Board of Directors

2016 - 2017 Officers

See also
:  Board Nominations (Process & Calendar)


Rose Noxon, PhD, PMP, CPT
Training And Education Solution Architect at CACI International Inc

Rose Noxon has more than 30 years’ experience in training, training evaluation and business process improvement. She holds certifications as a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT), as a Project Management Professional (PMP) and in Service Delivery Management (ITIL) and also holds a certificate from ASTD’s ROI Certification program. She has a PhD in Education with a specialization in Training and Performance Improvement from Capella University and holds a Masters of Education Studies from Capella.
Rose’s career has included training evaluation of troop readiness at the 7th Army Training Command in Germany, founding CACI’s award-winning corporate university, and designing numerous training and human capital governance processes. Rose currently serves as CACI’s training and education solution architect.

Rose was the founder and first president of the award-winning International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) virtual chapter for Capella University and remains on the chapter’s board as a mentor, a position she has had for the past five years. She served as the ISPI Chapter Partnership Committee chair for two years and earned the ISPI Presidential Award for her service in 2013.


Dick Handshaw 
President, Handshaw, Inc. 
8801 JM Keynes Dr., Ste. 320 
Charlotte, NC 28262

Dick Handshaw, Chairman at Handshaw, Inc., is a consultant, speaker, author and champion for innovation and quality in performance improvement and instructional design. He is a pioneer in the field, with 35 years of experience as a learning and performance improvement professional. Dick has served as a consultant for many organizations to help them establish a results-oriented training practice. He founded his own training consulting firm in 1985. He and his staff developed the Handshaw Instructional Model over nearly 30 years of practice. Dick has presented at various international conferences such as Training Magazine, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

Books by Dick Handshaw: Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design that Aligns with Business Goals is available now. Please visit his website for details.; andPerformance Consulting: A Strategic Process to Improve, Measure and Sustain Organizational Results, Third Edition, by Dana Robinson, James Robinson, Patti Phillips, Jack Phillips and Dick Handshaw will be available June 1, 2015.


Don Triner, CPT
Proofpoint Systems

With over 25 years of performance experience in the military, federal, and private sectors, Don brings a unique and proven executive skill set to help lead ISPI forward as the premiere performance organization.

Don currently serves as the Vice President, Performance Operations for Proofpoint Systems. Before joining Proofpoint, he was a Senior Executive Service member with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) where he served as the Director, Operations Coordination Division; Acting Director, National Operations Center; and Director, Current Operations. During an exemplary career as a Coast Guard officer, he served in numerous command roles, taught at Training Center Yorktown and the US Coast Guard Academy, served as the head of assessment at the CG Leadership Development Center, and was the Director of CG Recruit Training. He retired as a Captain.

Don is well published in the journals of our field, including PIQ, PI, HRD Quarterly, and the International Journal of Education Reform, collaborating with many notable ISPI members. He has led numerous complex performance analyses in multiple domains — military, public and private sector, and not-for-profit.


Scott Casad, CPT, PhD
Performance Consultant 
Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown 
1 U.S. Coast Guard Training Center 
Yorktown, VA 23690

Scott Casad, CPT, PhD serves as a Commander in the U.S. Coast Guard where he is the Chief of Training at Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown. Originally a resident of Oregon, he graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in marine environmental science. After six years of operational assignments, he landed an instructor position and found his passion for performance technology, which led to Master's degrees from Old Dominion University and Boise State University. Over the past 12 years, his experiences range from schoolhouse instructional designer to performance consultant for major acquisitions to headquarters training manager of operational and mission support programs. Scott holds a Doctorate from Old Dominion University in organizational learning and development. His dissertation explored the role and effect of elementary teacher psychology capital on turnover, work roles, stress, commitment, and satisfaction.

ISPI Treasurer

Jeff McElyea

Jeff has been appointed to the role of ISPI Treasurer for the period 2016-2018. He has been involved in ISPI since 2008, both at the international and local chapter level. He has served twice as the vice president of marketing for the Michigan Chapter, and was president in 2010. Jeff will be assuming the role of Michigan Chapter President (again) in 2017. He is currently the President and lead consultant of Lucid Business Strategies, a consulting firm that applies the principles of performance improvement to small businesses. As ISPI Board Treasurer, Jeff will work with the Executive Committee to recommend, update and monitor ISPI financial policies. 

International Director

Belia Nel CPT 
Improvid Performance Consulting

Belia Nel, CPT, is the founder of ImprovID Performance Consulting. In addition to longtime membership in ISPI, she is also the founding member and past president of ISPI in South Africa. She is a regular speaker at conferences, both internationally and locally. She received an ISPI International Leadership Award in 2005 and an ISPI Service Award in 2008. She became a CPT in 2003. Belia has spent years teaching, coaching, and mentoring managers and HR practitioners and has developed customized performance improvement management systems utilizing the human performance technology methodology of ISPI. She is also a coach, teacher, and mentor in the CPT process and developed a program to help potential candidates achieve this international certification. Belia has published widely on the benefits and impact of performance improvement and human performance technology, using this as a communication vehicle to create a body of performance improvement knowledge. She has also made contributions to academic textbooks on the subjects of performance improvement and performance consulting. Belia has served on various local and international committees.

Bill Solomonson, CPT, Ph.D 

As you will recall, Dr. Janet Buckenmeyer was elected to the ISPI Board and served from 2013- 2015 as Academic Liaison. She was then elected to serve a second term from 2015-2017.  Due to a career move to the role of Dean, Janet stepped down from her ISPI post and the Nominations Committee recommended and the Board appointed Dr. Bill Solomonson to fill this position through April 2017.  As a faculty member at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, Bill has the reputation of a being a collaborative partner. His research interests include the client-consultant relationship, multi-media learning theory, online learning pedagogy, and organizational performance improvement. He is a peer reviewer for Performance Improvement Quarterly, where he has served as a guest editor, and is a certification reviewer for ISPI’s Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) designation. Bill has served on the ISPI Research Committee’s Distinguished Dissertation Award Committee, and as Chair of both the ISPI Research Committee and the ISPI Thomas F. Gilbert Distinguished Professional Achievement Award Committee.