We can’t wait to meet you.

Saterman Connect are a team of natural, instinctive collaborators with a deep-rooted passion for culture change. While we each have our own distinct experience, specialties and certifications, we’re driven by a set of shared beliefs that allow us to work with all types of organizations across a wide range of industries to produce remarkable results.

D.E.I.B. is in our DNA.

We understand the complexities of our world and dig deep into the topics and issues at hand to ensure we can support your organization with insights, actions and awareness. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging is embedded into our processes, actions and behaviors. This awareness allows us to better partner with your organization as you navigate your future.

Ethnically diverse
leadership teams
are 36% more
likely to be
profitable.

(McKinsey)

We live our values every day.

From our commitment to safe and non-judgmental environments to the importance of conscientiousness and a growth mindset, we live our values every day. You can see these come alive in the work we do and how we act. We take company values very seriously and will help you and your people turn shared cultural values into powerful, motivating beliefs.

Balance

Well-being is the cornerstone of a culture that supports everyone and encourages engagement and fulfillment.

Conscientiousness

Understanding how your intentions will be seen, heard, and felt are the best route to positive impact.

Courage

Addressing difficult topics isn’t easy, but courageous conversations can change everything.

Growth Mindset

Real transformation exists when you are open to new possibilities and accept that change is constant.

Safety

Cultural evolution and growth are only possible when people feel safe in judgment-free environments.

Vulnerability

Leaders who share their vulnerabilities connect more deeply with everyone in their organization.

It all starts with your people.

Our mission is to unlock your organization’s full potential, beginning with your people. Whether we’re focused on developing and growing leaders, helping you define your business or learning strategy, or tackling big conversations around diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, it all starts with you listening to and empowering your people.

What makes us unique.

We have been in your shoes.
Our expertise on both sides of the client relationship gives us a unique perspective on the challenges you face, but we’re not trying to be the heroes. We are here to empower your organization and the people that define it. 
We are invested in real change
We want to help you create significant and focused growth within your organization. By creating deeper connections with your employees, and helping them see and understand the change that is underway, we uncover your true business potential together.
We tailor our solutions.
We leverage coaching, learning, leadership development and communications strategies to connect, grow, and nurture individuals, teams and organizations.
We are hands on.
We don’t encourage from the sidelines. We immerse ourselves in your culture and create connections with your employees directly, through face-to-face conversations, focus groups, coaching, and more. We will help you refine your strategies through doing, not just saying.
We create versatile tools
The digital products we build make it easy for you to flexibly tailor initiatives and communications across your organization for targeted long-term impact and value.
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What makes us unique.

Our Team.

This is us. A close-knit team with highly diverse backgrounds and skill sets, coming together with a singular purpose to deliver powerfully on your objectives and exceed your expectations.

MANAGING PARTNER, FOUNDER

Josh Saterman [he/him]

MANAGING PARTNER

Nettie Nitzberg [she/her]

MANAGING PARTNER, FOUNDER

Michael Saterman [he/him]

STRATEGIC COLLABORATOR

Natalie Spiro [she/her]

Inclusion Insights Coordinator

Alli Miele Carey [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Dave Ciliberto [he/him]

Copywriter

Peter DiCaprio [he/him]

Executive Coach

Delana Glenn [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator and Instructional Designer

Monica Hickson, MA [she/her]

Head of Finance

Eric Hughes [he/him]

Head of Strategy

Jennifer Kopkowski [she/her]

Administrative Assisstant

Meaghan Long [she/her]

Strategic Consultant

Samia Mansour [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Serena Manzo [she/her]

Project Manager

Supriya Doshi [she/her]

Inclusion Insights Coordinator

Dylan Moore [he/they]

Office Connector & Culture Manager

Michelle Ostroff [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Dacia Fasion Roe [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Ebony R. Rose [she/her]

MANAGING PARTNER, FOUNDER

Josh Saterman [he/him]

Josh was born in Miami but now lives in Harlem New York with his amazing husband and cat. His favorite food is pizza––is it bad to eat it everyday?

A proud HMI.org executive Board Member, Josh loves all animals (except snakes), traveling the world and exploring new cultures, and his great hope is for a world that listens better.

His superpower is being a connector and his professional passion is unlocking client’s superpowers and seeing where it takes them. He strongly believes “there’s awakening when you aren’t focused on yourself.”

