Michael Y. Brenner, Ed.D.
Founder & President, Right Chord Leadership
International leadership consultant & executive coach
Brenner is an international executive leadership consultant specializing in helping leaders at all levels strengthen the essential skills needed to achieve great performance. He combines in-depth knowledge of adult learning methods and leadership theory with a keen understanding of contemporary business challenges. With extensive experience designing and implementing solutions, his methods foster self-awareness, innovation and collaboration.
Brenner received his doctorate from Columbia University and has published in the Association for Talent Development's TD magazine and Leader to Leader Journal. Brenner teaches Organizational Behavior in the program.
Joseph Bucci, Ed.D.
Principal, Accenture, Inc., a global consulting firm
With experience in senior level human resources/organizational development, Bucci has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors including Wells Fargo, Aetna, Macy’s, American Red Cross and Bryn Mawr College. Bucci currently works as Principal for Accenture, Inc., a global consulting firm, in their human capital strategy group, where he focuses on employee engagement, organizational development, diversity/inclusion initiatives and change management.
Bucci obtained his Ed.D. in Adult Education from Widener University. He teaches Organizational Behavior for the department.
Richard J. Farrelly, M.S.
Independent consultant for non-profit and financial services organizations
Farrelly, with prior corporate leadership experience at both The Vanguard Group and General Electric Financial Services, has taught leadership at Vanguard University during his tenure there as an executive. Currently he provides consultant services on operational workflow assessments, process/controls enhancements, client/donor relationship management and strategy development.
Farrelly received his M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Farrelly teaches Strategic Management for the department.
Glenn J. Forte, Ed.D.
After an early retirement from the C-suite in a dynamic, multi-location organization, and after winning two U.S. pharmaceutical patents, Forte has now turned his attention to service in the field of education. He received his Ed.D. from George Washington University in Executive Leadership. Forte teaches Adult Human Development and Leadership & Ethics for the department.
Erica Gloss, M.S.
Gloss has worked as an executive coach and organizational consultant for over 14 years, providing effective change solutions using action-oriented executive coaching and organizational consulting methods. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Gloss holds both a master’s and a certificate in Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Applied Sciences. She teaches Organizational Behavior for the department.
Robert A. Isaacson, M.A.
Co-founder of Full Circle Solutions, an executive coaching and consulting company
Isaacson, co-founder of Full Circle Solutions, has over 30 years of experience with C-suite officers, corporate executives, management teams, former military officers, and business owners, helping them to be more effective. His work reflects a deep understanding of facilitating personal and organizational change.
Isaacson holds a master’s degree in Management and Administration from Antioch College, and a master’s in Clinical Social Work from Bryn Mawr College. He is a certified coach with the International Coach Federation. Isaacson teaches Leadership & Ethics for the department.
Robert J. McNeil, M.Ed.
Independent organizational consultant
McNeil has extensive corporate consulting experience, working in the field since 1987. He has worked with clients such as Exelon, Starbucks, Cigna, Shared Medical Systems, and Astra Merck, and he currently works with Nike and its affiliates, Converse and Cole Hahn. McNeil engages his clients to build high-performance organizations while executing their business strategy. He developed a business strategy model he employs in combination with a unique approach to executive team-building. He also has developed a full-participation methodology using a proprietary software known as “The Hive” to generate full engagement, alignment, and commitment in large groups.
McNeil holds an M.Ed. from Temple University in Group Process and Organizational Development. McNeil teaches Interpersonal & Group Relations and Leading Teams & Facilitating Change for the department.
Susan Petrocelli, M.A.
Co-Founder of North Winds Leadership Partners
Petrocelli is an entrepreneur, consultant and coach to individuals and organizations. A partner in North Winds Leadership Partners, she works with corporate clients in the education, legal, retail and health care industries. She has over 18 years of experience as a sales and marketing executive, including C-suite positions at Eclipsys Corporation and Shared Medical Systems.
Petrocelli received her M.A. in Organization Leadership from Immaculata University. She teaches Leadership & Ethics for the department.
Debbie Romano, M.A.
Director, Service Delivery, EMCOR, Inc.
As a performance-driven management professional with more than 20 years of achievement delivering significant improvements in customer service operations, Romano is committed to delivering superior customer service, enhancing the customer experience, and leading teams to exceed performance goals. Her expertise includes professional coaching, training and teaching, with an emphasis on tailoring curriculum to meet business and professional development needs.
Romano received her M.A. in Organization Leadership from Immaculata University. She teaches Leveraging Information Technology for the department.
Sam Talucci, D.Man., PCC
President, Talucci Consulting Group
Talucci, credentialed by International Coaching Federation, is a facilitator, educator, systems consultant, leadership coach and entrepreneur who helps individuals and groups identify the patterns that exist in their relationships. He believes patterns allow clients to examine current behaviors, make informed choices and move closer to realizing their purpose and vision. He is certified to administer and interpret the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator™, FIRO-B™, Thomas Kilman Conflict Indicator™, The Leadership Circle Profile ™ and Leadership Circle Culture Survey™.
Executives, line managers, project managers and individual contributors benefit from Talucci's ability to work with all the members of a group and the skillful way he brings them to focus on the target. Clients report a deep respect for his capacity to connect the theoretical with the practical and how he coaches them to put their newly acquired awareness into use every day. He is senior instructor for National Outdoor Leadership School and presently consults with GSK, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Department of Defense, Executive Coaching, NRG Energy, Google, Microsoft, Wharton, the U.S. Navy & Naval Academy, Philadelphia Magazine Publishing Group, and Boston Magazine Publishing Group.
Talucci holds a master’s degree in Coaching and Consulting in Organizations from the Leadership Institute of Seattle/Bastyr University. He also received a graduate certificate in the art and practice of leadership development from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He holds a Doctor of Management from the University of Hertfordshire Business School at the Complexity and Management Center. He teaches Leadership & Ethics for the department.