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In her sixth year as a volunteer on the ATD San Diego Board of Directors, Bridget is honored to continue supporting the chapter as Past President in 2023.
Outside of ATD, she promotes Talent Development best practices as a Learning Consultant at Skillsoft, where she partners with her clients to provide strategic talent development planning by identifying root causes to ensure that learning solutions make a measurable impact on their businesses. Bridget’s experience includes building innovative learning solutions from the ground up including designing, facilitating, and managing learning programs throughout the entire learning lifecycle.
She partners with Your Flock.uk, a digital coaching platform built to help remote teams discover and strengthen their core values. Most nights you can find her walking along the north county coast enjoying a stunning sunset.
Program Director - Heidi Lang
Heidi's role on the ATD Board as program director is to bring content and experiences to the members that will enhance their knowledge and skills in areas related to Learning & Development. She joins the board after many years as an ATD member and a frequent volunteer with the San Diego chapter. Professionally, Heidi works as the Learning & Development Manager at a large community health center called San Ysidro Health.
Heidi has been in the field of L&D for over twenty years, with most of her experience being in the healthcare and nonprofit field. Heidi has designed and implemented multiple organization-wide leadership development programs and is passionate about the power of employee engagement. She collaborates extensively with leaders to help them create a culture where all individuals have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Heidi’s facilitation motto is “Connection Before Content” and her greatest joy outside of work is her role as dog mom to Noodle and Ziggy.
As the Director of Technology, John helps us keep the chapter facing forward with an eye toward
John is a wizard of the digital realm (IDforHire.biz) who has combined words, visuals, and sound into video and web-based training for clients and employers including Hitachi Data Systems, Farmers Insurance, Southern California Edison, Kaiser Permanente, and most of the Asian car companies. Author of the book Scriptwriting for High Impact videos, he has taught at Cal State Northridge, lectured at UCLA, and conducted workshops at a variety of professional organizations and conferences. An experienced coder, he has developed and managed numerous websites, and developed software used by clients including Saturday Night Live. After five years using Storyline at Genentech, he is now accepting assignments as an independent consultant.
As the Director of Marketing, Melanie is responsible for all marketing efforts to members, perspective members, sponsors and the San Diego talent development community. She manages ATD San Diego’s social media platforms to engage with talent development professionals and increase the chapter’s online presence.
Melanie is currently a Training Developer at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. In this role, she develops innovative learning solutions by making learning both informative and engaging. A big believer in design, Melanie enjoys combining graphic design and instructional design to create meaningful learning experiences. Previously, Melanie has supported company-wide initiatives through microlearnings, instructor-led trainings, and uses storytelling to deliver impactful eLearning courses. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with specialization in Human Resources Management from San Diego State University.