Dr. Brian Epperson is Founder and CEO of Human Performance Advisors. He is a consultant and executive coach who works one-on-one with business leaders helping them navigate critical issues that impact them professionally and personally.

Prior to starting Human Performance Advisors, he worked in two major  companies, one in banking and one in technology, as a vice president and an internal management consultant  where he has extensive experience in organizational behavior with specific expertise in leading large-scale change, reengineering initiatives in the areas of finance, operations, information technology, engineering, human resources, and business development. 

Dr. Epperson specializes in strategic planning, organizational and leadership development, cultural and team development, and business startups and reorganizations. He possesses a proven record of coupling the theoretical rigor of academe with the applied pragmatism of today’s corporation to drive organizational improvements.

Dr. Epperson is an associate professor of business and is a frequent speaker, panelist, and trainer in the areas of coaching, leadership, organizational change and innovation.  Recognizing today’s fast-paced and challenging corporate landscape, he developed a proprietary change and innovation model designed to lead change and innovation initiatives within organizations. Brian earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and is a proud veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps, Fleet Anti-Terrorist Security Team.

Brian and his wife, Monica resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where they are raising their daughter, Eden. Together they are heavily involved in operating Blended Love, Inc., a non-profit organization, which Brian and Monica co-founded in an effort to help mitigate the negative effects of divorce on children.

Holly Beitel is Co-Founder and CFO of Human Performance Advisors.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and Business Consultant with over fifteen years professional experience working for a Big Four accounting firm, a large Fortune 500 company and non-profit private institutions.  Her expertise include audit, tax strategy, financial reporting, accounting, operations, employee benefit plans, Sarbanes Oxley, business start-up and non-profit 501c(3) filings.

Holly’s private practice ranges from personal wealth management, to all stages of business including incorporation, business plan writing, financial reporting, internal control evaluation, enterprise risk management, business reviews and cost reduction, accounting, finance and operations.  She has worked with a number of non-profit organizations such as The University of Tulsa, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and International Medicine Network.  She currently serves on the Board of Trustees at John Brown University and chairs the Audit Subcommittee in charge of overseeing the university's audits and implementation of Sarbanes Oxley. Holly also currently owns and operates a successful real estate investing company.

Holly graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in both Accounting and Business Administration from John Brown University’s Honor’s program and was a three-time basketball All-American.  She has worked for top companies such as Ernst and Young and American Airlines and has served clients such as Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and The Williams Companies.  While at Ernst and Young, Holly also managed the Oklahoma/Arkansas Employee Benefit Plan Services Group.

Holly resides in Tulsa, OK, with her husband Remsen and their two sons.  She has a passion for mentoring, leadership development and teaching.  In addition to consulting, and raising two active boys, Holly coaches girls high school basketball at Regent Preparatory School in Tulsa.

Paul Moore is Managing Principal over Leadership and Professional Development. He has more than 30 years broad and progressive management and consulting experience with an emphasis on management and leadership development, succession planning, high-potential identification and development, employee skills training, and organizational development \ effectiveness interventions in a variety of industries. He has an extensive background in assessing needs and designing, developing, and presenting training and other learning and development solutions to meet organizational needs. He has previously taught management and leadership courses for several national institutions, including the Federal Financial Institutions Education Council (FFIEC) in Washington, DC, and the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

Paul has a proven history of management within a variety of organizations, having served as a member of the executive management team for a regional financial services firm, managing a division of 500 employees in one of the fastest growing companies in the US, building and running an internationally recognized corporate university, creating an award-winning training department for a federal financial agency, and managing the senior-level succession planning process, as well as the high-potential identification and development programs, for a major international petroleum company. And his background includes more than a decade as a hands-on HR professional, responsible for all aspects of human resource management

With degrees in Education and Communications, plus additional post-graduate studies in Organizational Management and HR, Paul has spent more than 25 years as faculty in the School of Business with a variety of universities, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on management, HR, organizational behavior, etc. He is currently a Lead Faculty Area Chair with the University of Phoenix (Tulsa campus) and a Certified Advanced Facilitator, teaching with both the online and on-ground campuses. 

Paul is a native of the Dallas/Fort Worth region but since the mid-90’s has lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his wife of more than three decades, Charlotte, and their sons, Josh and Justin, now both in college.

Dr. Allison J. McFarland currently serves as Professor of Business and the Walter C. and Helen E. Claassen Chair of Business Administration at Bethel College (KS).   She has worked in higher education for the past 17 years during which time she served on national level program review teams; completed exploratory, descriptive, and longitudinal data collection and analysis; and published/presented over 50 papers in peer review journals/conferences. 

