HERS Program Facilitators share their wealth of knowledge, scholarly work, and first-hand experience as women-identified professionals within Higher Education or a related field. Each Facilitator is a mid-senior level practitioner and leader who shares the HERS mission and is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse community of women leaders throughout the program delivery.

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HERS Facilitator Qualifications

A HERS Facilitator is an expert in a specific area or topic that develops content and leads short-term sessions for various HERS Programs. These individuals must serve as practitioners rather than scholars in a particular subject. Preference is given to those in executive or chief level roles or with a national presence.

*HERS Alums may serve as Facilitators, but alum status is not required to be a Facilitator.

Activities for this role may include:
HERS Leadership Institute

  • Facilitate synchronous sessions and office hours
  • Provide asynchronous materials and lead discussions
  • Attend the graduation celebration

Other HERS Programs
HERS Workshops and Webinars

  • Serve as the lead facilitator for the program
  • Develop all content or work with HERS staff to co-create content

2020 – 2021 HERS Facilitators and Panelists by Program

Facilitated by Kinetic Insights’ Christy Mihina, a leadership coach and consultant with more than 15 years of experience in leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Christy has supported Fortune 100 executives and emerging leaders at all levels, sharing her expertise in change leadership, team dynamics, personal effectiveness, and organization culture. As a coach, Christy’s specialty is supporting high-achieving women to live and lead in a way that supports their success, satisfaction, and well-being. Her clients describe her as insightful, inspiring, and “lit up” with positive energy.

  • Christy Mihina, MS, GPCC
    Gestalt Institute of Cleveland certified professional coach and Leadership Coach at Kinetic Insights

Facilitated by President and CEO of Re-Source Solutions, Dr. Katrina Hutchins (Dr.K) is a Certified Personal and Executive Coach, consultant, speaker, author, and professor. She has decades of experience as a senior leader in the nonprofit, philanthropic, higher education, and faith-based sectors. She is committed to positioning her voice in a way that amplifies others.

  • Katrina Hutchins, EdD
    President & CEO at Re-Source Solutions LLC

Co-facilitated by Academic Search, Inc., a search firm specializing in providing outstanding executive recruitment services, executive coaching, and transition support. Their experienced senior consultants have vast professional networks and provide insider tips for tackling search committee interviews with supreme confidence.

  • Maya Kirkhope, MS
    Vice President for Consulting Services, Senior Consultant and Senior Executive Coach at Academic Search
  • Dr. Shirley Pippins, PhD
    Senior Consultant and Senior Executive Coach at Academic Search
  • Dr. Andrea Warren Hamos, PhD
    Vice President for Leadership Development and Senior Consultant at Academic Search

Co-facilitated by Kinetic Insights, who have 15 years of experience in strategic coaching, helping leaders break out of the ordinary to exceed expectations. Each coach is credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and certified in applying and analyzing the Lominger VOICES 360 assessment. Lominger Voices® is a research-based and experience-tested solution for delivering 360° feedback that helps career-minded people succeed.

  • Karen Semon, Doctorate, PCC
    Executive and Leadership Coach at Kinetic Insights, Founder of Centerpoint Leadership

Developed and delivered by women leaders in academic equity and social justice, the facilitators of each Inclusive Leadership Series bring a balance of scholarly work and practical experience to the program. They explore what it means to be an inclusive leader through an understanding of allyship, sponsorship, and advocacy while celebrating voices and perspectives that are frequently sidelined. Each series explores different skills, policies, and practices that are expected of inclusive leaders in academia today.

The fall 2021 series focused on updates to Title IX legislation and how to apply this knowledge to inclusive leadership best practices within your role and institution. Facilitators for this series brought complementary legal and campus administrative perspectives on how to evaluate and analyze your institution’s policies, how to communicate them to different stakeholders, and how to apply them toward more inclusive campus community practices.

  • Laura Dunn, JD
    Founding Partner of L.L. Dunn Law Firm
  • Margo Foreman, PhD
    Vice President and Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Clark University

Each webinar is led by expert practitioners, institutional executives, and HERS Network members to offer a full spectrum of topics on equity, inclusivity, and excellence in Higher Education.

  • Brooke Barnett, PhD
    Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Butler University
  • Bronte Burleigh Jones, PhD
    VP of Finance and Administration at Dickinson College
  • Katrina Hutchins, EdD
    President & CEO at Re-Source Solutions LLC
  • Nicole Johnson-Scales, MBA
    CEO and Executive Career Strategist at NSJ Consulting Group
  • Joan Maze, MS
    Personal and Executive CoachProductivity ConsultantFounder, and CEO of The Authentically Organized Life  
  • Lenore Rodicio, PhD
    Senior Fellow at The Aspen Institute College Excellent Program
  • Shelette Stewart, DBA
    Founder and Principal at Stewart Consulting LLC

Led by facilitators who are hand-picked for their breadth of experience and scholarly work. Facilitators feature both chief academic and chief executive officers who share research and scholarship on their topics and bring real-life situations or cases for the cohort to dissect and discuss.

