Meet the team that makes it “all GOOD”! If you are interested in volunteering your time with this high-performing team that follows solid OD practices and leads our organization from “GOOD” to great, please send us an email using our contact form.
Krystena Sterling, Co-President
Krystena Sterling is an Executive Coach and Industrial-Organizational Psychologist specializing in leadership development, coaching, and emotion in the workplace. She has been working in the learning, OD and coaching field for over 15 years. She has lead teams from 5-500 employees at companies such as House of Blues, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line during her career. Currently, Krystena works at Lockheed Martin Space as a Leadership Development Consultant. She also coaches clients externally through Sterling Coaching and Consulting and volunteers to coach veterans pro bono. She holds a master's degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and is completing her Ph.D. She is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) from ATD and an ACC Coach with ICF. Her passion is connecting individuals and organizations through coaching and helping create the best leaders for our future.
Xaulanda Simmonds-Emmanuel, Co-President
Xaulanda is currently the Senior Consultant for Urbander, specializing in Strategic Marketing, Business Development, and Diversity & Inclusion. With a BA in Business Administration and MBA in Healthcare Administration, she is currently pursuing a PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Leon Jablow IV, PhD, Bi-monthly Programs VP
Leon is owner and president of IV Consulting Group, a management consulting firm focused on leadership development, coaching and advisory services and facilitation.
Tara Goodlander, Membership VP
Peggy Jackson, Secretary
Peggy is Principle Consultant with Thrive Development Partners, LLC. and works with business leaders and professionals to elevate their professional performance through group facilitation and individual coaching.
Donna Hogan, Treasurer
Donna is an Organization Effectiveness Sr. Specialist with Lockheed Martin. With over 30 years of experience in Human Resources, she has expertise in Learning and Development, HR Business Partner, EEO/AAP and Compensation and Performance Management. Donna is a certified coach and Prosci Change Management certified and is currently focused on transforming how learning and development is delivered in line with workforce of the future principles. This includes building self directed learners using a social collaboration group built on SAP JAM platform.
Karen Agrait, Community Programs & Events Co-Director
Karen Agrait, an Organizational / Learning and Development Leader and Consultant, has two decades of experience in helping individuals grow and companies thrive. With a focus on improving organizational health, Karen combines her expertise in Instructional Design, Facilitation, Leadership and Behavioral assessments to rapidly develop solutions to meet the needs of identified performance gaps with individuals and organizations as a whole. Organizational culture and cultivating safe and productive learning environments is a passion for Karen. Through formalized training and just in time coaching, she has been successful in cutting turnover in half and rapidly improving accountability across multiple disciplines. Karen holds a Masters Degree in Instructional design and is Certified Training Director, Franklin Covey Instructor and Virtual Facilitator.
Clayton Alves, Community Programs & Events Co-Director & Mentoring Chair
Clayton is a Senior Change Manager at Adventist Health Systems. He has a BA from Vanderbilt and Masters from Carnegie Mellon.
Advisory & At Large Board
Kristin is the Senior Director of the Organizational Development (OD) department for Universal Parks & Resorts. She has contributed to Universal for 18 years through consulting and leading employee feedback surveys, performance and talent management, executive development and assessment, mentoring, competency model development, employee research, facilitation, and team effectiveness. She is a 2003 graduate of the UCF Masters' program in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
Mark Griffiths -- (Also leads Technology CoP)
Mark is the client partner for Newleaf Training and Development in Florida and Georgia. He is responsible for business development and setting the strategic direction across the Florida and Georgia.
Margo Hamel -- (Also our Auditor)
Margo is Principal at Empower Coaching and Consulting LLC specializing in personal, professional and executive coaching and performance consulting. She spent her last 30 years at SunTrust Bank in Private Wealth Management and SunTrust University specializing in leadership development and coaching, advisor development, instructional design, sales and sales management consulting, performance management, and client loyalty programs. Margo holds an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and is a Registered Corporate Coach through the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches.
Jerry is Solutions Manager and Consultant with Deloitte. He is a seasoned Performance Consultant, Leadership Development Specialist, and Executive Coach. He has a passion for accelerating leaders’ success and building organizational capabilities.
Communities of Practice Leaders
Don Knagge, Coaching Group Chair
Don is an Executive Coach with 7th Evolution Coaching & Consulting. He combines his training and love of coaching executives, entrepreneurs, and teams with his three decades of business experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur in a variety of industries to be a catalyst for transformation in business and in life.
Deborah Novak, Internal Consulting Co-Chair
Deborah Novak, MBA has helped leaders build high-performing sustainable teams for 15 years. She brings depth and breadth of change management strategies, executive coaching and leadership development design and delivery to being the Internal Consulting Co-Chair. She is certified in PROSCI change management, LMAP 360 Senior Executive Assessments and is a certified Marcus Buckingham Standout 2.0 Coach. As part of Florida Hospital, she presented nationally on Team Engagement as a Driver for Patient Experience, Employee Engagement, Retention and Promotion. She thinks strategically and builds strong collaborative client partnerships while delivering tactically. She is currently acting as an Interim Leader at DSN Consulting while she is looking for her next full-time internal opportunity.
Richard Ray, Internal Consulting Co-Chair
Richard has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry with a focus on Talent for the last 10 years. He currently Training Manager for Seaworld Orlando and holds two Masters degrees, one in Organization Development and Leadership and the other in Post Secondary and Adult Education. He likes to to network with individuals who have a passion in talent management and unlocking the potential in everyone.
Anisa Ali, Community Forum
Anisa Ali is currently a Senior Manager in Organization Development. She has been with Universal Orlando Resort for 15 years, and started with the company as an intern. Anisa obtained her undergraduate Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and her Master’s of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has spent her career in HR, and has been an Organization Development professional for 13 years. Her organizational development role frequently involves project architecture/management, data analysis, consulting/writing on feedback surveys, succession planning, focus groups, research, analytics, employee engagement, 360 Feedback, leadership competencies and performance management.
Carol Emmett, Comm Technology/ Website Administration
Cassie James, Web Admin