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Senior Consultants

Integrity Consultants/Facilitators

Integrity Development’s team of very senior, highly experienced consultants specializes in talent and market optimization using a diversity and inclusion platform.  The family legacy of Integrity’s CEO and founder dates back to the very beginning of the diversity field.  This, combined with the Fortune 100 experience of our senior leadership team, allows us to offer consulting services that provide real-world solutions closely aligned to the business strategy of our clients that deliver results.  We offer a full suite of D&I marketplace solutions through our team of experts, which includes former corporate officers in workforce Diversity and Human Resources; Business Growth Strategists; those experienced in HR Analytics and Recruiting; experts in Corporate Learning; and leaders across the Supplier Diversity spectrum.  We combine entrepreneurial adaptability with world-class business experience and an understanding of scale from our Fortune 100 know-how. 



Integrity’s talent gives us some of the strongest bench strength in the D&I industry; our ethical consultants are thought leaders in business and academia.  This expertise allows us to provide our clients with cutting-edge, proven solutions, incorporating the latest industry practices. 


Our consulting services, including D&I strategy development, executive coaching, analytics, Diversity Council optimization, and others, are delivered by industry experts.  Many firms send experienced professionals for early, visible interactions, like front-end sales presentations, or Executive and Board briefings, but relegate the execution of most services to much less experienced, junior employees.  The depth of Integrity’s team, coupled with our singular focus on providing D&I solutions to a meaningful portfolio of clients, translates into our clients having a senior leader’s hands-on contribution throughout the entire life cycle of an engagement.  We carefully tailor dedicated teams with the right expertise and fit for each client.  

Judy Ellis

Judy’s broad professional background spans 25 years.  She specializes in creating work cultures where employees want to be, and ethical communications and work practices lead to greater engagement and productivity.  Prior to joining her business partner and husband, Eric, as a principal at Integrity, she held positions of significant responsibility in Human Resources and Public Relations at Procter and Gamble.  While there, she designed a successful diverse new hire recruiting strategy, which included a short-term Winter Camp to attract first-year MBA candidates; this increased the number of diverse new hires by 22% in two years.  She also led an employee retention initiative with a coaching/mentoring program that reduced regrettable attrition of female Finance Managers by 15% in three years.  For 15 years as a principal with Integrity, she has managed Instructional Design, led D&I analytics and provided executive coaching and training for a broad range of service and manufacturing companies, having trained in China, the Asia/Pacific region and the Caribbean.  She has been recognized for HR Leadership by the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and, with Eric, as a 2015 winner of Ohio’s Minority Business of the Year Award.  Clients include:  Toyota Motors, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, The City of Cincinnati, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Equipping Ministries International, and Lexmark.  Judy is a graduate of Indiana University’s Kelly School of Business with a B.S. in Organizational Development; she also graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. and M.A. in Theology.


Wendell Ellis

Mr. Ellis' goal during training sessions, is to increase awareness of issues related to the effective management of workforce diversity and its impact on the company’s economic performance along with the development of a Corporate Diversity Action Plan. To date, he has facilitated classes for thousands of corporate employees at nearly twenty corporate facilities.

He has a B.A. in Political Science from Central State University where he was a member of their NAIA National Championship Football Team. He was a M.A./PhD., student at Ohio State University

The recipient of many awards, Mr. Ellis has completed Research Fellowships at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He has also been named one of the Who’s Who among college students in America and is recognized as one of Cincinnati’s Emerging New Leaders.

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth has served as a corporate officer with a comprehensive corporate development background with multinational corporations in traditional and renewable power generation, transmission/distribution and power conversion, industrial automation, global trade – transport & logistics, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive supplies and professional services.  Her broad experience includes leading deep-dive competitive assessments and roadmapping business and technology evolution for competitive positioning, which culminates in actionable business plans to address short- and long-range business performance objectives.  She is passionate about leading individuals and organizations through significant change, including rapid growth, consolidation and restructuring to drive improved performance results. She is recognized for her ability to collaborate and flex leadership styles, navigate turnarounds, influence and partner with C-suite and cross-functional leaders in multi-cultural environments for effective change. She has a track record of delivering breakthrough results in U.S. and international roles in Switzerland. She has a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University Undergraduate degree and an MBA from University of Chicago.


