Vickie Kozhushchenko

Vickie Kozhushchenko leads IntegriChain’s global People and Culture organization, including talent acquisition, organization and talent development, and people operations. Her primary focus is on continuous development of company culture, aligning the company’s people strategy with its business drivers, and coaching and partnership with senior leaders. IntegriChain works directly with more than 200 pharmaceutical manufacturers to orchestrate their commercial and government payer contracting, patient services, and distribution channels.

Vickie started her career in HR within the hospitality industry and has held HR leadership roles at Clean Earth, Aramark, Turner Broadcasting System, Comcast, and Coordinated Health. She has enjoyed exploring a number of industries and sectors, including hospitality, healthcare, environmental services and media & entertainment, with both HR generalist roles as well as specialist positions in HR systems, training and leadership development. Her expertise is in engineering and re-engineering business processes, acquisition diligence and integration, development of comprehensive talent management strategies, implementation of human capital management systems, and the analysis and improvement of organizational systems through customized training, development, and coaching programs. Vickie earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cornell University and a master’s degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania.

She resides with her Ukrainian husband and two daughters outside Philadelphia, and spends much of her non-work time waiting in dance studio and music lesson parking lots while catching up on old episodes of Great British Baking Show or reading a good book.

Rich Krekstein

Since joining NFP in 2007, Rich has played a significant role in helping grow NFP into the largest privately held employee benefit firms in the Philadelphia area. His creativity and client focus have been instrumental in attracting and retaining client-partners over the years and offering best in class client service and support to over 300 mid to large market clients. In addition to being as an integral member of the NFP regional leadership team, Rich serves as NFP’s market leader for the Philadelphia area.

With over 15 years of experience, Rich is a recognized industry expert, primarily working with mid- and large-sized employers in the design and implementation of innovative benefit programs, and specializes in leading-edge strategy, scalable long-term solutions, and sustainable cost controls.

Previously, Rich was an executive with ADP Employer Services-Major Accounts in Fort Washington, PA, where he worked with middle market employers in the areas of Payroll/HRIS and Benefits Administration.

Rich is a graduate and active alumnus of Lower Merion High School and Penn State University. He has and continues to passionately serve on several non-profit boards and committees including PEBA (PENJERDEL Employee Benefits and Compensation Association), the Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), PSPS (Philadelphia Society of People and Strategy), and currently chairs the Delaware Valley’s HR person of the year Awards.

Rich resides in Blue Bell with his wife and three young children, where he is active in a number of charitable organizations including AIPAC, CHOP, Philadelphia Academies, JNF, and FAJA.

Rich has spoken, and presented for numerous audiences on various benefits related subjects such as; Health Care Reform, Private Exchanges, Group insurance underwriting methodologies, Benefit cost cutting strategies, Alternative funding strategies, and Emerging benefits and HR trends.

Jeff Reid

Jeff Reid currently serves as the Head of Consumer Banking Recruiting. In his prior roles he served as the Head of Executive Recruiting, Digital, Card & Commerce Solutions Recruiting. Jeff has been with JPMorgan Chase & Co since 2003. He has worked across all lines of business within Consumer & Community Banking; as well as functioning as the Head of Operations & Technology Recruiting for the Corporate & Investment Bank. While living in the Philippines, Jeff led an enterprise-wide recruiting initiative, leading to the current state architecture.

Jeff currently lives in West Chester, PA and has two kids. He holds a BS in Management/International Business from Widener University.

Joe Riddle

Joe Riddle is the director of Neurodiversity in the Workplace, a non-profit consultancy program which is responsible for many of the corporate neurodivergent hiring programs in existence. Joe and his team work to create partnerships with businesses from across the globe to diversify their workforce to include neurodivergent talent. He has maintained and built partnerships surrounding neurodivergent hiring initiatives with companies such as SAP, Dell, Bank of America, Thermo Fisher, VMware, Lincoln Financial Group and many more.

Bryan Smith

Bryan is an ex-Pro Sports Performance coach turned repeat founder and startup advisor. As the co-founder of LEON, an AI-powered employee performance platform that enables companies to scale growth, Bryan is determined to build humankind’s healthiest and happiest generation of employees. His passion for employee wellness and teaching people about burnout, stress, and recovery led him to also found Humans. This community is focused on bridging the gap between entry-level employees and CEOs by cultivating deeper human connection and good conversations.

Karen Sweeney

A seasoned executive with over 25 years of senior level banking positions, Sweeney brings experience in organizational development and learning, strategic planning, and change management. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Finance degree from Rider University, a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Organization Development and Leadership from St. Joseph’s University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law. Sweeney holds designations as a Certified Coach, Certified DISC and Motivators Practitioner, Predictive Index (PI) Analyst, and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner as well as senior level certifications in human resources from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

Sarah Noll Wilson, M.S., CPCC

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. is who you call when you’re ready to do the hard work of leading yourself and leading others.

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. is on a mission to help leaders build and rebuild teams. Our goal is to empower leaders to understand and honor the beautiful complexity of the humans they serve. We create a safe, honest environment, preparing people to deal with real-world conflict, have more meaningful conversations, and create purposeful relationships. Working with CEO’s, HR leaders, and organizations that care deeply about their employees and understand the connection between employee development, employee satisfaction, and organizational success, Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc. specializes in transforming relationships from good to great.

Cassandra Worthy

Hi! I am Cassandra.

Early on in my career, when my company was in the aftermath of a $5B acquisition, I almost quit. Fueled by frustration and stress, I found myself on the precipice of walking out of the office and never coming back. Had I done so, I would have become another statistic. Yet another African-American female departed from a STEM-driven industry. Top talent voluntarily resigning during a time of significant organizational shift. Another change victim.

But I didn’t.

Instead, I woke up one day and decided to view those feelings as a signal that I was sitting in a moment of opportunity. An opportunity to transform that chemistry, that feeling into something better. To choose every day to do something, say something, behave in some way that would move the needle of my work experience towards a better feeling. I didn’t know it at the time, but I was cultivating a teachable strategy to inspire anyone to become enthusiastic about change, to find their unique power of resilience during turbulent times.

Today, I help organizations disrupt ‘change as usual’. Through a practical and repeatable framework, I show them how they can transform their culture from surviving change to growing through change.

Andre Young

Andre Young is a Professional Speaker, Author, Leadership Trainer, and Founder of You Evolving Now, LLC. He worked as a Mental Health Therapist for 19 years, played sports at every level from high school to professional, has been an employee, a business owner, and self-employed, and has written 4 books focused on enhancing Leadership & Work/Life Harmony. As Founder of You Evolving Now it’s his mission to enhance Leadership and Work/Life Harmony for organizations, their leaders, employees, and teams with his high-energy, interactive, culture-impacting leadership training programs and speaking engagements; allowing a professional and personal evolution!


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