Nathalie Gilfoyle

Nathalie F. P. Gilfoyle, J.D.


Nathalie Gilfoyle is is the retired General Counsel for the American Psychological Association (APA). Prior to joining APA in 1997, Ms. Gilfoyle headed the sixty-lawyer D.C. litigation department of McDermott, Will & Emery, a national law firm. Ms. Gilfoyle was elected to two terms as a member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors and also served as general counsel to the Bar. Ms. Gilfoyle has served on several non-profit boards, including the District of Columbia Bar Foundation, the National Veterans Legal Services Project, Saint Columba’s Nursery School, and the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing. Ms. Gilfoyle is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She received her B.A. in philosophy with high honors from Hollins University, did work toward a masters degree in art history, and received her juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Karen Grabow

Karen M. Grabow, Ph.D.

Vice Chair

Karen Grabow is a consulting organizational psychologist and principal with KGH Leadership specializing in organizational effectiveness, succession, talent management, and coaching. In her 30 years of corporate experience, Karen served as SVP, Business Development Services and Chief Human Resources Officer for Land O’Lakes, Inc., and VP, Human Resources with Target Corporation. Prior to her corporate work, Karen was Vice President, Organizational Effectiveness with Personnel Decisions, Inc. Karen serves on the boards of M Health Fairview, a $5.7B academic medical system in affiliation with the University of Minnesota, Fiduciary Counselling, Inc., a financial services organization, and the following community boards: Northside Achievement Zone, Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and the Temple Israel Foundation. She has been recognized by the Purdue University College of Agriculture with their Apex Award and by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal as an Outstanding Director. She has a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota and is a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota.

Stephen Howell

Stephen C. Howell


Stephen Howell is a consultant with Bernuth & Williamson, a specialized consulting firm that exclusively serves the not-for-profit industry sector. For the previous 22 years, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of The Nature Conservancy, a global conservation organization. Mr. Howell began his career working in public accounting, first at Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells, then with Coopers & Lybrand. He received a BA in accounting with honors from The University of Texas at Austin and he is a Certified Public Accountant, currently licensed in Virginia, and holds a Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. Mr. Howell is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Virginia Society of CPAs. He often speaks at AICPA national conferences and he serves on the investment and audit subcommittees to the finance committee of the American Psychological Association.

Victoria P. Rostow

Victoria P. (Penny) Rostow, J.D.


Victoria P. (“Penny”) Rostow is an expert in financial sector regulation and global capital market and corporate governance policy. She currently serves as Senior Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (Nareit), where she represents the publicly traded real estate industry in matters related to global capital market regulation. Prior to joining Nareit, she worked at two prominent national law firms, including Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where she counseled some of the largest U.S. banks and complex financial services entities. She also served as Senior Vice President and Head of Federal Government Relations for Bank One Corporation, and following its 2004 merger, held the same title at J.P Morgan Chase. During the Clinton Administration, she served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for Banking and Domestic Finance at the United States Treasury Department, where she led the Department’s advocacy efforts culminating in the landmark 1999 Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act. Penny received a B.A., magna cum laude with honors, from Yale College, an M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University (UK), and a J.D. with honors from Yale Law School, where she was a Senior Editor of The Yale Law Journal and a Director of the Yale Legislative Services program. Following law school, she clerked for The Honorable Stephen R. Reinhardt on the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She speaks and writes frequently on financial services regulatory and policy issues and has taught at the Georgetown University Law Center and at the International Law Institute.

Winfred Arthur Jr., Member of Board of Trustees

Winfred Arthur, Jr., Ph.D.

Winfred Arthur, Jr., is a Professor of Psychology and Management in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Texas A&M University. He specializes in the research, development, implementation, and evaluation of personnel and human resource management systems and programs. Dr. Arthur’s primary research interests are in the areas of (1) personnel psychology with an emphasis on testing, assessment, and selection, validation, and associated methodological issues; (2) individual and team training with a focus on complex skill acquisition, decay, and retention; and (3) individual differences related to skill acquisition and performance on complex information processing tasks. He has extensive experience in job analysis and classification, survey development and large-scale data collection, development and delivery of training and management development programs, and selection and promotion test development, validation, and implementation. Dr. Arthur has published extensively in these areas as reflected in a record of over 150 publications and a current h-index of 52. He is an associate editor of Human Performance and serves on the editorial boards of the premier journals in the field including Personnel Psychology and Journal of Business and Psychology. He has also served as an expert in several court cases and has and continues to provide technical and professional expert services to various client organizations. Dr. Arthur is a fellow of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the Association of Psychological Science (APS), and the American Psychological Association (APA). He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Akron, Ohio.

Robert E Milstead, Jr

Robert E. Milstead, Jr., LtGen USMC (Ret)

Robert E. Milstead retired as a Lieutenant General from the United States Marine Corps following a career spanning forty years of service. After graduating from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in English, he joined the Marines in 1975. A career aviator, he has served throughout the world and has commanded organizations ranging in size from a Light Attack Helicopter Squadron of 300 to an Aircraft Wing of over 16,000 in combat. A graduate of the National War College, with a master’s degree in National Security Strategy, he has senior executive experience in military and civilian manpower management, operations and policy development, national and international relations, and strategic communications. His final assignment was Deputy Commandant, Manpower & Reserve Affairs, where he was responsible for a broad and diverse portfolio which included: manpower planning, budget programming, personnel policy, information systems, wounded warrior care, and Marine Corps Exchange retail operations. Since retiring, he has been a senior consultant for human resources, recruiting, and corporate leadership.

Richard Patz, HumRRO Board of Trustees

Richard J. Patz, Ph.D.

Richard Patz is an expert in educational measurement and statistics with extensive executive experience. He is a distinguished research advisor with the Berkeley Evaluation and Assessment Research Center at the University of California. A past president of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), he now serves as the organization’s executive director. He held numerous leadership roles in educational measurement organizations, including ACT, Inc., where he served as chief measurement officer and CEO of its technology subsidiaries. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Grinnell College and a Ph.D. in statistics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Suzanne Tsacoumis - President

Suzanne Tsacoumis, Ph.D.

President and CEO

Appointed on July 1, 2018, Dr. Suzanne Tsacoumis is HumRRO’s 7th President. She has spearheaded innovative work in the development of rich-media simulations for use in both promotion and self-assessment processes. She often consults on a range of policy and implementation issues. Dr. Tsacoumis has been an active volunteer for the Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and she is a fellow of SIOP and the American Psychological Association (APA).