STL-ODN Executive Team (2019-2020)

President – Cheryl A. Throgmorton, EdD, SPHR

Cheryl is a facilitator, consultant, coach and leader with over 20 years of organization development, training and human resource management experience. She is committed to the OD values of respect, inclusion, collaboration, authenticity, self-awareness and empowerment. She joined Psychological Associates as an external consultant after 19 years working as an internal practitioner within three healthcare systems. See her bio or connect on LinkedIn for more information about her professional interests. Cheryl enjoys traveling and hanging out with her beloved cats and “grandkids” (she and her spouse don’t have children of their own, but she has three grandchildren, feel free to ask her how that happened). To learn a little more about Cheryl personally and to see some pictures that highlight some of the things and people she loves, see this  “Take Five.”

VP, Programs Chair – Dena Dishman

Dena is a tenured professional with a career in non-profit healthcare organizations across the country. Positions she has held include bedside caregiver, leadership, educator, organizational development and consultant roles.  She received her BS in Nursing from UM- St Louis with a Minor in Psychology, and an MS degree in Nursing/Healthcare Administration from Vanderbilt University.  Her most recent role has been serving as an Organizational Development Manager in a multi-state healthcare company headquartered in St Louis.  She is passionate about helping others to develop personal self-awareness and utilizing their unique gifts and talents in order to find personal fulfillment and joy in their professional and personal endeavors. She is experienced in individual coaching, change leadership consultation, large and small group facilitation, and education in areas of communication, managing conflict, relationship building, and operational analysis.  Her positive and gregarious facilitation style has earned her a reputation for impactful, enjoyable and meaningful experiences in working with and developing others. Dena’s gifts and talents to further appreciate and study the field of OD has increased by being involved in the STL ODN – meeting new people, serving on the Executive Team, and re-connecting with the St Louis area after moving back in 2017.  You will find Dena relaxing on weekends with her family and her dog, Daisy, walking, bicycling, reading, cheering on the St Louis Cardinals and traveling with friends as often as possible.  

Communications Chair – Debbie Regnaud

Deborah is a consultant specializing in talent management, human resources, and organizational development.  With over twenty years in executive level human resource positions in manufacturing and non-profit, Deborah brings a broad business perspective, strategic outlook, and ability to effectively work with individuals at all levels of the organization. Deborah began her career in operations where she became co-owner and Vice President of Operations for a small electronics manufacturing firm.  After 10 years she decided to devote her energies to the people side of the business and became Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Services for Carboline Company, a manufacturer of industrial coatings.  She then moved on to Chief Human Resources Officer for the Gateway Region YMCA and ended her corporate career as Vice President of Human Resources at idX Corporation, a manufacturer of custom retail fixtures.  Deborah holds a Ph.D. from Walden University in Organizational Psychology along with an MBA and BA in Business Administration from Lindenwood University. Deborah is an adjunct instructor at Lindenwood University and University of the People and teaches the PHR/SPHR certification prep course for AAIM. In her spare time, Deborah can be found spending quality time with her husband Angus and their two rescue dogs Yumi and Zoey.

Community Outreach Chair – Joani Alsop

Joani has more than 15 years experience in Career Management, Human Resources, and Organization Development, including executive assessment, employee onboarding, change management and agility, succession planning, developmental coaching and training. Her expertise includes work with individuals to maximize personal and organizational performance. Joani led a women’s leadership coaching program, and has been a Consultant with Right Management since 2001.  Prior to joining Right Management, she was Director of Career Management at Maryville University and worked with Procter & Gamble Sales in regional college recruiting. Joani earned a Bachelor’s in Management/Organizational Leadership from Maryville University, where she is working on her Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Development, expected in Spring 2016. She is a graduate of the CORO Women in Leadership Program. In addition to the STL-ODN, Joani is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF). Joani has served on the STL-ODN Program, Conference, and Mission-Vision committees, and most recently has served on the Executive Team for three years as Volunteer Coordinator recruiting and matching STL-ODN volunteers to standing and ad hoc committees for special projects, to increase member involvement.

Membership Chair – Jyssaka Meyers

Jyssaka currently works for Saint Louis University as the Director of Professional Development and Placements for the graduate Health Administration and Public Health Management and Policy students.  She holds a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Leadership and bachelor’s degree in Communication. She has served in a variety of roles, beginning her career in recruitment and college admissions. She is thrilled to be using her skills to assist STLODN in growing their membership base. In her free time, Jyssaka loves to go to the zoo with her husband and 2-year-old son.

Membership Co-Chair – Andy Jansen

Andy is a small business owner with 20 years of experience in the farrier industry.  In addition to leadership of a state-wide trade organization and serving as a board member for a national trade organization, he has been involved in certification and education. Andy sees many parallels between his work with horses, and the psychology of leadership, change, engagement, and valuing diversity.  In 2015 he began a career transition into the field of OD. In 2018 he completed an M.A. in Leadership and Organizational Development to compliment a B.S. in Ag-education and a minor in Agribusiness Economics.  Much of his current work has been in survey design and data analysis.  He and his wife have a 13-year-old daughter and an 11-year-old son.

Volunteer Chair – Krista Junge

Krista Junge leads a team of OD consultants to advance BJC Healthcare’s strategic imperative to retain and attract a highly engaged workforce that provides excellent patient care. The OD team partners with HR and operational leaders to provide people, cultural, and leadership solutions. An instructional designer and OD practitioner at heart, Krista seeks to simplify complex situations into manageable work that can incrementally move the needle toward improvement. Krista started her career working with adults with developmental disabilities, and then transitioned to a position developing programs for volunteers. It was here that she learned she could “get paid” to do what she loved – develop people and organizations. After completing a graduate program at SIUE, she joined Maritz Performance Improvement Company and designed training programs for Fortune 500 companies. Her experience at Maritz prepared her for expanded roles at United Healthcare and Enterprise Rent-A-Car, where she helped create a new Corporate Training Department. Certifications include:
•    InsideOut Coaching
•    Lifespace/Workspace Coaching
•    Hogan Assessment Coaching
•    VitalSmarts Facilitation
•    5 Languages of Appreciation at Work Facilitation
•    AchieveGlobal Facilitation

Website Chair – Daren Curry

Daren has over 10 years’ experience in learning development, organizational development, and human resource management.  He is a strategic learning and business partner who has dedicated his career to helping people and organizations grow. He has an MEd. in adult learning and technology (hence the website volunteer work), as well as an MBA. Daren's contributions have included work with Fortune 100 and 500 companies, corporate healthcare and academic industries, as well as public for-profit and non-profit enterprises. He is a huge fan of the 11-time World Champion Saint Louis Cardinals, and thinks heaven is a hot dog and a ballgame on a lazy summer day.

Administrative Manager – Open

Finance Chair – Open

Secretary – Open

Intern Coordinator – Open

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