Nancy Cannon-O’Connell, Ph.D., is the founder and Principal of Cannon Collaborations, where she provides executive coach and consulting. She brings over twenty years of management experience to her role on the Foster Youth in Action Board. She has held the position of vice president for strategic development in two national health care firms and has consulted extensively on issues such as management responses to accelerated market changes, leadership development in times of organizational change, and product development strategies to meet shifting customer demands. She has completed management consulting engagements in both the public and private sectors.
Her work has taken her into Chevron and Ford Motor Company, Merck, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Harte-Hanks as well as technology firms such as IBM, Agilent /Philips Medical Systems, Cisco, and IDX Systems; MCOs such as Wellpoint, United Healthcare, Cigna; and insurers such as CNA Insurance and Great West. Her client work has spanned Venezuela, parts of Europe and South Africa.