The SIOP staff works remotely. Our general business hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. We look forward to hearing from you!
Address (for postal mail only): 470 W. Broad St. #1164, Columbus, OH 43215
General email: SIOP@siop.org
Address (for postal mail only): P.O. Box 1223, Drayton, SC 29333
General email: SIOPFoundation@siop.org
David Feldner, CAE, Chief Executive Officer
David has been managing non-profit medical, trade and professional associations for 25+ years with expertise in non-profit governance, contract management, strategic planning, budgeting, etc. He became a Certified Association Executive (CAE) in 2003 and is a former Chair of the Wisconsin Society of Association Executives (WSAE). Prior to arriving at SIOP, David worked for organizations including the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), Emissions Marketing Association (EMA), the Milwaukee Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT). David will be working principally with the SIOP Executive Board on achieving the goals of the strategic plan.
David and his wife Meira live in Versailles, Kentucky with their dogs Sophie and Marvin. David enjoys going to the gym, playing tennis, and following his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Email David here.
Jenny Baker, Sr. Manager, Publications and Events
With over 20 years of experience with SIOP, Jen has aptly curated her skillset to meet the needs of the membership. A degree in Scientific and Technical Communication from Bowling Green State University provided the perfect starting point for a career revolving around scholarly writing and research papers. She is responsible for preparing SIOP’s various publications and programs, including The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist (TIP) and SIOP’s premier Industrial-Organizational Psychology (IOP) journal.
Jen also plays a key role in planning SIOP events, particularly the Leading Edge Consortium (LEC). She ensures that hotel logistics are on point, speaker needs are met, and all attendee resources are interesting and available to make the LEC engaging and enjoyable. For the SIOP Annual Conference, she dedicates her time and proofreading mastery to designing the SIOP Salutes brochure, which gives recognition to the SIOP Award Winners each year. For both of these key SIOP events, Jen is responsible for creating the program of events and the signage used onsite to ensure attendees can find their way through the venue.
Jen has led several initiatives during her time at SIOP, from the logistical challenge of moving the physical office to the planning and execution of the Corporate Social Responsibility Summit, as well as overseeing the first virtual LEC. She has also served as an informal mentor to new staffers who appreciate her organizational memory and willingness to serve in an educational capacity.
In addition to being a dedicated and reliable employee, Jen is an excellent problem solver, often presenting ideas that lead to process innovations. A lifelong learner, she has the ability to quickly adapt to changing office dynamics and processes, learning new skills and using new tools to advance the goals of SIOP.
Email Jenny here. Phone Ext. 106
Patty Bringolf, Accounting Specialist
Patty brings over 20 years of experience in non-profit programing and administration to her role as SIOP’s Accounting Specialist. With skills in grant writing, bookkeeping, and non-profit leadership she is excited to contribute to the SIOP team through managing accounts receivable, accounts payable, and financial reporting. Patty holds an education degree from Iowa State University and is proud to have served as an AmeriCorps VISTA site supervisor for more than 10 years. She plays the oboe and is the communication chair for the Sylvania Community Orchestra. She and her family are from northwest Ohio where you will often find her at one of the Toledo MetroParks or tutoring music students.
Connect with Patty on LinkedIn or send her an email.
Scott Case, Business Process Manager
Scott is the Business Process Manager. His responsibilities include configuration, use and troubleshooting of the NOAH association management software system. He also works closely with project owners to understand document business process and project requirements and offer solution options. He also provides support to assist users with installs, updates, and training on current/new application systems. This also includes the creation of documentation for all SIOP members. Prior to SIOP he spent over 20 years in higher education.
Email Scott here. Phone Ext. 105
Ariel Ellis, Web Manager
Ariel Ellis is a web designer with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, web design and development, and graphic design. She also has experience in Search Engine Optimization and web accessibility. Over the course of her career, she has worked in various industries ranging from education to automotive. While employed at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), she has received an AAF Toledo award for 3..2..1 Liftoff, an interactive article that highlights three BGSU students who currently work for NASA.
