Here is the ADDA Workplace Committee Team list of current team members and working contributors to our projects. We thank you for your generous spirit in helping us create the different projects our committee strives to achieve.
Melinda Whetstone, Workplace Committee Chair
Melinda Whetstone, Ph.D. is an Instructor of health information technology and research methods, as well as independent consultant.
Linda Walker, PCC, ACCG, B. Adm., is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation and a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy. Since 2005, she has been providing specialized ADHD coaching and training to English- and French-speaking entrepreneurs, professionals, adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and other creative geniuses who struggle with productivity, organization, and focus. Linda is the author of With Time to Spare: The Ultimate Guide to Peak Performance for Entrepreneurs, Adults with ADHD and other Creative Geniuses and the creator of numerous ADHD training programs to empower adults with ADHD to dramatically improve their productivity at work, while simultaneously creating a healthy work-life balance enabling them to engage in activities that make their hearts sing, activities they could only dreamed of pursuing, or that they had set aside because their daily struggle with ADHD left them too exhausted to pursue.
Linda is an advocate for ADHD awareness and has been campaigning in Canada to sensitize businesses of the value of investing in helping their employees with ADHD. She is the Chairperson of ADDA’s Workplace Issues Committee, and also serves as a consultant to the US Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology, a resource that facilitates and promotes the use of accessible technology in hiring, employment, retention and career advancement of individuals with disabilities.
She has a Masters in Special Education, Internship at The Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA. Has completed her Life Coach training with Master Coaches Sue Sussman, Fast Track Life Coaching, Mentor Coach and Jodi Sleeper-Triplett (Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD, and Coaching 8-12 Year Olds), and was mentored by Nancy Ratey. Dale is also an EDGE Coach.
Additional training includes: The Harvard Medical School: Immunity to Change, Coaching in Leadership and Healthcare, Think:Kids with Stuart Ablon, and The ADHD Effect on Marriage with Melissa Orlov, Kevin Murphyand Ned Hallowell.
She is a professional member ofs: CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), ACO ( ADHD Coaches Organization), and ACA (American Counseling Association).
Dale volunteers to coordinate her local CHADD chapter serving Chicago’s North Shore, NSADHD.org.
Isa Fernández, MPA was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and is proud to help bring the primary and secondary issues associated with ADHD and other health issues into focus for workers. She has a Bacheolors of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration and is currently considering continuing her education in a yet to be determined “study of work” related field. She is a vocal activist for many peace, worker, disability and independent news initiatives locally, nationally and globally.
When I was diagnosed with ADHD in 1999 it helped me to realize why I felt so different from others. I have become an advocate for those with ADD and ADHD. For several years I have volunteered at halfway houses, group homes, and other nonprofit organizations to help others in need. I am currently a supporter of NAMI, NRC (a program of CHADD), and ADDA. My desire is to help ADDer’s to be productive and successful in life.
Stephanie Langert is a dedicated Human Resources professional with broad experience in human resource strategy and management. A combination of 8 years of human resource experience and her ADHD superpowers have helped her succeed consulting with a variety of clients in fast-paced, exciting, and diverse environments. As a HR professional, Stephanie provides support and expertise in areas such as recruitment, employee relations, onboarding, and management training.
Stephanie’s journey with ADHD began as an adult when she came across an article about ADHD. At first, she brushed it off and didn’t think too much of it. A few years later ADHD came up when she suspected an employee had ADHD. This led to her own-self-discovery. During her journey, Stephanie came across ADDA and knew right away she wanted to connect with the “Tribe”.
When Stephanie is not mixing up interviewing candidates with speed-dating sessions, she is performing Stand-Up Comedy at mixers in NYC.