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Meet Our Team

Beulah Trey, Ph.D.

CEO & Founder

Dr. Beulah Trey, a licensed psychologist, is Vector Group Consulting USA's founder. She is expert at transforming organizations, leaders, and teams to navigate the unpredictable, informal side of organizational life through a values-based approach. Her work consistently leads to stronger, more effective leaders, more engaged employees with sophisticated relationship skills, who together are more effective at creating innovative approaches to achieving their goals.

She speaks and leads workshops throughout the nation. Her recent publication, Turning Mission-Based Academic-Department Leaders into a Leadership Team: A Case Study in Creating Value," can be viewed on the New England Journal of Medicine-Harvard Business Review collaborative website on Leading Health Care Innovation.

Beulah is a Team STEPPS Master Trainer and has taught in Wharton’s MBA program, the Aresty Institute, and the Medical College of South Carolina. In 2005, she co-founded Mussar Pathways Institute, to promote ethical character development. Beulah is certified in Positive Psychology, numerous assessments, and holds a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Swarthmore College.

Shirley Brown, D.M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. Shirley Brown, a dentist and licensed clinical psychologist, expertly coaches executives and physician leaders to achieve their leadership goals. She brings her clinical mastery to Vector Group as our coach supervisor.

Her strongly individualized coaching work, informed by decades of experience on both hospital services and private-practice teams, has been described as precise, sensitive, and transformative. This dual training and clinical background provide Shirley with a deep, personal understanding of the challenges faced by clinicians across a range of medical-practice settings. In addition, she has undergone advanced training in mindfulness-based approaches, which inform Shirley’s coaching and team-development work. A vital member of the Vector Group team, she conducts her coaching within a coordinated framework of team development and with a focus on organizational culture.

Shirley served for decades as an attending clinician on the surgical and medical staffs of the Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, PA [now part of Drexel University], and established and directed psychological services for a large oncology group at Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, PA. She is currently clinical director of Rittenhouse Collaborative, a multidisciplinary behavioral-health practice in Center City Philadelphia. 

She holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Shirley received an M.S. in education and her D.M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania after completing her B.A. at Barnard College, Columbia University.

Weylin Burlingame, Ph.D., LCSW

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. Weylin Burlingame, a licensed clinical social worker, brings 20 years of supporting individuals, groups and organizations using systems and strengths­-based perspectives as a facilitator, instructor, coach, and therapist. He uses his educational background and training to bring rigorous critical thought, reliance on evidence-based solutions, and generation of novel approaches to innovation, change, and development opportunities. He has experience working with a managed health care company, collaborating with medical systems as a provider, and in working with organizations with complex missions.

 

Weylin is a part-time faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches graduate courses on group dynamics, organizational politics, and leadership dynamics. He also teaches human resources courses at the University of Texas at El Paso as an adjunct faculty member.

 

As a lifelong learner, Weylin is trained in Experiential Learning, Appreciative Inquiry, developing leadership through Emotional Intelligence, and is currently working toward certification through the International Coach Federation.

 

He holds a Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Case Western Reserve University, an MSW from University of Pennsylvania, and he completed his B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at Bucknell University.

Jeanne DiVincenzo, Psy.D.

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. Jeanne DiVincenzo has over 30 years of experience as an expert in strategy and organizational development that she has parlayed into leadership development and executive coaching. Her background in business and academic sectors, with her grounding in psychology gives her an in-depth understanding of the systemic, organizational and interpersonal issues that arise in academic organizations and a powerful ability to help coaching clients in those contexts gain mastery of those issues. 

Jeanne’s experience in business leadership and management include having served as the executive vice president of a global marketing communications agency. After becoming a clinical psychologist, she joined the faculty of a doctoral program. She frequently consults with institutions of higher education, providing leadership and faculty development. 

Jeanne is an accomplished speaker, and her engagements include topics such as skillful communications in teams, mindfulness for business, and diversity awareness. She is known for her warm, collaborative and engaged style in her coaching and consulting work that motivates others to obtain self-awareness, positive change and growth. 

