Mary-Frances has been in Unity and affiliated with this church since 2005. She serves as president of this board and is an expert on organization effectiveness issues. In addition, she has been co-facilitator with the 4-T program.
She is president and founder of The Winters Group, an organization development and diversity-consulting firm she estasblished in 1984, specializing in research, strategic planning, training, and public speaking with an emphasis in ethnic and multicultural issues. Prior to founding The Winters Group, she was affirmative action officer and senior market analyst at Eastman Kodak Company, where she worked for 11 years. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester with undergraduate degrees in English and Psychology, and a master’s degree in business administration from the William E. Simon Executive Development Program. She received an honorary doctorate from Roberts Wesleyan College in 1997 and has served as a mentor for the Emerging Leaders Program Sponsored by the Centers for Leadership and Public Affairs at Duke University and the University of Cape Town. Dr. Winters is a life member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Rochester.
She has been a frequent contributor to the editorial page of USA Today on workplace and diversity related issues. She has been published in many other venues, including theInternational Personnel Management Association Newsletter; Profiles in Diversity Journal; the Society of Human Resource Management’s Mosaics Newsletter and many others. She is the author of three books: Only Wet Babies Like Change: Workplace Wisdom for Baby Boomers;Inclusion Starts With “I;” and CEO’s Who Get It: Diversity Leadership from the Heart and Soul.