Speaker Highlights

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Andy Lee

Chief Mindfulness Officer, Aetna

Andy Lee is Chief Mindfulness Officer at Aetna Inc. In this role, he seeks to create a deeply rooted, mindful culture at Aetna, where he has led the development of numerous internal programs. He is also helping to build an industry-leading product portfolio to bring the benefits of mindfulness to Aetna’s millions of health insurance customers.

Andy is a recognized expert in bringing the benefits of mindfulness to organizations. He has been teaching mindfulness in
companies since 2010. He also teaches the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program in his community.

Before focusing on mindfulness, Andy had a career in human resources. He held senior talent management roles at Capital One, Viacom, and Merrill Lynch. He has an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and was trained as a
mindfulness teacher at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Kelly Jones

Senior Vice President, National Higher Education Practice Leader, Sibson

Mr. Jones joined the Cleveland office of The Segal Company, the parent company of Sibson Consulting in April of 2001. In 2002 he was named Sibson’s Higher Education Practice Leader. He is primarily involved with the development and maintenance of key client relationships within the higher education arena. Mr. Jones has been actively involved in helping HR leaders in higher education transform themselves and their departments into strategic partners on campus. He is a lead member of Segal/Sibson’s Total Rewards Strategy team and has a background in managed healthcare and pharmacy benefit management.

Mr. Jones has over 30 years of experience in all phases of employee benefits, managed health care and pharmacy management. He has advised clients in plan design, funding, administration, disease management and employee communications. He is a mentor to college and university leaders and helps institutions with their strategic initiatives. His current experience also includes serving as Sibson’s National Liaison for the College and University Professionals Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). Mr. Jones is also a Past Chair of the CUPA-HR Corporate Advisory Council. Mr. Jones earned his B.A. in English and Political Science from Miami University in Oxford, OH.

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Catherine Lilly, MSW

Senior Consultant, National Higher Education Leadership Team, Sibson

Ms. Lilly has 30 years’ experience contributing to increased organization, workforce and leader effectiveness in higher education. She has served primarily in senior roles as executive team member, internal consultant, senior advisor and executive coach to multiple executive vice presidents, deans, provosts and other academic and administrative senior leaders.

Ms. Lilly joined our Sibson Higher Education consulting team in 2017, having most recently served the University of Michigan as the Senior Adviser to several Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officers and Lead Facilitator for the President’s institution-wide Diversity Equity and Inclusion Strategic Planning Process. She brings a deep background in strategic planning, leadership effectiveness, talent management, organization assessment and design, and diversity and inclusion.

Ms. Lilly received a Bachelors of General Studies and a Masters of Social Work with a specialization in the study of organizations from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. She is ABD for a PhD in Higher Education Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. She is also a certified Linkage Executive Coach, a qualified MBTI administrator, a graduate of the Lippit/Dannemiller Planned Change Internship program, and a certified instructor of Crucial Conversations/Crucial Accountability.

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Mike Rask

Senior Vice President National Practice Leader for Higher Education, Aon

Mike Rask is a senior vice president with Aon and is based in their Seattle office. He has more than 30 years of experience in employee benefits and work/life programs. Since joining Aon Hewitt in 1990, he has worked with employers in a variety of industries, including professional services, government, health care, higher education, technology, manufacturing and social services. Mike also serves as Aon’s National Practice Leader for Higher Education coordinating our human capital solutions and consulting services to colleges and universities throughout the U.S. He serves on CUPA HR’s National Corporate Advisory Council in support of their organization’s national, regional and chapter leadership across the U.S.

A frequent speaker, Mike has presented to a variety of organizations including AJCU, WSHHRA, STRIMA, Western Pension & Benefits Conference, CUPA-HR, and the Pacific Consortium (PACCON) of West Coast Small College Business Officers. Mike has also provided industry insights as a guest analyst of National Public Radio.

He is a graduate of Eastern Washington University and has also completed a post graduate program through the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois.

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Brian Buck

Brian has a B.A. degree in History and Geography from Wittenberg University.

