Janice holds a PhD in Psychoeducational Processes with a focus in organization development. She has been a professor and student of leadership for thirty years. Her career reflects her purpose: the holistic development of employees and the organizations they serve. As graduate chair of the MA in Leadership and program director of MS in Management and Leadership at Immaculata University, she wrote, developed and brought both programs to market. Janice was appointed affiliated faculty in the University of Pennsylvania’s graduate program in Organizational Consulting and Executive Coaching where she taught and supervised the development of executive coaches in the area of coaching and organization change. Previous to working in education, she was Director of Organization Development & Training of the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia where she focused her energies on the leadership development and training of managers and supervisors, part of a systems-wide effort to develop the culture of the organization. Prior to this, Dr. Jacobs practiced family therapy in a psychiatric setting.

Besides her teaching, Janice currently consults to organizations in the areas of executive coaching, team-building and strategic planning—all of which are critical to culture change. She has facilitated group leadership intensives as a consultant to industry and has run master level courses utilizing a similar method for over twenty years. She has written facilitator and learner guides, “Leadership, Motivation & the Performance Process” and “Communication & Conflict”, both of which are still in use. She continues to teach at Immaculata and partners on special projects with ACHIEVE.


  • BA – Temple University
  • MS – Villanova University
  • PhD – Temple University

Certifications & Further Training

  • Family Therapy Training, The Family Institute of Philadelphia
  • Coaching, ICF certification, Success Unlimited Network
  • Human Element Practitioner Certification
  • Appreciative Inquiry training
  • T-Group Facilitator Training, National Training Laboratories
  • Zenger-Miller Leadership Training
  • Continuous Quality Improvement and Re-engineering, Delaware County Community College
  • Group as a Whole Training –Systems Centered Group Intensive


Janice is both inspired by and humbled when she lives her “purpose”…being a support and witness to students’, clients’, and their organizations’ growth and transformation



Mary is an organization effectiveness expert with an unwavering belief that by building on strength, teams/ leaders/ organizations can overcome thorny issues, imagine and create vibrant futures, deal with tough situations, and be stronger for the process.


Katie is passionate about building effective teams and helping individuals become purposeful, high-functioning leaders. For more than 20 years, she has worked with boards, leadership, and staff to develop strategic plans, to assess programs and to implement initiatives.


Gayle has more than two decades of experience serving as an internal and external consultant, coach and teacher. She has also held senior management positions with strategic planning, operations, and communications duties in the financial services sector.


Chris founded True Change Associates in 2015 after 20 years of working with academic institutions, corporations, and nonprofit organizations focusing on diversity and inclusion, equity and social justice, leadership development, and team building.