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Meet the Board Members!


Claudine Caro, President

Claudine Caro is an Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer.  She enjoys collaborating on solving problems, being creative and creating online learning experiences. Her WHY is connecting people and ideas. Claudine works at Teleflex Medical with the Organizational Change Management department and has been a member of ATD RTA since 2010.


Carol A. Gravel, President-Elect

Carol is the executive director and principal consultant at Binnacle Consulting where she helps organizations navigate 21 century talent and learning to address the needs of their current and future workforce. 

During her career, she has held senior leadership roles in HR, OD, talent management and learningShe has been invited to present at numerous international conferences such as the Oxford University Global HR conference and the International Online Learning Consortium conference.   She has been published in several peer reviewed journals as well as several international talent and learning professional publications.

Carol has a doctorate in education; with a focus on instructional technology and distance education, master’s in education and a graduate certification in project management from George Washington University. In addition, she earned her SHRM-CP certification from the Society of Human Resource Management and leads the learning trends special interest group for the Association of Talent Development (ATD) in Research Triangle Park, NC.


Wendy Gates Corbett, Past President

Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP, is in her 10th year serving on the ATD-RTA board of directors and she’s been a member of the chapter for 20 years. Wendy is recognized as a leader in the talent development field. Her love for the industry fuels her desire for all professionals to become and stay relevant in their chosen fields. She speaks around the country and around the world on the power of visuals, remaining relevant, and the power of belonging. She is the owner of Refresher Training, LLC, a company that works with professional athletes, speakers and business leaders helping them speak with impact and influence (and awesome presentation slides!). She just completed a two-year term as Chair of ATD’s National Advisors for Chapters and on the ATD International Board of Directors.  I love ATD-RTA because nourishing others’ love for talent development and passion for learning nourishes my own love and passion for both.


Ken Katzeff, VP of Finance

Ken is the principal for Advanced Performance Solutions, a boutique Talent Development consulting firm that works with a diverse group of clients across a variety of industries. He has over 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their business goals and increase organizational effectiveness. Ken works collaboratively tailoring each innovative and cutting-edge Talent, Organizational and Leadership Development, and Executive Coaching solution to strengthen leadership and enhance team and individual performance that achieves measurably faster, better and more sustainable results.

Over the course of his career, Ken has also worked for a number of consulting companies and has lead Learning and Development functions for several major corporations. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at Pace, Iona and Fordham University’s Human Resource Graduate Program. Ken holds a MS degree in Counseling from Bank Street College and a BS in Psychology and Math from Lehman College. Before moving to Raleigh from New York City in 2017, Ken was long-time member of both National the local Metro ATD Chapter in of the NYC.


Jim Vogel, VP of Membership - Recruitment

Jim has over 20-years of  Learning & Development experience including Instructional Design, Program Management and leadership roles and is currently Associate Director of Learning & Development at Odonate Therapeutics.

What’s Jim’s Why?  Joining the ATD TRA chapter builds on the national membership by providing deeper opportunities for professional networking development and contribution.


Jim Reklis, VP of Membership - Retention

Jim began his own signature business, Reklis Coaching and Consulting, with a vision to maximize leaders potential for lasting influence. Drawing from his 30+ years in leadership and training, Jim's experience includes working as a leader in nonprofits and a consultant and coach for entrepreneurs, business leaders, non-profits, and churches in the US and internationally. Jim has a Master of Leadership, holds a professional coach certification, trains professional coaches with the Center for Coaching Excellence and has also served as an associate trainer with John Maxwell's Equip International.  

My Why: People are designed to make a difference. My passion is to inspire leaders to develop people with a compelling purpose that drives exceptional performance in their organizations to make a difference in the world.


Molly Miller, VP of Marketing - Web/Social Media

Molly is an Instructional Designer for Campbell University in the Adult and Online Education Department. She provides a wide range of support in educational technology and principles of andragogy for course and faculty development.

