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.
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Linda Walker, Workplace Committee Chair
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.
Michelle Intrepidi is a Certified ADHD Coach, Educator, and Workplace Skills Trainer.
Michelle works with transitioning young adults entering the marketplace to mid-career professionals facing change. Utilizing personalized learning and employment assessments as the foundation to build a learning profile, to develop strategies and skills toward a sustainable and enjoyable career. She connects talented folks with the business community through promoting employer education about learning differences in the workplace to facilitate positive employment experiences, enhance performance and co-create appropriate accommodations, when required.
Victora Roche, MSW, PCC is the Founder and President of ADD Resource Center, LLC. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University and is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is a Certified ADHD Coach and is a Certified Practitioner of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
Victoria is past Founder and Coordinator of CHADD of Somerset County for six years (1999-2006). She lead teacher and parent trainings though CHADD. She is a member and served as a past Board member of ICF-NJ and is currently an active member of the ACO Conference Committee and the ADDA Workplace Committee.
Coaching services include: training, school consultation, career coaching, leadership development and coaching individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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.
Laura J. Brown
Laura J. Brown is a communications professional, wife, and mother. Her quest to learn about ADHD following her son’s diagnosis led her to discover a family history laced with the ADHD. Today, she seeks to help others discover that they can lead full and successful lives with ADHD.
Nancy was diagnosed late in life with ADD, after a manager said, “Maybe you need to see someone, ‘You’ve got that deer in the headlights look again’”. After going to her Primary Care Physician, she was referred to a psychologist. It took about 9 months for the Psychologist to suggest that she might have ADD. After a series of questionnaires and she was given a test which was administered after she wasn’t not allowed any stimulates for 24 hours. During the test, she almost fell asleep because she lost focus.
On the next visit to her psychologist, it was revealed that yes she had ADD. She has tried medication and it worked until she could no longer afford it. She now learns as much as possible about ADD and recognizes when her ADD is making her life overwhelming and crazy. She has embraced herself and all that entails including her ADD.
Nancy has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kent State University and has had a variety of jobs over the years from teaching Head Start and Alternative High School to Assistant Manager at Walmart to Working as a Case Manager at Child Protective Services. She is currently working in Home Health Care.
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.
An executive, entrepreneur and coach, Alan created the acclaimed ADD Crusher™ video series. Undiagnosed until well into adulthood, his untreated ADHDmanifested in all-too-familiar ways – academic and workplace underachievement, substance abuse and worse. Upon diagnosis, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own unique strategies while building a successful advertising career.
Alan’s been a featured presenter at ADHD conferences, countless webinars, and at TEDx San Diego, and is co-author of the best-selling 365+1 Ways to Succeed with ADHD. Having seen workplace challenges as an undiagnosed executive as well as the tremendous possibilities offered by proper diagnosis, treatment and adoption of coping strategies, Alan is proud to have been a past member of ADDA’s Workplace Issues Committee.
Michelle Geiman is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources with over fifteen years’ experience in employee relations, performance management and organizational development, and human resource information systems in both public and corporate organizations with more than 50,000 employees. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Organizational and Leadership Change.