Human Advantage facilitators are a proven and diversely competent group.  With expertise and certification in their prospective fields, our facilitators are collaborative in approach to provide clients with effective and efficient solutions.  

Suzanne Kondner, President

Suzanne is known for her energetic presentation style and her powerful storytelling. Her style engages listeners in a way that is meaningful to them and captures the essence of the topic in a fun and memorable way.

Suzanne is a certified instructor for national firms in the area of customer service, sales, performance management, and motivation. She has facilitated programs, staff retreats, team building, and planning sessions for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, non-profit organizations and small businesses. Suzanne has taught programs throughout the US and is an adjunct faculty member for several colleges.

Before starting Human Advantage, Suzanne worked in the private sector for 15 years where her responsibilities included supervising staff, managing a large department budget, developing employee incentive programs, and interviewing/hiring/firing personnel. Suzanne also served as a board member of the American Institute of Banking for several years. Suzanne graduated magna cum laude from the Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore, and has a diploma from the American Institute of Banking.


Alexandra Adkins, Esq.


Alexandra Adkins has been designing course materials for Human Advantage since 2005.

Alexandra is a licensed attorney in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Alexandra received her undergraduate degree from McDaniel College, and her J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law.


Steve Adkins

Steve is a training manager in the private sector. He is responsible for technical product training, one-on-one new employee training, sales training, customer service training, and talent and operations development.  He has extensive sales and service experience in building relationships and delivering exceptional customer service.   Steve’s experience also includes podcasts, virtual meetings, virtual trainings, WordPress, and social media marketing.

After 10 years of sales experience with sales over $1M year after year, Steve transitioned to training manager to help develop others to achieve success in their positions. In addition to working in sales and training, Steve is also a licensed Realtor in Maryland and a Certified Safety Manager by the National Association of Safety Professionals.


Tavian Cardwell

Image of Tavian CardwellTavian Cardwell, technical adviser for Human Advantage, has two decades of experience with multi-media products for a range of clients, including small businesses, local governments, and federal agencies. In his work he draws on his extensive experience in graphic design, knowledge of 508 compliance, and web site analytics.

Tavian has led technical workshops on website improvements, and particularly enjoys working with small businesses to identify, refine, and achieve their goals for maximizing their online presence. He educates on deepening human connection and eco-conscious practices. Tavian’s Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Virginia Tech are testament to his flare for the performing arts and interest in the human mind and behavior. He brings unparalleled energy and enthusiasm to the human elements of projects.


Catherine (“Cathy”) Dixon-Kheir

Cathy is an expert in organizational behavior, culture transformation, and diversity management. She has over twenty years of corporate consulting experience with Fortune 100 companies, non-profit, and government groups. She is widely recognized as a leader in her field, and her article entitled, “Aim for Quality Relationships to Keep Young Diverse Workers,” was published in the Society of Human Resource Management’s HR Magazine Guide to Managing People.

Cathy has been a member of the faculty team for the Fellows in Change Management and the Minority Leadership Development Programs at Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Officers Leadership Program. She has a Master’s in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.


Elwood (“Woody”) Goulart, Ph.D.

Woody Goulart partners with Human Advantage, Inc. to develop and deliver management/leadership coaching and training. Woody resides in Las Vegas, Nevada where he provides professional client services to anyone with internet access. He guided the initial development and launch of the original Human Advantage website, and Woody’s business communication courses are available online.

He has coached senior executives in the Department of Justice as well as other areas of the Washington, DC market with an emphasis on presentation skills. He served in both the Washington, DC nonprofit and U.S. military sectors including work for the U.S. Army and for the Department of Defense. Woody has a doctorate in communications from Indiana University Bloomington, a master’s degree in communications from Humboldt State University, and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Cal Poly University San Luis Obispo.


Nadine Y. Hailey

Nadine Hailey, the program administrator for Human Advantage, has over a decade of experience in leadership development.  Nadine formerly worked at the Maryland Department of the Environment for over 30 years.   She specializes in inter-governmental training for employees and senior management.  She served as co-chair for the department’s Leadership Development Program for many years. Her work includes creating collaborations with other government agencies and local businesses for training opportunities.

She currently is the Founder/Owner of The Virtual Hailey Group, a company that provides virtual assistance and business management for small to medium size businesses.  She coaches businesses on government certifications and contracts.  She has written and published a book entitled, “How I survived 31 years in the cubicle.”


Moses Hammett

Moses Hammett, M.H.S., has served as the Partnership Liaison for the Center for Urban Families (CFUF)and as the Director of Workforce Development for the CFUF for 13 years.  Prior to joining CFUF, he worked for the University of Maryland Drug Treatment Center where he coordinated the substance abuse treatment services contracts with the U.S. District Courts of Maryland, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Federal Parole and Probation. His 30+ year career in human services also includes working with the Juvenile Offenders’ Community Supervision Program.

Moses was raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and continues to reside in Northwest Baltimore. He currently serves on the Boards of Overcoming Poverty Together (OPT), a micro-lending non-profit organization, providing business loans to women in Indonesia and the Gwynn Oak Islamic Community, a non-profit organization comprised of about 80 families residing in the Howard Park Community in Northwest Baltimore. As a graduate of the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Program (2005), Moses continues to serve the city of Baltimore as a leader, activist, and mentor to those who want to affect change for the betterment of the city of Baltimore.


C.M. (Mike) Peduto, II

Mike Peduto is a veteran of more than 30 years in business leadership. Mike markets and delivers a number of high-impact training workshops on concepts including telecommunications technology and architecture, interpersonal communications, leadership, teamwork/teambuilding, and problem solving.

He is a Master Facilitator for Sigma Service Solutions and is certified in the use of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Instrument. Mike is a faculty member of the American Management Association where he leads a diverse array of professional-level workshops on leadership and effective communication. Mike is also a trained mediator and collaborates with a national mediation training organization as a coach of mediators-in-training.


Deborah Wyda

Deborah Wyda is an experienced training and development specialist with a broad range of subject matter expertise in leadership and supervisory skills including business communications, conflict resolution, and executive coaching. She is the former training manager for Random House, Inc. and training and development director for ARAMARK Corporation Sports and Entertainment division. Ms. Wyda is on the faculty of the Community College of Baltimore County, Anne Arundel Community College, and Howard Community College. Ms. Wyda is a certified mediator. She received her undergraduate degree in Communications from Notre Dame of Maryland University and holds a Master’s Degree in Negotiations and Conflict Management from the University of Baltimore. She was selected as a finalist for the Teaching Excellence Award at Anne Arundel Community College.

Ms. Wyda is also a Certified Instructor for Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Otto Kroeger Associates; a Certified Instructor for Developing Effective People Skills, The Effectiveness Institute; a
trained instructor of DiSC; a trained instructor for Global Corporate College; a Professional Specialist in Technical Writing for the Computer Field, Goucher College; a Certified Facilitator for Performance Skills Leader, Human Technology, Inc.; and, a Certified Instructor for College Success Seminar and Adventures in Attitude. She is a graduate of Stevenson University (formerly Villa Julie College.)


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