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Project Consultants

 

Amy Walzer

Project Consultant

As a project consultant to SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting department, Amy offers more than six years of consulting experience with both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has a diverse background in research, measurement, analytics and program evaluation, specializing in helping organizations make evidenced-based and data-driven decisions regarding their talent and programs.

As a project consultant to SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting department, Amy offers more than six years of consulting experience with both non-profit and for-profit organizations. She has a diverse background in research, measurement, analytics and program evaluation, specializing in helping organizations make evidenced-based and data-driven decisions regarding their talent and programs.

Amy is a Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at Category One Consulting, an organization that focuses on helping companies identify and implement evidence-based solutions regarding their people and programs.

Prior to Category One Consulting, Amy was a Senior Human Resources Analyst on the Talent Analytics Team at ConAgra Foods where she served as an internal consultant and project manager. She assisted the organization with making effective talent decisions by employing valid and reliable data-driven methods across the employee lifecycle. On the advanced analytics work stream, Amy identified business problems and worked to solve them by implementing rigorous research studies, conducting advanced analyses and communicating insights in a clear and actionable manner.

Amy has a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha and serves as an adjunct faculty member where she teaches organizational behavior. She has multiple scholarly publications and regularly presents at conferences in her field.

Education
Doctorate of Philosophy | Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska | Omaha, NE

Master of Arts | Experimental Psychology
University of Toledo | Toledo, OH

Bachelor of Arts | Psychology
Mercyhurst University | Erie, PA

Company Affiliation
Category One Consulting | Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska  | Omaha, NE

Brian Pickering

Project Consultant, Marketing

Brian Pickering is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of marketing, branding and communications. Brian is a strategically-focused marketing and communications executive with nearly 25 years of experience leading all facets of advertising, consumer and B2B marketing, customer experience, web strategy and services, graphic services and brand management.

Brian Pickering is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of marketing, branding and communications. Brian is a strategically-focused marketing and communications executive with nearly 25 years of experience leading all facets of advertising, consumer and B2B marketing, customer experience, web strategy and services, graphic services and brand management.

For nearly eight years, Brian served as Vice President of Marketing and Enterprise Communication for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. Brian gained valuable experience during this time and spearheaded many projects and initiatives.

Brian also previously worked as the Director of Corporate Communication and Brand Management for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska. In this position, he focused on centralizing processes, functions and personnel into a unified, enterprise-focused team. He formalized web strategy and interactive marketing functions, setting the stage for the development of short and long-term consumer-focused online strategies.

Education
Bachelor of Arts
University of Nebraska  |  Omaha, NE

Professional Certifications
Accreditation in Public Relations (APR)

Dan Wiseman

Project Consultant

Dan Wiseman is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting division in the areas of 2D-Animation as a means to promote Organization Forward, a customized suite of products designed to move organizations into the future through selection, strategic planning and workforce development.

Dan Wiseman is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting division in the areas of 2D-Animation as a means to promote Organization Forward, a customized suite of products designed to move organizations into the future through selection, strategic planning and workforce development.

Dan’s professional experience spans many different art mediums, including sculpture, painting and graphic design. He specialized as a graphic designer and web developer for the IS&T Attic at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Education
Bachelor of Arts  |  Studio Art/Graphic Design
University of Nebraska  |  Omaha, NE

 

Deb Burnight

Project Consultant, Strategic Planning

Deb is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group in the area of strategic planning.

Deb is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group in the area of strategic planning.

Deb is a certified professional facilitator with over 25 years of experience in facilitation, board and corporate training and community collaboration. A graduate of the University of Iowa and a former elementary and middle school teacher, Deb blends a rich background from her work in educational, private, government and not-for-profit sectors with solid facilitation skills to help groups communicate and work together effectively.

Her expertise in facilitation, training and consulting covers a wide range of organizational development arenas, including strategic planning, project design and evaluation, team building, process design and leadership development. She is also an experienced facilitation skills trainer, coach and mentor.

Deb is professionally affiliated with the International Association of Facilitators and the ToP (Technology of Participation) Network. As a principal of Prairie River Partners training consortium and a certified ICA ToP facilitator, she serves as regional training registrar and a national Mentor Trainer for the Institute of Cultural Affairs-USA.

