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Elizabeth Scott PhD, CEO/President
Elizabeth Scott, PhD has expertise in strategic planning, process-improvement and human capital development. Her wealth of experience managing complex projects is evident in her proven track record working with clients to increase organizational and business efficiency and effectiveness. Prior to founding Brighter Strategies, Liz served as the Vice President of Strategy and Performance Development for a large Virginia human service organization. Liz also provided a wide range of management consulting services to federal, state, and local government clients through her earlier career experience working with a governmental consulting agency. She has been an examiner for the prestigious Baldrige-based Virginia Senate Productivity and Quality Award (SPQA). Liz is a respected and sought after speaker on the topics of strategic and operational planning, outcome measurement development and program evaluation.
In addition to managing the practice, Liz holds a faculty position at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches in the master’s of Industrial Organizational Psychology program and the doctorial program in Organizational Leadership.
She holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Organizational Sciences from The George Washington University, as well as a second master’s and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, California.
Jennifer Till Senior Consultant & Executive Coach
Jennifer Till has delivered proven results in leadership development, coaching, and facilitation for the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. She has also successfully developed planning, marketing and operating programs for many industries, including health care, manufacturing, and publishing. She managed the turn-around of an electronics manufacturing plant, including ISO 9000 Certification utilizing the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence and TQI process management. Jennifer brings her business acumen and strong training and development skills to clients to create an environment of excellence and to help them maintain focus and direction while increasing productivity and efficiency.
She weaves her professional and personal experience into her results-oriented business practice, working primarily with executives who are looking to become more effective at work while reducing stress and finding balance and focus in their lives as well as lead their teams to higher levels of performance.
Using humor with her high-energy yet caring approach, to get results, Jennifer has been coaching and training for over ten years. She is certified in various assessment and developmental tools including DISC, Belbin Team Profiles, Attribute Index, Values, Index and RAC Leadership development curriculum. She is a highly effective facilitator and is highly effective in working with group dynamics. She has developed curriculum for team chartering, high performance teams, conflict resolution, and highly effective communication for all organizational levels.
Jennifer offers Dances of Universal Peace throughout the country, conducts spiritual retreats and teaches meditation classes at the local women’s high-security prison. She also is a musician, recording artist and has a radio show, Real Life with Jennifer Till, which is dedicated to people who are ready for balance, alignment and joy in their lives.
Dionne Clemons PhD, Senior Consultant
Dionne Clemons, PhD is a strategic communication management expert and scholar. Her expertise lies in strategic organizational communication. For more than twenty years she has served in and consulted for federal and local governments, nonprofits and corporate sector organizations providing strategic communication counsel. She has served many organizations including the District of Columbia Government’s Office of the Chief Financial Officer, the City of Falls Church, Virginia, the U.S. Army, The Food & Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Defense’s Business Transformation Agency, ICF International and Booz Allen Hamilton. Within academia, Dionne currently teaches within Howard University’s School of Communications’ Strategic, Legal & Management Communications program. She’s spent more than a decade teaching undergraduate and graduate level strategic communication management, public relations, diversity, leadership and organizational communication courses within Towson and John Hopkins University and within The Washington Center.
Expert in designing traditional and digital strategic communications campaigns that align with organizations’ overarching mission, vision and goals, she’s managed research, social marketing, crisis communications, internal communications and public outreach campaigns for health, environmental and social issues. Dionne currently serves on the Board of Directors of ManneqART of Howard County, Maryland, and serves on the Editorial Board for the University of Southern California Annenberg’s Case Studies in Strategic Communication Journal. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Hope in Washington, D.C., and was recognized by the D.C. Chapter of the Autism Society of America for her strategic counseling work she performed for their organization. She is a sought-out speaker and author and is a regular contributing columnist for the Public Relations Society of America’s national publication, PRTactics’ Diversity Dimensions column.
Dionne has a Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Studies from Howard University, an MPA in Public Administration from The American University, and a B.A. in Telecommunications from Morgan State University. You can follow Dionne on Twitter @DionneCreates.
Paula Adkins-Boyland Operations Manager
Paula Adkins-Boyland has been managing teams, both virtually and in person for many years. Prior to joining the Brighter Strategies team, she assumed the various roles of administrative support specialist, content specialist, and marketing support specialist, among others, in a small business setting. Due to her diverse skill set and experience overseeing and building partnerships within work teams, she is uniquely equipped to serve in the position of coordinator. She applies a focused, detail-oriented approach to any given task list, and brings great professional perspective to the team.
Paula approaches each transaction with efficiency, purpose, and open-mindedness. She is a team player; her coordination skills ensure open communication between team members and clients, resulting in clarity and cooperation for all involved.
Cori Lovas Analyst
Corinne (Cori) Lovas has a passion for helping clients improve performance and solve business problems. Drawing on her strong analytical skills and knowledge of organizational development practice, she works with our team to examine, discuss, and present recommendations that will lead to project and client success.
She is an active volunteer at several local animal rescue organizations and takes great pride in contributing to their mission. In addition to her volunteer work, Cori is also a member of the US Air Force Reserves, where she provides training and education. Cori is in the process of completing her Bachelor of Sciences.