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Program Facilitators & Instructors:

Kathy Bernhard

Kathy Bernhard

Co-Facilitator

Areas of expertise include leadership development, coaching, performance management and organization development. She is a seasoned “hands-on” professional with in-depth knowledge of executive assessment, 360° feedback, succession planning, training facilitation and executive assimilation.

M. Najeeb Ahmad

M. Najeeb Ahmad

Co-Facilitator

Management consultant focused on strategic execution through people. Areas of expertise include leadership and organizational performance, talent management, leadership and employee development, executive coaching, organizational climate, organizational change and global business operations.

Maryann Billington

Maryann Billington

Instructor

Consultant providing facilitation, coaching, and leadership development for leaders in organizations around the globe. Facilitates inspirational strategy and leadership events for corporate teams and boards of directors that develop capabilities to guide change and transformation, spark innovation, and foster engagement through the art of influence.

Lily Cushenbery

Lily Cushenbery

Researcher

Assistant Professor of Management at Stony Brook University and the Director of the Leadership & Creativity Research Lab ( www.theLCLab.com ). Lily’s work in leadership, innovation, and conflict applies science-based approaches to practical organizational problems.


Amy Giddon

Amy Giddon

Instructor

Seasoned leader with extensive experience as both a management consultant and as an executive in consumer businesses creating customer-centric and brand-enhancing strategies for Fortune 500 companies to startups. Devoted to the development of the next generation of women leaders.

Florence Hudson

FLORENCE HUDSON

Keynote Speaker

Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, consulting with public and private institutions in advanced technology, strategy, and diversity & inclusion. She is a sought after keynote speaker in technology trends, artificial intelligence, big data and analytics, blockchain, cognitive computing, connected healthcare, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), smart cities, and diversity & inclusion. Notably, Florence gave a TED talk on sustainability on a smarter planet.

Jamie Lee

Jamie Lee

Instructor

She Negotiates consultant, coach and a pragmatic negotiation geek dedicated to helping ambitious women negotiate with authentic power.

Bonnie Marcus

Bonnie Marcus

Instructor

Certified executive coach, speaker and author whose insightful and motivational speeches have helped thousands of women gain the practical tools and inspiration to navigate the workplace successfully. She worked her way up from an entry-level position to the top of a national company by using her savvy promotion and relational skills, which she now shares with professional women across the globe.


Loren Margolis

Loren Margolis

Instructor

Global consultant specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and team development for corporations, universities and non-profits. Taught and coached global leaders in financial services, management consulting, consumer goods and tech sectors. Founded Columbia's peer coaching program. Certified and managed a large cadre of leadership coaches and led the leadership development curriculum.

Kathryn Mayer

Kathryn mayer

Panel Moderator/Instructor

Leadership development professional for twenty years. Leads workshops and does executive coaching work focusing on women in competitive businesses. Certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) at the PCC level as an executive coach. Author of Collaborative Competition™: A Woman’s Guide to
Succeeding by Competing.

Jeffrey Warren

Jeffrey Warren

Instructor

Consultant that combines real-world experience with thought leadership to bring transformative solutions to organizations. Creative and innovative thinker who uses a Design Thinking approach to help businesses and institutions explore the possibilities of what could be – and to create desired outcomes that benefit the end-user. He is a guest lecturer and speaker and works in an advisory capacity for start-ups in the technology sector.

 


 


SBU Steering Committee Members for Women in STEM Leadership Program:

Dr. Patricia Aceves, Division of Information Technology ▪ Dr. Ellen Broselow, College of Arts and Sciences ▪ Dr. Monica Bugallo, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences  ▪ Dr. Brooke Ellison, School of Health Technology & Management ▪ Diane Fabel, Center for Biotechnology ▪ Carol Gomes, Stony Brook University Hospital ▪ Judith Greiman, Office of the President ▪ Dr. Manuel London, College of Business ▪ Patricia Malone, Center for Corporate Education and School for Professional Development ▪  Dr. Nicole Sampson, College of Arts and Sciences  ▪  Dr. Marianna Savoca, Career Center ▪ Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences ▪ Dr. Larry Swanson, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences ▪ Dr. Mary Truhlar, School of Dental Medicine ▪ Dr. Stella Tsirka, Office of the Provost ▪ Dr. Melissa Woo, Division of Information Technology ▪ Dr. Lee Xippolitos, School of Nursing   

Corporate Advisory Board Members for Women in STEM Leadership Program:

Sue Barnes, GKN Aerospace Monitor, Inc. ▪ Ken Bram, AUSCO, Inc. ▪ Angela Chewning, Dayton T. Brown ▪  Anna Chacko, Long Island Power Authority ▪ June Feldman, IPS, Intelligent Product Solution  ▪  Karen J. Frank, Omnicon ▪ Mary Genoy, National Grid  ▪  Kimberly Harriman, New York Power Authority ▪  Florence D. Hudson, FDHint ▪  Ray Irizarry, D’Addario & Co. ▪ Sharon Klugewicz, Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc. ▪ Seymour Liebman, CANON USA, Inc. ▪ Donna Linke Klein, BAE Systems ▪ Dr. John Looney, Brookhaven National Laboratory ▪ Paul M. Meyer, WSP, Parsons Brinckerhoff ▪ Judy Murrah, Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. ▪ Christine Ortiz, Data Device Corp. ▪ Elisa Picca, Long Island Rail Road ▪ Katie Rafferty, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory ▪ Gregory Santi, Curtis Wright ▪  Stephanie Shen, the NPD Group  ▪ Patricia Sileo, P. W. Grosser Consulting ▪ Liz Uzzo, H2M ▪ Frances B. Wolfson, Leviton Manufacturing Co., Inc.