Kedren holds a Master's degree in Policy Science from The University of Maryland Baltimore County, graduate-level certificates in Nonprofit Studies from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Conflict Resolution at Notre Dame, and has completed graduate coursework in Organizational Behavior at Harvard University. Kedren is also a certified practitioner of Emotional Intelligence and formerly served as adjunct graduate school faculty at Elizabethtown College. Kedren has written and presented extensively on burnout, work-life integration, authentic leadership, organizational culture, organizational conflict management, and communication best practices.Professionally, her 25 years of experience in all three sectors (for-profit, non-profit, government) fuel both her empathy and her ability to see quickly into your specific scenario. Her practice is rooted in authenticity, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, positive organizational behavior, and positive psychology.
With a Master's of Science in Communication and a Bachelor's in Psychology, Sarah has served as a professor of communication at both Millersville University of Pennsylvania and Penn State University since 2003. Her years in the classroom have benefited her coaching clients as she holds expertise in interpersonal communication, public speaking and group dynamics. In addition to her expertise in high performance communication, Sarah has studied mindfulness since 2004 and participated in training and certifications with Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Sarah is a Certified Meditation Instructor (CMI) and has completed Mindfulness training through the University of California, Berkeley. She is also certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Influence Style Indicator (ISI) through Multi-Health Systems and completed training in Equity-Informed Mediation (EIM) through Resolutions Northwest in July, 2020.
Sarah is also a columnist for Central Penn Business Journal, an illustrator and the creator of The Inner Office and co-author of Authentic Communication. Sarah brings the evidence-based practices of mindfulness and authentic communication into your workplace.
Randy is a fiscal and business strategist whose passion is working with purpose-driven leaders to align their financial strategy with their company's mission, vision, and values. At Work Wisdom Randy leads on business development, strategic business modeling, finance, strategic product design, enneagram, socially responsible business practices, and operations. Randy also is a host and helps lead The Behaviorist Podcast.
He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science from Millersville University and studied European Business and the European Economic Crisis at the American Business School in Paris.
Randy has dedicated his past five years leading finance and strategy for a growing software development company. However, his roots are originally in the nonprofit world, having worked for two different community development organizations as their Director of Finance & Analytics, leading the organization in their long-term financial strategy, improving their impact reporting, and creating finance focused curriculum for startup entrepreneurs.
Randy calls Tampa in The Sunshine State home where his passions include being an avocado influencer, hunting for the best tacos, indulging in nostalgia for early 2000’s pop punk, and aspiring to be a Survivor castaway.
Christy's unique perspective on the intersection of design and culture grew from her years of experience in the live events and yoga industries. Christy is a 300 RYT certified yoga instructor and a Certified LEED Green Associate. Christy is currently pursuing a certificate in interior design and sustainable materials from Parsons School of Design and is studying to become WELL AP certified. Christy's personal passions include creations of all sorts, reuse/restoration of any kind, and comedy: always comedy.
Matt earned a BHA in cognitive psychology and music performance from Carnegie Mellon University. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management with a concentration in healthcare.
Having served as a frontline fundraiser for the last 8 years in academia, healthcare, and a grant-making think tank, Matt is propelled by nonprofit management and strategy. He has also worked in business and technology for Johnson & Johnson and graduated from the Information Technology Leadership Development Program.
Matt's personal passions include: singing baroque and renaissance music in small choirs, diving deep into conversation at a dinner party, adding to his collection of jazz and classical LPs, and bicycling through the streets of New York City.
Dr. Tress is a clinical psychologist, educator, trainer, and consultant whose career focuses on partnering with people to pursue values-based living. She graduated with her doctorate in psychology (Psy.D.) from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she teaches graduate-level coursework in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Tress utilizes a functional contextual, behavioral approach to empower individuals and teams in fostering wellness, engagement, and quality improvement. Her approach emphasizes mindfulness, acceptance, and willingness strategies to bring about intrapersonal and systemic change. She is currently employed in the VHA system where she is involved in direct patient care, research in the treatment of PTSD, quality improvement initiatives, and clinical training in ACT & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Dr. Tress completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine under Aaron T. Beck, M.D. She has served in hospital administration and as an organizational consultant, and understands the many intricacies of the healthcare system in an ever-changing climate. She is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, where she previously served as the Co-facilitator of the Leadership, Organization Behavior Management and Public Policy Special Interest Group.
Her passions include learning more about and creating change around systemic racism and learning and fostering understanding and respect of marginalized communities.
Vanessa Philbert, Chief Executive Officer for the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, has been engaged in community-building and non-profit work for the past 20 years. At CAP, she provides leadership, management and vision to the variety of CAP programs. Vanessa brings a unique perspective to community problem-solving based on her personal experiences and journey out of poverty. She is married with three daughters. She holds a Masters in Strategic Leadership and Organizational Development from Elizabethtown College and a Bachelors in Applied Psychology and Organizational Development from Albright College.
Dr. Erica D. McCray is an Associate Professor of Special Education and Director of the School of Special Education, School Psychology, & Early Childhood Studies at the University of Florida. As a professor and scholar, her work focuses on improving the experiences and outcomes of minoritized people, illuminating their excellence. As a leader, her mission is “to serve and steward in an environment that empowers faculty, staff, and students to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for the learners, families, and communities we serve locally, nationally, and internationally.” Dr. McCray is an Associate at Work Wisdom focusing her efforts with our Higher Education leaders.
As a Performance Coach, Steve is passionate about helping people develop new awareness, beliefs, and tools to live and lead happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lives – at work and at home. Steve is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and holds a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He believes in the power of relationships to inspire change and his philosophy is anchored in mindfulness, empathy, connection, and Positive Psychology. A great day for Steve involves movement, stillness, fresh air, and family. Steve lives in Lancaster, PA with his wife, Caitlin and their energetic boxer, Isabelle.