Education
Bachelor of Arts | Education
University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA

Professional Title
Certified Technology of Participation Facilitator | Institute of Cultural Affairs

Company Affiliations
Prairie River Partners | Sioux City, IA
Burnight Facilitated Resources | Sioux City, IA

Ed Horwitz

Project Consultant

Ed is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group in the area of finance and financial planning consulting. After a rewarding and successful 15-year career as a senior-level insurance executive, Ed decided to pursue his passion to help educate the next generation of insurance and financial professionals.

Ed is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group in the area of finance and financial planning consulting. After a rewarding and successful 15-year career as a senior-level insurance executive, Ed decided to pursue his passion to help educate the next generation of insurance and financial professionals. The Dean of the College of Business at Creighton University approached Ed to develop their Financial Planning and Insurance programs. In five years, these programs have become fully developed, and funds were secured to sustain the Center for Risk Management and an endowed chairman in Risk Management.

Ed is a high-energy, visionary leader who blends together his extensive industry experience from field agent to executive, with a proven track record for academic program development success, along with an academic research faculty perspective. Ed currently serves as the Director of the Center for Risk Management, and also instructs several of the courses in the Financial Planning and Insurance curriculum, including the Financial Planning “Capstone” course.

Ed is an experienced educator, consultant and business leader with over 30 years of experience in the Financial Planning, Insurance and Collegiate Education industry. He is also a Financial Therapist who helps individuals and couples better understand their money biases and behaviors and better manage their financial relationships.

Ed is part of the Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Omicron Nu
and Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Societies.

Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS

Master of Business Administration
Creighton University | Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts | Business Administration
University of Iowa | Iowa City, IA

Company Affiliation
Creighton University | Professor of Financial Planning & Risk Management

 

James Dale

Project Consultant

James P. Dale founded Seven Citadels Consulting, LLC in 2012 after more than 30 years of distinguished service in the private and public sectors.

James P. Dale founded Seven Citadels Consulting, LLC in 2012 after more than 30 years of distinguished service in the private and public sectors. Using his previous experience and knowledge as a Federal Special Agent and Fortune 500 Chief Security Officer (CSO), Dale provides clients consulting and subject matter expertise on operational risk issues affecting their business. These include consulting in threat management and workplace violence prevention, crisis management, fraud awareness and detection, incident response, security consulting and business ethics.

Dale received the Award for Public Service from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bruce Hamm Trailblazer Award from the Business Ethics Alliance. Additionally, he was awarded a life saving citation by the Omaha Fire Department. Dale served as Secretary for the Nebraska chapter of ASIS International and was a founding member of the Great Plains Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska-Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Company Affiliation
Seven Citadels Consulting, LLC  |  Omaha, NE

 

Jan McGee

Project Consultant

As a Project Consultant, Jan McGee collaborates with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting Team in the areas of total reward strategies, compensation plan design, market analysis, job descriptions and human resources compliance.

As a Project Consultant, Jan McGee collaborates with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting Team in the areas of total reward strategies, compensation plan design, market analysis, job descriptions and human resources compliance. Jan’s extensive human resource experience includes 25 years in leadership, generalist and specialist roles, public and private sectors, varied industries and organizational sizes, in addition to five years’ previous employment with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting Team. Her seasoned HR practitioner perspective and expert analytical skills are a welcome addition to project teams.

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Education
University of Nebraska  |  Omaha, NE

Professional Certification
Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified
Professional  (SHRM-SCP)

 

Jason Gilbreath

Project Consultant

Jason Gilbreath is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group providing expertise in the areas of business/market assessment, strategy development, execution planning and change management.

Jason Gilbreath is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group providing expertise in the areas of business/market assessment, strategy development, execution planning and change management.

Jason is the President & Founder of Reclaimed Enterprises, Inc., an Omaha-based social enterprise focused on the facilitation and promotion of building material salvage, reuse and upcycling. Jason launched Reclaimed Enterprises after 20 years combined experience in consulting, venture capital, transportation, consumer products and financial services.

Jason leverages his perspective, experience and training to identify and connect opportunities, resources and people to great effect. He is selectively taking on consulting engagements in which he can continue to create significant impact in business and the marketplace.

