Meet The Team

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Tedi R. Parsons, CCC, CEC, CPC

P: (517) 253-0872
Tedi Parsons started The Professionals Forum in 2011.  He brings a strong background and professional experience in human resources, operations and top level executive support.  Along with his long-term career as a social justice advocate, Tedi is responsible for creating all programming for TPF including the day-to-day operations.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Tedi.

Jacqueline Thomas-Hall, MBA
Senior Principal

P: (517) 528-3890
 E: [email protected]
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Jacqueline Thomas-Hall is TPF's Senior Principal, providing her direction on all trainings and programs, including the overall direction of the organization. Ms. Thomas-Hall has over 25 years in leading organizational development initiatives including diversity and inclusion.  As an executive leader she has led strategic programs and initiatives with a focus on change management.  To learn more about Jacquie, please CLICK HERE.

Lori Adams Simon, MPA, CDM
Sr. Consultant - Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

P: (517) 712-8363
Lori Adams-Simon serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.  Lori works at Sparrow Health System, where she serves as the Senior Advisor for Diversity/Inclusion and Civil Rights Coordinator. She is responsible for managing all Diversity initiatives with a primary focus on building and maintaining external partnerships in support of caring for a diverse community. 
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Teece Arnonin
Sr. Consultant - Communications & Public Relations

P: (517) 763-5313
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Teece Aronin serves as the Sr. Consultant for Communications.  She is a published author, editor and trainer whose background includes health care, human resources, inclusion and equity and career coaching. She is the author of the weekly blog, Chipped Demitasse where she takes on life, death, pop culture and making one's way in the world. She is also a regular contributor to Greater Lansing Business Monthly and Capital Area Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Her work has been featured on, the Erma Bombeck Writers' Workshop and Public Radio. Teece is a member of the Professional Association of Résumé Writers & Career Coaches™ and the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). Additionally, Teece is a Certified Human Resources Specialist.  

David Olson
Sr. Consultant - Professional Leadership

P: (517) 604-1870 
David serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for Professional Leadership.  He is a take-charge CEO and Board Chair with impeccable organization skills.  He is a proven track record of quickly overcoming profit and growth challenges.  Well-connected and market-savvy, he is a proven strategist who leverages entrepreneurial drive and business acumen to achieve success in new-market ventures and product adjacencies. A true leader, David boosts team motivation, customer satisfaction and product and service quality to reach aggressive profit goals, while successfully managing a diverse network of stakeholders. 

Feliz Rodriguez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Sr. Consultant - Human Resources

P: (517) 346-8251 
​​ Feliz Rodruigez, serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for all matters related to Human Resources.  She also volunteers her time as the Co-Chair of the Michigan Disability Empowerment Coalition (MiDEC).   Feliz serves as the Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties and the Professional Development & Diversity Director for the Greater Lansing Society for Human Resources and is a member of the Truth Racial Healing and Transformation Economy Team.  Feliz has a passion for people and her community, providing direction on the many committees she serves on along with personal mentoring.

Cindy Whittum
Sr. Consultant - Professional Development

P: (517) 256-0842
​​Cindy Whittum serves as TPF's Sr. Consultant for Professonal Development.  She currently serves as the Senior Career Coach at Davenport University’s Lansing campus.  Throughout her 20 plus years in career and workforce development, Cindy has worked hard to be a catalyst for connections between job seekers and employers in every industry sector.  To learn more about Cindy please, CLICK HERE. 

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