Tony Colantoni is a principal in the SGC Consulting Group, a Chicago-based organization development consulting frim that specializes in helping organizations through the growth and change process. Tony concentrates his efforts in the areas of strategic planning, team development, leadership development and organizational change. In addition, he coaches executives and managers to achieve higher levels of performance. Tony has experience in many settings, such as manufacturing, technology, transportation, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, food, health care, higher education, human services, community based organizations, and church ministries. His client list includes Mercury Marine, the Kellogg Foundation, Kraft, Motorola, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Diagnostics, CTA, Unilever, UOP, the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society, Loyola University Chicago, and the Archdiocese of Chicago.
Tony received his Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, his Juris Doctor degree from the John Marshall Law Center, and his M.S. in Organizational Development from Loyola University Chicago. He has engaged in additional professional development through the Center for Creative Leadership, the Organization Development Netowrk, the American Society for Training and Develoment, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Type. He is visiting or adjunct faculty at DePaul University and Elmhurst College, teaching leadership, group dynamics, team development, and organizational theory and development to graduate and undergraduate students.
Sr. Phyllis DiFuccia, SSJ
Phyllis DiFuccia, SSJ is an organization development consultant experienced in participative planning and work design, strategic planning, change management, and leadership and team development. Her extensive experience in organization development and leadership has been primarily in health care, education, and non-profit organizations. Phyllis has been associated with INSPIRE from its beginnings as facilitator and consultant to parish teams.
Phyllis has a Masters of Science in Organization Development from Loyola University Chicago, a Master of Arts from Middlebury College, and a Bachelor of Arts from Gannon University.
Carol Holden, D.Min., is a freelance Pastoral Consultant.She is also an adjunct faculty member who teaches graduate-level courses on pastoral planning and leadership development at Loyola University Chicago and the summer Loyola Institute for Ministry program in New Orleans. She has also taught three of the online courses for the Institute. From 1998-2009,she ministered as a Pastoral Associate in a parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago, IL, concentrating her ministry on adult formation. Dr. Holden was the co-director of the acclaimed Parish Evaluation Project (PEP) from 1980-1995. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Mary of the Lake University (Mundelein, IL) and an M.A. in theology from Loyola University Chicago. Her publishing credits include two books that she co-authored, Leadership in a Successful Parish and Recreating the Parish, and numerous articles in journals such as Chicago Studies and Today’s Parish.
DDominic Perri is a facilitator and organizational development consultant who has worked with Catholic dioceses, presbyterates, religious communities, parishes and national Church organizations throughout the United States. Dominic provides facilitation, strategic planning, board development and executive coaching to his clients. He has facilitated priest convocations for six dioceses. Some of the other groups with whom he has worked are: Georgetown University, Loyola University (Chicago), Paulist Fathers, Irish Christian Brothers of the US and Canada, Jesuits of the New England province, National Catholic Development Conference and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry.
Dominic has worked as INSPIRE consultant since Spring 2005. He leads INSPIRE’s learning history development and is an INSPIRE parish consultant.
Dominic holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the Catholic University of America and Master’s degrees in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Sr. Lois Prebil, OSF
Lois Prebil is a consultant who is part of INSPIRE as a Parish Consultant. She loves to consult with the parish leadership teams as they expand their team and leadership skills!
In addition, Lois presents workshops with the Office for Racial Justice in the Archdiocese of Chicago.
A native of Chicago and member of the Joliet Franciscans, Lois holds a master’s degree in organization development from Loyola University in addition to a master’s in mathematics from the University of Illinois and a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Francis.
Previously, Lois has served as staff member for St. James Parish in Chicago, as member of her congregation’s Governing Board, and as high school teacher and principal.
Dr. Ron Rojas
Ron was born in Washington DC and moved to Puerto Rico at the age of eight. He holds a B.A. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez; an M.B.A with a Concentration in Engineering Management from Southern Illinois University; and a D.B.A. from the University of Sarasota/Argosy. He has also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force (30 years of service); worked as the Chair of the Management and Marketing Department of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico; has been employed in Puerto Rico by Intel Corporation; and currently teaches graduate management courses at American InterContinental University-Online.
Currently, Ron is a Managing Associate of the PRISM Leadership Consulting Group and has been a management practitioner and consultant in the electronic manufacturing, educational, military and non-profit sectors for over 20 years. He is a certified Healthcare Administrator, certified International health Specialist (IHS), and a full Colonel in the United States Air Force Reserve. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon in the Church in 1987.
Ron is a published author on the subjects of collaborative leadership, and spirituality in management and leadership, and he assists dissertation candidates around the country with their writing on these topics. His hobbies include wind-surfing, mountain-biking, and reading. He and his family live in Tampa, Florida.
Carole is a principal with the SGC Consulting Group and holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University and an M.S. from George Williams College/Aurora University. She has participated in ongoing development and learning with National Training Laboratories (NTL), the Consulting Psychologists of the American Psychological Association, and she has been trained in the Conference Model for large systems change. Carole has taught in the Graduate Program at Loyola University Chicago and currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Elmhurst College, teaching classes in team development, group dynamics, and group leadership skills. She is a member of the Organization Development Network/Chicago, and previously served on its board. She is published in the 2001 Annual for Jossey-Bass/Pfeiffer, leaders in human resource development.
For more than twenty years, Carole has practiced in a variety of settings, including manufacturing, technology, professional services, health care, higher education, human services, and church staffs and ministries.