Loretta La Point

Loretta La Point is an Assistant Director for University Health System (UHS) where she assesses, develops, organizes and implements performance development activities for all Health System employees. She serves as a program development consultant to the organization's administration, department managers and community agencies with the primary goals of identifying performance needs and implementing a variety of learning solutions to enhance overall employee performance. Prior to her current role, Loretta served at UHS as an eLearning Training Specialist. She designed, developed and implemented a variety of intuitive learning solutions throughout the System. She also served as Volunteer Coordinator where she recruited, trained and placed volunteers for a variety of positions to ensure UHS maintained the highest quality of service to all of their patience, clients and customers. A passionate volunteer herself with a belief in giving back, Loretta has volunteered for a variety of organizations to include the Habitat for Humanity and the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in San Antonio. Loretta holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's degree in Management from Texas A&M Kingsville.

President Elect

Vicky Romero

Vicky is a learning and development leader and owner of Plumquest LLC, where she develops impactful learning solutions for non-profit organizations and Fortune 1000 companies. Thanks to her extensive cross-industry expertise, she transfers innovative approaches, fresh perspectives, and thought-partnership to performance solutions, leadership development, culture, and transformation. Over a 26-year career, Vicky has delivered successful solutions and programs for the City University of New York (CUNY), Veterans Administration, Microsoft, U.S. Foods, United Nations System Staff College, H-E-B Grocery Retailer, University Health System, US Department of Justice, US Air Force and other organizations. Outside of work, she enjoys Zumba, gardening, sewing and art projects.

VP Talent Development 

Nicole Bowe-Rahming

Nicole Bowe-Rahming, better known as The Fortitude Coach, is a native from the Bahamas, a 26-year military spouse, owner and chief facilitator at The Fortitude Institute. Nicole Bowe-Rahming possesses a B.S. in Business, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. As a Certified Life and Confidence Coach, Certified Everything DISC Behavior Facilitator and International Speaker, she has enthusiastically trained and inspired high-schoolers to career Military Professionals for over 20 years.

VP Finance

Sam Caballero, MA, CPTD, STS

Samuel Caballero is the Talent Development Manager for CCC Group, a heavy industrial contractor based in San Antonio, Texas. He is also a First Sergeant assigned to the 340 th Flying Training Group located at Joint Base San Antonio – Randolph where he directly supports over 700 reserve members which include students, pilot-instructors and administrative support in the areas of professional development, unit moral and overall welfare. Additionally, he is the current VP of Community Initiatives for the Association of Talent Development – San Antonio Chapter. An organization based in Alexandria, Virginia with the focus on providing information and best practices on enhancing employee performance in the work place to all of its members.

Samuel's education includes an Associate of Science in Training Methodologies and Human Resources Management from the Community College of the Air Force. His Bachelor of Arts is in Urban Studies with a minor in Economics from Texas State University and, a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University. He also holds two credentials to include the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance from the Association of Talent Development and the Safety Trained Supervisor from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.

VP Marketing and Communication
Larnzell Harper

Larnzell Harper is a manager of training and development at VIA Metropolitan Transit. He has 20 years of experience in the public sector. He enjoys public speaking, adult education, public transportation, DC Comics animation, and roller coasters.

VP Special Events

Jason Yerep, CPTD

Jason Yerep is currently the Senior Manager of Learning & Development at United Allergy Services, an organization that seeks to revolutionize allergy care in America. Thrilled to play a more active role in the San Antonio Chapter, he's been an active National ATD Member for years. His background in chemistry, marketing, and language has led him to support corporate learning and talent development across an array of industries including consumer products, telecommunications, and healthcare. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, he's driven to propel individuals and teams forward through learning, specializing in product and process change.

VP Membership

Joycelyn Jones

Joycelyn Jones is a Certified Human Resource Professional with over 15 years of HR Management experience in a variety of capacities, demonstrating a track record of leadership, change management, and performance development.

She serves as an expert in consulting, executive coaching, employee relations, and conflict management with advanced knowledge of HR policies and employment laws. Prior to joining University Health System, Mrs. Jones served 10 years with a Fortune 50 Company as the Human Resource Manager. During that time she was responsible for supporting the organizational mission and strategy to ensure optimal results. She played an intricate role as a business partner, catalyst for change, and an agent to improve employee engagement scores.

Joycelyn, an ATD Master Trainer provides HR insight and innovative solutions for learners as a Sr. Learning Performance Consultant with the Center for Learning Excellence. She received a B.B.A in Human Resource Management with Honors at UTSA and Master of Science in Human Resource Management at Texas State in San Marcos.

VP Community Development

Jacque Burandt, MEd

Jacque Burandt, Med is President of Award-winning Results, LLC, in San Antonio, Texas. She is passionate about transforming organizations through people development, creating top performers and leaders at all levels of the organization and enhancing organizational and individual visibility, prestige and pride through achieving awards and recognition for her clients' great work.

A proven expert in creating an award-winning culture, Jacque led the team at University Health System (UHS), San Antonio, Texas, to win eight ATD BEST Awards and ATD's first Innovation in Talent Development Award. UHS has won more BEST Awards than any other nonprofit organization in the world. A strong advocate for workforce development throughout her career, Jacque submitted University Health System's winning application for CareerSTAT's 2017 Frontline Worker Champion Award. She served as chairperson of ATD's Public Policy Committee, wrote four case studies for ATD's Skills Gap Series, and co-chaired the Strategic Planning Committee for Workforce Solutions Alamo.

Jacque designs and delivers highly interactive workshops to build crucial skills. Audiences consistently find her motivating, energizing, and entertaining. Her dynamic presentations are custom tailored to each audience, giving attendees the insights, skills and strategies to take their performance to the next level.

Jacque has served as president of the San Antonio ATD chapter and held many board positions. At the national level, she was a member of National Advisors' for Chapters (NAC), Sharing our Success (SOS), and the Leadership Development Team (LTD). She is a judge for ATD and CLO Magazine awards and a frequent speaker at ATD's ICE, Core4 and Talent Development Initiative conferences.

Past President

Tracey Contreras

Tracey has been involved with ATD San Antonio since 2014 when she attended her first event and knew she found the place for her. She has been in the education field for 15+ years, and is passionate about learning and helping others. In the area of training delivery, she is experienced in both facilitating leadership courses, and training technical skills. In instructional design, she enjoys writing curriculum, performing needs assessments, and creating eLearning. More recently she has started developing her skills in graphic design and social media marketing. Tracey is currently a Learning Performance Consultant at University Health System, where she works with an amazing team to provide learning opportunities to the organizations' 8000+ employees. Before moving to San Antonio in 2012, her education experience was in the public school classroom. Tracey has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. When she's not at work or ATD, Tracey loves spending time with her husband Abel, her family, and her dog Allie.

Association for Talent Development - San Antonio Chapter

PO Box 690327, San Antonio, TX 78269

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