MONICA GOULD, MBA, CMC

President

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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.

ANNETTE CREMO, PH.D.

Chief Learning Officer

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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.

JENNY GALLAGHER BLOM

Vice President of Community Benefit and Strategic Innovation

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As the Vice President of Community Benefit and Strategic Innovation, Jenny Gallagher Blom brings more than twenty years of nonprofit experience in human services, community and organizational development, and strategic leadership to Strategic Consulting Partners. In addition, Jenny worked with the Salvation Army Harrisburg for 17 years garnering expertise in youth intervention and prevention programs, community engagement, nutrition and self-sufficiency education, and case management programs. She has overseen many different facets of program development, evaluation, implementation, and supervision, and grew programs and services by more than 370% during her tenure. She also has extensive experience in creating, implementing, and evaluating self-sufficiency initiatives that focus on life coaching, mentoring, and education to move clients from dependence to greater self-sufficiency.

Jenny is passionate about meeting current community needs and has developed strategic partnerships with an emphasis on expanding the organizational collective impact and increasing efficiency. Jenny secured, managed, monitored, and reported on a significant portfolio of federal, state, county, and city public funding contracts and multi-year grant awards toward community benefit programs, services, and facilities projects. She was ultimately responsible for the supervision of all program personnel, activities, budgets, operations, and outcomes, increasing the FTE staffing headcount by 600%. Programs and outcomes reporting developed by Jenny have been continually recognized by community partners as a model for nonprofit reporting. She has also developed and led several strategic organizational changes that strengthened the organization and provided presentations on best practices in education services and organizational change, among other topics. Jenny served on the Capital Campaign Steering Committee for The Salvation Army with a key leadership role in the planning and development of the new 38,000-square-foot headquarters building project, including organizing opportunities for community input, systems development, facility use design, and ultimately the move and transition of all programs and operations into the new Worship and Service Center in September of 2019 with little to no interruption in services provided.

Jenny is a graduate of Messiah College with an individualized Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Empowerment: Anthropology, Literature and History. Jenny earned a graduate degree at Messiah University in the school of Business and Leadership with a Master of Arts in Strategic Leadership.

Jenny is actively engaged as a founding member of the Pennsylvania STEAM Academy Charter School where she initially served as the Board of Trustees secretary and now currently serves as the Board Vice Chair. She is passionate about empowering the next generation and ensuring a quality education is attainable and accessible for all. Jenny has served on both state and county Emergency Food and Shelter Program boards as well as a Core Solutions Partner for the United Way of Capital Region since their inception. Jenny is a member of the Dream Team with the Foundation for Enhancing Community Fund for Women and Girls.

Jasmine Gould

Chief Development Officer

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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.

Olga J. Blouch, Ph.D.

Director of Organizational Development

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Dr. Olga J. Blouch is an organization development consultant with a passion for building healthy organizations that leverage culture to maximize employee engagement at all levels of the organization in order to obtain the highest level of performance and customer impact. She is experienced in developing human capital and organizations through strategic initiatives, education, and collaboration to provide individuals with meaningful work to ensure productive, sustainable organizations. She is highly skilled in building genuine relationships built on trust, inspiring others to action, promoting self-awareness, and using strengths-based approaches and mindfulness techniques. As a respected leader, Olga has a genuine interest in the capacity of multicultural and diverse teams, coaching individuals to develop skills in leadership, teamwork, and compassion to create an inclusive space for advancing ideas. She is active in expanding her knowledge and application of research-based leadership and organization development processes. She presented at the 2018 Organization Development Network National Conference on strengths-based processes used to motivate individuals to attain professional aspirations, and continues to promote these research-based methods at the individual, team and organizational level. With experience in the health, education, and insurance industries, Olga has worked in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. She holds a Ph.D. in Workforce Development and Education, with an emphasis in Human Resource Development and Organization Development from Pennsylvania State University, a M.Ed. in Training and Development/Adult Education from Pennsylvania State University, and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Lebanon Valley College.

HEATHER STEVENS

Workforce Development Career Counselor & Training Specialist

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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.

TONYA McKEE

Solutions Director

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Tonya is passionate about helping organizations and customers innovate products and services, optimize processes, and maximize potential while navigating change. With a background in IT and Communications, she has established skills in business analysis, corporate communications, technical writing, instructional design, content and document management, sales/marketing support, organizational development, change management and user and customer experience.

