PADLA Board of Directors (updating)

President: Stephen G. Hart - The Professional Development Group

Steve is an Executive Coach with The Professional Development Group, LLC, coaching inspiring leaders, developing high performing teams, and creating great places to work. Steve served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, where he steered strategic talent management, HRIS and Analytics, Diversity and Inclusion, Recruiting, and Employee Relations. Throughout his tenure, Steve led numerous initiatives in organizational effectiveness, culture, and change, both in the Philadelphia Bank as well as across the Federal Reserve System. Steve earned a M.S. in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a graduate of the University of Durham, England and LaSalle University, Philadelphia, and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Steve is a published singer and songwriter and leads his own acoustic band, HMS. Steve is one of the founding members of The PADLA.

Vice President: Dominique Kliger - Director of Online Learning, College of Science and Technology, Temple University

Director of Technology: Rodney Murray - University of the Sciences and Technology 

Treasurer: Brian McCauley

At-Large Board Member: Douglas J. Koch, EdD - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Doug started working at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and has been involved in educational technology since 2011.  While at PCOM, he lead the evaluation and implementation of systems such as Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Collaborate, ExamSoft, and i<Clickers.  Research projects  include the evaluation of how medical students break bad news, end of life issues, and how simulation influences professional competency outcomes.  Professional interests include higher education, adult and online learning, medical education, educational and Instructional technologies, and exploring teaching strategies that better meet the needs of students.  He also serves as the Chair of the LGBTQIA Council and the Co-Chair of the Wellness Activities Committee at PCOM. Doug earned a BS in Chemical Biology from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Masters in Medical Biochemistry from Hahnemann University, a Masters Certificate in Instructional Technology Management from La Salle University, and an EdD in Educational Technology Leadership from New Jersey City University.

At-Large Board Member: Liz Zinbarg Nover, Senior Instructional Designer, Einstein Healthcare Network

I am a lifelong educator who transitioned from the field of Jewish Education into Workplace Learning and Instructional Design. I have worked on projects for clients in diverse industries ranging from the US Navy to Outdoor Advertising, Pharma, and Health Insurance. In 2019 I joined the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network as a Senior Instructional Designer. I design and advise on courses for learners throughout the Network and advise on decisions about learning strategy and policy. I’m a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (BA) and the Jewish Theological Seminary Of America (MA), and hold a Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology Management from La Salle University.

At-Large Board Member: Tonya Bennett, Director of Educational Technology, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

I am an extremely poised and energetic Professional with over 11 years of experience in Higher Education at the University of Pennsylvania. I specialize in Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Educational Technologies.  At PennVet I provide support and training for Canvas, E*Value, Qualtrics, Panopto, PollEverywhere, Respondus LockDown Browser, and more technologies to come. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Development from Rosemont College, and a Masters in Liberal Arts, from the University of Pennsylvania. I'm currently enrolled in the Master in Law program at Penn Law.

At-Large Board Member: Susan Darlington, Director of Online Learning - Gwynedd Mercy University

Susan is the Director of Online Learning at Gwynedd Mercy University where she provides instructional technology leadership and support to faculty, particularly in the area of online learning where she continually searches for new technologies that will engage the online student.  She spent a number of years as a Senior Instructional Designer at Montgomery County Community College providing classroom technology support for faculty.  Her strong interest in Internet2 led to her MAGPI Fellowship in 2010 and nomination to MCCC’s Innovation of the Year Award for her creation of the Virtual Education Collaboration. Prior to working in academia, Susan spent over 20 years in the business environment as a computer programmer, business analyst and, most recently, as an Instructional Designer for Ellucian. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business from Immaculata University and her master’s degree in Instructional Systems from Penn State, where she also earned a Web Graphics Design certificate. She recently earned her M.B.A. from Gwynedd Mercy University and is certified as both a Blackboard GUI  and SIS Integration Administrator.  Her speaking experience includes presentations at a variety of conferences including STEMtech, an international convening focused on increasing student access, success, and completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).



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