Chapter Leadership Team

The ATD Valley of the Sun Chapter is governed by volunteer leaders who represent all aspects of the training and human resources development profession. These leaders utilize their management, marketing and technical skills to plan, administer, and implement the policies, programs and projects of the Chapter. Through their guidance, the organization serves the educational and professional development needs of its members.

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Board of Directors

Open Position


Ina Heffner

Project Manager / Secretary

Kimberle Schumann

Finance Director

Vicky Jarosz

Technology Director

Open Position

Membership Director

Linda Dausend

Marketing & Communications Director

Open Position

Professional Development Director

Open Position

Volunteer Director

Tiffany Murtagh Sodeman

Community Relations Director

Alisa Fleming

Past Presidents

Laura Renaud

Biographies are sorted alphabetically by last name.

President - Ina Heffner

Ina Heffner

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Ina Heffner is a Senior HR Analyst in Learning & Development at Salt River Project.  

Ina has worked with ATD VOS as a volunteer on the 2015 and 2016 ATD-VOS chapter annual conferences and joined the Board as Project Manager/Secretary in 2016, where she served until assuming the role of President in June, 2018.

Previously, Ina served as an ASTD VOS board member in the late 1990's, before relocating to Houston, TX, and volunteering on the board of the Houston ASTD Chapter board in the early 2000's. She has finally achieved a life goal of moving back to the Valley of the Sun and is excited to again serve with ATD VOS and work with a talented and passionate mix of veteran and new Board members elected for the 2019-2021 term!  

Ina earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and MS in Management and Organizational BehaviorBehavior from Benedictine University in Lisle, IL.

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Project Manager/Secretary - Kimberle Schumann

 Kimberle Schumann, Manager, Instructor Led Training-Global Learning

Kimberle graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and moved to Arizona in 1993.  She has been with PSAV since 1998 in many different roles.  Prior to joining the Talent and Global Learning team in 2014, Kimberle was a Director of Event Technology for PSAV at both the Arizona Biltmore and The Phoenician.  She has also worked in the PSAV Branch in many operations positions as wellas a Project Manager for conventions and corporate road shows. 

Currently, Kimberle oversees the three Learning Centers in Tempe AZ, Orlando, FL, and Elgin, IL.  Along with the Learning Center Specialists, she coordinates the over 300 Instructor-Led and high-end training for PSAV.  She also delivers in person training on customer service, leadership and on-boards instructors.   

She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband and two dogs.   

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Finance Director - Vicky Jarosz

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Vicky is an entrepreneur and has been small business owner for over 20 years. She has operational experience in all aspects of the management of a successful performance/change management consulting business.

Working inside organizations and within her own has given her a unique blend of operational breadth and functional depth of expertise to bear on client/professional engagements. With strong business acumen and a system perspective, she is continually focused on alignment to organizational goals and objectives, and sustainable results.

Vicky moved to Phoenix full time last October from Michigan. She was involved with a local ISPI chapter in Michigan because she wanted to be involved with and give back to her professional community. She would like to do the same here in AZ. Vicky have experience as the VP of Finance and as President for the Michigan ISPI chapter and hope to bring that experience to bear while server on the board of ATD VOS.

Vicky strongly believe that a learning system is one of three key enablers to bring and sustain change in and organization; but is not a standalone solution. She am excited when working with an organization that understands this and works to ensure the learning event will be successful by looking at how it fits into the big picture. The members are our clients and need to be provided resources, events, and conversations that are holistic in nature and that help them be well rounded professionals who also see the big picture.

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Membership Director - Linda Dausend

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Linda Dausend is a Leadership Development Consultant and experienced coach with a specialty in helping leaders grow their careers. She applies her broad experience to help clients develop strong leaders and build teams that work together well, spending much of her time designing and facilitating training programs with this goal in mind.

Before her work at Flashpoint Leadership Consulting, Linda spent 20 years applying her business studies to the world of retail, including industry giants Macy’s and Simon Property Group. Her academic and applied experience allow her to look holistically at critical components that impact organizations’ success. Through her work she learned that people, and leaders in particular, are vital to achieving organizational objectives, and this launched her journey into leadership and management development.

Linda has a bachelor’s degree in business and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) through the Association for Talent Development; an accredited facilitator for The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™, The Coaching Clinic®, and Everything DiSC®; and a trained facilitator for The Leadership Challenge® Workshop. She’s a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves as the past state director for the Indiana State Council of SHRM (Indiana SHRM) and the Membership Director for Arizona SHRM. Not only that, she serves as OUR Chapter Membership Director. A geocaching enthusiast, Linda performs in musical theatre, plays the flute in orchestras, entertains, and travels.

Geocaching /ˈdʒiːoʊˌkæʃɪŋ/ is an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. 

