Board of Directors

President - Julie Ashbaugh 

Julie has been a member of North LA ATD for 7 years. She is employed at Citizens National Bank as the Corporate Training Officer. She has many years of experience after working in Training and Development for 12 years at Barksdale Federal Credit Union. Julie was the recipient of the Professional Trainer of the Year award in 2015. She is currently in school working toward her degree in Business Administration.

Past-President - Bonnie Dubin

Bonnie Dubin has been a member of ATD and the National Speakers Association for 20+ years. Her expertise in Leadership and Team Building Skills has made her a sought after presenter by many companies. She is currently the Team Development Manager for Willis-Knighton Health System, as well as owner of Motivate Me, Inc. Bonnie is married to Stuart Dubin and has three grown children and three grandchildren.


President-Elect - Chere Bearden

Chere Bearden has been a member of the North La ATD for the past 3 years.  She is the Branch Manager for the Shreveport office of AppleOne Employment Services.  From a hiring standpoint, she understands the challenges of HR managers to find and retain excellent talent that will work well within their current dynamics.    In working with job seekers, she will formulate a personalized plan for navigating the ever changing hiring process, as well as resume and interview tips.    Chere holds a Bachelor’s Degree from LSUS and is active in volunteer outreach throughout the Shreveport Bossier area.   

Treasurer - Sandy Cimino

Secretary - Angela Lehr 

Programs Chair - Steven Lyles       

Membership Director - Embriell "Bree" Cummings

  Social Media - Kierstin Whitten

Kierstin Whitten runs the online education system for Willis-Knighton. She has a passion for training and loves to see employees develop and continue to grow in the special education and competencies required of healthcare professionals.  After attending three years of college at LSU-Shreveport for her Secondary Education degree in English, she began her career at Willis-Knighton working in Community Education. She is now pursuing her Marketing Degree and plans to get her Masters in Health Care Administration.  
 Member At Large - Krysta Cyr

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