Meet The (IGSC) Team

Innovative Global Solutions Consulting, LLC (IGSC) is a woman-owned management consulting firm that drives organizational transformation through the strategic alignment of people, processes, and resources. We develop innovative solutions that enable organizational leaders to build high performing and inclusive cultures that thrive in a competitive, global, and changing environment.

We specialize in Human Resource strategy development, Talent Management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategies, Leadership Development/Coaching, Professional Development and Training, and Organizational/Culture Transformation. We are a solutions-oriented organization with a track record of over 20 years of proven results with local, state and federal agencies; private industry, non-profits, and educational institutions. With headquarters in the Metropolitan Washington, DC area, we have also served clients globally in Canada, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, South Africa, Mauritius, Tokyo, and other parts of the world.

Innovatives’ President and CEO, Makeba Clay, brings a comprehensive professional background as a Diversity and Inclusion Senior Executive who has demonstrated success in organizational culture change across several industries for more than 20 years. She has developed and implemented transformational programs and outcomes for numerous institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, Princeton University and others. She is a sought-after global thought leader by organizations around the world on Diversity & Inclusion and Global Talent Management trends, best practices, strategies and solutions. She holds professional certifications in Human Capital and Diversity Management from Cornell University and is also a certified Conflict Mediator and an executive leadership Coach. She is also a Professional Speaker as designated by the National Speakers Association.

Additionally, Innovative Global Solutions Consulting, LLC (IGSC) has a highly accomplished team of facilitators, coaches, and consultants. They all possess impressive and extensive credentials in a range of academic disciplines, including; Human Resource Development, Organizational Development, Psychology/Counseling, Education, Curriculum Design, Business Administration, Science and Technology, and Interpersonal Communication. The team is comprised of current and former Senior Executives, Human Resource Executives and Strategists, Certified Executive and Leadership Coaches, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Specialists, Training and Development Directors, and Organizational Development Consultants with specific expertise that enables our impact across many sectors. Each partner brings leadership, practice, and hands on experience that compliments their consulting and training craft. They also understand the complexities of organizational structures and hierarchies, political and regulatory issues, and also challenges that exist within the management and leadership development of people within the workforce.

Makeba Clay, MA – President and CEO                     
Expertise in Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, Talent Management, Leadership Development,
Communication Plans, Employee Engagement, Metrics & Accountability, Training and Education, and Policy Integration.

Master of Art, Bowling Green State University

Hollie Bodiford Taylor, MS – Program and Project Management Specialist
Highly skilled at executing large-scale systems integration with varying levels of information technology, engineering, and personnel, public/private sector leaders. Expertise in program management, information technology, systems engineering, and maximizing process improvement and system optimization.

Master of Science, Information Systems and Technology – Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering – Hampton University

James Felton, MA - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist & Facilitator
Brings more than 15 years of experience from the higher education and non-profit sectors. Specializes in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Strategy.  

Master of Science, Educational Administration - McDaniel College
Bachelor of Art, Psychology - McDaniel College

Robert Gonet, PhD – Organizational Development, Leadership Strategist, Executive Coach
Specializes in Assessment, Executive Coaching, Training and Facilitation, and large-scale Organizational Change Management.

PhD, Higher Education Administration - Bowling Green State University

Michael Kocet, PhD, LMHC, NCC –  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Specialist & Facilitator
Brings more than 20 years of experience in education, health care, and the non-profit sectors. Specializes in building diverse and inclusive organizations through the implementation of innovative training and facilitation of programs. Related areas of expertise include; LGBTQ Issues in Counseling, Ethics, Leadership, and Dispute Resolution.

PhD, University of Arkansas - Counseling

Fari Nzinga, PhD – Research Specialist
Provides client research, white paper publication, Meeting Facilitation and Project Management on issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Arts. Expertise in History, Culture, Social Justice and the Arts.

PhD, Cultural Anthropology – Duke University

Malva Reid, PhD - Human Capital Development, Leadership Strategist, Executive Coach
With more than 25 years of experience in private industry and academia, Dr. Reid specializes in the areas of Assessment, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Training and Facilitation, and Business Process Improvement.

PhD, Developmental Psychology – Howard University

Heather Tarleton, PhD – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Specialist
Consults with clients on developing innovative cross sector strategies to effectively procure, design, implement, and evaluate STEM field projects and programs, especially those involving diverse populations. Projects range from pilot studies to large scale roll outs. Specializes in Public Health, Molecular Biology, Cancer Epidemiology and Bioethics.

PhD, Molecular Biology - Princeton University
Master of Science, Epidemiology - University of California, Los Angeles
Master of Public Affairs and Politics - Rutgers University