Career highlights include establishing an effective web accessibility strategy for BGSU that informed faculty and staff of the importance of web accessibility and actions that were being taken to improve the BGSU website’s overall accessibility. This was comprised of the creation of BGSU’s Web Accessibility and 508 Compliance micro-website as well as sending quarterly newsletters to employees. At Taylor Automotive, she managed eight websites that represented each of the dealership locations as well as the company's overall digital presence.
Ariel earned a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Technology, specializing in web design/development and photography, and a master’s degree in Instructional Design Technology from Bowling Green State University.
When it comes to SIOP, she is responsible for planning and integrating all activities related to web application design, development, and implementation. As well as serving as the “caretaker” for all content placed on the SIOP website.
You can find Ariel on LinkedIn or send her an email.
Heather Flattery, MPH, CHES®, Program Development Manager
Heather Flattery has an educational background with a Master’s and Bachelor’s degree in Public Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®). She has worked in the association and nonprofit management industry for 8 years, with additional experience in the for-profit sector in sales and marketing. Prior work experience also includes communications, sponsorship/fundraising, event coordination, membership development, community outreach and extensive program management. Heather will play a key role in supporting the Awards and Fellows programs in SIOP as well as continuing the support of the Diversifying I-O Psychology (DIP) Program for long term success.
Heather and her husband Jim live in Northern Virginia with their rescue pup, Chibs, and daughter, Sloane. Heather enjoys sewing crafts, traveling, cooking, listening to podcasts and great vacations near bodies of water. She also strongly advocates for programs developing young women and girls.
Connect with Heather on LinkedIn today! Or send her an email.
Robin Ganzel, Member Relations Specialist
Robin brings over 20 years of experience spanning over various industries, such as education and social services. In her previous role as Data and Technology Manager with Mobile Meals of Toledo, Robin acquired a multifaceted skillset that includes client data administration, project management, and event planning. Additionally, Robin researched, secured, and implemented the database software used in her previous role, making her an asset as SIOP adapts to its ever-evolving technology needs.
Robin utilizes her demonstrated history of excellent customer service as SIOP’s Member Relations Specialist. Highly resourceful and efficient, she is the main point of contact for internal and external SIOP stakeholders. She facilitates the full membership experience, from processing membership application to familiarizing current members with their benefits. She ensures SIOP’s data is accurate through several methods, supplying SIOP with precise membership analytics.
Robin and her husband Luke live in NW Ohio with their two children, Elayna and Noah. In her free time, she enjoys crafting, gardening and spending time with her family.
Email Robin here. Phone Ext.104
Michelle Goro, Membership Development Manager
Michelle is SIOP’s Membership Development Manager, bringing 15 years of Industrial-Organizational Psychology practical knowledge and experience working in small and large organizations to the role. A graduate from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, her first role working at a consultancy for the U.S. Air Force laid the foundation to develop item writing skills, preparing large datasets for analyses, and writing technical reports. Her near-decade working at Infor was spent conducting ROI studies on the Talent Science behavioral assessment product, where she eventually managed a team of data scientists, rounding out her time within Operations to refine business strategy, cross-functional teamwork, and Gainsight skills.
A member of SIOP since 2007, Michelle took the pathway to upgrade to Member in 2019. An Annual Conference reviewer since 2010, she sought a volunteer opportunity in 2018 and began to work within the Membership Committee, developing the Membership Analytics Subcommittee. Serving as the Membership Committee Chair and briefly as Chief of Staff, she is leveraging this organizational knowledge to support the society’s membership.
Michelle works from Thailand where she lives with her husband, Neil, two Alaskan Klee-Kai, Paws and Phillie, and their adopted stray cat Rong. Some of her passions include running, traveling, and volunteering at animal shelters.
Email Michelle here. Phone EXT. 112
Jamie Keblesh, Finance and Operations Director
Jamie Keblesh is SIOP’s Finance Manager and will be working on annual budgets, financial reports, and providing support to the Financial Officer and Portfolio Officers. She was previously with ProMedica Health System for six years in Managed Care. The majority of her work involved managing a PHO, Lenawee Clinical Partners, but was also involved with credentialing and contracting for the system. Jamie has her BA in psychology from BGSU and her MBA in finance from University of Toledo (Go Falcons!). She serves as a Board Member for The Avalon Foundation and is a Girls on the Run coach. Jamie has two amazing daughters, Brylee and Cameran. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, and having fun with her girls..
