As the oldest OD Network in the country, ODN of New York has a rich legacy of leadership. We are grateful for their contributions on which we continue to build.


Amy served as President of ODN of New York from August 2016 to January 2019.  As the President, she led the revitalization of the ODN of New York community by experimenting with new offerings and ways for the community to come together to converse and learn from each other. Amy is the Executive Vice President at American Jewish World Service. She holds an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia, is an ICF (International Coach Federation) certified coach and a certified Integral Facilitator.


Ada is a performance-driven marketing strategist who is passionate about creating brands leveraging core organizational values, good design and innovative digital communications tools to elevate brand perception, engage employees, and make customers fall in love with the brand. She is Founder & Chief Strategist at Bounce Marketing & Consulting, a creative services firm that specializes in working with small businesses and organizations that do good in their communities and want to make an impact.


Monika is a leadership development professional and a graduate student at Pepperdine University, completing her master’s in organization development. She is passionate about ‘humanizing’ organizations and improving employee effectiveness through personal and professional development. With experience in marketing and personal development, and a passion for mindfulness, Monika brings a unique approach to organizational effectiveness and the ODNNY community.


Irina is an accomplished Talent Leader with global experience in Learning & Development as well as Talent Management (North America, Asia-Pacific and EMEA). She has a proven history of building new Learning & Development functions from the ground up, developing high performing employment cultures, and coaching top performers. Irina is very passionate about creating learning cultures with a clear vision and innovation at its core that aim to deliver on business objectives. She also holds an MA and BA and is fluent in German and French.


Served on the Board from 2013 to 2016 in four different roles: Programming Co-Chair, Secretary, Interim President and Treasurer. Cathy designed and co-facilitated a charrette process to “Reimagine, Redesign and Reignite” ODNNY community in May 2016. Cathy is a talent management consultant with a specialization in Learning & Development and Performance Management, as well as a training facilitator. Her clients range from start-ups to large global organizations.


Served on the Board from 2015 to 2017 as the Membership and Volunteers Director. Laura led the project that the ODNNY answer the question – “who do we serve.” As the Membership and Volunteer Director Laura ensured the ODNNY offerings met community needs and added true value. Laura is a psychologist and strategic executive coach in Seattle. Her main purpose and passion is to train and inspire women to boost their confidence by connecting with their strengths to achieve ambitious goals.


Served on the board from 2014 to 2016 as Programming Co-Chair. Robert developed a diverse range of programmatic offerings that were met with rave reviews by the ODNNY community. Robert is the Executive Director for the Youth Action Program and Homes in New York City.


Served on the board from 2012 to 2017 as programming Co-Chair. Tesmerelna mentored many volunteer’s in the programming committee and supported the development & execution of over 40 high quality and engaging community offerings through the course of her tenure. Tesmer is a philanthropist in New York City.


Sarah served on the Board from 2014 to 2015 as Membership and Volunteers Engagement Chair. Sarah co-organized networking events to help members in the OD community expand their connections in a social and fun environment. Sarah currently resides in Maine where she is an executive coach and internal consultant in OD, learning & development, and leadership development.


Jessica served as Director of Global Organizational and Leadership Development at Viacom, Inc. where she accelerates business growth by creating strategies for learning, analytics and performance globally. Before Viacom, she was at American Express where she developed learning strategies, designed curriculum content, created change management plans, and facilitated experiential learning sessions. Jessica has taught graduate courses in Organizational Structure, Leadership, HR, and Project Management at Ithaca College and the University of Texas.


Kayla is a part of EY's Global Talent Team where she is working to build a better working world for 50,000 Tax professionals globally. She is responsible for driving strategic talent priorities focused on talent development, career framework, workforce planning, diversity & inclusiveness, and more. Prior to joining EY, Kayla worked in Talent-related roles for a mid-sized insurance company in addition to a boutique staffing agency and received a Master of Science degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Baruch College in New York City. 


Antonia is an experienced consultant, coach, and facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in corporate and nonprofit sectors. She conducts training on a range of management issues facing nonprofits and businesses experiencing rapid growth. Antonia has a particular interest in professional services firms and often works with lawyers whose roles and responsibilities are in transition. Antonia has led Women’s Initiative for Self Employment in New York City as Executive Director, and before that was Chief Operating Officer at the Open Space Institute.


Patricia is the Director of Global Leadership and Talent Development at Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) where she leads learning, organizational development, and change projects for the organization. Described by her colleagues as a thought leader, Tricia has presented at many conferences to share her best practices such as a change management model for creating learning solutions, blended learning formats to increased skill transfer and a coaching circles model for senior leaders.


Michele is a highly accomplished Human Resources Executive with experience in global conglomerates partnering with CEOs and executive leadership on organizational design, talent development and change management. She is passionate about creating environments where individuals are empowered to drive organizational success. Michele has shared her experiences with other practitioners through her participations in numerous conferences and panels.  She brings to the ODN of New York her strong collaboration, facilitation and networking skills. 


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