Executive Board

Nancy Zentis

Nancy Zentis, PhD, ODCC

Dr. Nancy Zentis is the founder and CEO of Institute of Organizational Development, offering OD Certification Programs in Organization Development, Leadership Development, Talent Management, and Executive Coaching. As a Global leader in the field of OD, Nancy is well-recognized for her accomplishments in the field of OD for over 30 years. Nancy holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Capella University, a Masters in Human Resource Development and Business Management from Central Michigan. She is a Member of International Coaching Federation, and certified as an Action Learning Coach, Denison 360, 20/20 Insight 360, DISC, Myers Briggs, and Emotional Intelligence.

Patricia Dammann, MS, ODCC

Patricia Dammann, MS, ODCC

Patricia (Patti) Dammann,MBA, MSHR, RN, is the VP of Programs and Operations for IOD,  has over 20 years of experience in OD and HR, working with individuals, management and teams to facilitate change and individual and organizational growth. She has worked with a variety of industries including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, transportation, manufacturing, government, engineering, information technology. Patricia holds a Masters of Science in Human Resources and a Masters of Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator and Assessor (International Association of Facilitators).

Ragland Thomas, MS, ODCC

Ragland Thomas, MS, ODCC

Ragland is currently serving as Vice President for Global Organization Development & Strategy with IOD and is responsible for Global corporate accounts, memberships and partners. He is also the Partner for Institute of Organization Development in Asia Pacific (Excluding Middle East) and will offer classroom certification programs and consulting to clients in this region.  He also facilitates Executive Coaching(ECCP) and OD Certified Professional Program (ODCP). Ragland is a HR & OD Professional with experience in Consulting, Manufacturing, Information Technology, BPO & KPO & Shared Services Industry verticals. He has 21+ years of experience in delivering OD, HR Generalist & Specialist roles and has worked for organizations like Visteon, Rane, iGate, GE Capital, HSBC, Zenta, Amazon & Shell. He is a Certified OD Consultant and has completed the OD Certified Professional and the Certified OD Consultant certifications from the Institute of Organization Development, USA. He is a certified Executive Coach and is certified in the Marshal Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching.

Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, Ph.D

Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, Ph.D

Gabriel Gbiel Benarkuu, Ph.D, is the President of CCOD, Africa. He is a Community and Organisation Development Specialist with emphasis in Community Medicine, Organisational Development and Appreciative Leadership (A New Emerging Field). Gabriel has over 17 years of practice and has made significant contribution to the field of Organisation Development (OD), Appreciative Leadership Model (ALM) and as well as Organisational Retreat Model (GAB’s Retreat Model); a therapeutic model for people and system transformation. He made major contributions to Effectiveness of workplaces in Organisations in Africa especially in Civil Society (NGOs) and Private sector development. He has consulted to and worked with over 250 non-profit organizations in Africa, 155 Small and Medium-size private businesses and, have provided development services to over 40 Municipals/ Districts Assemblies in Ghana. Gabriel has also specialized in OD curriculum development and, the first African scholar to produce a Bachelor Degree in Organisational Development (BSc OD).

Ilsa H. duVerney

Ilsa H. duVerney

Ilsa H. duVerney a Certified Organisation Development Process Consultant is Founder/Chairman/CEO of Caribbean Centre for Organisation Development Excellence Limited (CARI-CODE). For twenty-five years she served as Managing Director of Productivity Plus Limited, a Jamaican Human Resource Development company which she started. She holds degrees from the University of the West Indies (BA 1985) Communication & Social Sciences and the University of Cincinnati (MA 1995) in collaboration with NTL-National Training Laboratories –Institute for Applied Behavioural Sciences, Psychology and Human Resources Development. She has been an adjunct University Lecturer and is a trained trainer through the Industrial Society (England) and Training House (USA).  She is a Certified Work Team Coach and is trained in Extended DISC behavioral assessments. She has designed and facilitated several workshops in the Caribbean region. for educators, trainers, managers and line personnel and she has led the gamut of Human Resource Projects.  A recipient of prestigious awards, She has served on several Boards/Councils and for years she wrote on HRD issues in the Business section of Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner (newspaper). She is a Justice of the Peace.