Tony Bond is the Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of Great Place to Work, the global research and analytics firm that produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, the World’s Best Workplaces list, the 100 Best Workplace for Women list, the Best Workplaces for Diversity list, and dozens of other distinguished workplace rankings around the world. He serves a key role in shaping the organization’s culture transformation work.
A strategic thinker and innovator, Tony has served as a trusted advisor for executives at some of the most successful global organizations, including the National Basketball Association, AT&T, Daimler, Coca-Cola, Indeed, Whole Foods, Dow Chemicals and American Express. He has helped companies navigate transformational change, people & culture change, mergers and acquisitions and other initiatives impacting culture and human capital. His consulting expertise is backed by over 20 years of diverse leadership experience with a Fortune 100 company, and he is adept at providing strategic advice across industries. Tony holds a MS in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University.
Debra Dalby has been in the mental health field since 1991. She earned her masters degree from VCU School of Social Work and is a certified yoga instructor. In addition to being a mental health provider, she facilitates workshops on topics such as Couples Therapy, Mood Management, Yoga, and Breathwork.
Debra has been trained in various treatment models including Gestalt, Sensory Motor Psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Restorative Breath Work and Mindfulness, to name a few.
Debra values Imagine Well Being’s mission to make available resources that support each person’s journey toward health and resilience. With IWB, she leads offerings on breathwork and self-compassion.
Nitin Dogra has been practicing meditation and yogic breath work for many years and enjoys sharing the practice with others. He has taught meditation for AT&T employees, Imagine Well Being and other community groups. Nitin loves to share these practices and concepts so that others can find the benefit of integrating more centeredness into daily life.
After participating in activities offered through Imagine Well Being, Sandy started leading decluttering workshops in 2021 that reflect three of her passions: organizing, helping people, and teaching. She believes that clearing out spaces in our homes helps us feel lighter, creates space for something new, and can give our unused possessions new purpose, which can support the environment.
Beginning in fall 2023, Sandy started pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management from George Mason University. She is excited to see how her new knowledge can help support Imagine Well Being.
Sandy has over 13 years of experience organizing conference curriculums for nonprofit membership associations. Earlier in her career, she served as a legislative assistant for health and human services to two governors in their Washington, DC offices and a U.S. Senator. In addition, she taught U.S. Government at the high school level.
Sandy earned her B.A. in Government from Cornell University, an M.A. in Political Science from Villanova University, and a Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education for Social Studies from American University.
Amy has had the privilege of seeing Imagine grow from the seeds of ideas to what it has become today. She participated in performing the initial research and was part of the first guide formation training that would go on to grow into Imagine Well-being.
At her core, Amy Hall is a leader and creator. In her professional career, she holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bucknell University and a master’s degree in software engineering from George Mason University. She has held various leadership positions, creating software for many customers. Amy successfully moved software from idea to reality, solving diverse business problems in government, health care, international trade, financial services, and data center operations.
In her private life, Amy and her husband Larry launched the first Roosters Men’s Grooming Center franchise in Virginia. They were one of 10 franchisees across the country when they opened, and the brand has grown to 88 stores nationwide 14 years later. Amy and her husband provided mentoring and coaching for many new franchisees over the years. Their two stores rank in the top 8 stores in the country.
She enjoys flexing her creative muscles as an avid potter, taking classes at Round Hill Art Center, and working in her home studio. She creates pieces that are both functional and nature-inspired.
Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), with over 16,000 members worldwide, and for fifteen years he chaired EO’s premiere CEO program held at MIT, a program in which he still teaches today.
Founder and CEO of Scaling Up, a global executive education and coaching company with over 200 partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past four decades helping companies scale up.
He’s the author of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits and The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times, for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword. He also wrote Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0), which has been translated into 22 languages and has won eight major international book awards including the prestigious International Book Award for Best General Business book. His latest book, Scaling Up Compensation, rocketed to the #1 HR book on Amazon.
Bob Lawrence is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Freddie Mac, pro bono immigration lawyer, and, albeit far from perfect, mindfulness practitioner and instructor. At Freddie Mac, Bob manages high-stakes litigation on behalf of the company. Since 2016, Bob has had an active pro bono immigration practice in which he has represented indigent detained immigrants in asylum cases before U.S. Immigration Courts. For the past approximately 20 years, Bob has imperfectly practiced mindfulness to take the edge off of depression and anxiety that he has experience’s most of his life. Bob also has lead a number of mindfulness stress reduction classes and seminars that advocate the use of mindfulness-based strategies to heal relationships.
Dr. Nixon has 25 years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and a licensed marriage & family therapist, and 40 years of experience in the fields of healing, wellness and mindfulness.
Her passion is to help people heal from mental health conditions, physical health challenges, relationship difficulties and to “re-awaken” to their True Self and live a Life of Love, Happiness, Peace and Purpose. An expert in integrative behavioral health and healing, she is a sought-out speaker for professional conferences, businesses and community organizations.
Dr. Lynn A. Reid was Director of Loudoun County Aging Services, also known as the Area Agency on Aging, for 17 years until retiring a year ago.
Lynn has a Ph.D. in Gerontology and Health Behavior from the University of MD. Professionally, she has had a lifelong interest in Wellness, Health Education, and Optimal Aging. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines, traveled throughout Asia, hiked in Nepal, and lived on a kibbutz in Israel.
She has taught medical students, undergrads, and graduate students. Personally, she enjoys nature, traveling and hiking. Last year, she walked the El Camino de Santiago! She has lived in Loudoun County for 22 years and loves the ample hiking trails and fabulous scenery of the Blue Ridge mountains.
Brigitta runs a nonprofit called UNO Souls. UNO Souls Chats honor beacons of light in our communities, in the hopes that the chats give people listening ideas about other ways to cope during these surreal times. She wants people to know that they are not alone.
Brigitta’s life changed and was enriched when she started meditating in the Vipassana style 27 years ago. She wants to highlight the importance of savoring the deliciousness of every present moment. She leads online meditation practices with the Mindful Meditation group through Imagine Well Being.
Brigitta is the CEO of UNO Translations and Communications, which she founded in 1998. UNO grew out of her personal experience seeing her parents struggle in learning another language and culture. The company not only offers translation services in more than 200 languages, but also consults with companies in international cultural business issues.