Education
Master of Science | Business Administration
Creighton University | Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science | Business Administration
Creighton University | Omaha, NE

Company Affiliations
Reclaimed Enterprises, Inc. | Omaha, NE

 

 

 

John Carpenter

Project Consultant

John Carpenter is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide senior executives with a resource capable of researching, distilling and analyzing large amounts of information and then briefing senior executives on topics of interest.

John Carpenter is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide senior executives with a resource capable of researching, distilling and analyzing large amounts of information and then briefing senior executives on topics of interest. John possesses broad professional experience that extends across the manufacturing, banking, consulting and e-commerce industries.

Over the past 25 years, John has worked in both international and domestic settings, leading projects and participating in teams that have addressed a wide range of business issues/challenges, including new product development, M&A valuation, business case and concept development, strategic planning, and financial and business reviews.

He is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-Founder of BastLab, an agriculture technology company that is developing novel processing equipment and bio-products using bast fiber crops, such as flax, jute, kenaf and industrial hemp. His company is helping to advance the United States toward a more resilient, adaptive economy based on these rapidly renewable crops.

Prior to joining BastLab LLC, John held positions of significance with the Tunisian government, BFGoodrich, Noveon (a specialty chemical company), First National Bank of Omaha and PayPal.

Education
Master of Business Administration
University of Michigan |Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts | Government and International Relations
University of Notre Dame | South Bend, IN

Company Affiliation
BastLab LLC

John Johnson

Project Consultant

As a project consultant to SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting department, John brings extensive experience as a technician, manager, executive and instructor in the Information Technology (IT) field, allowing him to effectively coach and mentor technical managers.

As a project consultant to SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting department, John brings extensive experience as a technician, manager, executive and instructor in the Information Technology (IT) field, allowing him to effectively coach and mentor technical managers. While many IT managers have sufficient technical skills to hold a management position, they often have not developed the managerial skills to be an effective leader.

Currently, John teaches IT and business courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in addition to his Executive Technical Coach position with DRJAJ Consulting in Omaha. Through his classroom curriculum and interaction with students, he continues to be current with technical and business knowledge.

Prior to joining DRJAJ Consulting, John had a successful career in IT, progressing from technician to executive-level positions. Past positions include a number of senior positions with Fortune 500 companies, including McDonnell-Douglas, Phillips Petroleum, Citibank, First Data and CSG International. This experience gives him an inside perspective on the roles and responsibilities his clients are tasked with in their positions.

John is a past honorary of Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering), Sigma Tau (Engineering) and Sigma Xi (Scientific) Honor Societies. He served as a board member of the Aim Institute in Omaha for a number of years and is currently a member of the board of the Greenwood Historical Society in Greenwood, Nebraska.

Education
PhD  |  Electrical Engineering
University of Nebraska  |  Lincoln, NE

Master of Science  |  Electrical Engineering
University of Nebraska  |  Lincoln, NE

Bachelor of Science  |  Electrical Engineering
University of Nebraska  |  Lincoln, NE

Company Affiliation
DRJAJ Consulting, LLC  |  Omaha, NE

Maria Teresa Gaston

Project Consultant

Maria Teresa is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of training and development, as well as organizational assessment and analysis.

Maria Teresa is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of training and development, as well as organizational assessment and analysis. With more than 15 years of management experience, Maria Teresa
is an expert when it comes to helping others plan and problem-solve collaboratively, select and supervise effectively and appreciate and manage differences in a team.

Prior to working as a Project Consultant, Maria Teresa worked as a Consulting Associate in the Human Capital Consulting division at SilverStone Group. She also served as Director at the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. During her time at Creighton, Maria Teresa directed a dynamic team of professionals and students in developing and executing programs for local and national service and advocacy groups. She led team initiatives in assessment, selection, orientation and leadership training, as well as supervision of new staff each year and strategic planning and evaluations.

Education
Doctorate | Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska | Omaha, NE

Master of Arts | Industrial/Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska | Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts | Theology
Marquette University | Milwaukee, WI

 

 

Matt Forrest

Healthcare Risk Management

Matt Forrest is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the Healthcare Risk Management area. Matt has more than 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in Radiology and Cardiology...

