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Tina Barry’s specialty is improving communication effectiveness for intact teams as well as providing coaching and development for individuals in management and executive roles. She has over 19 years of experience in the training and leadership development field. Ms. Barry was formerly with the Walt Disney Company, where she spent ten years providing training and development services for a variety of divisions both domestically and internationally. Prior to The Walt Disney Company, Ms. Barry worked in the banking industry for 15 years in training, sales and sales management. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master's degree in Behavioral Science, with an emphasis in Professional Counseling.
Michael Browning provides technical assistance, consultations and executive coaching to community-based organizations and their leaders. He recently served as a senior administrative analyst for UC Berkeley’s Institute for the Study of Social Change, Prevention by Design where he worked with county and community-based alcohol and drug prevention departments and programs. Mr. Browning, a former executive director of a nonprofit anti-drug coalition, has over 20 years experience in the areas of local, state and national youth services; community organization; substance abuse prevention; violence prevention; cultural proficiency development; program planning, development and evaluation; public policy advocacy; and strategic planning. He provided support to President Jimmy Carter’s Atlanta Project, Nancy Reagan’s BEST After School Drug Prevention Program and the Hilton Foundation’s Project ALERT. Mentoring, parenting, coalition building, violence prevention and curriculum development are just a few of the programs that he has developed and implemented. Mr. Browning is a former member of the Director’s Advisory Council of California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and is a founding member of the California Prevention Collaborative. He was awarded a Join Together Fellowship at Boston University and a Eureka Fellowship, and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Diane Burbie is owner of The ASPIRE Group consulting firm. She is an experienced facilitator/trainer who has worked with myriad audiences across the country on the subjects of race relations, diversity, conflict resolution, leadership styles and organizational communication systems. She has worked on projects with the Cornerstone, Looking Glass and Shakespeare Festival LA theater companies addressing themes of race, faith and immigration. She is also a consultant to the National Conference for Community and Justice and the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance. She served as Vice-Chair of the Pasadena Human Relations Commission. Ms. Burbie holds a B.A. from Stanford University in Psychology and African-American Studies, an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California and certificates in Negotiation (Harvard University Law School) and in Managing Multicultural Work Environments (California State University Fullerton).
David Campt, Ph.D. is a dialogue facilitator, collaboration specialist and diversity expert. He has served as the principal of The DWC Group since 1999. His focus is on helping people, organizations and communities work through issues related to intergroup relations and equity; creating consensus among diverse constituencies; and designing, managing and facilitating large-scale, high-profile participatory public forums. Dr. Campt has worked with United States congressional representatives, foundations and numerous national community organizations. Clients have included UC Berkeley, AmericaSpeaks, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Sherwood Foundation, Journey Films, City of Mt. Rainier Police Dept., Annie E. Casey Foundation, AARP, and the United States Navy. Before becoming a consultant, Dr. Campt was a senior policy analyst with the President’s Initiative on Race at the White House from 1997 to 1999. He led the effort to bring the best diversity trainers together to produce a general-purpose guide for racial dialogue. In addition, he used his extensive background in program evaluation to design the criteria from which diversity efforts would be evaluated for potential recognition by the White House. Dr. Campt received his M.A. in Public Policy and Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning from UC Berkeley where his dissertation was on cultural competency in the human services. In addition, he holds a B.S. in Engineering of Computer Science from Princeton.
Linda Eisenhart has over 20 years of successful experience in nonprofit organization management, fund development and event management in addition to eight years in corporate marketing and sponsorship sales. As President of Eisenhart & Associates, her experience in the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors gives her a unique perspective on keeping nonprofit organizations viable in the current economy. She is also a past president of the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a graduate of the prestigious AFP Faculty Teaching Academy. She earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ohio State University, is a Certified Fund Raising Executive, a past member of the board of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of AFP and served as the 2010 co-chair of National Philanthropy Day.
Virginia Ikkanda-Suddith brings to organizations more than two decades of fundraising experience plus an earlier career in public education that ranged from classroom teacher, program director and area advisor in the Los Angeles Unified School District to clinical instructor at the UCLA School of Education.
Christy Lambertson has worked with nonprofit organizations as a volunteer, intern, employee and consultant in organizations ranging from five employees to thousands. Much of her work is centered on at-risk children and youth. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Baylor University, and an M.A. in Applied Sociology from Loyola University Chicago, where she studied community organizations and urban poverty.Ms. Lambertson served as a Graduate Fellow at the Center for Urban Research and Learning, where she conducted program evaluations at numerous nonprofit organizations across Chicago, as well as community surveys.When not consulting, she serves on the board of an all volunteer organization serving children and youth, and is involved with the Arroyo Time Bank, a collective of neighbors in Northeast Los Angeles and Pasadena who exchange time and skills to transform the community.
Ron Milam has over 11 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and currently consults for community-based nonprofits in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning, leadership development and campaign planning. He began his career working on policy issues for the Surface Transportation Policy Project, while also teaching bicycle safety for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Mr. Milam then founded the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and served as its first Executive Director. He later raised over $2 million for Enterprise Community Partners and the Future Leaders Institute Charter School in New York City. He has served as a board member for both Sustainable South Bronx and the Thunderhead Alliance.
Rodney D. Walker is the managing director of Walker & Associates located in Pasadena, CA. Committed to strengthening and encouraging healthier communities through consulting, leadership development and training, Mr. Walker helps executive directors, boards and staff to build their fundraising and organizational capacity by providing sound advice, proven strategies and best practices in the nonprofit sector. His experience includes leadership roles at several nonprofit organizations including Austin Area Urban League and Community Action Network. Mr. Walker holds a Master of Business Administration in Nonprofit Management from Hope International University, a Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He and his wife Toni have lived in Pasadena since 2002.
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