Dr. Jacqueline Reid
Director, Women in Leadership Certificate
Dr. Reid holds a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Education from UC Santa Barbara in the Teaching and Learning Emphasis in the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE). Dr. Reid also holds both an MEd and Multiple Subject Credential (K-12) from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Reid is the current National Director of the newly launched Women in Leadership Certificate Program at Antioch University Distance and Extended Education. She is also the Director/Coordinator of the newly launched Women in Leadership Certificate Program for Santa Barbara City College School of Extended Learning. She is the former Director of Education Programs at Antioch University Santa Barbara (AUSB), and she is a former Teaching Faculty member, teaching courses in the Master of Arts in Education (MAE) program with an emphasis in Social Justice and Educational Leadership. She is also past Director of the Women in Leadership Certificate Program at Antioch University Santa Barbara. Further, she is the former Co-Director of the non-profit that she launched in 2012, Teachers for the Study of Educational Institutions (TSEI), to engage preschool -20 educators in a collaborative effort to provide opportunities for all students to develop academic literacies and cultural proficiencies necessary for 21st century college and career readiness. Dr. Jacqueline Reid is proud to have represented the Santa Barbara Unified School District as a Board Trustee from 2016-2020, holding the elected positions of President, Vice President, and Clerk.
Coaches, Faculty, Panelists & Co-Facilitators
Maria Chávez-Haroldson, PhD
Maria Chávez-Haroldson, Ph.D., founder of EDI Consulting, LLC. serves as an international/national trainer and professional coach. Her lived experiences, professional career, passion and scholarly research focus on 21 Century Social Justice Leadership within the framework of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusive (EDI). Her worldview: EDI-centric, Co-Creativity, and Co- Constructivism.
Carol Tisson, MA
Carol Tisson is a management consultant and executive coach with over 30 years of experience in leadership development, organization effectiveness, and culture change. She works with leaders from a wide variety of organizations to strengthen their ability to envision new futures, mobilize aligned action, successfully lead change, and build organizations in which people thrive.
Dr. Naomi Nightingale
Dr. Naomi Nightingale spends great deal of her life working to improve life for people who are pushed to the margins of society by power systems in every important aspect of life – housing, education, law enforcement, historical recognition and preservation, and so on. In her professional career as an educator, human resource professional, and change agent, my goal is also to assist people to get to where they want to go professionally while ensuring the policies and practices support both the employee and the employer.
Dr. Y. Falami Devoe
Dr. Y. Falami Devoe is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She supports women in their journey to achieve body confidence, develop and maintain sustainable self-care practices, and live inspired and fulfilled lives.
Polly Chandler has served as a facilitator for the Women and Leadership program for three years. Polly is self-employed by her company Polly Chandler Coaching where she serves as a coach, facilitator, and trainer for all sectors. Her specialty areas are strengths-based coaching/training, transition coaching for people starting new positions or recently promoted, and team development. Her entire career has been dedicated to creating energizing learning communities. Prior to her current position, she chaired the Department of Management for Antioch New England.
Kader Gümüş is a Program Director in charge of a large Federal Government IT contract. Kader worked for the US House of Representatives during the 111th, 112th, and 113th congressional terms, where she oversaw Information Technology database projects for Members of Congress. She has worked on three congressional transitions and several special elections in a non-political, non-partisan role for over 35 Members of Congress. Kader graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Organization Development and Knowledge Management (ODKM) from George Mason University; she has studied European Policy at Oxford University in the UK and is currently finishing her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change at Antioch University. Kader is fluent in German, Turkish, French, Spanish, and English.
In 2019 Kader was appointed to the Fairfax County Council to End Domestic Violence (CEDV) as the Representative to the immigrant community. She is highly engaged in her community for the well-being of families through several non-profit organizations. Her areas of expertise are knowledge management of social issues, data governance, knowledge transparency, power & control disparity in knowledge and data sharing.