Tonya brings a breadth of experience to her role as Solutions Director at SCP, leading a team responsible for business development, communications, and quality control. She seeks to ensure every engagement includes the best team and most effective approach for an optimal client experience.

BENJAMIN BYNUM

Program Manager for the USAID Organizational Resilience

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Benjamin Bynum is an Program Manager for the Organizational & Individual Resilience Team at the USAID Staff Care Center for Strategic Consulting Partners.

As an organizational and leadership development consultant with 14 years of experience, Benjamin focuses on supporting leaders and teams to improve their organizational and systemic resilience.

Benjamin’s interest in supporting organizational resilience and health has roots in his experience in the public school system, non-profit organizations, adult education in the prison system, and work in the Episcopal/Anglican church–both in his old Kentucky home and in South Africa. A multitude of experiences in those organizations led to many questions: How can organizations be more effective? How can leadership skills be fostered across organizations? How can we all be better coworkers and neighbors to each other?

Benjamin aspires to engage in adaptive challenges such as these with courage, humility, and empathy. His energy to support mission-focused organizations comes from the belief that everyone can increase their leadership, communication, and self-awareness skills and, as a result, change their lives and their organizations.

Before working at SCP, Benjamin worked as an Organizational Resilience Advisor for the Staff Care Center since 2020. Prior to working at Staff Care, Benjamin operated his own consulting business where he worked with clients in ten countries, including US government agencies, UN organizations, international schools, international and local non-profits, businesses, and individuals.

Benjamin completed a Bachelor’s degree in Religion, Education, and Psychology from Centre College and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from the Leadership Institute of Seattle. He lives in Washington, DC, and enjoys beekeeping, cooking, baseball history, traveling to unusual places, supporting refugees who come to the DC area, and just about anything outside active in the sunshine.

WAMUNI MWAURA, MBA

Operations/Finance Manager

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Wamuni has more than a decade of broad accounting management experience, ranging from for-profit start-ups to large corporations to non-profits. She is a master at organizational accounting, financial reporting, financial compliance, and accuracy in forecasting. She began her career as a staff accountant, held two finance leadership positions in large and small corporations, and then transitioned to financial consulting for nonprofit organizations. Her specialties include implementing internal controls, management reporting, and recommending feasible accounting solutions.

Wamuni is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of St. Catherine in Minnesota as well as a master’s degree in business administration from Southwest Baptist University in Missouri.

Wamuni enjoys serving her community as a volunteer and is currently the Women’s Chair leader of Kenya Christian Fellowship of America (KCFA), a non-profit organization in PA.

BOB WHITMORE, MBA, D.ED.

Director of Nonprofit Programs

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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.

NICOLE D. HURLBUTT, PH.D., SHRM

Data Scientist and Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

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Dr. Nicole D. Hurlbutt (she, her, hers) is an organization development consultant and monitoring and evaluation lead with Strategic Consulting Partners. She received her Ph.D. in Workforce Education and Development, emphasizing Human Resource Development and Organizational Development, from Penn State University and a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Change from Penn State.

Dr. Hurlbutt is a subject matter expert in engagement, leadership, and organization structuring. She is passionate about developing all individuals to be leaders, regardless of their titles. Dr. Hurlbutt is an experienced human resource consultant and an SHRM-certified SCP. In addition, she is a certified Tilt 365 facilitator. She has led organizational interventions for volunteer non-profit organizations, faith-based organizations, higher education, and the federal government.

In her monitoring and evaluation role, Dr. Hurlbutt uses evidence-based practices to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of programs and/or interventions. She is knowledgeable and experienced in developing qualitative and quantitative frameworks, creating assessments, collecting data, and analyzing data.

Before coming to SCP, Dr. Hurlbutt spent 17 years at Penn State University and worked as the associate director for the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State for the past five years. She is an avid volunteer in her community. She is a Girl Scout troop leader, an active member of the local Rotary, and an officer in the Order of the Eastern Star. As a former musician and actress, she loves to sing, dance, and listen to all genres of music. Dr. Hurlbutt resides in Central Pennsylvania with her family and their pets.