Jeanne holds a Psy.D. in clinical psychology from Chestnut Hill College and a B.A. from University of Rochester. She has attended numerous workshops and trainings on leadership development, coaching, becoming a resilient leader, and on assessment methods and instruments for employee selection and development. She is certified on the Caliper for leadership assessment and selection. She is a longstanding member of Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and has served on numerous committees, including Multiculturalism and Psychology in Business, where she served as chair. 

Lucy Fine, RN, LMFT

Senior Executive Coach

Lucy Fine has over three decades of professional experience. She began her professional career as a registered nurse and midwife and then transitioned to team leader negotiating contracts for nurses.  In private practice as a psychotherapist, group facilitator and later as an executive leadership coach she has worked in global companies, healthcare, government and not-for-profit organizations, as well as in the national science laboratories. 

 

For the past 18 years Lucy has been coaching individuals and teams to achieve high-performance decision-making and competency dealing with the emotions contributing to team collaboration.  The foundation of her work is a system-centered approach, providing clients with a developmental map to negotiate for clarity, accountability and commitment. Fostering emotional and collaborative intelligence, she facilitates mastery in leading difficult conversations and enhancing embodied leadership and skillful presence. In addition, she attributes much of her own expert skill to decades of martial arts, yoga and somatic-mindfulness training.

 

Lucy earned a B.A. from Antioch College, a B.S. in Nursing and Certificate of Public Health from UCSF, and an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University. She was a fellow at SF State in Integrated Service Technology – a program to support wrap-around health services in the public school systems. She received her coaching certification as well as an advanced leadership development certification from the Coaches Training Institute.

 

Lucy has served as an adjunct faculty member at UCSF School of Medicine, JFK University and New College. She was on the Board of the Professional Coaches and Mentors Association and a longstanding member of System-Centered Training and Research Institute, the Northern CA Group Psychological Association, CA Marriage and Family Therapists Association and University of California SF Nursing Alumni Association.

John Guerin, Ph.D., ChFC

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. John Guerin is a licensed psychologist who brings his enthusiasm for research and assessments to Vector Group, serving as our chief psychometrician. John has more than 30 years of experience in Clinical, Forensic and Organizational Psychology and is also a Chartered Financial Consultant. His clinical skills give him a profound advantage in motivating his clients to optimize their performance and develop as leaders. John’s expertise in psychological assessments at the individual and systemic levels is the foundational component of his coaching toolkit and the reason he is Vector Group chief psychometrician. Being especially committed to training, John has vast experience creating and administering mentoring programs in professional and corporate settings.

 

His expertise is in organizational diagnosis and intervention, executive coaching, workplace mediation and negotiation, and effectively addressing interpersonal and business dynamics that get in the way of achieving organizational and leadership objectives. John’s clients have included academic medical centers, companies, institutions, and individuals in many sectors, most notably health care and finance. Since joining Vector Group, he has developed a focus on the development of health-care professionals as organizational leaders.

Stephen D. Husband, Ph.D.

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. Stephen Husband has been a coach and consultant for more than 20 years.  He is a licensed psychologist trained as a clinician in the scientist/practitioner model. During his early career, he taught in university and medical school settings and worked with medical and graduate students. Along with writing Federal grants, he also served as a grant investigator and on Federal grant-review committees. Steve later built a successful clinical and consulting practice with a partner, eventually leaving to pursue coaching and consulting full time. 

 

Steve has worked in a broad spectrum of sectors and organizations.  His clients have described him as a thinking partner who works with them to assess their situations and needs, explore options, and identify ways to move forward productively. Having an approachable and easygoing manner, Steve believes that different people can be effective utilizing different work and leadership styles. Believing that balance is essential, he partners with his clients to identify and leverage their strengths, along with identifying and addressing their developmental needs and challenges. He coaches individuals ranging from early-stage managers to the C-suite, and also is a trusted advisor to senior leaders.

