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Meet our staff!
They are the perfect mix of intelligence, innovation, and creativity. 

Dr. Jacqueline Minor

Intern Programming and Development Consultant

Dr. Jacqueline Minor is the founder of Minor Consulting Group, LLC, which provides services such as HR and I/O consulting, career mentoring, interview preparation, and offers guidance and mentorship to graduate students.  She offers PhD students a platform to explore dissertation research and topic selection, comprehensive exam preparation, and dissertation manuscript review. She holds a PHR certification and received certifications in Human Resource Management from Cornell and Purdue University. Her industry experience in Human Resources spans over 15 years working in union and non-union environments such as the airlines, veterinary services, financial services, manufacturing, and the oil, gas, and energy sector.

Dr. Minor was awarded a PhD and Master of Science in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Houston. She is the author of the study Factors Involved in Job Stress and Organizational Commitment: A Multivariate Investigation available on ProQuest and the inspirational book Navigating This Journey Called Life: My Thoughts, Experiences, and Life Lessons available on Amazon.

Dr. Minor’s research and professional interests align with resolving complex workplace issues through analyzing, designing, and improving workplace programs. Through critical thinking and the use of a strategic lens, she has identified gaps in varying processes and devised protocols and workflows to improve efficiencies in areas such as workforce planning, hiring and retention, payroll, and data analysis. In addition, she developed leadership and employee engagement initiatives to resolve communication style gaps between management and employees.

As an Industrial and Organizational Psychology Consultant, Dr. Minor consults on various projects and willingly extends her expertise via podcasts, blogs, white papers, workshops, and events. She, along with the Associate Dean of Engineering, and two other Virginia Tech staff members collectively presented at the National Science Foundation-Engineering Research Center-Smart One Water Workforce Development Workshop on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  Dr. Minor discussed her topic Attracting & Retaining a Diverse Workforce and was a contributing author to the white paper that resulted from this workshop.  Furthermore, Dr. Minor strongly believes in working for the greater good serving as the Director of Human Resources and Operations for the Society of Evidence-Based Organizational Consulting, sits on the NOLA SHRM Board of Directors serving as the Workforce Readiness Director, and a Career Mentor at Capella University.

Gretchen McKinney, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

CILI Lead Coach 

Founder and Chief People Strategist of incHRement, LLC, Ms. McKinney's mission is to "mentor the next generation to do great things for community." Currently serving as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director for Northshore Society for Human Resource Management (NSHRM), Gretchen is the Lead for CILI's coaching wing. 

She is an experienced business professional in developing organizational strategies. Her strengths are in human resources risk management, investigations and case management, and Louisiana employment law. She has successfully worked for profit and not for profit organizations in government, retail, financial services and military settings. Ms. McKinney holds her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Psychology from Texas A&M University. She maintains both the SHRM Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources certifications. 

Today, she is leveraging her years of experience and expertise for her clients, helping them to develop and harness organizational agility to achieve the success critical to their business imperatives, and also providing that same focus to the fellows of CILI. 

Kimberly M. Denesse

Program Manager

Kimberly Denesse is the Program Manager for CILI. She spent a combined 20 plus years in the Hospitality and Healthcare industries before moving into her current position. “Being a part of CILI has really helped me with finding my purpose within my community,” she states. 


She is currently working towards a degree in the legal field and is also a part of the creative community, having written and self published 5 books, as well as the stage play “Mirror Images." 

Jessica Bordelon

Marketing Director

Jessica brings her years of experience in mentorship programs, higher education and marketing to aid in outreach and communication to potential fellows, universities and corporate partners. 

She is the owner of Word of a Rebel Marketing, which provides marketing and design across all digital and print mediums, while also working as a real estate agent in both New Orleans and Baton Rouge. 

She has a long history with mentorship, from her years with Americorps, Project SOUND, I Am My Sister, and currently through her partnerships with Gracefully Mindful and CILI. "We are all a product of the connections we have and had." she says, "That is why organizations like CILI are so vital; providing beneficial connections to driven leaders in development at a critical stage in their transition from university to career." 

   Jadon Hunter 

Community Relations Coordinator

Jadon is an Alumni to our Tenth Institute and recently received his Baccalaureate Degree in Human Resource management at Southeastern Louisiana University. He plans on getting his SHRM-CP certification soon to continue gearing himself in the direction to reach his goal to diversify the workforce through DEI work. 

Between being an officer of the SHRM student chapter at SELU, volunteering, joining local DEI summits, and working with CILI, Jadon exudes a passion to extend opportunities to professionals who are otherwise looked over to ensure equal opportunity. His dynamic and interpersonal personality makes it easy for people to be themselves and express their truth effortlessly. 

As our Community Relations Coordinator, Jadon strategically visits Universities, events, and youth community organizations, to recruit and spread information about our Tenth Institute Fellowship program. No doubt creating a talent pipeline of diverse and high achieving professionals such as himself.

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3157 Gentilly Blvd Suite # 2184
New Orleans, LA 70122

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