BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2021

President: JEFFREY BAUMANN

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 EdCast 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.

Contact Jeff at president@tdgoldengate.org


President-Elect: 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 have been meeting virtually, Kalenga took on leadership of the program committee for the chapter as a whole, rather than for the South Bay only. In 2022, she will assume the role of President-Elect.

Contact Kalenga at preselect@tdgoldengate.org


Past President & CFO: TERRY BARTON

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.

You can contact Terry at CFO@tdgoldengate.org


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.

Contact Joanna at membership@tdgoldengate.org


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.

Contact Paul at nbgig@tdgoldengate.org


VP, Engagement: JANET BAILEY

Janet is an enthusiastic subject matter expert on writing skills. In her workshops, participants learn to write concise emails and technical documents that get the job done — by grabbing a busy reader’s attention and motivating action. She has taught at Apple, Amazon, eBay, Kaiser Permanente, Genentech, and many other organizations. A former journalist, she was the mind-body columnist for Glamour and Redbook and has written hundreds of articles for leading publications including Health, Travel & Leisure, Chief Executive, and Bottom Line.

Janet credits ATD for her initial and continuing education in L&D. She was a member of the chapter’s Community Outreach Program Committee and has held leadership roles in a number of professional associations. When not creating or delivering workshops, she sings in a San Francisco-based Renaissance choir.

Contact Janet at engagement@tdgoldengate.org


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.

In 2021, Remy led the study group for the Golden Gate Chapter, supporting those looking to pursue APTD/CPTD certifications.

Contact Remy at nationalliaison@tdgoldengate.org


OTHER CHAPTER LEADERS

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,

Contact Renée at hldsig@tdgoldengate.org


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.

Contact Bruce at 3dsig@tdgoldengate.org


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.

Contact Carla at kinyoshi@sonic.net