Allinium's Foundation

In the Words of Founder – Susan Elliott-Rink

Core purpose

We are ALL IN for our client’s success.  We are ALL IN for accelerating the process of creating ALL INCLUSIVE cultures and maximizing 100% of the talent pool.  We are ALL IN for causing a massive global shift in this millennIUM.  We believe that every human being deserves to work in a culture that allows them to make their fullest, unique contribution.

If you and/or your organization are interested in an open, honest, straightforward conversation and are ALL IN for creating an outstanding culture, we’d love to hear from you to determine if our methodology is a match for your commitments and concerns.


We work with industry leaders to create authentic cultures that promote inclusion and equality by acknowledging and understanding the seven physiological differences between male and female brains. By combining and balancing the two, companies improve corporate culture, increase productivity, inspire innovation, and grow profits. Inclusive Leadership requires a deep examination of where our impressions of gender, race, sexual
orientation, ethnicity, education, etc. intersect to create a corporate culture.

Our Start & History

Allinium, Inc. is a company founded on years of experience gained from learning and educating about, participating in, and supporting and promoting the professional development of women, gender partnership and powerful inclusive organizational cultures.

We are proud to be a licensed provider of the work developed over the past 25 years by the Institute for Women’s Leadership and Institute for Gender Partnership. We are grateful to Rayona Sharpnack, founder of the Institute for Women's Leadership, for her lifetime commitment to this conversation; we consider her to be a trusted and important advisor.

The Inspiration

The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation. Then, and not until then, will there be the perfect comradeship, the ideal union between the sexes that shall result in the highest development of the race.

–Susan B Anthony

The Allinium Team

Susan Elliott-Rink

Allinium, Inc
Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Over two decades of Contextual Leadership, Gender Partnership, Women’s Leadership and Unconscious Bias experience, Susan founded Allinium, Inc. Susan and her team work with clients who are all in for creating all inclusive cultures in this millenium.
Full Bio

Susan has an extensive background in helping individuals and organizations identify and shift their contexts. This includes twenty-one years of training and delivering programs, coaching participants, and mentoring leaders worldwide in using contextual skills to achieve unprecedented results. During her years working for a global leadership and personal effectiveness company, she became one of only fifty-two leaders certified to train worldwide. She personally led programs to nearly 30,000 participants in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and New Zealand on using the mindset and skills of transformational leadership to achieve breakthrough results.

Over the past two years, Susan has invested thousands of hours in the study of Gender Partnership, working closely with the Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Institute for Gender Partnership and Inclusive Leadership.  Her mastery of this topic paved the way for a licensing agreement with the Institutes and the launch of Allinium, Inc. 

From the start of her career, when Susan was named National Sales Manager for an Italian eyewear company seeking to break into the U.S. market, she has produced extraordinary results. At the time, the optical industry – with its 38,000 retailers/opticians – was male-dominated, highly competitive, and over-saturated. Her approach to breaking into this tough market was to create a culture in the organization that would attract the best talent and establish a loyal customer base.  Her achievements resulted in her becoming one of the first women to achieve an executive-level position in the industry.

Susan's other achievements include:

  • Serving as trusted advisor and subject matter expert in the field of organizational and leadership development.
  • Designing coed workshops and programs to empower men and women to work together and create cultures in organizations of full Gender Partnership.
  • Leading executive coaching sessions for senior women and being instrumental in building contextual frameworks to support the growth and success of women in executive positions.
  • Being a featured speaker at the Intelligence Community’s Annual Women’s Summit, promoting the work of Gender Partnership to support the safety of our citizens, country, and world.
  • Philanthropic work coordinating a million-dollar renovation project for a nonprofit pet-rescue organization that had no funds to do it. With no experience in the nonprofit sector nor in construction management, Susan succeeded in having some 350 contractors donate their skills and over 140 material suppliers to provide needed materials free of charge. She also donated all of her own consulting/management services, taking a two-year sabbatical from her career to complete the project.

Allie L. Braswell, Jr.

The Braswell Group
Founder/Managing Director

An accomplished entrepreneur, author and civic leader with diverse experience in business, public speaking, and community engagement having a broad background in management, technology operations and human resources.

Full Bio

Allie Braswell is an accomplished entrepreneur, author and civic leader with diverse experience in business, public speaking, and community engagement having a broad background in management, technology operations and human resources. For the past 2 years, he has served as Managing Director of the Braswell Management Group LLC, which he founded as a public

engagement firm working with businesses to better engage with their communities. The focus of the Braswell Group is to assist mainstream organizations in building bridges that connect them with their local and global communities through conversations and interactions resulting in meaningful change.

He is the former President of the Central Florida Urban League and served on the National Urban League’s Housing and Jobs Taskforce. Most recently, Allie was selected to serve as a Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for Florida (Tampa Bay), by the Honorable Secretary Eric K. Fanning. He has served on the Veterans Administration Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans, and as the US Army Reserve Ambassador for the state of Florida.  Allie also serves on the Wells Fargo Community Advisory Board for Central Florida, and as a Trustee of the Orlando Regional Realtors Foundation Board, and the board of WMFE, a local National Public Radio station. As a part of his volunteer work, Allie helped to launch Legends Academy, a K-8 STEM Charter School, and Valencia College’s Peace & Justice Institute celebrating the diversity of cultures throughout Central Florida.

