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Edana Desatnick

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Edana is a consultant with The RBL Group focusing on strategic HR, talent planning, organization development, strategy, executive coaching, culture, change management, and leadership consulting.

Edana is a consultant with broad experience in the professional services, consumer, healthcare, and industrial products industries. Edana focuses on providing strategic HR, talent planning, organization development, strategy, executive coaching, change management, and leadership consulting to major corporations and partnerships. Prior to HR consulting, she had worldwide responsibility for corporate Organization Development at Merck. In that capacity, she had responsibility for global leadership/talent planning, performance management and development, and led consulting/coaching to the senior management team on issues of change leadership and organizational effectiveness.

Edana’s career includes senior OD/HR leadership roles in a number of leading organizations. Prior to joining Merck, she was Vice President of Organization Development at Honeywell, providing OD leadership in the merger integration of the AlliedSignal and Honeywell organizations. She has also served as Senior Director of Organization Development at Nabisco Brands and at Pepsi prior to that. She began her career in OD/strategy as a member of Coopers & Lybrand’s global strategy consulting practice. 

In the area of non-profit, Edana provides her Leadership/OD experience and plays leadership roles on a number of non-profit boards including Matheny Medical and Educational Center and the Arc (the largest non-profit serving persons with developmental disabilities) in their Government Legislative and Policy setting work. 

Edana holds a M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in economics from Tulane University. She and her family live in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.