Principal, Mercer

Brian Buck is a Principal with Mercer in the HR Transformation practice based in the Chicago office. Brian has more than 25 years of professional experience focused on leveraging technology to measurably improve the HR Function’s operational efficiency, effectiveness and service delivery capabilities.  His experience includes:

  • Assessing HR function effectiveness and costs.
  • Conducting HR service delivery assessments and operational reviews to identify and implement operational efficiency and customer experience improvement opportunities.
  • Developing HR function sizing and cost models to achieve cost reduction targets and improve operational performance.
  • Managing Human Capital Management (HCM) technology strategy, evaluation, selection and implementation engagements.
  • Managing large HR outsourcing engagements through all phases, including: discovery, requirements definition, system specifications, systems development and configuration, implementation and ongoing service delivery.
  • Leading process redesign workshops and process training sessions for HR functional areas.
  • Facilitating focus groups with employees, managers and leadership.
  • Developing change management strategies to ensure success of initiatives.
  • Designing and managing the implementation of employee and manager self-service for human resources applications.
  • Negotiation of HR technology service provider/outsourcing Service Level Agreements (SLAs), contract terms and conditions with client’s and their third party partner.
  • Assisting clients with HR organization structure, technology and process changes related to merger, acquisition and divestiture activity.
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Mark Saine

Mark has also earned certification from the Hudson Institute of Coaching, is certified to administer the Leadership Circle Profile and Leadership Culture Survey, and is a Social Style Master Trainer. Additionally, he holds certifications to train numerous courses including: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Situational Leadership, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Leadership Challenge, Crucial Conversations and Crucial Confrontations.

Senior Director, Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA

Mark Saine is the Senior Director of Client Leadership Development at TIAA. Mark supports our clients by helping them to build leaders internally that are prepared to take on increasingly complex roles and to manage the demands of a rapidly changing environment. He provides leadership development services including workshops, retreats, consultation and coaching.

In his previous role at TIAA, Mark initiated and oversaw corporate-wide leadership and executive development initiatives such as leadership transitions training, top talent programs, mentoring programs, and coaching engagements. Mark’s gift for creating relevant and engaging programs created momentum for leadership development inside TIAA that engaged leaders at all levels in the organization.

He has worked for TIAA for more than 19 years, joining the organization as an internal training consultant. Mark began his career in higher education as a director of career services. In that role he found his passion for adult education and leadership development. Since joining TIAA, Mark has managed the learning and leadership development of our Asset Management group and eventually expanded his reach to encompass the enterprise-wide leadership development efforts. Mark holds a bachelor’s degree from Anderson University (Indiana), a master’s in student personnel from Ball State University (Indiana), and a master’s in organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University (New York).


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Michael Bertoncini

Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Michael R. Bertoncini is a Principal in the Boston, Massachusetts, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He practices labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on labor relations, employment law counseling and litigation, and data privacy and security law. In labor relations matters, he regularly counsels clients on the practice of positive employee relations, negotiates collective bargaining agreements on behalf of organized clients, represents clients in labor arbitrations and National Labor Relations Board proceedings, and counsels clients with respect to rights and obligations under collective bargaining agreements and applicable labor and employment laws. He also has extensive experience in advising organizations responding to corporate campaigns and negotiating neutrality agreements.

Mr. Bertoncini’s privacy and data security practice focuses on advising clients on complying with HIPAA and other state and federal privacy and data security laws. He regularly reviews and develops policies and procedures, written information security plans and integrated compliance programs to assist clients in meeting their obligations under privacy and data security laws. Mr. Bertoncini has represented clients in investigations of alleged data breaches and advises them on their reporting obligations in the event of a data breach. He also conducts workplace training programs on HIPAA compliance and related privacy and data security topics.


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Monica H. Khetarpal, J.D.

Principal, Jackson Lewis P.C.

Monica H. Khetarpal is a Principal in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her litigation experience includes cases involving claims for discrimination, harassment, wage and hour violations, FMLA violations, disability discrimination and requests for accommodation in both single plaintiff and class action matters. She regularly handles matters at all levels, from administrative agencies to appeals in both state and federal courts.

Ms. Khetarpal focuses a significant portion of her practice on representing higher education clients
and serves as co-lead of Jackson Lewis’ Higher Education Industry Group. She has experience
defending denial of tenure cases, providing advice and counsel regarding high profile faculty and student matters, revising strategic policies and procedures, and conducting internal investigations. She has expertise in managing the student, faculty, and media issues unique to the higher education setting.

Ms. Khetarpal is the founder of the Chicago office’s Higher Education Group. The group focuses on solving workplace law and other civil rights challenges facing higher education institutions. It represents both public and private universities in a range of matters including tenure cases, Title IX claims, strategic investigations, student claims, constitutional and state statutory issues and traditional labor matters.

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Michelle Clements

Vice President of Human Resources, Seattle University

Michelle Clements is a senior human resources executive with a mission to unleash both organizational and human potential - bringing a diversity of thoughts, skills, and experiences that make an institution stronger while enriching lives. She was the Senior Vice President of HR for both Eddie Bauer, Inc. and REI, Inc. over a 20- year period. REI has been recognized nationally by Fortune Magazine’s Top 100 Companies to Work For in America the past 21 consecutive years.

