Megan Galloway is the Founder of Everleader. She believes all companies can unlock fulfillment and engagement for their people with the right tools and conversations. She specializes in learning and development growth at organizations that have not formally had talent development programs. Previously, she led a ground-up training program to rank #19 in the ATD Best Awards.
Megan has her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas and her MBA from the University of Colorado.
Abby is an Instructional Designer at Terracon where she works collaboratively to design, create, and produce original and engaging training for the company. With a passion of helping others grow and develop, she has been pursuing her career in the learning and development field for four years. Abby is excited to continue to grow the chapter through its social platforms as the Director of Social Media.
Kelly is a learning professional for a large bank in Kansas City. Kelly has more than 15 years of experience in the learning and development space. His professional background includes roles in media, instructional design, eLearning development, performance support and IT.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, hunting for antiques and physical fitness.
Mike is an Instructional Designer/Multimedia Developer at Terracon with over 15 years of experience. He earned a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Kansas and a MSEd in Instructional Design and Technology from Emporia State University. At Terracon he works on a collaborative team to design and develop engaging and innovative training to support the company's service lines.
Shawn Reid, VP Programs
For Shawn Reid (he/his/him), nothing is more satisfying than the lightbulb moment – witnessing concepts click into comprehension. Though he started his career in sports journalism, once he was introduced to the Learning and Development world, he was hooked.
After more than a decade in the L&D sphere in a variety of roles, Shawn is currently a Training & Development Specialist at Husch Blackwell; this allows him to experience both his L&D loves – facilitating training, and creating informative, creative learning products.
Despite leaving behind his sports-writing career, watching, reading about, and chatting about sports – especially the Chiefs and Royals – remains a favorite pastime for Shawn. And as a parent of six-year-old twins, he has acquired a new love – good coffee with an extra shot of espresso!
As the Director of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Tyler Dixon supports a group of project leads who plan SIG events. SIGs have three focus areas: Onboarding, eLearning, and Leadership. Tyler says, "I didn’t realize there were so many others in the field of People Development until I joined ATDKC and started attending the SIGs!"
Tyler is a Learning & Development Manager at the Kansas City National Security Campus managed by Honeywell. His focus is ensuring Honeywell divisions have the Learning & Development support they need.
He always looking for a new show to binge watch, reach out to him with your recommendations!
Crystal Fong (she / her / hers) is a diverse leader, versatile communicator, and clutch player in the communications, marketing, and human resources industries. Her career, coupled with her education and activism, equips her with honed communication skills, proficient industry practice, and an executive presence needed to influence in today’s workplace. While she flexes between communications / marketing and human resources depending on the organization’s needs, she is currently empowering a better future together as a Sr. DE&I Manager.
She holds a Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, as well as Development Dimensions International (DDI) Facilitator, Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) certifications. She is a two-time Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award winner and was named ATD's Up & Coming Young Professional in June 2020. Crystal is passionate about underrepresented-employee career advancement, representation, and success, as well as laughter and self-awareness.
Jeff fell into learning and development many years ago after finding a passion in people development as he grew within leadership positions. He is a talent development professional of 15 years and loves creating learning experiences because of the opportunity to make a difference in people's lives through education and skill enhancement.
As the Talent Development Manager at CrossFirst Bank, Jeff oversees the learning and development initiatives and he’s also a certified CliftonStrengths coach where he has an opportunity every day to continue building on the culture within a strengths-based organization.
Though he has been a member of ATDKC for several years, this is Jeff’s first year joining the board and serves as the Director of Events.
Jana Meyers is the Manager of Talent Development at H&R Block. Her passion is for growing courageous leaders and helping each person find the leader within themselves. Her team provides leadership and professional learning experiences for all levels of the organization.
In her role as Director of Geographic Interest Groups, Jana is pursuing outreach to learning professionals outside of the Kansas City metro area who are not currently affiliated with a chapter and will benefit from opportunities to network and learn with our amazing group.
A dedicated lifelong learner, she holds a B.A. in Business from Baker University, an MBA in Finance from Keller Graduate School of Management, and an MSEd in Adult Learning and Leadership from Kansas State University. She is an adjunct faculty member at Baker University, and teaches Management and Leadership. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, time with friends and family, and classic movies.
There probably isn’t a more perfect role for Anastasia than one that allows her to reach out to new chapter members and offer resources and guidance as they begin their journey with ATD KC. As a professional development junkie, she is constantly reminded how lucky she is to serve with some of the smartest and most creative talent development professionals in Kansas City!
Anastasia Caffrey has over 18 years of experience building strategic partnerships and leading enrollment teams within higher education. Currently, she is the Director of Community Engagement at Avila University where she partners with organizations around KC to build dynamic professional and personal development opportunities for corporate partners, the community, and students. Anastasia geeks out about customizing talent development programs and connecting people to new opportunities.
Shelley Etzenhouser, 2022 director of volunteers, became a volunteer herself because of a specific, identified need expressed at a chapter meeting. In this new role Shelley is excited to connect people with their passions and interests.
Shelley’s interest for training & development began in college with a professor who encouraged her to look into it (seeing abilities/passions she didn’t recognize herself). Shelley has since had a blast in all kinds of blended learning opportunities for corporate telecommunications, healthcare industry, professional learning and development provider, international not-for-profit, and currently as a Sr L&D Manager in the construction industry.
Phrases you might hear from Shelley:
*Never steal the learning from the person who needs to know it.
*You cannot give time back to someone. So make the moments you are with others matter.
*Model what you expect.
Hannah has been in the learning and development field for 7 years. She is currently a Learning and Development Program Designer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. She earned her Master of Science in Learning Design and Technology from Purdue University.
Hannah has a passion learning and helping other grow in their career. In her role at Blue KC she works to create resources and programs for all employees to develop and reach their full potential. As part of this work, she designs programs, cultivates resources, delivers training, and consults with the business to identify key development needs for employees.
Outside of work Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs. Together they enjoy travelling, being outdoors, and just relaxing together.
Sarah Sullivan is the Director of Student Success and Faculty Support at Avila University. She works closely with subject matter experts to solidify best practices of instructional design and online learning by instilling consistency, engagement, and interaction in all courses. Her passion is to design courses that are highly engaging. Sarah enjoys learning new concepts and passing her knowledge on to others.
As the Director of University Outreach for ATD, Sarah promotes the chapter to the Kansas City-area community via local colleges and universities and student engagement within the chapter.
Mikki is an Instructional Designer at HNTB. She’s been fascinated by and influencing the learning of others since her days in the middle school classroom and has brought those skills to the corporate world in the last several years.
As the Vice President of Finance, Mikki helps steward the financial matters for the chapter, ensuring fiscal responsibility and adherence to the chapter budget.
She is the mom of two big kids and is married to her college sweetheart. In her free time, she’s an avid fiber artist.
Cindy Pollock has been in the talent development and instructional design game for over 23 years. She does it because she loves seeing people learn. When they have an “a-ha” because of something she wrote, she knows why she does what she does.
Cindy earned her B.S. in Journalism from Oklahoma State University (Go Pokes). Her career in instructional design started when her first boss said, “Hey, someone should write this down.” Her experience includes facilitation, talent development, curriculum design, knowledge management design, and trying to get people to make podcasts a true learning vehicle.
When she isn’t working, she likes to watch her talented husband and daughter do all things musical theatre.
This is Cindy’s first time on the board. She has been an ATD member for years, so she is excited to be a part of the Finance Team and work with so many wonderful people. It allows her to “geek-out” over learning constantly!
Sally Koppy MSEd, CPTD® is a Training Development Manager at Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group. She has a Master of Science in Education, with an emphasis in Adult Education and Needs Assessment. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management with an Associates in Human Resource Management. Sally is an accomplished professional with 20 years of experience providing professional talent development, leadership and management development, institutional advancement, and program development.
Sally currently serves as the Chapter Historian. She has served on the board since 2011 as President, VP of Finance, and VP of Programs. She also served on the ATD National Advisor for Chapters board from 2016 to 2018.
Sally says, "ATDKC has provided me with an incredible network of talent development professionals and learning opportunities. I am committed to the chapter. I intend to continue leading, energizing, and engaging the chapter’s members and board of directors."
Sally married her childhood sweetheart and has three daughters and eight grandchildren. Sally enjoys travel, hiking, camping, and motorcycling in her free time.