Favorite quote: “Two roads diverged in a wood and I— I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

You can check out Josh’s full CV on LinkedIn here.

MANAGING PARTNER

Nettie Nitzberg [she/her]

Born in Niagara Falls, NY, Nettie now lives in South Boston, Massachusetts. She’s the mother of two beautiful independent women, and a rescue dog named ‘Tex’. She has an awesome husband who loves surprising her with special milestone birthday gifts.

Nettie’s dual passions are eyeglasses in all colors and shapes, and any organizing and decorating project that allows her to play with color, plants, flowers, and pillows. Lots of pillows.

Nettie is always excited to meet new people and make new friends, so it’s no surprise that her superpower is connecting people. Something she especially enjoys putting it to good use over a glass of wine.

My motto: “You can never have enough friends.”

Favorite quote: “The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.” – Rachel Naomi Remen

You can dive into Nettie’s full profile on LinkedIn here.

MANAGING PARTNER, FOUNDER

Michael Saterman [he/him]

A native New Yorker, Michael lived in the midwest and the American south before settling back in Harlem, New York where he lives with his understanding and thoughtful husband and cat.

Michael is very much at home in the creative outlet of a busy kitchen, both baking (try his signature sourdough if you get the chance) and cooking (he makes a mean Korean short rib).

Creative and positive from a young age, Michael loves to exercise and believes that if you don’t challenge yourself, you don’t know yourself. His superpower is distilling diverse ideas and input from a room full of visionary people to clearly define the best route forward.

My motto: A brand isn’t what you say it is. It’s what employees & customers say about you when you’re not present.

Favorite quote: “Great companies don’t hire skilled people and motivate them, they hire already motivated people and inspire them.” – Simon Sinek

You can view Michael’s full profile on LinkedIn here.

STRATEGIC COLLABORATOR

Natalie Spiro [she/her]

Natalie is an authentic globetrotter. Born in Tel Aviv, she grew up in Johannesburg, and now lives in San Diego, California – having spent time in Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia in between.

She loves everything adventuresome, gastronomic, and wine related (her favorite food is Asian, unsurprisingly.) Her greatest achievements – and joys – were climbing Machu Pichu in four days and riding 550 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles raising money for AIDS research.

Her ‘why’ is to shift and change energy on this planet by one or by many, and her superpower is being an Inspiring Energy Shifter, unlocking clients’ abilities to step into the best humans they can possibly be. Natalie strongly believes in the power of community and Ubuntu – ‘I am who I am because of those around me’.

My motto: “If you want to run fast, run alone. If you want to run far, run together.”

Favorite quote: Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph waldo Emerson

Inclusion Insights Coordinator

Alli Miele Carey [she/her]

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Dave Ciliberto [he/him]

Dave Ciliberto provides strategic consulting, coaching, and training services around Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement. With more than 27 years of Human Resources experience, specializes in the areas of Diversity Equity & Inclusion developing integrated strategies, collaborating with Executive Councils, Employee Resource Group leaders, focus group facilitation, data analysis and related training. He works across many industries / organizations within Fortune 500, nonprofits, higher education, and government sector clientele through his firm and in conjunction with Cornell University ILR, Icarus Consulting and other DEI Partnerships. The Cornell University ILR partnership started 14 years ago, some of the workshops include Conscious Inclusion content, Emerging Trends in DEI, Effective DEI Councils, Effective Employee Resource Groups, DEI Education & Training, and Competencies that Drive DEI Strategies. The impact of leading with inclusion is choice knowing that diversity is a fact. We choose to include or exclude knowing that difference/diversity also connects us through experiential similarities.

Dave is driven by his passion for people and is a sought-after DE&I expert to many organizations some include Noodle Partners, Facebook/WhatsApp, A&E Studios, Genentech, Blackboard, the CDC, CUNY, Vizient, NYPD, Rauxa, Abrams Books, Omega Institute, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Anthem Inc., Ambac Insurance, Guideposts, ION Media Networks and Radian Group Inc. His holistic approach creates an integrated strategy to DEI focusing on alignment, engagement, and championing. Dave is a believer in the journey of understanding self and self-lens, connecting with others to understand their lens and the positive impact that has on the workplace climate for all to shine – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging.

