Deborah Vereen is well known as a strategic thinker with twenty years of experience in designing and implementing Diversity initiatives, training & development, and inclusionary processes in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The Vereen Group, is committed to assisting corporations, organizations and executives in formulating systemic change strategies in the areas of Diversity and Equitable Inclusion.
Deborah is a certified master trainer and facilitator whose areas of expertise comprise Strategic Planning, Leadership Coaching, D&I Training & Development, Holistic Recruitment (Retention), Community Engagement, Employee Business Resource Groups, and Inclusion Metrics, Reporting & Analytics. She is one of a select few in the nation who has earned the unique double credential status of CCDP/AP (Cornell Certified Diversity Professional/ Advanced Practitioner) from Cornell University.
Recognized for her work in Diversity Management, Inclusion and Community Engagement she is the recipient of numerous awards which include Corporate Citizenship Diversity Award, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; Keystone Award for Community Service, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association; Women of Excellence Award, YWCA; The Seed of Hope Award, PA Educational & Entrepreneurial Youth Program. She was selected as one of the most “Influential Inclusion Leaders” of Central PA; and has received the Business Diversity Champion Award from the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the 2017 Leadership in Diversity Award from The Conference For Women.
Deborah is co-founder of the Diversity & Inclusion Professionals of Central PA (DIPCPA). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA), and the Diversity Advisory Council of the Human Resource Professionals of Central PA (HRPCPA).
Frank Miles always has been very active in the community. He served on several Boards, including the Central PA Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel, where he co-chaired the Chapter’s Diversity Committee, the Widener University Law School Diversity Advisory Board, the “Pathways to Success” Foundation for students of color interested in pursuing law-related careers, which he founded. In 2008 he cofounded the Diversity and Inclusion Professionals of Central Pennsylvania, an organization that brings regional diversity professionals together to discuss the day-to-day implementation of diversity and inclusion programs. He was a long-time member of the Harrisburg Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Business Diversity Advisory Committee, which he co-chaired for several years. He also served as a member of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Children’s Miracle Network Advisory Board (past chair) and Executive Committee.
Frank has been recognized for his work in the field of Diversity & Inclusion. He is a Harrisburg Regional Chamber Celebrate Diversity Honoree. He has also received the Champion of Business Diversity Award from Central Pennsylvania Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, the Legacy Founder’s Award as an Advocate of Diversity, and was the 2007 recipient of the Honorable Clarence C. Morrison Equal Professional Opportunity Award from Dauphin County Bar Association, named for the County’s first African American judge. He has also been recognized by the Keystone Bar Association, which serves minority attorneys in Central Pennsylvania.
A graduate of Bucknell University (B.A., cum laude) and George Washington University School of Law (J.D.), Frank and his wife Diana, a former teacher, reside on their farm in Etters, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Edward E. Hubbard is President and CEO of Hubbard & Hubbard, Inc., Petaluma, CA, an international organization and human performance-consulting corporation that specializes in techniques for applied business performance improvement, Diversity Return on Investment (DROI®) measurement and analytics, instructional design and strategic organizational development. He is the author of more than 50 business-related books, other books, articles, films, etc.
Dr. Hubbard was an honoree at the Inaugural International Society of Diversity and Inclusion Professionals Living Legends of Diversity Award Ceremony in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico where he received the Living Legends of Diversity Award. He is one of only 18 people in the world who have received this Award. Dr. Hubbard received the Excellence in Global Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress. The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD, now ATD) inducted Dr. Ed Hubbard into the prestigious ASTD New Guard for 2003. The July/August 2007 Issue of Profiles in Diversity Journal featured Dr. Hubbard as the Diversity Pioneer in Diversity Measurement. Dr. Hubbard serves on the Harvard Business Review, Diversity Executive Magazine and Strategic Diversity & Inclusion Management (SDIM) magazine Editorial Advisory Boards, and serves on the Board of Directors for The Ohio State University African American Alumni Society.
Dr. Hubbard served as Director, Developmental Education at The Ohio State University Newark campus, and Black Studies Instructor at The Ohio State University Main Campus. Part of Dr. Hubbard’s career was spent as a Lecturer at Dennison University. He also taught and worked with other Colleges and Universities here in the U.S. such as Missouri State University, Kent State University where he served as the Diversity Leadership and ROI Metrics Instructor for Kent’s Institute for Leadership Excellence, in Canada at the University of Calgary, the U.K. at the University of Bradford in Leeds, England, as well as universities in the Pacific Rim, and elsewhere.
Dr. Hubbard is an expert in Organizational Behavior, Organizational Analysis, Applied Performance Improvement, ROI Measurement Strategies, Strategic Planning, Training and Development, Instructional Design, Diversity Measurement and Analytics, and Strategic Organizational Change Methodologies. He also holds a Practitioner Certification and Master Practitioner Certification in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), a Neuro-science discipline. Dr. Hubbard earned Bachelors, Masters Degrees from The Ohio State University and earned a Ph.D. with Honors in Business Administration from Century University.
Aaysha Noor is a social justice advocate, working for equity, and equality for all. She’s the Co-chair of Response Team, Community Responders Network and President of AAPH. Central PA. Empowering women, bridging the gap between communities while promoting diversity and inclusion. She is passionate about strengthening the communities, building interfaith harmony, and giving voice to the marginalized. She often speaks and presents on issues impacting the most vulnerable in our society by elevating and validating the neglected voices.
In hope to help build a safer, stronger, and inclusive community, she serves on many boards and volunteers for nonprofits making a difference. Currently serving on YWCA Carlisle Board of Directors, HACC Foundation, The Fund For Women and Girls of TFEC, Race Against Racism, Diversity Forum, and PA Dept of Education’s Equity and Inclusion Task Force.
Her efforts to promote peace and equality has been recognized on various occasions. She is the recipient of Peacemaker award from bcmPEACE, Sarah Alyce Wright award from the YWCA, and Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion award from Women Be Extraordinary Conference. She was named one of the 2019 Dreamers by Urban Connections and also featured in InSpire by Sentinel. Most recently, she was honored with Torch of Global Enlightenment Award from WACH.
She’s the graduate of Let’s Talk (series of conversation with regional leaders about race and it’s impact ) class of 2017, and Martin Luther King Jr Leadership Development Institute, class of 2018.
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