2022 Southwestern Ohio Women in Leadership Symposium
March 23, 2022
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
Paragon of Womanhood: Restoration, Reintegration & Reemergence
M. Cristina Alcalde is Vice President of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Miami University, where she also holds an appointment as a professor of global and intercultural studies. She works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to lead and support diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across the university. As a scholar-practitioner, she regularly speaks on these topics and she has published widely, including single-authored books, edited collections, journal articles, and chapters on her research areas of gender violence, migration, exclusion, race and racialization, and leadership. Her writing on the experiences of women of color and leadership has recently appeared in Ms. Magazine and Inside Higher Ed. Her latest co- edited book, Dismantling Institutional Whiteness: Emerging Forms of Leadership in Higher Education is forthcoming in 2022. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an MA in Latin American Studies from Indiana University.
Lilly serves as Executive Director for the Ohio Commission on Hispanic/LatinoAffairs, State of Ohio. Mrs. Cavanaugh has been directly engaged with the Latinocommunity in Ohio for 24 years; the last thirteen serving in a statewide capacitywith the Commission. She has played a key role in building collaboration andpartnerships among government entities, community-based organizations and theprivate sector to improve the quality of life and opportunities for Hispanic Ohioansand other ethnic minorities. She is originally from Costa Rica and has lived andworked in Latin America, Africa, South East Asia, Europe, and the United States.Lilly is a Certified Public Manager and has an associates degree in Business fromSinclair Community College, a bachelor's degree in Management from theUniversity of Phoenix, and a masters degree in Business Administration fromCapella University.
Lanell Ohlinger leads the Human Resources Business Partners for the supermarket divisions, retail operations and corporate administrative teams. She serves as the Vice President of Human Resources and is a connector to create a holistic people strategy to the overall Human Resources strategy and enable the business strategy. Lanell began her career with Kroger in 2000 as a co-manager in the Michigan Division. Since then, she has held many leadership roles within the division, including Grocery coordinator, store manager and Labor Relations manager. She was promoted to HR Leader for the Michigan Division in 2011 and relocated to Cincinnati to take on her role as director of Human Resources at General Office in 2014 and later promoted to Vice President, Business Units Human Resources. As of September 1, 2017, Lanell was promoted to Vice President, Talent Development, and was promoted to her current position in 2020. Lanell is the recipient of the Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery Senior-level Executive Award in 2021 and Progressive Grocer Top Women in Grocery Rising Star Award in 2014. She also received the 2004 President Award from, Michigan Division. Lanell is an alumnus of Leadership Cincinnati through the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce. She currently serves as a Board member for the Cincinnati American Red Cross and serves on the Diversity & Inclusion committee. Lanell also served as a Board member for the Wayne State External Advisory Labor Board, UFCW 951 Foundation, Chairman of the trust for the MI UFCW Union and Employers Joint Prepaid Legal Fund, and trustee on the Health &Welfare Fund for MI UFCW Unions and Employers Health and Welfare Plan. Lanell earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Adrian College. Lanell’s husband, Jason, is also an employee of the Kroger Company and they have two children, Makella and Brandt.
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