STL-ODN Executive Team (2022-2023)

President – Krista Junge (she, her)

Krista Junge is the Director, Quality and Training with the BJC Revenue Cycle. She 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 SIU-E, 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.

Just as Krista was getting antsy for a change, a position opened at BJC’s Missouri Baptist Medical Center that focused on leadership development and employee engagement. She then transitioned into a BJC Shared Services role and expanded her responsibilities to include talent management, team development and leadership coaching.

After several years in this space, she realized she had one more leap off the career cliff in her, so she joined the BJC Revenue Management team – the financial side of patient care. It truly was a leap off the cliff into a whole new world. She’s been in this role for several years and can just now speak the language – most of the time. She built RCM Quality and Training function from the ground up and is loving her team and responsibilities.

Krista attributes much of her success to active participation in the STL ODN, ATD, and other professional organizations.

Past-President – Deborah Regnaud (she/her)

Deborah is the Chief Human Resources Officer at Epworth Children & Family Services.  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.  Before taking her current role, Deborah spent three years as a full-time business faculty member in the online program at ECPI University. 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 University of the People and Webster University. In her spare time, Deborah can be found spending quality time with her husband Angus and their three rescue dogs Yumi, Zoey, and Bella.

Social Media Chair – David Mersman

Community Outreach Chair – Joani Alsop (she/her)

Joani has 15+ years experience in organization development, including executive assessment, leadership development, onboarding, career management, succession planning, change management and agility, and coaching. Her expertise includes working with individuals to maximize personal and organizational performance, and her passion is coaching and empowering people to expand their leadership capacity and positive impact. 

She is the Women in Leadership Program Facilitator for FOCUS St. Louis. Prior to FOCUS, Joani was an Executive Coach and Consultant with a global consulting company, Director of Career Management at Maryville University, and worked in Procter & Gamble Sales’ regional college recruiting.

Joani earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership & Development from Maryville University, and completed her coach training with B-Coach. She is a graduate of Class 57 Women in Leadership Program, and FOCUS Diversity Leadership Fellowship Program.

Joani has served on the STL-ODN Program, Conference, and Mission-Vision committees prior to her roles on the Executive Team as Volunteer Coordinator, Communications Chair, and Community Outreach Chair to develop OD partnerships with professional associations and companies in St. Louis.  Joani is also a member of the International Coach Federation.

Joani enjoys yoga, dance, singing in a community choir, travel, and meeting new people.

Membership Chair – Christine Terry

Membership Co-Chair – Kha Huynh

Kha Huynh is a newcomer to OD and has a strong background in team development, training, and education. With over a decade in building, training, and leading teams, Kha has spent his early career honing his craft in the trenches, facilitating team-building programs nationwide and overseas. He owned and operated Performance Team Building LLC in the 2010s. He is currently working toward his Master's in OD&C at Webster University.

When not spending time with his wife and new baby, Kha writes and operates youth leadership programs along with his mentor. He currently serves as an Army Officer with the Missouri National Guard. In the past, he worked with the Team River Runner and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department to serve veterans living with post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and other injuries.

Kha loves to talk about all things food and travel, the best places to eat around town, and the late Anthony Bourdain.

Program Chair – Abigail (Abby) Charlu

Abigail (Abby) Wheeler Charlu is an IO psychologist, learning, and organizational development professional with nearly 10 years of experience in training, leadership development, program management, marketing, and executing on strategic initiatives. Her expertise spans various sectors, including higher education, non-profit, corporate, and entrepreneurial environments.

Abby currently runs a boutique agency Charlu Creative Consulting offering consulting and project management services in skills mapping, leadership development programming, organizational culture change, strategic planning, and branding. Abby additionally hosts and produces a podcast called Surveying the L&D Landscape, where she conducts job analysis style interviews with L&D and L&D adjacent professionals to better map and describe the roles, scope of work, and skills required for work across this growing sub-field. In her free time, Abby enjoys puzzles, good food, running, and traveling. Connect with her on LinkedIn!

Volunteer Chair – Cheryl A. Throgmorton, EdD, SPHR (she/her)

Dr. Cheryl Throgmorton is a consultant, coach, facilitator, leader, and educator with over 20 years of organization development and learning, DEI, human resource management and leadership experience in a variety of industries in both internal and external consulting capacities. Cheryl specializes in work that builds organization diversity, equity, and inclusion, grows coworker engagement, and enhances leadership capability. She is a lifelong learner who has valued her STL-ODN and ODN memberships for years and enjoys giving back by volunteering with both professional organizations. Cheryl enjoys traveling and hanging out with her beloved cats, family, and friends. She welcomes you to connect on LinkedIn.  

Finance Chair – Mary Kutheis (she/her)

Mary Kutheis started her coaching and training company in 2001 after 17 years in the corporate world. Her clients include those building leadership skills and small business owners who wish to add Leadership skills to the Owner skills they already possess. She’s a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Certified Foundational Team Coach and Certified Axiogenics Coach. The latter is rooted in the science of neuro-axiology (the fusion of mind-brain science and formal value science) which provides a way to measure, align and maximize the quality of people’s thinking. She published her first book, Making Minutes Matter: Your Guide to Being Content With How You Spend Your Time, in January 2019. She and her husband have a 23-year old-son and two rescue dogs. Connecting on LinkedIn always welcome!

Secretary – Open

Technology Chair – Ramona Jones (she/her)

Ramona Jones is a life-long learner who enjoys helping others to grow and succeed. She combines her knack for writing and love for creating with technology in her current role as a Senior User Experience Designer. Her superpowers are partnering and collaborating. As a customer advocate, content design thought leader, and organizational development practitioner, Ramona gets to use all the skills she has gleaned to support teams and improve the user experience.

Ramona is the author of the two books, From Tongue, To Ear, To Heart: So Says The Wise, and Your Legacy Voice: The Prelude To Your Breakthrough. She is also a mental well-being advocate, and coauthor in the two-volume book, Tear The Veil, along with 18 Fearless Visionaries on a mission to restore hope to heal individuals, families, and communities through sharing “from pain to triumph” stories. You can read more about Ramona on LinkedIn Profile.

Mentor Chair – Open

Intern Chair – Open

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