12 years as Director of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education for Portland Parks, four years at Portland non-profit SOAR, providing access to outdoor adventures for adults with physical disabilities.
Merrilee enjoys providing attentive support to clients across the country. She loves the enthusiastic atmosphere and inspired work done by WMFDP. All of which show up daily as heartfelt dedication.
Greg’s passion is driving transformative change that challenges our way of thinking. His focus is on the adversity that faces individuals and orgs in the journey to inclusion. He has an MBA in international management from PSU.
Marketing professional who over the last ten years refocused his career to work in the nonprofit sector. Formerly with the Portland Art Museum, driving their media and digital strategy.
Cynthia draws from her deep experience in marketing & communications, conflict resolution, and facilitation to support WMFDP's mission and deliver value to its clients.
Noah works with the leadership and content experts to ensure that our program delivery quality maintains its high professional standard, and continually looks for ways to refresh our curriculum to ensure WMFDP delivers the utmost in quality to our clients.
Peggy manages our client service teams, safeguarding, above all, the professional quality service our clients know us for. A former Assistant Dean of the Univ. of Oregon Law School and law firm administrator, Peggy has over 20+ years experience in client development and client satisfaction.
Nonprofit professional with a focus in the Performing Arts. Robin has extensive experience engaging audiences, membership recruitment, artist development, and event planning. She continues to be an active arts patron, community volunteer and supporter.
Thirty-four years in public education. Principal of magnet urban and rural schools, affiliating with experiential methodology. Additionally, loves math.
Amalia's talent is her ability to unify people from diverse cultures, backgrounds and disciplines to work together towards common goals. As a bilingual, bicultural Latina she is able to work fluidly in both English and Spanish and within many cultural contexts.
Anita has worked in the business world for 20 years in the US, Europe, and India. She graduated from the Pepperdine MSOD program where her thesis topic was Adaptive Leadership. Other credentials are centered around group process work and include Case in Point, T-Groups, Action Learning and NeuroLeadership.
Experienced in group facilitation & consultation, specializing in creating psychologically safe learning environments. Teaches graduate student counseling psychologists at Cambridge College in Springfield, MA. Active member of NTL Institute for Applied Behavioral Sciences.
30 years as an Organization & Personal Change consultant, working with leaders and orgs to adapt behaviors and ways of operating to ensure a productive and inclusive workplace. Bo's worked with leaders at all levels in for-profit & non-profit orgs in the US and overseas.
Diversity coach, economist, former manager in US gov't agencies and a university educator-researcher. Co-founder of NTL Institute’s Diversity Leadership Cert. Program. MA in organization & HR development from American Univ., PhD economics from Tulane.
44 years working on race, gender and sexual orientation in client organizations, challenging assumptions and patterns connected to equity issues. Strong focus on strategic use of diversity. Served as adjunct faculty or guest lecturer at Purdue, American Univ, and Univ of Cincinnati.
Cross-cultural coaching for individuals and organizations. BA in organizational leadership, George Fox. MA in Social Work Administration, Northwest Nazarene University. A nationally recognized speaker, who uses her voice to raise awareness about diversity & inclusion.
Moe uses rigorous self-awareness, honest dialogue, active involvement and empathy to improve individual and team effectiveness. 20 years of experience promoting systemic change through training initiatives, and coaching plans. MA in Organization Development from Antioch New England University.
Proven leader with unique interdisciplinary business skills in human resources, workforce diversity, line operations and leadership development. Director – Diversity & Compliance for The City University of New York. B.S., Illinois State and M.B.A. UNC-Greensboro.
15+ years of working with schools, businesses, non-profits and government agencies towards equity. Expertise in facilitating experiential, social and emotional learning spaces for leaders to address their challenges and opportunities around urgent social issues. M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Bank Street College.
Robin is particularly adept at engaging resistant groups and individuals in the process of growth and development. 10 years in management consult- ing, executive coaching, facilitator for corporate, nonprofit, and academic arenas. B.A. Political Science, Spelman College. Masters Counseling Psychology, Georgia State Univ.
Organization change practitioner providing leadership develop- ment services to corporate, government and non-profits in US and global organizations. MA, Organization Development at American Univ. Certificate in organizational development at MIT’s Sloan School of Manage- ment and NTL Institute for Applied Behavior Science.
Joan is an organizational development professional with expertise in culture change and D&I. She has a doctorate in Organizational Systems & Development and an MA in Human Development from Fielding Graduate Univ, Santa Barbara, CA and BA in education and English for The College of St. Rose in Albany, New York.
30 years in social services, community education, and human rights advocacy. Cross-cultural effectiveness, team building, conflict resolution. Board member McKenzie River Gathering Foundation, Oregon Minority AIDS Coalition, Peer Counseling Community. B.A. in Community Services and Public Affairs, University of Oregon.
Equity and inclusion strategist, coach, educator and advocate. Kristin’s strength is moving people and organizations from awareness to tangible action. Corporate, gov't, nonprofit sectors. Former intercultural services director and HR manager for CH2M Hill. M.A., Intercultural Relations, Antioch Univ.
Change consultant, Empowerment of women, impact of gender stereotypes, bringing heart, purpose and true calling to people’s work. Psychology Professor at State University of New York at Albany, life coaching for executives at Fortune 500 companies.
30 yrs of global experience in leadership, team development, coaching. Mark has an EdD from Boston Univ and taught at Boston Univ, Indiana Univ, Portland State Univ, and Singapore Management Univ, focusing on accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.
30+ years of leadership experience in non-profit education and for-profit global learning and consulting organizations. Expertise in organizational culture assessment and design, character-based leadership development. Author of The Five Insights of Enduring Leaders. Adjunct faculty positions for Duke Univ, Va. Tech, American Leadership Forum, Exec. Forum.
Co-Founder of WMFDP. Executive coaching and leadership development since 1997. Jo Ann’s strength is her focus on measurable action that makes a positive difference – to the client as an individual, and to their business performance.
Expertise in strategic planning, executive/business coaching, and cultural competence. MA in Psychology, University of Santa Monica. JD Lewis and Clark Law School. Co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee for the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.
Skilled at facilitating self-awareness development around privilege and diversity partnerships, and cultivating leadership focus on equity. 15+ years of experience as an education and social justice advocate. Noah has worked with Race & Pedagogy, and Seattle Public Schools.
15 years in diversity work. Author, Finding the Energy: Coming Out in Corporate America. Avid supporter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), Out & Equal, and PFLAG (Parents, Families & Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
30 years facilitating and coaching business clients across sectors and organization levels, helping create effective learning conditions. She has worked in myriad environments in different countries delivering curriculum-based leadership skills training. Roni has a master’s degree in intercultural relations with a focus on how culture informs how we interact with each other.
Veteran HR formerly with Kraft Foods, Ameritech Corp, Nabisco, Citicorp Diners Club, and the University of Iowa Healthcare. Special focus on HR business integration and community engagement. BA, Morehouse College. MBA, University of Iowa. SPHR and GPHR certifications, HR Certification Institute.
25 years in organizational development combining inter- personal and group dynamics and the human impacts of organizational change. BA Community Development, Penn State Univ. Adjunct faculty, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Adult & Continuing Ed., Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.
25 years facilitating leadership development and culture change. Known for his engaging style, Tim helps clients identify and transform the underlying thinking and structures that drive behavior. MA, Organization Development, Antioch Univ. Adjunct faculty, MBA program, Portland State University.