Raymond Lee

Raymond Lee is the Founder and President of Careerminds, a global outplacement company based in Wilmington, Delaware. He has over 20 years of human resource, outplacement, and career consulting experience. Raymond pioneered the concept of virtual outplacement after experiencing years of traditional outplacement in a variety of HR roles. He has his bachelor’s in psychology and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Louisiana Tech University. He sits on the Careerminds Board of Director’s and is active in SHRM, HRPS and ATD. Raymond’s been featured on SiriusXM Business Radio, CareerTalk, and the Wall Street Journal and he’s recently published a book titled, Clocking Out: A Stress Free Guide to Career Transitions.

Joyel Crawford

As an award winning Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Virtual Presenter, TEDx Speaker, and Leadership Development Consultant at Crawford Leadership Strategies, Joyel helps others expertly navigate every step of their career. Crawford Leadership Strategies is an award-winning consultancy that provides Leadership consulting, Keynotes, and Hybrid Solutions to provide your organization with the tools, knowledge, and skills to RISE and thrive in the global workplace.

Before her consulting career, Joyel supported professionals within all functional groups for 18 years at Verizon Wireless. She worked in Employee Relations, EEO/AA, Staffing, Professional Mentoring, and Learning & Development Training throughout her career. She was a Manager of Management and Employee Development in charge of the Leadership Development programs for over 30K employees.

Joyel hosts a podcast called “Career View Mirror®” and is the author of the Amazon Bestselling book “Show Your Ask: Using Your Voice to Advocate for Yourself and Your Career” which was ranked #1 in New Releases.

Crawford has facilitated leadership development courses and has been a keynote speaker for businesses and organizations such as the U.S. Senate, NASA JPL, The New York Times, ESPN, Intuit, NYC Mayor’s Office, Morgan Stanley, Hewlett Packard, Aramark, various chapters of SHRM, NJACP, SHFM, and many other notable industries, organizations, and higher education institutions.

Speaking Topics: Change Management, Resilience, Effective Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Goal Setting, Stress Management, Management vs Leadership, Civil Treatment in the Workplace, Generational Differences, DISC Behavioral Styles, Feedback, Coaching, Leadership Skills, Self-Advocacy and Visibility/Personal Branding.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Joyel began her professional career shortly after graduating Cum Laude at Elon University with a Psychology degree as an Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellow. Joyel obtained her MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University with a concentration in Management. Joyel is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC). She also holds PHR, SHRM-CP (retired), DISC, and Birkman Assessment certifications. She is a member of Forbes Coaches Council, Newsweek Expert Forum, Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches, National Black MBA Association, National Speakers Association, and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Her career advice has been featured in Forbes, Essence, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, Yahoo! Finance, The Ladders, The Muse, Girlboss, Thrive Global, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Capitol Standard, Philadelphia Magazine, Fairygodboss, The Lily and many more.

Website: https://www.crawfordleadership.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyelcrawford

Twitter: https://twitter.com/joyelcrawford

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CrawfordLeadershipStrategiesLLC

Crawford Leadership Strategies is a Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business

Lauren Williams

Lauren Williams, SPHR has over 15 years of progressive Organizational Development & Organizational Change Agent experience working for fast-paced, exponentially growing startups. Lauren started her career in Finance for small companies and start-ups. She eventually developed a passion for people and culture and transitioned into Human Resources. What started out as a fun part of her job, quickly became a passion to better the workplace and encourage a positive evolution of the employee experience. Lauren holds an undergraduate degree from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in Finance and Economics and a Master’s of Arts from Immaculata University in Organizational Development & Effectiveness.

Lauren doesn’t shy away from a challenge and typically will utilize her influential attitude and people skills to rally the workforce to maximize their full potential. She applies her positive attitude and creativity to all of her projects. Lauren cares deeply about the employee experience and how workplaces can leverage their culture to increase employee engagement, retention and empowerment.

After spending over 15 years leading high performing HR teams in high growth, fast paced technology start-ups. Lauren launched her company, Harmony HR Experts specifically to focus on enhancing the employee experience, optimize company culture, and drive engagement and retention of HIPOs. She realized the workforce was changing and if employers didn’t adapt to being a more inclusive, collaborative and engaging workplace, they would lose good talent. The employers would also struggle to get good talent in the door. Being identified as a company with a strong culture is much bigger than casual Friday’s and office parties. It incorporates trust, purpose and respect. Lauren applies her creativity and ideas to help workplaces leverage their culture to increase employee happiness, which in turn reduces the cost of turnover and increases productivity and profits for the business.

