Our Team

The Team You’ll Work With To Build Your Team From Within.

You’re experts in your industry. We’re experts in getting the right people in the right positions at the right time.

Meet the team

Owen C. Cardwell Jr., PhD

Co-founder, Center for Leadership

Certified CliftonStrengths Coach

Strategic | Connectedness |  Activator | Communication | Ideation

Owen Cardwell has a PhD in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in creative and ethical leadership from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He also has a master’s degree in theology from Boston University and a master’s degree in adult education from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His scholarship on the work of Martin Luther King Jr. is respected around the country. A native of Lynchburg, Cardwell was one of the first African-American students to integrate E.C. Glass High School. He is the founder and executive director of the Heroes and Dreams Academy in Richmond, a service-learning based mentoring program for at-risk youth. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Community leadership
  • Faith-based systems

Daniel Hall, PhD, LPC

Chief Innovation Officer

Certified CliftonStrengths Coach

Strategic | Learner |  Relator | Individualization | Achiever

With extensive knowledge of organizational behavior, the creative process, intentional innovation, and leadership, Daniel Hall offers a distinct combination of expertise. He is the driving force behind our innovation consulting services.

As a specialist in optimizing organizational processes, fostering an innovative culture, and adapting to the dynamic business landscape, Hall can guide your business toward long-term success. His vision and tools are tailored to facilitate sustainable innovation in your organization.

Areas of expertise:

  • Creative processes
  • Organizational psychology
  • Clinical mental health

Roger Jones, EdD

Co-founder, Center for Leadership

Certified CliftonStrengths Coach

Achiever| Learner| Self-Assurance | Maximizer| Arranger

Roger Jones is a passionate leader with over 50 years of experience as a teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, dean, and associate provost. Jones created the leadership doctorate at the University of Lynchburg. He is a strong advocate for developing leaders who are invested in better futures for youth and communities.

Jones is known for his commitment to lifelong learning, his ability to inspire others, and his focus on building relationships. He also is a strong believer in the importance of vision, intentionality, and non-negotiables in leadership.

Areas of expertise:

  • Organizational leadership
  • Educational systems

Jeremy Welsh, DHSc, JD, PA-C

Vice President of Strategy

Ideation| Futurist| Adaptable| Strategic| Positivity

Jeremy Welsh exemplifies leadership in the health care sector. His pivotal role in founding the nation's first Doctor of Medical Science program for PAs showcases his dedication to innovation and educational advancement. In addition to his academic responsibilities, Welsh actively engages in statewide and national advocacy for the PA profession. 

Areas of expertise:

  • Health care
  • Change management
  • National and state advocacy

Our Certified CliftonStrengths Coaches

Mike Bonnette headshot outside with a lush background

Michael Bonnette, EdD

Jennifer Wills, JD, MNR

Steve Koudelka in his office.

Steven Koudelka

Tasha Gillum

Jimmy Roux, PhD

Allison Schroeder

Alison Morrison-Shetlar, PhD

Success isn't one-size-fits-all. Every individual and organization has its distinct characteristics, goals, and challenges. That's why our approach is anything but generic. You understand your industry, business, and culture better than consultants ever could. We're a team of experienced professionals who understand the detailed process to help you discover and implement solutions that are as unique as you are.

  • We bring decades of experience and evidence-based strategies to every aspect of our work.
  • We specialize in helping you unlock solutions, precisely to your organization's unique needs and objectives.
  • We empower your team, harness strengths, and foster a process of effective collaboration and problem-solving.

We're not just your consultants; the Red Chair Group is a partner on your path toward long-term sustainable success. We meet you where you are, learn your unique needs, and collaboratively help you build a solution that is right for you and your team.