Stephanie helps organizations solve their challenges with leadership development, strategic writing, and communication skills through our learning and development programs.
She brings a background in HR consulting in talent management, which allows her to expertly understand entire organizations and strategies for different groups of employees.
Stephanie received her MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland in 2010 and has since worked for large consulting firms such as Gallup, Willis Towers Watson, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. There, she guided and counseled organizations on how to leverage their human capital to achieve optimal performance. She has led many large-scale, multinational consulting projects in the financial, hospitality, retail, manufacturing, utilities, pharmaceutical, and health care sectors that involved designing research tools, implementing technology, and facilitating strategy and workshop sessions.
Her subject matter expertise focuses on the areas of employee engagement and wellbeing, cultural alignment, diversity and inclusion, and strengths-based development. She enjoys speaking at forums, panels, and conventions on these topics and always welcomes the opportunity to educate and learn from new audiences.
Communication has always been Stephanie’s greatest passion; she majored in Broadcast Journalism and Spanish at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In college, and shortly thereafter, she wrote programming for CNN en Espanol, Nightline ABC, and Animal Planet.
Subsequently, she became the Executive Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) of Greater Washington. Over her twelve-year tenure, she led marketing, fundraising, and PR campaigns, organized the Annual Jerry Lewis Labor Day telethon, led patient advocacy, and lobbied state and local governments for funding. During the span of her career at MDA, she and her team raised over $100 million to fight neuromuscular diseases, and she continues to raise money and support the Association’s programs and services today.
Stephanie was born in the Washington, DC area and now lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In her spare time, she enjoys performing stand-up comedy at New York City comedy clubs, cheering on her beloved Syracuse Orange basketball teams, charity runs, and traveling the world.