Gloria D. Thomas, PhD

Gloria D. Thomas, PhD

President

Dr. Gloria D. Thomas joined HERS as President August 31, 2021. As President, Dr. Thomas supports the organization as an entrepreneurial and visionary leader responsible for enhancing the reputation of HERS and building strategic relationships to grow a...

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Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Janet Ash, M.B.A.

Director of Finance and Administration

Janet Ash joined HERS as the Director of Business Operations in September 2015, moved to the Director of Finance and Operations role in June 2017, and the Director of Finance and Administration in July 2019.  In her role, Janet is responsible for the b...

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Felicia McGinty, Ph.D.

Felicia McGinty, Ph.D.

Interim Director of Programs and Research

Dr. Felicia McGinty joined HERS as the interim Director of Programs and Research in November of 2021. Dr. McGinty is responsible for program service development and delivery, HLI admissions, and research and assessment. She brings more than 30 years of...

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Alexa Asher

Alexa Asher

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Alexa Asher joined HERS in June of 2021 as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Alexa is responsible for promoting the HERS reputation, content generation, supporting effective communication across all marketing channels, and supporting progra...

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Kimberly “Kim” Gaiennie, M.Ed.

Kimberly “Kim” Gaiennie, M.Ed.

Event Manager

Kimberly Gaiennie joined HERS in February 2019 as the Event Coordinator. In this role, she brings six years of experience in event planning and management, as well as her passion for creating inclusive events that focus on identity development, communi...

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Laurie Persico, M.S.

Laurie Persico, M.S.

Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator

Laurie Persico joined HERS as the Executive Assistant to the President and Board Relations Coordinator in September 2019.  Laurie is responsible for providing executive-level administrative support to the President of HERS and the HERS Board of Directo...

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Lindsey Templeton, Ph.D.

Lindsey Templeton, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager

Lindsey Templeton, Ph.D. joined HERS in December 2020, as a Senior Program Manager. In this role, she is responsible for program management, design, and delivery, with particular focus on and support for facilitators. Lindsey has over seven years of ex...

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