Chapter Leader Community (CLC)
Section Map

National Advisors for Chapters (NAC)

The NAC are distinguished ATD chapter past presidents who serve as national volunteer advisors to the chapter services team and chapter leaders.

The mission of the NAC is to serve as advisors, advocates, and mentors in partnership with ATD staff on matters of chapter management and operations to ensure high-quality service to members. NAC members are charged with providing strategic direction and leadership in the development and support of ATD chapters and members.

Elected NAC members serve three-year terms, while the chair of the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) serves a one-year terms on the NAC. The chair of the NAC also serves on the ATD Board of Directors.

How the NAC can work with your chapter:

  • Link chapters with common needs
  • Identify and share best practices
  • Assist chapters with facilitating board retreats
  • Connect chapter leaders with ATD resources
  • Advise and coach chapters about ATD initiatives
  • Identify and examine future roles for chapters
  • Provide guidance about items related to the Chapter Affiliation Requirements (CARE)
  • Bring issues of interest to chapters to the attention of the ATD Board of Directors
  • Advise ATD staff about issues of importance to chapters
  • Ensure that the needs of chapters are recognized by ATD

If you are interested in serving on the NAC, Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) or ALC Program Advisory Committee review the committees-at-a-glance document.

2023 National Advisors For Chapters
  • Kristine Ellis
    Kristine Ellis - NAC Chair
    [email protected]
    Jacksonville, FL
    Home Chapter: Northeast Florida
    Tenure: 2022-2023
  • Jess Almlie
    Jess Almlie
    [email protected]
    Chandler, AZ
    Home Chapter: Valley of the Sun
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Cascadia, Greater Las Vegas, Hawaii, Puget Sound,Treasure Valley
  • Eric Atkins
    Eric Atkins
    [email protected]
    Birmingham, AL
    Home Chapter: Birmingham
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Central Oklahoma, Tulsa, Utah, Valley Of The Sun, Rocky Mountain, New Mexico,
  • Jennifer Buckley
    Jennifer Buckley, CPTD
    [email protected]
    Lutz, FL
    Home Chapter: Florida Suncoast Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Buffalo Niagara, Capital Region, Central New York
  • Cornelius Dowdell.jpg
    Cornelius "Neil" Dowdell
    [email protected]
    Brookhaven, GA
    Home Chapter: Greater Atlanta
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Central Pennsylvania, Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Mid New Jersey, Northern New Jersey
  • Kelli Frey, CPTD
    Kelli Frey, CPTD
    [email protected]
    Richmond, VA
    Chapter: Greater Richmond
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Central Ohio, Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cleveland, Greater Toledo, Cuyahoga Valley, Kentuckiana, Central Indiana
  • Colin Hahn
    Colin Hahn
    [email protected]
    Wauwatosa, WI
    Home Chapter: Florida Suncoast Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Central Florida, Florida Suncoast, Northeast Florida, South Florida, Greater Atlanta, Puerto Rico
  • Juliet-Hart
    Juliet Hart
    [email protected]
    Hillsborough, NJ
    Home Chapter: Mid-New Jersey Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2023
    Chapters: Ann Arbor, Detroit, West Michigan, Chicagoland
  • Rob Hoitt, CPTD
    Rob Hoitt, CPTD
    [email protected]
    Martinsburg, WV
    Home Chapter: West Virginia Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Madison Area, North Dakota, Arkansas, Southeastern Wisconsin, Northeast Wisconsin, Nebraska
  • Kimberli Jeter
    Kimberli Jeter
    [email protected]
    San Diego, CA
    Home Chapter: San Diego Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Chattanooga Area, Smoky Mountain, West Virginia, Greater Richmond, Maryland, Metro DC
  • Gwen Navarrete Klapperich
    Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, CPTD
    [email protected]
    Home Chapter: Hawaii Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Golden Gate, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego
  • Sarah Schillen
    Sarah Schillen
    [email protected]
    Kent, WA
    Home Chapter: Puget Sound Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Austin, Brazos Valley, Dallas, Fort Worth/Mid-Cities, Houston, San Antonio
  • Katie Pagano-Gerwitz
    Katie Pagano-Gerwitz
    [email protected]
    Westminster, CO
    Home Chapter: Rocky Mountain Chapter
    Tenure: 2023-2025
    Chapters: Charlotte Area, Piedmont, Research Triangle Area, South Carolina, Valleys of Virginia, Southeastern Virginia
  • JennStangl (002).jpg
    Jenn Stangl
    [email protected]
    DeForest, WI
    Home Chapter: Madison Area
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Central Massachusetts, Greater Boston, Maine, Bay Colonies, Vermont, Southern Connecticut
  • Dana Vogelmeier.jpg
    Dana Vogelmeier, CPTD
    [email protected]
    Pickerington, OH
    Home Chapter: Central Ohio
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Lake Superior, Twin Cities, Hawkeye, Central Iowa, Mississippi Valley, Kansas City, St. Louis
  • Conference Daily 2021 In the Aisles 2
    Adam White
    [email protected]
    Hummelstown, PA
    Home Chapter: Central Pennsylvania
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Memphis, Nashville, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Birmingham, Mississippi