Marsha Sheahen President, 2011: MARSHA SHEAHEN
Marsha has more than 20 years of experience in high-tech and corporate education initiatives. Most recently, she is the Curriculum and Delivery Manager for the customer education business at CA|Wily, responsible for curriculum development globally, and training delivery initiatives in North America. Previously, Marsha was the General Manager and Director of Rational University for Rational Software, where she established the business framework for customer education at Rational, and pioneea83c0f eLearning and web-based certification assessments.

Marsha joined the ASTD Golden Gate Chapter in January, 2002, and has served on the Board as President since then. Marsha has initiated many changes at the Golden Gate Chapter, including chapter CORE compliance, contact intelligence technology implementation, and bringing the chapter into a positive fiscal picture in 2007. You can contact Marsha at

President-Elect 2010: OPEN

Kevin TravisCFO, 2011: KEVIN TRAVIS

You can contact Kevin at or on extension #702

Diane Vornoli Secretary, 2011: DIANE VORNOLI
Diane joined the ASTD Board as secretary in 2009 and brings over 29 years experience in consumer goods and most recently healthcare. She has been in training and development for over 12 years, specializing in helping organizations achieve goals by improving on-the-job performance for Fortune 100, 500, privately owned, and non-profit companies. She is a certified professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) with expertise in project management, instructional design, facilitation and training delivery, coaching, and achieving cost savings through effective learning and performance interventions.

She is currently working in health care for hospice, and is enjoying making a difference in the lives of people who care for those at the end of life’s journey. Contact Diane at or on extension #709

Bruce GrossVice President, Membership, 2011: BRUCE GROSS
Bruce joined the Chapter in July 2010 and after attending the Instructional Design Class joined the COP and volunteered to be the Outreach Manager. He then joined the 3D Learning and Training SIG in November, 2010.

He has been working at WORLDPAC in the HR department since July 2001. He joined the WORLDPAC University team in March of 2008, continuing his monthly training sessions while expanding his responsibilities to include administering WORLDPAC's Learning Management System (LMS) domain, generating compliance reporting, and assisting with the organization and facilitation of the Business Leadership Program (BLP) and WORLDPAC Leadership Program (ELP) and created the Emerging Leadership Program (ELP).

Prior to WORLDPAC, Bruce managed the interviewing/onboarding process for a Bay area temp agency and owned/managed his own business for 14 years in Ohio.

Contact Bruce at, or on extension #703

Pi Wen LooiVice President, Communications, 2011: PI WEN LOOI
Pi Wen is the Founder and Principal of Novacrea Research Consulting, a research and consulting firm that specializes in employee engagement research and meeting facilitation. Pi Wen is an expert in employee engagement, employer branding, and best employer research and is a licensed facilitator for The Coaching Clinic®. She brings more than 15 years experience in human capital management consulting and a burst of creative energy to help clients reap the benefits of having engaged employees. Her clients have included start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and nonprofit organizations.

In addition, Pi Wen is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. She brings a unique cultural perspective to consulting with clients as she has worked with organizations and associates globally and grew up in Malaysia and Singapore. Her experience working with associates in Asia, Europe, India, Latin America, and North America has further honed her facilitation skills and deepened her understanding of the nuances of communication styles across cultures. Pi Wen received her Ph.D. and master’s degrees in applied quantitative psychology from Ohio University and her B.S. in mathematics from the National University of Singapore.

Contact Pi Wen at or on extension #708

Vice President, Technology 2011: Cheryl Hall
Cheryl came late to the learning and development field. For 25 years, she worked in Supply Chain Management and Process Improvement for Intel Corporation. Her interest in helping people get better at what they do led her to a second career in learning and organizational development. Cheryl currently works for Constellation Wines U.S. She has used her familiarity with technology to design and build online and mobile wine education for Constellation’s sales force. Most recently, she has moved to more traditional training and development as well as LMS administration for Constellation.

Cheryl joined the Golden Gate chapter in 2008 and has been managing the Career Transition SIG. You can reach Cheryl at

Laura PutnamVice President, Programs, 2011: LAURA PUTNAM
Laura Putnam is the Founder and CEO of Motion Infusion, Inc., a wellness and learning consulting firm. Drawing on her background in education, public policy, competitive athletics, professional dance and wellness, Laura utilizes a movement-based approach to facilitate learning, promote well-being and bring a complete mind/body approach to the workplace. In addition to providing services for companies and organizations, she leads international teacher-training workshops, primarily in Africa. Before founding Motion Infusion, Inc., Laura taught in urban public high schools, spearheaded community development work in West Africa, served as executive director of a youth-leadership organization and was a staff member of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in Washington D.C. Laura also was a nationally competitive collegiate gymnast, a professional dancer and is a certified Pilates and fitness instructor.

Laura holds a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University in International Relations and a Masters in Education from Brown University.

Contact Laura at or on extension #704

Vice President, Special Interest Groups, 2011: OPEN
Questions regarding SIG matters may be directed to or ext #705

Terry BartonVice President, Professional Development, 2011: TERRY BARTON
Terry has been a chapter member since 2003 and looks forward to her new role as VP, Professional Development! Terry has served as Membership VP for the past three years and having an active role in growing the chapter has truly been a rewarding experience.

Terry brings over 20 years of Management and Organizational Development experience to the chapter. She has held management positions in the retail, container shipping and bio-tech industries and is the founding member and principal consultant of TBG Consulting, a Bay Area management consulting firm specializing in Group Facilitation and Performance Management. Terry holds a Master of Science degree in Management and Organizational Development, which she earned from the University of San Francisco and is an Adjunct Faculty member at Chabot College.

Terry is an active member of several community groups including the Oakland Chamber of Commerce where she is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Oakland program.

Contact Terry at, or on extension #707

John DarlingNational Liaison Officer, 2011: JOHN DARLING
John was the Vice President of Communications for our chapter in 2005. He renewed his commitment to serve the Golden Gate Chapter in 2006 in the capacity of Vice President of Special Interest Groups, and is now the National Liaison overseeing the chapter's CORE Compliance and other National-Chapter issues. As a principal and co-founder of Q2Learning, a company that specializes in blended learning and communities of practice, John brings with him many years of experience in the art and practice of social networking and online collaboration. John is looking forward to building upon the already good work we are doing in this important facet of our services to our membership.

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