Dr. Denise Bailey Clark

Dr. Denise Bailey Clark is an innovative, proactive, and analytical thinker who strategically integrates diversity, inclusion, equity and human resources research and best practices from 35 years of experience. Dr. Bailey Clark is Founder and CEO of Bailey Clark HR Consulting, LLC that specializes in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategies, Executive Coaching and HR Consulting. She has served in Executive Human Resources and Diversity positions for several organizations including as the Vice President of Human Resources and Organizational Development at the American Nurses Association, Director Human Resources Standards for the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Executive Director and Associate Vice President Human Resources at the College of Southern Maryland, and Director Human Resources at PhRMA. She also serves an Expert Witness for law firms on diversity, equity, inclusion, discrimination and human resources related cases.

Dr. Bailey Clark earned a Doctor of Management (D.M.) degree from the University of Maryland University College; Master of Arts degree in human resources development from Bowie State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Towson University. In addition, she is a certified Associate Diversity Coach by Howard University’s School of Business’ Executive Coaching program and CoachDiversity Institute. She is a mediator trained at George Mason University/Virginia Mediation Services; Society of Human Resource Management certified SHRM-SCP and a HRCI certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).


“As a small business owner, Denise coached me on focusing on the next steps for my business growth. She guided me to self discovery and giving myself permission to exercise self care and this helped me find balance in my home and work life.”

— Coaching Client