Building Cultural Intelligence in Inclusive Workplaces
Building Cultural Intelligence in Inclusive Workplaces

Our Team

Global Learning and Diversity Partners colleagues are highly-educated, experienced and dedicated to the success of  your organization.

Rosa M Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, CDM

President and CEO


Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, CDM is the former NYC Health + Hospitals, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer.  The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlus Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. 


Dr. Colon-Kolacko is the president and founder of Global Learning and Diversity Partners, LLC, a consulting services organization that focuses on implementing human capital and diversity strategies to build inclusive and learning organizations. She also co-founded Health Innovation Globally, LLC. to provide multi-cultural consulting services to support organizations globally to introduce to new markets innovative telemedicine products to improve healthcare access and build healthy communities.   For most of the past decade, she served Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, as Senior Vice President of its Learning Institute and Chief Diversity Officer. Earlier in her career she worked at Bristol Myers-Squibb and, before that, SmithKline Beecham (since renamed GlaxoSmithKline), leading change and talent management functions in Asia, Europe, and North America, including Puerto Rico.

She has over 20 years’ experience in global pharmaceuticals, Academia and Non-Profit highly successful at demonstrating business results leveraging technology.

Rosa holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Change from Benedictine University, a MBA from Henley Business School, University of Reading England, a post-graduate Marketing Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, London, and a Certificate in Diversity Management (CDM) from Georgetown University and the AHA Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management.  She is a researcher and has held Academic positions as Professor of Professional Practice at Bowling Green State University, adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, University of Delaware and most recent appointment at Jefferson, University of Philadelphia. 

John Evans, Culture and Strategy Counsel



John Evans is a highly experienced non-executive chairman, director and board advisor, helping to improve skills and capabilities with a focus on strategy, board performance, governance, risk and M&A integration.

He brings experience and proven skills to all organization levels, facilitating learning, for leadership, team development, coaching, organization design and managing large scale enterprise change and culture management projects.


Previously an executive and consultant with nationals and multinationals in the Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Technology, Consumer Goods, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Advertising and Consumer Research sectors, amongst others, for over three decades.


He currently serves as the Chair and Trustee of a voluntary and community organization specializing in youth and adult mental health services and counseling. John was until recently a stakeholder Governor at a leading UK NHS Foundation Trust Acute Hospital Group which during this time was named the hospital of the year winner in the Dr Foster Hospital Guide for 2013. It also received the NHS Board and Governing Body of the Year in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) 2013 Leadership Recognition Awards. At its last assessment the Care Quality Commission rated it as Outstanding in 2014.He served as a Member of the Governance; Stakeholder Engagement; and Patient Experience Committees.


As a Board Member he co-produced the joint strategy (NHS and Social Services) that provided a plan 2012 to 2017 for the delivery of an Adult Mental Health Services commissioning strategy across Hampshire. The deployment of the Recovery Approach, Personalisation and specific developments within the range of its services and a focus on outcomes, has made a considerable difference to previous practice.


He was the founding Chairman at the Frimley Health and Wellbeing Centre where he lead the creation and development of  a strong joint working and partnership body and service specification to provide mental health services.. The service became the benchmark for the roll out of other Health and Wellbeing centres across the Region.  It was the NHS South of England Regional winner of Best Health Award Success in Partnership Working.


John holds graduate and post graduate qualifications and is a certified, Psychotherapist, BPS Certified Psychometrician, a Master Coach, and a certified practitioner and trainer of Herrmann International and the HBDI Whole Brain Thinking survey.

Terri Hartwell Easter

Speaker and Principal Consultant  

Terri is regularly asked to speak to human resource and recruiting executives about her unique knowledge. She’s presented at the SHRM National Diversity & Inclusion Conference, the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Conference, the American Bar Association National Conference and the Delaware Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (DE SHRM). Terri shares her insight on a variety of topics, including:

  • Diversity & Inclusion: Moving Beyond the Numbers
  • The Leadership Deficit: Impact and Opportunities for Diverse Mangers and Leaders
  • Raising Your Bottom Line by Using New Tools to Build Diverse Talent
  • Managing a Multi-Disciplinary Team
  • Measuring the Effectiveness of Human Resources Initiatives
  • New Strategies for Law Firm Revenues

She is a graduate of Southeastern University, with graduate coursework in business administration from Howard and Harvard Universities and specialized training in business process re-engineering and service quality management from the Disney Institute and Stanford University. She is a former trustee of Southeastern University, and former chair of the Human Resources Section of the Association of Legal Administrations (Capital Chapter).


Cindi Ramirez Ryan

Principal Consultant  


Cyndi is a human resources and diversity management executive with over 18 years of experience in leading people strategy solutions in health care, medical device, insurance and financial industries. Today, Cyndi serves as President & Principal Consultant of Más Talent, a human resources firm, focusing on organizational effectiveness, talent management and diversity management solutions.


Her most recent experience included her role as Vice President Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer for Baylor Scott & White Health in Dallas, Texas, where she led organizational & people capability strategies throughout the integrated system. In that role, Cyndi oversaw a team responsible for organizational effectiveness, employee engagement, change management, M&A cultural integration, talent management, succession planning, learning & development, and diversity management. In addition to her other many accomplishments, Cyndi was instrumental in leading the redesign of the human resources centers of excellence, merger and integration activities and building the system’s 1st diversity management initiatives.


In 2011, the Texas Diversity Council named Cyndi as one of the Most Powerful & Influential Women in Texas and Baylor Health Care System was awarded the Corporate Leadership DiversityFIRST Award.


Prior to joining Baylor, Cyndi held the position of a Field HR Leader at Philips Medical Systems and was Regional Human Resources Manager at GEICO Direct Insurance.


She holds an MBA in Human Resource Management from the University of Dallas and a BBA from Texas Woman’s University. Ms. Ryan is fluent in English and Spanish and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources. She is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, the Dallas Human Resources Management Association, the American Leadership Council – Institute for Diversity in Health Management, Dallas- Fort Worth Healthcare Human Resources Association, Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives and an advisory board member of the Latino Leadership Initiative at SMU Cox School of Business.

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Latina Empowerment Workhops 2018 Chicago, Delaware and Philadelphia 

 We are excited to   announce that this year we designed workshops to empower multi-cultural women in different states and learn the following: Be Empowered and Empower/Mentor others around, to be culturally aware we need to understand culture of others and Don't feel bad to allocater time to pursue education to care of You First to enable to Care for Others. 






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