Mary Ellen Kassotakis
Dr. Mary Ellen Kassotakis has responsibility for the Leadership & Professional Development Center within Oracle's Global Organization and Talent Development (Human Resources) group. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in large, global companies. Her areas of expertise include performance improvement, organization development, leadership development, women's leadership development, strategic planning, diversity and inclusion, coaching and change management. Mary Ellen is the Immediate Past President of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). She is also active with the International Leadership Association as well as the International Coach Federation. Mary Ellen also serves as an adjunct professor for graduate students in Drexel University's Human Resources Development curriculum.
She has volunteered with Shriners Hospitals for Children Northern California, the Sacramento Professional Business Women of California, Roseville Joint Unified High School District, Girl Scouts of Tierra del Oro, Families First, the Junior League of Sacramento, and the National Charity League. She is the mother of two California graduate school students, and when time permits Mary Ellen is a recreational golfer.
Mary Ellen's academic background includes a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Business Administration degree from San Francisco State University with a focus in international business, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Certified Performance Technologist with the International Society for Performance and Instruction. Additionally, she earned the Co-Active Professional Coach Certification from the Coaches Training Institute and maintains the Associate Coach Credential from the International Coach Federation in addition to holding a Lifetime Credential in Business Management with the California Community Colleges.