Providing Management and Technology Solutions

C2 Global Talent and Subject Matter Experts (SME)

 Does your organization need assistance implementing a winning strategy that aligns with your mission, key outcomes, and risks?
Do you need a contextually relevant, innovative solution to a development challenge?

Our C2 Global Talent and SMEs have teamed to serve you while playing an integral role in the C2 Global Synergy Model. They are highly skilled, lifetime learners who possess specialized, comprehensive knowledge of a business service area. With proven track records of delivering high quality solutions, they support the project team with skills that enhance the group's understanding in the SME's area of adroitness. Having invested considerable time in cultivating their expertise, our SMEs add value to a project by exercising their keen ability to address nuances that go beyond mere information.

Management Solutions Specialists

Francis Cooper, MBA, CLSSGB
Financial Transformation (Public & Private Sector)

Michele Brown, M.Ph.
Strategic Communications

Garnering seven years of “Big Four” Senior Manager experience in 16+ years as a consultant, Francis Cooper is a globally integrated, highly skilled financial and Information Technology management practitioner. Mr. Cooper has a deep functional knowledge in the area of finance and information technology transformation, as well as in the development of financial function strategies. He is adept at information systems solutions implementation, internal controls and audit readiness, and business operations for the Private and Public sectors. Mr. Cooper has a BS in Accounting (University of Maryland) and an MBA, with a dual concentration in Risk and Project Management (New York Institute of Technology). He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (CLSSGB) [Villanova University] and completed Yale University’s Executive Leadership Management Program.

With 20 years of staffing and consultative experience, Michele Brown is an accomplished, strategic communications professional. She has a demonstrated ability to translate new strategic directives into successful plans that reflect the vision and mission of organizational leadership. Ms. Brown is an effective consensus builder, internally and externally, with public/private sector stakeholders and has outstanding public policy insight. Her passion is telling the client's story and taking their ideas, concepts and passions from concept to completion. She has worked in US democratic politics and served in both Clinton Administrations. Ms. Brown has a BA in International Affairs and Economics (George Washington University) and two Master’s degrees from New York University: a MA in Cinema and Cultural Studies and a M.Ph. in Cinema Studies.

Robert Jackson, M.Sc.
Knowledge Transfer & Workforce Development

Robert Jackson is a visionary prime mover with 18+ years of experience providing leadership and strategic direction for implementations and management services in workforce development and higher education. As a Board Member for a workforce development council, Mr. Jackson developed the vision, strategic plan, and workflow supporting the community-based continuum of education, training, and employment opportunities in an under-served community. He has a demonstrated ability to create original content and initiate new projects by conducting thought experiments to clarify emerging trends and identify new opportunities. He is the consummate project manager in all aspects of his life: as an IT management strategist, operations visionary, learning engineer, and audio-visual production professional.  Mr. Jackson has two degrees from the University of Virginia: a BS in Sociology and a MS in Management of Information Technology.

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialists

Rodney Hopson, Ph.D.
Program Monitoring & Evaluation (Education)

Yvette Judge, MBA, CSSGB
Performance Management

Rodney Hopson is a distinguished professor, international scholar, and teaching faculty member in the US. Dr. Hopson teaches doctoral courses such as Qualitative Methods in Educational Research. In leadership capacities, Dr. Hopson has served on the Board of the Directors of the Council of Anthropology and Education, the American Evaluation Association (2012 President), and various program and committee chair roles in the American Educational Research Association and the Comparative and International Education Society. As co-author of the book Program Evaluation Standards (3rd edition): A Guide for Evaluators and Evaluation Users,  his role in the book specialized in issues of human rights, respect and social justice in evaluations. Dr. Hopson has four degrees from the University of Virginia: a BA in English Literature, a M.Ed. in Educational Evaluation, a MA in Linguistics, and a Ph.D. in Educational Evaluation. He has done postdoctoral/sabbatical studies in the University of Namibia - Faculty of Education, the Johns Hopkins - Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Cambridge University - Centre of African Studies. 

