The Diversity Collegium Members' Profiles

Active Members

JuanCarlos Arauz, Ed.D.

Founding Executive Director of E3: Education, Excellence & Equity

JuanCarlos Arauz is a noted presenter on immigration, youth and education.

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Janet M. Bennett, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Intercultural Communication Institute and Director of the ICI/University of the Pacific Master of Arts in Intercultural Relations program.

As a trainer and consultant, Janet designs and conducts intercultural competence and diversity training for colleges and universities, corporations, NGO’s, government, and social service agencies.

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Joel A. Brown, Esq., CLC.

Chief Visionary Officer of Pneumos

Joel is a writer, consultant, coach, trainer and facilitator, and keynote speaker.

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Barbara Deane

Collegium Coordinator & Treasurer

Editor-in-Chief, DiversityCentral.com.

Barbara Deane is a consultant, trainer, speaker and writer on cross-cultural business issues and managing diversity.

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Emilio Egea

Collegium Vice President

VP Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer at Prudential Financial

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Bernardo M. Ferdman, Ph.D.

Professor of Organizational Psychology, Alliant International University, & Principal, Ferdman Consulting

Bernardo consults, writes, speaks, teaches, and conducts research on diversity and inclusion, multicultural leadership, Latinos & Latinas in the workplace, and bringing one’s whole self to work.

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Melanie Harrington

President and CEO, Vibrant Pittsburgh

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Kelli McLoud-Schingen

Global Diversity and Inclusion Facilitator, SIETAR USA, KMS Intercultural Consulting

Kelli specializes in Global Diversity and Inclusion, Storytelling, Cultural
Competence, and Healing Racism.

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Joe-Joe McManus, Ph.D.

Executive Director, Rootstrong

Joe-Joe is an educator and consultant whose work focuses on the intersections of diversity, education and leadership.

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Nene Molefi

President, Mandate Molefi Consultants, based in South Africa

Nene's company specializes in transformation strategy, diversity, culture change and executive coaching.

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Eddie Moore, Jr., Ph.D.

Founder/Consultant, America & MOORE, LLC
Founder, the White Privilege Conference

Eddie is an educator, scholar, consultant, leader and committed advocate for peace, equity and justice.

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Sidalia (Sid) Reel Ed.D

Collegium Secretary

Director, Staff Diversity Initiatives at University of California, Berkeley

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Jacquelyn (Jackie) V. Reza, Ed.D.

Director, Professional & Organizational Development, De Anza College

Jackie counsels and teaches a variety of courses including Human Sexuality, Women’s Studies and Intercultural Studies.

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Alan Richter, Ph.D.

President, QED Consulting

Experienced consultant in the D&I arena, with related expertise in global leadership and professional ethics.

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Donna Stringer, Ph.D.

Owner, Donna Stringer Consulting

Donna provides cross-cultural consulting & training programs, meeting & retreat facilitation, key note speeches & executive coaching.

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Ilene C. Wasserman, Ph.D.

President, Innovative Communities at the Workplace

Ilene's company provides organizational development consulting services in the areas of change, diversity and leadership

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Michael L. Wheeler

Collegium President

Michael is a Michael is a Diversity and Inclusion strategist, thought leader, entrepreneur, author and speaker

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Lynda White

President of McLeod White and Associates, based in Montreal, Canada

Ilene helps leaders and teams throughout organizations leverage multiple dimensions of domestic and global diversity by enhancing communication and collaboration.

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Catherine Wong

Director, Urban Outreach Initiatives, College Bound, Donovan Urban Teaching Scholars & Community Partnerships, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Emeritus Members

Price M. Cobbs, M.D

President, Pacific Management Systems

Dr. Cobbs is an internationally recognized psychiatrist and management consultant.

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Steve Hanamura

President, Hanamura Consulting, Inc.

Steve is a speaker, trainer, consultant and author.

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V. Robert Hayles, Ph.D.

Independent Management Consulting Professional.

Robert focuses on individual and organization effectiveness.

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Edward E. Hubbard, Ph.D.

President and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc.

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Kay Iwata

President at K. Iwata Associates, Inc.

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Juan T. Lopez

Owner of Amistad Associates and Professional Training & Coaching Consultant.

Juan is a consultant, leadership trainer, author, & co-founder of D2K.

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Julie O'Mara

President, O’Mara and Associates

Julie is an author and strategic diversity consultant.

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Sondra Thiederman, Ph.D.

Speaker/Trainer and Author on Bias Reduction, Workplace Diversity, and Cross-Cultural Business.

Sondra is a speaker, trainer and author on bias reduction, workplace diversity and cross-cultural business.

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R. Roosevelt Thomas, Jr., D.B.A. (1944 – 2013)

CEO of Roosevelt Thomas Consulting & Training, Inc.

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Mary-Frances Winters

President, The Winters Group, Inc.

Mary-Frances specializes in helping clients develop mission-connected diversity and inclusion strategies as well as training and education.

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