We like to surround ourselves with a diverse group of creative and imaginative thinkers so we created our Advisory Board. They are specialized in their fields and never afraid to admit when they don’t have the answer. They are talented, transparent and use radical candor fluently. We couldn’t find a more knowledgeable or self -aware group to support us in what we do.
What does our Advisory and Associate Panel do?
They epitomize our core values internally and externally:
Insist on Positive Intent
Vulnerability in communication
Strength in numbers
Expect failure while fighting for progress
Be cautious with empathy but generous with compassion
Create shared vision, trust and collaboration
Understand impact comes from action
Don’t complain, contribute
Advisory Board Members
My name is Danielle Gelinas. I am a rising junior at Loyola University Maryland and I am studying actuarial science and computer science. I was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Ocean City, Maryland. Currently, I live in Baltimore on Loyola’s beautiful evergreen campus.
I am a member of the Math and Statistics club, a recent alumni of Baltimore College Town LeaderShape program, and a new member of the Peer Conduct Board on campus. I have a job on campus at Disability Support Services as an exam proctor, and during the summer I am a full-time waitress at Ropewalk in Ocean City. During my free time, I enjoy reading books, playing chess, going to the movies, exercising, trying new foods, travelling (especially abroad), and exploring Baltimore/Washington DC. Outside of actuarial science and computer science, I am interested in the study of economics and music.
This summer, I have a lot of great things I am looking forward to. I am studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic at St. Charles University for the entire month of July. While I am there, I will be studying theology, Czech culture and history. This will be my first visit to a European country, and I am looking forward to fully immersing myself by learning about Czech livelihood, getting to know the people and place, appreciating the historical relevance, and forming unforgettable memories at some of the most beautiful, awesome places with my classmates and instructors. In addition, I look forward to working with you and learning more about gender intelligence and how it can serve and enhance our community.
Summers in a foreigner country and Winters back in India is the best way to sum up my childhood.This constant change in locations helped me understand different cultures,push beyond my comfort zone,adapt to new people,cuisine and learn new languages at a early age.
After I graduated with BS, I went straight into IT work force.I'm a BI consultant who specializes in SAP BI/Data analytics products. I've provided my consulting services to companies such as Savi Technologies,Oxford Corp,Zappos Inc,Apex Systems,Wells Fargo etc.
On top of that I'm the owner and operator of 3 different eCommerce businesses, member of few non-profit organization and provide my time for mentorship programs. My current 5 year goal is to be location independent and set up a passive income stream that will allow me to do new things and not be constrained by 9-5 schedule.
I'm passionate about discovering new things, pushing boundaries,finding solutions to problems and ofcourse traveling. Through all my travels either for work or pleasure,meeting new people and understand what/why/how of their lives really fascinates me. During these travels I've come across a wide spectrum of people who have reservations about their own cultures and diversity.
What fascinates me the most is the fact that people aren't happy with change in diversity.Regardless of what decade they were born in.They are creatures of habit and prejudice. If the change happens to threaten their way of life, they will fights against it or make peace for the greater good.
Two decades ago, by popularity we had two gender options male and female based on biological concept. But gender is no longer based on biological concept but a social construct that allows people to express their life style. Now if you ask a GenX about LGBT, regardless of their personal opinion majority of them can provide you with an answer. Question the same people about LGBTQIA and they might think its a Q&A section of the LGBT website.
The per-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said "The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change". Diversity at work place comes with change,if an organization or a person isn't adapting to the constant changes with respect to diversity then there wont be any growth.With out growth they'll be as relevant as ask Jeeves or AOL ( remember then GenX?! I don't haha).
So what is the cost for diversity? time, resources, money...the list goes on. Hopefully this panel will help provide solution to your particular problem.
Valerie Del Grosso, Esq.
I am a proud Las Vegas native, practicing law since 2008 representing businesses, business owners, and their families. In 2014, I struck out on my own for a more direct and personal relationship with my clients- offering faster response times, more personalized service, and flat fees.
As I got to know my clients personally, they turned to me more and more to protect the fruits of their hard work through customized estate plans. This became more than just an added service when a friend's father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at a young age. I learned about new estate planning techniques to help his family avoid losing everything to nursing home costs, and Origins Estate & Elder Planning Center was officially born.
Valerie is licensed in Nevada.
Valerie has been appointed an arbitrator for the Eighth Judicial District Court.
I have spent my career focused on learning; connecting learners and educators to new ideas and resources to help them achieve their goals. I believe learning has the power to transform lives, spark new ideas, and make the world just a little bit better place--one mind at a time.
Now I am reimagining the world as a father. Trying to create an environment for my son that will teach him to live with empathy, compassion, and understanding. I believe in the restorative powers of nature and that when in doubt or unsure what to do next, the answer probably can be found by getting outdoors.