Matt Forrest is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the Healthcare Risk Management area.

Matt has more than 16 years of experience in the healthcare industry, specializing in Radiology and Cardiology. Most of his roles have involved developing strategic partnerships and selling integrated IT solutions to Midwestern hospitals and health systems to improve workflow. Matt understands the importance of integrating medical devices and IT systems. The benefits to healthcare organizations include reducing medical errors, improved workflow for clinicians, and additional data analytics opportunities, all of which will lead to improved quality of care.

In his current role with Renovo Solutions, Matt helps hospitals manage the costs associated with medical equipment maintenance. He performs comprehensive evaluations of the current processes and service programs to determine if current practices can be improved, or if outside services could help reduce costs and improve patient outcomes.

Matt has worked with several hospitals and health systems to help implement equipment maintenance programs that reduce maintenance related expenses by 15-25% annually. He understands the operational issues involved with using complex technology in today’s healthcare environment.

Matt and his wife Jessie keep very busy with their twins, who were born in November 2011. When time permits, Matt can be found boating, playing tennis or cooking with his wife. He has been on the Executive Team Leadership Team for the American Heart Association since 2009 and has also been involved with the Teammates Mentoring program since 2007.

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Business Administration
University of Nebraska-Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Company Affiliation
Renovo Solutions  |  Omaha, NE

Moniki Cannon

Project Consultant

Moniki is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of leadership development. She is a speaker and coach who helps create efficiency through organizational analysis, coaching and training, and strengths-based leadership.

Moniki is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of leadership development. She is a speaker and coach who helps create efficiency through organizational analysis, coaching and training, and strengths-based leadership. With her energetic personality and practical approach, Moniki creates programs that shift people and cultures, resolving complex challenges to enhance an environment.

After a successful career as a Human Resources Manager and trainer, Moniki decided to pursue her passion of developing people and organizations. She currently operates a coaching and consulting business, Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group, where she helps individuals and organizations identify their challenges to develop sustainable solutions using their available resources and talents. Moniki believes that leadership and successful organizations begin with self-awareness and engagement. She works to facilitate growth through meaningful communication, strategies and programs that elevate people, processes, performance and profit.

When Moniki is not working, she and her husband balance the social schedules of their two children, Jayla and Jaron Jr. She is also very active in the community, serving on boards, creating new initiatives in schools and partnering with community organizations.

Education
Master of Science | Organizational Leadership
College of Saint Mary | Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science | Human Resource Management
Bellevue University | Bellevue, NE

Company Affiliation
Gunn & Cannon Empowerment Group | Omaha, NE

 

Pam Alfrey Hernandez

Project Consultant

Pam Alfrey Hernandez is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of leadership development, coaching, human resource consulting and strategy.

Pam Alfrey Hernandez is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of leadership development, coaching, human resource consulting and strategy. The capstone of Pam’s corporate career was serving as the first woman chief operating officer and corporate secretary of a $10+ billion, 125 year-old insurance firm — WoodmenLife. Along the way, she developed expertise in strategy, operations management, human resources and benefits. She was especially interested in the role corporate culture plays in helping individuals and organizations thrive.

In 2014, Pam received her master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. In early 2015, she founded The Right Reflection as a way to use her experience, education and expertise to help people and organizations “act boldly and live fully.”

Education
Master of Arts | Positive Psychology
University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, PA

Master of Arts | English
University of Nebraska | Lincoln, NE

Bachelor of Science | English
University of Nebraska | Lincoln, NE

 

Paula Pace

Project Consultant

Paula Pace is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group. Paula brings 18 years of experience running her own business, The Executive Development Group, where she focuses on the professional growth of all individuals within an organization.

Paula Pace is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group. Paula brings 18 years of experience running her own business, The Executive Development Group, where she focuses on the professional growth of all individuals within an organization. From the intricacies of communication skills to the subtleties of business protocol, Paula delivers the requirements to succeed, excel and enjoy today’s world. Paula challenges her clients to come out of their cubicles, offices and homes to engage people in communication – not just idle conversation, but good, effective communication. It saves time, it’s honest and it’s effective. Her clients enjoy the experience of examining and improving current skills plus learning new ones.

