Cory Schneider is a diversity, equity, and inclusion specialist with over 10 years of experience partnering with clients to build understanding, foster commitment, and drive ownership of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. He combines experience in social justice, psychology, and human capital to transform organizations.
Early in his career, as an educational consultant to public, private, and charter school systems, Cory delivered anti-bullying educational training, particularly addressing anti-LGBTQ and gender non-conforming bias. His Interventions for LGBTQ Bullied Youth methodology and approach has been implemented by teachers, counselors, and administrators in school systems nationwide. Through his consultancy, Affirmative Foundations, Cory provided inclusion services and solutions to school systems across the United States designed to increase school safety, drive educational equity, and boost student and teacher performance.
Cory is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist to provide psychotherapy services in private practice and clinical settings. With AIDS Project Los Angeles and Being Alive, Cory delivered both individual and group mental health programs for persons living with HIV/AIDS, earning him the Paul K. Starke Warrior Award for excellence in HIV/AIDS health services in 2013. And, while at the Los Angeles LGBT Center, Cory worked as a Psychosocial Care Manager in the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic, one of the few Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States where providers specialize in health care for LGBTQ individuals.
Prior to joining Cook Ross, Cory worked as a human capital consultant in the organization, transformation, and talent service line at Deloitte Consulting. Here, Cory designed and delivered solutions to clients across industries in areas of leadership, talent, learning, and strategic change, specializing in diversity and inclusion strategy and solutions.
Cory holds a Master of Arts in clinical Psychology and LGBTQ Studies from Antioch University Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.