Yvette Judge is a proficient executive advisory and decision support professional specializing in strategy, implementation, financial accountability, performance management, continuous process improvement, and leadership change management for the Public, Private, and Education sectors. Her expertise includes project management, performance management formulation, performance-based budgeting, operations management, and capacity building skills. She is adept at bridging performance gaps to attain organizational objectives and conveying complex process concepts in a simple and compelling manner. She has a BS degree in Computer Science (Engineering) (George Washington University [GWU]) and two degrees from the University of Maryland: an MBA, with a concentration in Project Management, and a MS in Management. She is a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) [Villanova University], a Certified Public Manager (CPM) [GWU], certified in the Change Management process [Prosci], and a certified (Educational) Technology Support Specialist [Towson University].

IT Solutions Specialists

Patrick Pete, CISSP, CISM
Network Engineering & Cyber Security

Patrick Pete is a highly experienced Information Technology (IT) Information Security architect with 20+ years of comprehensive IT knowledge and experience, and 10 years specifically within network engineering and perimeter security architecture. He has functioned as a senior technical engineer and architect, designing and building both enterprise networks and perimeter security architectures. Mr. Pete excels in challenging environments working on cutting edge technologies within the network engineering and the cyber security discipline. He cultivated his adroitness through years of fundamental network operations work, culminating in a rich set of credentials that support his area of expertise. Mr. Pete earned a BS in Computer and Information Science (University of Maryland University College). He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and holds numerous other certifications supporting the progressive development of his career.

Education Specialists

Sonya Goodwyn-Askew, M.Ed.
Educational Leadership & Administration (Primary Level)

Gabriel Benn, M.Ed.
Curriculum Design & Integration

Sonya Goodwyn-Askew brings 19+ years of experience in teaching (primary), administration, leadership development, and program management for the Education and Private sectors. Mrs. Goodwyn-Askew excels in cultivating talented educators into transformational leaders and galvanizing key stakeholders to achieve learning targets while consistently attaining high levels of parent involvement in children’s education. Her core competencies include change management, conflict management, and strategic planning. Mrs. Goodwyn-Askew developed and led a community-centric after school program site that continues to serve as a benchmark for exemplar after school programs. She earned a BBA with a concentration in Management (Howard University) and a M.Ed. in Teaching (Coppin State University). She received a certification in Administration and Leadership from Johns Hopkins University and has a Superintendent Endorsement (State of Maryland).

Gabriel Benn is an educator, visionary, and youth activist possessing 15+ years of teaching (primary through tertiary), school administration, and international professional development experience. Mr. Benn’s expertise includes developing proven and innovative curricula to enhance literacy, social engagement, and cultural development of students in public schools, special education programs, and after school programs, particularly in underserved areas. He developed a series of interdisciplinary supplemental media literacy materials which resonated with those committed to progressive, results-driven education and communication. Mr. Benn is also a musical artist. His songwriting and performing endeavors helped him to earn the prestigious Peabody Award for Journalism (2006). Mr. Benn has a BA in Anthropology (University of Virginia) and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (National Louis-University).

Mark Holbrook, M.Ed.
Educational Leadership & Administration (Secondary)

Doran Gresham, Ed.D.
Special Education & Teacher Preparation

Mark Holbrook is an accomplished educationalist with 18+ years of experience in teaching (primary through tertiary), senior-level leadership, curriculum design and development, and leadership development. Mr. Holbrook is skilled at leading innovation and progress in schools targeting science, technology, and math; developing high-impact leadership programs for youth and adults; and customizing interdisciplinary curricula. He is experienced at implementing division-wide student discipline procedures and practices to include appropriate application of legal, policy and regulation requirements. His core competencies include building consensus through win-win negotiation, rapidly adapting to change, political savviness, and strategic thinking. Mr. Holbrook has a BA in Biology (University of Virginia) and a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). He was a Summer Fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody Professional Institute for School Superintendents.

Doran Gresham has 19+ years of experience as a special educator, adjunct professor, school administrator, mentor, and grassroots worker. Dr. Gresham has worked with the DC Teaching Fellows Program as the secondary special education project director and served as the Director of Instruction for a professional development firm. As a founding board member of a public charter school, he was the chairman of the Academic Performance and Accountability Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. As an adjunct professor, he teaches Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction and as a Master Educator he has observed 650+ teachers and conducts post observation conferences weighing best practices. He co-founded an international initiative that showcases the faces and stories of women in education. Dr. Gresham has a BA in English (University of Virginia), a M.Ed. in Special Education (College of William and Mary), and a Ed.D. in Special Education and Emotional Disturbance (George Washington University).