Keynote Speakers


Michael Sabbag

Michael, an internationally known advisor, speaker, and author on human capital, culture, and performance, founded Partners4Performance to help create great places to work. His firm focuses on transforming the culture and the people practices of organizations. This includes human capital strategy, culture design, coaching, leadership development, performance improvement, and speaking. Michael’s firm has advised hundreds of organizations who often realize results within the first weeks. For example, one company realized a 27% increase in sales within the first six week of their project.

Judy Vogel

Judy Vogel, M.A., OD Consultant

Is a Partner in Vogel Glaser & Associates, LLC located in Columbia, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL. She has been an external OD consultant since 1987, before which she was Director of OD and HRD for several corporations and large non-profits.

She specializes in organization design and mergers, executive coaching, team realignment, conflict resolution and assisting HR professionals to be effective internal business partners.

Judy is on the instructional team for American University’s MSOD program and is Coordinator of the Learning Community Time’s Facilitators for each cohort of learners. She is an Emerita member of NTL Institute. Judy has published many articles in the OD Practitioner and is a member of the Editorial Review Board. Currently, she is Special Co-Editor of the Spring, 2017 issue on “The Difference We Make: Demonstrating the Impact of Organization Development.”

Vogel Glaser, & Associates, LLC

David Glaser

David R. Glaser, MS, MA, OD Consultant

Is an executive coach and organization development consultant. He is a partner of Vogel/Glaser & Associates, LLC. located both in Columbia, Maryland and in Fort Lauderdale, FL. With thirty years of experience, his specialty is coaching technical leaders who seek to improve their interpersonal, leadership and team effectiveness. Drawing on his study and practice of meditation since 1971, he teaches stress management, self-awareness and presence to build leadership and interpersonal success.

David earned a MA in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute and a MS in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a member and presenter at the OD Network, South Florida ODN, and Chesapeake Bay ODN, where he was also on the Board of Directors. He is a professional member and trainer for NTL Institute and on the instructional team for American University’s MSOD.

Vogel Glaser, & Associates, LLC

Katya Matusevich

Dr. Katya Matusevich, PhD

My expertise and passion are in facilitating growth in individuals and organizations to bring about positive changes in the areas of communication, leadership development, and performance improvement. I coach people to become more effective communicators, presenters, and public speakers, and transform their messages into memorable and impactful presentations.

I have been trained as a Brain-Based Coach and a Results System Coach through the NeuroLeadership Institute. In my practice, I draw upon the latest neuroscience research to drive meaningful and long-lasting results for my clients. My days are busy with being an Assistant Professor in the Organizational Learning and Leadership graduate program at Barry University and the founder of GrowthWired LLC, a consulting company with the mission to improve individual, team, and organizational performance through science-based interventions.

My clients are national industry-leading companies in homebuilding, healthcare, and financial services, including Lennar Corporation, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

With active membership in a number of professional organizations, including the NeuroLeadership Institute, International Coach Federation, Academy of Human Resource Development, and Association for Talent Development, I continuously facilitate my own personal and professional growth.

GrowthWired, LLC

Marva Greig

Marva Greig, CARICODE

Is a Management Consultant who has specialised for over 35 years in Organisational Development in both the private and public sectors in Jamaica. With an MSc in Applied Behavioural Science from Johns Hopkins University, she brought to her early civil service employment the skills to assist in administrative reform programmes. She subsequently was a lecturer in a UWI/Johns Hopkins Masters degree programme in Jamaica that translated the Applied Behavioral programme to the Jamaican context. Her ongoing employment and consultancies continued over the years to speak to this passion for transformational change in the structuring and implementation of government programmes. She maintained this focus on the importance of organisational development in her extensive work in designing, developing and delivering training programmes that address structural and project administration for Ministries (e.g. Education, Health, Labour and Social Services) and other non-government institutions (e.g. University of the West Indies, the hotel Industry, private sector entities ). This work has included areas of customer service, leadership skills development, conflict management, strategic planning, cross-cultural understanding, interpersonal relations and team building.

Marva is committed to integrated approaches to engaging management, line staff, consumers and the general public in effectively changing management culture to achieve national objectives. 


Selen Turner

Has over 14 years of professional experience in various aspects of Management, Human Resources and Organizational Development. Selen has consulted with teams, worked directly with leadership teams and worked as an internal consultant at Fortune 500, global organizations and non-profit organizations.