Michelle served for over eight years on the Board of Directors for the non-profit organization, Leadership Tomorrow, most recently as the Board’s Chair. Leadership Tomorrow is a program designed to raise awareness of the needs and challenges that affect the Pacific Northwest region, and enhance leadership skills with a focus on community stewardship. Michelle is on the national Chief HR Officer Board of i4cp. She has also served on the Susan G Komen Board of Directors, the King County YMCA HR Board, as a thought-leader on the University of Washington’s Executive Education Advisory Board, the National HR Planning Society (HRPS), and the Puget Sound B.O.L.D. Diversity Initiative.

Michelle is a graduate of Seattle University’s Executive MBA program in which resulted in her interest in Seattle University due to the alignment to SU’s mission and values.

Michelle, her husband, and three children combine their passion for the outdoors with music where they find both joy and rejuvenation. Their dog, Jack, can be found in the middle of pack at all times.


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Natasha Martin, J.D.

She is a proud graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana, the only historically Black, Catholic university in the nation and earned a law degree from the University of Notre Dame School of law.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, Associate Professor of Law, Seattle University

Natasha Martin teaches Employment Discrimination, Advanced Topics in Employment Discrimination, and Professional Responsibility. Professor Martin's interdisciplinary research focuses on employment discrimination law, organizational culture and behavior, and critical race theory. The main thrust of her academic work centers on contemporary workplace realities and the impact of discrimination law on the inclusion of women, people of color and other marginalized workers. A frequent presenter at national conferences, Professor Martin is dedicated to gender and racial equity, and broad notions of inclusivity more generally. Professor Martin was named to Lawyers of Color's 50 Under 50 List of minority law professors making an impact in legal education in the 2014 Law School Diversity Issue. 

Appointed by President Sundborg in July 2016, Professor Martin is the inaugural Associate Vice President for Institutional Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. She served as Co-Chair of the university-wide Task Force on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence 2014-2016. Her leadership experience also includes three years of service as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. 

In addition to her teaching and scholarly engagement, Professor Martin is an active contributor in many professional settings. She has served as Chair and Executive Committee Member of the AALS Executive Committee on Employment Discrimination Law. She is a Research Fellow for the Fred T. Korematsu Center for Law and Equality, and was appointed twice to the Washington State Gender and Justice Commission. Professor Martin serves on the Advisory Board for the Lutie Lytle Black Female Law Professors Writing Workshop. In 2014, she was invited to join the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility Publications Board.

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Joe Orlando, Ed.D.

Director of the Center for Jesuit Education, Seattle University

Joe Orlando is the Director of the Center for Jesuit Education. His educational background includes a B.A. from Harvard College, a Master of Divinity from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, a Master of Social Work from the University of Washington, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seattle University. He has been at Seattle University since 1990, serving both as a Campus Minister and as adjunct faculty member in social work prior to working with the Center. He has been associated with the Jesuits since 1983, and has extensive experience with the Spiritual Exercises. He is married, and has two daughters.

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Jennifer Tilghman-Havens

Associate Director of the Center for Jesuit Education, Seattle University

Jen earned her B.A. at the University of Notre Dame and her Masters in Pastoral Ministry and Social Work from Boston College. She also has a Master’s in Business Administration, with a focus on social responsibility and leadership for organizational change. Jen’s background includes individual and group counseling, oncology social work, eating disorders intervention and body image promotion, spiritual direction, group facilitation, retreat leadership, and teaching courses, both in the classroom and online.

Before joining the Center, she served as Social Justice Minister at Seattle University and the Director of
the Women’s Resource Center at Boston College. She is married and has two children.

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Tim Corey

Founder/Graphic Facilitator, Colibri Facilitation "Your Ideas Thrive"

Timothy Corey continues to break new ground using methodologies that touch multiple senses. He attentively listens, internalizes the information at hand, reads between the lines, and graphically communicates a vision. The end result is the ability to offer intuitive insight that his clients find uncanny while helping individuals and organizations create more responsive strategies for communication and support. 

With an international reputation, Tim has offered facilitation to over 700 teams. He’s provided organizational development services for over 100 companies both for-profit and non-profit organizations, including community groups, governmental organizations, schools and forward-thinking companies. He is passionate about serving others, so it’s no surprise that Tim’s background includes 28 years experience working in human service systems that support people with disabilities and their families. He is also a certified mediator and executive coach.