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2020 CHAPTER EXECUTIVE Board

Executive board members serve on at least an annual term basis depending on their role and hold active ATD National as well as local Chapter membership status. Learn more about roles by visiting our Volunheroes page.


Zizo Aku, PhD, CPTD  | President



Zizo is a Talent Development professional with extensive experience in leadership development, process and productivity improvements, performance management, and curriculum design. Zizo holds a doctorate degree in Management from Walden University and the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) certification. He is currently the President of the ATDCFL chapter board.

Kathy Akbari, SCA, PHR, SHRM-CP | VP of Membership

Kathy is a Senior Consultant with more than a decade of learning and development experience. Kathy holds a Master of Information Systems from University of Phoenix She has a breadth of experience having worked in multiple environments including healthcare, education, & technology. Kathy has served on the board in several positions, including chapter President in 2016.

Rosa Espinal Past President


Rosa is a Talent Development professional with 25+ years of experience in industries such as banking, telecommunications, retail and hospitality. She currently is the Learning & Development Manager at CareerSource Central Florida. Rosa has been an active member of the Chapter since 2012 and has served in various volunteer roles - Director of Site Selection (2012-2014), VP of Professional Development (2015-2016), and President (2018). As Past President, Rosa will continue to leverage her strengths in project management, leadership, and communication to support the 2020 Board of Directors and ATDCFL members.

Kristina Grant, CPLP | VP of Finance


Kristina is a Leadership Development and Learning Consultant at Express Scripts with extensive experience designing, facilitating, and managing learning programs. Her experience spans the hospitality, retail, and healthcare industries. Currently acting VP of Finance, Kristina joined the ATD Central Florida Chapter in 2008. Since joining, she has served in multiple board roles including two-time Co-Director of ATD ICE Volunteers, VP of Member Services, and 2017 President. Kristina leverages her strengths in leadership, communication, and strategic planning to support ATD CFL members.

Lisa Anne Zoldi | VP of Communications


Lisa Anne hails from New Jersey and has recently moved to Orlando. She has an amazing background as former educator and videographer. She's the creator of the "In the Know" monthly Chapter blog and supports ATDCFL brochure designs and social media campaigns. Lisa Anne recently completed her ATD Certificate in Instructional Design and it's excited to crossover from education to the workplace learning world.

Marcela Iannini, DBA, MFA | Director of Program Planning


Marcela Iannini serves as ATDCFL's Director of Program Planning. Marcela is a learning designer with experience applying the design thinking process to learning experiences. She possesses an MFA and a Doctorate in Business Administration.

Carlene Sterling, MSOD | Director of Member Services


Carlene serves as ATDCFL’s Director of Member services, is also an Adjunct business and leadership development Instructor with more than 20 years combined experience in academia and corporate settings.  She has held leadership roles in higher education and training and organizational development in banking, entertainment, and insurance for organizations such as The Walt Disney Company, Sallie Mae, Rollins College, and Columbia College of Missouri.


Heide Bostelmann-Heider, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP| Director of Registration


Heide Bostelmann-Heider has extensive experience in Talent Development and has held leadership positions in the areas of HR and Organizational Development, Training, Coaching, and Performance Improvement in Fortune 500 organizations in industries such as IT, Manufacturing, Accounting, Consulting, Banking, Hospitality, and Higher Education. She currently designs Short Sims and e-learning projects.  She previously served on the board of SHRM and ATD where she led successful mentoring programs.  Heide holds a Master in HR Management with a concentration in HR Development from Webster University, and a Graduate Certification in Instructional Design and Simulation from UCF. She is an avid researcher and published author. Heide has a Project Management Certification from Penn State University, and a SHRM-CP and HRCI-PHR Certification.


Kelsey Neumann | Director of Communications


Kelsey Neumann is an experienced higher education professional with a specialization in assessment. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Statistics, and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Instructional Design and Technology on the Instructional Systems track, both from the University of Central Florida. During her undergraduate career, she was on the Executive Board of the UCF chapter of the International Honor Society in Psychology as the Historian. In this role, she gained experience in visual design for events and marketing, and looks forward to serving the Central Florida ATD chapter with these skills.


Janine Gomez | Director of Sponsorship


Janine Gomez has a diverse professional background spanning decades in various business market segments which represent banking, retail, elementary and higher education, hospitality, government, real estate, healthcare, and consulting. Her career has focused primarily on Marketing, Consultative Sales, and Training and Development. Janine earned a Bachelor’s Degree at Rollins College in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and an MBA from Kaplan University. She spent most of her career with the Walt Disney Company with a dual role as a Naval Reservist. She believes in the mission of ATD at the national and local levels since it provides such a positive venue for collaboration with some of the strongest talents around the world and within the community.


Vacant |VP of Programs


As VP of Programs, you are in charge of ensuring our members have the best year-round learning and networking experiences. This position is ideal for leaders that create strategic impact for the Chapter building local partnerships with venue and speaker networks.

Vacant | VP of Business Development


As VP of Business Development, you generate revenue streams for the Chapter. Although we are a non-profit organization, we partner with many businesses to fund our operations and amazing events we host. This position is critical for Chapter success and requires someone with the skills to engage strangers in conversation and show the value proposition of our Chapter efforts.

ATD ADVISORS 

Molly Cuthbertson, Chapter Relations Manager, Eastern Area, mcuthbertson@td.org

Erin Murphy, Senior Manager, Chapter Services, emurphy@td.org

Bonnie Moore, ATD National Advisor for Chapters, Sunshine Area, bmoorenac@gmail.com

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