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Safiya Edwards


Interim Programming 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.

Kim Neubauer

Immediate Past-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

VP 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.


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.

Debra Franke

Technology Chair

Debra Franke, MA Counseling, is Founder and Career Coach at Career Transitions, a firm focused on supporting individuals through job search and/or career change. She has over thirty 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 practice. During her thirteen years at La Salle University, Debra assisted alumni in their carerer development and collaborated with campus partners to bring alumni and students together for career engagement.

Her strong commitment to professional development is demonstrated by her leadership in 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.

Shelley Maley

Communications Chair

Shelley Maley is Founder/CEO and Career Consultant at Dreamcatcher Career Coaching, LLC. Following careers in hospitality management, sales, and human resources, Shelley considered hiring a career coach. The more she learned about the services they provide, the more she realized she had the skills, knowledge, and expertise to become a career coach. After seven years with Lehigh Carbon Community College as a Career Consultant and Internship Coordinator, Shelley opened her business, Dreamcatcher Career Coaching, as a virtual career coach, career consultant, and job search strategist.

Shelley enjoys seeing others grow, realize their potential and identify their purpose. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Penn State, and a Graduate Certificate in Academic Advising from Kansas State University.


Programming Chair


Technology Chair

Jessica Visek

Membership Chair

Jessica Visek is the Founder/Owner of Your Career Partner and a trusted Career Coach committed to empowering individuals in their professional journeys. She specializes in Career Navigation, guiding clients to align with their ambitions, and Corporate Ascension, offering strategies for internal growth. For those exploring New Ventures or transitions, Jessica delivers essential tools and insights. Her signature services include crafting standout LinkedIn profiles and resumes, along with tailored interview coaching. Jessica's mission is to help clients realize their full potential. 

Jessica possesses three notable industry certifications: CPCC (Certified Professional Career Coach), CPRW (Certified Professional Resume Writer) and NCOPE (Nationally Certified Online Profile Expert).


Partnerships Chair

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