Management of the ATD St. Louis chapter is vested in a Board of Directors. It is the board's responsibility to carry out the chapter's objectives and to establish policies and procedures that facilitate management of the chapter. The Board of Directors acts for and on behalf of the membership. Board members are chapter members in good standing who volunteer to serve two-year terms.
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Thomasine Joyce is a Talent Development professional with over 18 years of experience who has a track record of inspiring others to achieve excellence. She has combined her global and sales experiences with her learning & development background to create and execute innovative training programs targeted to a range of personnel from leadership C-suite to new employee onboarding . Her experience includes industries with similar customers as an Anheuser-Busch InBev legacy employee and currently with Hussmann Corporation.
As Chapter President, Thomasine provides executive leadership for the chapter. She establishes the vision, mission and key objectives, and ensures resources and structures are in place to meet established goals. She sets agenda for and presides at all meetings of the Board of Directors. She executes policies and directives of the Board of Directors and has the authority to sign all documents. As President, Thomasine is the chapter liaison to the ATD National Organization. She has the responsibility for monitoring the performance of the ATD St. Louis Board of Directors and its members and acts in all other respects as is the custom and responsibility of the President of the organization. Thomasine can be reach via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ana has been a member of the Talent Development community for over 8 years. As the Manager for Talent Development and Education at Mercy Virtual, she has created an infrastructure around learning and development and education for the whole organization. In this role Ana is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the educational strategy and services for all of Mercy Virtual and design and maintain the strategic plan to support the implementation of new and existing educational programs internally and externally. Ana also serves as the liaison between Mercy Virtual and Mercy Health Services.
As President-Elect, Ana prepares to be Chapter President by staying abreast of ATD compliance requirements. She serves as the Chapter ATD CARE recorder and is responsible for submitting the Chapter CARE report to ATD by the required due date. Ana can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Katie is an energetic Talent and Development professional with over 20 years experience as either an instructor or leader. Currently, she provides quality training programs, classes and 1:1 coaching opportunities for all employees throughout Safety National. She is goal oriented and focuses on increasing company productivity, employee knowledge, engagement and purpose in every session she designs or delivers. Her professional skills include: Instructor Led Training, Public Speaking, Team Coaching, Employee Mentoring, Leadership Development, Communication, IT, Human Resources and Microsoft Office.
As Vice President for Finance, Katie manages the operational finances of the chapter. She creates an annual operating budget and coordinates the budget and operational issues with other board members, as well as administrative services. She assures that chapter operations are in compliance with ATD's Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE). Katie audits income/expenses and cash-flow on a monthly basis to ensure chapter's sound financial status and ensures that the chapter follows state and federal reporting requirements. She also reconciles chapter bank accounts on a regular basis. Katie can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
David Cluphf is a teacher education professor with over 15 years of course development and teaching experience in both seat-based and online courses. He is currently a professor at Southern Illinois University and an instructor at Greenville College. He earned a B.S. in Biology/Physical Education from Greenville College and his Ed.D. in Teacher Education and Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. Over the course of his career as a teacher educator, David has gained significant experience in designing and assessing online teacher development courses, online course delivery, and is particularly knowledgeable in Canvas, Blackboard, and Desire 2 Learn.
As Vice President for Administration, David provides administrative support to the chapter. He records meeting minutes, writes chapter correspondence, and ensures communication of chapter proceedings and records. David collects data for and tracks key performance metrics for the chapter such as membership, meeting attendance, budget compliance, etc. He is the main contact person for the chapter and handles general inquiries or refers inquiries to appropriate board members. He coordinates and oversees registration and check-in at chapter events. David can be reached via email at email@example.com.
