As our work expands and adapts to meet new challenges, our staff is growing too. The six newest members of our staff bring years of valuable skills and experience to the job, along with a shared passion for the work we all do.
Please join us in welcoming Emily Drucker, Mavis Flowers, Scott Hubbard, Chantel Peters, Chris Pernell, Tamara Robinson and Wanda L. Johnson.
Mavis Flowers, Labor Management Consultant
Mavis Flowers has more than 20 years experience in workforce development, talent management, group facilitation, grant writing, contract administration and partnering with stakeholders to mitigate risk and align solutions with organizational strategy. Prior to joining the Labor Management Project, she worked at CenterLight Health System, as director of training and as director of systems and operations for Human Resources. Mavis also has worked in the financial industry for several Fortune 500 companies and holds a masters degree in organizational leadership.
Emily Drucker, Labor Management Consultant
Emily Drucker has been working in the field of union and management relations for over 20 years. A graduate of Fordham University School of Law, she was Deputy General Counsel for the 1199SEIU Family of Funds for 10 years. After becoming interested in conflict resolution and labor-management partnerships as a way to help workers and organizations move forward in positive and constructive ways, she trained in negotiation and conflict resolution at Harvard University’s School of Law and Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. She is certified to mediate disputes in New York’s state and federal courts and community dispute resolution centers. She has also mediated disputes at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and through a private practice.She will be working with the Registered Nurse Labor Management Initiative.
Scott Hubbard, Labor Management Consultant
Scott Hubbard has a passion for education and over 20 years of experience in public health, community health and social medicine, staff development, training and education. Before joining the LMP, he worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health where his projects included developing community health network areas and expanding public health hospitals’ scope of work and service delivery. A lifelong community activist, he works with individuals and groups to advance social justice issues and community-based health improvement. He attended undergraduate school at The City College of New York and graduate school at Cambridge College in Boston, where he received an M.Ed in management.
Chantel Peters is a seasoned event professional with over a decade of experience in event management, operations, marketing, logistics and volunteer coordination. In her role at the LMP, she plans, manages, and executes a variety of events, including conferences, seminars, workshops, and luncheons. She holds a B.A. in political science and business management from Adelphi University and a Conference and Meeting Certification from New York University.
Chris Pernell, Senior Manager, Workplace and Community Health Program
Dr. Chris T. Pernell, a physician-leader and health and wellness visionary, has expertise in health and wellness consultancy and prevention strategies. She is also a writer. In her first book, Letters to My People, she affirms the unique greatness of each person in hopes of empowering others to tap into their highest calling and abundance. She received her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and an Executive Master of Public Health in Health Services Management from the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and participated in the Johns Hopkins General Preventive Medicine Program. A board certified preventive medicine and public health specialist, she specializes in vulnerable populations. For more, see the interview Dr. Chris gave for this issue of Partnership Matters.
Tamara Robinson, Labor Management Consultant
Tamara Robinson brings nearly a decade of labor experience and a deep sense of the importance of labor working with management toward shared goals in pursuit of better quality care and joy in the workplace. She began her career in the labor movement at the American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, first as an organizer and then in the political department, where she was responsible for raising political funds and political organizing. She then worked at the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare (CIR), where she developed an interest in labor-management partnerships and working with unionized physicians to increase their participation in shaping the work in their hospitals. She has a B.A. from Wellesley College and is obtaining her M.A. in labor studies at CUNY. She is also a graduate of the Cornell University ILR School Union Leadership Institute.
Wanda L. Johnson, Labor Management Consultant
Wanda Johnson joined the Labor Management Project in 2015 after 13 years as a contract administrator/organizer at 1199SEIU. Before that, she worked at St. Vincent’s Hospital, first as a laundry worker and then as a financial control clerk. She was an active member and delegate of the union at the hospital for 23 years. While at St. Vincent’s, Wanda participated in several LMP projects. Working as an LMP consultant allows her to pursue her passions for improving patient satisfaction, enhancing the quality of care, improving the working relationship between management and union members, amplifying workers’ voices and increasing worker involvement. She has an associate degree in business administration from Taylor Business Institute.