Chauncy Barnhill, MBA
Senior Vice President, Operations Area Manager- Wells Fargo
Chauncy Barnhill is Senior Vice President and Leader of the Document Capture Center of Excellence Team within the Payments Virtual Solutions and Innovations Group at Wells Fargo. With over 25 years of management experience, Chauncy leads a diverse organization of approximately 450 employees who are accountable for the image capture, scanning, indexing, and research of documents in support of various lines of business across the Wells Fargo footprint. Born with limited hearing in his left ear, Chauncy has a passion for working with and hiring people with disabilities. In addition to representing Wells Fargo on the Disability:IN North Carolina board, he is an active member of Wells Fargo’s People with Disabilities Community of Practice, whose goal it is to provide a forum to build and exchange knowledge of talent acquisition practices and retention of people with disabilities in the workplace. Since 2010, teams under his leadership have hired over 100 people with disabilities as contractors and received multiple national awards and recognition for their efforts.
Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager – Biogen
Yvette Pittman serves as the DE&I site leader at the Biogen RTP manufacturing campus. She has over 15 years of managerial experience and transitioned to her DE&I role within Biogen about 4 years ago. In her global DE&I role, she is responsible for managing external partnerships, delivering global workforce initiatives that embed diversity, equity, and inclusion practices into workplace culture, overseeing leadership development programs for employees of color and supporting Biogen’s seven employee resource networks. Pittman earned a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and continued her diversity and inclusion studies at Cornell University ILR School.
Founder CEO, Prosyntix
Blake Tinsley is the founder and CEO of Prosyntix located in Charlotte, NC. Since 2017, his team at Prosyntix have been helping clients around the region fill the talent gap by identifying IT professionals specializing in analyzing and safeguarding data. Prior to that, Blake was in an advisory role for 9 years helping companies bridge the gap between business and technology through various IT solution offerings. He is a 2008 graduate from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina holding a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
As an experienced sales director and entrepreneur, Blake has acquired significant expertise in budgeting, data center, contact centers, cloud computing, and virtualization. He has worked in several executive roles with a variety of high-profile IT companies, including Enterprise IT Security, High Performance Technologies, and Robert Half Technology.
Blake has received praise from various colleagues at his previous companies, who have cited his superb work ethic, his expertise as a team member, and his attention to detail and quality results. A member of DI-NC since 2017, Blake’s company, Prosyntix, is a certified disability-owned business enterprise.
Helen M. Calloway
Managing Director, Calloway & Associates
Helen M. Calloway is the founder of Calloway Associates, a financial accounting and information technology firm established over 39 years ago. Prior to starting her business, Ms. Calloway served eight (8) years in the United States Air Force, where she managed payroll, performed audits, reviewed budgeting proposals, analyzed financial reports, allocated funds/ approved payments, and established financial systems. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Phoenix. Helen Calloway is an established member of the Raleigh community and is highly active in several community activities, including but not limited to preservation of historic landmarks. She serves as a Board Member for Mechanics & Farmers Bank, which is committed to economic growth in the urban landscape. Ms. Calloway has two adult children, Charles Jr. and Ashley, a beautiful grandson and a precocious 14- month old boxer.
Supplier Diversity Specialist – SAS institute, Inc., Cary, North Carolina
Saima Cardwell is the Supplier Diversity Specialist at SAS Institute Inc in Cary, NC. She joined SAS in 1999 and has held various positions over the last 20 years. She has worked in Finance, Contracts, Proposals and Spending. Her experience in these customer facing roles has given her an in-depth knowledge of business development and strategic sourcing and procurement. Saima has always had a lifelong passion for helping others. Her current role allows her to use this passion and energy by engaging with diverse business owners, and SAS to diversify its supply chain with minority, women, veteran and disability-owned businesses. She has a bachelor’s from Campbell University and currently serves as the Board of Institute for Supply Chain Management Carolina Virginia-Triangle Chapter- Membership Chair.
