2019 Board of Directors 


  Deb Howard

Deb has led a Level 1 Research University Training and Organizational Development organization and Organizational Development Division efforts for a Fortune 500 company.  She is also the Principal for Connect Solutions.

She has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of adult learning, experiential learning, leadership development and change management.  Deb has business experience in manufacturing, high tech, and higher education and has held various leadership and management roles in IT, Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness and Change Management.

Deb earned her B.B.A. in Management and an M.S. in Organizational Development and Change Management. Her professional certifications include Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Deb has served on the board of the New Mexico Association for Talent Development in various roles.  She has served on the board for American Business Women’s Association in various roles including Chapter President and has served as an HRMA Conference Committee chair. She is also member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


  Vice President of Communication

  Sara Sanasac

Sara Sanasac obtained her Master’s degree in 2016 from the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences program at the University of New Mexico.

She received her B.B.A. in Organizational Management from UNM in 2005. Sara has a diverse background working in performance improvement, organizational development, training, and instructional design.

Sara has worked with the Pueblo of Laguna, Lovelace Health Systems, U.S. Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Indian Health Services (IHS), and the Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM Resources).

She was on the team who was awarded the 2016 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Award of Excellence for Outstanding Human Performance Intervention for its customer experience project. She currently works for Presbyterian Healthcare Services as an Organizational Development Consultant.

Sara also facilitates for the National Issues Forums.


  Vice President of Programs

  Bill Meador

Bill Meador is currently an adjunct faculty member at Central New Mexico Community

College. He teaches U.S. History both online and on-ground.

Bill moved to Albuquerque in 2001 after more than 24 years in the U.S. Air Force. 

He’s a graduate of the Master’s track of the Organizational Learning and Instructional

Technologies (OLIT) program at The University of New Mexico. 

Bill is also a board member with TEDxABQ, an independently organized TED

event, and he has been a volunteer with TEDxABQ since 2011. 




  Vice President of Membership

  Laura Suazo

Laura is a CAD Specialist in the Advanced Technologies support group at Bohannan Huston, with over 29 years of support experience in virtually every aspect of land development, engineering and surveying consulting. 

Laura earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Technology and Training from University New Mexico, and holds an AAS in Computer Aided Drafting. 
Laura leads the BH CAD Users Group and is an active member and officer of Journal Center Toastmasters.  In addition to her responsibilities for Help Desk support to the BHI technical staff, CAD standards implementation, data management, and production workflows for CAD and GIS applications,

Laura is the technical lead for the BH Institute, Bohannan Huston’s internal workforce development initiative, and coordinates all aspects of technical learning solutions for the BH technical staff.




  Vice President of Technology
  Ryan M. Baltunis

Ryan Baltunis is an accomplished Instructional Designer and experienced educator with an array of skills technology, curriculum design, eLearning, consultation, and customer service. He has a masters degree in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences through the University of New mexico. 

    Vice President of 
  Social Media
  Greg Casaus

Greg Casaus brings over 20 years of experience in many facets of change and transition management, training and organizational development. He has worked in manufacturing, higher education, and healthcare, and has just embarked upon a new path in software implementation consulting. 

A native New Mexican, Greg demonstrates a passion for servicing and supporting his community, having served on numerous school district committees and judging science fairs at local elementary, middle, and high schools.

Greg earned his Associates degree in engineering from UNM, his BS in business management from University of Phoenix, and his MA in Organizational Design and Effectiveness from the Fielding Graduate Institute.

  Vice President of 

  Charles Hinson


As a seasoned Learning, Performance and Organizational Development leader, Charles’ diverse background includes more than 20 years experience as a global learning and development executive, IT QA/Testing manager, business technology consultant, instructional designer, instructor, and facilitator.

As Global Head of Training for a leading financial services firm in New York, he built the learning infrastructure for and led a team of learning & development professionals responsible for global deployment of learning initiatives.

Prior to that, he led the IT QA/Testing Team at a major insurance carrier managing quality assurance and testing across multiple software applications.

Currently, he is Organizational & Professional Development Specialist at University of New Mexico Hospitals aligned with patient safety and quality of care initiatives.

Charles has a B.S. in Business Management, a M.A in Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences (OILS) from the University of New Mexico, and a certificate in Adult Learning from Teacher’s College, Columbia University of New York. 

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