GLORIA SINCLAIR MILLER, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior Group Consultant and Veterans Programming Specialist, Principal of Sinclair Management Group LLC
Gloria J. Sinclair Miller is a highly respected strategic Human Resources Business Partner with more than 20 years of senior human resources leadership within the pharmaceutical, retail and financial services industries.
Ms. Sinclair Miller Is the Principal for Sinclair Management Group, LLC, which is a global business firm with partnerships with small businesses and non-profits to provide business, human capital and administrative consultation globally. Ms. Sinclair Miller was most recently the Senior Director, Diversity and Talent/HR Business Partner for AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical’s North America Commercial Business Unit. In this role, she oversaw the development and execution of diversity and inclusion strategies, and championed the implementation of the division’s People Strategy. Prior to this role, Ms. Sinclair Miller was the Senior HR Business Partner for the U.S. AZ-BMS Diabetes Alliance, driving the alignment of business strategy and human capital management in this unique joint Diabetes venture between AstraZeneca (AZ) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS). She continued to serve as HR Director for U.S. Diabetes upon AstraZeneca’s purchase of the Diabetes business from BMS, and managed the HR integration of the 2,000 North American employees of the BMS Diabetes franchise into AZ’s culture and organization.
Prior to her work with the Diabetes Alliance, Ms. Sinclair Miller held HR Management roles within the Information Technology/Enterprise Services division of Bristol-Myers Squibb for 6 years, during periods of major organizational and cultural change. For 8 years before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Ms. Sinclair Miller held Regional HR Management positions with Borders Group, Inc as well as TD Bank, where she was an effective multi-unit human resources business partner, building strong alliances with operational and human resources partners, and effectively leveraging the talents and best practices of organizations undergoing both mergers and acquisitions.
Ms. Sinclair Miller has assumed multiple leadership roles within the national and local chapters of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) including serving currently as the Immediate Past President, of the Philadelphia Chapter of SHRM. She has been an active member of this chapter’s Board of Directors for several years, and led the chapter’s programming and professional development efforts as Vice President of Development. In recognition for her many years of leadership and her impact on the recruitment and development of HR professionals, she was the recipient of the 2010 Delaware Valley SHRM’s HR Person of the Year.
Ms. Sinclair Miller has been a strong mentor and advocate for supporting our military service men and women, not only within SHRM, but also through her direct involvement with military service organizations. She serves as the Chairman of the Board for USO for Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Liberty USO), following several years of service as a Board Member, Gala Chair and Volunteer. Additionally, Ms. Sinclair Miller has served with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as a committee member of the ESGR in Southeastern Pennsylvania. She has also been a Board Member of the Philadelphia Veteran’s Multi-Service Center, as well as a member of the advisory team for the Women’s’ Veterans ROCK Campaign. She was the recipient of the Veteran’s Multi-Service Center’s Advocacy Award (2015) and the Women’s’ Veterans ROCK Legends Award (2014).
Ms. Sinclair Miller’s professional credentials include Global and Senior Professional in Human Resources Certifications (GPHR and SPHR), the SHRM-SCP certification, as well as both a Masters and Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources Management from Widener University and Wilmington Universities respectively.
For more information on the charity that's nearest and dearest to Gloria's heart, Liberty USO, please click on her profile picture above.
President and Founder, Director of Group Consultants
Natasha Piñero has strong ties to the island of Aruba through her island born mother and numerous family members that call the island home. Natasha was born in the Bronx, New York and formally educated at Kent Christian College and Eastern University. Here she graduated as valedictorian with Magna Cum Laude honors in Religious Studies and Education, respectively.
She applied her skills to corporate America by joining one of the top 3 banks in the USA, Bank of America, as part of their corporate training team. It was there that she discovered her unique ability to empower others through the enhancement of their knowledge and advancement of their skill sets. After 8 years with Bank of America, she then went on to work for the 2nd largest bank in the world, HSBC, and matriculated her career to Vice President of Retail Banking and Wealth Management.
After 13 years with this financial institution, Natasha decided to make the most significant transition of her professional life and embark on a journey of entrepreneurship. She started her own enterprise called Sapphire Management and Consultant Group LLC. SMCG is a business consultant and management firm that specializes in customization, design, facilitation and follow up corporate training services for business entities. Sapphire offers individual solutions for those who are interested in promoting their personal brands or individual endeavors. Additionally, they also provide consultation and representation for corporate affairs such as mergers, acquisitions, partnerships and divestitures. Lastly, Sapphire is committed to partnering with not for profit, religious, charitable or other community organizations that are dedicated to meeting the needs of those who would make this world a better place to live in. This is accomplished country by country, state by state, town by town and street by street.
Sapphire Speaks is the latest addition to the Sapphire business family. This entity will showcase Natasha as a public speaker as well as publish and distribute her literary works. For more information on Natasha as an author, please click on her profile picture above.
Senior Executive Vice President, Director of Operations
Ingrid Scantlebury was born and raised in the great state of New York. Ingrid graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious, Sarah Lawrence College and has two Masters Degrees from Long Island University and Fordham University respectively. Ingrid has placed a huge emphasis on education and believes it to be the cornerstone of success throughout one’s personal and professional life. Ingrid’s professional career has primarily been as an executive in the health care industry. She’s served as an Administrator for a long term care adult facility for over 20 years. It is here that Ingrid has mastered the art of overseeing hundreds of employees while balancing the management and leadership of the actual facility. She is a subject matter expert on matters pertaining to leadership and supervision.