Dave authored; “What is wrong with DEI Training” in Talent Management/Diversity Inc. online. Dave is most frequently quoted and featured in academic and business media for his work in the area of DEI citing Dave Ciliberto Enterprises Inc., as well as Career Development from his former roles as Senior Vice President with Partners in Human Resources International. Dave is certified in Diversity Management by The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University and is a graduate of Lynchburg College, holding a BA in Business Administration. Dave pursues personal interests in travel photography, exhibiting in New York, where he resides with his husband.

Copywriter

Peter DiCaprio [he/him]

Peter DiCaprio is a consultant helping organizations enhance profitability and social equity through coaching, organizational development, and training. He has worked with a wide variety of organizations including Apple, Accenture, Boeing, ESPN, Visa, Nestlé, The Nielsen Company, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and The United Nations. He holds a doctorate in organizational learning from Columbia University. His research and work in racial awareness development emphasizes the roles and identity development of heterosexual cisgender white US American males using a multicultural perspective. He also helps clients and students in higher education develop critical thinking skills, and is currently engaged in research in the fields of science denial and vaccine hesitancy. He is a certified mediator and conflict resolution practitioner.

 

 

Executive Coach

Delana Glenn [she/her]

Delana Glenn is an Executive Coach, with over forty years’ experience leading high performing work teams in Human Resources and Operations. As a senior HR leader, she modeled her vision for diverse, balanced high performing work teams by developing her department to be representative of the standards she expected the organization to uphold. Her hands-on, practical approach to leading teams; transparent communications, growing staff skills, right fitting employees to positions, and establishing mentoring triads, were all instrumental in the high-performance results. She then moved on to the Operations Division to execute the same team-building process to develop several critical teams in the same manner. She retired just her teams received “Team Excellence” recognition from the organization.

She brings this same enthusiasm and clarity to her Executive Coaching. She is most interested in working with new executives and emerging (high potential) managers. These new and emerging leaders are faced with a critical transformation moving from a manager, managing a small team or function to a senior leader, leading a large segment of the organization, a profit center. Coaching provides the individual with an opportunity for self-reflection and assessment. The ability to think through with a coach (partner) personal development required to strengthen individual performance; grow leadership abilities; understand the new power dynamics of influencing others for results and ultimately grasping the impact of the work group to the organization.

Delana is a native New Yorker, growing up in the housing projects of Harlem NY. She graduated high school from the prestigious Bronx High School of Science. She went on to Syracuse University studying History and subsequently earned an MBA at Baruch College. She has completed iCoach New York Professional Coach Program and is pursuing ACC certification with the International Coaching Federation of which she is a member. She is a lifetime learner.

 

D.E.I.B. Facilitator and Instructional Designer

Monica Hickson, MA [she/her]

Monica Hickson is a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) facilitator, writer, instructional designer, and technical trainer with nearly over 20 years experience in online training/instruction, information systems, instructional design, and web development training. In addition to her role, she is currently a Senior Performance Support Analyst for the University of Michigan; a reporter at Concentrate magazine (2021); and a part-time writer for Medium magazine where she showcases her stories about COVID and DEI.

After losing her fiance to COVID-19 she has become an advocate for the people who have suffered during the pandemic and has written several articles and a book highlighting this turbulent time in our history. You can find her original works and articles on Medium, Zora, The Shadow and several articles in Concentrate.

She has worked in IT and higher education for organizations such as Macomb Community College, Henry Ford Community College, Marygrove College, Washtenaw College and other higher education institutions within Michigan; developed and delivered technical, soft skills, and leadership training for both Kelly Services and Ford Motor Company. She has also worked in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) as a facilitator and trainer where she has developed more than 5 courses on Social Identities, Microaggressions, Becoming an Ally and more.

During her career, she has obtained several certifications including a DEI certificate from the University of Florida and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications.

She is a member of several University of Michigan DEI strategic lead teams; Women of Color Task-force (member), Facilitators Engagement Program – FEP (member), ITS DEI Education and Scholarship committee (co-chair) and a Women in Technology (member).

Hickson has two associate degrees in Liberal Arts and Office Information Systems from Oakland Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Wayne State University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Central Michigan University, and has also completed other graduate course work beyond a Master’s Degree in Human Resources while at Central Michigan University.

She prides herself on being a cool hip mom, cancer survivor, a divorce survivor, and a trusted advocate for those who need it. Monica’s first book The COVID DIARIES hit Amazon February 2021.

