Marsha Wesley Coleman

Director of Learning and Development

Marsha Wesley Coleman is an organizational development practitioner and executive coach. In her role with FSA, she designs educational programs for employees of aging services organizations and works with leadership teams to diagnose issues and develop strategies to improve organizational performance at individual, group and system levels

Marsha’s work is frequently centered around the topics of organizational culture, management and leadership and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). She works with organizations to refresh their organizational values, provide tools to manage conflict and lead with intention, and support historically marginalized groups. 

She is a Certified Master Trainer for the When Cultures Meet workshop and administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Intercultural Development Inventory, which helps individuals increase their cultural competence.

She serves on the advisory committee for a partnership between LeadingAge and the United Negro College Fund to provide pathways for students of color to explore working in the field of aging services, and she is a member of the LeadingAge Leaders of Color network. Additionally, Marsha is an adjunct professor at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in the Organization Development and Leadership Program. She is a member of the Board of Directors for Positive Music for Positive Minds; volunteers with First Fruits Food Ministries at Salem Baptist Church of Abington; and belongs to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Philadelphia Alumnae Chapter.

Her education includes an MS in Organizational Development and Leadership from PCOM, an MBA from Penn State University and BA. in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University.

Read Marsha's articles and listen to her interviews:

Authority Magazine: "Marsha Wesley Coleman of Friends Services Alliance on How to Create More Inclusive Workplaces."
Communication Intelligence: "Driving Sustainable Inclusion Success Across Your Organization."
Denver Post: "Biden made Juneteenth a holiday and it spurred action that we can't let sputter." 

Hartford Courant: "Juneteenth must be a valuable component of a rich DEI strategy."
KYW Bridging Philly podcast: Juneteenth 2023: Reconciling, Educating and Celebrating."

McKnight's Senior Living: "Diversity, equity and inclusion is a work in progress."