Paula holds a Master’s degree in education and is a certified executive and business coach. She has developed and implemented training strategies and programs tailored to the unique and diverse environments she has served. From technical seminars to public communications, Paula has designed and developed successful training programs for major national and multinational institutions.

Paula is a speaker, trainer and executive coach who has worked extensively across the United States and Canada. She uses stories, examples and humor to engage and invite her audience into the learning experience. People find themselves in her stories, whether it be caught in the middle of an office conflict or an awkward moment at a social event. She gives the tools to survive and thrive in tough situations. Paula offers a fun and introspective look at how you can improve your work and your life through effective communication.

Education
Master of Science | Education
Montana State University | Bozeman, MT

Bachelor of Science | Education
South Dakota State University | Brookings, SD

Professional Title
Board Certified Coach | The Center for Credentialing and Education, Inc.

Company Affiliation
The Executive Development Group | Lincoln, NE

Sara Roberts

Project Consultant

Sara Roberts is a project consultant working with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting division in the area of evidence-based Human Resources. This includes consulting in HR analytics, research, measurement (surveys and assessments) and evaluation.

Sara Roberts is a project consultant working with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting division in the area of evidence-based Human Resources. This includes consulting in HR analytics, research, measurement (surveys and assessments) and evaluation. Sara is a strategically focused Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with more than 10 years of research and analytics experience spanning academic, nonprofit, private and public sectors.

Sara is the co-founder and principal consultant at Category One Consulting LLC, a consulting firm specializing in helping companies implement evidence-based solutions.

Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Sara served as Director of Talent Analytics at ConAgra Foods, assisting the organization in making effective talent decisions by employing data-driven methods across the employee lifecycle. The team acted as internal consultants to identify business problems, implement scientific studies, conduct advanced statistical analyses and communicate insights in a clear and compelling manner.

Sara also previously worked as a Research and Evaluation Specialist for the Omaha Public Schools. In this role, she conducted experimental and quasi-experimental research studies to evaluate teaching and staffing programs for the district and provided findings and recommendations to district leaders and community partners.

Sara serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has taught courses in organizational behavior, performance management, leadership development, managerial communication, business statistics, and psychology for undergraduate and graduate-level students.

She holds a PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is certified in Relational Database Fundamentals and Structured Query Language (SQL) by the Nebraska Business Development Center.

Education
Doctorate of Philosophy  |  Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska at Omaha | Omaha, NE

Master of Arts  |  Industrial-Organizational Psychology
University of Nebraska at Omaha  | Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Arts  |  Psychology
University of Nebraska at Omaha  | Omaha, NE

Professional Certifications
Relational Database Fundamentals
Nebraska Business Development Center | Omaha, NE
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Nebraska Business Development Center  | Omaha, NE

Company Affiliation
Category One Consulting LLC | Omaha, NE
University of Nebraska at Omaha | Omaha, NE

Steve Adams

Project Consultant

Steve is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting Team to provide assistance in the area of Executive Coaching.

Steve is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group’s Human Capital Consulting Team to provide assistance in the area of Executive Coaching. Steve’s value as a project consultant will go well beyond his role as a coach. Steve dedicated more than 25 years to the military, filling many supervisory roles, including Senior Ranking Officer with the Nebraska Air National Guard. In addition, Steve commanded a military installation that included all organizational functions one would associate with medium or large enterprises.

He eventually transitioned from his role as a leader in the military to Vice President of Corporate Services at Lincoln Electric System. As a member of the executive team, Steve was responsible for the internal service and support functions of the entire organization. He worked closely with department managers, directed over 90 personnel in their day-to-day efforts and supervised the human resources, safety, facilities, equipment and supplies.

In addition, Steve has owned and run a variety of businesses. All aspects of internal functional operations are within his purview, from facilities management to supply chain and human capital. Leadership skills are the binding influence that runs throughout his career. As the Owner of Strategic Perspectives, LLC – Coaching and Consulting, Steve utilizes his certification as an Executive and Leadership Coach specializing in military transitions, strategic planning, leadership development and change management. He also counts organizational management, team building, fiscal management and talent management among his professional talents.

Steve has an impressive track record for successfully leading others to provide important services and support for various organizations and communities. His effective leadership skills make him a valuable partner for our Human Capital Consulting Associates.

