ABOUT ASC

MISSION

ASC helps individuals and institutions reach their DEIB goals by expanding their capacity for growth and development and by providing a human approach to organizational and leadership development and change management.

SENIOR TEAM

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BRIAN
COO AND PRINCIPAL ADVISOR

As an operations guru, I've served several organizations in senior management capacities. I enjoy meeting our clients and helping them articulate their organizational goals and coordinate their efforts toward becoming productive, efficient, and competitive. I create strategic plans, communication processes, and visually appealing products that set our clients apart from their competition. I am the chief executive and operating officer for ASC® and work to ensure our clients have optimal experiences on multiple platforms. I am also the owner of ASC's Green Bean®, the elevated food service experience and The Harlem Trucking Company®, a freight and logistics brokerage dedicated to the safe, efficient delivery of goods.

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ADELL
CONTENT EDITOR

As ASC's managing text editor and writer, I aid in the development of purposeful, powerful messaging that speaks to intended audiences. I've had the pleasure of editing textbooks, organizational policies, mass-produced publications, scholarly journals, and magazine articles. I've served as an educational business administrator and trainer for over 15 years and have more than 35 years of non-profit leadership experience. I have a degree in Organizational Leadership and am a Society for Human Resource Management–Senior Certified Professional (SHRM–SCP).

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JAMES
LEAD ILLUSTRATOR

I am THE solution for stunning illustrations. I enjoy helping clients realize characters they've envisioned and bringing their publications to life. I specialize in pen and ink illustrations and my process includes digitizing images for easy print or electronic media and animation. I am the proud illustrator of all ASC publications and we continue to develop stories and artwork that resonate with readers everywhere.

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DAVID
DEI EDUCATION CONSULTANT

I am ASC chief educational advisor and help ensure sound, research-based methods are at the forefront of training and coaching practices. As an experienced SEL advisor and high school principal, I enjoy modeling the development of positive relationships with students and families. I'm also an award-winning science instructor with proven classroom success, imparting culturally responsive teaching strategies in each lesson. I have a master's of education and an educational specialist degree. I am also the proud owner of LAPS, an organization dedicated to training promising student-athletes and improving their individual athletic performances. 

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HEATHER
CEO AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT

As a communications executive with more than 20 years of experience, I provided brand management, business development consulting, creative and executive writing, design, and publishing services. Later, I decided to combine these skills with my passion for progressive leadership, education, and content development; and for more than 10 years, I have created organizational development (OD) and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) systems, policies, training curriculum and materials that are used in corporations and districts across the country. Most recently, ASC® introduced an emergent initiative that provides equity education–the Social Justice Collaborative®. I hold a master's and doctorate degree in education and leadership and I enjoy providing solutions for more inclusive working and learning environments. I am an Intercultural Diversity Inventory (IDI) licensed coach, a certified Restorative Practices® trainer, and Critical Friends Protocol facilitator.

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KRISTEN
CONTENT EDITOR AND
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTANT

I'm pleased to work with ASC as an associate editor and writer. I enjoy creating text that inspires consumers to act. As a seasoned writer and editor, I've had the pleasure of serving nationally-recognized publications. I'm also an educator and social services and licensed mental health expert and I infuse my knowledge mental health professional in my creative work. I'm also a professional calligrapher (Kalligraphy by Kristen) and enjoy inking custom communications and products for any occasion.

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NICOLE
BUSINESS MANAGER

I am ASC's business manager and executive assistant to the CEO. I help address client needs and assist in developing realistic, yet rigorous goals as we collaboratively plan for the future. I have over a decade of non-profit marketing experience, serving as a marketing manager and the managing editor of a major regional publication. I'm also a secondary educator, and enjoy combining creativity, scholarship, and relationship-building.   

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KRISTIN
LEAD EDUCATION CONSULTANT

I am thrilled to be working with ASC as the lead education consultant. With 30 years of experience in higher education, I've had the opportunity to serve as a community college faculty member, division chair, academic dean, and chief academic officer, as well as serving as a research faculty member with three universities, including Tennessee State University. I have published over 2 dozen scholarly journal articles and chapters, including publishing in the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of College and University Law, Community College Journal of Research & Practice, and Qualitative Inquiry. I also worked as a Fulbright research scholar at the University of Limpopo in South Africa conducting a 3-year project on democracy and education. I have extensive experience serving on institutional committees including academic assessment, promotion, curriculum, retention, budgeting, and financial aid. I hold an undergraduate degree in accounting from Baylor University, a master’s degree is in literature from Truman University, and a doctorate is in educational policy analysis from the University of Missouri Columbia. 

ASC RESOURCES

ASC is honored to have access to leading professionals and resources in various industries. When applicable, ASC collaborates with other experienced professionals to deliver optimal results for those we serve. We responsibly do what it takes to get the job done...every time.

JUNIOR TEAM

SANDERS, JR.®

Our favorite creatives, keep us on our toes! These Jr-preneurs, continue to inspire us to develop ideas and turn them into consumable content, products or services. They certainly inspire us to do our best work!