THE ARGOSY TEAM
In addition to Richard Yocum, Managing Director, the Argosy Team is
composed of a group of diverse professionals whose talents represent
a broad range of executive consultation services. Biographical summaries
on these individuals are provided here.
Donna M. Alonso has more than 15 years of experience in operations management,
project management, organization development, and human resources and training.
She has worked with clients in the financial, insurance, and telecommunications
industries, including Prudential Financial, Bank Of America, and AT&T.
Clients recognize Donna most for facilitating small- to large-scale organizational
change, partnering and coaching leaders, and championing diversity initiatives.
Donna received her Masters degree in Organization Development from The American
Dina Boogaard, Ph.D., provides coaching,
consulting, training, and facilitation to a wide variety of public and
private sector leaders and organizations,
including Fortune 500 companies, federal government agencies, and international
service organizations. As a trainer and facilitator, she has worked
with both small and large groups, addressing everything from race and
diversity issues to strategic planning and organizational change initiatives.
Over the years, Dina has developed a specialty in cross-cultural communication
and team building.
She has an MA in Organizational Development and a doctorate in Human
and Organizational Systems from the Fielding Graduate University, from
which she was granted their Social Justice Award for collaborative work
with underprivileged children in Philadelphia.
Jeff Branch brings to Argosy
15 years of expertise in leadership development, management team building,
and work process
improvement. His distinctive management experience in health care and
financial services sectors has informed his style as a skilled consultant
and problem-solver. Both politically savvy and engaging as a facilitator,
Jeff applies process methodologies that deliver potent outcomes for a
breadth of organizational cultures and issues. His fortes include creating
highly-effective internal partnerships that improve culture change and
leadership effectiveness in business as well as in public service environments.
Jeff has established a successful track record in his employment at
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, both
in Pennsylvania. He holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership
from Philadelphia Biblical University and is a doctoral candidate in
Education Leadership at Widener University.
Melinda Ostermeyer is a conflict management and organization development
consultant, specializing in coaching leaders and groups, facilitating
large and small group decision-making processes, mediating a variety
of disputes, designing conflict management systems, and training professionals
in collaborative decision-making techniques. She has twelve years of
senior managerial experience, an advanced degree in Organization Development
from Johns Hopkins University, and a coaching certification from Georgetown