Dion Charles, Founder
Sterling Advisory Services
Dion Charles is the founder of Sterling Advisory Services, an organizational change management and project management consulting services practice. He brings 18 years of consulting expertise partnering with clients to clarify business challenges and effectively deliver outcomes that result in organizational engagement and adoption of transformational solutions.Dion’s client engagements span a range of industries including food service, higher education, state and local government, retail, energy, finance, manufacturing and professional services. His professional designations include Project Management Professional (PMP), PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified ScrumMaster, Prosci Certified Practitioner and (former) Prosci Certified Advanced Instructor.
Cristin Chao, Vice President, CCMP™
Cristin is currently an Advisor of Change Management at OhioHeath and has worked on change management projects for a variety of organizations including The Wendy’s Company, Nationwide, the United States Air Force and the Defense Financial and Accounting Service (DFAS). She enjoys learning new and innovative ways of solving problems and is happiest when she’s helping to solve big problems that often come about with change. Cristin also serves on ACMP Global's Qualified Education Provider (QEP) Committee and is a facilitator for the online global community, ACMP Connect.
Leontine Synor, Treasurer
Leontine is a senior consultant with more than 10 years’ experience as a OCM practitioner in local and state government, pharmaceuticals, and automotive manufacturing. Leontine believes that change can happen successfully when there is time allotted, transparency and then Change can be both professionally and personally beneficial. She is most passioned about engagement with the people impacted by the change. In addition to OCM Leontine has served as President, VP, and Finance committee chair for the East Cleveland Public Library, VP and committee member for the LMM 2100 men’s shelter and in Volunteers for Cleveland. She is also Prosci® certified.
TIna Neer, Marketing & Communications Director
The J.M. Smucker Company (Retired)
Tina is a skilled communications expert with over three decades of experience across a variety of disciplines, evolving into a concentrated focus on influencing and driving organization change through strategic communications. To round out her practical experience, she completed the New Change Equation Executive Education Program course at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management in 2018 and received her Prosci Certification in 2020. She's passionate about helping to drive awareness of all that ACMP Ohio offers to both current and future partners, members and fellow change practitioners and enabling meaningful dialogue across the chapter’s communication platforms.
Natalie Bullock, Membership Director
Natalie began her professional career as a secondary school English teacher both stateside and overseas. In 2015 she shifted direction, returned to school for her MBA, and since then, has been based out of Cincinnati working as a people and change consultant with Centric Consulting. Her passion is helping individuals and organizations see their potential and bridge the gap from where they are to where they desire to be.
She looks forward to building awareness around resources and events that can enrich our members’ careers and ACMP experience and working to connect like-minded members both within our chapter and across others to help build meaningful, supportive relationships.
The ACMP Ohio Board of Directors is elected by the paid members of ACMP who have designated Ohio as their Primary Chapter with the global organization. Elections are held for half of the board positions each year in September, for a two-year term beginning October 1.
Ron Kibbe, Secretary
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ron brings 20+ years of IT experience with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to the field of change management. Specific focus in OCM started when he was asked to lead a change management initiative for Wexner Medical Center in March 2019. Shortly after, he joined ACMP, pursued his Prosci Change Management certification and began volunteering with ACMP Global on both the Content Advisory Board and the annual conference Speaker Committee. Ron is in his second term in office as the Secretary of ACMP Ohio. Though still relatively new to organizational change management, he has been involved in several previous people-centric change efforts including OSUWMC new leader orientation and a university-wide cultural transformation effort.
Stephanie R. Bell, Membership Director
Stephanie is a strategic, collaborative, and versatile change manager with a combination of 15+ years of project, change management, and leadership experience. Stephanie’s change management style of “coach” allows her to use her strengths of encouragement, positivity, and support to help champion organizations through a wide variety of transformations. Stephanie started with ACMP as a volunteer and is now a board member focused on cultivating new ways of sparking volunteer interest among all diversity groups, keeping volunteers engaged, and helping prepare the next round of ACMP Ohio Board members. Stephanie holds an undergraduate degree in Criminology (Sociology), a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership with advanced studies in change management, is Prosci certified, and above all, a proud ACMP Ohio Chapter member.
The themes below describe the ways in which the ACMP Ohio Board of Directors work together to fulfill our mission and serve our members.
Lori LaBeau Sponsorship Director
Lori LaBeau is Director of Organizational Change within Global Technology at ADM. Lori’s career started in project and portfolio management, but her passion and drive is in helping organizations navigate transformational change. Lori’s certifications include - Organizational Change with both PROSCI and Change Guides, PMP with Project Management Institute, and is working on her goal to get her CCMP.
Lori has succeeded in many diverse industries, including Banking, Medical Device, Human Nutrition, Agricultural, Automotive, and CPG. She has taken her natural ability to “connect the dots” of strategy to tactical actions. She focuses her time working with executives and leaders to ensure changes are sponsored, supported, and successful.
James Gerhard, President, CCMP™
James Gerhard is a Change Enablement Leader on Allstate's Corporate Business Transformation Team. He is a continuously improving business leader and problem solver, who collaborates, influences and takes timely action to provide creative, valuable and practical solutions that delight customers, engage associates and grow businesses. From building organizational change strategy through executing upon adoption plans, his passion for including the hearts and minds of people is top priority. Working with many of the largest companies in most of the largest cities in the country has prepared him to continue sharing his passion through the industry. He looks forward to collaborating with those sharing this passion through the ACMP.
Advancing the Field of Change Management in Ohio (and beyond)