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Human Resources & Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ID: 739017 Georgia, USA

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Expert obtained a BA in Political Science from the University of Memphis, a Masters’ of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Leadership in Higher Education. She has amassed over 17 years of experience and is a certified Project Manager Professional, SHRM Certified Professional, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, and has received certificates in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University. Expert is the CEO of her consulting group, where she develops and facilitates training and coaching for Executives and organizations in the areas of HR, DEIA, Project Management, and leadership. She is also the Vice President of HR and DEI at an organization that helps make evidence-based social and emotional learning an integral part of education, preschool through high school. She is a sought-after award-winning transformative leader, public speaker, and Business Executive. Her professional framework includes strategic planning, cultivating cultural behaviors centered in equity, and establishing business efficiency and continuity. In addition to her professional competencies, Expert’s leadership brand is grounded by a high level of positive energy, a commitment to human engagement, and a desire to see others succeed through learning, collaboration, and focused initiatives.

Expert is a visionary, trailblazer, innovator, and change agent. Her commitment as an Executive leader is to facilitate organization change in workplace cultures.

Her leadership experience includes: change management, diversity, equity, and inclusion programming (DEI),strategic planning, learning and development, training, leadership coaching, talent acquisition, career development, employee relations and engagement, performance management, succession planning, team building, and project management.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2025 Degree: EdD Subject: Leadership in Higher Education Institution: Brenau University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2022 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President- HR and DEI Department:
Responsibilities:
As a member of the Executive team, she leads, guides, supports, and influences all areas of Human Resources and DEI. In her role, she cultivates a culture that is grounded in learning, human-centered engagement, trust and accountability.

Responsibilities:
- Spearhead policy and procedure restructuring
- Streamline talent acquisition and retention processes
- Collaborate with over 40 multi-disciplinary leaders and field experts
- Spearhead organizational decision-making and outcomes
- Manage multi-million dollar budget
- Direct 4 leadership teams- HR, Project Management, DEI, and Conferences and Convenings

Skills: Executive Management · Human Resources (HR) · Strategic Planning · Diversity & Inclusion
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CEO Department:
Responsibilities:
Experienced consultant who provides C-suite and Executive level guidance in programming, human relations, employee engagement, and strategic plans for organizations. Her work engages leaders in the implementation of global best practices. She maintains awareness of gaps, trends, and development in HR, DEIA and Project Management in order to support partnerships.

Areas of expertise: hiring, recruitment, retention, culture and climate, succession planning, organizational design, agile framework, lean six sigma, training, and coaching.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2022 Employer: NWEA Title: Vice President- DEIA (HR) Department:
Responsibilities:
This Executive leadership role serves as a visionary, strategic leader, and primary stakeholder for culture-centered people work. Her responsibilities include leading a team that: maintains the organizational DEIA commitment, increases minority representation and retention, develops a catalog of customized learning sessions, establishes people-oriented programs, and streamlines DEIA, HR, and PM policies and practices

Leadership Responsibilities:
- Pioneer enterprise-wide best practices in recruiting, hiring, development, and retention
- Audit and apply an equity lens to human resources policies and procedures
- Orchestrate strategic planning to amplify voices, address the needs of underrepresented populations across the organization, and support enterprise-wide engagement
- Coach and develop Executive Leadership on best practices in human engagement
- Deliver vision and purpose for DEIA and HR endeavors across the organization
- Construct processes for and support the implementation of strategic leadership, team-and individual contributor-level DEIA, and HR goals
- Influence complex and ambiguous situations: initiate root cause analysis processes and select the best choice of action based on equity, efficiency, and effectiveness
- Mitigate budgetary efficiency practices and control; determine P/L for fiscal accountability

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
SHRM-CP
PMP

Fields of Expertise

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