National Board

Dennis Conforto

Dennis Conforto

Chairman

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Dennis Conforto

Dennis Conforto’s accomplished professional background belies the fact that his early years were tumultuous. Dennis’ childhood experiences, while difficult, forged in him a lifelong desire to constantly improve himself and make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Repeatedly over the years, Dennis has proactively stepped up to assist others. So with the advent of HouseCheck, Dennis immediately saw an opportunity for the company to give back to the community by supporting victims of domestic abuse.

Today, the growing HouseCheck organization is enthusiastically behind the HouseCheck Foundation, as everyone involved in the company is desirous of helping others, particularly women and children who are trapped in a destructive cycle of abuse.

Indeed, Dennis Conforto’s vision for HouseCheck making a difference for others is rapidly becoming a joyful reality.
Elizabeth Fried, PhD

Elizabeth Fried, PhD

Board Member

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Elizabeth Fried, PhD   

Dr. N. Elizabeth Fried, author, speaker, consultant, and executive coach has been president of N. E. Fried and Associates, Inc, dba The Learning Engine for 37 years, serving over 1500 clients. Her firm received the 2019 Global Business Insight Award for Best Business Executive Coaching Center and in 2018 was honored with the North American Business Award for Best Development & Training Services Provider in the Western USA.   In 2017, her firm received the California State Business Award for Best in Executive Coaching & Excellence Award for Leadership Training Programs. Additionally, the San Diego Business Journal’s 2016, 2017, and 2018 Book of Lists named her firm among the Top 15 Executive Development Companies. In 2012 she was ranked for the third consecutive year as among the world’s top 15 most influential executive coaches by coachinggurus.net, now: globalgurus.org. Personally, she was a finalist nominee in 2016 by The Connected Women of Influence for a lifetime legacy award and recognized by the California Senate and Legislature for this honor.

Elizabeth served a two-year term as the president of the San Diego Professional Coaches Alliance and contributed in other board member roles for an additional four years. She volunteered as supervisor of graduate students from Alliant University and was named Supervisor of the Year. Additionally, she served on the Columbus, OH Chapter of Big Brothers/Big Sisters as VP Public Relations and received The Richardson Award in her role as an outstanding big sister. She is committed to The Honor Foundation, which serves special operation forces, such as Navy SEALs, Marine Raiders, Delta Force, and Green Berets. There she provides pro bono coaching services to help these special operators transition to the civilian workforce. In 2017, she was awarded the prestigious Navy Paddle for her extensive donation of time, talent, and treasure.

Elizabeth received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and has been repeatedly invited to speak to national, regional, and local professional conferences and business groups.
Doohi Lee, MD

Doohi Lee, MD

Board Member

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Doohi Lee, MD   

Dr. Doohi Lee is a medical doctor trained in radiology, surgery and integrative medicine, with wide breadth of interests and experiences including laser medicine and surgery, vein surgery, advanced interventional pain management, regenerative medicine, and cosmetic surgery. From his training in radiology, he applies the SPECT brain scans to evaluate the functional changes in the brain associated with conditions such as ADD, depression, PTSD and traumatic brain Injury arising from sports and battle wounds.

Dr. Lee is a published author of numerous medical articles and book chapters, and is currently writing a book on the Diamond MatrixÒ, which is a philosophical construct of Integrative Medicine where it provides a roadmap for an individual to achieve optimal health and happiness. As an expert in the field of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Dr. Lee served as an invited physician at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to introduce and evaluate world athletes using this technology. In 2005, he also worked with a team of physicians and scientists at NASA researching the application of ultrasound in space, communicating directly with the astronauts aboard the International Space Station. He is recipient of the Gold Medal Award from the American College of Phlebology, The Sinsheimer Research Award from the New York Medical College and the Resident Research Award (First Prize) from the Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Lee currently serves on the Editorial Boards of the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.Dr. Lee actively works with medical device companies as consultant, speaker and trainer, while lecturing regularly both here and abroad in the areas of Laser Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Also a pianist, he has performed in recitals and chamber music concerts in the USA, Canada, Europe and South America.

Giving back to his community, Dr. Lee has served on the Plano Symphony Steering Committee and The Irving Symphony Board. He has also worked closely with local charities dedicated to assisting battered women and the indigent.
Ann Louden

Ann Louden

Board Member

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Ann Louden

Ann Louden is a seasoned non-profit and philanthropy expert. In the last three decades, she has led fund-raising efforts in excess of $150 million for higher education, health care, the arts, and adoption.

Founder of the Ann Louden Strategy and Consulting Company, Ann uses her expertise in raising money, building brands, staging mega events, and providing leadership development to advise non-profit executives, boards and volunteers. A recent transplant from Texas to New York City, Ann is actively involved on the President’s Council of New York Women in Development, with the New York National Speakers Association, and as a volunteer for multiple causes.

