Evaluation Committee

2018-2020 Evaluation Committee

Meet the people who will be evaluating the applications. This prestigious group of people represent the highest quality in the employee experience arena.

Please visit the criteria for each category you may be interested in participating. There are four categories.

Chairman MEECO Designation


Dr. Terry Hildebrandt, MCEC, MCC; Founder & CEO Terry Hildebrandt & Associates, LLC Executive Coach Organization Development Consultant

Dr. Terry Hildebrandt is an executive coach, organization development consultant, researcher, coaching supervisor, entrepreneur, and author. He is the founder and CEO of Terry Hildebrandt and Associates, LLC, an organization development and executive coaching consultancy.

Terry has over 21 years of coaching experience and 31 years of business experience. He has dedicated a large portion of his career to executive coaching and organization development. He has worked with companies and organizations in multiple industries including high tech, aerospace, financial services, manufacturing, professional services, healthcare, insurance, energy, construction, network communications, farming/ranching, government, schools, and nonprofit. He works primarily with mid-level and senior executives including members of the executive committee, board chairs, chief executive officers, vice presidents, directors, and selected promising leaders.

He has worked with the leaders of global business units and their teams to design and implement organizational change initiatives resulting in increased revenue, greater market share, improved executive team effectiveness, and alignment of organizational culture with new business strategies. Terry is an expert in the principles of evidence based coaching, which involves using the best existing theoretical and researched knowledge, in combination with his personal coaching skills and knowledge of the client, to develop and deliver an effective coaching engagement.

Terry’s expertise includes:

  • Leadership Development
  • Process Development
  • Strategy Development
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Organization Design
  • Meeting Design and Facilitation
  • Organization Culture and Change
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Team Development and Effectiveness
  • Mediation and Conflict Management

He was formerly at Hewlett-Packard Company for over 22 years where he served in several positions including Master Level Internal Consultant, Re-engineering Manager, Business Manager, Production Manager, Sr. Quality Consultant, Manufacturing Development Engineer, and Quality Engineer. He has worked in Germany, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and the United States. Terry also grew up working on his family’s vegetable farm and cattle ranch for over 12 years.

He is a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a certified Master Corporate Executive Coach (MCEC) with the MEECO Institute, a certified Evidence Based Coach from the Fielding Graduate University, a Social & Emotional Intelligence Certified Coach from the Institute for Social & Emotional Intelligence (ISEI), a Certified Conversational Intelligence® Coach, a Certified Productivity Coach, and a Book Yourself Solid® Certified Coach from Michael Port. He also serves as an executive coach at UCLA Anderson School of Management in the Executive Education and Diversity Leadership programs. He is a professionally trained Coaching Supervisor. Terry is co-author of the book, Leading Business Change for Dummies. He is certified in over 30 instruments and tools, including Hogan Assessments, the Leadership Circle 360 Profile, the Birkman Method, Korn Ferry Voices 360, and Lominger Voices 360, Integrative Enneagram, MBTI, and others.

Terry earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University. He also holds an MA in Organizational Design and Effectiveness and an MA in Human Development from Fielding along with a BS in Materials Science from Rice University. He has also completed Fielding’s Certificate in Integral Studies and the Certificate in Evidence Based Coaching.

Designation Committee

Dr. Sue Lawley, MCEC; SVP, Coaching Practice Leader, US Zone & Dean of the LHH Coach Certification Academy 

Executive with vision and vast experience in Leadership Development, Change Management, Employee Enhancement and Executive Coaching. Work with clients to shape innovative solutions to develop, retain and engage critical talent. Work with C-Suite executives to refine business strategies and align with talent development approaches and practices. Oversee all coaching and leadership activities in the Northeast region and staff large projects with the most appropriate mix of resources.

Design and deliver new program content and ensure that all team members are briefed on program enhancements. Support Business Developers as Subject Matter Expert in Talent Development sales and prospecting efforts.

Staff and oversee all Executive Coaching and Talent Development projects. Mentor associate and colleague coaches throughout Northeast corridor. Ensure quality of delivery and client satisfaction.

Dr. David A. Dye; Managing 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.

Adena Johnston, D. Mgt. Vice President and Practice Leader, Talent Development CCI Consulting, A Career Partners International Firm

Adena Johnston is a recognized leader, coach, teacher, mentor and developer of top talent; partnering with her clients to become more effective and navigate the complexity of today’s business challenges. As a certified executive coach and the Vice President & Talent Development Practice Leader for CCI Consulting, Adena also brings deep corporate experience where she had full P&L responsibility, led the strategic plan, and interfaced across the enterprise.
Known for her abilities to facilitate deep learning, Adena helps leaders develop as systems thinkers and harness the courage needed to capitalize on their potential to successfully address the dynamics in the workplace. She is a nimble facilitator and enjoys teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of sociology, leadership and organizational development.
Adena holds her D. Mgt. in Strategic Leadership from Jefferson University, her MSOD from the University of Pennsylvania, and her MA and BA from Case Western Reserve University.

