Professional Practice, Part 1 Speakers

Nancy Alexander is the owner of Lumenance Consulting, LLC. a long-time thought partner to architects, schools of architecture, and the building industry. Nancy is a leadership coach, Certified Master Facilitator, organizational development consultant, and co-author of the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice.




Yvonne Alston is an unapologetically authentic amplifier and advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. She established Indelible Impressions Consulting to advance important conversations, education and training to help organizations understand the importance of culture and its impact on the human experience. Her firm and team focus on centering the employee experience, amplifying personal and professional value, and inspiring hearts and minds as they challenge systems of inequity, champion dimensions of diversity, and drive inclusive practices holistically.

Olga Fernandez forges together creative thinking and branding strategies to connect businesses to the opportunities, customers, and futures they truly want and deserve. Working side-by-side with her clients, she builds strategic brands that differentiate for growth, crafts stories that inspire trust, and equips her clients to demonstrate why they are the obvious choice in their markets.
Olga founded Sheep Don't Bark because she believes the priority to differentiate has never been more vital. Her ambition is to help each of her clients elevate themselves above the fray, be seen and heard for their unique value, and build a robust runway for success.
During her expansive career, Olga has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, mission driven non-profits, and game-changing start-ups across a spectrum of industries including architecture, healthcare, insurance, technology, education, and more. She is a staunch client advocate who believes every business, organization, and individual has a true distinction just waiting to be cultivated.

Adrienne Nelson, AIA is a principal at Pickard Chilton. As a design team leader Adrienne Nelson works closely with architects and designers in the studio to oversee the production and growth of Pickard Chilton’s design portfolio, including office, life science, mass timber, and interior architecture.