Dr. Etta Jackson
Dr. Etta D. Jackson worked in the field of education for twenty-five years as a teacher, guidance counselor, and district administrator in both New York and Wisconsin. Dr. Jackson holds a BA in Biology and two MS degrees: one in Psychoanalytic Counseling and Development and the other in Administrative Leadership and Supervision. She recently received her PhD in Leadership and Change at Antioch University in “The Role of Geospatial Information and Effective Partnerships in the Implementation of the International Agenda for Sustainable Development.” Her passion for wanting to make a difference led her to the founding of The Institute for Conscious Global Change ICGC), a 501(c)(3) international non-for-profit NGO organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. Her research is helping in the implementation of the new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Dr. Tera McIntosh
Tera McIntosh splits her time eating way too much pizza and teaching in the Organizational Leadership Department at Robert Morris University, the Individualized Master of Arts, Management, Masters of Human Service Administration programs at Antioch University, and the Mindful Leadership Department at Atlantic University where she is the Program Chair. Tera sits on the Chancellor’s Anti-Racism Task Force for Antioch University in hopes to address systems that oppress the voices of Persons of Color, LGBTQI+ individuals, and women to create a more just world for ALL of humanity. Tera received her Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, and most of her doctoral work focuses on building a better community in which to live, work, play, explore, and poet. Tera, a retired co-founder of the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective a nonprofit using art as a vehicle for change, is a nationally ranked spoken word artists competing in 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2015 in Oakland, California, and in 2016 in Brooklyn, New York where she was ranked the 53rd women poet in the world. Art and poetry are representative of Tera’s teaching philosophy in which engagement and authenticity are at the core of how she teaches, as well as how she feels students truly learn. Check out Tera’s recently published work at the Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services.
Lena Moran-Acereto, MA, Ed.
Lena Moran-Acereto is an activist, an educator, and an advocate in the field of social justice, with an expertise in language justice. Lena is an Antioch University Santa Barbara alumna whose expertise has led her to facilitate workshops and trainings across California and to provide consultation to organizations, school districts, healthcare, and government agencies as well as present and speak at conferences throughout the United States.
Dr. Lois Phillips
Dr. Lois Phillips was the founder of the Antioch University Santa Barbara Campus while earning her doctorate at UCSB. Her ability to speak to business groups, institutional partners, and the press was critical to the success of starting the campus. Her consulting practice centered around strategic planning for organizations across sectors including non-profits, governmental agencies, and universities. Her doctoral research centered around gender and rhetoric and the value of using a gestalt therapy approach to teach students how to overcome anxiety and develop self-confidence (in general) by gaining speaking skills.
She has presented her research at the JFK School at Harvard University, to Babson College MBA Alumni, and professional women at UCSB. She co-produced two television programs about the changing roles of women and has written WOMEN SEEN AND HEARD: LESSONS LEARNED FROM SUCCESSFUL SPEAKERS and WOMEN SEEN AND HEARD SPEAKER’S JOURNAL with co-author Dr. Anita Perez Ferguson. She is an executive coach to women in leadership roles and often is asked to comment on changes such as the #METOO phenomenon. Students say she is a lively presenter who practices what she teaches.
Dr. Anissa Stewart
Anissa Stewart, PhD is a professional development and instructional design specialist, with over two decades of experience teaching across all levels of education. She has developed curriculum and professional development trainings in business communication, human resources, leadership, management consulting, marketing, personal branding, teacher education, among others.
Dr. Nichole Bogarosh
After receiving her doctoral degree in American Studies, with specializations in media studies and gender studies, from Washington State University in 2013, Dr. Nichole Bogarosh began teaching full-time at Whitworth University (Spokane, WA) in Communication Studies and Women and Gender Studies. She was also the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies for several years for the University and is currently a member of the University’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Board. Her research focuses on issues of diversity, equity, and representation and looking at these through an intersectional feminist lens in the media and other social institutions.
Dr. Cherie Patrick
Cherie Bridges Patrick, PhD—is a racial justice consultant, leadership coach, and psychotherapist who works with counseling professionals, educators, and organizational leaders. She integrates her trauma-focused expertise with her coaching, consulting, and facilitation work to build relational, resource, dialogic, and leadership capacity for racial justice. Cherie has practiced clinical social work for nearly 16 years, is the founder of Paradox Cross-Cultural Consulting, Training and Empowerment, LLC, and holds a PhD in Leadership and Change. Her PhD research focused on racism, racism denial, whiteness, and racial justice in social work practice.