In Jeff’s 15 years of experience, he has helped both individuals and organizations to improve processes and learning structures. Prior to moving to the Bay Area in 2019, Jeff was a subject matter expert for Bank of America, taught university in China and managed a learning technologies deployment team for CrossKnowledge (a global learning and leadership development company). Jeff is currently a Learning Solutions Architect for Crossknowledge where he gets to help 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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Past President & CFO: TERRY BARTON

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

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: JOANNA SHARP

I am a Talent Development professional with 12 years’ experience through all stages of the training lifecycle. My skills include using experiential learning to bring theory and models to life, partnering with managers to meet development needs, and implementing learning systems. I have worked in a diverse range of companies; from small-medium sized to global corporatons, and from highly developed learning cultures to early in their learning journey. My passion is to create the space for individuals to enhance their personal development using coaching, psychometrics, and observaton. I have been working at Fremont Bank since January 2018, and was recently promoted to Senior Talent Development Specialist.

I have been involved with the Golden Gate Chapter since joining in 2019, most recently working with programming and contributing posts to our chapter blog. I would like to help align members’ expectatons with the chapter’s offerings as well as reach out to increase our membership.

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

Paul brings enthusiasm and a depth of experience to the North Bay GIG. Having lived “around the world” and “across the country” he has been a member of five ATD Chapters and a National Member for decades. His forty plus years of experience has primarily been in the public and non-profit world having contributed to leadership development, culture change, professional development program design and management, and the training of trainers.

Paul is recently retired as the Organizational Development & Training Manager for the City of Santa Rosa. During COVID he has redesigned 15 formerly face to face classes to be delivered as virtual instructor led classes and his learners describe increased engagement and participation.

During 2021, while all events are virtual, Paul initiated and runs the monthly TED Circles, in addition to contributing to many areas where the Leadership team needs a hand.

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Core Team Leader – South Bay Geographical Interest Group (GIG): KALENGA STERN.

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. Before transitioning into Learning and Development field 3 years ago, she specialized in supply chain management and operations in both the tech and food industries.

In 2021, while we are meeting virtually, Kalenga has taken on leadership of the program committee for the chapter as a whole, rather than for the South Bay only

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Board Member At Large: THERESA DU

In additon to my experience in Talent Development, I’ve expanded my repertoire in test conducting and instruction. I am passionate about exploring the intersecton of qualitative and quantitative analysis skills and integrating those aspects managing projects for the chapter.

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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 life long educator, Renée has worked at all levels of academia, in addition to over 20 years in corporate settings. She has created programs in everything from proprietary software to English as a Second Language.

Currently Renée helps L&D professionals incorporate Change Management and Marketing into Learning Design through her company Dovetail Education. Renée holds a M.Ed in Design and Development of Educational Programs from Stanford University. She was PMP certified for many years and has numerous certifications both in training and human behavior.

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Core Team Member – North Bay GIG: LORRAINE SEGAL, M.A.

Lorraine is a Conflict Management and Communication Consultant, Coach, and Trainer. She brings to ATD over 30 years experience facilitating groups and creating/delivering trainings. Through her own business, Conflict Remedy, She works with corporations and non- profits to help them navigate conflict and communicate more effectively. Lorraine is part of the North Bay GIG core group (steering committee). She has produced some North Bay GIG events and been a panelist and presenter herself, as well as helping out as a greeter and tech person.

Core Team Member  – North Bay GIG: MICHAEL LEMEREIS, MAeD – AET

Michael is a Training Delivery Specialist for the Sutter Health Technology Training Department. He is an accomplished management professional and trainer, with over 20 years of operational and organizational expertise, dedicated to utilizing skills in a talent development and training role. In his current role he trains providers (MD, NP, and PA’s) in the use of the Sutter EHR (Electronic Health Records). Prior to transitioning into his current position he was a Food Service Director managing employee restaurants for multinational organizations.

For the North Bay GIG, he assists with the coordination of the monthly events. One of the areas he enjoys is the refreshment as food service is part of his DNA.