill Marshall Annitto’s vision is to make the world a better place by helping organizations become better places for the people in them. Jill is an International Coach Federation (ICF) certified coach, strategic human capital consultant, and experiential training facilitator with extensive experience in developing leaders and staff in a variety of organizations, including the US Department of State, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at The Johns Hopkins University, the US Army, and US Navy.
Jill’s professional journey began when she joined the US Army, out of a desire for adventure and service, and discovered her passion for mentoring others. Adventure and service remain important to Jill. She is a past president of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)’s Metro DC Chapter. Jill serves as a mentor to other professional coaches, and as an outdoor challenge course facilitator at George Mason University.
Jill holds an M.S. in Management from University of Maryland University College along with the following professional certifications and credentials:
• Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
• Everything DiSC
• Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
• International Coach Federation (ICF), Associate Accredited Coach (ACC)
• Coaches Training Institute (CTI), Certified Co-Active Professional Coach (CPCC)
• Story-typing and Narrative Intelligence
• Professional Strengths, Values & Story-type Survey (SVSS)
• Human Capital Institute (HCI), Human Capital Strategist (HCS)
• Kirkpatrick Four Levels of Evaluation, Gold-level Certification
• Certified Personal Branding & Social Media Strategist
Dr. Johari Rashad
Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert and Master Trainer
Dr. Johari Rashad serves as an SCP Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert and Master Trainer. After 38 years as a federal employee – with 34 years of which she spent in Federal Human Resources and Training and Employee Development Management – Dr. Rashad retired from the Federal Government in May 2014.
The last positions she held prior to retirement were Training Director for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and Director of OPM’s Center for Innovative Learning and Professional Growth. Prior roles also include Chief of the Office of Employee Development in the Bureau of Land Management; Director of the Workforce Programs Division; and Chief of the Career Development and Training Branch in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Dr. Rashad is an award-winning master trainer who continues to capitalize on her vast experiences as she designs, develops and delivers training and consulting services on behalf of individual clients, corporations, government agencies and non-profit organizations. She has been a member of the Partnership for Public Service's Speakers Bureau for over 10 years. Since 2005, she has served as adjunct professor at the Lutheran College Washington Semester in Arlington, Virginia, where she teaches an undergraduate class on American Diversity.
As a certified job and career-transition coach, Dr. Rashad’s specialties include diversity and inclusion; written and oral communications; team-building and collaboration; problem resolution; career and employee development; upward-mobility career counseling; affirmative action recruitment; and EEO training.
Dr. Rashad received her Ph.D. in Organizational Communication/Human Communication Studies from Howard University, after earning a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from the University of the District of Columbia.
Major Benjamin F. Brooks
Major Benjamin F. Brooks is a retired Major of the Pennsylvania State Police, Management Consultant, and Founder of Major Ben’s Consulting Agency. His specific areas of expertise include Valuing Diversity, Inclusion, and the impact of Unconscious Bias, Dealing with Difficult People, Policing Your Image, Preventing Sexual Harassment in The Workplace, Workplace Violence, and Domestic Violence for law enforcement. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Kutztown University. In addition, Major Brooks has completed the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Management Training Program for Senior Managers, the FBI National Academy, Pennsylvania State University Police Supervisor In-service Training, and Police Executive Development Program, and is certified by the U.S. Department of Justice for Diversity Training. His yearning for social justice led him to become one of the first African-Americans in the history of the Pennsylvania State Police in 1961, where he rose up the ranks to become the first African-American Captain/Troop Commander. Major Brooks then became the first enlisted member of the Pennsylvania State Police to head the Affirmative Action/Contract Compliance Division, where he developed the State Police’s Sexual Harassment policy and training program, and redefined the concept of Affirmative Action, and its relationship to cultural diversity. He also joined a multi-agency task force which was responsible for training Police and Corrections Departments throughout Pennsylvania in the Ethnic Intimidation laws relating to hate crimes. Major Brooks is now a member of the National Speakers Association, American Seminar Leaders Association, Dale Carnegie Group, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives. (NOBLE). He is presently the Director of Security for Prime Wellness of Pennsylvania, a Medical Cannabis facility.