  • Brooke Barnett, PhD
    Dean, College of Communication College of Communication at Butler University
  • Kimberly Barrett, PhD
    Diversity Consultant at KB Compassionate Consulting, Retired from Lawrence University
  • Ashley Biser, PhD
    Assistant Provost at Ohio Wesleyan
  • Carol Bonner, MSW, MBA, EdD
    Founding Associate Dean at Bridgewater State University
  • Susan Borrego, PhD
    Professor and Former Chancellor at University of Michigan – Flint
  • Mary Boyce, PhD
    Assistant Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion and Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Jen Bowen, PhD
    Dean for Curriculum and Academic Engagement at The College of Wooster
  • Bronte Burleigh Jones, PhD, MBA
    Chief Financial Officer at the American University
  • Arlene Cash, PhD (in progress)
    Affiliate Consultant; former campus leader at Art and Science Groups
  • Erin Cannan, PhD
    Vice President for Civic Engagement at Bard College
  • Elizabeth Chilton, PhD
    Chancellor at University of Washington, Pulman
  • Amy Conrad Warner, PhD (candidate)
    Vice-Chancellor for External Affairs and Community Engagement IUPUI
  • Lisa Coleman, PhD
    Vice President for Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, Chief Diversity Officer at New York University
  • Christa Craven, PhD
    Dean for Faculty Development at The College of Wooster
  • Karlyn Crowley, PhD
    Provost at Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Janice Cunning, CPCC, PCC
    Fundraising Consultant, Researcher, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach at Fundraising Leadership
  • Sharon Davies, JD
    Provost at Spelman College
  • Debra DeMeis, PhD
    Senior Fellow at Cambridge Hill Partners
  • Carine Feyten, PhD
    Chancellor at Texas Woman’s University
  • Margo Foreman, MS
    Vice president and Chief Officer of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Clark University
  • DoVeanna Fulton, PhD
    Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Norfolk State University
  • Angelica Garcia, PhD
    President at Berkeley City College
  • Adrienne Gillespie Andrews, PhD
    Assistant Vice President for Diversity & Chief Diversity Officer at Weber State University
  • Tammy Gocial, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Maryville University of St. Louis
  • Ja’Wanda Grant, ORNL, PhD
    University and Student Affairs Lead at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Daria Graham, PhD
    Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at CSUSB
  • Phoebe Haddon, JD
    Chancellor Emerita at Rutgers University
  • Karen Haight Huntsman
    Endowed Professor of Leadership at Utah State University
  • Kristen Hodge-Clark, PhD
    Senior Assistant Dean for Program Planning at Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
  • Gayle Hutchinson, PhD
    President at CSU Chico
  • Katrina Hutchins, EdD
    President and CEO of Re-Source Solutions LLC
  • Susan Johnston, PhD
    President and CEO at National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO)
  • Susan Johnson, PhD
    Director of Operations and Grants Administration at Lumina Foundation
  • Margaret Katz Cann, CPCC
    Professional Co-Active Coach at Fundraising Leadership
  • Cynthia King, PhD
    Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University
  • Susan Madsen, EdD
    Founder and Director at Utah Women & Leadership Project and Inaugural
  • Laura Mauresca, JD
    Vice-Chancellor, Human Resources and Inclusive Community at University of Denver
  • Heather Maldonado, PhD
    Vice President for Student Development at Keuka College
  • Michelle Malloy-Dillon, CPCC, PCC
    Trainer and Certified Professional Co-Active Coach at Fundraising Leadership
  • Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet, PhD
    President Emerita at Antioch University
  • Joan Maze, MS
    Personal & Executive Coach and Productivity Consultant, Founder, and CEO of The Authentically Organized Life
  • Felicia McGinty, EdD
    Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration and Planning at Rutgers University
  • Mary Ann McGrail, JD, PhD
    Lawyer at Law Office of M.A. McGrail
  • Lynn McKenna
    Budget Director at University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Belinda Miles, EdD
    President at Westchester Community College
  • Lesley Ann Noel, PhD
    Associate Director for Design Thinking for Social Impact and Professor of Practice at North Carolina State University
  • Elizabeth Ortiz, EdD
    Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at DePaul University
  • Mary Papazian, PhD
    President at San Jose State University
  • Sue Perkins
    Vice President for Finance and Administration at Middlesex Community College
  • Sheila Radford-Hill, PhD
    Former Chief Diversity Office at Dominican University
  • Shannon Reed, PhD
    Dean of Arts and Sciences at Woodland Community College
  • Dawn Rhodes, DBA, MBA
    Chief Business and Financial Officer at University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Kathy Rogers, JD
    Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Simmons University
  • Yves Salomon Fernandez
    Vice President at Southern New Hampshire University
  • Amanda Shaffer, GPCC, ACC, MA
    Diversity Educator and Executive Coach at Shaffer Coaching, LLC
  • Karen Stout, PhD
    President and CEO at Achieving the Dream, Inc.
  • Kathy Taylor, JD/Esq.
    Professor at Naugatuck Community College and Inclusion and Equity Consultant at The Taylor Consulting Group
  • Nanci Tessier, MEd
    Senior Vice President at Art and Science Group
  • Kathy Wong(Lau), PhD
    Chief Diversity Officer at San Jose State University
  • Mary Wardell Ghirarduzzi, EdD
    Inaugural Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at University of the Pacific
  • Deanna Yameen, PhD
    Provost at Massasoit Community College
  • Mary Ann Villareal, PhD
    Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion at University of Utah
  • Etta Ward, PhD
    Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Development at IUPUI
  • Crystal Williams, MFA
    Vice President and Associate Provost for Community and Inclusion at Boston University
  • Donna Wilson, PhD
    Vice-Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, Chief Academic Officer at Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education
  • Leslie Wingard, PhD
    Interim Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for Academic Affairs at The College of Wooster
  • Lee Zak, JD
    President at Agnes Scott College
  • Bethany Zecher-Sutton, MA
    Leadership Coach and Executive Search Consultant at Academic Search, Inc, Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching

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