Head of Finance

Eric Hughes [he/him]

Over 15+ years in the retail industry, Eric built and led diverse teams to run stores and execute projects. At Macy’s, he oversaw a $100M+ portfolio of technology investments that allowed the company to operate more seamlessly and profitably between stores and online.

After leaving retail, he pivoted real estate investing, and founded Rental Income Advisors, a coaching and consultancy firm focused on helping new investors buy their first rental properties.

Now, he is leveraging his varied background to provide financial and accounting services to small businesses. He makes everything in the “back office” run smoothly for Saterman Connect, so that everyone else can focus on the business of people and serving our clients.

He lives in NYC and Florida with his husband.

Head of Strategy

Jennifer Kopkowski [she/her]

Jennifer spent 20+ years in the retail industry building $1B+ businesses that delivered both sales as well as profit.  Her strength lies in her ability to develop a strategy that incorporates all aspects of the business and then working in a collaborative, results oriented approach to deliver that vision.  She enjoys coaching and leading teams, and her years spent as a VP at Macy’s helped develop and guide  many outstanding individuals that are currently delivering results in today’s retail market.
In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and their two teenage children.
Administrative Assisstant

Meaghan Long [she/her]

Meaghan believes her purpose in life is to be of service to others, and enjoys doing so through her work, community and personal life. She states she is a student in life, and uses her experience to help others succeed. Meaghan’s life changed immensely during Covid, and has taken her transferable skills after 16 years in food and beverage management to support businesses with project management and organization.
As well as being a business owner, Meaghan is also a mom, a wife and a mental health and recovery advocate. Meaghan lives in New Brunswick, Canada.
Strategic Consultant

Samia Mansour [she/her]

Samia is passionate about building sustainable communities and uplifting the voices and experiences of those who have been historically and systemically underrepresented. She has spent over a decade working in the Jewish professional world advocating for intentional and thoughtful representation of diverse Jewish identities and experiences. She is currently the Program Director with At The Well, an organization whose mission is to enhance women’s well-being through ancient Jewish practices. Prior to At The Well, Samia worked as the Community Development Strategist for jHUB Cleveland, an organization whose mission is to support interfaith couples and families in exploring Jewish customs and values.

Samia began her career working at Oberlin College Hillel. She earned a B.A. in Religion with a concentration in Islam from Oberlin College and a Master’s in Social Work from Case Western Reserve University. She is a licensed social worker in Ohio and serves on the boards of the Jewish Lakewood Alliance, Mitsui Collective, and Ammud: Jews of Color Torah Academy. In 2021, she co-founded Jews of Color: Cleveland, which aims to cultivate a safe space for folks who self-identify as Jews of Color in Greater Cleveland. Samia was a 2019 Jeremiah Fellow for Bend the Arc and was selected as a 2020 “12 under 36: Members of the Tribe” by the Cleveland Jewish News. In 2022, Samia premiered Our Stories: Intersectionality in Cleveland’s Jewish Community, where she served as both developer and consultant.

Samia lives in Cleveland, OH, on Erie, Mississauga and Kaskaskia land with her husband and enjoys running, traveling, and playing her ukulele.

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Serena Manzo [she/her]

Serena Manzo (she/her) is a D&I educator and consultant with 10+ years’ experience in DEI and belonging leadership, people-first management, and systems-informed organizational change in K-12, higher education, and private sectors. Serena leverages her diverse work experience whether partnering with Washington State tribal leaders, living and teaching across the globe, spearheading inclusive organizational change modalities, or creating dynamic retention and support initiatives for BIPOC first-generation college students to help organizations center active curiosity, empathy, and humility to create institutional cultures of integrity and inclusion.

Serena’s strengths lie in cultivating executive and frontline stakeholder relationships to identify and address systemic barriers, guiding emotionally intelligent leadership, and developing vibrant and diverse teams. She is passionate about coaching individuals to navigate and normalize tough conversations, ask courageous questions, empower self-reflection, and mobilize action as a transformational framework for workplace equity.

Serena is originally from Long Beach, California but grew up on the rocky shores of Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest. She currently resides in Seattle, WA. Serena has a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from Azusa Pacific University and Master of Education from Seattle University. In her spare time you can find Serena performing with her Dominican bachata dance team, researching the best taco and noodle spots in town, and traveling to at least one new country every year.