Sonia G. Pandit, MPH, MBA
Senior Data Analyst
Sonia G. Pandit, MPH, MBA, specializes in maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations and government agencies. With clients ranging from Johns Hopkins University to the Maryland Department of Health to the World Health Organization, she has extensive experience with strategic planning, data management, impact assessments, process improvement, and organizational development. Ms. Pandit is a graduate of Yale University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mr. Alfranda “Al” Durr
Lead, ALD & Associates LLC
Mr. Dur is responsible for leading ALD & Associates LLC strategic vision, creating new business opportunities, and managing key client relationships.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Durr served 28 years as a commissioned officer in the Army National Guard while holding a number of Director and Program Management positions. He has more than three decades of experience in human resource, equal opportunity, program management as well as diversity and inclusion programs.
Mr. Durr is a Certified Diversity and Inclusion Practitioner, Human Resource Manager and Mentor with experience working with federal, department of defense and state programs. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Quality Systems Management from the National Graduate School along with Diversity and Inclusion Certifications from Cornell and Georgetown Universities. Mr. Durr is a Coach, Teacher, Inspirator and Mentor to many and is a frequent speaker at conferences and leadership forums.
Faith Schneider, MPP PCC, LCDR (retired) US Navy
Executive Leadership Coach
Faith C. Schneider is a leadership development coach and organizational change facilitator with more than 25 years of Federal and private sector work experience. She is dedicated to helping teams and leaders manage personal and organizational transformation. Faith forms unique partnerships with her clients, co-creating solutions that allow leaders and teams to move forward in challenging circumstances and thrive in the midst of change.
Faith’s background and depth of experience allow her to bring a unique perspective and a wide range of skills to her public, private and not-for-profit sector clients. Collaborating with high-capacity leaders and their teams for the past fifteen years, her clients include the Executive Office of the President; Department of Defense (DoD), Food and Drug Administration; Department of Homeland Security; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Department of Energy; Food Safety and Inspection Service; Department of Treasury; Department of Commerce; Department of Transportation; the Citadel; World Bank and the Asbury Foundation. Also a veteran, Faith served in the U.S. Navy from 1994-2008 and has nine years’ experience at a large science and technology corporation.
Faith holds an MPP in Public Policy and International Security from the University of Maryland, a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Maine, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Organization Development from Georgetown University. She also holds a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University and is ICF Accredited (PCC). Additional certifications and training include the Pearman Personality Integrator, EQi (Emotional Intelligence), Experienced Innovation Design Thinking, Team Conversational Norms Diagnostic (TCND), OPM 360 Leadership Instrument, Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI), Adult Development Theory, and Leadership Presence.
Faith offers both a comprehensive leadership and team development process that enhances the client’s capacity and strengths, enabling them to better implement change in demanding, fast-paced environments. Her coaching is fully customizable and incorporates practical tools, assessments and models to deepen her clients’ awareness and achieve long-term results. Her clients value the resources and feedback she brings to each session, and report leaving with new insights and energy needed to move forward.
Dilip Abayesekara, Ph.D.
Master Trainer, OD Specialist, Coach, and Facilitator
Dr. Abayesekara is a SCP senior organizational development specialist and leadership coach who has trained and inspired thousands of people in many different industries in almost every state in the United States and in nine other countries since he started training, speech coaching and professional speaking in 1994. His primary focus is to enable individuals and organizations to unleash their communication and performance potential. One of his favorite quotes is: “If you want to change the world, don’t wait for the world to change; just look at the old world with new eyes.” Dr. Abayasekara (known affectionately as “Dr. Dilip” by many of his clients) has helped thousands of people discover their “new eyes” through his private customized speech coaching, seminars and workshops in the areas of communication and presentation skills, creative thinking, relationship building, customer service, leadership and spirituality and his inspirational keynote speeches.
Dr. Dilip is on the speaking circuit for the Institute for Management Studies, as well as for Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO organization. He also serves as the strategic advisor to the president of Central Penn College and has been an adjunct faculty member in the areas of oral communication and interpersonal communication for Central Pennsylvania College and Eastern University’s School of Professional Studies. A partial list of his clients include: The Hershey Company, Northrop Grumman, PNC Bank, Mid-Atlantic Corporate Federal Credit Union, the Veterans Administration, Central Penn College, Baltimore City Community College, the U.S. Army Equal Employment Opportunity Office, the Government of Sri Lanka, the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, and the United Nations Development Programme. He has provided customized, private speech coaching to business executives, small business owners, scientists and engineers, professionals, elected officials, candidates for elected office and speech contestants.
