Conference Committee

ISPI’s Annual Conference would not be possible without the support of our Conference Committee, who devote their energy, creativity, and time to make the Conference a success.

Scott Casad – ISPI Board President

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.

Mark Boccia – Conference Co-Chair

Dr. Mark Boccia, is the global head of learning and talent development at Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., based in Miami, FL. Mark has an exceptional record of success reinventing the business of learning in large organizations and designing innovative learning solutions for diverse audiences within the hospitality industry. Mark joined ISPI in 2008 and served on a number of committees spanning nominations, education, and now co-chair of the annual conference.

Brett Christensen - Conference Co-Chair

Brett D. Christensen MMM, CD, MSc, CPT, CTDP loves acronyms and is driven by the mission to help you resolve the workplace performance problems that keep you up at night. A veteran, with 30 years service in the Canadian Navy, he is now the President of Workplace Performance Consulting and an adjunct graduate professor at Boise State University, where he helps others learn how to help you! Brett is also a member of the Institute for Performance and Learning and writes for PerformanceXpress, the Performance Improvement Journal and eLearn Magazine.

Sue Czeropski PhD, CPT– Education Chair

CLO Performance Instruction LLC

Sue is an accomplished Learning & Development Executive with more than 15 years’ experience improving business performance, strengthening organizational capabilities and leveraging best practices across organizations. Currently, Sue is the CLO of Performance Instruction LLC, where she uses her unique combination of e-Learning, education, management, training, and organizational development expertise driving transformative change in organizations. Sue is an active volunteer in ISPI. This year she served as the Education Chair for ISPI 2018 Conference, is a CPT reviewer and works to support the ISPI Bay Area Boise State University Chapter.

Headshot of Alycia AngleAlycia Angle

Alycia Angle is an ENFP who makes an impact in organizations through insightful and creative solutions that encourage human development. Alycia provides a range of consultation and learning services to develop leaders and teams, solve problems to further business initiatives, and identify organizational improvements at the individual, leader, and executive level. Alycia leads by creating a vision to guide others to a new perspective and she influences by listening to and incorporating others’ ideas. Alycia lives in New Orleans and currently serves as a Senior Talent Management Consultant at Ochsner Health System.

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Matt Donovan

As the Vice President of GP Strategies’ Global Digital Learning Strategies and Solutions division, Matt has more than 22 years’ experience crafting training and development solutions with a focus on performance-driven learning. Matt has led the production of more than 300 custom online courses for Fortune 500 companies. His teams have developed courseware for sales, marketing, manufacturing, clinical research, compliance, leadership, and ethics. Many of his courses employ a modern learning, learner journey approach focusing on relevance in the workplace. Solutions developed have been frequently recognized for industry awards, including Brandon Hall and Training Industry. Matt has presented at several national/international conferences including ISPI, ATD, e-Learning Guild, and SPBT.  Personally, Matt has been recognized as one of the Top Ten International Trainers under 40 by Training Magazine. He also received a presidential citation from ISPI for his work in establishing the ISPI Annual HPT Case Competition. He has an M.S. in instructional systems technology from Indiana University.

Headshot of Sharon LeeSharon Lee

Sharon Lee is a graduate assistant and student at Boise State University. She is one year away from completing her Master's degree in Organizational Performance and Workplace Learing (OPWL). For a second year, Sharon is working closely with Bill Solomonson to establish an Academic Unconference at every annual ISPI conference. After a successful inaugural Academic Unconference in 2018, they hope for a bigger gathering of academics at the New Orleans conference in 2019. Sharon currently lives in Guanajuato Capital, Mexico. Her industry interests are in non-profit causes and international business.

Dawn M. Snyder, PhD, CPT

Dawn M. Snyder consults on learning and performance strategies, curriculum architecture, performance assessment and evaluation. Dawn has a proven track record of bringing practical, cutting-edge solutions to organizations who want to take performance to the next level. She helps these organizations achieve results using an interdisciplinary approach. She is the go-to consultant for initiatives that impact global learning and performance.

Dawn has a passion for supporting emerging talent. She is adjunct faculty at Franklin University and at Boise State University. She teaches classes in performance improvement, change management, evaluation, organizational learning, and project and relationship management. Dawn holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in Instructional Systems Technology and is also a Certified Performance Technologist (CPT) and Prosci-Certified Change Management Practitioner. Dawn has been an ISPI member and frequent volunteer for most of her life. Dawn enjoys family time, spoiling fur babies, reading a good mystery, and not cooking.

Headshot of Bill SolomonsonBill Solomonson, CPT

Dr. Bill Solomonson, CPT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. His research interests include the client-consultant relationship, multi-media learning theory, online learning pedagogy, and organizational performance improvement. Bill’s current research explores the factors affecting trust and relationship commitment in the client-consultant relationship. As a volunteer for ISPI, Bill has been a journal peer-reviewer, conference proposal reviewer, CPT reviewer, research committee chair, Gilbert award committee chair, and is a former member of the ISPI Board of Directors. He is current chair of the Unconference committee. Bill has been helping organizations improve performance for 25 years. He’s worked with Beaumont Hospitals, General Motors, Kellogg’s, Ford, Henry Ford Health Systems, and many others. Bill is the Vice President of Learning Development for MCM Learning.

Rose Noxon, PhD, PMP, CPT

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.

Courtney Brooks Kamin – Executive Director

Courtney brings over a decade of experience in operations and program management in the non-profit and higher education sectors. Courtney joined ISPI in 2014 as the Chapter and Program Manager, and in 2016, she stepped into the role as Operations Manager. Prior to ISPI, Courtney worked in the field of violence prevention as an advocate, trainer, and policy advisor on state, national, and global issues. She still works independently with colleges and universities to provide federal mandated training as well as evaluating policy and training for faculty and staff on best practices. Courtney is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Kentucky with a Master’s degree from East Tennessee State University. Her research focuses on the intersections of violence, mechanisms of resistance, and reclamation of identity.