Project Manager

Supriya Doshi [she/her]

Supriya Doshi, is a seasoned global executive, serial entrepreneur and, a strategic advisor to small and medium sized businesses providing guidance on achieving operational excellence. Supriya has a track record in pivoting business strategy to quickly obtain product market fit and support economies of scale through accelerated growth mode. She brings with her several high performing frameworks that allow the incorporation of industry specific technologies for automation of processes that would otherwise cost organizations immensely in human resources. Her knack for diagnosing organizational inefficiencies and prescribing solutions is impeccable.

Supriya used to practice dentistry in her former career before she moved on to get her masters degrees in public health and business administration over the years. She is certified in Six Sigma process improvements, project management, and organizational leadership. She is an award winning and highly published researcher and is often invited as a guest speaker or panelist at both national and international events. Her passion is creativity and innovation for problem solving using technology.

Inclusion Insights Coordinator

Dylan Moore [he/they]

Dylan is an Inclusion Insights Coordinator, writer and researcher with Saterman Connect. A transgender non-binary person, he has been advocating for his community since 2016, when he came out. Having lived in Japan and England previously, he divides his time between Manhattan and Yonkers, where he attends university.

He attended the first trans march in Washington D.C. in October 2019, and was invited to panels hosted by NYU’s class of aspiring teachers on how to be an ally to transgender students for three years. He has worked at the LGBT Center in the West Village, serving as an educator to teens. Most recently, he gave a series of presentations to his high school’s faculty on the importance of respecting transgender students in the classroom.

A homebody at heart, Dylan’s hobbies include reading, cooking, playing guitar, and spending time with his family.

Office Connector & Culture Manager

Michelle Ostroff [she/her]

A born-and-raised New Yorker, Michelle resides in Manhattan. She’s thankful to have her father, mother, and sister all within a 30-block radius of her apartment.

On any given day, Michelle is creating engaging social media ties for Saterman Connect, at auditions, or shooting commercials and films expanding her acting career. An avid dog lover and homebody, with a love for playing music, Michelle most recently has taken up the ukulele.

She loves to make unique deep connections and throws herself into learning people’s stories. She feels for those in a way that she puts herself in their situation. It’s no wonder empathy is her #1 superpower!

My motto: Do what makes you feel whole – regardless of the climb it takes to get there.

Favorite quote: “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Dacia Fasion Roe [she/her]

Dacia (pronounced “day-sha”) is a risk-taking, rabble-rouser committed to liberating the humanistic + heroic spirit of individuals and organizations. She has spent over two decades developing fit for purpose teams, programs, and processes that help people be better, bolder, and more bad-ass. Always driven to innovate new ways of working, now more than ever, she’s passionate about writing a new playbook for activating, motivating, and developing a company’s most valuable asset; their people. She whole-heartedly believes that Human Resources is long overdue for a redesign. A modernizing. A humanizing. A total rebranding. To not just challenge the status quo, but change it. Organizations that she has held leadership positions at include Starbucks Coffee Co., Apple Retail, Pandora Media, SYPartners, Etsy and Cityblock.

D.E.I.B. Facilitator, Educator and Consultant

Ebony R. Rose [she/her]

Ebony R. Rose (she/her) is a change agent with over fifteen years of community development, consulting, teaching, and facilitation experience. With a focus on talent development, project management, and strategic planning that supports diversity, equity, access, and inclusion initiatives, Ebony enjoys leading teams through the design and implementation of learning and development efforts for large and small global companies, non-profit agencies, higher education institutions, and social Greek organizations. Ebony holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University (NYU) and is a Cornell IRL Certified Diversity Professional (CCDP).

Areas of Expertise
• Community Listening Sessions
• Diversity & Inclusion Audits
• Individual & Team Consulting
• Organizational Design
• Social Identity Development
• Strategic Planning
• Talent Development

Give back.

At Saterman Connect, we strive to empower organizations to recognize ongoing cultural transformations happening in their business and impact the communities in which they live and work – it’s core to who we are. Our team seeks to create opportunities for people from all backgrounds and advocate for equitable and inclusive representation of every individual. We are proud sponsors of the Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI) where Josh serves on the board of directors as a Vice-Chair and Co-Chair for the Programs Committee, and Nettie sits on the Programs Committee Taskforce.

Our Clients.

Our clients rock! We are proud of the work we are doing with them. Here is a sneak peek at a few.

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