Presented by Eleven CanterburyExecutive Transitions: Designing Your Next Chapter
Authentic, Experienced Guides
Meet the Executive Transitions Series Facilitators
Diane has successfully navigated from 30 years as a sales and marketing executive to an Independent Board Director for Thrall Enterprises, Inc. and A&E Valco Industries. She was a C-Suite executive with branded manufacturing companies, including K’Nex, Crayola, and FXI. Her depth of experience in global sales and marketing with both consumer goods and industrial manufacturers has provided a valuable point of view as an expert witness on the topics of channel strategies, branding, and licensing.
Bruce Cohen MD, MPH, FAAFP
Dr. Cohen is a senior physician with the Federal Government with specialties in Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, and Undersea/Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a combat veteran and was the Commanding Officer of an international Public Health organization. He has served on multiple national and international staffs in an advisory and an Action Officer capacity.
Cathryn Dhanatya, PhD
Cathryn co-founded the professional services firm Growing Good Inc, to provide strategic planning, advisement, operations management, executive development, and fundraising strategy to non-profits and start-up companies whose mission and products promote the social good. Previously, she was the Chief Administrative and Scientific Officer for Stand Up To Cancer managing all operational departments and scientific research funding and donor portfolios totaling close to 100 million annually. She also has 15+ years of experience in academia as an executive, researcher, and lecturer at USC, UCLA, and NYU.
Matthew is a certified Executive Leadership Coach and Coaching Supervisor with the prestigious, UK-based, Tavistock Institute. This is your chance to tap into the knowledge he’s gained coaching globally for blue-chip and professional services clients, often working with individuals and teams undergoing major role transitions. He is also a regular coach on the High-Performance Leadership program at IMD business school in Lausanne, Switzerland. Before becoming a Coach, Matthew held several project and operational roles as a Managing Director at UBS, including six years as COO for Group Legal in Zurich and three years as COO for the UBS Offshoring Center in India.
Janine is the Interim Director/Management Consultant at Vital Business Resources Limited and a non-executive board director and lecturer. She has designed her semi-retired life around a love of teaching and the pursuit of providing strategic consultancy services. Janine blends her non-executive roles, which utilize her many years of board experience, working with companies at every stage of their evolution.
Melissa is a Board Member and Executive Leadership Coach & Career Advisor. She held a senior leadership role at Macy’s managing a $600M P&L, an associate base of 3000, has transitioned multiple M&As, and was the architect of multiple company-wide initiatives. Melissa was the first woman to lead the iconic Herald Square. She is the Board Chair of NACD Philadelphia, Chair of the Forum of Executive Women Leadership, and Vice-Chair for ALS.
Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey
Joanna is a C-level communications executive and Board Director with over 25 years of experience in the media industry, working at Condé Nast, Lionsgate, CBS, Viacom, Discovery, and Hasbro. She is a corporate speaker, a Board Director for publicly held companies and non-profits, and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. She is the author of Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace and Communicating During a Crisis: Influencing Others When the Stakes Are High.
Marla Mayer is a Finance and Human Capital Professional, Board Member, Investor, and Philanthropist. Following an 18-year career at Goldman Sachs, she has served as the interim Executive Leader of the People Team at DreamBox Learning. She is on the board of The Kitchen (NYC) and is President of the Executive Producer Council at CAP UCLA. Marla is also an Advisory Council member of Action Against Hunger (and former board member), and a former board member of Her Justice (NYC) and the New Roads School (Santa Monica).
Marie Meliksetian is the CEO of Reliance Solution Services, LLC, and President of the International Women’s Forum of Connecticut. She was the US Chief Executive Officer for a DXC Company (Xchanging Services) and has held a variety of senior-level global positions at IBM, focusing on Business Process Outsourcing and Procurement.
Jeff is an Operating Partner at a Private Equity company and currently sits on three company boards. He was the CIO at Johnson & Johnson, responsible for all aspects of information technology for its pharmaceutical business (Janssen) and the CIO for Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies. Prior to that he was the global CIO of Hess Corporation and CIO of Linens & Things. He has held several board of director and advisory board positions for VC companies, universities, county YMCA chapters, and industry groups.
Marie C. Waugh
Marie is the Vice President of Talent Culture and Inclusion at Pacific, Gas, and Electric. Prior to that, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer for APTIM and as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at SUEZ, North America. She currently serves as Commissioner, Vice-Chair for Broward Health, and second vice-chair for the Urban League of Broward County, FL.