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NEW ATD – 2022 Board of Directors


PRESIDENT

Sarah Nana was fortunate to have been introduced to the Training and Development field at an early age completing a co-op position with City/County Human Resources as a senior in high school. Knowing this was a field I was excited to learn more about, I went on to complete my undergraduate degree at UW-Green Bay in Business Administration with an emphasis in HR. My entire career has been spent in Training and Development in a variety of training, curriculum development, and leadership roles. I consider myself a lifelong learner and in 2019, I completed my Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Since then, I have been working to expand my skillset in Organizational Development while continuing to lead Member Development efforts at Foth. My goal is to always feel challenged and learn something new. On a personal note, I keep busy raising my two children with my husband. When we aren’t busy with their sports, we enjoy spending time at our cabin in the Upper Peninsula –enjoying all that nature has to offer.

 

PAST PRESIDENT 

Michelle Tyo-Johnson is the Present and Owner of Northcoast Media Group. Northcoast Media Group consists of two multimedia production companies located in Northeast WI. Northcoast creativity professionalism and intrinsic understanding of clients’ needs give her the unique ability to transition those needs into successful campaigns. Her clients range from fortune 500 companies to local businesses. She works with clients in manufacturing, healthcare, banking, and automotive. The best part of her job is that she can start her day off in steel toes and a hard hat and end it in heels and a suit.

 
PRESIDENT ELECT  

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS

Kathy Hartung-Kramer is a lifelong learner with a Masters in Instructional & Performance and more than 25 years of experience in talent management and training & development. She has a passion for extending the reach of learning with technology. Kathy is currently working in Learning and Leadership & Leadership Development at Thrivent Financial, where she’s been since 2001. Previous to that she led the e-learning efforts at Tamzen Media and worked as lead -training consultant at Wausau Insurance. She is a volunteer at United Way (Children and Youth Impact Area), the Warming Shelter, and various animal shelters, and is a member of the Marketing and Metrics Committee for the Thrivent Women’s Leadership Network. She lives in Appleton with her husband, daughter (when she’s not away at college), dog, and cat. In her spare time, she loves to be active and outdoors, spending time on the lake at her cottage, skiing, scuba diving, swimming, biking, and running.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMMING

Kristy Moede is the Instructional Designer at Community First Credit Union. Her primary role is developing e-learning content for credit union employees but also assists with the design of classroom and virtual training programs. Prior to her role at CFCU Kristy was with Alliance Laundry Systems which is where she discovered her love of e-learning design. Previously Kristy worked in higher education in a variety of student affairs roles. Kristy has a Masters of Education degree in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs from Indiana University, and a BA in Communication from St. Norbert College. Outside of work Kristy loves spending time with her family and can usually be found walking, running or biking the trails of northeast WI. She is also an active volunteer with local animal rescue and has two rescue cats at home.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE

Deb Lowe has held many positions since joining Community First Credit Union in 1985 as a part-time teller up to her current role as Training & LMS Specialist. She has been involved in the training delivery, training design, and training coordination for projects and credit union initiatives. Deb loves the opportunity to onboard new team members, along with the responsibility of the administration of their online learning management system.  Her main objective is to create an engaging learning environment in the classroom. She facilitates soft skills training to help employees gain confidence in providing WOW Service to members and each other. Her team received national award recognition from CUNA’s Creating Member Loyalty training program in several categories.   She holds an ABS in Business Administration and is a Certified CU Financial Counselor (CCUFC) through Credit Union National Association, Inc. Deb’s passion is financial literacy and giving back to her community. She stands by the Credit Union Principle of people helping people.  In her spare time, she loves any activity that is outdoors: traveling, camping, biking, walking, kayaking, sports, concerts, and gardening. 

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION

Amy Babik is a Learning & Development Partner at Schneider where she creates meaningful learning experiences for Schneider associates. Amy is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor's in history. Amy found her passion for Learning & Development when a leader within Schneider pushed her to apply for a role on the L&D team. After several years on the Learning & Development team, Amy became MBTI certified and then expanded her skills by earning her CPTD in June 2019. Amy's passion for learning extends beyond her work by volunteering with several Green Bay organizations that offer adult learning classes.

 

VICE PRESIDENT OF TECHNOLOGY

Samantha Smith graduated in December 2018 with her Bachelors degree through University Wisconsin Oshkosh in Organizational and Leadership Studies. Samantha is currently working at Thrivent as a Service Analyst. Samantha has obtained her Masters through University Wisconsin Green Bay in Executive Impact MBA. Samantha currently lives in the Fox Valley. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, traveling, baking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends. 

 
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING  
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP  

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