Kalenga is a Talent Development Manager at Eden Housing, Inc – a non-profit organization focused on building and maintaining high quality affordable housing for those in need in the state of California.  As a Talent Development professional, Kalenga has spent the

past 5 years designing and executing leadership development programs for over 70 managers.  Before transitioning into Learning and Development field 5 years ago, she specialized in supply chain management and operations in both the tech and food industries.

In 2021, during our foray into virtual programming, Kalenga took on leadership of the program committee for the chapter and in 2022, she assumed the role of President-Elect.  She is looking forward to helping the chapter grow in numbers and richness as we enter a slightly more normalized period.

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Jeff has been the ATD Golden Gate president since the end of 2019. During his tenure, Jeff has focused on bringing together the diverse talents of the Bay Area into a single community focused on collective success and knowledge sharing.

In his career, Jeff has been a subject matter expert for Bank of America, taught university in China, and led the learning technologies deployment team for CrossKnowledge (a Wiley Brand), North America. Jeff is currently the Senior Director of Solution Consulting for Cornerstone where he helps companies design learning ecosystems that help learners to achieve their developmental goals.

Jeff has an MBA from California State Sacramento, is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and has spent nearly 6 years living and working in Asia and Europe. He comes from four generations of school teachers and enjoys supporting non-profits such as Junior Achievement and Choices to help children make better financial decisions.

Jeff is looking forward to using his diverse experiences to support the growth of the lifelong learners who make up the ATD Golden Gate chapter.

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Terry brings over 20 years of Management and Organizational Development experience to the chapter. She is currently Director of Systemwide Career and Development Programs at The University of California Office of the President, a role that has taught her the true importance of collaboration and partnership. As a past Chapter President, Terry is happy to reprise her role as “temporary CFO”, which she has held for several years.

Terry’s superpower is connection.  Whether she is connecting people to each other or to new concepts, Terry sees how people and ideas are more similar than different and helps others see that too.  In her various leadership roles, Talent Development was always a focus, and you might even say she is “in the family business”, hailing from a long line of educators, coaches and consultants. Terry holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Development, which she earned from the University of San Francisco and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Chabot College. Terry is an active member of several community groups and is a contributing author in the book Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women.

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VP, Membership: BRUCE GROSS

A long-time member of ATD-GG, Bruce previously served in this role, as well as the role of Secretary, member of the valuable activities of the Community Outreach Program, and co-leader/founder of the 3D Learning SIG. He attributes these volunteer activities and participant/learner at many programs, as having benefited him both professionally and personally, gaining additional knowledge and fresh ideas that enriched his own work as he gained meaningful, long-lasting friendships with colleagues.

Bruce’s career in Training began with developing instructional workbooks and videos. The knowledge and skills from that work led to a Senior Trainer position at a company for over 14 years, providing training to all levels of management on leadership, team building, communication, and related topics.

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National Liaison: REMY BIGLOW

Remy is a talent development professional who expresses a love for building community and believes the way to do this is through engagement and learning initiatives.  She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), PMP, and holds a Masters of Education. She has managed and created several L & D programs.

Remy has led the chapter involement in information and study group registrations for those looking to pursue APTD/CPTD certifications. She also took the lead in Golden Gate Chapter’s inclusion in the multi-chapter California Young Professionals SIG. Her latest project is spearheading a Career Transition Series of workshops and services.

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Core Team Leader – North Bay Geographical Interest Group (GIG): PAUL ANJESKI

Paul Anjeski is a decade-long chapter member and has served in a variety of leadership roles including President. He has been on the leadership team of both the South Bay and North Bay Geographic Interest Groups (GIG) as his career has led him to work both in San Jose and Santa Rosa since arriving in the Bay Area in 2011. In 2021 he introduced the monthly Chapter TED Circles which he generally facilitates. A National ATD Member, this is his fourth ATD Chapter (Madison WI, Wash DC & San Diego).

