Strategic Advisory Board

Who We Are

Members of the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership Strategic Advisory Board share the deep desire to foster equity, inclusion and gender parity in organizational leadership in our lifetime. This is no less than a global dream team of change-makers, and the Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership is deeply grateful and proud to be the catalyst that unites the members.

Our Purpose

The Advisory Board will serve as a benchmarking “think tank” on issues pertaining to fostering equity and gender parity in leadership. They will beta-test fresh research and weigh in on potential activities for the Institute to undertake – in advancement of our mission. They will network with, and come to know, a diverse set of experts for the purpose of accelerating equity and inclusion in leadership.


Jewelle Bickford
Founder & Co-Chair
Paradigm for Parity

Rosie Campbell
Executive Director
The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership
King’s College London

Kim Cerda
Organizational Change, Culture & Engagement Lead
Hudson Lake

Teresa Cooper
Chief Inclusion Officer

Tracy Fagan
Senior Vice President, PMO

Paul Francisco
Chief Diversity Officer
State Street

Dawn Frazier-Bohnert
SVP and Global Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Asha George
Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion
Dell Technologies

Sonya Jacobs
Chief Organizational Learning Officer
University of Michigan

Gail Jackson
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Raytheon Technologies

Devendra Malladi
Vice President, Customer Experience Centers, Asia Pacific, Japan & Greater China

Greg Morley
Regional Director Human Resources APAC/Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Moët Hennessy

Colleen Richards Powell
Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Diversity
MFS Investment Management

Sheila Robinson
Founder, Publisher & CEO
Diversity Woman Media

Maggie Ruvolt
Chief People Officer

Shari Slate
Vice President, Chief Inclusion & Collaboration Officer

Darlene Slaughter
Chief People Officer
March of Dimes

Lynn Tetrault
Anahata Leadership

Stephanie Turner
Vice President, Inclusion, Diversity & Social Innovation
The MITRE Corporation

Karen Wetherholt
Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Management & Diversity

Kelvin Womack
Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Board Co-Chairs:

Lynn Perry Wooten
President, Simmons University

Susan MacKenty Brady
Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Chair for Women and Leadership; CEO, Simmons University Institute for Inclusive Leadership

Simmons University-Affiliated Institute Board Stewards:

Suzie Murphy
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Simmons Online

April Evans
Partner, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Monitor Clipper Partners

Diane Grossman
Faculty Senate President; Professor

Regina Pisa
Chairman Emeritus & Partner