Robin Kelly, MAS BHMT Career Counselor, is an educator specializing in helping adults with mid-career transitions. He started his career in business development and marketing but enjoyed learning so much that he went for his Master’s in Organizational Counseling. He has created career development programs and professional educational workshops including leadership development as a Career and Education Advisor with Verizon.
With a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins, he has been able to provide various assessments including Myers Briggs, Strong Interest Inventory, SDS, Strength Finders 2.0, DISC Values, and EQi.
Robin believes everyone should have a career they are passionate about and provides a good work-life balance. He has been successful providing life coaching to individuals and groups. He utilizes a strengths-based, positive-psychology approach to career selection and personal branding.
In addition, he has worked towards his Professional Certified Coaching Certification at College of Executive Coaches. He even has some medical education as a Phlebotomist and was accepted into a Respiratory Therapist Program, but in his spare time, Robin enjoys snowboarding, bike riding, and spending time with his family.
Mary joined the BHMT as a Career Counselor for the MAS region in January 2014, and has been working as a Career Counselor to guide Kaiser Permanente union-represented employees in their careers since March 2013.
She brings with her over 15 years combined experience in career coaching, human resources consulting and training and performance management, helping individuals of all job types and ages enhance and manage their careers in both the private and Federal sectors. She has designed and managed career development programs, while coaching employees and managers on their careers in multiple agencies.
Federal clients include the U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Agriculture, State, Transportation, Treasury, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the General Services Administration. Prior to her Federal experience, Mary worked as a human resources consultant and project manager for Fortune 500 companies, helping reduce turnover and improving job satisfaction and productivity. She is certified to administer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the DISC behavioral assessments and holds a M.Ed. in Counseling and Development from George Mason University.
She enjoys running, hiking, tennis and anything outdoors.
Dena Bilbrew, MAS BHMT Outreach/Implementation Specialist, has had a diverse career span of over 20 years and has included 3 different industries — information technology, retail management, and career services. The many changes in her own career which led her to the realization of the importance of personal branding and “reinventing” yourself. She began training and coaching others as a Store Manager where she oversaw nearly 60 employees and often encouraged them to pursue their career goals. She later became a Career Planning Instructor and coached 500+ adult learners as they transitioned in the workforce. Dena eventually transitioned to higher education as the Assistant Director of Career Services and advised 100+ undergraduate/graduate students and alumni monthly, conducted 150+ presentations, and assisted with numerous training programs.
Dena is a Mississippi native and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Jackson State University and a MBA from William Carey University. She also obtained a Manager Skills Certification and became a Certified Professional Resume Writer. In her spare time she enjoys writing blogs, motivational speaking, event planning, and community service.