2017 Board of Directors

As an organization of volunteers, ATD NNJ appreciates the hard work of members who give their time, talent, and expertise to make our chapter a success.

Pamela Lambert

Pamela’s professional background is in helping drive the development, planning and implementation of sales and management training programs in the financial services industry. She has extensive experience in program management, project management, process management, technology training initiatives, administration, and marketing and communication. She also has experience with driving technology solutions. One of her key strengths is streamlining processes using technology.  Pamela is excited to share her skills with this organization. Finally, during her spare time, Pamela has launched a homemade baked goods business.
Nancy Cattle
Past President

Nancy Cattle has been consulting at the United Nations Development Programme, implementing and supporting a worldwide rollout of a SharePoint intranet, as well as working with its HR department to improve the recruitment process. Recently completing a coaching program, she coaches UNDP staff on Productivity as well as coaches new managers. Helping those closer to home, she created the Next Step job club during the recession to assist job seekers in her community and continues to do career coaching, both in person and online at www.GetYourselfStarted.com.  Before UNDP she was a Director of Training at fast-paced software companies, responsible for training both staff and customers. Since joining the chapter in 2001, Nancy has served NNJ-ATD in membership roles, VP Technology in 2011-2013, and as VP Administration 2013-2014.

To Be Announced
President Elect

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Kim Glinsky
VP Communications

As a key member of Lee Hecht Harrison’s Career Transition Strategy & Practice Development Team Kim works with senior leadership to introduce new innovative tools and solutions as well as to improve existing resources used in the career transition line of business. In addition, Kim is responsible for the e-learning resources utilized globally by individuals in career transition. She also manages Lee Hecht Harrison’s global intranet and is responsible for providing editorial oversight and operational support to improve the communication and collaboration among colleagues worldwide. During her 14 year tenure with LHH, she has held various positions and responsibilities including corporate marketing, business development support, tele-prospecting and operational management. Moreover, she has earned a President’s Award for Exceptional Team Performance.

VP of Membership

Tim Tyler
VP Membership

I pursued and achieved the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) after ten years in the field because I came to see learning as more than just a corporate function. I believe learning is a profession, even a calling. Since then I have relentlessly developed my own skills and applied them to provide engaging and effective training for technicians, sales professionals, managers and entrepreneurs in manufacturing and real estate. 
I delight in learning challenges that involve organizational and transformational market changes, engaging a learner network that is either directly employed or independent and entrepreneurial.
As a corporate learning professional, I engage in conversations to both learn and share with like-minded learning professionals, sales and marketing professionals. As a mentor I have assisted younger colleagues to clarify their career  goals and take concrete steps to pursue them. As a local learning leader, I have guided NNJ ATD chapter to identify learning audiences and develop programming to attract a wide variety of learning professionals to the chapter, maintaining a focus on member value.
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Diane Brescher
VP Professional Development
Diane Brescher, founder of DB Consulting Partners, LLC, has over 22 years of experience in the performance improvement and training field. She has worked with firms in financial services, pharmaceutical, hospital, energy, government, and technology industries supporting sales, marketing, business and new product development, client relationships, human resources, and operations. Her full range of expertise lies in facilitating various instructor-led and online workshops, team building sessions, and meetings; assessments, design and development of training programs; competency development and metric/evaluation skills. Her extensive experience in the leadership development area includes the design of 360 leadership tools, coaching, and training. Diane has built a training department and infrastructure supporting over 2,000 worldwide and has developed several global sales programs. Diane graduated in October 2010 with her Ed.D in adult learning and leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation focused on entrepreneurship and social networks. She has been a board member since 2007 and is a pioneer CPLP.

Bobbi Miller
VP of Programs
Bobbi Miller is a Learning and Development professional with ATD Master Trainer credentials and a Coaching Certificate with ATD as well. Her areas of expertise are training delivery, design, facilitation and assessment. She has been a national member of ATD for over 5 years, and just recently became involved on a local level. In her current role with Brookdale Senior Living, she is responsible for the training and development of Executive Directors and Operators for the Northeast Division.  While at Brookdale she has held a variety of leadership roles including Executive Director, Operations Specialist and Regional Director of Operations and  she has been in the healthcare industry for over 17 years. Bobbi is also a certified Fierce Conversations Facilitator where she helps others build conversational skills that spark curiosity, ignite innovation, invite cross-boundary collaboration, and drive results. In her spare time she can be found rooting on her home town sports team,  the NY Yankees.

Pam Sammarco
VP Talent and Leadership
Pam Sammarco, CPLP, CEO, Green Training Associates LLC, a Sustainability Training and Consulting Practice, aligns people, optimizes performance and delivers sustainable business results.  Green Training Associates LLC partners with leaders on their critical role in achieving sustainability performance by creating green workplaces and developing people to be engaged, competent, knowledgeable and skilled, supporting their sustainability journey.  Pam holds her Certified Professional in Learning & Performance credentials demonstrating that she met ASTD standards.  She has proven success, producing significant business results from strategic learning interventions.  Pam’s training expertise spans three industries for progressive and innovative companies: Citicorp, American Express, Alcatel-Lucent and Medco Health Solutions.  Pam is a leader in American Society for Training & Development and Northern NJ Chapter. She holds two roles:  Sustainable HRD Forum Leader and VP, Leadership Development.  Pam earned her M.S. degree in Applied Psychology - HR Management, a B.A., General Psychology and Statistics, Phi Beta Kappa.