 

Along with leadership-development coaching, Steve has expertise in on-boarding coaching, a process for advising recently promoted or newly hired managers and leaders through the often-tricky months of a new position. Steve also enjoys the challenge of working with individuals who need to adjust counterproductive aspects of their workplace or management behavior. 

 

Steve earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Hahnemann University (now part of Drexel University), an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University, and a B.A. in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. In 1996, Steve was honored with the Alumnus of the Year award from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University. He is certified as a Coach by the College of Executive Coaching and has earned both the SPHR and SCP designations from HRCI and SHRM, respectively.  He also is certified in a number of assessment instruments.

Michelle Lynskey, Ph.D.

Senior Executive Coach

Dr Michelle Lynskey’s expertise and insight into people and organizations are grounded in her 25+ years of experience in coaching and organizational development.  She has coached and consulted to senior leaders and leadership teams during periods of significant change, including CEO transitions, mergers, restructuring, and turnarounds.  She is passionate about helping individuals and groups develop key insights that, when acted on, lead to powerful personal change and performance improvements.  
 
Michelle received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Rice University and holds a variety of professional certifications in the field.  Most relevant to her focus on clear communication as a key performance differentiator, she is certified in the SAVI® method, which focuses on systematic analysis of what makes conversations succeed or fail.  She is a licensed psychologist and member of the Systems-Centered Training and Research Institute, American Psychological Association, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  

Irene McHenry, Ph.D.

Senior Executive Coach

Dr. Irene McHenry, is a licensed psychologist and educator with decades of experience in leadership development and executive coaching. She brings her passion for pedagogy to Vector Group by directing our training programs. Irene designed and continues to direct the premiere leadership-development program for Friends Council on Education, and is passionate about and excels at developing programs for diverse populations.

As a founding faculty member of the Fielding Graduate University's doctoral program in Educational Leadership and Change, Irene worked with the administration to design and implement the curriculum and the mentorship program for underserved adult populations. She was the founding Head of Delaware Valley Friends School, designing the school for adolescents with learning disabilities and creating a unique program for faculty professional development and parent education, to meet students’ needs. She also was co-founder of Greenwood Friends School, the only independent school in its rural region, and she served as adjunct faculty at Lincoln University, an historically Black college. Irene served as a Senior Investigator for the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute; was the Lead Investigator on the National Moral Education Research Project, and currently serves as a consultant to a research project and treatment manual design for the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute.

Irene received her B.A. from Susquehanna University, her M.S. from Bucknell University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in human and organizational development from Fielding Graduate University. She serves on the board of managers for Haverford College, the founding board of the Mindfulness in Education Network, and is past president of the board of the Council for American Private Education.

Stacey Meadows, Esq.

Senior Executive Coach

Stacey’s 27-year tenure at Jefferson Hospitals and affiliated companies within TJUH System culminated in her senior leadership position as General Counsel and leader of the Patient Safety, Risk Management, and Claims Management functions. Stacey’s expertise lies at the nexus of bringing legal, management, strategic planning and coaching experience to physicians, clinical teams, hospitals and health systems.

 

Stacey has further expertise in coaching for the legal sector, and a variety of performance-improvement and conflict-resolution modalities, including mediation. She is a Certified Team STEPPS Master trainer and has served as a KAPE Examiner (the Pennsylvania analogue to the Baldrige National Quality Award.)  She graduated from University of Pennsylvania Law School, and received a B.A., Magna Cum Laude, from University of Pennsylvania. 

Amy Sabsowitz, MSW

Senior Executive Coach

Amy Sabsowitz has a unique combination of psychological and business experience which makes her highly effective as an executive coach. She focuses on providing clients with comprehensive and concrete feedback with specific behavioral suggestions for improvement. As a coach, she provides a structure for learning as well as a safe place to discuss difficult and confidential subjects. She has been highly regarded by her clients for her insight, sensitivity and understanding of personal and business needs.

