Associate Research Scientist

Dr. Linde is interested in a diverse set of topics as pertains to well-being across the lifespan. This includes the study of leisure, health, and human development. Past projects include studies in the health and well-being of youth in military families, community capacity building, designing and implementing behavioral health interventions in the U.S. Air Force, and expertise in Motivational Interviewing and Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) in a variety of settings and populations. Email: blinde(at)

Institute of Creative TechnologiesDirector of Research 

Gale M. Lucas joined the OWLS team as Director of Research in 2016. She specializes in designing and testing technology, interventions and training to improve health, mental health, and resilience, as well as social skills like communication, negotiation and leadership.  She earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Psychology and completed her post-doctoral training at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies. Email: glucas(at)

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Vice President of Business Development 
David Steed joined the OWLS team as the VP of Business development in March of 2015. He has previously led business development efforts in the Corporate Learning space for companies such as General Dynamics, Pearson, Adobe and Oracle. David is responsible for creating go to market strategies, sales readiness, sales channel identification and direct sales. David is a graduate of Stanford University with a degree in Economics. He also holds certifications in methodologies such as Strategic Selling, LAMP, Spin Selling, Karrass Negotiation and others. Email: dsteed(at)

Creative Strategy and Media Associate 
Michaela Conley, MA, MCHES combines  web design and social media strategy with a broad and ever-developing knowledge expertise in the field of health promotion, professional development of health promotion specialists, and more specifically in the field of workplace wellness. She has worked with OWLS since 2008 on a variety of projects and assists in the delivery of our Wellness Champion Certification and the management of our champion community of practice portal.  Michaela consults and engineers on  web content design,  social marketing,  social media for OWLS, and helps OWLS with strategic partnership agreements with clients.
ReneeRenee Schuh, MBA, MA is a key designer and trainer for OWLS. Renee owns her own company – The Avenue B Group, Inc. She has over fifteen years of experience in assessment, design, development and delivery of education and training courses. Her expertise ranges from traditional face-to-face delivery to completely online education (and everything in between). Renee has design and development experience which allows her to use a wide variety of tools including, Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Captivate and other eLearning development products, HTML editing tools, graphic tools, SharePoint, blog and wiki tools, as well as learning management systems (Moodle 2.0, MoodleRooms, Desire2Learn, BlackBoard). Personally, she enjoys outdoor activities such as running, biking, hiking, and camping. She’s a yoga practitioner and certified trainer. She also enjoys being with her family – her husband, two dogs, and two cats.
Michelle Zadrozny brings 15+ years of social work, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise to her consulting and coaching. Michelle conducts coaching and consulting for OWLS in all areas related to organizational readiness and leadership.
In 2009 Michelle launched MZ Enterprises, where she currently provides management consulting services to organizations in both the non-profit and private sector, focusing on developing and implementing new initiatives to further organizational development and workplace wellness.
Michelle has been providing management consulting services to organizations in both the non-profit and private sector since 2006, focusing on developing and implementing new initiatives to further organizational development, non-profit capacity building, and employee wellness. Michelle holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of TX at Austin, and she is a Licensed Masters level Social Worker in the state of Texas.
Michael Neeper
Michael Neeper has been with OWLS since 2012. He has worked on several projects with the organization, including the Qigong Portal and TeamUpNow. He is a 6th year doctoral candidate at The University of Texas at Arlington. He is currently working on his dissertation in the field of Organizational Wellness. His interests are wellness/fitness, training and development, statistics, and psychometrics. Email: mneeper(at)