2014 Conference – Power Pack Toolkit Speakers

Denise Barreto

Entrepreneur, author and TEDx speaker Denise W. Barreto is a seasoned corporate strategist with over 20 years of leadership and marketing experience across multiple industries. Denise is the founder and managing partner of Relationships Matter Now, LLC, a strategic business and marketing consultant firm primarily delivering strategic planning facilitation, service excellence training and culture building strategies.  RMN, LLC has quickly become a go-to resource for businesses of all sizes, non-profit and government agencies who want to better leverage their relationships to grow their bottom line.

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Dr. Mary Donohue

Mary Donohue color_2Dr. Mary is a connector, and innovator. She is a cancer survivor who worked with Paul Newman, learned from Robert Kennedy Jr, made her movie debut with David Miller (Toronto’s non crack smoking former mayor), and was briefly (very briefly) a Supreme with Diana Ross.

Dr. Mary’s third book is The Power of Two. She also co-authored a book with Jack Canfield, of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame, as well as Deepak Chopra.

Dr. Mary E. Donohue was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2013 for her groundbreaking research and the trademarked learning system she designed. 

Doug Harris

Douglas Harris, 2014 Conference SpeakerDoug Harris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Kaleidoscope Group with over 20 years of experience in the field of diversity & inclusion consulting. Prior to joining Bea Young Associates in 1993, Doug worked for several years as a consultant and trainer for Harbridge House, Inc. where he facilitated diversity & inclusion education sessions with senior executives of Fortune 500 organizations.

Today, as the leader of The Kaleidoscope Group, Doug empowers organizations to achieve their diversity and inclusion goals. His knowledge and expertise guides organizations through the creation of customized strategies that address the specific diversity needs of the business. He has extensive experience working with senior executives to champion diversity and develop commitment and enthusiasm across all employee groups. His energy and passion for the work is contagious and people seldom walk away without a memorable experience. Some of Doug’s clients include: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Coca-Cola Enterprise, CNA, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Farmer’s Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Nationwide Insurance, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, Provena Health, The Federal Reserve Banks, The Wharton School, Watson Wyatt Worldwide, and several nonprofit social service/government agencies.

Nadine Vogel

Nadine Vogel Corporate-Photo-2-08 002Nadine O. Vogel is the CEO of Springboard Consulting LLC, a global company working with multinational corporations to successfully mainstream disability in the global workforce, workplace and marketplace. Springboard also produces the world-renowned Disability Matters Awards Banquet and Conference.

Prior to founding Springboard, Nadine spent over twenty years as a corporate executive.

Ms. Vogel is the author of DIVE IN, Springboard into the Profitability, Productivity and Potential of the Special Needs Workforce, a highly acclaimed business book.  She appears in the media regularly and is recognized as a powerful motivational and inspirational speaker. Honored for her civic and professional activities, Vogel has received many awards and accolades

She resides in New Jersey, U.S.A. with her husband and two daughters, both of whom have special needs.


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