Molly has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She received her Master’s of Education in Training and Development from North Carolina State University. She has certifications in Quality Matters, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, and ADA & Web Accessibility from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Molly has a passion for online learning and feels that learners need to be challenged with application-based content to prepare them for their future careers. Prior to coming to Campbell University, Molly taught in Wake County Public Schools in Cary, North Carolina. 


Patricia Hamill, VP Marketing - Internal Communications

Patricia is a successful Training Professional in the Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Industry specializing in the design, development and delivery of training for both  GMP and technical topics.

My WHY: I believe the greatest value in chapter membership comes with active participation, volunteerism, and relationship building. I will support members by connecting them with opportunities through reliable and engaging communications.


Alex Cook, VP of Programming - Logistics

I'm a training professional with several years of industry experience as a Training Manager, LMS Administrator, Facilitator, and Content Developer.  I moved to North Carolina from Portland, Oregon, on new year's day 2018, and have been working as a freelance and contract-based Instructional Designer since arriving in the Triangle.  I've been a member of ATD since 2014, originally with the Cascadia chapter, and first joined RTA in 2017.  Outside of talent development, I'm usually walking my dog, training for a run, or watching soccer.

Why Statement: I love seeing, inspiring, and feeling the spark of learning something new; ATD connects me to these personal "aha!" moments every day!


Michelle Bartlett, Director Academic/Community Outreach

Michelle E. Bartlett, Ph.D. is a faculty member at North Carolina State University and Coordinates the Masters in Training and Development and graduate certificates in Training and Development, Instructional Design, E-learning, Community College Teaching, and Community College Leadership.  Michelle additionally serves as a senior project associate on Envisioning Excellence, a grant project funded by the John M. Belk Endowment to develop the next generation of community college leaders. Michelle has extensive experience designing and facilitating training in areas of improvement in higher education, post-secondary education, business, and government programs. Recently, Michelle has received grant funding to create a pipeline of career and technical education researchers.  Her multidisciplinary experience creating programs has included career workshops in Executive Leadership, Change Management, Conflict Management, Communication Skills, Empowering Middle Management, and Improving Training Effectiveness.

Michelle received her Ph.D. at Clemson University in Higher Education Leadership with a cognate in statistics.  Prior to her doctoral work, she received her Master’s in Human Resource Development at the University of Louisville. Michelle works closely with the Association of Talent Development (ATD), facilitating monthly workshops for the local chapter eLearning SIG and serving as university liaison on the local ATD chapter board. She currently is serving as the Editor for Career and Technical Education Research (CTER) Journal.

Why Statement: I am an active member of our local chapter so that I can bridge graduate students who are upcoming talent developers with local practitioners.


Lynn Russell, Director-At-Large

Lynn has a rich history in business consulting and learning and development. She has had the privilege to co-found the Learning Center for The Facilities Division of Disneyland and offer Business as Unusual through Disney University.

Lynn was a trusted advisor and consultant to companies such as Eastman Kodak, Kellogg’s, Philip Morris, M&M Mars, and The Coleman Company. She developed and facilitated many courses and enjoyed preparing on-site facilitators for effective delivery. She has been a regional director for Beazer Homes, a Senior Consultant for FMI Corporation and is currently a Learning and Development Contractor for AICPA.

Lynn served as President of the Raleigh Chapter of NAWIC (National Association for Women in Construction) and has served on the ATD RTA Board since January of 2018.

She is passionate about performance improvement and co-leads the “Seat at the Table” special interest group with Ken Katzeff.  She remains current with her CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) Credential, earned in 2008. 

Why Statement: I have spent over 20 years helping companies work out wrinkles in their processes and skill development. I have learned that many problems are seated in culture, rewards systems, technology, structure and operations. I want to help our members be as successful as possible in identifying the source of the problems they are charged with improving, so that they may be seen as highly valuable to their organization.


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