Currently writing a new book called Connection as a Superpower: How Social Courage Gives Us the Edge in Life and Love, Ann seeks out the stories of connections heroes. A cancer survivor, she has also created and produced seven full-scale music videos, seen by more than a half million people, to celebrate the courage of cancer survivors.
Sharon O'Leary, JD

Sharon O'Leary, JD

Board Member

Sharon O’Leary is a seasoned C-level executive with strong operational management experience and a deep legal background. She has a demonstrated history of working for geographically diverse public and private companies in multiple industries.
Her areas of expertise include corporate governance, structuring and negotiating complex cross-cultural corporate transactions, launching and financing start-up organizations and developing and managing high-performance cross-functional teams.Sharon has served in multiple capacities including chief legal officer, president and chief operating officer. Currently she serves as a board member for several companies and organizations.

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Shanon O'Leary, JD

Sharon O’Leary is a seasoned C-level executive with strong operational management experience and a deep legal background. She has a demonstrated history of working for geographically diverse public and private companies in multiple industries.

Her areas of expertise include corporate governance, structuring and negotiating complex cross-cultural corporate transactions, launching and financing start-up organizations and developing and managing high-performance cross-functional teams.

Sharon has served in multiple capacities including chief legal officer, president and chief operating officer. Currently she serves as a board member for several companies and organizations.
Kayla-Leah Rich

Kayla-Leah Rich

Board Member

Kayla-Leah Rich is a speaker, author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian. Kayla-Leah was selected as a Boise TEDx speaker in 2017. Her book, Purple Crayon Confidence, has influenced others worldwide.Kayla is a regional director for the global organization Days for Girls, whose aim is to ensure every girl and woman has appropriate feminine hygiene supplies. Her work with Days for Girls has taken her to Haiti, Guatemala, and Peru. She was selected for Idaho Business Review’s 2018 Women of the Year award. Kayla is a proficient Googler, vlogger and lover of potatoes!

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Kayla-Leah Rich

Kayla-Leah Rich has worked and served in several different fields. She was a General Contractor for nearly a decade keeping projects on time and on budget in a fast-moving climate. She was on the founding board for Compass Public Charter School and navigated in an adverse climate to get Idaho’s Charter school system to change approvals from local to a state level, expanding school choice allowing for competition and excellence in education.

Kayla-Leah is currently a regional director with the Global Non-Profit Day for Girls. She oversees 58 chapters with thousands of volunteers. This work has also taken her to various places around the globe bringing education and appropriate feminine hygiene supplies to those who usually go without. Her own local chapter of Days for Girls has provided education and feminine hygiene kits for girls and women in 12 different countries. She had the opportunity in 2017 to share her experience in this field from the iconic red dot on the TEDx Boise stage.

Kayla is the author of the book Purple Crayon Confidence, and has online courses helping individuals develop Joy, Confidence, and Impact. Her work in personal and business development earned her a spot as Idaho Business Review’s Women on the Year 2018. She is the proud mother of 4 amazing Boys and has been joyfully married for 22 years.
Lori Strumpf, MEd

Lori Strumpf, MEd

Board Member

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Lori Strumpf, MeD


Lori Strumpf has over thirty years in the field of organizational development and change management in human services and workforce development organizations. Lori has been in business as Strumpf Associates: Center for Strategic Change for the last 30 years. She is a nationally known expert in organizational management, training and design for education, training, and human resource development systems.

Prior to starting her business, Lori was the Assistant Director for the National Association of Private Industry Councils. She is a founding member of the National Youth Employment Coalition. She has been a Senior Associate at Brandeis University, Center for Human Resources, Heller School for Public Policy. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C. to work on the Vice President’s Task Force for Youth Employment, Lori was the Assistant Director to a project for court diverted delinquent youth. She also worked at Florida State Prison, counseling prisoners.

Strumpf Associates is a small cadre of training and consulting experts, headquartered in Washington, DC. The Principals in Strumpf Associates have decades of experience helping public and not for profit organizations manage change, build systems, build leadership teams, build boards, and improve program quality and customer satisfaction. SA provides organizational change management consulting and executive coaching to schools, workforce organizations, and welfare organizations.

Strumpf Associates assists public organizations to continuously improve their organizational effectiveness and performance through a variety of organizational development activities. Strumpf Associates approach to organizational development is to target the organization’s culture including the systems, processes, and rewards, to produce lasting change which results in better organizational performance.

Lori Strumpf has a Masters and Specialist Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Florida.
Dana Templeman, LCSW

Dana Templeman, LCSW

Board Member

As Deputy Director of Title IX for a private university, Dana Templeman, LCSW, conducted investigations into allegations of discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, stalking, bullying, and abuse. She also managed the university’s standards office.Previously, Ms. Templeman provided counseling services to individuals and families, and consulted with foreign governments regarding the establishment of social policies, procedures, and the implementation of family and child services. She also offered training to international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the areas of assessment, casework management, and placement of children who were without parental care. Her other responsibilities included product management, public affairs, media, policy development, and strategic planning.

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Dana Templeman

As Deputy Director of Title IX for a private university, Dana Templeman, LCSW, conducted investigations into allegations of discrimination, sexual misconduct, harassment, stalking, bullying, and abuse. She also managed the university’s standards office. Previously, Ms. Templeman provided counseling services to individuals and families, and consulted with foreign governments regarding the establishment of social policies, procedures, and the implementation of family and child services. She also offered training to international Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the areas of assessment, casework management, and placement of children who were without parental care. Her other responsibilities included product management, public affairs, media, policy development, and strategic planning.