Board of Directors & Advisors


CB Bowman

CEO & Founder

Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC):

MEECO Leadership Institute:

CB Bowman, MCEC, MBA, BCC, CMC Founder and CEO Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and MEECO Leadership Institute

CB Bowman is best known for bringing clarity and accountability to the world of executive coaching. She founded two change-making organizations, the ACEC, Association of Corporate Executive Coaches™, dedicated to mastery level coaches who are working with the top tier of organizations and, the MEECO Leadership Institute™ that is a think tank/research group of international organizations focused on the future and measurement of employment sciences, executive coaching and culture in organizations, institutions, and agencies. The institute is also a certifying body.


CB’s work with ACEC has introduced rigorous credentialing to the corporate executive coaching ranks and has introduced metrics to underscore accountability. She is certified to serve on corporate boards, and her emphasis on pro bono work and continuing education shows her heart and her brain are aligned on this critical mission.

CB strongly believes that master level corporate executive coaches have to be “enterprise-wide business partners™” with their clients. She is also the force behind the powerful dialogue-based MEECO Leadership Conferences that each year recognizes organizations that exemplify the use of Executive Coaching, Employment Sciences, and Organizational Culture as best-in-class. Ford Motor Company; The Mayo Clinic; MD Anderson Cancer Research Center; L3 Technologies; Rodan & Fields; The Ann and John Doerr Institute for New Leaders at Rice University; The Anderson School of Business, UCLA; and, Hermes Airports, Ltd are some of the past designees.

She is formally head of branding for ready to eat cereals for General Foods where she was responsible for the visual impact of Post Cereals such as the wildly successful Honey Bunches of Oats, Golden Crisps, and Pebbles. CB was also responsible for their classic brands including Post Shredded Wheat, Grape Nuts and Raisin Bran. In addition, she was part of the successful branding for the Birds Eye frozen food product line.

CB is a graduate of New School for Social Research. She received her MBA from Pace University where she served on the Advisory board for Lubin School of Business and as an adjunct professor in the marketing department. She served as an instructor at Rutgers University Center for Management Development and as an adjunct professor at Mercy College teaching organizational behavior, and Human Resource Management. CB is a contributing author in the soon to be released book “Complex Situations in Coaching: A Critical Case-Based Approach” 1st Edition and has published several articles on Coaching.

CB served as Chairperson for the North Plainfield, New Jersey’s Historic Commission for six years.

Ann Daw

Vice Chair: Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

An inspiring business leader who consistently achieves stellar results through a clear vision, the development of people and executing with excellence.  Ann has a penchant for creating growth by challenging paradigms, handling ambiguity and simplifying complexity.  She is a team builder who gets the best out of people by listening and appreciating diversity of thought.  She is a savvy marketer having both leveraged the positioning and essence of established brands and creating new brands.

Ann’s experiences have been diverse from leading a not for profit trade association reporting to a Board of Directors, to leading for profit businesses with full P&L control and solid line reporting relationships with all functions – from start-ups to $250MM portfolios, domestically and internationally.

Most recently at the Specialty Food Association where she reported to the Board of Directors, she grew the membership by 30% on a base that had been stagnant, expanded the Ann’s shows significantly, increased the net assets five-fold,  put in place proper governance of the business, and inspired a staff towards a culture of innovation, accountability and collaboration. During her tenure she also established the Specialty Food Foundation whose mission is to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery.  A former Board Chairman said it best: “Before you came along, all I cared about was being in the Fancy Food Show (which the SFA owns and operates). You made me and the membership care about the Association.”

Prior to joining the Specialty Food Association, Ms. Daw was with Kraft Foods as Senior Vice President of Business and Marketing Development in the International Division and VP of Global Marketing Resources and Initiatives. She previously headed Strategic Planning for Phillip Morris International and led Marketing and Sales for the Asia Pacific Division of the company out of Hong Kong.

Ann is particularly passionate about causes having to do with children, sports and health, and hunger. She coached and umpired Little League baseball for 13 years and was the President of the Elmsford Little League. Her husband and she have established a Foundation in their son’s name, giving cross country camp scholarships to students from Division One schools in Westchester and Putnam Counties, and through the Specialty Food Association convinced the Board to create the Specialty Food Foundation to break the cycle of hunger and improve food recovery. Ann is also helping her church as Vice-chair of the Parish Council and on the steering committee for the building of a new hall for the children of her parish.
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Doreen Stephens

