Dr. Barron is an accomplished organizational consultant, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leader, and executive coach with over 30 years of experience partnering with small non-profits, higher education institutions and large complex organizations. An expert systems analyst, Edgar is well known for leading executive teams through processes that transform their strategy and culture, lead to continuous improvement, improve organizational effectiveness and increase customer satisfaction. In other words, he helps companies be better so that they can do better.
Lorenzo is a business consultant based in New York City who started his career at the intersection of education and strategy. He is passionate about sharing perspectives on growth and brings experience in go to market strategy and organizational effectiveness. Lorenzo is also a junior board member of a not for profit focused on professional development of underrepresented students interested in careers in professional services, as well as a general board member of the young alumni association at his alma mater, Columbia University.
Julia is co-founder and CEO of kid-grit. Her passion and expertise are in program development and implementation in areas of 21st-century skills, social-emotional learning, and youth development. Julia designs, trains and facilitates workshops for educators, small businesses, mentor volunteers, and student workshops. She loves to create unique implementations for educational communities that enhance student success and aid them towards a productive future.
Dr. Susanne H. Thompson is the President of Moreland University of the Teacher Education Ecosystem at the Colibri Group. Susanne’s 30+ year career spans K-12 education, Higher Education, and the Ed Tech industry.
Presenting at the Launch of the Egyptian Knowledge Bank in Cairo, writing for the Teach Secondary publication in the UK, serving as the keynote presenter during the National Digital Week in Ireland, and teaching in Australia are some of Susanne’s career highlights. Most recently, Susanne also presented the keynote address to the Buckeye Association of School Administrator’s Annual Women in Leadership Conference, supported the work of the NY Council for School Superintendent’s focusing on leadership and transformational change, and has presented at numerous education conferences.