Yvonne Burgess (Leadership Council) is also a consultant and serves clients as Thought Partner, Facilitator and Project Mentor.
With over 20 years experience in information systems, project management and organization development, she
is best used to foster cooperation across boundaries, develop capability within technical organizations or take on any challenge that demands communicating issues of both organizational and technical complexity in an environment of dynamic change.
Ms. Burgess holds an M.S. in Systems Management from USC, double major in Organization Development and Information Systems, plus other degrees in business administration, mathematics and computer science.
A native San Franciscan, she
now makes her
home (with garden and many guest rooms) in Berkeley, California and stands for A World in Dialogue: where humanity's first response to conflict, challenge and the unknown is to listen.
Thoraya Halhoul (Leadership Council) has over 10 years of management experience working in the non-profit and private sectors.
She has substantial experience in business development, project management, conflict resolution, and individual, group, and leadership development.
She recently earned her Masters in Human Resources and Organization Development at the University of San Francisco and teaches interpersonal dynamics at the University's law school.
Halhoul has completed the Stanford Graduate School of Business Group Facilitation Program
and is currently working on a five-year collaborative project on women's leadership.
is particularly interested in Communities of Practice, global and civic stewardship, and organizational learning.