Keynote Speaker

Leah P. Hollis, Healthy Workplace Advocate, Speaker, TrainerED media 2

Hollis speaks nationally and internationally including appearances in Milan, Italy; Oxford, England; New York, New York; Los Angeles, California, Texas and Pennsylvania. Hollis was featured in  MAINLINE TODAY as one of 21 Power Women.


Dr. Leah P. Hollis is the Founder and President of Patricia Berkly, LLC, a healthy workplace advocate and diversity trainer.  Her recent book, Bully in the Ivory Tower: How Aggression and Incivility Erode American Higher Education is available on amazon.com.  Findings reveal that workplace bullying occurs at an even higher rate in higher education.  The study also offers solutions for individuals, middle managers and executive leadership. Dr. Hollis is a noted trainer, educator, and researcher who has helped over 120 schools deal with bullying on campus. She has continued her research with The Coercive Community College (2016) which was published by Emerald Publications (UK).

She has an exemplary career in higher education administration where she has held senior leadership and faculty posts. Dr. Hollis has taught at Northeastern University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Rutgers University. Dr. Hollis received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She received her Doctorate of Education in Administration, Training and Policy Studies from Boston University, as a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow. Also, Dr. Hollis continued her professional training at Harvard University through the Graduate School of Education, Higher Education Management Development Program. She also earned certification in Project Management and Executive Leadership at Stanford University and Cornell University respectively. Further, she has earned certifications in EEO Law/Affirmative Action and Conflict Resolution and Investigation from the American Association for Affirmative Action. Dr. Hollis has served as a diversity trainer for Northeastern University and she speaks regionally and nationally as a diversity trainer and consultant on such topics as race, gender, ethnicity, equality and access. She also serves as an expert witness regarding workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination. She is also author  Unequal Opportunity Fired without cause, Filing with the EEOC… which focuses on workplace discrimination.  Also check out,  Bully Beyond the Tower: A Peer Reviewed Anthology on Workplace Bullying.

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Dr. Hollis currently serves as an Assistant Professor at Morgan State University, in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Click link here for some highlights on speaking / training regarding workplace bullying and abuse on the job.  

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Dr. Leah P. Hollis is available for keynote speeches, in person and virtual workshops and other custom training activities.


 Staff Psychologist

Demar Chambliss, MA, with 20 years of therapeutic behavioral health and cognitive experience, serves Patricia Berkly LLC as the staff behavioral training consultant. He is available for one-on-one coaching and workplace leadership training for executives and managers seeking to reflect on their behaviors with staff.  Demar Chambliss holds a Masters in Psychology from Camden University and Bachelors in Psychology from Alvernia University.

Resident Advisor

Steve Lee is a distinguished Executive in Human Resources with a career that spans 20 years in both public and private organizations throughout the U.S.  His collaboration on serving various higher education committees at many different universities and colleges, including SHRMLV (Lehigh Valley Chapter) has been very inspirational given his in-depth HR expertise.He earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Santa Ana, CA and a Master of Education degree and a Master of Science degree in Organizational Leadership, both from Cabrini College in Radnor, PA.

Research Assistant

Antoine Bernard has served as a research assistant to Patricia Berkly LLC for close to three years. He assisted on two national projects investigating bullying in higher education. Through his service, he is able to actualize his commitment to access, equity and fairness in the workplace. Antoine is a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in Criminal Justice.