Michelle Rogers has over 15 years of experience in the learning and development field. As the Director of Learning and Development for Safety National, she specializes in building relationships and helping employees develop skills that will accelerate their careers. Michelle has served as a past president of the ATD St. Louis chapter. She earned her Master of Business Administration at Webster University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies, with an emphasis in Sociology from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
As Vice President for Membership, Michelle manages the design and implementation of policies, programs or initiatives that ensure membership growth and engagement; sets appropriate goals and performance measures for membership; ensures updated and appropriate membership records; invoices membership dues; maintains new member materials/brochures; and processes membership applications. Michelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christa Duggan recently relocated to the St. Louis area and was very excited to join our chapter. She has been an active member of ATD and the Chicago chapter for the past several years. ATD has been her go to resource for education, resources and networking throughout her L&D career. She looks forward to partnering with the board and our members to offer meaningful development programs.
As Vice President for Professional Development, Christa is responsible for planning chapter events of value to our members that also reflect the vision of the Chapter. Christa communicates and coordinates with speakers, event site staff and collaborates with the board members to manage all aspects of each event. In addition to regular chapter events, she is also responsible for special events to provide additional value and development to the members’ experience including the annual chapter conference, special interest groups, workshops/seminars, etc. Christa collaborates with the VPs of Communication to promote events. Christa collaborates with the Chapter President to set appropriate goals and performance measures to ensure the chapter is meeting goals and providing meaningful events for members’ Professional Development. Christa can be reached at email@example.com.
Kallie works with Sr. HR Leadership in companies who are frustrated with hiring the wrong candidates and losing good people due to lack of succession plans and career pathing. They are motivated to invest in their people’s development. Overall, they want to hire and keep excellent employees.
As Chapter VP Communications, Kallie will develop a project plan to create a Business Community Outreach program. She will act as liaison between local businesses/educational institutions and the chapter to support their Learning & Development needs and provide insight to the L&D community in St. Louis. She will link the community with ATD programs, sponsorships, scholarships, internships, jobs, CPLP certifications, and job postings. Kallie can be reached at Community@atdstl.org.
Carla leads the strategic design and delivery of leadership and professional development programs for all management and staff of the University. She provides training and resources that support the development of management and staff skills and grow their capabilities, so they can be successful in their roles now and in the future, by reaching their highest potential. Carla provides advice and guidance to managers in areas of organizational development such as performance management, change management, assessment tools, teambuilding, employee engagement and coaching. In addition, she facilitates customized leadership and teambuilding workshops.
The Vice President for Communications provides communication support to the chapter. Carla develops and executes a comprehensive annual communications plan that supports the mission and image of the chapter and sets goals and performance measures for the chapter’s communications plan. She ensures the consistency, relevance, timeliness, and accuracy of the chapter’s public messages. The VP for Communications manages the chapter’s website and social-media channels. Carla can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Vice President of Technology provides assistance and support to the chapter from a technical stand point. He/she communication support to the chapter. He/she manages technical solutions and strategy to ensure optimal digital experience for board and chapter members.
Houston comes to ATD with 5 years of experience in Corporate Learning, where he has implemented job-specific training programs in the real estate, transportation, and healthcare sectors. He likes making interactions meaningful and flushing dormant employee skills to the surface so they may thrive in their positions.
As VP of Operations, Houston is the data analyst for the organization. He will manage all incoming metrics for systems such as: Wild Apricot, Google Earth, and membership surveys to help us provide the most targeted solutions to the St. Louis Learning Community. Houston will also manage all Chapter volunteers. He can be reached at Operations@atdstl.org.
Danielle Buscher, CPLP
Danielle Buscher, CPLP® is a learning and development professional with 9 years of experience. As the learning and development manager for Lumeris, Danielle is responsible for designing and delivering a variety of learning programs related to leadership development and soft skills. She is a Certified Professional of Learning and Performance. She earned a Masters in Human Resources and Organizational Development with a focus in Workplace Learning from the University of Louisville.
Danielle has served as VP of Communication in 2017 and President Elect in 2018 and Chapter President in 2019.
As Immediate Past President, Danielle serves as an advisor to the Board of Directors, acting as a steward of past practice and Board historian. She can be reached at email@example.com.