In her personal life, Ingrid attributes her strong work ethic and positive influences to her godmother. In her own words, please read as Ingrid describes her godmother’s influence on her life. “She would bring me to work at the nursing home where she was the director of nursing…I watched as she directed, delegated, created, educated, and problem-solved; all the while making sure that the patients and their families received the best possible care and customer service. She applied the same dedication and tenacity in her personal life as she traveled the world, gave back to her community and ensured that young women received the best possible education and opportunities – professionally and personally”.
At Sapphire Management and Consultant Group LLC, Ingrid is responsible for all operational matters. Her accuracy, attention to detail and high value on customer excellence has made her an outstanding liaison between the consultants and the clients. Her contribution to the expansion and growth of the Sapphire family is invaluable. While she prefers to work ‘behind the scenes’, she is most certainly a vital part of the company’s past, present and future.
It’s important to note Ingrid’s private successes as well. She is a proud mother of two young adult men. Ingrid admirably manages her household and her professional responsibilities to SMCG.
LOUIS MELLINI III
Senior Group Consultant and Not-for-Profit Programming Specialist
Louis Mellini has distinguished himself for over 20 years with accomplishments in film, television, video, stage and major production events. His experience incorporates general market and direct response advertising in both the profit and non-profit markets.
Mellini’s work in this field earned him numerous Awards such as the London International Television Awards, Clio Awards, Tele Awards, Belding Awards and National Association of Advertising Awards.
His expertise and training from his entertainment and production backgrounds were used to build and launch major non-profit organizations. Mellini’s leadership responsibilities evolved to where his duties encompassed orchestrating daily operations, real estate acquisitions, and facilitating an airplane purchase.
Becoming more recognized for his leadership and procedural skills, he has been called upon to consult and train directors, camera operators, editors and media staff for a number of not for profit, faith based organizations across the nation.
In January 2002, Mr. Mellini moved his entire family to Long Island, New York where he has assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer at PFC Inc. (a non-profit, faith based organization). Since then, he has been instrumental in launching their radio and television initiatives. Lastly, Mr. Mellini is also spear-heading PFC’s domestic and foreign missionary programs, which include suppling the needs of underprivileged residents in Jamaica and Haiti.
Louis Mellini is the Senior Pastor and Founder of Perfecting Community Ministries in Los Angeles, CA. For more information on this ministry, please click on his profile picture above.
Meet Our Consultants
Komi Klu, JD, FLMI, CSM, CSPO
Group Consultant and SVP of EMI Group,
Risk Management Programming Specialist
Komi S. Klu is a multi-lingual well-respected Financial Services Executive with over 15 years of proven success in driving operational efficiencies and spearheading efforts to prevent and mitigate reputational, financial and operational risks for large global financial institutions, including Capital One Finance and HSBC. Concurrently, Komi has provided leadership and training consulting services, assisting organizations in building solutions for large scale, complex business challenges in support of global economic development and risk management strategies. Komi is currently assisting Sub Saharan African and global financial institutions become efficient, well managed, and compliant with international legal requirements, including anti-money laundering regulations.
For the past 5 years, Komi has held management positions overseeing governance, risk management, and claims processing operations for the Debt Protection Operations of Capital One Finance (Wilmington, DE). As Manager of Governance and Risk at Capital One Finance, he managed risk for a portfolio of 1 million accounts with Debt Protection products. Prior to joining Capital One, Komi held key management positions during his 12 years with HSBC Insurance Services (Bridgewater, NJ), a subsidiary of HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations with an international network throughout Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. As Vice President of Operations and head of Bancassurance Risk for North America at HSBC, he led and developed a high-performing team of 60 managers and employees, and managed risk for a portfolio of 12.5 million accounts, saving the bank multi-million dollars from potential fraudulent activities. Prior to his VP role, Komi had oversight for multi-lingual Customer Service Call Centers in the United States and India, and was successful in the design and execution of global business process outsourcing initiatives, saving HSBC nearly $2 million.
Komi is Senior Vice President of Emigroup (Accra, Ghana), where he has been instrumental as both an executive and consultant in facilitating numerous business deals for U.S. and Asian companies in Africa, and identifying and preventing fraudulent financial activities. Komi also serves as a Consultant with Kaba Qualite (Lomé, Togo), delivering business consulting and collaboration on projects and initiatives jointly funded by USAID in support of Good Governance in West Africa.
Komi is a sought-after speaker for nationwide (U.S.) conferences focusing on economic development in Africa, and is a Visiting Professor for the University of Lomé Law School.
Komi was educated in the United States and Europe, holding a Master’s Degree (MS) in Human Resources Management from Widener University in Chester, PA; a Post-Master’s Degree in Business and Private Law from Bordeaux University, in Bordeaux, France; and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Benin University in Lomé, Togo. His professional credentials include: Certificate in Managing Complex Programs from Stanford University; Certified Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner from the Scrum Alliance; and Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI). Komi is also a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), as well as, the African Financial Professionals network and holds multiple additional certifications in the insurance industry.
For more information about EMI Group, click on Komi's profile pic above.
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