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Volunteer Director - Tiffany Murtagh Sodeman

Tiffany Murtagh Sodeman is a learning and organizational development professional and change management practitioner and facilitator. She has previously worked in various organizations and industries, including: CVS Health/Caremark call center operations management, PetSmart home offices learning solutions and development and diversity and inclusion, and she is currently with Salt River Project (SRP) as a Sr. Organizational Change Management Consultant.  

Tiffany is thrilled to be a part of ATD VOS and is looking forward to building lasting relationships, fostering board collaboration and executing the strategic vision, while creating a framework for the onboarding, development and sustainability of the volunteer group. Networking, attending events and activities to promote learning industry awareness, while having a little bit of fun is on her list too!

Tiffany is a Mentor with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation and a Board member and ally with SRP’s Proud, LGBTQ employee interest group.  In addition, she volunteers with Halo Animal Rescue and PetSmart Charities. In her spare time, she writes children’s books, focusing on diversity and inclusion, culture and differently abled. She also loves to travel and as she is a dual-national, she visits the U.K. and Europe as often as possible.

Tiffany holds a Masters of Business Administration and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Psychology and Human Dynamics earned from Western International University.


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Director of Community Relations - Alisa Fleming, PhD

 Dr. Alisa Fleming is an academic leader with experience in higher education, business, consulting, and teaching. Dr. Fleming serves as Director of Assessment at University of Phoenix. In this role, she executes institution-wide assessment initiatives designed to maintain a culture of evidence and continuous improvement with an aim to enrich learning and instruction.

She possesses a sincere passion for developing and inspiring others to action. That passion has led to service roles focused on mentorship, community outreach, and enrichment opportunities for youth.

Dr. Fleming earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration, specializing in Organizational Leadership, from Northcentral University.  Her scholarly work examined leadership styles as predictors of workplace bullying. Her extensive research has ignited a desire to speak with others about the harmful effects of bullying and the role leadership plays.

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Past President - Laura Renaud, CPLP

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Laura is currently a Learning Leader for Medtronic Tempe Campus. She received her Green Belt certification in the Lean Six Sigma methodology for driving continuous improvement efforts that positively impacted business results.

As a Learning Professional, she is responsible for managing the manufacturing training department. In this role, she partners with business leaders to develop and implement learning and development strategies to drive improvement in organizational and business performance.

Laura holds a bachelors degree in business administration from Paul Quinn College and a masters degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.

ATD-VOS Volunteer Leaders

Marybeth Luczu

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Marybeth has a pension analyst and customer service background. She became a trainer through training new hires within every role she was worked. Her technical and customer service backgrounds work well together while she trains on technical topics in layman terms. She volunteers with Toastmasters as her chapter’s VP of Public Relations and also with ATD. She mentors her friends with any networking skills that they need. She has also trained numerous groups on American Sign Language and provided training classes for a couple MLM companies.

She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with in a minor in Psychology from Monmouth College (IL). She completed her Training Certificate from ATD to freshen up on her training skills and to become certified as a trainer.  She is looking towards Gamification as her next field of interest.

Jolanta Lewinska

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Jolanta Lewinska is a Learning and Development Generalist at Caliper, supporting Caliper’s approach to client learning through instructional design and facilitation of client education events, workshops, and webinars. Her in-depth understanding of best practices in the areas of employee selection and development, coupled with her expert knowledge of the Caliper Profile, enables her to ensure the effective utilization of the assessment within the client organizations she serves. Her experience includes consulting with clients in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, and technical services. Prior to joining Caliper, she worked in the non-profit sector for seven years as a Manager, Guest Relations at The Wildlife Conservation Society providing operational management and strategic planning for several facilities. Jolanta earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Biology from St. John’s University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Monmouth University. She is a member of The Association for Talent Development (ATD), The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Beta Gamma Sigma, an international honor society for business professionals. She also holds a SHRM-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certificate.

Trudy Dave, M.A. CPLP

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Trudy Dave is an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America with 20 plus years of talent development experience with American Express, Avnet and International Cruise and Excursions. As an entrepreneur, Trudy operated a talent development business with clients including ConocoPhillips, Southwest Airlines and Sun America Securities. Trudy has expertise in needs analysis, instructional design, web-based development, 360 degree feedback, leadership development and learning facilitation. In her current role at Bank of America, Trudy designs and develops learning solutions for various lines of business.

Trudy holds a Masters of Education in Educational Media and Computers and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development. In addition to being a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), she also holds certifications in Return on Investment measurement process.

Trudy served two terms on the Kyrene School Board, and continues to find time to actively volunteer in the community with organizations such as the Back to School Clothing Drive and St. Mary’s Food Bank.

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