Dr. Katy Abbott is an Associate Professor of Gerontology and a Scripps Gerontology Center Research Fellow at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She is excited to use Strategic Doing with many of the volunteer organizations she is involved with. Katy teaches graduate courses in Qualitative Research Methods and Organizations and the Aging Enterprise. Her research and teaching focuses on preference-based person-centered care and the social networks and health of older adults receiving long-term services and supports. She is the co-founder of Preference Based Living, whose mission is to conduct studies that build understanding of individual preferences and test innovative methods to honor preferences for people receiving long-term services and supports. You can find out more about Katy including her contact information at this link: https://miamioh.edu/cas/academics/centers/scripps/about/faculty/abbott-faculty/
Jeff Agnoli (BA/MA) is currently responsible for education, funding, and research development in the Office of Research | Proposal Development Office at The Ohio State University. Jeff has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and consulting with both non-profit and for-profit organizations. His primary areas of responsibility include facilitating interdisciplinary existing and emerging proposal teams; managing the education and outreach efforts for the Office of the Vice President for Research; managing the internal nomination programs for faculty; assisting faculty and staff with the identification of research funding opportunities; and managing the nomination and annual curation process for external scholarly awards and prizes. In 2017, The Ohio State University awarded his the Distinguished Staff Award in recognition of his outstanding service. Members of the National Organization of Research Development Directors (NORDP) elected Jeff to the Board of Directors in 2015. He has been a regular presenter at NORDP National and Regional conferences and served as NORDP’s Treasurer. He received NORDP’s Service Award in 2018 for his commitment to the organization and service to his peers.
Dr. Baginski has served as CEO of Leadership Lake County since January 2012. She has over 35 years of experience in communications, marketing and management in public, private and nonprofit organizations. She is a certified Behavior Styles trainer through the Effectiveness Institute. Dr. Baginski is a frequent speaker on leadership in life and in the workplace, and building cultures of leadership.
Dr. Baginski was Laketran’s first Director of Public Relations and Marketing from 2000 through 2010, earning numerous national awards for communications during her tenure. She has also served as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University in the College of Education. She is a long-standing and active member in the Mentor Chamber of Commerce and the Ohio Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities Youth Leadership Forum. She is a graduate of Leadership Ashtabula 1996, Leadership Lake County 2004, and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program in 2016. She currently serves as Chair of the national board of the Association of Leadership Programs. She is a member of Lakeland Community College’s Hall of Fame. She received the Maureen Fitzgerald Leadership Award from Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities in 2008 for positively impacting the lives of students with disabilities. In 2014, she was a recipient of Lakeland Community
College’s Woman of Achievement Award.
Dr. Baginski is a Mayfield Heights resident with her husband, Thom and sweet pup, Lucy.
Contact Jessie at jbaginski AT leadershiplc DOT org.
Andrea Fay Barber-Dansby (Fay) serves Purdue University Polytechnic Institute as a faculty member with The School of Engineering Technology instructing students in Industrial Engineering Technology. Fay’s area of focus is system thinking/application and lean systems.
Prior to joining Purdue, Fay was an adjunct professor with Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University and spent 18 years in industry with General Motors. At General Motors, she served in multiples capacities: industrial and project engineering/flexible manufacturing systems and simulations, and sales/marketing. Fay has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Columbia University.
Fay has conducted collaborative projects with Purdue Black Alumni Organization, a local church and campus/community engagement.
Jessica Bell is a Project Manager in the Grants Hub at Iowa State University. Jessica is experienced in research development, team science and project management best practices that are used to improve funding and project success for research and research teams. Her thirst for knowledge, along with the connections made help foster and grow research networks and create an environment where researchers and their teams thrive.
Strategic Doing has been proven as an effective tool in higher education to utilize existing networks and resources to address complex problem universities face. Jessica uses Strategic Doing to advance departmental, college, and university initiatives towards measurable outcomes quickly through applying the Strategic Doing credo to instill concepts of civility, psychological safety and equity of voice in the process.
Jessica graduated from Iowa State University with her Bachelors of Science in Animal Ecology and is working towards her Masters in Project Management from Colorado State University Global.
Signe Bell is Director of Nonprofit and Community Programs and Policy Scientist with the Center for Community Research and Service (CCRS) in the Biden School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware and has been working with nonprofits and community organizations for more than 20 years. She is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer and a Licensed Standards for Excellence® licensed consultant and directs the Nonprofit Management Certificate Course (NPMCC) program at the University of Delaware. Signe has a B.S. in Human Services and an M.P.A. with a specialization in Nonprofit & Community Leadership from the University of Delaware. Prior to joining the staff of the Center for Community Research and Service in 2002, she worked in the area of Youth Development with several youth serving nonprofits. Signe loves working with nonprofit/community leaders and boards and helping them attain their professional and organizational goals, as well as working with Public Policy and Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program students as they plan and prepare for a career in Public Policy and/or Nonprofit Leadership.