Helping small minorities, women, veterans and disadvantaged business to develop and succeed in the market, Marie R. Gill believes there is a great need of help for small businesses. There is great sense of joy she experiences when a small business receives a loan that will help them succeed. Since 1990, she has served as the president and chief executive officer of her own company, M. Gill & Associates, Inc., a specialty consulting firm that develops, administers and manages strategic growth and economic development initiatives for small and minority businesses, government agencies, corporations and educational institutions that operate in the local and global economies. M. Gill & Associates, Inc., also operates the MBDA Export Center. Prior to this post, Ms.
Providing housing units to the homeless, Sharron E. Liggins-Rogers, EdD, had the idea that nursing was an honorable profession instilled in her at a young age by her mother, Rubye Mae, and her aunt, Dr. Mary Elizabeth Whitehurst. During that time, options were limited for African American women; she could either be a nurse or an educator. Today, she has been the founder and CEO of her own consulting firm, Liggins and Associates Consultants, which she opened in 1998. In addition to this role, Dr. Liggins-Rogers is the executive director of the Continuum of Care Network, NWI, Inc./Drug Free Gary Coalition, Inc. in Gary, Indiana, since 2003. Through this position, she is responsible for planning, directing, implementing, and facilitating the
After years in a variety of management positions, Jo Ann Jones-Burbridge decided to branch out on her own. She started an eponymous consulting firm to offer management and human resources services in 2013, and is thrilled to be able to use her skills in strategic planning, organizational development, and training to help people. Some other ways she meets her goals is through community involvement. She is active on the board of trustees of the American Leadership Forum, the Right2Justice committee of the Texas Organizing Project, the planning committee of Sunnyside Neighborhood, and the board of the Gulf Coast Trades Center and Raven School. Prior to her current endeavors, Ms. Jones-Burbridge garnered experience as a juvenile probation officer, a training
Passionate about helping others, Judith Katcher has enjoyed a long career in education, management consulting, and executive speech coaching. She is currently the president and executive coach of Katcher & Associates, the executive speech coaching company she opened in 1989 to help business leaders effectively present their messages to audiences. The business is located in White Plains, N.Y. She was previously an executive coach for Women in Finance on the Way Up from 2007 to 2012. On the academic side of the spectrum, Ms. Katcher was an associate professor of communication and English for the University of New Hampshire, Hunter College, and Pace University, all from 1972 to 1983. She prepared for her career by earning a Master of Arts
Hardworking and enthusiastic, Joan Evans Ferry has led a long and varied career as a therapist, consultant, editor, and school counselor. She began her journey at the Lansdale School of Business and Lehigh University, and ended up earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1964. In 1967, Ms. Ferry obtained an EdM from Temple University, and over the years, she furthered her studies by completing postgraduate work at the University of Hawaii, the University of Pittsburgh, and Villanova University. She is certified as a cash flow consultant, a parent effectiveness therapist, a youth effectiveness therapist, a play therapist, and a school counselor. As a self-employed cash flow consultant and owner of Capital Funding Solutions since
With diplomas in accounting and bookkeeping with honors and computerized accounting with honors, Barbara Blackett combines 30 years of professional experience with advanced computer skills to benefit small, medium, and large corporations. She loves being able to help clients find solutions, and is proud of her continued professional success. She attributes much of that to her willingness to learn, which ensures that she remains at the forefront of her industry. Additional academic highlights include becoming certified in legal assisting, mediating and providing arbitrating services, and in managing QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Ms. Blackett is currently utilizing her background as the lead consultant at Barbara Blackett Consulting in Ontario, Canada. The company specializes in website design and development, accounting and financial solution, business consulting