Angela leads our work to build and sustain a diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workplace. She works closely with senior leadership, our DEI committee, and individuals throughout our organization to foster a culture that results in positive and inclusive experiences for everyone who interacts with ITHAKA and with our products and services. A thoughtful, passionate leader, she excels at incentivizing leaders and employees to enhance belonging in their daily interactions while bench-marking and progressing DEI efforts across the organization.

Angela is a Navy and Army veteran and certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Coach. She has served as a trusted advisor to business leaders, including as President and CEO of OD Synergistics Consulting LLC, where she helped them assess organizational issues, reshape structures and processes, and build depth of management capability. In her career, she has worked for many well-known companies, including GlaxoSmithKline and McCormick and Company, in roles such as Operations Leader, Human Resources Generalist, Training Manager, and Environmental Health and Safety Manager.

Angela’s work in DEI has included collaborating with leaders to develop and monitor DEI metrics; providing oversight for DEI programs and policies, including the DEI committee initiatives in accordance with local, state, and federal EEOC/AA regulations; and facilitating a wide range of DEI training, including disability, LGBTQ identities, race, gender, working with veterans, building and managing diverse teams, psychological safety, unconscious bias, and preventing and responding to bias in the workplace.

Passionate about education, Angela holds an MBA and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology. She is currently the President of the Board of Directors for The Food Pantries for the Capital District, serves as a member of Equinox, Inc’s Development and Domestic Violence Committees in Albany, NY, VP of Programming for SEVA ATD Chapter, and is a dedicated SHRM/USAA Veteran Ambassador.