ORC's Global Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Practice
Patrice A. Hall
Vice President, Global Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion
Patrice A. Hall leads the firm's global equality, diversity, and inclusion practice. Ms. Hall has designed and implemented numerous diversity best practice initiatives, including systems of accountability for senior managers, mentoring programs for colleagues at all levels of the organization, and innovative approaches to broad-based employee engagement.
Ms. Hall comes to ORC from a 21-year career at JP Morgan Chase, where she was most recently a managing director and global diversity executive for the investment bank, helping build a culture of inclusive leadership and driving initiatives for 17,000 employees worldwide. Her many accomplishments include the delivery one of the firm's most comprehensive diversity metrics and accountability systems, designed to enhance the attraction, retention, and development of key talent.
Ms. Hall also held the position of diversity executive for JP Morgan Chase's consumer bank, where she drove the design and implementation of best practice diversity strategies for over 45,000 managers and staff across the country in multiple lines of business. In addition, Ms. Hall has managed small and large groups in from functions as diverse as back office operations, sales and service, and strategic planning and analysis.
She received her undergraduate degree in psychology, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a National Achievement Scholar and vice president of the Black Student League. She earned her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Hall also holds the professional insurance certification of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). She is an advisory board member of the Educational Equity Center at the Academy for Educational Development (EEC at AED), a national not-for-profit whose mission is to eliminate inequities that are barriers to children's learning.
Business Development Manager
Bonnie Arrix, an ORC Consultant, is responsible for marketing efforts in ORC Worldwide's Global Equality, Diversity & Inclusion networks. Bonnie works closely with network leaders and employer representatives to communicate the value of membership in ORC's Networks.
Prior to joining ORC, Bonnie was the Consumer Relations Manager at Nespresso, Inc. (a subsidiary of Nestle) in Stamford, CT where she managed all customer relations and assisted in developing marketing strategies for the US launch of the Nesprsso coffee products. Prior to joining Nespresso, Bonnie was a Recruiter for Booz Allen Hamilton in NYC where she was responsible for the annual recruitment of summer intern and full-time business school students from Wharton, Yale, Columbia and Tuck.
Bonnie holds a B.A. degree from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA.
Chair, Compliance and ELLG
H. Juanita (Nita) M. Beecher is the compliance chair for ORC's U.S. diversity networks, and chair of the Employment Law & Litigation Group (ELLG), a network of senior corporate in-house labor and employment lawyers. She has more than 25 years' experience in labor and employment law, particularly with class investigations by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
After serving as an in-house counsel in major corporations for more than 20 years, Ms. Beecher joined ORC in 2000, and became the chair of the ELLG in 2003. In her role as compliance chair, she works with the OFCCP and the EEOC on matters of interest to WON and ELLG members. Her corporate experience includes positions at E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, the Consolidation Coal Company, Arch Mineral (now Arch Coal), and McDonnell Douglas/The Boeing Company.
Ms. Beecher holds an A.B. degree in Latin from the University of North Carolina and a law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law in Chapel Hill. She is a member of the American Bar Association and its EEO subdivision. She is admitted to the bar in North Carolina and Pennsylvania.
Senior Consultant, Workforce Management
Michal R. Fineman works with employers to develop talent management and diversity and inclusion tools and processes. She has experience in a variety of techniques for analyzing behavioral work requirements and assessing cultural climate, including designing surveys, facilitating focus groups, and conducting targeted interviews. She frequently conducts research and benchmarking studies related to talent management and diversity and inclusion practices. Ms. Fineman chairs ORC's Global Talent Management Network and Human Resources in R&D network.
Prior to joining ORC, Ms. Fineman held human resources management positions with Allied Corporation (now Honeywell) and Identitech Corporation. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Rutgers University. Ms. Fineman's publications on talent management and diversity and inclusion subjects have appeared in International HR Journal, Diversity Executive, Talent Management, Research-Technology Management, Workspan, and other journals.
Director, Global EDI Practice
Deirdre Golden is based in the ORC London office, working with organizations in the private and the public sector in Europe to address the equality and diversity agenda in employment and in the global environment through confidential employer networks and consulting support and solutions. Ms. Golden has worked in financial services, IT, and the public sector, with specialism in employee relations, employment policy, and equality and diversity. In addition, Ms. Golden has comprehensive human resources management experience, both operationally and strategically, as well as from an external community-based perspective Prior to her time at ORC, she was board director of the West Euston Partnership, a government-funded, public and private sector regeneration partnership in the London Borough of Camden, where she worked with a wide range of stakeholders in developing the strategy for the partnership.
Ms. Golden has a Master's Degree LLM (Employment Law), University of Middlesex and a B.A. (Honours) in Economic and Political Sociology, University of East Anglia. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and the U.K. National Working Group on the European Commission's "For Diversity Against Discrimination" campaign.
Chair, Global Diversity Forum and Diversity Chair, WON
Elizabeth MacGillivray chairs ORC's Global Diversity Forum and leads diversity activities for ORC's Workforce Opportunity Network (WON). In this role, she works closely with the senior corporate diversity leaders of top Fortune 500 companies in developing their corporate diversity programs. In this capacity, she also works with with a range of subject-matter experts, civil rights and not-for-profit groups, academics, government officials, and employment lawyers.
Prior to joining ORC, Ms. MacGillivray was an attorney at the law firm of Jackson Lewis in Boston, practicing labor and employment law. She was also a legal editor for RIA Group and Warren, Gorham & Lamont, professional publishers of legal compliance and human resources management information.
Ms. MacGillivray holds a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University and a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law. She is admitted to the bar in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She serves on the Board of Advisors for Family Service of Rhode Island and on the Board of Directors of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, an environmental education center. She is a frequent contributor to various diversity publications.
Director, Workforce Management Consulting
Mary L. Martinéz focuses on workforce management consulting at ORC Worldwide. With 20 years of experience as a consultant and as a human resources leader, her capabilities include designing and implementing diversity and other human resources systems and process, as well as creating and delivering/facilitating training and organization development interventions.
Prior to her current tenure at ORC, Ms. Martinéz was most recently responsible for global performance management and professional development for Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to joining Alcatel-Lucent in 2006, Ms. Martinéz was employed in a variety of roles with Sanofi-Aventis and one of its predecessor companies, Aventis Pharmaceutical, as well as time as a corporate manager for diversity and work/life programs for Honeywell and as director, diversity and development, for CIGNA.
Ms. Martinéz holds an M.B.A. degree in management—organization behaviour—from Bernard M. Baruch College. She has authored several articles for diversity publications, served as instructor for diversity courses for Cornell's continuing education program, and presented on diversity at a number of diversity symposia.
Jessica Kirby provides administrative and substantive support for Global EDI Networks and consulting, including making meeting arrangements and preparing materials. Jessica conducts benchmarking surveys for members of the Global EDI Networks and manages the Global EDI Networks portal.
Jessica holds a B.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Rhode Island. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) and the recipient of the Eric Kumpf Scholarship. She also serves as co-founder and co-chair of the Aquidneck Island Paddle in Newport, RI, a fundraiser which benefits Lucy’s Hearth, a 24-hour women’s shelter, and the Aquidneck Island Land Trust, which is dedicated to saving the natural character and environmental health of Aquidneck Island