Everyone has implicit biases that never go away and create significant human and economic costs, especially in law enforcement, healthcare, higher education, and workforce development. This is why STRE.ME equips individuals to improve interactions, decisions, and communication with others by learning how to manage their implicit biases. STRE.ME enables organizational leaders to create cultures of awareness and accountability that promote equitable outcomes.
STRE.ME is the culmination of research and real-world applications from its leaders, all of whom have unique skill sets. When combined, the leadership team and advisors complement STRE.ME's mission to create cultures of awareness and accountability.
Jack Patton, co-founder and chief executive officer, launched STRE.ME to simplify behavior change through accountability. He has led strategic growth and behavior change while leveraging and building technology in multiple organizations. His previous leadership roles have transformed companies and teams through behavioral sciences research and applications, supported business executives, solved growth challenges as a leader, and led strategy, marketing, and tech teams and initiatives. Jack is a graduate of Indiana University, Northwestern University, and the New School University.
As STRE.ME's Co-Founder and Chief Equity Officer, Anne Marie Labenberg is a registered nurse, serial entrepreneur with multiple successful exits, and trained over 15k individuals in implicit bias training, specifically in health, across the U.S. She is well versed in change management theory and application, advocates for under-served populations, and tackles health challenges as a practitioner. Anne Marie earned degrees from Indiana Wesleyan University, Western Governors University, Penn State University, and the University of Saint Francis.
STRE.ME's Chief Technology Officer is Kirk Williams, who specializes in complex systems and how humans interact with machines. He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University by researching the impact of technology on society and culture. Kirk joined the faculty at Yale University as an Assistant Professor and, after eight years, entered the corporate world before founding KW Works in 2010.
Dr. Valerie Gray Hardcastle is Vice President of Health Innovation and the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director of the Institute of Health Innovation at Northern Kentucky University. As a STRE.ME advisor, she brings deep experience in both increasing diversity in professional settings as well as assessing behavioral and structural change. Her particular focus on mental health contributes to STRE.ME’s mission to create cultures of awareness and accountability through behavior change. Dr. Hardcastle is an internationally renowned scholar and the author of five books and over 210 essays.
As a STRE.ME advisor, Dr. Bernard Lopez, is the Associate Provost of Diversity & Inclusion for Thomas Jefferson University and the Associate Dean of Diversity & Community Engagement in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. As an expert in implicit bias, Dr. Lopez also leads the University’s strategic efforts on diversity and inclusion within the academic pillar. In addition to these roles, Dr. Lopez is an emergency medicine specialist, and he completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital where he currently practices in the Department of Emergency Medicine.
As the CEO and Co-Founder of MentorcliQ, an award-winning mentoring software solution, Phil George brings extensive technology, fundraising, leadership, and talent development experience as an advisor. Under Mr. George's leadership, MentorcliQ's growth includes Fortune 500 customers, raising more than $10 million in capital, and a strategic firm acquisition, all of which make for a B2B software solution that delivers real results.
STRE.ME's mission is to create cultures of awareness and accountability, and our vision is to help the world promote equitable outcomes.
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