Dr. Mirella De Civita, MCEC, PCC;
CEO, Papillon MDC, Inc.; Founder Grand Heron International (GHI)

Dr. Mirella De Civita holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine. After spending years in academia, she left a burgeoning career and entered the business world in 2006. There she discovered the world of coaching, and in 2010 founded Papillon MDC Inc. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who partners with C-level executives around the globe in facilitating their personal transformation as leaders as well as supporting them in bringing about profound changes in their organizations. She uses her solid clinical and research background in the area of psychopathology, resilience, developmental potential, and treatment adherence in guiding her work and thinking in the area of leadership development. Based in Montreal, Quebec, she has gained experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, aerospace, healthcare, education, hi-technology, consumer goods, pharmaceuticals, advertising, loyalty, property management/development, retail, manufacturing, gaming, and not for profit organizations.

In 2015, she founded Grand Heron International (GHI), an online service provider in the area of individual coaching, coaching assessments, and webinars focused on masterful coaching. GHI was conceived with the intent of bringing together coaches from around the globe to share their expertise and knowledge, and to partner with one another in creating a community of learners that respect and adhere to the ethics and coaching competencies that make the coaching experience one of transformation. The idea of GHI was born in 2011 out of a sheer desire to create blue ocean space where everyone, anywhere in the world, and at any time could have access to a trusted and professional coach to them help through a crisis or a critical turning point in their lives.

In addition to her leadership role at both companies, Dr. De Civita maintains a part-time clinical practice and acts as a mentor coach to students pursuing coaching certification as well as a supervisor to graduate students in psychology. She has co-authored a number of scientific articles in the area of resilience and risk, adherence behaviors, developmental pathology, coping/living with chronic illness, as well as management and leadership (For a list of her publication please visit Covalentdata.com). She reveals her wealth of knowledge in personal psychology and transformation in her book entitled, “The Courage to Fall into Life: The Tao of Purposeful Existence“, published in 2011. She provides an honest and personal account of the promises and perils of delving into the past in order to create a more meaningful life. She invites the reader to travel with her through her past, revealing her thought processes, her fears, and her desires as she finds her place in life:

“The path toward living to your full potential sometimes involves experiencing deep, personal painful realizations. Accepting what cannot be changed, and focusing your attention on what can be different in your life right here, right now can make all the difference. I learned through much pain, struggle, and sorrow that it is not what we’ve done or failed to do that matters, but what we are doing now that will make a difference tomorrow”.

Being mindful of her actions and decisions on a daily basis, as well as engaging in both formal and informal meditation sustains her creative work at Papillon MDC and Grand Heron International.

Professional Background:
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, McGill University
Ph.D. Psychology, University of Montreal (Université de Montréal)
Corporate Coach U Certified Graduate (CCUCG) Designation
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation
Mirella is also trained in knowledge transfer and diffusion of innovation from the Centre for Knowledge Transfer at the University of Alberta.


Barbara Singer  MCEC, M.A.; President, Executive Core

Barbara Singer is the founder, president, and CEO of Executive Core and leads a group of 100 global professionals whose mission is to more quickly innovate professional development globally. For more than 15 years, she has worked with thousands of high-potentials leaders around the globe at critical turning points in their careers. Barbara is renown for her work in the evidence-based study of predictors of executive success and executive coaching.

Barbara has authored numerous executive education programs, written two books, numerous white papers and articles including Recovering Executives at Risk of Derailing and Influence & Collaboration. Barbara has an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and B.A. from Bowling Green with dual degrees in Interpersonal Communications and Psychology. She recently served on the board of the Executive MBA Council for two terms as corporate liaison and belongs to numerous professional associations.

Dr. Stacy Starkka, PhD, MBA, CT; Consulting Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Dr. Starkka is a consulting industrial-organizational psychologist who specializes in researching and applying organizational, team, and individual interventions to improve healthcare outcomes through professional education, including teaching, facilitating, and coaching.  She has designed and conducted various face-to-face and online continuing education courses specifically for healthcare professionals to improve interprofessional collaboration through teamwork, leadership, and communication.  She also creates and delivers courses related to behavioral interviewing, clinician-patient communication, clinician advocacy and leadership, culture change, various protocols, and quality and process improvement.  She coaches teams and individuals to help improve well-being, patient satisfaction, and team effectiveness.

Dr. Starkka is affiliate faculty and a senior consultant with CSU Institute for Palliative Care and has a private consulting and coaching practice based out of San Diego. In addition to her Ph.D. in Consulting Industrial-Organizational Psychology, she holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a Certified Thanatologist.

2018-2020 Advisors


Dr. Frank Wagner, MCEC; Partner,  Marshall Goldsmith Group

Dr. Frank Wagner has close to 40 years of leadership and management consulting in the field of leadership development and coaching. As a founding member of The Marshall Goldsmith Group, he has responsibility for overseeing the training and certification of coaches in the Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching practice. His areas of expertise span many of the facets of leadership. The focus of his work has centered on the effective influence of leaders either up, laterally, or down in organizations.

Frank continues to serve on the faculty of the UCLA Technical Manager Program where he has taught for over 25 years. He serves as the Leadership Advisor for Chances For Children, an NGO whose mission is to provide a loving family for all children through international adoption. His coaching practice has included yearlong results based guaranteed coaching with leaders of every C-level position. Dr. Wagner received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management at UCLA in Organizational Behavior.

He has written The Power of Total Commitment that summarizes the research he, and Marshall Goldsmith did in designing The Excellent Manager Program for IBM. Frank has contributed articles in various professional journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, Psychological Reports, Organizational and Group Studies, and Exchange: The Organizational Behavior Teaching Journal