Director, Organizational Development & Learning Solutions
Dana Henry, MBA has over 25 years of experience focused on the design, development, and implementation of competency-based leadership development systems and custom learning solutions. She has led strategic planning and prioritization with senior leaders, developed change management skill in middle managers, and built organizational bench strength through the development of emerging leaders.
Ms. Henry’s most recent role was leading the MassMutual enterprise wide Learning & Development function that supported the company's mission of ensuring a workforce that is more engaged and talented than their competitors. This position impacted the on-going development of all employees in MassMutual by providing learning and development resources/programs at the executive, manager, and employee levels.
Dana has presented on diverse organizational development topics at conferences in the US, Canada, and Europe and consulted across a wide variety of industries and organizations, including BOSE, Eli Lilly, Lucent, ABB, Cisco Systems, CIGNA, Pitney Bowes, the CIA, the State of Florida, the State of Alaska, and the United Nations.
Ms. Henry received her master's of business administration in management information systems and a bachelor's of science in mechanical engineering, both from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She also holds numerous professional certifications in management and team assessment techniques.
Dana Bienkowski supports all training program, event, client events, and project work. Ms. Bienkowski oversees and manages the preparation and tracking of project and business group-related financial documents from the point of project inception through completion. Ms. Bienkowski’s role also includes communication with all internal and external clients, vendors, and staff on an ongoing basis. She utilizes a range of program support technology/software to assist with office and program requirements and is instrumental in supporting a variety of business and office-related needs.
Ms. Bienkowski received her bachelor's of arts in english literature from Trinity College.
Dana Remian assists in the design and development of eLearning and multimedia assets, and in the selection of technology solutions. A recent addition to the team, Mr. Remian brings several years of experience as a corporate trainer and a wealth of experience working for both public sector and non-profit entities. He applies a creative and critical eye to designing attractive and evidence-based approaches to learning. His broad interests and knowledge make him well suited for consulting with subject-matter experts to capture and share their expertise with others.
Mr. Remian received his bachelor's of arts in English literature from Worcester State University. He anticipates a 2019 completion of a master's of education in instructional design from the University of Massachusetts Boston.
Senior Program Manager for Online, Collaborative & Virtual Learning Solutions
Kathryn Swaim, M.S. manages the Institute's rapidly developing expertise in online learning solutions and virtual collaboration. She brings an expertise in positive organizational communication and collaborative program development along with an entrepreneurial spirit. Ms. Swaim creates affordable, cutting-edge and impactful technological solutions for clients and programs ranging across all sectors: state, non-profit, and corporate.
Ms. Swaim received her master's of science in organizational management from Antioch University New England and bachelor's of arts from University of Massachusetts Amherst’s University Without Walls.
Jacob B. Ward has over five years of project management and educational consulting experience, mainly in the higher education sector. Most recently, Mr. Ward assisted in the development and implementation of change management initiatives and campus-wide innovation projects, as well as retreats and organizational development workshops. In addition, he has supported leaders to orient their teams and develop new habits to coordinate action. Prior to this, he served in an advisory capacity for an international tour operator, branding alumni travel experiences for client institutions.
Mr. Ward holds a bachelor's of science in marketing from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.