Whether you are looking for custom diversity trainings, executive or life coaching, business counseling, assistance recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce or other services, M&A and its associates are ready to enhance your experience and produce results.

 

Depending upon your needs and the availability of an M&A associate, M&A may enlist the services of one or more of the professionals listed below, as well as draw from a strong network of experts to reach the your strategic goals.

Dr. Shanda Gore

President and CEO

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Dr. Gore has more than 24 years of experience working with small and large, public and private organizations including those in higher education, K-12, health care facilities, and national member organizations.

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Dr. Cynthia Beekley

Associate

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An experienced educator and administrator, Dr. Beekley's areas of study includes gender, religion in schools, diversity, mindfulness and leadership.

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Dr. Debra Brace

Associate

Dr. Brace has dedicated her career to training future educators. Her areas of study includes student development, student well-being, effective teaching and learning.

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Amy Hall

Associate, Life Coach

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Ms. Hall is the president of Ebony Construction in Toledo, Ohio and is a strong advocate for Diverse Business Enterprise (DBE) programs across the country.

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Erik C. Johnson

Associate

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Mr. Johnson is the president of Ivy Development Agency, which provides supplier D&I consultation to general contractors, construction management firms and owners located in NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Click here to read more.

Jini Jordan

Associate

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Ms. Jordan is a certified teacher with more than 20 years of classroom experience. Her areas of interest include advocating for those with special needs and mental health issues.  

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Dr. Kim Kirkland

Associate

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Dr. Kirkland is a published author and university administrator experienced in all areas of D&I, including, Affirmative Action Planning, Title IX compliance and recruiting. Click here to read more.

Emily Kizer

Associate

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Ms. Kizer is an experienced communications professional, specializing in helping organizations develop sound communication practices across multiple channels.

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Dr. Nancy Staub

Associate

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Dr. Staub is an experienced educator and administrator. She is an advocate for global awareness of education and mindfulness for all children. Click here to read more.