Our Team Members and Associate Firms

Debbie King, SPHR, RCC
Debbie King, SPHR, RCCCEO and HR/OD Consultant
Debbie founded EMI in 1994, as a result of her passion to assist business leaders navigating their organizations through change. Her energy and holistic approach for aligning people and processes has resulted in successful projects with organizations in a variety of industries, including the federal government.   
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Stephen King, P.E., PMP
Stephen King, P.E., PMPChief Operations Officer
Stephen is a professional engineer and certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has managed large-scale projects in local, state, and federal government, as well as the private sector, for more than 25 years. He is focused on program management, project delivery, schedule, and budget, and contract and financial management.
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Hester Darcy, MSOD
Hester Darcy, MSODDirector of OD and Training
Hester has almost 20 years of experience in organization development. Her career began in education, when she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya teaching HIV/AIDS prevention. She next worked for a legal services corporation, building both a knowledge management system and training curriculum for its global workforce.
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Dorris Hollingsworth, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Dorris Hollingsworth, SPHR, SHRM-SCPDirector of People Management and Sr. HR Consultant
Dorris is an experienced HR leader and talent executive, with a focus on engaging and developing talent to drive business results. She approaches client needs with a view to employing the correct practice for their needs.
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Danielle Bragg, MSIO
Danielle Bragg, MSIOConsulting Analyst
Danielle is an Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology practitioner with a background in career services and human resource management, and advanced training in the application of psychological principles to improve workplace processes.
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Ali W. Palmer
Ali W. PalmerVice President of Operations
Ali has a professional career that spans multiple decades and includes a diversity of private, non-profit, higher education, military, and government experiences. A West Point graduate, Ali spent 10 years as an Airborne Ranger, Engineer, company commander, and General’s Aide with multiple deployments. He has a Harvard MBA and over 23 years’ experience in organizational leadership and training development both in the federal service/military and private sectors.
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Geralyn Smith, PHR, MS
Geralyn Smith, PHR, MSSr. HR Consultant
Geralyn is a Certified Professional in Human Resources with over 25 years of Human Resources experience to include Leadership Training and Development. She provides competency-based training, soft skills facilitation, and other HR-related training to company leaders.
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Lea O'Brien
Lea O'BrienSr. Instructional Designer
Lea is an enthusiastic and passionate Project Manager and Senior Instructional Designer that focuses on driving successful projects in the private sector and the government sector. She approaches learning projects with excitement, always keeping the learner in mind, while considering today’s interactive training opportunities.
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Nancy Corkle, M.Ed., MCC
Nancy Corkle, M.Ed., MCCExecutive Coach
Credentialed through the International Coach Federation, Nancy is a Master Certified Coach who coaches leaders in several industries, including health care, airlines, pharmaceuticals, financial services, government, and not-for-profit organizations.
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Alysin Foster
Alysin FosterHR and OD Consultant
Alysin, certified in Strategic Planning, specializes in organizational strategic planning, implementation, and helping clients manage the resultant change. She is a results-oriented consultant and trusted advisor to executives and their senior management teams on organizational and business strategies.
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Frank Foster, MBA, CPM
Frank Foster, MBA, CPMHR and OD Consultant, Executive Coach
Frank is known for his well-developed skills and knowledge in community and organizational strategic planning, systems thinking, large-scale organizational change, organization development, and project management.
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Katherine Ryan
Katherine RyanSr. Instructional Designer
Katherine is an expert at designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a variety of training programs in both technical and nontechnical areas. One thing Katherine loves about her job is constantly learning about many different topics from experts in the field.
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Tamika Payne, PhD
Tamika Payne, PhDBusiness Consultant & Scientist
Tamika is a scientist with multi-discipline experience in academia, government (research and federal policy development), and industry. Tamika’s role with EMI allows her to marry her professional expertise to her passion for business and innovation.
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Joseph Sclafani, PhD, MBA, PCC
Joseph Sclafani, PhD, MBA, PCCExecutive Coach
Joseph has more than 30 years of domestic and international experience in strategic management, the planning and management of organizational change, and individual and group coaching. As a coach, his focus is on supporting the effective performance of individual leaders and groups.
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