Delphia Howze

President/CEO and Chief Inclusion Officer at D. Howze Solutions, LLC and Oak Ridge National Lab


Delphia L. Howze is the CEO and Founder of D. Howze Solutions, LLC, a D&I consultancy.  As a forward-thinking Human Resources and Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) leader with more than 20 years of successful experience she excels in helping organizations leverage human capital and diversity to create and strengthen inclusive environments.  She is often referred to as the Inclusion Strategist!  Some of her areas of experience and expertise include developing and implementing HR and D&I strategies, training and talent development, mentoring and coaching, leadership coaching and development, AAP programming, and immigration petitions.  

As the Chief Inclusion Officer for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Howze consults and partners with all divisions to advance efforts to identify and remove disparities that impede inclusion, diversity, and engagement.  In collaboration with Laboratory leadership, Howze works to prioritize diversity and inclusion initiatives. She also serves as a resource to national laboratories as a DEIA advocate.

An HR and D&I leader, Delphia has consistently maintained responsibility for working in partnership with senior leaders, key stakeholders, and HR colleagues to shape, develop and deliver HR and D&I strategic plans aligned with organizational priorities.

Throughout her career, Delphia has enhanced her skills as an HR professional and D&I leader through roles of responsibility held in industries such as retail, banking, energy, trucking and logistics, consulting, and higher education.  She serves a Diversity & Inclusion Expertise Panel Member for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) as well as the President for SHRM of Tompkins County.  Delphia consistently demonstrates her commitment to HR and D&I by serving as a board and trustee member to a variety of organizations.  She also works closely with college students as Adjunct Professor teaching HR, D&I, and Business principles.

Delphia holds a BA from the University of Pittsburgh, an MBA from Point Park University, Project Management Certification from Villanova University, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree.  She maintains PHR certification through HRCI and holds SHRM-CP certification through the Society of Human Resources Management.

Who They Serve:


Educational Institutions



Non-Profit Organizations


Group Debriefs

Individual Debriefs

Group Coaching

1-on-1 Coaching

Organizational Consulting


Training Development

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