Board of Advisers ___________________________________________________________
Innovation Outcomes is privileged to be able to periodically seek advice and direction from various leaders, keynote speakers, authors, and industry/functional experts, who are nationally and internationally recognized in the disciplines of creativity and innovation, marketing, research and development, industrial and organizational psychology, general management, human resources, and organizational development.
The advisers who comprise our Board bring perspectives from different geographic areas and from all sectors--public, not-for-profit, and private. Because of their reputations, research, and demonstrated expertise, these Board members are well-positioned to advise us on trends and current issues in industries such as consumer products, professional services, life sciences, healthcare, financial services, technology, and higher education.
To get acquainted members of our current Advisory Board, please read the brief bios on this page and click on links that will take you to detailed information about each Board member. _________________________________________________________________________________________
Elena DePalma, MSW Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Yale University New Haven, Connecticut __________________________________________________________________
Elena is the Director of Organizational Effectiveness at Yale University, where she provides customized departmental interventions and university-wide leadership of talent management and succession planning initiatives. Elena brought to Yale 20 years of leadership experience in human resources, training, and organizational development from roles that she held at Pitney Bowes and Merrill Lynch Corporation, serving as the Vice President of Human Resources when Merrill Lynch Credit Corporation won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Elena has extensive experience designing, developing, and implementing adult learning programs; coaching numerous professionals; and consulting with senior management on issues related to strategic planning, performance management, succession planning, change management, and team building.
Elena earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Western Connecticut State University and is certified in a number of assessment instruments. Click here or on Elena's picture, to learn more about her areas of specialty.
Tom Egan President and CEO, Esperanca Phoenix, Arizona __________________________________________________________________
As President & CEO of Esperanca, Tom has oversight for health and development projects, including a volunteer surgical program, in more than 14 countries around the world, including the United States. Tom
brings a rich background to Esperanca, having worked for a number of charitable organizations, particularly those that provide social services to
children and families that live in poverty. His career has taken him to
local and national taskforces that deal with poverty reduction, child
welfare, animal welfare, domestic minor sex trafficking and
international human trafficking.
Tom entered the non-profit
industry in 1995, joining Cleveland Healthcare for the Homeless, where in 1998, he assumed his first managerial role.
Prior to joining Esperanca, Tom held positions of increasing
responsibility at Catholic
Charities Community Services (Catholic Charities of Arizona), where he worked for approximately 12 years.
holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from Bowling Green University, in Bowling Green, Ohio and a Master's
degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the University of Akron, in Akron, OH. He is a current member of the
Organization of Nonprofit Executives and the Alliance of Arizona
nonprofits and has also served on several local and national
boards/taskforces. Click here or on Tom's picture, to learn more about his background and about Esperanca.
__________________________________________________________________ Rowan Gibson Keynote Speaker, Author, and Consultant Cologne, Germany __________________________________________________________________ Rowan is a best selling author of two books on innovation and strategy: Rethinking the Future (with articles by Michael Porter, CK Prahalad, Gary Hamel, Warren Bennis, John Kotter, and more) and a Harvard Business School publication entitled Innovation to the Core: A Blueprint for Transforming the Way Your company Innovates, which, to date, has been published in 25 languages. To learn more about both books, click here.
Rowan teaches some of the world's largest and most successful organizations how to seize new growth opportunities, create new markets, and transform their organizations through innovation. In the last four years, he has delivered keynote speeches, innovation masterclasses, and public seminars in 51 countries, addressing major organizations including Accenture, Bayer, Dow Chemicals, Haier, Heineken, Henkel, IBM, Mars, Microsoft, Motorola, NOKIA, Philips Electronics, P & G, Roche, Siemens, Steelcase, The Coca-Cola Company, and Volkswagen.
David Ulrich, who has been ranked by BusinessWeek as the #1 management educator has said about Rowan: "Want to experience the future today? Listen to Rowan Gibson. He is one of those rare people who sees around the bend and brings tomorrow close." To read more about Rowan's background, click here or on his picture.
__________________________________________________________________ Robin Karol, Ph.D., NPDP Co-Founder Mission Driven Innovation Group Former CEO/Executive Director of PDMA and Director of Innovation Processes at DuPont North Wilmington, Delaware __________________________________________________________________ Dr. Robin Karol is the former CEO/Executive Director of the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) and former Director of Innovation Processes at DuPont and Manager of DuPont Consulting Solutions, an internal business consulting group. She is a certified New Product Development Professional (NPDP) with PDMA, and was appointed its first CEO in 2005. During her tenure as CEO, PDMA grew from a 10% non U.S. membership base to almost 50% and increased its membership by 50%.
Robin is currently an adjunct full professor at the University of Delaware Lerner School of Business Administration, where she teaches courses on the Management of Creativity and Innovation. She is also an adjunct Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology, where she teaches New Product and Service Development. Prior to teaching at the University of Delaware and Stevens Institute of Technology, Robin was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.
Robin holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from SUNY Buffalo and did a Post-Doctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has written New Product Development for Dummies(Wiley, 2007) and a number of innovation-related publications in Research Technology Management and Current Issues in Technology Management. To learn more about Robin and her various roles at DuPont, click here or on her picture.
__________________________________________________________________ Christie Knittel Mabry, Ed.D. GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Master Trainer and Facilitator of GE Work-Out and Change Acceleration Process (CAP) models Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina __________________________________________________________________ Christie spent 11 years with GE during the tenure of past-chair, Jack Welch. During that time, she held a variety of positions in customer service, operations, sales, business process reengineering, employee & customer training & development, quality management, and organizational effectiveness/leadership development.
