Our Team

Introducing Jean. Jean partners with clients on leadership and organizational development, talent management, strategic planning, board governance and culture change engagements. A seasoned executive coach and action learning facilitator, she has successfully guided leaders and managers in improving leadership and management competencies and developing high performing organizations. Jean oversees practice development, thought leadership, and continuous learning efforts.

Here’s what you need to know. Jean has been working in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. Before joining CRE, she led an independent consulting practice, AcXEL International, Ltd., was Vice President and Director of Corporate Training and Executive Development at Deutsche Bank, and was Human Resources Manager for an international division at JPMorganChase. Her national and international experience provides her with a cross-cultural perspective on organizational change. She has served on the Board of the United Way of NYC, chaired the Board of the Asian American Federation, co-founded and chaired the Board of FAHSI (Filipino American Human Services Inc.), and sat on the Board of APICHA (Asian Pacific Islander Coalition for HIV-AIDS). Jean is certified in the Clark Wilson Group: 360° Feedback Surveys, the Hogan Personality Assessment Inventory, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and Action Learning facilitation, and trained in the Enneagram Personality Inventory. She has a Ph.D in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, an M.A. in Social Psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a B.A. in Psychology and Journalism from St. Joseph’s College, Manila, Philippines.

Jean is very active outside of work. Jean volunteers as an instructor at Peace Corps training in Stanford University and supports home construction for impoverished towns in the Philippines. She has been awarded the Fulbright scholar, the “Outstanding Women Awards” given by the State of New York on Women’s Heritage Month, the Community Leadership Award from APICHA, the Community Leadership Award from Asian Women in Business, and the Leadership award from Philippine American Junior Chamber of Commerce. She was the lead author of a recent book Meeting the Challenges of Nonprofit Leaders; What Makes a Difference in Leadership Development? A View from the Field (published in The Nonprofit Quarterly, Winter 2009), and authored Peak Performance: Nonprofit Leaders Rate Highest in 360-Degree Reviews (published in The Nonprofit Quarterly, Winter 2007), and The Courage to Pause: Lessons Learned from CRE’s Leadership Caucus.

Psst, learn some more. Jean is an avid amateur gardener, loves art, the theatre and international travel, and happy to compete for fun in a scrabble game.