Our executive team provides leadership to the organization and holds regular virtual meetings monthly. The team is composed of the President, VP of Programs, VP of Marketing & Communication, VP of Membership, VP of Technology / Web Administrator, Treasurer, and Secretary/Historian.
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Beth Melillo - President
Beth Melillo is a Program Manager for Business Change at National Grid, a large gas and electric utility provider in the Northeast US and United Kingdom. Her current focus is on change management, organizational development and team effectiveness. Throughout the last five years at National Grid she has been part of a number of strategic projects including: an enterprise-wide cultural transformation to become a more purpose-driven and results oriented organization, a values campaign, a US-wide push to increase individual development planning, and a shift to hybrid working for office-based employees. For several years she managed the global performance management process for six performance segments and 24,000+ colleagues. She is currently involved in increasing change readiness in the New York business unit as the organization shifts to becomes a more clean, fair, and affordable energy provider. She is a seasoned internal presenter and facilitator, having designed and led over 25 sessions focused on writing an effective personal development plan and more than a dozen team effectiveness sessions with senior leader groups. Prior to her role at National Grid, she was an HR generalist role at a construction subcontractor and performed a variety of tasks across the employee life cycle. She has also presented at SIOP on the topics of Hybrid Working (2022), DEI and Performance Management (2023), and Cultural Solutions for Retention (2023).
Beth holds an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Salem State University and is Prosci change-certified. She received a BA in English Language & Literature from Gordon College and began her career working with adults with developmental disability. Fun fact, one of the nudges for Beth toward pursuing a career in IO was taking the O*Net assessment and receiving the result that she should be an IO Psychologist.
Ryan McCreedy - VP of Programs
Ryan McCreedy is a Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant at Slalom Consulting where he specializes in bringing evidence-based approaches to talent and organizational development initiatives at Fortune 100 companies in the Boston area, as well as co-leading behavioral experiments with the Slalom HabLab, in partnership with the Wharton Neuroscience Initiative. Outside of consulting, Ryan actively conducts research on organizational behavior and psychology while assisting multiple graduate courses as a Teaching Fellow at Harvard Extension School. His interests in business and leadership are further exemplified by previously founding a start-up, serving as Program Chair & Lecturer with the Leadership Fairfax Emerging Leaders Institute, lecturing to GMU undergraduates and William & Mary MBA students, and his founding of the Harvard Extension Student Management and Finance Club.
Ryan holds a B.S. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from George Mason University, an A.L.M Degree in Management and Graduate Certificate in Organizational Behavior from Harvard Extension School, and is currently a doctoral candidate at William James College, concentrating on the intersection of neuroscience and organizational psychology in the Psy.D. of Leadership Psychology program.
Devin Stack - VP of Membership
Devin specializes in People Analytics and is interested in demonstrating ROI on organizational development programs. He holds a Master's Degree in I/O Psychology from University at Albany, SUNY. Currently, he works in BCG's People and Organization Practice, and supports initiatives such; as talent location strategies, multivariate survey analysis, and workforce skills planning. Previously, he has work experience as an outdoor education trainer and HRIS analyst.
Devin is new to the Boston Area and is always in need of recommendations! Running trails, unique grocery stores, and punk venues are preferred!
Jacquie Gordon - VP of Marketing & Communication
Jacquie was most recently a performance marketer at The Trade Desk, a high growth tech company, where she held a number of roles and led various strategic marketing initiatives. She built a new global function on the marketing team, managed all paid advertising (email, social, search) channels, and ran the corporate website. Prior to The Trade Desk, Jacquie spent two years in a rotational program at Burger King Corporation, where she held various roles across operations, finance, and marketing. Jacquie holds an undergraduate BSBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, in Marketing and Psychology.
Throughout her career, Jacque has navigated diverse organizational structures and cultures, leading cross-functional teams through change and uncertainty, and has had significant exposure to organizational ineffectiveness. These experiences, combined with her deep interest in individual and group motivation, have led her to pursue a master’s degree in I/O Psychology. She is currently a candidate for an A.L.M Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Harvard Extension School. While Jacquie completes her degree part-time, she is searching for her next opportunity in the I/O and consulting fields.
Jacquie is new to the Boston area and is excited to be a part of the BayState IO community. She is always open to restaurant recommendations, running routes, or fun happenings around Boston.
Ryan Stebbins - VP of Technology, Web Administrator
Ryan is a highly skilled Learning & Development professional with a broad background in Project and Change Management as well as Instructional Design. Alongside these skills he provides a psychology-centric model of Training with a focus on both individual learning and overall business outcomes.
Throughout his career, Ryan has worked and consulted through the company Intellezy with organizations such as National Grid and Eversource to design, develop, and deliver effective training and change programs enhancing employee skillsets and assisting with business acquisitions. Leading teams from 1 - 10 Ryan has organized and overseen the delivery of over 100 virtual and live training sessions, as well as the creation and review of over 50 reference guides, demo videos, and full eLearning courses.
Additionally, Ryan has managed the organization, launch, and implementation of Content Management Systems (CRMs) such as Seismic and assisted in the selection and acquisition of various Learning Management Systems (LMS). Ryan also brings extensive experience in a variety of technical programs for eLearning development such as Camtasia, Articulate 360, Rise 360, and iorad as well as advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office and G Suite.
Ryan received his Masters in Industrial / Organizational Psychology from Salem State University and his Bachelors in Psychology from Umass Amherst.