Advancing the Field of Change Management in Ohio
Dion Charles, Program Chair
Dion Charles is a Director of Change Management supporting Rightpoint's change management capability growth while providing thought leadership and change expertise on client engagements. He brings 15 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.
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, Communication Chair
The J.M. Smucker Company
Tina is a skilled communications expert with over three decades of experience across a variety of disciplines, evolving into her current 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 both current and future partners, members and fellow change practitioners and enabling meaningful dialogue across the chapter’s communication platforms.
Melissa Opasic Membership Chair
Change 4 Growth Consulting
Melissa Opasic is a people-centric leader, an advocate who ignites greatness in others while promoting positivity and awareness during times of change. She received her Prosci Certification in 2017 and has worked on a variety of product, technology, and culture change initiatives. Melissa became a Certified Professional Coach in 2020 and recently launched her coaching business, Sweet Honeybee Life Coaching + Consulting, to support individuals and companies going through personal and professional change.
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 this area 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 volunteered to serve on the ACMP Global Speaker Committee for Change 2020. In addition to his duties as Secretary of the ACMP Ohio Board of Directors, Ron continues to serve on the ACMP Global Speaker Committee. Though relatively new to change management, he has been involved in a number of previous people-centric change efforts including new leader orientation and a university-wide cultural transformation team.
Sue Dolloff, CCMP, President and Founding Member, ACMP Ohio
Independent Change Practitioner
Sue's passion for well-executed change comes from many years of working as a project manager and a leader of change initiatives. She thrives on creativity and effective change leadership! Her vision for the ACMP Ohio Chapter is a vibrant community of practice, a welcoming place where change leaders and practitioners come together to explore ideas and solutions to the challenges we all face.
Stephanie R. Bell, Membership Chair
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 Prosi certified, and above all, a proud ACMP Ohio Chapter member.
Lori LaBeau Sponsorship Chair
Lori LaBeau is a Senior Organizational Change Leader 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, Vice President
James Gerhard is an Organizational Change Management Leader at Nationwide in Columbus, OH. 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 Ohio has prepared him to continue sharing his passion through the industry. He looks forward to collaborating with those sharing this passion through the ACMP.