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Congratulations to the Graduates of Building Cultural Competence Class 9

26 leaders from different career stages and a variety of organizations in the Cincinnati region graduated from Class 9 of Building Cultural Competence on November 30. 

Building Cultural Competence, presented by Ohio National Financial Services and supported by E.W. Scripps Company, is a six-session program helps participants develop the necessary skills to build bridges across cultural, political, and social differences.

“Building Cultural Competence is about equipping leaders with the skills required to embrace differences and champion change in their organizations and communities.” said Devona Stripling, Women Excel Program Manager at the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber. “Being a change agent who can lead a cultural shift starts with understanding yourself – including your biases – and is driven by understanding others. Deepening these understandings enables you to turn awareness into action.”

Over the course of the program, topics covered include:

  • Skill building for cultural competence from awareness to knowledge to skills
  • The impact of our emotions (EQ) on how we relate to and deal with differences
  • The impact of moral foundations on decision making
  • The neuroscience of bias and strategies to mitigate bias
  • SMART goals with a focus on action planning designed to create system change and impact

Meet the graduates of Building Cultural Competence Class 9:

  • Michael Barbetta, Senior Director of Revenue Strategy, EW Scripps
  • Jennifer Chubinski, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Director, Health Services Administration, Xavier University
  • Meili Clark, Manger, Creative and Digital Content, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Ray Gargano, Vice President, Community Investments, ArtsWave
  • Kathy Good, Sr. Director, Clinical Lab Operations, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Amanda Gratsch, Web Services Lead, Mount St. Joseph University
  • Andy Hargis, Vice President Investment Account, Ohio National Financial Services
  • Anthony Harris, 2nd VP Compliance, Ohio National Financial Services
  • Tiana Henry, Senior Community Partnerships Manager, WCPO 9
  • Scot Herrmann, Head of Operations Control, Fidelity Investments
  • Kathy Hildreth, School Counselor, Notre Dame Academy
  • Kevin Horn, Chief of Staff, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jamie Horn, Director of Marketing, Shareholder/Principal, Johnson Investment Counsel
  • Christy Irwin, Manager, Team Lead Client Services, Fidelity Investments
  • Setenay Kara, Lead Quality Improvement Specialist, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Viki Kerek, Director, Talent Acquisition, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Charisse Lawrence, Director of Guest Experience, Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Fern Linziger, Director, Exhibition Design, Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Anne Mescher, Clinical Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Jim Rodarte, Executive Director, Level Up Cincinnati
  • Andy Schwieter, Director, Language Access Services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Rebecca Setzer, Sales Support Manager, Total Quality Logistics
  • William Stamm, Science Department Chair/Teacher, Notre Dame Academy
  • Brian Wildman, Sr. Business Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Ryan Wynett, Manager, Implicit Bias Initiatives, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
  • Shannon Yung, Director of Community Engagement, Found Village

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