About Us

Nate Terrell, LCSW received his Masters Degree from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1982 and licensure in clinical social work from New Jersey in 1994.   He worked  as therapist for non-profit organizations before being hired in 1987 as the Director of Counseling Services for the Center for Family Services (CFS).  In 1999, he left CFS to focus more on the training he and his wife, Anita Foeman, provide through Organizational Growth and begin a private therapy practice in Mullica Hill, New Jersey. 

Nate also teaches classroom management and conflict resolution at Temple University where he won the “Teacher of the Year” award in the Education Department in 2010.

Nate wrote an article entitled Lessons from Nikki which described what he and Anita learned from their experiences raising their daughter with special needs, a variation of which was published in You Will Dream New Dreams(Click here to see Lessons from Nikki)

Anita Foeman, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Communication from Temple University and is currently a full professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University.  She specializes in diversity, public speaking and organizational communication and has published extensively in the areas of organizational development, management styles, cross-cultural communication and interracial relationships.  For the past five years, she has been researching and teaching about the intersection of our racial genetic makeup with our perception of our racial identity at West Chester and for school students.  For more information on her DNA project, please go to www.dnadiscussionproject.com.

Organizational Growth

Shortly after they met in 1984, Anita and Nate began providing diversity training for schools and universities which gave participants the opportunity to openly discuss issues concerning race, culture, etc. and gain greater cross-cultural understanding and competence.  This training builds on the experience and wisdom they have gained from being partners in a multi-racial family.

They soon expanded their training services to schools to include topics such as Eliminating Bullying, Helping Boys Succeed, Suicide Prevention, Emotional Intelligence and Helping Children with Learning Challenges.  They also help school districts to design and implement programs to promote respect and build community.  Finally, they observe teachers and provide with the support and coaching they need to build community within their classrooms and respond effectively to disruptive students.  They believe strongly that we can not afford to leave “any teacher behind.”    

Anita and Nate also developed and provided training programs designed to promote individual and organizational growth for nonprofit, academic, corporate, governmental and religious organizations on a wide variety of topics.  They use a “group work” training model which incorporates PowerPoint presentations, small and entire group discussion and experiential activities such as role-play and brainstorming to maximize participant learning.  They also meet with key organizational members to provide them with the coaching they need to improve their work performance and provide mediation services for individuals in conflict.

Anita and Nate also provide “retreats” which are designed to help participants develop teamwork/community, improve organizational communication, identify and resolve challenging problems and develop a vision for their organization.   

As senior consultants for the Rutger’s Center for Management and Entrepreneurship, Anita and Nate provided diversity training for the entire Atlantic City Police and Fire Departments, provided a comprehensive train-the-trainer management program at Tropicana Casino and completed an 30 hour video course on organizational communication for Mbook Corporation.

Nate and Anita are deeply committed to helping individuals and organizations to achieve their full potential and have learned that deep change requires that underlying causes of problems be identified and fixed.  This process involves the courage to change the ways of thinking that created the problems and the ability to envision and move toward individual and organizational health.  We are eager to be helpful to your organization in any way we can and look forward to hearing from you!