Kara Stafford is a member of the Organizational Development team for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to this role, Kara was the Director, Training & Events for ERC in Highland Heights, Ohio. Before joining ERC, Kara was with the YWCA Greater Cleveland as the Program Manager for Women’s Leadership programs. She held a variety of positions at KeyBank in the areas of leadership development and organizational development, new employee onboarding, and instructional design. Her career in training and development began at Progressive Insurance where she designed and delivered new hire training classes for the claims call center. Kara has a love for helping people.
Kara has a master of education in Adult Learning and Development from Cleveland State University. She is also certified as a training generalist and instructional designer through Langevin Learning Services and holds a Human Performance Improvement certificate from ATD.
Outside of her career, Kara cares about causes including animals, children, and heart health.