Scott Spethman, President
Scott is a Client Services Leader, Key Accounts with GP Strategies Corporation. His professional role includes expanding relationships with new and existing customers, overseeing account operations, workstream management, and supporting global client initiatives. Scott has a passion for helping organizations achieve key initiatives with innovative, impactful, and insightful approaches. His industry experience includes Professional and Technical Skills Development, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, SaaS, and Professional Services with Global Corporations across Financial Services, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Technology industries.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys golfing, motorcycling, cooking, reading, and spoiling his niece and nephews as much as possible.
Janna Dorman, Vice President
Janna Dorman is a team leader of instructional designers at Allina Health. The team helps create eLearning, instructor-led, and just-in-time training for the entire organization.
She loves learning new skills, techniques, and topics, which is probably why she loves learning and development! She is especially interested in content management strategies and writing content for reuse. In her free time, you can find her with her two corgis or at a restaurant, trying new food.
Laura Nedved, PAST President
Laura has been a PACT member for over a decade and has worked in Learning & Development for over 20 years. In her role as a Learning and Development Consultant with Mind the Performance Gap, LLC, she designs and develops learning and performance improvement solutions for global organizations across a broad range of industries. She is PMP certified through the Project Management Institute, CPLP certified through the Association for Talent Development, and a member of MnISPI and UXPA-MN. She is also a board member emeritus of UXPA-MN.
Laura is passionate about process and performance improvement, always looking for ways to use technology as a force for good. In her leisure time, she explores new technologies, her love of fitness, and a recently-acquired (and sometimes explosive) curiosity around the art of brewing kombucha.
RORIE ANDERS, Communications Chair
Rorie is a new-ish member of PACT with a diverse background in psychology, social work, and technical communication. She currently works as a Technical Writer and Illustrator for Legrand AV designing manuals for SANUS and Echogear products. Rorie has worked with PACT as the Social Media Volunteer and is excited to continue her involvement as a board member.
Rorie received her BA in Psychology from St. Olaf College, has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and has a certificate in Instructional Design for eLearning from the University of Minnesota. Always the avid learner, Rorie is now working towards a Master of Science in Scientific and Technical Communication from the University of Minnesota. Outside of school and work, she loves to read and cook Korean food.
Nicole Mccoy, Vice Communications Chair
Nicole is a new PACT member and is excited to connect with other PACT members, learn more about a non-profit organization, and practice her communication skills as Vice Communications Chair. Nicole is currently a student at the University of Minnesota, finishing her Graduate Certificate in Technical Communication this August.
She is also currently a Tech Communications Intern at Jamf and her side hustle is freelance and contract photography .
Nicole is new to the Tech Comm field, so is excited to learn more about the many opportunities and future paths that she may be able to take. Outside of work you can usually find Nicole doing an array of outdoor activities, and spending time with her significant
Kate Hoelscher, Membership Chair
Kate was invited to join PACT in 2015 by a current member. She very quickly learned how strong connections in the PACT community are, which compelled her to join the board to support growing the PACT membership. As a remote Learning and Development Consultant for Sun Life, Kate focuses on maximizing education, engagement, and effectiveness of top talent teams through the innovation and implementation of learning and development programs.
Kate developed and launched the Blue Cross Beyond the Ribbon program, served as coordinator, and led a cross-functional team to extend community leadership supporting veterans, service members, and their families. She also reignited her city’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program by delivering strategic leadership resulting in a sustainable 501(c)3 organization.
Asha Mohamud, Vice Membership Chair
Asha is a new member of PACT and recently joined Fredrickson Learning as an Instructional Designer/ E-Learning Developer. In this role, she creates custom learning experiences that achieve business results on a team of talented designers/developers. Asha is passionate about inclusion within the field of Learning & Development and advocates for diverse learners. She holds a bachelor’s degree in technical communications from the University of Minnesota with an emphasis in design.
In her free time, Asha enjoys traveling, listening to music, and visiting dark sites to stargaze.
STACY SALINAS, Program Chair
Stacy is a new member to PACT, recently joining this year, and is an instructional designer and eLearning Coordinator at Hormel Foods Corporation. Stacy has a passion to create learning that inspires. Using creative and strategic thinking, she has a knack for developing training that is on brand and connects employees with the overall persona, value, and key messages that keeps them truly engaged and passionate about the work they are doing today and inspires them for the work they will be doing in the future. She holds a bachelor’s in business from Bethel University and specializes in adult-learning theories, content management, talent development strategies, sales enablement, user engagement, and the digital experience.
In her spare time, she is an advocate for many youth organizations in her community, holds positions on the Blooming Prairie Education Foundation Fundraising Committee, is the President of the Board for the Blooming Prairie Youth Club, and has an extreme passion for developing our youth and empowering them for their future.
Heidi Gordon, Vice Program Chair
Heidi Gordon is a new PACT member and is excited to learn from the professionals and presenters at each meeting.
She is currently an Instructional Designer for Children Story Time, a start up ed-tech company. Heidi has a degree in Music Education and a background in teaching and management. She has led the professional development programs for large and small organizations; updating onboarding, compliance, and upskilling trainings.
For six years, Heidi chaired the Conference Planning Committee for a state-wide child care association, evaluating and recruiting keynote speakers and workshop presenters for over 60 sessions during a two-day conference each year.
Outside of work, Heidi enjoys reading, knitting, and walking her dog, Casper.
Heidi Fuller, Career Enhancement Chair
Heidi Fuller is currently the Learning and Development Manager for Elior North America, a $1.4 billion dollar food service management company. Heidi oversees the corporate learning and development strategy and execution across seven business units for 15,000 employees throughout the United States.
As a new member, Heidi was invited to join the PACT Board in April 2021. Previously, she served on the board for MNODN developing their first mentorship program for members. She was also an active member of ATD and MNISPI.
Heidi has over eight years years experience in instructional design, adult learning theory, learning management systems, facilitation, and evaluation methods. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology.
In her spare time, Heidi enjoys playing guitar, writing poetry, reading, and working in her garden.
Steve Adrian, Technology Chair
Steve has had a passion for life long learning. He is a Digital Content Manager with the Minnesota Department of Human Services and has worked in various industries in different communications, training and web development roles.
Steve is currently working on completing a special studies master’s degree from Saint Cloud State University in instructional design and communications. He has graduate degrees in Design for eLearning and Instructional Technology from Saint Cloud State University and is a Certified ScrumMaster.
In his free time, he enjoys gardening, hiking and photograph.
Brie Cohen Vlach, Vice Technology Chair
AMY WINKLER, Treasury Chair
Amy has worked as a consultant for over 20 years. She is co-founder of Alva Consulting, Inc., a company that provides consulting services to area organizations. Being a minimalist at heart, she is passionate about designing and developing performance improvement strategies with a special focus on creating job aids and performance support solutions for organizations.
Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota – Mankato and her graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin – Stout. She is also a member of MNISPI. In her leisure time, she enjoys listening to podcasts and taking walks in the country with her husband and dog.
Walt jones, Vice Treasury Chair
Walt has over two decades of experience working on elearning, technical writing, user experience, and accessibility projects for Fredrickson Learning. He has previously served on the PACT board twice in the Treasury roles and before that in the Communications roles. Outside of work, he fills his time with car repair, home improvement, and outdoor activities (the first two seldom by choice).