Dilip Abayasekara was born and raised in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He attended college in the U.S., earning an A.A. at Palm Beach Junior College, a B.S. in chemistry at University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in organic and polymer chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University. After working for 12 years as an industrial scientist, he surrendered to his avocation, starting his own consulting practice over 20 years ago–connecting, influencing, and enriching others through the power of the spoken word.
Project Manager/Marketing Specialist
Ms. Jodi Christman has over 20 years of experience in the marketing field and supports Strategic Consulting Partners’ clients with their traditional and digital marketing needs. After 19 years playing a critical role in the growth of JPL, a full-service marketing agency in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jodi Christman left her executive position to provide business and leadership consulting to digital media companies and advertising agencies. She also taught Interactive Project Management at Harrisburg University.
With her strategic marketing knowledge, natural curiosity for how humans can interact with and benefit from technology, and a strong business acumen Ms. Christman has become the go-to expert for businesses and organizations who need her unique combination of strategic and execution skills. Her work delivers results and her style makes it easy for clients to achieve their goals.
She has produced award-winning campaigns, videos, TV commercials, print materials, digital assets and websites for Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, National Sexual Violent Resource Center, Herr’s Foods Incorporated, New Holland Agriculture, StarKist Tuna, Mount Nittany Health, The Hershey Company, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Dentsply Sirona, Pennsylvania Justice Network, Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey School, United Way, and Rite Aid Corporation.
Christman received a Bachelor of Arts in communication/journalism from Shippensburg University in 1992. She was a 2009 Central Penn Business Journal Forty Under 40 recipient and awarded Shippensburg University’s Outstanding Young Alumnus for Personal Achievement in 2011. She is a founding member of Capital Area Marketing Professionals and a small business member of the Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce . She is certified as a LGBT Business Enterprise. She assisted Shippensburg University’s communication/journalism program to become one of 111 programs nationally and internationally to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC) in 2013. She was a former board member and currently active volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.
Lorraine Nordlinger, MBA CPLP, ACC
Trainer and Executive Coach
Lorraine has been coaching and developing team members since 1986. Throughout her career she has mentored and coached new staff, keeping their strengths in the forefront of the subject at hand. In addition to StrengthFinders, she’s certified and authorized to sell and debrief the DiSC Index, Values Index, and Attribute Index that she bundles as ADVanced Insights, along with the Data Indicating Alignment of Organizational Goals (D.I.AL.O.G.).
Ms. Nordlinger earned her M.B.A. in general management from Meredith College and her B.A. in communications from North Carolina State University. She has received her Certified Professional in Performance and Learning certification from the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training and Development) and is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. She also completed certificate programs in Facilitating Organizational Change, Human Performance Improvement and Consulting Skills for Trainers from ATD; and Project Leadership, Management and Communications, and Fundamentals of Business Analysis from the George Washington University School of Business. She is certified through Total Quality Institute to implement proven process improvement methodologies. She serves on the faculty of the National Business Institute and facilitates a variety of seminars such as, Working Across Departments and Achieving Buy-in, When an Employee Isn't Meeting Expectations ... Clear Communication Strategies that Avoid Lawsuits, and Dealing with the Troubled/Troubling Employees.
Richard (Rick) Donahoue, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Rick specializes in providing consulting services in supply chain optimization and operation excellence. He also provides training in most of the APICS sponsored materials (CSCP, CPIM, Operations and Materials Management, Lean, and Inventory Management) and develops customized training solutions. Prior to funding his own company ten years ago, he worked for YORK International, Graham Architectural Products, Honeywell, and a division of Tyco International. He held a variety of positions in operations management, materials management, marketing and forecasting and was a project team member for numerous enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations.
Rick is past president of the Lancaster-York APICS chapter and has held a variety of support functions within the chapter. He currently serves as the Mid-Atlantic District director and previously was the director of education for the Mid-Atlantic District of APICS. Rick also serves APICS headquarters in the capacity of subject matter expert for the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) program. Rick has also been involved with several conference room pilots such as Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) and several CPIM () modules and the Lean Enterprise workshop series. Rick is an APICS recognized Master Level Instructor in CPIM, CSCP and the Lean Enterprise programs. Rick is certified Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University.