OUR TEAM

Dr. Makesha Spence

Managing Partner/CEO

Dr. Makesha Spence is the Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at DRI Consulting. She holds a PhD in Psychology and master's degree in Adult Education. Dr. Spence has over 15 years experience in senior leadership, organizational assessment and development, and talent management. She also has over 20 years experience in instructional design and training, including the teaching of Consulting Psychology at master's level.  Dr. Spence's work at DRI Consulting allows her to do transformative work with individuals, teams, and organizations while honing her consulting skills.

Rhovine Haughton

Partner/COO

Rhovine Haughton is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer at DRI Consulting. She is pursuing a PhD in General Psychology, with a focus on Industrial Organizational Psychology, at Grand Canyon University. She has a Master of Science in Counselling and Consulting Psychology at the International University of the Caribbean in Jamaica. Her experience with education and workforce training adds to her strengths as a consultant. Rhovine’s role at DRI Consulting complements her graduate training and passion for organizational development, training and leadership development. She is most excited to provide clients help in the areas of coaching, personnel selection, and organization-level interventions.

Dr. John Fennig

Senior Advisor/Training Director

Dr. Fennig is a capable executive level Senior Advisor and Training Director. His reputation is producing significant, lasting and timely results through teams within and across organizational functions. He has special skills and interests working with the gifted/talented and high potential leaders of medium and large public and private organizations, family-owned companies, and entrepreneurial start-ups. Industry interests include professional services, healthcare, high technology, education, religious organizations and public sector.

Dr. Heike Mitchell

Consultant

Dr. Heike Mitchell is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. She obtained her PhD in Psychology and is a licensed Psychologist. Dr. Mitchell has worked as an internal and external consultant with a particular focus on healthcare, higher education and legal systems. Her expertise spans from coaching individuals, to group and organizational-level work. Dr. Mitchell is results-driven and passionate about combining skillful assessment with research-backed interventions for achieving meaningful outcomes.

Delia Bingea

Consultant

Delia Bingea is a Consultant at DRI Consulting with over a year of experience with the firm. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree at the Florida Institute of Technology in Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Class of 2024). In addition, she has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in K-12 Art Education and a Leadership Certificate from Wartburg College. Her experience with improving outcomes for teachers and students and her teaching skills increase her effectiveness as a consultant. Delia has a particular interest in employee experience, diversity & inclusion, and leadership.

Ashley Stephens

Consultant

Ashley Stephens is pursuing a PhD in General Psychology, with a focus on Industrial and Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University. She has a Master of Social Work from East Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has primarily worked in the government sector but is currently providing services in healthcare. Ashley's experience and passion to expand her knowledge provides opportunities to grow in the areas of organizational development, team building, executive development, and training. She looks forward to assisting clients with their goals for growth as well.

Dr. Daniel Birichi

Consultant

Dr. Daniel Birichi is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. He holds a PhD in Psychology and is a licensed psychologist. He also holds a masters degree in Counseling and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering. His work within a higher education setting, focus on strengths-based interventions, and experience providing supervision/training are assets as a consultant. His expertise spans working with individuals, groups, and organizations. He is excited about providing coaching, assessment, and organizational-level services.

Dr. Bri Shumaker

Consultant

Dr. Bri Staley Shumaker is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. She is a board-certified clinical psychologist with a PhD in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Leadership. As a former military officer and active-duty Army psychologist, Dr. Staley Shumaker brings expertise in assessment and selection, government systems, and the evaluation of talent and development personality profiles. She possesses a comprehensive background in conflict resolution, team building, communication, coaching, professional development, counseling, and risk management.

Kaushall Senthil Nathan

Consultant

Kaushall Senthil Nathan is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. He is pursuing a BS in Psychology and Computer Science with the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. He has previously worked as a mental health volunteer and is currently involved in research at the University of Minnesota. Kaushall’s experience with software development, research methods, and counseling allow him to work effectively in a wide range of projects. He looks forward to helping clients achieve success, no matter the form of the project.

Erik Balder

Consultant

Erik Balder is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint John’s University, and is currently pursuing an Master of Science in industrial Organizational Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University. He has a passion for solutions that best serve all involved, while his background provides a foundation of experience in assessment, organizational culture, and evidence-based approaches. He looks forward to applying these skills to help and benefit clients.

Jiayi Sun

Consultant

Jiayi Sun is a Consultant at DRI Consulting. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Macalester College. Her experience with research and communication adds to her strength as a Consultant. She has passion for promoting employee well-being, improving organizational culture, and closing gender gaps. Jiayi is excited about figuring out what would be best to be communicated and perpetuated in the system. She looks forward to providing evidence-based services to clients.