JESSICA IBAUGH

Office Manager

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Jessica Ibaugh is the Office Manager for SCP and works behind the scenes to help keep the company running. She brings 17 years of experience in customer service, accounting, and human relations from her previous position at a local construction company. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Elizabethtown College. With this knowledge and skillset, she is well-versed in the wide range of tasks she takes on to support SCP as well as her local community, serving as a part-time secretary/treasurer.

JAY ARONOWITZ, MPA

Senior Human Capital Consultant

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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.

SHELLEY GOLDSTEIN

Writer and Designer

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Before joining Strategic Consulting Partners, Shelley worked in the publishing industry for eighteen years as an editor, designer, and writer for a national magazine. She’s interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life and is deeply curious about the stories of others. As a natural problem solver, Shelley is adept at juggling multiple projects and roles. She’s also a fine artist, and her illustrations of fruit and flowers appear on wine and brandy bottles at Wilridge Winery in Washington state.

JOSEPH MOSCHETTO

Director of Client Success

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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.

ANNE MARIE KUPFERER, PH.D., PMP

Learning Lead for USAID Organizational Resilience

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Learning dominates the life and work of Anne Marie Kupferer, Ph.D., PMP. Her deep studies of human development and change theory inform her passion for constructing participant-centered learning experiences and building relevant solutions. This approach provides the foundation for her work over the past 25 years developing and designing community and corporate training, facilitating strategic planning, and focus groups, leading participatory evaluations and board development initiatives, and teaching new educators.

Her experience includes internal learning and development positions with General Dynamics Information Technology and Navy Federal Credit Union where she specialized in leadership and workforce development training and guiding large-scale human capital change initiatives in onboarding, competencies, and mentoring. Additionally, Anne Marie has taught as adjunct faculty at American University’s International Training and Education Program and served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Togo, West Africa.

Anne Marie earned her Human and Organizational Systems doctorate at the Fielding Graduate University in 2000. Her dissertation included fieldwork conducting a participatory evaluation with a community development group in Detroit, Michigan. Earlier education was completed at the University of Virginia, including a B.A., in Foreign Affairs, and an M.Ed.

BRIAN PETERS, ED.D., M.S.S.A., NBCC, PCC

Organizational Resilience Advisor

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Brian has 30 years of experience working as a consultant, instructor, and mental health professional with federal agencies, non-profits, universities, the health industry, and international business. Brian has expertise in mental health diagnosis and treatment planning, clinical supervision, and health promotion; capacity building at the individual, organization, and system levels; program implementation; change management; and research and evaluation.

Brian often works with organizations that deliver health care services and conduct scientific research in health. He has provided direct service to clients in inpatient and outpatient hospital settings and community health care agencies and has directed a community mental health clinic. He has used these fora to educate the public on social policy and health care topics. He has also worked with numerous groups on workforce readiness programs to ensure that workers have the skills and competencies they require to succeed and stay safe and healthy on the job. Currently, Brian is developing an evidence-based Mental Health Plan for an agency mapped to the Surgeon General’s 2022 framework for mental health and well-being.

Brian’s underlying philosophy in his executive leadership and team development work is realistic, practical, and results oriented. He recognizes that every staff member’s time is valuable, and hence his programs are concise and focused on helping individuals acquire knowledge and skills linked to their specific needs. Trained as a psychologist, he is known for integrating the concept of resilience and mindfulness into his programs.

KATIE GIDDINGS

Organizational Resilience Advisor

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A trilingual consultant with global experience across Africa and Latin America, Katie Giddings is passionate about transformative leadership and organizational development. With a diverse background spanning the public and private sectors and international NGOs, she excels in coaching, conflict resolution, and change management. Katie’s dedication to empowering teams shines through her work with diverse clients including Indigenous communities and mission-driven businesses. Incorporating embodiment practices and Authentic Relating as tools, she specializes in customizing solutions for each organization, driving positive change through strategic planning. With a master’s degree in organizational systems and leadership and a certificate in Mediation and Conflict Coaching, Katie is committed to enhancing culture and fostering inclusive environments for thriving teams.

CHRISTOPHER TEED

Communications and Outreach Specialist

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Christopher brings 20 years of communications experience working with multiple United States government agencies including the Smithsonian Institution, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the United States Agency for International Development. Outside of the office, you can find him cycling the trails around Washington, DC, watching Premier League football, and enjoying the amazing cultural offerings of the national capital.