On any given day you can find Lauren helping her husband find his keys, drinking obscene amounts of coffee, cooking, laughing and wrangling her 3 little bandits into her mom-mobile. Lauren unwinds by enjoying peaceful moments of reading, listening to music and satisfying her addiction to retail therapy.

Bruce Marable

As CEO of Employee Cycle, Bruce Marable is dedicated to helping small and medium-sized companies use HR data, to make smarter and faster workforce decisions. Employee Cycle keeps HR leaders from reporting in time consuming spreadsheets, by integrating with the most popular HR systems, to automatically pull together your HR data into one centralized and real-time HR analytics dashboard.

When Bruce is not helping HR leaders become more data-savvy, or interviewing HR professionals on the Employee Cycle HR podcast, he is making music playlists on Spotify, taking self-care by boxing, or hunting for the best bread pudding around town.

Cait Russell, OTD, OTR/L

Cait Russell is a business-oriented thinker and doctorally trained occupational therapist who is passionate about creating inclusive systems and environments. She has a particular interest in executive functioning, sensory impact, and inclusive employment.

Cait has extensive study and practice in a wide array of disability and accessibility-related topics, with undergraduate study in business and psychology at a joint program at the University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill and Duke University and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. While at Kenan-Flagler Business School, she completed study in neuro-inclusive practices in small to medium sized businesses. In her doctoral work, she studied supports and barriers for autistic
students in higher education. Cait currently works as the Director of a Neurodiversity Employment Network: Philadelphia, where she focuses her energy on helping employers, job-seekers, educators, service providers, and other allies come together to improve outcomes for neurodivergent job-seekers.

Cait is an outspoken advocate for neurodiversity and overall disability inclusion and has spoken extensively on the topic. Previous speaking engagements include the BPHL! Innovation Fest, the Academy of Management Annual Conference, and Comcast Lab Connect’s Innovation for Inclusion of Diversity & Accessibility Conference, among others.

Outside of work, Cait founded a non-profit that focuses on sensory accessibility in the community. She teaches a doctoral course in leadership at Thomas Jefferson University and has guest lectured for universities across the country. Cait believes strongly that accessibility is a crucial part of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is proud to be a part of the mission to further inclusion.

Charity Hughes, PhD, ACC, SHRM-SCP

Dr. Charity Hughes recently joined Sellers Dorsey as the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources and most recently served as the Chief Talent Officer for Mastery Charter Schools, a nonprofit network of 24 public schools serving 14,500 students in Philadelphia, PA and Camden, NJ.  Charity is a certified coach (ACC), DEI practitioner, and HR consultant, who works with organizations and leaders in their quest to improve their leadership capability. Her personal leadership path of self-discovery to be more effective has been the driving force behind how she helps organizations understand and embrace emotional intelligence and authentic leadership. She has worked with leaders and executives at all levels, across many industries, and across geographic locations in their pursuit to find a path for success and personal fulfilment.

Dr. Hughes has partnered with organizations to design and implement diversity strategies for large-scale sustainable transformation. As a woman of color (WOC), Dr. Hughes is acutely aware of the need for diverse leadership and inclusion in the private sector and in public service. On her journey to drive social justice and increase diversity, equity and inclusion, she is the co-lead for the Harvard Institute of Coaching (IOC) Race, Equity and Inclusion Council. She has received numerous awards and accolades including being recognized as one of the 2015 Most Powerful & Influential Woman by the Pennsylvania Diversity Council and being nominated for the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year in 2012 and 2020. She is a force that continues to advance the HR profession and shed light on the impact of professional development.

