- Marie Amey-Taylor, Ph.D.
- Fernando Chang-Muy, J.D.
- Margie DuBrow, Ph.D.
- Kavita Goyal, M.S.
- Paul Hilt, M.B.A.
- Linshuang Lu, M.S.
- Ray Wells, Ph.D.
Marie has provided consulting services for corporate, government, public and private education, and human services organizations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, South America and the Middle East. Her areas of expertise are leadership and organizational development; diversity/sexual harassment awareness training; management development; interpersonal relations and communication; change management; team building; train-the-trainers programs; conflict resolution and mediation; and a wide range of professional development programs.
Fernando Chang-Muy, J.D.
In addition to teaching, he combines his experience in academia and operations, as principal and founder of Solutions International, providing independent management consulting, facilitation and training to philanthropic institutions, non profit organizations and government entities. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, board governance, staff internal communications and performance, and resource development.
He has served as Legal Officer with both the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) and the UN World Health Organization (WHO), AIDS Program. Before joining the UN, he was a staff attorney at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia serving as Director of the Southeast Asian Refugee Project, providing free legal aid to low-income people in Philadelphia. He is also past founding director of the Liberty Center for Survivors of Torture, a project of Lutheran Children and Family Services, established to serve newcomers fleeing human rights violations
He serves on the Boards of local public interest organizations, government, and foundations, including the Board of the Merchants Fund, the Wachovia Regional Foundation, and The Philadelphia Awards.In the summer of 2008, Philadelphia Mayor Nutter appointed him as a Commissioner to the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. He is former Board member of the Delaware Valley Grantmakers, and Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Coalition. He is author of numerous articles on diverse topics dealing with immigration, public health and management, and is co-editor of the text Social Work and Immigration (NY: Springer Publication) published in October 2008.
Prior to her position at Bryn Mawr College, for 11 years, Margie was the principal consultant in Creative Management Strategies, Inc., a firm which specializes in community planning and building the capacity of nonprofit organizations. She has a strong track record of effectively working with executives in public systems and nonprofit agencies and with community leaders to build coalitions focused on community change. Margie earned her doctoral degree in organizational development from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining NELI, she served as Program Director at the Center for Humanistic Change and the Bread and Roses Community Fund. Kavita has a passion for building strong community collaborations that lead to transformation. she is committed to relationship-building as the foundation for successful community-based change, and she helps groups resolve internal challenges to enhance their effectiveness. Kavita is a NELI graduate (2012) and holds a M.A. in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Some of Paul’s workshop clients include ARAMARK, Morgan Stanley, Penn State University, Leadership Centre County, Citizens Bank, Social Security Administration, New York University, Girl Scouts of USA, Vanguard, and Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce Executives. In addition to workshop design and delivery, Paul provides coaching and consulting services.
Paul has expertise in the fields of marketing, organization development, and knowledge management. Paul has held marketing and management positions in the telecommunications, cable television, and training and development industries. At St. Joseph’s University, Paul taught graduate and executive MBA classes in creative thinking and problem solving. He also co-founded the Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia.
Paul earned his BBA in management from the City University of New York-Baruch College and his MBA in marketing from St. John’s University.
Prior to joining Praxis, Linshuang worked at Nonprofit Finance Fund where she taught workshops and provided consulting services to nonprofits in financial planning, management, and education. She facilitated discussions with senior management on financial strategy, provided board presentations and trainings, developed Excel models, and established other processes to assist clients with financial planning and reporting. Linshuang was also one of the lead developers and writers of the NFF/Guidestar Financial Scan Report. Linshuang holds a Masters of Science in Organization Development from American University.
Ray also serves as the Associate Director for the Philadelphia Institute of the Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). FAIMER Institutes serve health professions education faculty from developing countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia who have the potential to play a key role in improving health professions education in their schools. Ray consults for two companies specializing in Appreciative Inquiry - the Corporation for Positive Change and the Company of Experts – and is an adjunct professor in the Organizational Development and Leadership graduate program at St. Joseph’s University. Ray earned his Master of Arts from Bowling Green State University (OH) in student/adult development and his Ph.D. in applied social-psychology from Temple University.