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Conference Staff 2018

Conference Director

Laura K. Dorsey-Elson, PhD – Associate Professor of Strategic Communication, Morgan State University | Chair, University Council, Morgan State University | Board Member & Certified Consultant, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | President, Elson Consulting Group, LLC

 

Associate Director for Conference Administration

Tara L. Victor, PhD, ABPP/CN – Professor, California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Psychology | Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | Board Certified Clinical Neuropsychologist, Private Practice | Board Member, Grex | Associate & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems.

Associate Administrator

Chelsea T. McElwee, BA – Health Psychology Masters Candidate, California State University, Dominguez Hills | Faculty Intern, Long Beach City College | Board Member, Zapata-King Neighborhood Council | Prevention Coordinator, Avalon Carver Community Center

Associate Director for Creative Expression

 

Jack Lampl – Organizational Consultant | Past President and Fellow, A. K. Rice Institute | Past President, Threshold Foundation | Credentialed Mediator | Visual Artist | Member, Grex 

Assistant for Creative Expression

 

Jasmin K. Montes, MA – MA Clinical Psychology Program Graduate and Alumnus, California State University, Dominguez Hills | Behavior Consultant, California Pediatric and Family Services | Member, Grex

Consultants

 

Cathy Chen-Rennie, MA, CPCC – Leadership Development Consultant and Executive Coach, Capriole Consulting | Organizational Development Practitioner, Google Inc People Development  |  Member, Grex | Member and Board Member, CSGSS | Member & Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems. 

Andrea Fraser – Artist Professor and Chair, UCLA Department of Art | Board Member, Grex | Consultant Candidate-in-Training, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

Vivian Gold, PhD –Clinical and Consulting Psychologist, Private Practice, Los Angeles | Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences | Member, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems (AKRI) | Member, Grex | Previous Board Member, AKRI | Previous President, Grex | Founding Board Member, OFEK, the Israeli Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes

Ara Haroutiounian, MS – Organizational Development Practitioner, Los Angeles, CA | Core Faculty, Organizational and Leadership Psychology Department, William James College, Newton, MA | Vice-President, Grex | Associate and Consultant Candidate, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems

leon james, MA – Media Studies New School | freelance photographer |  former adjunct group relations lecturer, Brooklyn College, | Laundromat Project Create Change Fellow | Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow |  Finalist Field Leadership Fellow | Finalist Eyebeam POWER! Residency | Center for Urban Pedagogy Teaching Artist

Richard A. Lewis, PhD, MBA – Associate, A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems | Member, Training & Certification and Membership Committees, AK Rice Institute | Private Practice | Formerly: Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA Department of Psychology; VA Sepulveda Director of Predoctoral Psychology Internship Training; and Board Member, Grex

 

Rev. Jaime J. Romo, Ed.D. – Hospice Chaplain, Seaport Home Health and Hospice | Trauma Incident Reduction Facilitator, Private Practice | President, Child Friendly Faith Project | Member, Grex | Certified Consultant, AK Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems