2017 Leadership Team

Erin Burnheimer, VP of Membership

Erin Burnheimer is currently the Human Resource Training Coordinator for the Immokalee Seminole Casino and Hotel.  She is a native to Pennsylvania, but has been residing in the Fort Myers area for approximately ten years. Erin has had many roles in customer service management that led her passion in talent development.  She has received her undergraduate in Human Resources and Organizational Development from Rasmussen College in Fort Myers. 

Kathy Choquette, Treasurer
Kathy Choquette is a long time member of this ATD chapter.  When she first started, she became a VP-Membership which gave her the opportunity to meet new members and work towards increasing membership.  Kathy’s goal with the ATD finances is to ensure that the members will have funds to use for programs and events that will support its member’s needs. Send e-mail to Kathy

Christine Davlin, CHT, VP of Programs, Past-President

Christine Davlin is the Talent Development Director for Lee County Administration. Using talent-management and leadership development strategies to support succession planning, talent assessment, performance management, organizational wide learning and employee engagement. Her professional experience includes 7 years with the Visitor & Convention Bureau designing and delivering their Guests First customer service program, and 20 years in the luxury resort industry comprising operations, human resources, and training.  Send e-mail to Christine

Teresa Hiatt

Teresa Hiatt, Director at Large

Teresa Hiatt is retired from Ricoh Americas Corporation where she served for more than 10 years as the Director of Sales Education, directing sales training teams and conducting research into sales productivity for a Global 500 technology manufacturer. Hiatt is a past ATD ALC speaker and has served on Industry Panel discussions at national conferences with Gartner Research Group and CompTIA. She has delivered breakout sessions on sales training at the InfoTrends Office Document Technology Forum, SMT Sales Training conferences, and the Business Technology Association Channel Partner conferences. She has had numerous articles accepted in several industry magazines on the subject of sales and marketing training. In 2009 she published as a contributing author to “Fortify Your Sales Force”, a ground-breaking handbook for building productive sales team. Send email to Teresa.

Lorna J. Kibbey, President
Lorna Kibbey designs and delivers management and leadership seminars and services to public and private sector organizations. Her seminars focus on the many issues surrounding leadership, motivation, communication, and workplace relationships. All are customized to fit specific needs of the organization. Lorna is also a key-note motivational speaker and has spoken at a large variety of conferences and meetings. She is licensed and certified in all DiSC products. Lorna has been an ATD Member for more than ten years and has served on the National level as well as on our local board in a variety of positions.
 Send e-mail to Lorna


Liz Linares, Secretary

Liz Linares is currently the Training Coordinator for the Lee County Visitor and Convention Bureau. She has over 10 years of customer service experience in the hospitality industry and is both a national and local chapter member. She is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Organizational Psychology with a minor study in Human Resource Management at Southern New Hampshire University.

Vicki LowdenVicki Lowden, CPLP®, VP of Communications and Public Relations

Vicki Lowden brings a well-rounded business perspective, along with the ability to apply best practices from her work with multinationals like Dell, Assurant, AIG and DLL Group to improve organizational performance and leadership effectiveness.  She’s proud to be an ATD Power Member and a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. Send an email to Vicki.

Bill Moskal, Director at Large

Melissa Rizzuto, VP Technology

Melissa Rizzuto is currently the Director of Professional Development and Training at Florida SouthWestern State College. She earned her B.A. degree in Telecommunications and Mass Media from Temple University, M.S. degree in Communications from Florida State University, and Ed.D. degree in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, Melissa worked in the corporate training departments for Comcast Spotlight and Vanguard and then as an instructional designer for the School of Education at Drexel University. She is a local and national member of ATD.  Connect on LinkedIn or send e-mail to Melissa.

Rebecca Ruding, Director at Large

Rebecca Ruding is currently the Human Resources Manager for Bass Pro Shops in Fort Myers.  She has 7 years experience as an HR Manager in the retail industry.  She is a native of Ohio and graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Masters in Organization Development in 2005.  She is a local and national member of ATD.  Send e-mail to Rebecca

Vern Schellenger, Director at Large

Vern Schellenger is an accomplished HR/Learning & Development professional with a career spanning 40 years.  He has worked in organizations as diverse as Dunkin' Donuts, the American Chemistry Council, Lee Hecht Harrison, the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators and the American Bankers Association. Vern’s current focus is on career development and as principal consultant with Contacts Count (www.contactscount.com).  He is also an adjunct professor at FSW. Vern earned his Masters degree in Leadership and Organizational Change at George Washington University.  He is a long-standing member of ATD.  

These volunteers plan to engage our membership with informative, fun, and exciting programs.  Our focus will be to share industry knowledge that is leading edge.  Join us as we grow our member's skills and our membership as well.

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