Education
Master of Strategic Studies
Air University  |  Maxwell AFB, AL

Bachelor of Science | Criminal Justice
University of Nebraska |  Omaha, NE

Professional Certifications
Commercial Pilot
Executive Leadership Coach
Nebraska Law Enforcement Officer
Nebraska Real Estate Agent

Company Affiliations
Strategic Perspectives, LLC – Coaching and Consulting  |  Lincoln, NE 

Sue Twit

Project Consultant

Sue Twit is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of coaching. Sue’s primary focus has been assessing and developing leaders; working with individuals and teams.

Sue Twit is a project consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of coaching. Sue’s primary focus has been assessing and developing leaders; working with individuals and teams. Sue has coached top leaders – CEOs, CFOs and CIOs, as well as emerging top talent.

Sue is president of High Road Coaching & Consulting, which she launched after receiving certification as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), so she could devote herself full-time to coaching leaders and their teams.

Prior to launching High Road Coaching & Consulting, Sue was employed by Right Management, a global consulting firm, for 17½ years. During her years with Right, Sue coached and consulted in national and international companies from diverse industries including healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, technology, agriculture, academia, utilities and entertainment.

Sue is one of 1,348 coaches in the United States holding the International Coach Federation’s PCC certification. Sue says her main mission is to assist clients, their teams and their companies in achieving maximum professional and personal success
and satisfaction.

Education
Master of Arts | Management
Bellevue University | Bellevue, NE

Bachelor of Science | Business
Bellevue University | Bellevue, NE

Professional Certifications
Professional Certified Coach (PCC) | International Coach Federation

Company Affiliations
High Road Coaching & Consulting | Omaha, NE

 

Tim Matacio

Project Consultant

As a Project Consultant, Tim collaborates with SilverStone Group on executive coaching. He began his career in the Chicago area as a private practice attorney with a focus in domestic relations. He then transitioned from one court to another, beginning a 20-year engagement as a high school tennis coach. During his coaching tenure, Tim garnered several Illinois state and local coach-of-the-year awards.

As a Project Consultant, Tim collaborates with SilverStone Group on executive coaching. He began his career in the Chicago area as a private practice attorney with a focus in domestic relations. He then transitioned from one court to another, beginning a 20-year engagement as a high school tennis coach. During his coaching tenure, Tim garnered several Illinois state and local coach-of-the-year awards.

Tim also began his executive coaching and consulting business, Matacio Coaching Consulting, during this time. He provides coaching and consulting to help a variety of clients (from sole proprietors to large corporations) transform how they experience work by replacing burden and pressure with joy and fulfillment. Additional services include promotion of work environments that lead to ongoing growth. Tim is also an award-winning columnist, seminar leader and public speaker.

Since Tim relocated to Nebraska, he has become a member of the NeuroLeadership Institute, a global association of coaches and consultants who implement social, cognitive and affective neuroscience in their business and leadership initiatives. Tim also served as the President of the Nebraska Chapter of the International Coach Federation.

Education
Juris Doctor
The American University Washington
College of Law  |  Washington, D.C.

Bachelor of Arts  |  Political Science
Andrews University  |  Berrien Springs, MI

Company Affiliation
Matacio Coaching Consulting  |  Lincoln, NE

Ellie Fields

Executive Coaching

Ellie Fields is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance to clients in the area of executive development and coaching.

Ellie Fields is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance to clients in the area of executive development and coaching. Ellie is a licensed independent mental health practitioner who specializes in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), a psychotherapy method proven effective for the treatment of past or present trauma, depression, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She specifically uses EMDR in cases where the client is "blocked" from reaching their highest potential.

Her academic foundation in both psychology and biology enables her to understand and work with the complexities of life's challenges and the variety of ways humans can respond. Ellie has been most successful with clients by engaging the whole person. She believes that the mind and body are interwoven and, thus, we cannot treat one and ignore the other. She guides each individual to a deeper understanding of who they are, the paths they have chosen and the journey they have traveled.

Ellie states that human potential is limited primarily by one's beliefs. She suggests that the same beliefs and behaviors that allow a person to survive the family dynamic have the potential to become the most destructive part of the adult self. These learned responses can impact one's personal and professional life; helping clients identify these barriers and eliminate them is an essential element of her work.