Allie attributes much of his success to his 13 years of service in the US Marine Corps, and to his

parents who instilled in him the determination and drive to succeed. Going forward he is firmly committed to growing his company, and as a published author of “Rekindling the Passion: Restoring the Joy and Purpose to Your Life,” Allie is working on completing the second and third books in his “Rekindling the Passion” series.

He is married to Shellie-Ann Braswell, they reside in Winter Garden, FL with their children affectionately called “The B-Bunch”.

Ron Bynum

Senior Consultant

Ron Bynum has more than 35 years' experience as a management consultant with Fortune 500 companies 
and executives in diverse industries such as computer technology and software, automobile, venture capital, energy, insurance, telecommunications, and financial services. He joined the Institute for Gender Partnership
 in 2016.

Full Bio

Ron specializes in large-scale cultural and organizational transformation, leadership development, and building high-performance multi-functional teams that work together to produce consistent outstanding results.

He began his professional career as a senior executive with an international educational corporation, where he managed 32 domestic and international retail centers. In addition, he designed the corporation’s advanced learning programs.

In 1987, Ron started his own management consulting company and developed an extensive international practice with major corporations and start-ups. An expert in large-scale cultural change and breakthrough technology, he has served as  a trusted advisor for many executives and senior leaders domestically and abroad. He has also been a sought-after trainer of trainers for large management consulting firms. He has personally trained over 300,000 businesspeople in his career.

After earning a degree as a physics and English major at East Texas State University, Ron became an executive officer in the U. S. Army. He led an artillery battery in Vietnam and is a highly decorated veteran. Following his military service, he earned his MBA at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.

Kristin Votta

Allinium, Inc
Chief Operating Officer

Kristin brings her empowering leadership skills, vision, and management experience to her role as Chief Operating Officer. She ensures the most effective operational, administrative, and marketing systems are executed at Allinium.

Full Bio

After leaving Pennsylvania State University, Kristin began working at a business consulting firm where she performed various support staff positions over four years. She then moved to Florida to be closer to her family. Kristin expanded her business knowledge by entering into a partnership to grow a cutting-edge fitness start-up company. Six years later, the company is thriving with three locations and continues to grow each quarter. Leaving the company in the very capable hands of her business partner (and now-husband), Kristin decided to revive her career in business consulting.

Kristin had the privilege of being a Regional Engagement Manager for the Institute for Women’s Leadership and Institute for Gender Partnership soon after having her first daughter in 2015. Kristin is proud to continue the work of the Institutes at Allinium. She looks forward to working with more clients who are all in for creating all inclusive cultures in this millennium.

Volunteering has always played an important role in Kristin's life. She has an impressive list of experience focusing on community inclusion and collaboration. Among other activities in high school, Kristin was proudly a member of the recently-formed Gay Straight Alliance. While studying psychology at Pennsylvania State University, she took an elective course that resulted in her being requested to lead seminars to her peers; the interactive conversations were about the “blind spots” regarding the then-LGBTQ issues. In addition to volunteering scholastically, Kristin also gave her time to coach other leaders at a training and development company. One of her various accountabilities over ten years included recruitment, retention, and management of over 150 volunteers for the Philadelphia office. After moving to Tampa, Florida, Kristin found another impactful way to better her community: she served as the President of the Carrollwood Area Business Association in 2014-2015. She was honored to have been elected to serve a total of five years on the CABA Board of Directors. Kristin often used Contextual Leadership tools to support the approximately 400-member organization.

Kristen Barnhardt

Allinium, Inc
Executive Assistant

Kristen serves the Allinium team by adding her fresh perspective, attention to detail, and "get it done" attitude. She works hard to facilitate productivity among her team. Kristen is eager to work with Allinium, Inc. to make a lasting difference and continue to grow professionally.

Full Bio

Kristen completed her high school education only two years ago. She graduated with honors, and as the President of the Debate team and National Forensics League. Kristen was a columnist on her school paper where she wrote about politics, with a focus on the need for diversity in our political climate. She continues to explore freelance journalism, continuing her emphasis on politics and feminism. Kristen now gives back her time as a volunteer debate coach.

Kristen serves the Allinium team by adding her fresh perspective, attention to detail, and "get it done" attitude. She works hard to facilitate productivity among her team. Kristen is eager to work with Allinium, Inc. to make a lasting difference and continue to grow professionally.

Maureen O’Brien Karkovice

Leadership Coach

As a highly effective educator specializing in learning styles and preferences, Maureen is masterful in her approach to highly complex situations. She has years of experience refining complicated concepts into relevant and clear distinctions, which leads to more effective leadership skills for her clients. Maureen has a passion and commitment to her clients to build contextual frameworks to affect breakthrough change.

Full Bio

Maureen graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Exceptional Education, with an Emphasis in Specific Learning Disabilities. She focused her efforts on increasing the academic and behavioral success of very diverse populations in public and private school settings.

Maureen then attended Stetson University, where she earned her MBA. Her focus on transformative leadership and strategic thinking skills has led her to embrace and invest countless hours in the contextual leadership methodology. The contextual leadership methodology has dramatically impacted the leadership effectiveness of tens of thousands of professionals from Fortune 500 companies, both professional and personally.

Having successfully led her family through multiple medical crises, Maureen understands first-hand how the focus on shifting context or perception empowers people’s behavior, resulting in the most effective way to manage and enable powerful change for effective, productive results.

As the mother of a former U.S. Marine and the daughter of a WWII Veteran, Maureen has a passion for giving back to Veterans and their families. She is currently on the board of the Friends of Fisher House Orlando (501c3), where she is committed to supporting the Orlando Fisher House in a variety of ways.

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