Eric Watson

Visionary and strategist with more than 18 years of experience developing, implementing, and leading diversity and inclusion initiatives for large, multisite organizations which boost business profits. Prior to providing consulting services, Eric served as a corporate officer in Human Resources and Diversity for over 17 years at Travelers Companies, Food Lion, and the Delhaize Group. Recently, he has served as a leader in Supplier Diversity with a regional Supplier Diversity Development Council. He is highly effective in researching trends and best practices; establishing, capturing and analyzing metrics; and crafting/pitching a business case for company-wide integration. He has consulted and collaborated with HR business partners to embed diversity in all HR, talent acquisition, retention and engagement processes. He has a stellar record of creating, administering, and participating in numerous educational and leadership development programs, and a solid record of building external partnerships and outreach initiatives. He is a nationally recognized subject matter expert, thought leader and advocate; twice named among Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America; earned numerous community and business awards for championing the cause for diversity and inclusion. He has a B.A. in English Literature from Livingstone College.

Stacie Furst Holloway, Ph.D.

Stacie has more than 20 years of industry experience working in the areas of Human Resource Management and Organization Development.  Her research and teaching interests center around gender and leadership, HR analytics (including predictors and costs of turnover), and organization development and change.  Her research exploring the impact of mobile technology use on employees’ work and non work-related outcomes was funded by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Foundation and has been presented in both national and international venues.  Stacie frequently works with organizations in the areas of virtual teams, organizational development, HR analytics, and retention.  She is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati and the Graduate Director for the Master’s in Psychology program.  She is also a Co-Director of UC LEAF, a National Science Foundation initiative designed to enhance the recruitment, development, and retention of women faculty in the STEM disciplines at UC.  Stacie received her doctorate in Management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2004.


Dr. Yasue Kuwahara

Yasue has more than 15 years of experience in Asian studies and research.  Fluent in Japanese, she has been instrumental in providing Integrity’s consulting services to Japanese executives and managers with Toyota Motors, having translated and led numerous training experiences.  She is a professor of Communication and Director of Popular Culture Studies at Northern Kentucky University where she teaches a variety of courses on American and Asian popular culture and mass media. Her scholarly interest has expanded from the U.S. influence on postwar Japan to popular culture of South Korea and China in recent years. She is the editor of the East Asian Popular Culture Series by Palgrave Macmillan.  Dr. Kuwahara grew up in Tokyo and moved to the U.S. upon graduation from Waseda University.  She received a M.A. in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton, and a Ph.D. in American Cultural Studies from Bowling Green State University.

Patrice Borders

Patrice began her relationship with Eric as one of his managers when he led the Cincinnati Affiliate of Inroads.  She developed a long-term relationship with Integrity as a Senior Consultant, while leading a proactive consulting, coaching, and training practice, Borders practiced in the employment law departments of two large nationally recognized management law firms.  She provided legal consultation to employers on issues of wrongful termination, sexual harassment, racial discrimination, affirmative action, and equal employment opportunity compliance.

Borders served as a senior consultant with the nation’s largest diversity and inclusion training and consulting firm, where she created a workplace protocol suite of customizable training and coaching experiences.

As a speaker, facilitator, and coach, her high-impact message empowers people to be accountable for their actions and to make necessary and desired changes.  She translates the value of human capital and the currency of relationships into implementable strategies, accountability, and return on expectations.  She has coached corporate, law firm, and non-profit leaders utilizing the concepts of emotional intelligence as a performance skill.


Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen Townsend is an inspiring speaker/trainer whose messages are timely and relevant. As a person who believes in a holistic approach to professional development, her programs highlight the importance of both technical expertise and interpersonal relationships.  As an educator, organizational development consultant and author, Dr. Townsend brings nearly three decades of experience in the areas of leadership development, 21st Century diversity and personal excellence. Dr. Townsend has written a number of articles on these topics which have been featured in local, regional and national publications and media outlets.  As an author and advocate for women, Dr. Townsend’s first book was inspired by her own quest to find life balance.  It All Started When I Stopped Using Lotion:  One Woman’s Journey From Chaos to Calm is currently being used by organizations to support the professional development and career advancement of high potential women leaders. 


Cathy Scrivner

Cathy is a skilled facilitator with a wealth of experience in all facets of Human Resources gained from a career of increasing responsibility in the retail environment. At Rich's · Goldsmith's · Lazarus, a premier division of Federated Department Stores, her exposures to managing personnel systems were varied. She was Human Resources Manager of one of the most profitable store locations in all of Federated Stores and served as the lead Human Resource Manager at a 1.2 million square foot Distribution Center with 800 employees. Her work as the leader in campus recruiting and in the Rich's Executive Trainee Program produced one of the most successful recruitment and training programs in the company's history. Ms. Scrivner also has experience in High Performing Work Teams gained as Human Resource Manager at Lowe's Home lmprovement Stores. Her work there included start-up responsibility for Lowe's first fully automated, team­oriented 1 million square foot Distribution Center. Her responsibilities in­cluded employment and training of team members and management staff, and the development of center-specific Human Resource policy. Her process for selecting and training high potential team members contributed significantly to the success of the location - which is now the prototype for all future Lowe's Distribution Centers. Ms. Scrivner has a Public Affairs degree from Indiana University with an emphasis in Human Resources/Labor Relations.


Sandy Wheatley

Sandy is a compassionate community and educational leader who has devoted herself to improving the quality of life for others. She brings a unique set of multidisciplinary experiences to her role as a facilitator of diver­sity education. Sandy has served as the President of the Board of Education for one of the largest school districts in the State of Ohio. Through her work on the Lakota School Board, she has helped lead the district through strategic planning proc­esses, contract negotiations and its astronomical growth. For the past 10 years, the district has grown at a rate of over 500 students per year. Through Sandy’s leadership, Lakota has provided high quality education at below statewide average costs. Ms. Wheatley has provided training in conflict resolution and leadership skills development for the insurance industry.


Sandy is recognized as a leader in her community and serves on a variety of boards which work to unite people regarding their vision for the 21 st century. She is a founding board member of the West Chester/Liberty Community Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising funds to provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual support to residents in the Lakota community. A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Ms. Wheatley has a B.S. degree in Political Science and a teaching certificate in Integrated Social Studies.


Jennifer 'Alex' Alexander

Alex has served as a Senior consultant and trainer with Integrity Development for 10 years.  Her expertise in communication has made her very valuable as we seek to assist our clients in establishing conscious communication that respects human differences. She believes that each member of humanity has a potential contribution to make to the whole. She currently teaches at Wright State in the Communication department and is the director of the Business Communication course. She is the previous director for the Interpersonal Communication course and also teaches Small Group/Team Communication, Public Speaking, Communication for Teachers, Effective Listening, Health Communication and Communicating with Children. She graduated magna cum laude from with a B.A.degree in Communication and a M.S. in Counseling from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.


An educator through-and through, Alex has been honored by being listed in Who's Who Amongst America's Teachers not once, but twice, in consecutive years; an honor that less than 5% of American teachers have achieved. She was voted "Faculty Member of the Year" in 2002-2003 AND 2005-2006 by the Greek Affairs Council at Wright State as well as being voted one of the top five faculty members by the students of Wright State. She was given the "Outstanding Alumni Award" by the College of Education and Human Services in 2003.



Robin C. Gerald

Robin has a depth and breadth of education and experience in human resources, leadership coaching and workforce diversity and inclusion. For more than 25 years she has empowered people with awareness and the skills necessary to contribute at maximum potential in their professional lives.


