Vicky is a leader of learning experience design, leadership and learning technology at University Health System. She is also the 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.
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.
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.
Kari Hernandez is a Training Specialist at Walden University, an online institution that caters to working adults and promotes social change. Her experience includes training development, facilitation, instructional design, and coaching. Kari’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Communication from The University of Houston-Victoria and a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Project Management from Walden University. Kari also holds a Graduate Certificate in Business Management as well as a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Coaching and is working to become a Board-Certified Life and Executive Coach.
Katja Zurcher is a Global Trainer with Rackspace Technology where she is responsible for managing Rackspace University’s award-winning onboarding program as well as designing and delivering learning programs for a global audience.
Prior to joining the Rackspace team, Katja was responsible for new hire training, product, systems, and sales programs at Laurate Education and served as the Lead College Trainer for The College of Health Sciences at Walden University. She received her BA from Rhodes College and her MFA from Columbia University. She holds an ATD Instructional Design Certificate.
Larnzell Harper is the Manager, Training and Development for VIA Metropolitan Transit with 20 years’ of knowledge in public transit and training. Larnzell began his career in transportation as a bus operator at Chicago Transit Authority, where he also held positions as a Training Coordinator and Transportation Manager (bus/rail). He gained experience in Human Resources by developing and facilitating training programs for over 32 departments as a Training Specialist at the City of Chicago. He enjoys being a board member of the Association of Talent Development, San Antonio chapter. He is honored to belong to an organization that is focused on providing leadership and resources to subject matter experts in adult-learning and talent development.
He holds a master’s degree in educating adults from DePaul University in Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. Larnzell’s current areas of focus are determining and establishing programs, policies, and procedures to improve organizational effectiveness and departmental performance of customers, employees, and the public. His background in adult education, transit operations, and communication has led him to support the implementation of comprehensive training programs that are cohesive and compliant with transportation industry standards, safety procedures, and applicable rules. He enjoys public speaking, roller coasters, transit trains, and DC Comics animation movies when outside of work.
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.
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.
Loretta La Point is a Director for Community First Health Plans where she assesses, develops, organizes and implements health promotion and disease management programs. She serves as a program development consultant to the organization's administration, department managers and community agencies with the primary goals of identifying health needs and implementing a variety of learning solutions to enhance overall health of the Member. Prior to her current role, Loretta served at UHS as an Assistant Director for the training and development department. She designed, developed and implemented a variety of intuitive learning solutions throughout the System. Loretta holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor's degree in Management from Texas A&M Kingsville.
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