Sandra Casey Buford, Ph.D.
Diversity and inclusion, Organizational Development and Behavior Consultant; Co-founder, VSUITE International, Global Women’s Initiative
“Winner of the COMTO, Thomas E. Neusom Award For Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion”
Sandra is a seasoned organizational development and behavior expert, who specializes in diversity and inclusion (D&I), change management, and strategic human resources. With over 20 years of experience, Sandra is an expert in D&I, and organizational transitions. Sandra’s experience was gained working in domestic and global industries including technology, healthcare, transportation, and academia. Sandra has served as adjunct faculty for several Boston-based colleges and universities, instructing graduate students in D&I, HR, OD, and management. Sandra’s international experience includes speaking at professional conferences, including Barcelona, Spain, and technical forums in the UK, Switzerland, and France.
Sandra is also a co-founder of VSuite International Global Women’s Initiative, providing international cultural education for women in Italy, UK, Romania, Latvia, and Budapest. Sandra held senior executive leadership appointments and positions including the Massachusetts Port Authority, as Director of Strategic Research for Diversity and Inclusion, and Director of Diversity and Inclusion for a total of ten years. In addition, Sandra held senior positions at nationally based fortune 500 firms including the St. Paul Companies (Travelers), and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts.
Sandra is an active researcher and publishes articles, including peer-reviewed articles in various academic journals, and serves as a speaker and instructor for international audiences. She designed, implemented and published D&I surveys for national and international clients, and served as a judge for the Diversity Value Index. Recent consulting engagements include Harvard Business School Association, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Town of Needham, Town of Hopkinton, North Carolina Department of Transportation, and Lesley University.