Robin specializes in working with organizations to achieve quantifiable results and is particularly adept at using expert questions and analytical ability to help clients quickly focus on the core area of needed change, then design processes and action steps to make it happen.  She has partnered with numerous diversity action councils and provided individual coaching assistance to internal diversity practitioners and senior-level managers in the effective application of diversity and leadership principles. Prior to her consulting career, she led Southern Company’s employee retention initiative, utilizing exit interview data and focus group results to educate and coach organizational leaders on retention issues and strategies. She also managed the company’s career development program and was instrumental in the development of a highly effective career management workshop and interactive intranet site.  A seasoned consultant and facilitator across industry type, she has served clients including:  Georgia Power Company, Toyota, Cox Communications, CVS Pharmacy, Rockwell Automation, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Spelman College.


Robin is a magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College with a degree in Political Science, and holds a M.S. in Counseling and Psychological Services from Georgia State University.  


Mr. Manuel “Manny G~” Gomez Jr., MSA, CPC, MBC

Mr. Manuel Gomez Jr. is a native New Yorker born in Manhattan and raised in Brooklyn.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Management from the University of Maryland, Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University, Master’s Certificate in Leadership from the University of Dayton, and is a graduate of the Army Management Staff College. 


Manny Gomez is a subject matter expert supervision, management, and leadership as well as an experienced and inspirational educator and trainer.  He has trained and consulted thousands of public sector, non-profit, and private industry professionals.  Manny has been leading, developing, training, coaching, and mentoring for over three decades.  He has dedicated his time and efforts to presenting ideas that make a difference in the personal and professional lives of all people.  As a motivational speaker and workshop facilitator, he has presented throughout North America, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. 


Omotayo Banjo Adesagba, Ph.D.

Omotayo Banjo Adesagba, Ph.D. (Penn State University, 2009) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati. Her research focuses on representation and audience responses to racial and cultural media. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Communication Theory, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Media and Religion, and Race and Social Problems. Her work has been cited in the International Business Times, Science Newsline, a Media Education Foundation documentary, and Fox affiliate Fox 19. In addition, she has written opinion editorials published on ABC affiliate, WCPO. She has also presented her research at regional, national and international conferences, which include the International Communication Association, National Communication Association, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, and the Collegium for African-American Research. Dr. Banjo teaches courses related to media theory, identity, and race. She is also an affiliate faculty of Africana Studies, Journalism, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies.


Gary Agee has worked as a management consultant for three years. He is an accomplished and engaging public speaker making use of his extensive aca­demic training in his workshops. Gary has served an adjunct faculty member at Xavier University in Cincinnati and at Anderson University in Indiana. He has authored three books, his latest, "A Cry for Justice," scheduled to be released by the University of Arkansas Press in the fall of 2011, is a ground breaking study on the life of Daniel A. Rudd, a civil rights leader who worked for racial equality in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



Sheri Betts

Prior to working independently as a coach, trainer and facilitator, Sheri worked in leadership roles with Fortune 100 corporations & nonprofits, with functional expertise in Accounting, Sales and Marketing at Xerox, Pepsi, Drake Beam and Morin, Avon, INROADS and Arthur Andersen.


As a training professional, she has assisted organizations with creating more capable employees and leaders in the areas of leadership development, emotional intelligence, communication skills, and productivity. With a focus on interactive learning sessions, Sheri delivers and designs competency-based training to meet course objectives, with individuals at all levels.


As a coach, Sheri is committed to coaching individuals to become transformed through the process and show greater courage, confidence, and connectedness in their professional and personal lives.  The outcomes of coaching are to assist them in producing accelerated and sustainable results.  Sheri is also a retired CPA and uses her accounting experience to provide structure and analytics to her coaching process as well as “think fast on your feet” skills to ask questions that get at the root cause of issues.