Within the parameters of her private practice, Ellie has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families and groups. She also conducts a grief therapy group for bereaved mothers and self-esteem workshops for women. She is a past service provider to the Best Care Employee Assistance Program in Omaha, Nebraska, coordinating onsite services, CISD and substance abuse counseling and assessment to clients and organizations throughout the national EAP network.

Ellie is affiliated with of the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is a current member of the Association of Private Practice Therapists (APPT), where she served as President in 2007. Ellie is also involved with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the EMDR International Association.

Licensure

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP)

Education
Master of Science  |  Agency Consulting
University of Nebraska–Omaha  |  Omaha, NE

Bachelor of Science  |  Psychology
Lynchburg College  |  Lynchburg, VA

Company Affiliation
Counseling for Growth & Healing PC  |  Omaha, NE

John Herz

EEO & Affirmation Action

John Herz is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action.

John Herz is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the areas of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action.

John has over 20 of years experience in the EEO and Affirmative Action field with a unique blend of experience as a Federal administrator and as a professional in the private sector.

John served as a District Director with the U.S. Department of Labor/OFCCP where he directed a staff of Compliance Officers in conducting over 450 compliance audits and complaint investigations. During his tenure, John also streamlined and improved OFCCP internal processes of audit scheduling, EEO complaint investigative strategies and constructed an analytical system to aid other OFCCP administrators in managing open audits. John received numerous awards from the US Department of Labor, including the U.S. Secretary of Labor Exceptional Achievement Award, the U.S. Secretary of Labor Equal Employment Opportunity Award and several Special Act/Service Awards.

After his tenure with the OFCCP, John joined ConAgra Foods as the Corporate Manager of EEO and Compliance. He managed all aspects of the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) development and the implementation of over 100 AAPs annually. In doing so, he significantly streamlined and simplified the development of AAPs through enhanced data programming. He communicated directly with the OFCCP and successfully closed over 30 audits, including a Corporate Management Review audit. In addition, he managed ConAgra's Code of Conduct and internal complaint process and successfully closed over 140 internal EEO complaints. Furthermore, he led the training of over 300 field HR professionals in the area of Affirmative Action and EEO regulations.

In 2006, John founded Herz Consulting Group, an organization which provides highly specialized affirmative action and equal employment opportunity services to a wide range of businesses to maximize their compliance stature while reducing liability to the company.

John has an extremely high level of expertise in EEO and Affirmative Action, including AAP development, audit services for OFCCP audits and EEOC investigations and statistical analyses of employment and compensation data, including regression analyses. He also possesses an extensive background in litigation support for individual and class-action charges and internal EEO complaint investigations.

John maintains a professional working relationship with the OFCCP, including the administrators in the OFCCP's national office. He is highly respected nationally in this field in both the public and private sector and is considered and excellent strategist.

Education
Bachelor of Science  |  Industrial Management
University of Nebraska-Kearney  |  Kearney, NE

Company Affiliation
Herz Consulting Group  |  Plattsmouth, NE

Roni Reiter-Palmon

Research

Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of research.

Dr. Roni Reiter-Palmon is a Project Consultant working in collaboration with SilverStone Group to provide assistance in the area of research.

Roni is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She teaches graduate courses and consults in her specialty areas -- methodology, test development and construction and advanced statistics and analysis. She has conducted extensive research in leadership and leadership development, personnel selection, training development, team functioning and development and facilitation of creative problem solving.

She has published over 40 papers and book chapters in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly and Creativity Research Journal. She has given presentations at over 100 conferences, including the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology and Academy of Management. She has also spoken at various workgroups in the Omaha area.

Roni has served as a reviewer for multiple journals and conferences in her areas of expertise. She has supervised a number of Master's and PhD students in the Industrial & Organizational Psychology program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Roni is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, Academy of Management and the Society for Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

Education
Doctor of Philosophy  |  Industrial & Organizational Psychology
George Mason University | Fairfax, VA

Master of Arts  |  Industrial & Organizational Psychology
George Mason University | Fairfax, VA

Bachelor of Arts  |  Psychology & Sociology
Tel-Aviv University Tel-Aviv, Israel