Open - President - Elect*
Sarah Schillen works for HumanPoint as the Director of Learning and Organization Development. Her specialty is finding creative solutions to both organizational challenges and performance/knowledge gaps and in developing learning experiences that are both fun and engaging. Her educational background includes an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Washington. This background lends to an ability to identify the combination of group levers and individual motivations involved in the dynamics operating within an organization.
Her passion for helping others grow and flourish began at a young age while being heavily involved in performing arts music education programs. Through music, she learned the value of investing energy into the success of others. Today this belief rings true in her professional career.
Valentina Pribble is currently a US Learning Partner at Zulily. This role grants her the opportunity to support all aspects of individual growth and development at Zulily and Zulily's sister companies: QVC, HSN, and a few Cornerstone retail brands. Her educational background includes an M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and a B.A. in Psychology from Northwest University.
From a young age, Valentina admired her aunt's role as a high school teacher and aspired to do the same. Overtime, she also developed a strong passion for helping others and briefly considered the traditional psychology path of becoming a therapist. After being exposed to an industrial and organizational course in undergraduate studies, she became inspired to marry the two passions, teaching and helping people develop, by entering the corporate learning field. Valentina enjoys the creativity of instructional design, the opportunity to connect with others through facilitation, and consulting with key stakeholders to identify learning needs.
Valentina enjoys spending time with her husband and 9-month old daughter and activities such as camping, hiking, board games, and disc golf.
Kate Gerasimova - Director of Programs
Kate is a Senior Associate at the L&D, Strategy and Culture consulting firm GothamCulture, where she has developed client solutions for 7+ years. Her experience includes providing strategic and cultural recommendations within our consulting engagements (e.g., culture assessments, competencies development, developing learning journeys, etc) , creating and running leadership development programs for high-potentials, executive team development, curriculum development, project management and facilitation.
Kate holds a BSBA degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with the concentration in consulting. Kate spends her free time playing tennis or taking walks around Edmonds.
Jasmine Farnsworth - Director of Membership Experience
Jasmine Farnsworth is a seasoned leader with over 18 years of experience in cultivating successful learning teams and programs. Residing in Lake Tapps, WA, Jasmine is known for her thoughtful and strategic approach to learning solutions, positively impacting individuals and organizations on a significant scale. Her recent role as Director of North America Sales Enablement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise allowed her to reshape the Sales Enablement function, turning it into a more strategic, data-driven entity. Throughout her career, Jasmine has excelled in areas such as L&D strategy, talent development, DE&I, and organizational development. Committed to continuous learning (currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Adult Education at Regent University), Jasmine has left her mark at T-Mobile, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and USO centers in South Korea. Her journey serves as a humble testament to the value of thoughtful leadership and a commitment to ongoing personal and professional development.
She is currently the CEO and Founder of Momentum Learning Labs, a boutique learning services company in Washington State. During her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and three kids, gardening, and hiking with her truffle dog, Sunny.
I am a 5-year member of ATDps with a passion for the employee experience within organizations. As Learning & Development Partner at the Community Health Plan of Washington, I run the Onboarding and Mentoring Programs along with all Employee Growth initiatives. I am currently creating some practical Career Navigation workshops for employees, which I am very excited about. When I'm not working or volunteering at ATDps, I enjoy spending time with my nephews, hiking, and taking walks with friends.
With almost a decade of experience in talent development (human resources, career development, and learning & development), Helen has coached people in workplaces and higher education in reaching their professional goals. As an Instructional Designer for a workforce analytics software company, she enables her clients to use award-winning technology to gain valuable insights into their people.
After passing the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) exam in 2021, Helen established a supportive certification candidate community through ATDps. She manages the chapter's exam prep program as well as recertification initiatives.
Ann Baus provides a variety of office administration and member service functions to our Association and its leadership team. She is also a friend to Board members and the goes-the-extra-mile person who makes many ATD events the successes they are.
She is the Chapter bookkeeper and the front line contact for members, potential members and the public seeking information about our Chapter events and services. She contractually provides these services through her own firm, KDBusinessServices.
Ann’s passion is Association Management – “I love working with small to medium sized membership-based associations. Over 20 years in this field have provided me with a unique perspective in helping associations and their boards.” She has been a key player of ATD Puget Sound since 2002.
Interested in sharpening your skills and building your expertise in the learning & development field?
Consider submitting your nomination for an ATD Puget Sound Chapter Board position. Current and past ATD Board members have said that participating as a Board member has helped them advance their career, develop significant professional relationships and build lasting friendships-all while serving their fellow chapter members in developing the profession of training and development.
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