Session Two


Ray Wells, Ph.D.

Ray Wells is the president of Wellbeing Systems, Inc. (WSI), of Abington, PA, a training and consulting firm that uses a strengths-based approach for designing leadership, team and organization development programs. This philosophy/approach, which focuses on accentuating and building on "who we are when we are at our best," is also the core of Appreciative Inquiry Consulting, where Ray is one of many co-owners. Over the past 21 years, WSI has worked with nearly 100 non-profit, business, and education clients in organizations ranging from just a dozen people to the Fortune 500, from the smallest private schools to the Ivy League, from single-office non-profit agencies to the largest corporate health systems.

Ray also serves as part of the core faculty of Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). FAIMER Institutes serve medical school faculty from developing countries in South America, Africa and Asia who have the potential to play a key role in improving medical education in their schools. Ray earned his Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University (OH) in adult development and his Ph.D. in applied social-psychology from Temple University.



Margie DuBrow, Ph.D.

Margie DuBrow became the Director of the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute in July 2009. Prior to that, she was the principal consultant in Creative Management Strategies, Inc., a firm which specializes in community planning and building the institutional capacity of nonprofit organizations. She has a strong track record of effectively managing county-wide cross-system planning committees, which oversee the development, launch, operation, and evaluation of programs that strengthen families and communities.

She co-designed and conducted an intensive 60-hour “training-of-trainers” program in outcomes-based planning and evaluation for staff in Community Action Agencies on a state and national level. For over 20 years, she has conducted training programs and technical assistance in strategic planning, organizational management, and evaluation across multiple sectors.