A native of western Kansas, Allison received her Bachelor’s degree from Geneva College (PA), a Master’s and Doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in the Management of Sport, and an MBA in Strategic Management from Western Michigan University.   

Dr. McFarland has served as an external consultant, speaker and panelist in areas related to marketing and promotion strategies, curriculum review and revision, risk management, program evaluation and logistics and process management for non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and church denominations.  Current areas of presentation and consultation include the recruitment, management, and motivation of Millennial workers.   Additional areas of interest include strategic planning, creative problem solving, and workplace efficiency.

Dr. McFarland has been a frequent presenter at the North American Society for Sport Management Conference, International Conference on Education, and the International Conference on Sport Law. She has also published articles in the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, Interscholastic Athletic Administration, Pennsylvania Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Parks and Recreation Administration.

Allison lives in Newton, Kansas where she is actively involved in the community through business and civic activities as well as receiving local acclaim for her playing of the bagpipes.


Dr. Brett Andrews is the Vice President for Academic Program Development and the Founding Dean for the Chesapeake Energy School of Business at Oklahoma Wesleyan University. From these positions, Dr. Andrews melds his previous corporate experience with his 20+ years of non-profit experience to drive the strategic planning, execution, and growth for a major Midwestern university. Previously, he held faculty and/or administrative positions at the University of Mississippi, Northeastern State University, and LeTourneau University.

Dr. Andrews specializes in strategic planning, executive leadership, the strategic alignment of organizational resources, business-level strategy formulation for product development, industry assessment focusing on the factors of competition, as well as accountability systems and performance measurement.  

A prolific speaker and author, Dr. Andrews appears regularly at regional and national conferences and meetings and has published in such journals such as the Journal of Business EducationResearch on Christian Higher Education, and the Journal of Biblical Integration in Business. Brett and his wife Tammy reside near Tulsa, Oklahoma where they are happily raising two children and one-too-many Labrador retrievers.  In his spare time, Brett is an avid marathoner and Ironman triathlete.

Ryan Franklin is a church consultant and pastoral leadership and development coach. With more than 20 years of personal development and leadership experience, Ryan's passion is to see pastors and church leaders succeed in producing healthier churches that effectively make disciples of Jesus Christ.

Prior to becoming involved in full-time church ministry in 2005, Ryan's natural leadership gifts brought him to the forefront in the field of nursing. He served as a nursing director at George Washington Hospital in Washington, DC, where he was an integral part of restructuring and revitalizing what was a failing health care facility.  While in the Washington, DC metro area, Ryan served as Assistant Pastor in a church plant.  In 2005, he resigned from both his church and nursing positions and returned to his childhood church in Alexandria, Louisiana, where he began full-time church ministry.

Ryan currently serves as the Ministries Pastor at the Pentecostals of Alexandria, charged with overseeing all adult ministries of the local church.  His natural wiring for structure and administration, provides a unique element to the POA pastoral team.  In addition, with a personal burden for ministry specifically to the people of Vietnam, Ryan makes regular trips into that country and teaches pastors and leaders the sound principles of church leadership that can be applied cross-culturally.

Ryan is a graduate of the University of Louisiana in Lafayette with a B.S. in Nursing.  He is also a graduate of Liberty University, holding a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a focus in Pastoral Counseling. He is the author of several popular Bible studies, including The Bible Made Simple, a 13-lesson overview of the Bible and man’s history. He and his wife, Angie, are raising two kids, Olivia and Neil. Ryan enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his family.

 

 

Major Scott E. McIntosh is a 1993 graduate of the University of Kansas. After assignments in Air Mobility and Close Air Support units, as well as deployments to ALLIED FORCE, NORTHERN WATCH, SOUTHERN WATCH, and ENDURING FREEDOM, he was selected for the Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate Area Studies program in 2003, in order to hone his area expertise in Russian and Eurasian studies.

A seasoned public speaker and instructor, Major McIntosh subsequently built and executed curricula for DoD Special Operators deploying to South Central Asia and the former Soviet Union; multi-service field grade officers and U.S. Government civilians in postgraduate international affairs seminars; and counterinsurgency/counter-IED theory and practice for professionals leading these missions in austere locations during the Global War on Terror.

A certified Foreign Area Officer/Regional Affairs Strategist, Major McIntosh served as the Senior U.S. Military Observer at the UN Observer Mission in Georgia during the 2008 Russia-Georgia War and Chief of Intelligence Fusion Analysis at NATO Air Command (HQ AIRCOM)—in both capacities leading and training multinational and multidiscipline personnel in crisis conditions. He has studied Russian and Ukrainian language and policy in St. Petersburg, Kyiv, L’viv (Ukraine), and Almaty (Kazakhstan), as well as the U.S. Army Foreign Language Training Center Europe (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany) and the NATO School in Oberammergau.