Peter Adebi, CPDC, MSA

Peter Adebi serves Nemours Children’s Health as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, Adebi leads the Human Resources and Patient Experience functions. His visionary leadership helps to shape key decisions at Nemours. Adebi is particularly passionate about cultivating high-performance cultures. In his first year, he received the Ed Ball Award from the Alfred. I. duPont Hospital for Children, one of Nemours’ hospitals, for his leadership role in achieving desired culture change. Since then, various departments in the HR function have been recognized by external entities such as the National Business Group on Health, the Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite program, the Association for Talent Development, The Rosen Group’s Human Resources Department of the Year Award, Forbes and a host of other organizations for their outstanding contributions toward establishing a high-performing culture, improving employee well-being and engagement, implementing high-impact development programs, and cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture. Adebi holds a Master’s degree in HR, is certified by the HR Certification Institute as Senior Professional in Human Resources, is a fellow of The Cornerstone Program, an HR executive development program, and a graduate of the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program. Adebi is a certified leadership and physician coach. Published by the Society for Human Resource Management, Adebi’s whitepaper, Pruning Thorns from Roses: HR’s Role in Managing Disruptive Key Employees (2008), contributed to national discourse on the effectiveness of coaching in leadership development. Adebi served on the Education and Workforce Committee of the Delaware Center for Health Innovation. He currently serves as a director on the Board of Trustees of Center for Supportive Schools, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping schools become places where students want to be.

Michael Brenner

As founder and CEO of Right Chord Leadership, Dr. Michael Brenner collaborates with leaders and teams at all levels to strengthen the essential skills needed for peak performance. He achieves this by drawing on more than two decades of experience as an international leadership consultant, executive coach, keynote speaker, and educator, and more than 35 years as a professional musician. Michael’s unconventional workshops, executive coaching sessions, and consulting services – grounded in the belief that “When people work in harmony, great things happen!”™ – have helped clients increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, improve customer service, and create more inclusive work environments.

Michael is the creator of the CHORDS Model™ which consists of six key “notes” all successful leaders and teams play: C (Communication), H (Harmony), O (Ownership), R (Respect), D (Direction) and S (Support).  He has partnered with leading organizations in a variety of industries, including law firm Ballard Spahr, Morgan Properties, Burlington Stores, QVC, SAP, Penn Medicine, Drexel College of Medicine, the City of Philadelphia, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Boeing, The Goddard School, Godiva, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He has worked for several not-for-profit organizations as well, including JEVS and Habitat for Humanity.

Michael was 2014 president of the Philadelphia chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and Chairman of the chapter’s 2015 Regional Learning and Development Conference. He has been a featured speaker at many industry events and conferences around the world, including Southeast Asia, Canada and Australia.

Michael holds a doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Teachers College at Columbia University and a master’s degree in Adult and Organizational Development from Temple University. He has taught courses in organizational behavior, systems dynamics, negotiations, and interpersonal relations (among others) at Immaculata University, Temple University, and La Salle University.  Currently, he is on the faculty of Penn State University and American University.

Additionally, Michael recently completed a certificate program on the neuroscience of leadership from MIT and is currently writing a book aimed at developing emerging leaders.

Erin Bushnell

Erin Bushnell is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Cozen O’Connor, a full service international law firm. Erin oversees all aspects of human resources for the firm, including staff recruitment, employee relations, talent development, employee engagement, compensation, benefits and an award-winning wellness program. She focuses on the initiation and management of Human Resources programs and policies that further the strategy of the firm. In 2022, Erin was named the Delaware Valley HR Person of the Year for large companies.

Prior to joining the firm, Erin was the Director of HR and Associate Vice President for a professional services firm. She is an HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional.

Erin is an active volunteer in her community. She previously served as the 2015-2016 President of the Junior League of Philadelphia. She currently sits on the Support Center for Child Advocates HR committee, is a coach with Philly Reading Coaches, and fosters kittens with PAWS.


Brandyn Campbell

Brandyn Campbell helps businesses build and articulate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through her DEI consulting firm, Brandyn Campbell Communications. She draws from over 15 years of experience working with clients worldwide to provide actionable solutions that center equity and inclusion throughout their communications and cultures. Her B.A. in Political Science and M.A. in International Relations highlights a lifelong interest in learning about the interplay of different systems, practices, and cultures in human stories and relationships. As a speaker and strategist, Brandyn works with clients worldwide to provide solutions to infuse DEI throughout their systems and cultures. Organizations that have benefited from Brandyn’s expertise include organizations such as the NFL and Fortune 500 companies like Dell.