About Us

Tomorrow’s People consultants have decades of experience and diverse backgrounds in the primary areas of law, human resources, higher education, leadership development, community affairs, media & government relations, grassroots campaigns, corporate communication, and team building.

Charles L. Greene, President, Tomorrow’s People is Emeritus Vice President for Human Resources at Kent State University; Attorney at Law, M.S.W., Community Organization Specialist; and Associate Professor of Social Work. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous boards, including Board Chair of the Portage County Community Action Council. Other relevant experiences include serving as Chair of the Akron Urban League, Member of the Magnet Task Force in the Akron School District, Board Member for the Area Agency on Aging, Board Member of Goodwill Industries and United Way Board Member for both Summit County and Portage Counties in Ohio.

Sally A. Kandel, Ph. D., Executive Vice President, Tomorrow’s People is Emeritus Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Operations and Administration in the Academic Affairs Division of Kent State University. Sally has held a number of administrative positions over her 26 years at Kent State. She holds three degrees from Kent State University, including a Ph. D. in Organization Development. She has also been providing consulting services and leadership development programs for not-for-profit organizations since 1991.

David L. Kandel, Vice President for External Relations and Marketing. Over his 34-year corporate career, David has developed expertise in sales, marketing, public affairs, media relations, community and government affairs, corporate philanthropy, issue-management, strategic planning & visioning, and business advocacy. He has held multiple board positions with numerous not-for-profit organizations.

Principal Trainers

Marlene Dorsey, Ph. D. served as Dean of the College of Continuing Studies at Kent State University for 19 years until her retirement on February 1, 2008. She was also a tenured Associate Professor in the department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services. She has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Kent State University.

Melinda Holmes, Ph. D. worked at Kent State University for 28 years, before retiring in 2008. As Assistant Director for Public Administration and Public Policy, she has coordinated numerous training, technical assistance, and research projects. Her clients included local government elected and appointed officials, and boards and staff of not-for-profit organizations. Prior to coming to Ohio in 1977, Dr. Holmes, a native of North Carolina, worked for the Guilford County Economic Opportunity Council (EOC) in High Point, NC. Dr. Homes holds a Ph. D. in Organization Development from Kent State University.