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LEADERSHIP TEAM



Kim Neubauer

President

Kim Neubauer, MS Organizational Development, is an award-winning Learning and Development Consultant who is highly valued for offering insights, strategies, and practical tools that have led to successful career transitions, as well as to leadership and service excellence. As a Senior Career Consultant with Lee Hecht Harrison, Kim has coached and delivered job search workshops to hundreds of Fortune 500 company employees. She is the beloved Resume Coach for MBA/MS students and alumni of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In addition, she serves as Counselor at US State Department career transition programs for diplomats and others leaving foreign service agencies.

Kim’s thriving learning and development practice includes museums and cultural organizations, community health centers, a hospital, and an international airport. Previously Kim served as the Training Director at The Franklin Institute, and as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Training Coordinator in Cameroun (Africa) and Micronesia.

Kim is a past President of DVAPT, the Delaware Valley chapter of the Association for Psychological Type International, and a former Outreach Chairperson on the PSPS Board. She holds a Master degree in Organizational Development from the American University NTL Program. Kim is certified to administer the MBTI® instrument.


Rachel Minard

Special Projects


Rachel Minard has been a high school counselor for 19 years and she is a firm believer that the role of the professional school counselor is to help all students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development and career development in order to help students be prepared for life beyond high school. Her passion for career development led her to earning her GCDF in 2011. She has co-authored the school district’s Chapter 339 Plan, which outlines how the district is implementing the PA Career Education and Work Standards. She has presented career related workshops at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association and PDE’s Integrated Learning:  School to Career annual conferences.

She has her Advanced Certification in School Counseling from St. Bonaventure University, M.S.Ed in Community Counseling from St. Bonaventure University and a B.A in Criminal Justice from Edinboro University. Mrs. Minard currently resides in Bradford with her husband Rick and son Quentin.

 

Craig Toedtman

Treasurer

Craig Toedtman co-founded Resource Development Company, Inc. in 1981, and has been active in the human resource management consulting arena throughout his business career. He has served on the Board of the Institute of Career Certification International (ICCI) and is actively engaged in providing career services. A recent focus has been assisting clients seeking new opportunities through RDC Hiring Edge Job Search Services, creating an online presence for a job seeker using social media techniques.

He received his BA in Economics from Allegheny College, MBA from Case Western Reserve University, and is a US Army Vietnam Veteran Bronze Star recipient for meritorious service.

 

Betty Hirsch

Assistant Treasurer


Betty HirschMA, is founder and principal of Career Advisory Services. Her passion is helping others discover their passion and build a path to career success. With 20+ years’ experience in both corporate and private consulting, she now works exclusively with individuals. In that capacity, she counsels recent grads, returnees to the workforce, mid-career and encore career jobseekers. For fun, Betty studies art and share her knowledge with grade schoolers through the Art Goes to School Program.

Betty has a BA from Duke University and a MA from The University of Texas. A longtime member of ACP, she finds great value in the programs that foster professional development and the opportunity to maintain connection with her professional colleagues.


Diandra Prescod

Secretary


Diandra J. Prescod
, PhD Counselor Education and Supervision, LPC (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania), CCSP, is currently an Assistant Professor of Education and Coordinator for the Career Counseling Emphasis at Pennsylvania State University.

Diandra is active in the field of Career Counseling and Counselor Education and presents her research nationally and internationally; she has had the opportunity to present all across the U.S and in Germany, Italy, Hungary, and Austria. Her research focuses on career development interventions for (a) STEM students and (b) women/students of color in higher education. Her work has been published in many national peer-reviewed journals including the Career Development Quarterly and Journal of Employment Counseling.

Diandra has years of both mental health and career counseling experience. Her experience helps inform her teaching at the graduate level and has aided her in the creation of Academic Wellness and Career Consultations (AWCC). AWCC is a program that provides career counseling services to undergraduate and graduate students at Pennsylvania State University.

 

Beth Ann Wilson

Officer At Large

Beth Wilson, M.Ed., CMF, specializes in career planning, transition and management, advising people of all ages from diverse fields and backgrounds. She brings a lifetime’s worth of expertise to her independent career coaching practice that has been built mainly on recommendations from satisfied clients. Her experience includes designing and conducting training programs and workshops for corporate, government and non-profit organizations. Many professional and community groups have heard her speak on career and job search topics.

Achieving professional recognition as a Board certified Career Management Fellow from the Institute of Career Certification International, Beth served two terms on ICCI’s Board of Governors. A current board member of ACP-GPN, Beth is pleased to serve on the PACDA organizing committee. Beth also is on the Steering Committee of the Joseph’s People – Central Delaware County job search forum. These global and local roles contribute to her strong reputation and extensive network of professional colleagues.

Before starting her independent practice 18 years ago, Beth worked for OPTIONS Career and Human Resource Consulting. She conducted career transition workshops for Right Management on an adjunct basis. Prior employment includes counseling in vocational rehabilitation, managing training for a federal employment program and coordinating projects in college career centers and vocational research. Earning a M.Ed. in Counseling from Penn State University, Beth also has a B.A. in Psychology from Dickinson College.


Dorothy Grill

Communications Co-chair

Dorothy Grill is Workforce Development Instructor at ResCare Workforce Services, working with college-aged students and clients, making sure that the students are progressing in their career choices.

Dorothy has earned a BS Special Education and Elementary Education, MEd in Instructional Leadership, and PhD Organizational Leadership at Marywood University.
 

