ATD Greater Richmond Chapter Board Members

President



Kelli DeBellis

 
President-elect

Zandra D. Rawlinson

Zandra Rawlinson

 

Zandra D. Rawlinson has been a learning and development professional for more than 20 years and has become fully aware that true learning takes place when individuals express themselves with the new knowledge and wisdom as if it always existed. She finds leading people in the learning process is very rewarding experience.

Zandra has extensive involvement in instructional design, facilitation, organizational change, and program development. She has led a vast array of audiences in such topics as Myers-Briggs, team building, communications, leadership development, and mentoring. She has a passion for serving as a vehicle to educate, teach, and inspire others to gain the understanding and wisdom they need to elevate their lives.

Zandra currently works as a learning profession with VCU Human Resources and has served as Board Chair for the Richmond Peace Education Center for six years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Adult Education from Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
Past President


Joanne Even


Joanne has 20+ years of experience in business, marketing communications, and adult learning that she draws on when working with her clients.
Working with the Executive Education group at the University of Richmond, Robins School of Business, she offers a practical approach to creating meaningful learning experiences,  and she enjoys working with management teams to help them solve the workplace challenges that keep them up at night.

Joanne's professional experience includes training, project management, and marketing roles in a variety of industries including financial services, management consulting, healthcare, state and local government, and human services.  In addition to her Board position with Greater Richmond ATD, she is an active volunteer with Southeastern Virginia Golden Retriever Rescue, Education, and Training.


Joanne earned her B.A. in Politics from Washington & Lee University and her M.Ed. in Adult Learning from Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
VP of Operations


 Melissa Koch


After receiving her M.Ed. in Adult Learning from VCU in 2014, Melissa Koch made the transition from Human Resources generalist to learning and development. She recently moved to the Virginia ABC, where she is a Training and Development Coordinator, with a focus on eLearning.  An avid Twitter user, Melissa brings a passion for technology and connecting to others via social media.  In addition to her professional pursuits, she enjoys baking, playing fantasy sports and collecting records.
 
VP of Programs





Kevin comes to the Board with over 15 years of management experience with a passion for Training and Development. For the past 10 years, Kevin has had the opportunity to work as a Senior Manager for CarMax in the roles of mentor, facilitator and trainer.  He recently moved to the Richmond area to join the Talent Management group at CarMax as the Principal Leader. 

Kevin holds Masters’ degrees in  Business Administration and Human Resource Management.





VP of Membership

Sandra (Hughes) Smith

Sandra Smith

 

Sandra brings over twenty years of teaching, training, coaching, instructional design, technical writing, content development, and editing experience with her to our Board.  Sandra is a former chemist and science teacher.  Presently she is the CEO of Cognicata -- a professional development organization that focuses on e-learning. In this role, she partners with Fortune 500 organizations and textbook publishers to provide personal and professional development.

 Sandra has a BS in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.

VP of Marketing

Brock Vaughn, CPLP

Brock Vaughn


Brock Vaughn has enjoyed nearly 25 years in the profession of learning and development for financial institutions.  Currently responsible for learning and development for Capital One’s Commercial Operations and Business Risk Office, he oversees training for nearly 1000 employees located throughout the US in multiple, complex functions.  Over 25 years with Bank of America Brock served in a number of senior consultant roles, in addition to having built and managed teams for the design, development and delivery of training programs.

He has expertise in many aspects of Commercial Banking as well as leadership development and process improvement.  He earned the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from ATD in 2013, and holds an M.Ed. in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University.

Brock has served as a board member for Richmond Culture Works, Christ Church Episcopal, Richmond Shakespeare, and numerous other non-profit organizations during his career. He and his wife Shawn Dunham are the proud parents of two daughters, both of whom are professionals working in the field of education.  Outside of work Brock is often found at the gym, enjoying traveling and time with friends and family, and pulling for his Clemson Tigers!



Director of Program Execution




Sonya Barham

 
Director of Event Planning


David Younce
 
 

David Younce is Assistance Vice President with C&F Bank. David brings more than 20 years of diverse experience in business leadership, organizational development, and financial industry expertise. In his current role, he is responsible for developing and directing talent for 18-23 employees directly within the markets he serves. In addition to his direct responsibilities, David has been tasked with developing and implementing strategies, which have facilitated growth within his company to the second largest community bank in Richmond. In that scope of responsibility, he and his team have been able to support the strategic plan for the company by translating business goals into successful actionable performance initiatives to ensure the skill set of his team.

Prior to joining the ATD, he served as Chair and Co-Founder of the Patterson Avenue Business Association, and the Powhatan Advisory Board, to oversee fundraising efforts, and the organization of the local Christmas Parade. David has worked within a wide range of clients in Fortune 500 companies, in multiple locations within the United States.

Director of Administration



Alicia Arrington
 


Alicia is a Career Consultant who joined Lee Hecht Harrison in 2016.  Her professional expertise is in operations management with line experience in human resources. She has led teams of up to 20 multi-disciplinary employees with accountability for seven figure client portfolios. She has extensive leadership experience in training, employee engagement, workforce development, P&L management, contract service management, and customer service.

 Alicia’s career was spent primarily in the hospitality industry working for a Fortune® 500 provider of global food, facilities, and uniform services to education, healthcare, business, sports, leisure, and corrections clients

 Alicia’s blended professional background also consists of tenures within Human Resources and Recruitment. Her leadership experience in these arenas included performance management programs, talent sourcing, coaching and development, as well as onboarding. Her customer base was comprised of clients in the pharmaceutical, housing, financial services, and tobacco industries.

 
Director of Finance
 

Tom Coltrain

 
Director of Community Relations


Eleanor Jones
 
 
Director of Member Experience


Angela Hutchinson

 
 
Director of Volunteer Services


Brandon Hagy
 
 
Director of Communications

Katisha Kersey

 

Director of Social Media



Jennifer James

Jennifer has 15+ years of experience in business, human resources, and adult learning.  She currently works for the Virginia Community College System as a Human Resources Consultant.  Prior to her current role, she served as Senior Vice President/Director of Human Capital Development for two years within the financial services industry.  Jennifer exhibits strong leadership skills and a true passion for helping others grow and develop.  In addition, she is personally committed to continuous learning. 

Jennifer holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) Certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certification from the Society for Human Resources.  She earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a minor in Human Resources from Mary Baldwin University and her Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Capital from Virginia Commonwealth University.


Director of Web Technology



George
as more than twenty years of experience in Leadership, Coaching, Change Management, Instructional Systems Design, Technical Training Design, and Effective Communications.  He has diverse experience coaching senior executives, directors, and managers in a variety of organizations as they face various leadership, relationship, performance and communication challenges.

Prior to establishing Targeted Performance Group, George held various senior leadership positions for Merck & Co., Inc., creating and implementing global learning solutions for the organization.  Since then he has continued to focus on helping executives improve themselves, their teams, and their organizations. Working across various major industries on both a national and global scale, George has worked in both the public and private sectors.  He has served industries including healthcare, education, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, financial services, and government.

George received his Master of Education in Instructional Systems degree from Pennsylvania State University.  He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina before serving as a Training Officer in the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

 
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