Maurice Ford
VP Technology
Maurice Ford, an L&D professional has held the position of Instructional Designer for several global pharmaceutical companies in the tri-state area. He has held the position of Lead eLearning Developer for the City of New York on an L&D - Change Management project involving 83 NYC government agencies, encompassing over 90,000 users (employees).  Mr. Ford currently holds the position of Senior Instructional Designer for Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. \ MOL-IT (America).

Mr. Ford has a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Mercy College(NY), and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Baruch College. Mr. Ford has also worked as a Part-Time Adjunct Professor for the City University of New York teaching web design and development. He also served as a Communications and Logistics Officer for the US Army.

Diane Iris
VP Finance
Diane Iris brings 15 years of consulting experience in Training. She began her corporate training career rolling out MS Office to 7,000 employees at 120+ locations for TSI in 1999, and has expanded her experience with participation in 3 T3’s (Train-The-Trainers) with over 500 Trainers, successfully delivering large scale proprietary software roll-outs at Morgan Stanley, CTB/McGraw-Hill, and Samsung. Diane is a Training Consultant at The Iris Group, LLC, a language and communications company that designs professional development and training programs for executives and professionals, international university students, and Teacher Training Programs. Diane is passionate about coaching and eLearning and believes NNJ ATD keeps her up to date on what is going on in the Talent Development Industry, and is the best place to network with Training Professionals. Diane has been an untiring volunteer for the chapter. From 2014 to the present she has served as Finance Chairperson. She prepared the chapter's 2013 Internal Audit, and assisted in the preparation of the 2015 Chapter Budget. Diane holds a BA from Catholic University of America, and an MST from Pace Graduate School of Education.                                                                

Cathy Lyons
VP Administration

Cathy has more than 10 years of HR Management experience as a Certified Senior HR Professional. She has held HR Leadership positions in both privately held companies and public global Fortune 500 companies. Cathy improves business results by developing and leading talent and organizational development initiatives that drive organizational effectiveness.  She is a Certified Coach, an MBTI® Master Practitioner and Certified in Hogan Assessments. Cathy has an MBA and a BS in Organizational Management.

VP Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

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To Be Announced
VP Marketing

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Christine Troianello
Member at Large
Christine leads the Talent Development and Learning function for Prudential’s Law, Compliance, Business Ethics and External Affairs division. In this role she is responsible for leadership, executive and professional development, diversity and inclusion education, pipeline programs, development planning, learning, organizational effectiveness and driving the organization’s talent mindset and culture.

Prior to joining Prudential Christine held global managerial and leadership roles in learning and organizational development at AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Avaya and Research In Motion where she was responsible for major restructuring and learning transformation, global strategy, organizational development, managing global training development, delivery and technical writing operations, and outsourcing and off-shoring learning, translations and other operations.

Christine holds her MA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, her BA in French and German and completed an executive program in Marketing and Business at the Wharton School. She is as an adjunct faculty member and mentor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, has worked as an executive coach and consultant at the Lead Life Institute and has been a facilitator in their women’s leadership program, WELL (Women’s Effectiveness in Leadership and Life). She is a contributing author of the leadership book, “How Women are Transforming Leadership” by Mary Lou Dècosterd. She is also a member and Past President of the Board of Directors and Executive Advisory Committee of the Northern New Jersey ATD (Association for Talent Development).


Robin Moriates
Member At Large
Robin Moriates, is a Learning and Staff Development executive with over twenty-five years experience as a learning leader. Her extensive experience includes: Talent and Organizational Development, Medical Affairs/Medical Science Liaisons field training in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries, learning needs assessment, training evaluation, and staff development and coaching. Her robust educational background includes an MBA in Management, MA in Corporate and Organizational Communications and BS in Marketing. Robin has served for many years on the Northern New Jersey Board of the American Society of Training and Development (NNJ ATD) as a Past-President, Member-At-Large and Professional Development Program Co-Chair. She was awarded the prestigious Ralph Ganger award in 2012 for her dedicated work and outstanding contribution to the Chapter.

Will Constantine
Member At Large
Will Constantine is a workplace learning professional in instructional design, facilitation, and strategy. His company, LearnHaus, specializes in custom elearning and mobile learning, creating solutions that build on the learning strategies of organizations to increase performance. Will has over 5 years experience in learning and development starting in facilitation and management now to instructional design and learning technology. He has contributed to ATD National projects including 2020: Chapter of the Future and ATD Young Professionals. His work has also been featured in ATD’s Communities of Practice publications.


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