ANTHONY (TONY) STAMILIO, COLONEL (RETIRED) US ARMY, ACC

Human Capital SME, Coach and Consultant

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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.

AMY FAZIO

Senior Consultant

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Amy Fazio, M.A. is a speaker, nonprofit advocate, facilitator, and founder of the Magnify Your Mission System. Over the past 30 years, Amy has helped hundreds of nonprofits advance their mission with strategic planning, leadership development, and fundraising strategy.

Amy’s broad experience in community engagement and leadership includes serving as CEO of a national trade association, an elected school board member and former candidate for PA State House, and a professor of Civic & Community Engagement at Penn State Beaver. She earned her Master’s in political science/public administration from Colorado State University.

This broad and cross-sectional experience inspired Amy to create the Magnify Your Mission System® to help civic and nonprofit leaders save time and stress by learning and implementing systems to expand their leadership, fundraising, community engagement, and impact. Amy established the Penn State Beaver Nonprofit Leadership Lab, Allegheny County Library Association leadership cohort.

More than a mission, it’s a movement!

CATHARENE GARULA

Sr. Management Consultant

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Catharene Garula draws upon 40 years of experience in 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. 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 to relocate the entire town away from the health and safety risks of environmental hazards. 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 for communities facing the aftermath of disasters, she was invited to address the United Nations. She soon began delivering keynote presentations as a guest speaker at many national conferences, universities, and corporate events.

Catharene is a transformational leader in emerging information technologies in the for-profit sector. She has served in various 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:

• analysis
• change management
• customer relationship management
• digital marketing
• facilitation
• fundraising
• marketing and sales strategy
• negotiations
• new product launches
• organizational development
• project management
• strategy
• training

She is certified to administer the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team and Everything DiSC assessments and training. When 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.

JODI CHRISTMAN

Project Manager/Marketing Specialist

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Ms. Jodi Christman has over 25 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. 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 volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region.

Contributing Consultants

MAJOR BENJAMIN F. BROOKS

Management Consultant

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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.

WANDA SAVAGE-MOORE, ACC

Executive Coach and OD Facilitator

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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.

JILL MARSHALL ANNITTO, ACC, CPCC, MBA

Senior HR Consultant, Trainer, Executive Coach

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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

ALFRANDA “AL” DURR

Management Consultant

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Mr. Durr 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

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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.

CHAD BARGER, CFRE

Nonprofit Fundraising Strategist, Master Trainer and Coach

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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).

DR. JOHARI RASHAD

Diversity and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert and Master Trainer

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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.

RANDY FLECHSIG

Consultant

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Mr. Flechsig is a seasoned organizational leader in both healthcare and higher education with over 30 years of experience as a healthcare CEO and university president. Randy’s experience is distinguished by a high degree of proficiency in nonprofit board relations and policies, strategic planning, fostering winning cultures around innovation and change, and building sustainable collaborative relationships around mutual benefit.

Randy has chaired and served as trustee on numerous nonprofit boards. In his leadership role, he reported to nonprofit boards for over thirty years. Mr. Flechsig has worked assiduously with nonprofit boards to embark upon paths shaped by transformative vision and built with strategic frameworks for success. His work with boards as a leader has informed his consulting in board development particularly in advising boards on generative governance to elevate a board’s posture for anticipating disruptions.

As an organizational leader, Randy has overseen strategic planning initiatives that have changed the trajectory of organizations. This deep experience has shaped his strategic planning facilitation process, an engagement process that surfaces innovative ideas, delineates responsibility, and empowers accountability. The planning process is more than forward looking; it must serve to motivate people to action by looking for new and different ways of working if the plan intends to uplift an organization.

Mr. Flechsig is proficient at engaging communities, stakeholders, and teams in ways that build effective partnerships and coalitions needed to embrace big ideas and execute plans that bring ideas to life. Randy has effectively brought groups together throughout his career to collaborate in pursuing visions in fresh and innovative ways that create shared understanding and then rallying broad support around strategic objectives. He believes that to do great things you must stretch thinking around innovation and inspire people to envision a future that requires new and different paths.

Randy also offers a wide variety of leadership and management development programs with unique insights into mentoring and developing a diversity of talent. He also customizes development modules based upon specific organizational needs.

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