2019 Speakers

Conference Speakers

Dan Amspacher

Director, Strategic Initiatives – Human Resources

Dan Amspacher is currently the Director, Strategic Initiatives – Human Resources for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Tra...Read More

Michael Brenner, Ed.D.

President, Right Chord Leadership

As founder and president of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner works with leaders and teams at all levels to am...Read More

Michael Cohen

Partner, Duane Morris, LP

Michael S. Cohen concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. Michael has trained a...Read More

Nina French

Managing Partner, Current Consulting Group

Nina M. French is the Managing Partner for the Current Consulting Group with over 26 years of experience in employee scr...Read More

Nick Frontino

Managing Director, Projects & Operations, Economy League of Philadelphia

Nick is responsible for developing and implementing the Economy League's organizational strategy and providing operation...Read More

Terri Hartwell Easter

Founder and Principal, T.H. Easter Consulting

Terri Hartwell Easter is the founder and principal of T. H. Easter Consulting with over 30 years of business human resou...Read More

Charity Hughes, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Executive Coach, Pathfinder Leadership Group, LLC

Charity J. Hughes, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an experienced HR leader, researcher, and coach. She has worked for global, re...Read More

Sheila Ireland

Executive Director, City of Philadelphia’s Office of Workforce Development

For more than 25 years, Sheila Ireland has been responsible for the successful leadership of human resources, training a...Read More

Lorraine McCamley

Owner, Team Development Concepts, LLC

Lorraine McCamley is the go-to coach for helping introverted leaders gain visibility and achieve their potential within ...Read More

Patricia McConnell

Senior Manager, Business Partner Services, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

As Senior Manager of Business Partner Services for Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Patty addresses the diverse HR...Read More

Tony Petrucci

Academic Director of Leadership Development, Fox School of Business at Temple University & CEO, DevelapMe

Tony has over 30 years of business experience in general management and HR. He is the Academic Director of Leadership De...Read More

David Rhoden

Founder and Principal Consultant, The Rhoden Group, LLC

David Rhoden is the founder and principal consultant of The Rhoden Group, LLC a workforce development consultancy based ...Read More

Kristina Syvarth

VP of Learning for Saxbys

Kristina Syvarth is the VP of Learning for Saxbys. In this role she heads the training department, the team resources de...Read More

Pre-Conference Speakers

Deirdre Groenen

Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel, Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC

Deirdre Groenen is Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel for Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC. Deirdre i...Read More

Sheryl Axelrod

President, The Axelrod Firm, PC

Sheryl L. Axelrod is a lawyer and President & CEO of The Axelrod Firm, P.C., a woman-owned law firm with offices in ...Read More

Tianna K. Kalogerakis

Associate, Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC

Tianna K. Kalogerakis is an associate at Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC, a boutique commercial litigation firm. Ms. Kaloge...Read More

Tonya Ladipo

LCSW, Founder and CEO, The Ladipo Group

Founder and CEO of The Ladipo Group, Tonya Ladipo, LCSW, is the visionary behind the region’s only counseling and cons...Read More

Khalil Smith

Practice Lead, Diversity & Inclusion, The Neuroleadership Institute

Khalil Smith is the Practice Lead of Diversity and Inclusion at The Neuroleadership Institute, where he is responsible f...Read More