Lindsey A. Kroeger
Lindsey A. Kroeger brings over 16 years of experience to the table, which has involved leading highly complex supply chain, engineering, and customer facing operations for a $60B retailer. Her expertise includes large-scale multi-site leadership, regional start-ups, and process/performance optimization. During the last four years, Lindsey has worked at Ingersoll Rand, where she currently serves as the Distribution Center Leader. In her previous role as Ingersoll Rand’s Distribution and Logistics Center Operations Leader, she accumulated experience overseeing average shipments of $800k-$1M COGS daily worldwide; creating proactive On Time Shipment visibility for operations to track daily; creating an internal development culture for future leaders, moving 11 colleagues into salary roles over three years; and managing through the COVID-19 pandemic with no layoffs of the hourly workforce while maintaining record productivity.
Culture, talent development, and engagement are some of her core strengths, which Lindsey has demonstrated through her experience in customer facing final mile delivery and direct customer satisfaction management; engineering design of building flow, network profiling strategy, and compliance management; and leading large multi-level teams in new business functions and bringing cross-functional teams together.
Chantal Loo has worked with MetLife for 15 years and currently serves as Vice President of Global Infrastructure Risk and Security Assurance within MetLife’s Global Technology organization. Chantal has over 25 years of IT experience working for a top international consulting firm as well as one of the largest Fortune 50 insurance companies. She brings significant experience partnering with all levels of management and cross-functional teams bridging technology with business goals.
During her career with MetLife, Chantal has accumulated substantial experience managing multiple infrastructure disciplines/domains that comprised over 100 team members; overseeing the alignment of infrastructure services with MetLife’s business objectives; and managing the direction and leadership of the company’s overseas technology operations in Latin America. In her current role, Chantal is responsible for reducing risk with a focus on 1) Audit, Risk, and IT Controls Management, 2) Information Security posture improvement and 3) Robust management of Third Party/Vendor Managed Services Providers.
Shannon Swiger, MBA
Internal communications and disability inclusion leader – Novant Health
Shannon Swiger is a Director of Internal Communications at Novant Health. In this role she drives the organization’s strategy and approach to clinical communications, including physician, nursing, medical staff and safety/quality communication. She is also deeply embedded in diversity, inclusion and health equity work at Novant Health. Shannon serves as co-leader of Novant Health’s persons with disabilities business resource group (BRG) and has been a member of the group since 2018. Novant Health’s persons with disabilities BRG has received several awards for their work, including a Diversity Impact Award by the Association of ERGs & Councils in 2020 and 2021, and the Helping Hand Award from the Winston-Salem Mayor’s Council for Persons with Disabilities. The BRG played a key role in Novant Health receiving recognition by Disability:IN as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion” in 2020 and 2021.
Prior to joining Novant Health, Shannon served as a senior communication specialist at Johns Hopkins Medicine where she acted as a spokeswoman and secured coverage in top national and local media outlets such as The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, “60 Minutes,” NPR and The Baltimore Sun. Shannon also ghostwrote blog posts and articles for Peter Pronovost, one of America’s most influential physician executives, that appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post and Robb Report. She has developed and implemented communications plans for national thought leadership in such areas as diversity and inclusion, patient safety, quality and technology.
Shannon received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2020, Shannon was named a “40 Under 40” honoree by Wilmington StarNews and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Emerging Leaders in Diversity” by DiversityMBA. Additionally, Shannon was recognized as one of the top 50 team members at Novant Health through the inaugural Mark recognition program in 2017.
Greg Young, C.P.M., CPSM
Senior Category Manager-Indirect, Global Business Services, Trane Technologies
Greg Young has been with Trane Technologies since 2004 in various roles across Procurement and currently holds a role as Indirect Category Manager, Global Business Services. Greg is a co-chair for VisAbility, Trane Technologies Employee Resource Group for individuals with disabilities and has been instrumental in developing information programs for employees of Trane Technologies on disability inclusion strategies. Greg is a graduate of NC State University, College of Management where he earned an MBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management.