Treasurer: Board of Directors

Roles and Responsibilities

Doreen Stephens is a marketer specialist and Chief Operating Officer with 15+ years experience in marketing and brand management in both the corporate and non-profit sectors.  In 2011, Doreen embarked on an entrepreneurial venture opening a seafood restaurant, Simply Seafood, in the Bronx, NY.  As the owner and general manager she takes tremendous pride in being able to offer fresh, quality food in a community that generally does not have access to “homemade”, healthy eating alternatives.
Prior to her restaurant business, she was the Vice-President, Programming and Marketing for The LEAGUE; a national non-profit youth service organization focused on educating, empowering and engaging young people to make a positive difference in their communities through volunteering and service.  In this role she spearheaded the national launch of this newly established youth service organization, which in three years grew to serve 250 schools and 160,000 students in 24 states, participating in the agency’s service-learning program. Prior to joining The LEAGUE, Doreen was Vice-President for Strategy & Acquisitions and New Product Development in the POST Cereals Division at Kraft Foods, Inc.  Her 13 years of Marketing, Strategy and General Management experience comprise of responsibility for developing the strategic vision and road map for this billion dollar revenue business.  Her extensive experience at Kraft also includes managing various multi-million dollar portfolios of well-known consumer packaged goods as well as successfully developing and launching several new products in both the cereal and coffee categories, domestically and internationally. Doreen has an MBA in Marketing and International Business from Columbia Business School and a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.  She received a Cereal Patent in 1991 and was recognized in 2000 by Ebony Magazine as Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications. Doreen currently serves on the Board of Directors and is the Secretary of the Greater Centennial Federal Credit Union, as well as on the Board of Directors and co-Chair, Marketing Committee of the Greater Centennial CDC; two non-profit financial institutions that seek to strengthen the financial literacy and build community development in Mt. Vernon, NY. Additionally, she was a Founding Member for Girls Inc. of Westchester County. Doreen is passionate about working with young people and has a strong personal interest in making a tangible and meaningful impact in her community and society. She believes in living each day enjoying life to the fullest while making a difference by inspiring others to reach their full potential

Dr. David Dye

Board  of Advisors
Director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP Dr. David Dye has over 30 years of leadership and management consulting in the Federal Government and commercial sectors, contributing to the improved performance of employees, work teams, and organizations. As a Director in Deloitte’s Human Capital Practice, he assists clients in developing and aligning human capital programs to achieve organizational strategy and mission. His areas of expertise span the human capital life cycle for attracting, developing, and retaining talent. Dr. Dye is the executive sponsor for the firm’s Federal Leader Development Community of Practice, as well as for key eminence initiatives, including sponsorships with the Partnership for Public Service’s Best Places to Work in Government Rankings™, the Senior Executives Association, and The Engagement Institute™. Prior to Deloitte, Dr. Dye worked at Booz Allen Hamilton and the US Office of Personnel Management.
David is a Past President of the Personnel Testing Council of Metropolitan Washington (PTC-MW) and the International Personnel Assessment Council (IPAC), in which he led the development of the association’s HR certification program. He holds a Top Secret Security clearance and is an ICF certified Executive Coach. Dr. Dye received his Ph.D. from The George Washington University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He is a frequent contributor to Federal news and media outlets, and has presented internationally and published book chapters and articles in various professional journals, including Public Personnel Management, Personality and Individual Differences, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment

Dr. Mirella De Civita, MCEC, MCC

Board  of Advisors
President, Papillon MDC Inc. & Founder, Grand Heron International Inc. Dr. Mirella De Civita the President of Papillon MDC Inc., a management consulting firm that serves an array of private, public, and social sector institutions in designing and implementing leadership programs that focus on optimizing individual and organizational potential. She is also the Founder of Grand Heron International Inc., an online service provider in the area of individual and corporate-wide coaching, consultation for mental health referrals, and webinars focused on masterful coaching. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine. She is a licensed Clinical Research Psychologist, with expertise in the area of psychopathology, risk & resilience, behavioral medicine, and treatment adherence. She is also a Professional Certified Coach, a Master Corporate Executive Coach and a member of the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches (ACEC). She is passionate about her role as a mentor in the McGill MBA Mentoring Program and as an intern supervisor for graduate students in psychology. Dr. De Civita is also an official member of Forbes Coaches Council, where she makes regular contributions as an expert. Prior to Papillon MDC, she worked at Knightsbridge, a Pan-Canadian Human Capital Management firm.
Dr. Mirella De Civita has conquered academia and business, possessing a deep wealth of knowledge and an insatiable thirst to keep learning. In her book entitled, “The Courage to Fall into Life: The Tao of Purposeful Existence” (2011), she weaves together her deep understanding of hope, courage, and loss from a psychosocial perspective, giving her readers the gift of choice and ownership of their life journey. Over the past decade, she has delivered numerous keynote addresses on topics she is passionate about to diverse groups of leaders and professionals looking to broaden their horizons on Leading with Purpose, Social Entrepreneurship & Conscious Capitalism, Women & Leadership and Leadership & Coaching. Dr. De Civita is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, coach, researcher, social activist and advocate of mindful psychology, a practice she embeds in all she does, from the leadership programs she designs, the two corporations she operates and every single encounter she makes on her journey. Through Papillon MDC Inc., she spearheads its Corporate Social Responsibility mandate where the focus is on helping young talent as well as non-profit organizations transform and take flight. With much compassion, Dr. De Civita aims to transform lives, allowing individuals to uncover the person they desire to be, lead with greater purpose and intent and make a positive mark on the world.

Eugene Policastri

Board  of Advisors

Eugene has been a trial lawyer since 1989 and has tried cases in state and federal courts as well as in arbitration tribunals. In the past three years he has arbitrated construction cases and won civil jury trials in commercial fraud cases. He has also represented creditors in bankruptcy court in Greenbelt, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia. Gene is a licensed attorney in Maryland, VA, Louisiana, & DC.

His best clients are business and life coaches, consultants and professional engineering and architecture firms. He also has monthly retainer programs to provide outsourced general counsel services affordable for all levels of business and life coaches.