Jennifer Zinn, Roche Diagnostics
Senior Vice President, Specialty Business
Jennifer has a long history in medical diagnostics, including her leadership responsibility at Roche. Prior to her current role, Jennifer was Senior Vice President, Point of Care, focusing her team on providing innovative solutions when and where they’re needed most. She was a principal architect of the new commercial strategy when Roche reshaped the POC business, providing strong leadership when her team brought the cobas® Liat® system to the POC market, an integral part of developing Diagnostics That Follow the Patient.
As Vice President, Strategic Affairs, Jennifer was responsible for development, execution and communication of the strategic direction of Roche Diagnostics in North America, including business and strategic planning, market research and competitive intelligence, corporate and marketing communications, customer engagement, digital marketing, and product launches to new segments and customers. Before that, she was Vice President for Commercial Education and Communications. She directed a transformation that fundamentally changed how the organization approaches learning and development for marketers, clinical
and technical support, sales representatives and customers.
She has led other critical projects, such as the integration of Tissue Diagnostics into Roche Diagnostics, the strategic marketing approach for the Centralized Diagnostics business, commercial IT strategy, and all communications activities, including the company-wide restructuring of the communications process to better serve marketers and our customers.
Jennifer is a member of the CEO’s leadership team, the North America Diagnostics Executive Committee, where she works directly with the CEO and other senior leaders to craft Roche’s unique value proposition to the marketplace. She led an initiative to develop an integrated brand identity strategy for Roche Diagnostics in North America.
Before joining Roche, Jennifer held leadership roles in the Ortho Clinical Diagnostics division of Johnson & Johnson. She also spent 13 years in the pharmaceutical industry, working in sales, sales management, marketing and training.
Jennifer holds several industry certifications and was president of the Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers (SPBT). She graduated cum laude from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in opera performance.
Her focus continues to be on making a difference in the lives of the patients we serve.
Kim Graham Lee
Interim CEO, IWL Foundation
Kim has over 30 years of diverse business experience including c-level leadership of start-up and growth companies and account management for some of the largest corporations in the world. Building upon a successful career at Walker, which is what brought her to Indiana, she led client service teams, global marketing and sales, and new measurement efforts tied to corporate social responsibility/
citizenship, corporate reputation, and business integrity. During that first chapter of her career, Kim identified her professional passion as helping grow other “good” businesses and is focused on doing that through a focus on people and culture and developing more effective leadership skills.
For over the past 15 years she has led emerging Indiana-based companies primarily in the technology sector. Her “tours of duty” include serving as the CEO of Vontoo, President of OneBridge, President of Hufford Financial Advisors, CMO of Bluelock, and Interim CEO of NPower Indiana. Most recently, Kim was handpicked to launch and grow trueU, a membership-based community of like-minded companies that are committed to growing their business by growing their people. In just over 3 years, trueU’s membership grew to nearly 60 companies and countless stories of personal and business impact have been shared.
In addition to her support of IWL as Interim CEO, she is helping a new company launch out of Phoenix, Futurity, also a “people-focused” business helping companies grow to their future by growing their current talent. She is also leading efforts to launch an Indiana Chapter of Conscious Capitalism, a “movement” focused on bringing together companies that recognize stakeholders, culture, and a purpose greater than profits is what will lead to sustainable success and the elevation of humanity.
Kim has been a key contributor to the growth of IWL. Her first involvement was as a panelist for the 2011 Indianapolis conference. She joined the IWL Foundation Board that same year and has served as program chair twice, emceed the annual conferences in both Indianapolis and Louisville, and has also led several board committees. She is excited to be serving as Interim CEO during this exciting time of transition.
Active in the community, Kim has served on several boards and has received several awards and recognition. She is particularly interested in helping children in poverty and mentoring other women in their careers. Kim has also been recognized for her groundbreaking leadership efforts to build an anti-bullying program at her children’s high school before bullying captured the national spotlight.
Kim is proudest of her role as mom to her two children–Brent, a CPA at Katz, Sapper & Miller, and Brittany, a Sales Operations Specialist, at Guidepoint, an IT security company. She is also crazy about her two grand-dogs, Penny and Pearl. Kim believes that life is an exciting adventure, even with its ups and downs, and that every day is truly a gift.
Demetria Miles-McDonald, Decide Diversity
Founder and CEO
Demetria has been in the business of helping people bring their best selves to work every day, for over 10 years in various leadership and organizational development positions. Demetria has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Instructional Design. Demetria’s unique perspective as an intersectional employee, leader, and researcher brings clarity, freshness, and focus to diversity issues at work that may otherwise go unnoticed.
To learn more about Demetria and her work visit decidediversity.com or follow @Decide Diversity on Facebook and LinkedIn. Contact Demetria directly for speaking engagements, training, and consulting at [email protected]
Jeff Nally, Nally Group
President & Executive Coach
He has 24 years of professional experience in human resources, executive coaching, and leadership development. Jeff led the Executive Coaching Practice at Humana and created the Humana Women in Leadership group coaching program for the top 130 women executives in the company.
Jeff has been an executive leader in manufacturing and healthcare corporations. He held leadership positions at Commonwealth Aluminum, Commonwealth Industries, CLARCOR Air Filtration Products, and Humana. Jeff led not-for-profit organizations focused on population health and education attainment. He was the executive director of Community Health Trust in Louisville and The Citizens Committee on Education in Owensboro.
Jeff is a nationally-recognized speaker who applies neuroscience and coaching to help people interact with the brain in mind. He is a frequent speaker at The Executive Coaching Conference, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce programs, at corporate leadership events, and at business & human resource conferences across the US.
Jeff is a co-author of Rethinking Human Resources, an anthology of HR and coaching thought leaders. He is a guest writer for Hope for Leaders Unabridged, a compilation of leadership strategies.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and a Masters in Business Administration from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
He is a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation, a Results Professional Certified Coach through The Neuroleadership Group, and a certified StrengthsFinder Performance Coach through The Gallup Organization. He graduated with distinction with a Certificate in the Foundations of Neuroleadership from The Neuroleadership Institute.