 

After completing an advanced degree, Amy built a successful career in designing, developing, and marketing Employee Assistance Programs for large corporations including Main Line Health among others. Amy readily understands issues from the perspectives of both the individual and the organization. She understands the need to balance business growth and profitability with issues relating to personal satisfaction and development. She specialized in a variety of interventions to help individuals and leaders succeed at work. She has also provided professional development programs. As leader of Talent Management for PECO Energy, she strategically worked with senior management teams to create structured, disciplined and rigorous leadership identification and development processes. She created and implemented methods for closing leadership requirements gaps.

 

Amy has coached senior leaders at Drexel University College of Medicine, The University of South Florida and Jefferson University College of Medicine. She helped identify the leadership requirements needed to compete in this market and use them as a model for leadership success moving forward. Amy employs her skill and insights as an executive coach to clients in leadership and program development, training, psychotherapy and college level teaching. She brings 38 years of business experience to top-ranking universities, health care organizations, non-profits, newspapers, consulting firms and utility corporations

 

Amy earned her B.A. at Pennsylvania State University and her Masters from University of Wisconsin.

Felice Tilin, Ph.D.

Master Coach and Change Consultant

Dr. Felice Tilin is President of GroupWorks Consulting, the Director of Graduate Programs in Organizational Development and Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University and is a Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. A master coach and international change consultant, she specializes in working with multinational private, public and non-profit organizations, Universities and Healthcare Organizations.

 

Some of her most recent projects include strategic planning and implementation with a Fortune 50 US Investment Firm, leadership development for residents at a University Health System, developing HR Strategic Partners from fast growth companies based in China and a variety of executive coaching projects.

Felice holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development in Psycho Educational Process from

Temple University and has earned certifications from both the International Coach Federation and the Gestalt Training Program. Her recent publications include Coaching From the Inside (2009) and The Interprofesional Healtcare Team: Leadership and Development (2013).

Linda Wolpert

Managing Partner

Linda Wolpert is co-owner of Vector Group Consulting USA and our managing partner. She serves as Vector Group's chief financial officer and manages the US-based projects and people. Linda has over 25 years of leadership experience including being a Division Head for a Fortune 100 company.

Jim Bahr, MSEd

Chief Operations Officer

Jim Bahr is based in Sydney, Australia, and serves as our Chief Operations Officer. With a Masters Degree in Psychology in Education, and a broad background in business start-ups across a range of industries, Jim brings expertise in guiding SME growth by scaling people and business systems based on adult learning and change management principles.

Bethany Ostrowski

Chief of Staff

Bethany Watson-Ostrowski manages projects for Vector Group's senior team. She has over fifteen years of experience in public relations and communications, including directing public relations for a Philadelphia Mayoral candidate and conducting on-air interviews for the Comcast Newsmakers show. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Drexel University and a former Miss Philadelphia.

Jessica Lofgren, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Jessica Lofgren provides financial management for Vector Group. A graduate of University of Richmond, her background includes service as a senior accounting consultant, providing outsourced accounting and financial services to diverse national and international clientele. Prior to joining Vector Group, she served as an accounting manager for a large financial outsourcing firm, working with small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Ruth Heiges

Editor and Administrative Assistant

Ruth Heiges has a broad spectrum of experience in the editing of academic, technical, and popular articles and publications, including editing and publishing the proceedings of medical and scientific conferences and managing two websites.

While living in Israel for 27 years, she was the editor of a popular weekly, then a professional monthly, about Israel tourism, and was a feature writer of both monthly articles for the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent and for a syndicated service. Ruth also translated and edited papers for the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, affiliated with Tel Aviv University, and for a number of noted researchers and thought leaders.

Our team is ready to work with you!

We hire professionals whose business coaching is informed by training as clinical psychologists and social workers. They approach their assignments with empathy and an open heart, respecting how individuals are challenged differently in their roles. Vector team members tell us they appreciate working in a company committed to excellence, integrity and individual growth. They gain personal gratification when clients succeed.