Karyn L. Avazian

Licensed Psychologist


Dr. Karyn Avazian is a licensed psychologist who is currently in private practice. She received her B.A. degree from UCLA and her M.A. and Psy.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University. Beginning her counseling work after her licensure in 1992, Dr. Avazian has specialized in individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Recently she has applied these skills in the area of industrial/organizational psychology as well as leadership development. She can be reached via e-mail at dravazian@cox.net.

Bertram C. Edelstein

Organizational Psychologist


Dr. Bertram Edelstein is an Organizational Psychologist and has served as president of The Edelstein Group, an international consulting firm, since 1987. He is the Consulting Director for Executive Programs at the University of California, San Diego – Extension (UCSD) as well as a Lead Faculty member in the Executive Program for Scientists and Engineers (EPSE). Dr. Edelstein teaches in the Healthcare Executive Leadership Program (HELP) at UCSD. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Industrial Organizational Psychology doctoral program at the California School of Professional Psychology – Alliant International University in San Diego. The Edelstein Group also conducts a 360-degree assessment for the participants in both the HELP and EPSE programs.

James Madero

Clinical Psychologist


Dr. James Madero has over 25 years of experience as a clinical psychologist. He is an expert in psychological testing, threat assessment and workplace violence prevention training. Dr. Madero has conducted over 1,000 threat assessments of potentially violent employees for public and private sector companies and organizations. Dr. Madero has developed workplace violence prevention training programs and materials and has trained numerous Workplace Violence Prevention Teams in companies and organizations across the United States. Dr. Madero is a graduate of the Clinical Psychology Program at Catholic University, Washington, D.C., a member of the Clinical Psychology faculty at Alliant International University, San Diego, and a licensed psychologist in the state of California.

Don Viglione

Clinical Psychologist


Dr. Don Viglione is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor at the California School of Professional Psychology – Alliant International University in San Diego. After completing his B.A. in Psychology at Yale University, he studied and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. Dr. Viglione also interned as a naval psychologist. As an expert in psychological assessment, Dr. Viglione has taught assessment courses for more than twenty years to graduate students as well as to a variety of national and international audiences. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Assessment Psychology, a Fellow of the Society for Personality Assessment, and a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology. In addition to his private practice that he began in 1980, Dr. Viglione is involved in research programs and has published more than twenty-five articles and chapters on psychological assessment. In 1992, his paper, Severe Disturbance or Trauma Induced Adaptive Reactions: A Rorschach Child Case Study, won the Walter Klopfer Award for outstanding contribution to the literature from the Society for Personality Assessment.

Jared Wilke

Licensed Psychologist


Jared Wilke, Psy.D., is Director of Social Media for LEADon. As a licensed Clinical Psychologist he continues to hone his expertise in psychology in private practice where he focuses on treating adolescents, adults and families. In addition, Dr. Wilke recently published an article with Dr. Steve Wilke and Dr. Don Viglione in The Psychologist-Manager Journal titled The Corporate Family Model of Leadership Development. This article introduces the concept of the “Corporate Family,” and discusses the use of family systems theory in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of workplace pathology and dysfunction.
You can follow Dr. Wilke at The LEADing Blog.

Rebecca Wilke

Co-Founder, Author, and Educator


As co-founder of LEADon, Dr. Rebecca Wilke brings a wealth of experience from her leadership work in public, private, and parochial K-12 schools and universities. At the University of Southern California, she specialized in Educational Leadership and Multicultural Education. Dr. Wilke has written three education books, and with Dr. Steve Wilke, she has co-authored two books on executive leadership. Her consulting work includes assisting leaders develop principle-based skill sets needed for success in today’s rapidly changing global market.

Ryan M. Wilke

Psychiatric Physician


A team member since 2005, Dr. Wilke focuses on equipping leaders in personal and professional life balance. He is a Board Certified Psychiatrist by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Wilke completed his Residency training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Wilke is also LEADon’s Director of Research and Development, where he is responsible for creating and maintaining the research for LEADon’s materials and publications.

Stephen D. Wilke

Co-Founder, Author, and Chief Leadership Officer


Founding LEADon was a natural process for Dr. Steve Wilke since he’d been equipping people with leadership skills for over two decades of clinical work in the field of psychology. His passions for helping leaders achieve success and significance in their personal and professional lives has been the driving force for the LEADon team. Dr. Wilke is the co-author of two leadership books and has developed an extensive principle-based program for developing exceptional leadership. In addition to his corporate work, Dr. Wilke has also been a guest or host on television and radio programs, and he offers keynotes to groups all over the globe.

Mark Wilke

Executive Coach and Chief Culture Officer


Mark Wilke has held executive positions in non-profit organizations for over 30 years.  His professional focus includes reorganizing and rebuilding corporate families in order to help people operate at optimum capacity.  Mark’s expertise in the “turn around”—from Boards, constitutions, operational systems, teams, and culture while leading vocational and non-vocational staff—has yielded measurable results throughout the country. Mentoring and counseling have also played key roles in his leadership positions, but Mark finds his greatest professional satisfaction when he is leading individuals and teams. His role as a Lead Pastor began with studies in theology, philosophy, and communication—skill sets he integrates in his work with others. Mark’s gifts include vision-casting, mentoring and motivating leaders, and implementing operational strategies that improve individuals, teams, and entire Corporate Family® systems.