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ATD St. Louis Board of Directors: 2020

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. 

If you are interested in serving on the chapter's Board of Directors, please email us at

Chapter President

Thomasine Joyce

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


Analicia Humes

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

VP, Finance

Katie McDuffie

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

VP, Administration

Julio Govreau

Julio Govreau is a Talent Management professional with over 15 years of diverse work experience.  He is passionate about helping individuals, teams and organizations aspire to their full potential.  His background focuses on executive coaching, talent management, consulting and project management.  Currently, Julio is the Chief Talent Officer for Strategic Leadership Consulting, LLC.  He earned his BA in Business Management and Communications from Concordia University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.   

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

VP, Membership

Michelle Rogers

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 MembershipMichelle 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

VP, Professional Development

Christa Duggan

Christa Duggan recently relocated to the St. Louis area and is a Senior Learning and Development specialist at Edward jones. She has extensive experience in consulting, facilitation, instructional design, change management and project management. She has been an active member of ATD chapters for the past several years. Her goal is to provide professional development opportunities created by the chapter for the chapter. This team is always looking for volunteers.

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

Director of Learn Conference

 Kathleen Young, Ph.D.

Kathleen Young is Vice President, Next Gen Talent Liaison at Wells Fargo and adjunct business faculty at Webster University. Kathleen was the recipient of the chapter's 2019 Member of the Year award to honor the significant contribution she made to our chapter. She was responsible for all aspects of our 2019 Learn event and lead the Facilitator Special Interest group. The chapter is very fortune to have Kathleen's enthusiasm, education and experience.

As Director of Learn Conference, Kathleen will work closely with Christa and the board to create a first-rate learning event for our St. Louis chapter. She is responsible for everything from recruiting volunteers and talent, scheduling space and catering, creating the agenda and all other matters necessary to host a dynamic and exciting ATDSTL Learn conference. If you are interest in helping in this effort, please email us at

VP, Communications

Carla Bailey

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

Director of Technology

 Bradley Eader

Bradley is a Learning Experience Designer at Bayer. In this role, Bradley partners with subject matter experts and business stakeholders to develop custom digital learning strategies that drive the business forward. Bradley leverages his strengths in visual design, programming and learning strategy to develop effective learning solutions across the business. Bradley has 10 years of experience in L&D and a B.S. in Digital Entertainment and Game Design.

As Director of Technology, Bradley will work closely with Carla to maintain and update the website and email notifications for ATDSTL, ensuring that the website is up-to-date and maintains quality standards. 

VP, Operations

Houston Southard

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

Immediate Past President

Danielle Buscher, CPTD

Danielle Buscher, CPTD® is a learning and development professional with 10 years of experience. As the training director at Facilisgroup, Danielle is responsible for designing and delivering a variety of learning programs related to sales and software training.  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

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

Past President

Anthony Palazzolo, CPTD

Anthony Palazzolo, CPTD® is a learning and development professional with over 18 years of experience. As the Organizational Effectiveness Manager for Moneta, Anthony is responsible for building curriculum, training new hires, facilitating classes, and coaching teams and individuals. He is a Certified Professional in Talent Development

Anthony has served as VP of Community Engagement, President Elect and Chapter President.

As Advisor to the Board,  Anthony acts as a steward of past practice and Board historian. 

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