Christopher Stancil

Communications Co-chair

Christopher Stancil is the Professional Student Success Coordinator for the College of Arts and Humanities at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In his role he primarily advises and supports Communication and Media studies students. Christopher’s introduction to Higher Education and Career Services began at Peirce College in Philadelphia as a Career Services Intern. Since then he has served in various roles at West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher earned an MS in Higher Education Policy and Student Affairs, along with a BA in Communication Studies from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His Master’s thesis titled “Analyzing The Intersectional Struggles Of Community College Transfer Students” is reflective of his own personal college experience. He was awarded the 2018-19 Graduate Student Leader of the Year Award at West Chester University.

 

Safiya Edwards

Programming Co-chair

Safiya Edwards is President/Principal of Sterling Consulting Group, which she founded in 1998. She delivers solutions directly to individuals and organizations (project management and coaching for career development / management) and via alliances that support clients such as Higbee Associates (international benefits & HR outsourcing / startup), Strategic Communications (global communications training), CCI Consulting, SamNova, and Latham Consulting Group.

As a Human Resources & Operations Leader with P&L experience at premier talent mobility & healthcare firms, she’s led multiple complex projects for internal & external business partners to optimize human capital ROI by collaborating across generations, functions, and diverse populations. Saifya is known for having exceptional networking skills and has helped professionals at all levels (CEO to high school) to manage their transition to a new job or career, into entrepreneurship (consulting, franchising, new business), or into active retirement.

Safiya eared an MBA from Yale University’s School of Management and an MPH from the School of Public Health / Environmental Health at the Medical School of Yale University.

 

Angela Cutchineal

Programming Co-chair

Angela Cutchineal,, MS in Higher Education Administration and Leadership, has been in the field of job development/career management for 14 years, specializing in resume/cover letter writing, interview etiquette, navigating the job market, and intentional goal setting. Angela has been in a Director role at Holy Family University (her undergraduate alma mater) since 2016, as the Director of Career Development. In this role, Angela oversees the Experiential Learning Department and the Career Services Department. She is committed to providing students with the tools they need to be successful in the current job market. As the job market continues to grow and change, so does the programming within the Career Development Center. Angela's mission is to ensure that students are prepared to join the workforce, in their intended field of study, feeling empowered with the knowledge to make informed decisions regarding their career path.

Angela remains committed to her University by sitting on a variety of committees that impact decision-making throughout the campus: Communications Council, Institutional Effectiveness Team, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Magazine Advisory Board, and the Middle States Accreditation Standards Committee for Support of the Student Experience and Educational Effectiveness Assessment.


Debra Franke

Technology Chair

Debra Franke, MA Counseling, is a career professional committed to developing and providing the programs and resources that will enable those she works with to conduct a successful job search, plan and execute a career change, and/or manage their careers for personal and professional satisfaction. At La Salle University, Debra supports alumni career development, transition, and job search through programs and services that engage and connect alumni to one another and La Salle University.

She has over twenty years’ experience helping individuals assess their strengths and make career and life choices. Her broad-ranging career began with the DuPont Company as an environmental engineer. She made her first career transition five years later when she joined DuPont’s team of internal organizational development consultants. She found a passion for helping individuals through career transition while working for two different management consulting firms and focused on helping others through career change in her career counseling business, Career Transitions.

Her strong commitment to professional development is demonstrated by her leadership in the local, state and national professional associations, her passion for helping others progress as career professionals, and ongoing learning in her field. The thread that runs through her own career is that of making an impact and facilitating lasting change.

David Novick

Membership Co-chair

David Novick is an Executive Coach and Career Management Consultant with Right Management located in the Greater Philadelphia area. Following an extensive career in human resources management, David focuses his consulting expertise on career management, assessment, executive coaching and career transition planning. He is recognized as a passionate and skilled coach committed to helping individuals identify their ideal next step and successfully land their next great opportunity.

David began his career in human resources management with Frito-Lay and moved into leadership roles with Pepsi Cola and Nestle USA. In addition to food and beverage manufacturing, his industry experience includes banking and financial services, retailing and hospitality. More recently, he was Chief People Officer for a large restaurant chain and previously served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for a major apparel retailer. David has been a board member of a non-profit foundation and a consultant on leadership and human resources to another non-profit organization focused on children’s nutrition. He also has taught courses in industrial psychology at Towson University and the core human resources management course in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University.

David graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations and completed a Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New York University. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania Career Development Association.


Amy Siler

Membership Co-chair

Amy Siler is Counselor, Assistant Professor, and Advisor at the Community College of Allegheny County. She provides career, transfer, academic and personal counseling to students; presents workshops; teaches personal and career development courses; and advises students in major and career decisions, transfer schools, and course selection.

She earned a Master’s Degree in Research Methodology from the University of Pittsburgh and M.Ed. in School Counseling from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and is an MBTI Certified Practitioner.

Tanya Sheldon

Partnerships

Tanya Sheldon provides private career counseling services for professionals seeking career development, change or support in her business Compassionate Career Counseling. With over 10 years of experience advising a diverse range of students in higher education, she is certified in administering MBTI assessments and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. She also has extensive experience as an Academic Advisor and college administrator. In addition to counseling students, she is well versed in developing and delivering engaging, interactive presentations on a variety of career and academic subjects, with a strong ability to develop original, creative programming and visual materials. Tanya has a Masters in Counseling and Educational Psychology from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.



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