Email Jamie here. Phone Ext. 108
Larry Nader, IT Manager
Larry Nader is the IT Manager at SIOP. His responsibilities include database, network, computer, and software management, and helpdesk for SIOP members. He has been with SIOP since 1998. Prior to SIOP he owned and operated a radio station in California for 5 years and a printing/graphic design business for 10 years. He spent 2 years as a technical writer for the Microwave Instruments Division (MID) of Hewlett Packard (now called Keysight Technologies). He has a BA in Communications from the College of Wooster. He attained an FFC general operator’s license to be a radio station Chief Engineer. He has over 30 years of experience with computer technology.
Email Larry here. Phone Ext. 103
Susan K. Rogers, Business Development Manager
Susan Kesling Rogers is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with nearly 25 years of experience working for professional associations. Prior to SIOP, she worked in marketing and membership at the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Rogers began her career in the News & Information Office at Washington University in St. Louis, where she won the "Newsweek Award for Excellence in Newswriting" from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). She also received a CASE Recognition Award for Internal Periodical Publishing. She moved to Ann Arbor, MI, to serve as Assistant Director of Marketing of the Executive Education Program at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Rogers prides herself on having used her writing and marketing skills in a variety of industries, including computer services (The Genix Group), an advertising agency (The Agency & Partners), and two manufacturing companies (Horizon Enterprises and the Ford Motor Company).
Rogers served on the board of directors of the Detroit Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for many years and was chapter president in 2001-2002. She was accredited by IABC in 2004 and later served for three years on IABC's International Accreditation Board. Rogers has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) since college and was accredited by PRSA in 1998. She has also been a member at times of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the International Exhibitors Association (IEMA), and the American Marketing Association (AMA). Rogers earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Central Michigan University and a Certificate in Interactive Marketing from Walsh College. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She manages SIOP's partner program (exhibits, sponsorships, advertising) and oversees the continuing education process.
Email Susan here. Phone Ext. 107
Amber Stark, Marketing and Communications Manager
Amber Stark is an award-winning marketing and communications professional with more than 20 years' progressive experience managing marketing and internal communications for corporate, higher education, and non-profit organizations. In addition to receiving several Gannett awards for news reporting and feature writing, she has received a national Gold award from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations for internal communications and an Emmy for the BGSU ALICE Training video. Career highlights include managing regional media relations for the movie, "The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio," which starred Woody Harrelson and Julianne Moore, and managing communications for the Toledo Waterways Initiative, a $521 million program to prevent overflow into local waterways.
Professional interests include crisis communication, branding, and creative team leadership. She currently serves on the Pemberville Public Libraries Board of Trustees and was a member of the 2020 Bowling Green State University Leadership Academy. She is a former member of the Inspirations Early Learning Center Board of Directors and a former volunteer for Read for Literacy.
Amber earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree in marketing and communications from Franklin University, where she was a 2015 Franklin University Leaders Scholar; her thesis was on corporate social responsibility. Amber's SIOP responsibilities include media relations, social media and the Source.
You can find Amber on LinkedIn or email her here.
Michelle Zavaleta, Communications and Governance Specialist
Michelle Zavaleta brings more than 8 years' experience in marketing and communications to the SIOP team, having held positions at the Ohio Department of Transportation and ProMedica, a mission-based, not-for-profit integrated healthcare organization serving communities in 30 states. This career history exclusively with wide-reaching, non-profit industries has helped her developed specialized technical and creative writing skills for communicating to related audiences.
She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Relational Communication, focusing specifically on the influence personal connections have on the choices people make. During her time at Bowling Green State University, she conducted numerous independent research studies on topics such as technology and its impact on relationships, technology use among different age groups, and how interoffice communication methods impact employee engagement.
Results-oriented and highly adaptable, Michelle is a knowledgeable and strategic partner in public relations, communications, marketing, social media, and event planning. Her SIOP responsibilities include creating and implementing communication and marketing plans and coordinating committee governance.
You can find Michelle on LinkedIn or email her here. Phone Ext. 100