Christie has facilitated strategic planning and is a master trainer and facilitator of GE's legendary Work-Out and Change Acceleration Process (CAP) models and a fully trained GE Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Wanting to broaden her experience and learn about different business models and industries, Christie left GE and subsequently held leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, SciQuest, and GPI/CARQUEST. She currently leads Biogen Idec's global Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology organization, and her experience now spans six different industries.
Christie earned an Ed.D. in Adult Education and Human Resource Development, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (Organizational Development and Diversity), and B. A. Communication from North Carolina State University. To read more about her background and various certifications, click here or on her picture.
__________________________________________________________________ Marianne Lambertson, MSc Principal & Founder of BioPharm Consulting and Former Vice President at Bayer Healthcare Naples, Florida __________________________________________________________________ Marianne has over 20 years of healthcare experience and brings more than 15 years of extensive operational experience in the global Bio-Pharmaceutical industry. She has a proven track record in global and domestic commercialization across a variety of therapeutic areas, in Europe, Asia and the Americas. In her most corporate role, as Vice President at Bayer Healthcare, Marianne was responsible for the formation and establishment of a newly created business unit, eventually integrating two teams into one that became the highest revenue business unit at Bayer Pharmaceuticals in the US.
Prior to Bayer, Marianne worked at Schering-Plough, Elan Pharmaceuticals, Altana Pharma, and Solvay Pharmaceuticals (now Abbott Labs). Her expertise in commercial operations ranges from early-stage to end of lifecycle, including strategic marketing and new product planning, in-line marketing and tactical planning, life-cycle management, sales force effectiveness, product valuations and due diligence. Her background encompasses in-depth exposure to all areas of business operations including clinical/medical, sales, regulatory, reimbursement, manufacturing, supply-chain and finance.
Marianne holds a Postgraduate Diploma/MSc from the City University of London, England in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor's degree in Pre-Med and Psychology from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, where she had a double major in physics and chemistry. Click here or on Marianne's picture, to learn about her background in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
Pamela Paul, Ph.D. Diversity Advisor at the International Monetary Fund Metro-Washington, DC Area __________________________________________________________________
Pamela brings executive-level expertise and experience in leadership, staff, and faculty development in higher education, the international humanitarian sector, and in the for-profit arena. In various roles, she has developed and implemented internal and external diversity and inclusion visions, in the U.S. and globally.
With skill sets and competencies in executive and internal coaching, diversity education, and strategic planning, Pamela has successfully linked diversity initiatives to business and people strategies and addressed operations improvement goals at a number of leading organizations. These organizations include the International Monetary Fund, the University of Maryland, and the Academy for Educational Development (AED), an international humanitarian organization that serves people in the United States and in over 150 countries around the world.
Pamela holds a Ph.D. in Human Development from the University of Maryland at College Park. She also holds a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology, from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She has served on a number of boards and on the Board of the Diversity Leadership Forum, a national organization focused on setting standards for professionals in the field of diversity leadership and management.
Stephen C. Schimpff, MD, FACP Author and Consultant Former CEO of the University of Maryland Medical School and Former COO of the University of Maryland Medical System Baltimore/Washington DC __________________________________________________________________
Dr. Schimpff is the former COO of the University of Maryland Medical System, now a twelve hospital system, and former CEO of the System’s flagship, the University of Maryland Medical Center. He has been an active clinician, researcher and educator, led the division of infectious diseases and the cancer center and currently holds professorships in both medicine and public policy at Maryland. He earned an MD in Medicine from Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Schimpff consults on future directions in medical advances and the coming disruptive trends in healthcare delivery along with strategic planning and patient safety. He has been a board member of three medical technology companies. Dr. Schimpff has also written multiple books including: The Future of Medicine: Megatrends in Healthcare, published in 2007 and The Future of Healthcare Delivery: Why It must Change and How It Will Affect You, to be published in the winter 2011-12. Dr. Schimpff is also the author of three medical textbooks and more than 200 medical and scientific articles.
Prior to his years at the University of Maryland, Dr. Schimpff was at the National Cancer Institute's Baltimore Cancer Research Center for thirteen years where he became internationally recognized for his research on the causes, treatment, and prevention of infection in cancer patients. To read more about Dr. Schimpff's background, click here or on his picture.
Raymond Specht, MS Industry & Legislative Affairs at Toyota Financial Services and Vice Chair at Toyota Financial Savings Bank Henderson (Las Vegas), NV __________________________________________________________________
holds senior leadership roles at Toyota Financial Services, a
subsidiary of Toyota Motors, providing strategic guidance on federal
and state legislation, the banking industry, FDIC, and state regulatory
matters. He also leads lobbying efforts around legislative and
regulatory issues and serves as a liaison to various
government agencies and elected officials. In addition, Ray built
the Toyota Financial Savings Bank and currently serves as Vice Chair for that organization.
In all, Ray has started up three banks. Prior to joining Toyota Financial, Ray served as the President, CEO, and Chair of the Board for
Volkswagen Bank; as the President & CEO of Wright Express Financial Services (a subsidiary
of the Cendant Corporation); as the
Senior Vice President of Risk Management at Fidelity Trust Company; and
the Controller and Second Vice President of Risk Management at First
Signature Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of John Hancock Financial
Services. Ray's early experience was gained at a number of community
banks in the Boston area.
Ray holds a Master of Science in Strategic Communications and
Leadership from Seton Hall University and earned a Bachelor of Science
in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, where he
graduated magna cum laude. He holds leadership positions at a number of banking associations and also serves on nonprofit boards that include the Boys & Girls Club, Public Education Foundation, and
Safe Nests, where he is President of the Board of Trustees. To read about Ray's specific accomplishments, click here or on his picture.