2012 Speaker Bios

Leslie Lupinsky, MCC, CPCC, Leslie Lupinsky International

Keynote Speaker: Want to Flourish in your Career? Think like an Entrepreneur!
Facilitator, Workshop D: How to Develop a Powerful Professional Presence

Leslie Lupinsky, MCC, CPCC  holds the highest coaching designation of Master Certified Coach from The International Coach Federation and has provided  professional coaching and career consulting services for over a decade.  As an executive coach and career consultant, she has supported health care and public health professionals in their professional careers including clients from Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health Services, Alta Bates Hospital, U. C. Berkeley, Stanford University and Right Management Consultants.

Ms. Lupinsky is also a highly trained and popular speaker who inspires audiences to live their dreams, rather than settling. She is a licensed Speaking Circles Facilitator and uses these skills to help people enhance their professional presence at work. Ms. Lupinsky is also is a senior faculty member of the Coaches Training Institute and has facilitated workshops for over 3000 participants.  She has led workshops and tele-classes for numerous prominent universities and training institutes including Duquesne University, Leadership That Works, and CRR Global.

She holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and an advanced degree in Education from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the co-author of The Inspired Business Approach, a required textbook for numerous coach training schools. She is the co-president of a large international business development company, Inspired On Demand, which providesvirtual and in-persontraining programs for professionals who want to grow and prosper in their careers.


Julie M. Brown, M.B.A, M.P.H, Principal, Julie M. Brown & Associates

Facilitator, Workshop B: Transitioning into a Management Role - People or Projects

A respected manager for more than 30 years, Julie Brown uses her expertise as a former hospital CEO to help clients create productive work environments and develop high performing leaders.  She possesses a solid understanding of business challenges and needs (both in the for-profit and non-profit world); an affinity for action and results, and an unusual comfort with conflict and ambiguity. Her clients benefit from her business savvy, leadership development skills, willingness to allow processes to unfold, intuitive sense for identifying unspoken issues and knack for quickly and accurately sizing up a situation.

She is the Principal of Julie M. Brown and Associates, a management consulting firm established in 1997 and based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Julie is qualified to administer and interpret a number of leadership assessments, including the Myers-Briggs Type Inventory (Master Practitioner) and the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Inventory.  She has spoken internationally and nationally on her research regarding successful leadership, health care, women’s issues, emotional intelligence and personality type. She holds Master’s degrees in Business Administration and in Public Health and undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Social Welfare, all from the University of California, Berkeley.


Ellie Schindelman, M.P.H, Lecturer & Education Director, Center for Health Leadership, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Facilitator, Workshop B: Transitioning into a Management Role - People or Projects

Ellie Schindelman is a lecturer and Education Director for the Center for Health  Leadership at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Ellie directs the Leadership Fellows program, an 18 month leadership development program for School of Public Health graduate students and teaches classes on video, new media and public health leadership. In addition, Ellie coordinates the “isms” collaborative for building multi-culturally competent health organizations, the “Recent Alums” Initiative, the New Media Training Initiative for public health professionals, and facilitates a variety of training workshops for the School of Public Health and in the community.  Previously, Ellie was a management fellow at UCOP, a training and development specialist at UC Berkeley, and an organizational development consultant for both UC and non-profits.  Ellie holds a B.A. in Human Development from Cornell University and an M.P.H. from UC Berkeley. Outside the university, Ellie leads travel adventures.


Jeff Oxendine, MPH, MBA, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, UC Berkeley School of Public Health, President, Health Career Connection, President MyHealth Career Manager, Co-Director, California Health Workforce Alliance

Facilitator, Workshop A: Developing your Next Steps – What’s New and Emerging in Health Careers

Jeff has been a health executive, educator and consultant for 30 years. His passion and priority focus is helping people discover and realize their authentic health career and life goals. He does this through his roles at Berkeley as a faculty member and advisor and his leadership of the Centers for Public Health and Health Leadership. He has also empowered thousands of people to pursue health careers through his work with Health Career Connection, MyHealth Career Manager and his leadership of numerous statewide and regional health workforce coalitions. Through these roles he understands emerging health careers in all sectors, what it takes to be successful. He also a proven model and unique ability to help people connect to and succeed in the jobs and career paths that best suit them.


Richard J Barnes, M.A., MFTI

Facilitator, Workshop C: Working across Generations – When you are Younger or New to the Field

Richard J BarnesM.A., MFTI, is an outpatient therapist and intake supervisor at Fremont Psychiatric Adult and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Outpatient Program.  He has trained at USF, Stanford University's Post Masters Fellowship Program at Vaden's Health Services, and the City of San Francisco Department of Public Health EAP.  In addition to his clinical training in mental health, Richard has 8 years of experience as a businessman in sales & marketing for Pharmacia &Upjohn and Johnson & Johnson in the specialties of Women's Health Care and Psychotropic medications.  Richard is interested in learning, educating and facilitating community discussions that may help enhance the process of bridging the gap and better managing age related issues in the workplace today. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Sally Gelardin, Ed.D.

Facilitator, Workshop C:  Working across Generations – When you are Younger or New to the Field


Sally Gelardin, Ed.D. (International and Multicultural Education), NCC, DCC, JCTC, is an Adjunct Faculty and Adult Portfolio Evaluator, University of San Francisco; Publicist; and Author. Her focus is on life/work balance and aging issues.  Gelardin is author of The Mother-Daughter Relationship, Starting and

Growing a Business in the New Economy, and Career and Caregiving: Empowering the Shadow Workforce of Family Caregivers. She teaches and designs career courses and other continuing education training programs and has conducted over 150 live and recorded interviews with industry experts. Dr. Gelardin was president of the California Career Development Association and received CCDA's Robert Swan Lifetime Achievement Award. www.agesong.com and www.careerwell.org


Nader Robert Shabahangi, Ph.D.

Facilitator, Workshop C:  Working across Generations – When you are Younger or New to the Field


Nader Robert Shabahangi, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist, businessman, author, publisher, and advocate for marginalized groups of society.  He has led anticipatory bereavements groups for Coming Home Hospice; founded the Pacific Institute to train psychotherapists in a multicultural, humanistic approach to counseling and to provide affordable therapy services to the many diverse groups in San Francisco; and developed an innovative Gerontological Wellness Program to provide emotional and mental health care services for the elderly. In 1995, he started AgeSong to develop and operate assisted living communities. www.agesong.com and www.pacificinstitute.org


Janne Rochlin, Vice President of Program Delivery and Development, Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc.

Keynote Speaker: "Navigating Your Life and Career"

Janne Rochlin is Vice President of Program Delivery and Development at Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc., focusing on Organizational Development, Training, and Consulting.

She has 25 years experience in designing, developing, and delivering training in the areas of influence, negotiations, oral and written communication, coaching, team skills, and innovation. Before her association with Barnes & Conti, Ms. Rochlin was an account manager for a training and consulting company in which she provided training, consulting, and marketing services. Previously, she held a position in Management Development and Training at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company.

She has earned certifications in a number of programs focused on career development, communications, front line management, and supervisory skills, and trains all of Barnes & Conti programs. Ms. Rochlin also manages and conducts the Train-the-Trainer process for both internal and external trainers. She is a qualified practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, as well as a member of the American Society for Training and Development.

Ms. Rochlin received her degree from Sonoma State University in English with special studies in Management. She served as a teaching assistant in the Management Department tutoring students in organizational communications and technical writing. Some of her current clients include the CitiGroup, Cisco Systems, Kaiser Permanente, Walt Disney Company, Novartis, SwissRe, NovoNordisk, and the University of California. She resides in Petaluma, California.

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