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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 within ATD on matters of chapter management and operations to ensure high quality service to members. The chair of the NAC also serves on the ATD Board of Directors.

Elected NAC members serve three-year terms. The chairs of the Chapter Recognition Committee (CRC) and the ATD Chapter Leaders Conference Program Advisory Committee (ALC PAC) serve one-year terms on the NAC during their tenure as committee chairs.

NAC members are charged with providing strategic direction and leadership in the development and support of ATD chapters and members.

How the NAC can work with your chapter:

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

Looking for more information about serving on the NAC or one of ATD's other chapter-related committees? Check out our committees-at-a-glance document.

2022 National Advisors For Chapters
  • Lisa Goodpaster
    Lisa Goodpaster - NAC Chair
    (C) 217.649.6712 | [email protected]
    Champaign, IL
    Home Chapter: Chicagoland
    Tenure: 2021-2022
  • Jess Almlie
    Jess Almlie
    (C) 701.238.7338 | [email protected]
    Chandler, AZ
    Home Chapter: North Dakota
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: New Mexico, Northern Rockies, Pikes Peak, Rocky Mountain, Utah, Valley Of The Sun
  • Eric Atkins
    Eric Atkins
    (H) 205.714.1321 | [email protected]
    Birmingham, AL
    Home Chapter: Birmingham
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Central Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley, Greater Cincinnati, Greater Cleveland, Greater Toledo, Kentuckiana
  • Elizabeth Beckham
    Elizabeth Beckham
    (H) 225.241.7213 | [email protected]
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Home Chapter: Baton Rouge
    Tenure: 2020-2022
    Chapters: Austin, Brazos Valley, Central Oklahoma, Dallas, Fort Worth/Mid-Cities, Houston, San Antonio, Tulsa
  • Krishna Clay
    Krishna Clay
    (O) 402.602.8275 | [email protected]
    Omaha, NE
    Home Chapter: Nebraska
    Tenure: 2020-2022
    Chapters: Arkansas, Kansas City, Lake Superior, Nebraska, North Dakota, Northwest Arkansas, Twin Cities
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    Cornelius "Neil" Dowdell
    (C) 678.667.1275 | [email protected]
    Brookhaven, GA
    Home Chapter: Greater Atlanta
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Big Sky, Cascadia, Greater Las Vegas, Hawaii, Puget Sound, Treasure Valley
  • Kristine Ellis
    Kristine Ellis
    (C) 904.239.0506 | [email protected]
    Jacksonville, FL
    Home Chapter: Northeast Florida
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Baton Rouge, Birmingham, Memphis, Mississippi, Nashville, New Orleans, North Louisiana
  • Kelli Frey, CPTD
    Kelli Frey, CPTD
    (O) 559.241.9410 | [email protected]
    Richmond, VA
    Chapter: Greater Richmond
    Tenure: 2021-2023
    Chapters: Golden Gate, Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento, San Diego, SF East Bay
  • Stephanie Hubka, CPTD
    Stephanie Hubka, CPTD
    (H) 202.253.9460 | [email protected]
    Gainesville, VA
    Home Chapter: Metro DC
    Tenure: 2020-2022
    Chapters: Buffalo Niagara, Capital Region, Central New York, Long Island, Mid New Jersey, New York City,
    Northern New Jersey, Rochester
  • Esther Jackson
    Esther Jackson
    (C) 313.949.2499 | [email protected]
    Troy, MI
    Home Chapter: Detroit
    Tenure: 2020-2022
    Chapters: Central Iowa, Chicagoland, Hawkeye, Madison Area, Mississippi Valley, Northeast Wisconsin, Southeastern Wisconsin, St. Louis
  • Shelby Morris
    Shelby Morris - CRC Chair
    [email protected]
    Stillwater, OK
    Home Chapter: Tulsa
    Tenure: 2022
    Chapters: Ann Arbor, Central Indiana, Detroit, West Michigan
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    Jenn Stangl
    [email protected]
    DeForest, WI
    Home Chapter: Madison Area
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Bay Colonies, Central Massachusetts, Greater Boston, Maine, Southern Connecticut, Vermont
  • Eileen Terrell
    Eileen Terrell, CPTD
    (H) 847.312.8297 | [email protected]
    Elk Grove Village, IL
    Home Chapter: Chicagoland
    Tenure: 2020-2022
    Chapters: Central Pennsylvania, Eastern Pennsylvania, Greater Philadelphia, Maryland, Metro DC, Pittsburgh
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    Dana Vogelmeier, CPTD
    (C) 309.825.1679 | [email protected]
    Pickerington, OH
    Home Chapter: Central Ohio
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Chattanooga Area, Greater Richmond, Smoky Mountain, Southeastern Virginia, Valleys of Virginia, West Virginia
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    Dawn Walker-Elders - ALC PAC Chair
    [email protected]
    South Portland, ME
    Home Chapter: Maine
    Tenure: 2022
    Chapters: Charlotte Area, Piedmont, Research Triangle Area, South Carolina
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    Adam White
    (C) 717.503.5666 | [email protected]
    Hummelstown, PA
    Home Chapter: Central Pennsylvania
    Tenure: 2022-2024
    Chapters: Central Florida, Florida Suncoast, Greater Atlanta, Northeast Florida, Puerto Rico, South Florida