Selen’s passion and experience lies in the development and alignment of systems, strategy development and execution, design of various talent management systems and processes.

Selen has earned an MBA with specialization in Management from Barry University after earning Bachelor's of Arts in Italian Language and Literature from the University of Ankara in Turkey. She is currently part of  Carnival Cruise Line HR Team as Organizational Effectiveness Lead. Selen also served in many roles on the Board of Directors of ATD South Florida Chapter including serving as the President in 2016.


Ilsa duVerney, CARICODE

She holds degrees from the University of the West Indies (BA 1985) Communication with Social Sciences and the University of Cincinnati (MA 1995) in collaboration with National Training Laboratories (NTL) –Institute for Applied Behavioural Sciences, Psychology and Human Resources Development. Mrs. duVerney also served as an adjunct Instructor/Lecturer at three Universities in Jamaica (UWI and CAST now UTECH) and University College of the Caribbean. She also trained at the island’s leading Training Institutions, The Institute of Management and Production, The Jamaica Institute of Management & JAMPRO.

She has over 25 years experience in Human Resource Development. Mrs. duVerney trained as a trainer through the Industrial Society (England), Training House (USA) and JIDC, (JAMPRO) and NTL. She is a certified Work Team Coach and is trained in Extended DISC behavioural assessments. She has designed and facilitated several workshops for educators and trainers in the Caribbean region and has been given an award for creating opportunities in HRD by the University of Cincinnati/NTL/JATAD for bringing the first HRD Masters programme to the Caribbean.

She is the 2012 recipient of the Woman of Excellence Award from her Alma Mater Convent of Mercy Academy – Alpha High. Mrs. duVerney was also the driving force behind the formation of the Jamaica Association for Training and Development (JATAD) now the Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ).

She is a former JATAD Board Chairman and is a recipient of the JATAD Pioneer Outstanding Contribution Award. In 2001 she founded the Jamaica Customer Service Association (JaCSA) and was a pioneer facilitator in the Association’s offering of the International Certification Programme with a Caribbean Perspective through the International Customer Service Association, Rockhurst University and JaCSA. She has served on the Boards of Stony Hill HEART Academy, Convent of Mercy Academy Alpha and the Churches Co-operative Credit Union (now First Heritage Cooperative Credit Union). She served as Chairman of the JaCSA Board from (2003-2014). She has successfully facilitated strategic retreats and processes and has developed several Managers, Supervisors/Leaders, Trainers, Facilitators, Customer Service and other Personnel.

For years she wrote on HRD issues in the Business section of the Daily Gleaner. She has worked in several islands in the Caribbean and has led proactively, the gamut of Human Resource Projects in several organisations. She has facilitated sessions in Floridafor the Institute of Organisation Development and has been a presenter at their International Conference. She is a Certified Organisation Development Consultant and has given several motivational talks. She spent many years as a volunteer and also served for years on the Council of the Association for Children who were mentally challenged now Jamaica Association on Intellectual Disabilities (JAID). She is committed to works of Mercy and is a Mercy Associate. Ilsa enjoys having the opportunity to serve. She considers her work to be “worship.” She is very family oriented, enjoys gardening and is passionate about national development.


Alicia Aiken-Goss, CARICODE

Alicia Aiken-Goss is a Certified Trainer (Learning and Development), Motivational Speaker, Lecture, Behaviour Change Specialist, and Sunday School Teacher.

She holds degrees from the Florida International University (BSc. Hospitality Management) and from the University of the West Indies (MA. Communication for Social and Behaviour Change).

Mrs. Aiken-Goss also served as an adjunct Instructor/Lecturer at Colborne College. She has designed and facilitated several workshops for Air Jamaica (now Caribbean Airlines), Berger Paints, Shields Negril Villas & Petrojam Limited. She has been awarded for Outstanding PTA service – Junior World Learning Centre from 2011-2012. She is currently the Vice President for Petrojam’s Community Outreach Committee from 2011, and is also an Associate with CARICODE USA; facilitator in training programs.

She has served oh committees such as Bromptom West Apartment Strata, Human Resource Management Association of Jamaica (HRMAJ) Conference 36.

She has successfully facilitated strategic retreats and processes and has Co facilitate sessions in Florida USA, for the Institute of Organization Development in partnership with CARICODE.

She is a committed Christian, very family oriented enjoys decorating & making floral arrangements, and is passionate about national development.