Meet the Learning and Organizational Development Team
Learning and Organizational Development Leadership
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Joni joined OHSU in 2007 and has since held a variety of HR leadership roles in labor and employee relations, benefits, talent management, and learning and organizational development. Prior to joining OHSU, she spent over ten years working in labor and employee relations at the University of Illinois. She holds two masters' degrees from U of I; one in labor and industrial relations and a second in organizational communication with a specialization in leadership and organizational development. Joni has had the privilege of leading or sponsoring multiple organizational initiatives that have been instrumental in furthering OHSU's learning and development culture.
Manager, Learning and Leadership Development
Signe joined OHSU in 2013 and has been working in the training and development field in higher education, nonprofit and national service settings since 2005. Signe has a Master’s degree in Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education and a certificate in Intercultural Training and Development through Portland State University. At OHSU, Signe has worked with hundreds of managers to support leadership development and employee engagement initiatives. She currently manages New Employee Orientation (NEO), the Career and Workplace Enhancement (CWE) Center, Leadership Development, and Compass Team.
Career and Workplace Enhancement (CWE) Center
Molly Clasen, Senior Program and Outreach Coordinator
Since 2017, Molly has supported the development and effectiveness of the CWE Center's diverse programming. Her responsibilities include managing communications and outreach, leading projects with key stakeholders and overseeing the team's metrics. Molly is committed to building partnerships across OHSU in order to help employees achieve their professional development goals. Outside of work, Molly's interests include reading old books, drawing new pictures and hiking around Oregon.
Bennett Do, Administrative Coordinator
Bennett Do has been an administrative coordinator at the CWE Center since 2016. A strong believer in fostering fun within the team, Bennett supports the CWE Center by creating opportunities for engagement while ensuring business needs are met. Bennett also helps employees explore the CWE Center's resources so they can better themselves. Born and raised in Portland, Bennett is always looking for a doughnut to try.
Maighie Fitzgerald, Senior Trainer
Maighie joined OHSU in September 2011. She facilitates a variety of the CWE Center's general-learning opportunities, including the Emerging Leader Certificate Series. Maighie hopes to provide employees with skills that are practical and applicable in the workplace. Maighie holds an Ed.M. in Organizational and Human Resource Education from Oregon State University and a B.A. in Organizational Communications from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Maighie enjoys exploring Oregon geography, eating tasty food and relaxing with friends and family.
Mary Lind, Conflict Management Specialist
Mary joined OHSU in December 2012. She offers a three-part Conflict Management Certificate Series and supports a team of professionally trained conflict coaches. Her classes and one-on-one coaching assist employees in addressing the challenges we all face as we work closely with others. Mary has taught and practiced conflict resolution in a variety of government, community and university settings, both locally and internationally. She holds two master's degrees: one in adult learning/conflict resolution from Portland State University; the other in peace education from the United Nations-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica. She believes that conflict is a normal, inevitable and potentially constructive aspect of human interaction, resulting from differences that both challenge and enrich us. Mary is a fan of dinner parties, live storytelling and reading memoirs. She is also relishing the fun, challenging and deepening aspects of life with a young son.
Christine Lundeen, Career Development Specialist
Christine joined the CWE Center team in 2014. She provides career development programming, classes and career counseling with the goal of promoting an environment of career satisfaction and growth. Christine finds meaning in helping people identify their strengths, skills, interests and values and how those translate into a satisfying career path. In addition to supporting individuals, she is also enthusiastic about working on organization wide initiatives that increase work engagement. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds a master's degree in counseling from the University of Cincinnati and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Linfield College.
Iaen Nylund, Senior Trainer
Iaen joined OHSU in 2012. He holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration with a focus on special population outreach from SUNY University at Buffalo and a B.A. in English Literature and Women and Gender Studies from St. John Fisher College. He facilitates the project management series, computer skills classes and other strategy driven learning opportunities that improve workplace confidence and performance.
Rebecca Saunders, Workplace Education Specialist
Rebecca has held a variety administrative positions at OHSU since 2001. Making use of the employee tuition benefit, she earned a Master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Portland State University while working full-time. She facilitates Workplace English classes and Adult Basic Education programs for frontline workers. She is passionate about helping a diverse group of employees develop language, literacy and computer skills that will allow them to reach their personal and career goals. Rebecca enjoys traveling the world and learning about different cultures. Closer to home, she enjoys organic gardening, modern quilting and riding her bike when it's not raining.
Bernie Delaney, Human Resources Information Systems Analyst
Bernie began her career at OHSU in 2006 while completing her Bachelors of Science degree in Health Studies at Portland State University. She has had the opportunity to meet and work with many amazing employees, students and volunteers through the various roles she's held; managing the employee recognition program, facilitating New Employee Orientation and special employee engagement projects such as the annual Take Your Child to Work Day. In her current role, as part of the Compass Support Team, Bernie is genuinely motivated to provide our colleagues with the tools, resources and support they need to be successful in the workplace using our Learning Management System (Compass).
Armando Luna, Senior Human Resources Systems Administrator
Armando has been employed at OHSU since 1996 and has held multiple positions in ITG, Organizational Effectiveness and Human Resources. He currently works on the Compass Support team, and a typical day finds him administering the Compass Learning Management system by assisting users with training issues, creating and running training reports, developing online learning content and generally helping people at OHSU create and track training.
Dahir Dahir, Career Advancement Advocate
Dahir joined OHSU in 2008 and has since held variety of different positions with Hospital Transportation, Trauma and Surgical ICU and Human Resource Talent Acquisition. He currently works with the Leadership & Development team as a Career Advancement Advocate. Dahir relishes the opportunity in supporting people discover career possibilities. He is motivated in his current role in helping create a mentorship program for OHSU’s Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. Along with helping establishing career pathways into Leadership roles.
Anna Heinrich, Learning and Development Specialist
Anna joined OHSU in 2016 and brings over 20 years of experience in facilitating, designing and managing training programs. She has taught and created classes in various topics including leadership, community health, and virtual teams. Anna has her Master’s in Adult Education and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance. When she is not hanging out with her family, playing games or cooking, you can find Anna facilitating New Manager Leadership Essentials, Leadership Foundations Program or other leadership programs.
Kristin Holmberg, Learning and Development Specialist
Kristin joined OHSU in 2019 after 20 plus years working at colleges and universities. During that time, much of her focus was on presenting leadership topics to help individuals and groups work together more successfully. She believes that we are all on a leadership development journey and that learning about ourselves and others can make us all more successful. She has an MS in Student Affairs in Higher Education. Kristin is enjoying her work with New Manager Leadership Essentials, the Leader Mentoring Program, and Nuts-N-Bolts workshops.
Katy Fonner, Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Katy joined OHSU in 2016. Previously a tenured professor, Katy brings over 10 years of experience as an organizational effectiveness researcher and educator. Katy holds a PhD in Organizational Communication from Northwestern University, and is passionate about employee well-being, empowerment, and innovative approaches to work. At OHSU, Katy works with teams to identify and implement strategies to increase individual and organizational effectiveness and employee engagement.
Emma Pelzner, Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Emma has over a decade of experience working with nonprofits, for-profits and government groups to help them strengthen their leadership, develop their staff and build robust, strategic organizations. She joined OHSU in August 2016 and works primarily with the Knight Cancer Institute’s leaders and teams to create positive organizational change. Her days include coaching, training and tackling impossible questions about institutional culture. Emma holds a BA and an MBA from Yale University. Formerly a cheese maker, Emma now enjoys introducing her young son to her favorite pastimes of hiking, eating and reading.