Patricia Romney received her Ph.D. from the City University of New York where she won the Bernard R. Ackerman Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Graduate Psychology. She completed her internship in Consultation and Education at the Yale University School of Medicine and did post-graduate study at The College of Executive Coaching.
For twenty years she taught at the college level, achieving tenure at Hampshire College where she taught for 10 years. Subsequently she held a 10 year appointment as Visiting Associate Professor of Psychology and Education at Mount Holyoke College. Courses taught included: The Psychology of Oppression, Psychology of Racism, and The Social Psychology of Organizations.
Still an active scholar, Dr. Romney has authored over 20 articles and papers. Her co-edited volume Understanding Power: An Imperative for Human Services was published in 2017 by NASW Press. Her manuscript We Were There: The Third World Women’s Alliance and the Second Wave of Feminism is under review at the University of Massachusetts Press.
For the past 30 years she has been engaged in dialogue work, large scale diversity initiatives, leadership development and team building, as well as professional coaching of individual faculty and administrators in academia. Currently, Dr. Romney’s work is focused on consulting and coaching for excellence and equity in higher education.
Paul H. Wiley attended Bowdoin College and received his Masters in Counseling from the University of Southern Connecticut. He received school administrator licensures in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
Mr. Wiley has served as a teacher, program coordinator, guidance counselor and school principal. He has also served as a faculty facilitator for the National Institute for School Leadership and is currently one of their national leadership coaches. As a past associate educational consultant for the Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association he has provided professional development and support for school leaders, school districts and aspiring principals earning licensures through CPAL (Certification Program for Administrative Licensure).
Mr. Wiley’s work with professional educators includes:
He is a past Vice President of the Amherst A Better Chance (ABC) Board of Directors and served on the National Board of Directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR).
Mr. Wiley is currently the Interim Head of School for The Common School in Amherst, MA and is a member of the National Elementary School Principals Association (NAESP).
Imani Romney-Rosa Chapman is one of the co-founders of Romney Associates, Inc. She has more than 25 years of experience organizing, educating, and developing curriculum for social justice. Whether as a leadership coach, facilitator, or trainer, Mrs. Chapman’s focus is on creating safe and inclusive environments for learning, growth, and justice.
Her work with boards, staff, faculty, students, counselors, and other stakeholders in religious communities, secular communities, schools, and non-profit organizations has informed their goals for sustained change. She supports them in: socially locating themselves; building group consensus and cohesion; evaluating individual and group readiness to move forward in anti-bias work; speaking candidly and critically about the role of power and justice; understanding and applying a systemic analysis to strategic planning processes; considering issues of accountability.
She currently serves on the Board for the Roger L. Wallace Excellence in Teaching Award, on the Steering Committee for the Coalition of Faith/Spiritual/Ethical Communities for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, and was a founding co-chair for Kolot Chayeinu Synagogue’s Race Working Group. She is also co-founder of Sisters of Color in Education and teaches part-time at Grace Church School in Manhattan.
Mrs. Chapman received her undergraduate degree in Communication Education and Performing Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her Masters in Spanish Philology from Middlebury College, Madrid, Spain.
She works for a world in which her children and the young people in your lives can live wholly and safely into their full humanity in an equitable world where race is not a major determinant in health, wealth, legal, and educational outcomes.
To read Mrs. Chapman's writing about racial intimacy and anti-racism at her Brooklyn synagogue, please see the chapter she co-authored in UnCommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race and Friendship (Peter Lang).
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