Sheri's worked with a diverse range of clients including:   Time Warner Books, The Vanguard Group, Catholic Health East Hospital, National Institutes of Health (NIH), NOAA, Girl Scouts of the USA, National Weather Service, Census Bureau, City of Alexandria, DC Central Kitchen, BMRA, The Humanities Council of DC, and Los Angeles County Fire Department.  Sheri was also professor in Johns Hopkins University's MBA Fellows program, a one-of-a-kind MBA program, coaching teams in a cohort and project based curriculum.


She received her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Washington University in St. Louis and MBA from UCLA in Marketing and Organizational Behavior.  She is qualified to administer 360 instruments, MBTI, Leadership Architect, and Emotional Intelligence instruments.  Additional training includes Emotional Intelligence certification, Flawless Consulting Skills (developed by Peter Block) and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.


Morris Mann

Morris is a Human Resources Development Consultant with thirty years of diversified experience in the field of Training and Human Resources Management. In addition to his background as a senior executive in private industry, he has consulted on major organizational development projects and plays a key role in helping corporations utilize their human resources to become more effective in the new global economy. Team alignment, change management, diversity and personal development are themes in Morris’s work. Helping people from a wide range of positions and backgrounds live and work effectively in organizations is a key interest and focus for him. Morris served in the United States Air Force and received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He has also done graduate work at the University of Oklahoma and the Hartford Graduate Center. Morris is active in community service and serves on a number of civic advisory boards.


Lori M. Lee, MBA, M.Ed.

Lori Lee is a skilled practitioner with extensive cross-industry experience in Human Resource Management.  She is accomplished in the areas of organizational development, corporate compliance, change management and process improvement.  Ms. Lee is a member of the National Scholars Honor Society and SHRM.  She has an MBA with a Human Resource Management specialization from the University of Phoenix and a M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois.


John Munson, Jr.

John Munson, Jr. has developed a long-term relationship with Integrity’s CEO, based on their work on Supplier Diversity at Toyota.  John often serves as a strategic consultant with Integrity on matters related to Supplier Diversity.


John is the Vice President, Supplier Diversity – Purchasing at Macy's Inc. In his role, he is responsible for leading the strategy and vision to ensure that Macy’s Inc. Supplier Diversity program increases, develops and leverages a diverse supply base, sustains an environment of inclusion where all suppliers can participate, and generates positive business results.  Although at the company for just two years, he has implemented a few major key company initiatives. One being the launch of Macy’s Supplier Diversity Advisory Council (SDAC) comprised of key external leaders with the purpose of getting input, feedback, and guidance on best practices and key trends driving changes in the future of supplier diversity. In addition, he led the charge in getting the company recognized by the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with their prestigious Million Dollar Club Award in 2014 & 2015, and named as one of WBENC’s Top Corporations in 2015 & 2016.


Prior to Toyota, Munson held a variety of human resource related positions with General Electric and Hewlett Packard.  Munson serves in a host of supplier diversity organizational leadership roles including: Board Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), Senior Executive Council Advisory Board Member of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), Board Member of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC); Board Member of the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council (OMSDC), Former Chairman of the Southern Region Minority Supplier Development Council (SRMSDC); Former Chairman of the Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORVWBC); Vice Chairman of the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky African American Chamber of Commerce.


De Asa Nichols, MBA

De Asa has a long-term relationship with IDC as a Supplier Diversity resource consultant.  She has nearly 30 years of corporate and non-profit executive experience within healthcare, government, financial services and the automotive industry. De Asa currently serves as Manager of Supplier Diversity for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.  In this leadership role, De Asa is responsible for leading Cincinnati Children’s multi-million dollar supplier diversity strategy with minority and women-owned businesses. De Asa is the former President of the African American Chamber of Commerce where she served from 2001 – 2005 contributing to the achievement of over $1 billion dollars in city-wide economic inclusion results.

De Asa is the recipient of many honors including receiving an invitation to the White House by The President of the United States and being named a Minority Business Advocate by the South Central Ohio Minority Business Council. Her work has been featured in Black Enterprise, Diversity Inc. and Essence Magazines.