Naomi Kinney

Naomi Kinney is an Instructional Designer and training program administrator by trade.  She creates various adult educational programs, many focused on safety and language.  She has over thirty years of experience in education and training, spanning several industries: mortgage banking, technology, healthcare, retail, and higher education. She has held several different positions in the training world from Instructional Designer to Director of Corporate Training at places like Fannie Mae, Providence Hospital, Kroger, and recently was a Health & Safety Training Specialist at the George Washington University doing OSHA/EPA/CDC regulatory safety training.  She is currently a Training Supervisor for United Health Group's Optum Health Services.  She is well-established expert at designing learning and managing the learning function, particularly in the healthcare industry. 


Her training design, development, and delivery experiences spans several subjects, such as leadership development, conflict resolution, teambuilding, project management, cultural diversity, emergency preparedness, and regulatory safety training.  Additionally, she has been published for training design, for language education, and for project management (in two Xavier University of Ohio text books).  She is a CPLP – a Certified Professional for Learning & Performance -  via the Association for Talent Development (ATD – formerly American Society for Training & Development/ASTD), which is their highest certification.  She was one of the first to receive this credential, deeming her a
“Pilot Pioneer” in the eyes of ATD.   Naomi is also bilingual (fluent in Spanish), is a certified (healthcare) interpreter, she’s the creator of a hospital interpreter services program, and has studied and lived abroad (in Mexico) to learn the Spanish language.



She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, the youngest of nine children.  She currently lives in Hyattsville, MD with her 16 year old daughter, Julia.  She enjoys speaking Spanish, listening to smooth jazz music, and walking her beagle Kiki.