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Jennell Evans 

Co-Founder & CEO    |    jevans@strategicinteractions.com

Jennell oversees our consulting and client services teams and contributes to key client engagements. Jennell has 20+ years of experience in organizational development and simulation-based leadership programs. She facilitates executive strategy sessions and also teaches leaders how to reduce stress, maintain focus and increase critical thinking through mindfulness practices. She holds a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, a Certificate of Instructional Design and a Masters of Organizational Development from Marymount University. Jennell is our Practice Leader of  Leadership Minds & Matters and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Music City Meditation, two SI divisions.  She completed her meditation teacher training at the McLean Meditation Institute. Jennell, a graduate of Leadership Fairfax and former Board Chair, also  blogs for Psychologytoday.com whenever possible.

David F. Swink

Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer    |    dswink@strategicinteractions.com  


David spearheads the design of our learning programs. He helped pioneer the use of interactive behavioral simulations™ over 30 years ago. David provides threat assessment training to universities and companies as well as our corporate leadership engagements. Formerly, he was the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health Training Program in Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy and is past President of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. David is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a former adjunct faculty member of Catholic University. Receiving both his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at East Carolina University, David is a recipient of The East Carolina University “Outstanding Alumnus” Award. David’s work has been featured by national news media including, 60 Minutes, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. He is a blogger for Psychology Today.com.

Charlyne (Chuck) Miller

Senior Consultant   


In the course of 25 years of management, leadership and executive development experience, Chuck Miller has worked with thousands of individuals worldwide, from emerging leaders to CEO's of major corporations. Her extensive training and insightful understanding of workplace challenges and human behavior, enables her to positively impact our clients representing a wide variety of industries. Chuck focuses on the practical applications of leadership, such as building strategic relationships, managing change and transitions, leveraging diversity, and developing high performing teams. Chuck previously served as Senior Advisor of Training and Organizational Effectiveness at Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac). She was also part of the national training staff of the American Red Cross. Chuck received both her B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Missouri.

Barry Spodak

Senior Consultant  


For nearly 30 years Barry Spodak has served as a training consultant to the nation's elite law enforcement agencies in the fields of threat assessment, hostage negotiation and the prevention of school violence. Drawing on 25 years of service as a clinical specialist at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, DC, Spodak has been in the forefront of designing and leading interactive behavioral simulations® that allow threat assessment investigators to perfect their skills in protective intelligence investigations and conflict management. Barry was a member of the select training team assembled by the National Threat Assessment Center and the Department of Education to train school officials in strategies to prevent school violence. His work has been featured on 60 Minutes, Nightline, CNN, MSNBC and All Things Considered.

Lauren N. Nile, J.D.

Attorney-At-Law, Senior Consultant


Lauren is an attorney, trainer and speaker specializing in Diversity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment. Lauren has conducted training and consultation for the White House and many Fortune 500 corporations. She co-founded the New England consortium of Black Admissions counselors. She worked as a specialist in the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and served as Chief of CETA Affirmative Action Compliance for the State of New York. Lauren also served as Staff Attorney for the Women’s Equity Action League in Washington, D.C. Lauren completed her undergraduate degree at the University of New Orleans, her graduate degree at the University of Connecticut, and her law degree at Cornell Law School.

Kerry Altman, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant


Kerry Altman has over 30 years experience delivering learning programs to corporations and government agencies in the areas of conflict resolution, violence prevention, threat assessment and behavioral sciences. Kerry completed his undergraduate work in psychology at The American University, and his graduate work at the California School of Professional Psychology. Kerry leverages his expertise in communication strategies with his psychology background in delivering our programs. Kerry is the author of The Wisdom of the Five Messengers: Learning to Follow the Guidance of Feelings, published by Sidran Press, 2007.

Tiane Mitchell Gordan

Senior Consultant


Tiane Mitchell Gordon has more than 20 years’ experience serving as an advisory partner, consultant, executive coach and speaker for organizations on human resources, diversity and inclusion issues. Her corporate experience includes HR leadership and management experiences in the financial services, publishing and internet industries. Formerly, Tiane served as Senior Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer for AOL, Inc. Tiane received her BA cum laude from Wesleyan University, post graduate studies at Trinity College and professional development through the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Executive Education program. She has also been identified by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) as one of its 100 Global Thought Leaders in diversity and inclusion.

Ira Orchin, Ph.D.

Senior Consultant


Ira Orchin is a licensed clinical psychologist and corporate trainer. He specializes in providing programs to corporations and government agencies in the areas of conflict resolution, sexual harassment, and workplace violence. Ira integrates his expertise in individual and group dynamics with his background in psychology and psychodrama to provide experiential training programs. He has delivered our programs in over 17 countries. Ira received his B.A. in Child Development from Tufts University, his M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University, and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. Ira has also served on the faculties of Hahnemann University and Immaculata College.


Quin Krovatin

Senior Consultant


Quin has been an integral part of a multi-year national Strategic Interactions engagement conducted in partnership with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Education. Beginning in 2002, his team trained thousands of school personnel in detecting threats and preventing school violence.  Since that time, Quin has conducted training for the University of Connecticut and the University of North Carolina, as well as Emory University, Colgate University, and the University of Rochester as well as several prestigious federal law enforcement agencies.  Quin is a graduate of Yale University and speaks fluent Mandarin.

Adam Swink

Client Services  |    adam@strategicinteractions.com

Adam is the go-to person that coordinates communications and project related tasks   between Strategic Interactions clients and staff.  Adam is also a digital marketing strategist who manages all social media, graphic design and website updates for the firm.  Adam, a graduate of Belmont University, participates in client engagements involving university threat assessment training.