Executive Team

Our executive team provides leadership to the organization and holds regular virtual meetings monthly. The team is composed of the President, VP of Membership, VP of Programs, VP of Communication, Treasurer, and Secretary / Historian.

We are currently seeking a new Executive Team member for the

VP of Programs position (click the title to view a description and email baystateioinfo@gmail.com to learn more).

We welcome and value the contributions of our members including their time, feedback, ideas, and expertise - Have an idea? Send it here: Contact Us

Beth Melillo - President

Beth Melillo currently holds the role of Global Organizational Development Specialist at National Grid, supporting the business and HRBPs with resources related to organizational design and leadership.  She is also involved in a broader team with responsibility for embedding and delivering a differentiated employee value proposition.  Prior to her role at National Grid, she held an operational HR role at a construction subcontractor, and performed a variety of tasks across the employee life cycle - including everything from posting positions to exit interviews.  She also managed discrete projects toward improving company effectiveness including designing and establishing employee development plans, improving performance management, and developing a peer coaching pilot program.

 

Beth holds an MS in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Salem State University as well as a PHR certification.  She received a BA in English Language & Literature from Gordon College and began her career working with adults with developmental disabilities for six years.  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. 

Vicki Staebler Tardino, PhD - VP of Membership

Vicki is an organizational consultant, certified executive and leadership coach, and creator of Executive Success, a collection of development solutions for executives and high potential leaders.  She brings to her clients nearly two decades of experience designing and implementing systems and processes to identify and develop leadership talent and to improve the effectiveness of individuals and work groups. Coaching leaders and teams to higher performance has been a consistent thread in this work; she has accumulated over 1350 hours in coaching individuals and teams. 

 

Vicki’s career has included applied research and organization leadership development roles across a mix of industries. She is an experienced executive leader, having had responsibility for enterprise-wide leadership and organization effectiveness and talent management processes for two organizations.  As an external consultant, Vicki has supported the goals of a variety of public, non-profit, and government organizations. Her specialties are organizational change, high-potential leader development, experience-based leadership development, executive presence, and leader transitions. 

 

In addition to her consulting and coaching, Vicki has taught original coursework in organization development and assessment in the Organizational Leadership and Development masters program at Maryville University.

Vicki earned a Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology with distinction from Saint Louis University, a MA in Applied Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, a BA in Psychology from University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and a Graduate Certificate in Executive and Professional Coaching from University of Texas-Dallas.  Her doctoral areas of specialization included emotions in the workplace/emotional intelligence and organizational and team learning.  She holds certifications in coaching (PCC, BCC) and HR (SHRM-SCP, SPHR).

Ryan Stebbins - VP of Communications and Web Administrator

Ryan Stebbins is a Trainer with Intellezy, an E-Learning company which offers over 5000 engaging instructor-led video courses on a variety of technical products such as the Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite (Google Suite), and Adobe Suite. Ryan is working to expand Intellezy’s library of G Suite training courses as well as helping to head the company’s foray into the realm of Business Etiquette training. Before joining the team at Intellezy, Ryan held multiple Administrative roles at Salem State University; one within the School of Graduate Studies and another within the University’s Career Services department. These roles, as well as Ryan’s position as the head of Salem State’s Graduate Advisory Board, helped him to compliment his studies and maximize his ability to make important and long-lasting changes within the organization.

Ryan received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and subsequently was awarded an M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Salem State University in Salem, MA.

Angela Ackerman - Treasurer

Angela Ackerman is a 20 year serial entrepreneur, wellness influencer, success psychologist, keynote, and thought leader with a Bachelor degree from Tufts University in Bio-Psychology and Post-grad degree from Yale University in Behavioral Economics. She runs the Social Butterfly- an event production lifestyle enterprise on a journey to empower, inspire and connect across socioeconomic and geographic boundaries. For the last decade Angela has also owned a business development consulting firm called The Business Doctor, Inc bringing neuroscience into the workplace, providing capital and consulting through a holistic approach to profit growth by closing the information and confidence gap for majority-women owned/operated businesses in transition specializing in the mind, body, beauty industries.

Samantha Kalsow - Secretary / Historian

Samantha Kalsow works as a Senior Talent Analytics Consultant at Kronos Inc. She works within Talent Acquisition and HR analyzing data points across the employee lifecycle to help create a better candidate experience, hire great people, and support Kronos’ HR and TA functions. Before starting at Kronos, Sam worked as the Assistant Director for the Organizational Effectiveness Research Group, a consulting group run by the IO program at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She managed over 20 consultants on over 15 different projects with clients across the country. Some of her projects included developing gamefied training programs, writing white papers on selection practices, and providing insights from survey analyses.

 

Sam received her M.A. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned her B.A. in Psychology and Legal Studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Samantha recently moved to Massachusetts in 2018 and has been enjoying everything New England has to offer!

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