Our Team

Meet the Team

The SCMLi team is comprised of experienced practitioners who have worked and consulted in the fields of academia, business, religious organizations, non-profits, as well as provided individual coaching for leaders in these fields. We have done original, innovative doctoral level research in both Spiritual Capital and Moral leadership and have created practical, transformative applications of our work. Let us know how we can serve you or your organization!

Sam Rima, D.Min., Ph.D.
Founding Partner
Sam has dedicated the last 25 years to passionately promoting the need for both moral leadership and spiritual capital. Believing the two are inextricably linked, Dr. Rima’s focus has been on assisting organizations to leverage both in an effort to foster individual, organizational and societal transformation. He has written books
Alain Adrian Noghiu, Ph.D.
Founding Partner
Alain has been actively involved with the discourse around Moral Leadership and Spiritual Capital for over 15 years before founding SCMLi. He has researched, written taught and consulted on both topics. Alain’s additional professional experience spans four continents conducting research and working in non-profit, educational and business contexts. Alain has
Russell Zehtab, MPA
Russell Zehtab, MPA
Learning Facilitator
Russell has worked in the area of women’s leadership development for the past 15 years. She worked as an assistant to a former U.S. Senator on the co-development and facilitation of a Women’s Leadership Development Program for women holding public office. She also worked for the State’s Office of Management and Budget evaluating
Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D.
Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D.
Associate
Tony Middlebrooks, Ph.D. creates tools, explores and teaches at the intersection of leadership, innovation, creativity and design as Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Programs for Horn Entrepreneurship at the University of Delaware. Previously he helped develop the Organizational and Community Leadership program at UD, and the doctoral program in leadership
Dr. Mojgan Sami, Ph. D.
Dr. Mojgan Sami, Ph. D.
Associate
Dr. Mojgan Sami has been engaged in transformational scholarship and community building for more than 30 years. She is a transdisciplinary scholar with technical expertise in urban planning, international development, public policy and public health. Currently a researcher and lecturer at the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Sami focuses on
Greg Bourgond, D.Min., Ed.D.
Associate
Greg's experience includes ten years in the defense industry and commercial business and over eighteen years in various religious institutions. He has held positions as a Principal Analyst and Project Manager for Analysis & Technology, Inc., Senior Project Engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company, Unit Training Manager for General Electric, and