Paul retired in October of 2021 and continues to provide part-time support to the City of Santa Rosa through the OD & Training Department. He has extensive experience in government (Federal, County & Municipal), healthcare delivery and administration (Medicare, Kaiser Permanente, Naval Hospitals in Bethesda MD and the Philippines).A retired Naval Officer he served at sea (Pacific theatre), in Europe (Spain), Asia (Philippines) and stateside (San Francisco, San Diego, Wash DC, Madison, WI). While he has worked with Boards, CEO’s and Leadership teams his passion is developing frontline supervisors and individual contributors.

A former certified USSF soccer referee Paul maintains his culinary skills preparing mouthwatering paellas for family and friends and is planning to resume this chapter event as soon as the public health situation allows.

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SIG Leader – Holistic Learning Design Special Interest Group: RENÉE REMY.

Renée Remy’s goal is to enhance critical thinking skills and ensure learning continues outside the formal learning environment. As a lifelong educator, Renée has worked at all levels of academia, in addition to over 20 years in corporate settings. She has created training programs in everything from proprietary software to English as a Second Language.

Currently Renée helps L&D professionals create greater fulfillment, satisfaction and happiness in their lives, by clarifying the impact they want to have on the world, and supporting them in creating a plan for self-actualization through her coaching and training company Dovetail Education.

Renée holds a M.Ed in Design and Development of Educational Programs from Stanford University. She is a neuroscience-based, Results Certified Coach; John Maxwell Certified Coach, Facilitator, and Speaker; and Positive Intelligence Coach. In addition, she has completed training in many disciplines including the Enneagram, NeuroLinguistic Programming, and Emotional Intelligence,

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SIG Leader – 3D Learning Special Interest Group: BRUCE GROSS.

Bruce Gross was drawn to 3D Virtual Immersive Environments for training while attending a Golden Gate Chapter program in 2010. He found these environments useful for creating both, synchronous and asynchronous trainings. Plus it showed itself to be ideal for a very cost-effective solution for organizations. He received his Certification in 3D Virtual Worlds from the University of Washington from 2012

An active chapter member, serving on the Board, a lead member of the Community Outreach Program and co-leading the first 3D Learning SIG until until 2017 when he relocated to Phoenix, AZ where he free-lances and collaborates on training projects with using 3D Environments.

Bruce rejoined the chapter from afar in the Spring of 2021 in order to start up the 3D Learning SIG again, with co-leader Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa. They hope to share with ATD Members how to engage audiences while training remotely. Since retiring in June of 2017, Bruce has continued to develop projects using 3D environments and to speak and demonstrate ways to use them for training.  He is currently working on a contract to bring a university’s online training into a 3D world.   [Bruce has now also re-committed his chapter involvement by taking on the Membership VP role – see above].

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SIG Leader – 3D Learning Special Interest Group: CARLA KINCAID-YOSHIKAWA.

Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa works as a Training and Development Consultant in a wide range of industries and sectors. With an MA in Organization Development, she has designed, developed and facilitated training on leadership development, strategic planning, change management, new hire orientation, sexual harassment, and stress management, as well as software navigation and organization-specific processes and procedures.

Curiosity about how people learn, change and grow has been an important catalyst for her ongoing work in Learning and Development, and led to her interest in 3D platforms for learning and development: She was introduced to 3D games while recuperating from an injury and immediately saw their significant capabilities to enhance the effectiveness of learning programs. She co-chaired the 3D SIG (with Bruce Gross, above) several years ago and and is now again co-leading this SIG. She believes it is important for Learning and Development professionals to understand the benefits, capabilities and impacts of a wide array of learning formats, and how each can be utilized to maximize learning effectiveness.

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Administrative Manager: JESSICA LEVANT.

I am the Golden Gate Chapter’s Administrative Manager. Since early in this millennium I have managed the chapter websites and for the past 10 years or so, I have also handled the admin side of events and membership.

My own background is in leadership and organization development in New York and London where I was highly active in both ASTD (now ATD) and its British equivalent where I was Chair of the London branch. Since retiring and moving back to my San Francisco roots, I have focused on more digital pursuits, particularly websites, digital graphics, photo art and, since the pandemic, abstract painting.

Happy to hear from any members about anything relevant…

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