Board of Directors
Lynette Buitt, MSOD
Lynette Buitt brings more than a decade’s worth of experience to the ever-expanding field of human resources, focusing on global mergers and acquisitions, change management, and project management for Fortune 500 companies. She has a passion for ensuring employees are engaged, informed and have a seamless experience during times of large systems change such as M&A transitions. As an owner and consultant for her consulting firm, Buitt Consulting, LLC, she provides support and partnership on mergers and acquisition transactions and organization development initiatives. She has a Master’s degree in Organization Development from Pepperdine University and a Master’s degree in Human Resources from the University of Illinois.
Deborah Dalzell Murphy, Ph.D.
Deborah has spent the last 30 years developing skills, careers, leaders and organizations. She has a Masters’ Degree in Education leadership in which she focused on Adult Development and Mentoring and holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership. Deborah leads processes which attract, engage, develop people’s talents, most recently as the head of HR for a manufacturing firm. She has used OD related tools in large scale organizational changes like divestitures, acquisitions, and changes in leadership, strategy and systems, as well as smaller scale department or dyadic applications. Deborah was on the leadership team in a company that successfully challenged for the Deming Prize for TQM practices, as the process leader for HRD. Her association with ODNC started 20 years ago when she had the privilege of working on the Mentoring program for members. Coming full circle, Deborah has had the opportunity to return to ODNC and partake in the newest iteration of member mentoring, Peer Mentoring. She has been enriched by her association with ODNC and looks forward to sharing in creating the future with members. She is currently one of three Co-Presidents, sharing the leadership with the Board to continually meet member needs.
Diana Goldberg, MSOD
Diana is the founder and principal of DG Organizational Consulting and focuses her consulting practice on strategic direction. She works with organizations to develop shared, compelling visions; achieve them through collaborative planning, design, and implementation; and create sources of stability amidst transition. Diana graduated from American University with a masters in organization development in May 2018, and joined the ODNC board in July 2018.
Claire Frisella, MSOD
Claire is currently an Organization Development Partner with Cars.com where she focuses on designing and leading leadership development programs. Claire also plans and delivers organization-wide talent management and OD initiatives through partnership with her internal clients. Previously Claire worked with Baxter Healthcare on the Talent Development team where she worked on a broad range of global talent development initiatives. Topics in OD that interest Claire include organization design, evaluation and assessment, leadership development, coaching and team development. In the past, Claire has been in involved in the St. Louis Organization Development Network as a graduate student intern where she designed and facilitated interventions for transitioning executive team members and setting the network’s annual strategy.
Claire earned her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership & Development from Maryville University and her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from Butler University.
Cedric is a change consultant with a background in systems training and talent development in the following industries: industrial transportation; aerospace; food, beverage, and consumer goods; manufacturing; technology and communications; and financial services. His experience includes defining global change and training strategy and processes; conducting role excellence profiles; managing ERP implementation training projects; executing stakeholder and change assessments; managing the development and delivery of end user training solution; and consulting project stakeholders and development teams. When he is not supporting change management initiatives for a large system implementation, he is spending time with his wife and daughter, and cooking up a storm in his kitchen. He is currently working on obtaining his master’s degree in management and organizational behavior from Benedictine University. Cedric has served the ODNC board since July 2018 in the Treasurer role.
Christine Herrman, PHR SHRM-CP
Christine is an OD consultant with over a decade of experience, internal and external. Her work has reached a broad range of industries in both corporate and non-profit environments including healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail, contact centers, wealth management, and business services. Her expertise spans the OD realm, curating enterprise-wide programs that improve organizational health through culture, leadership, talent development, and talent management. She is a certified HR professional with a Masters in Organizational Learning & HR Development and is a WorkPlace Big Five Profile™ Certified Consultant. Christine describes herself as a talent strategist determined to make work a better place so our world can be a better place. She currently works in learning and development at Health Care Service Corporation (Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, MT, NM, OK, TX).
Mariam Huss, MBA, PMP, Prosci
Mariam Huss is the Founder and Managing Director of Axxum Consulting, a Chicago-based Management Consulting firm providing Human Capital services to clients in Change Management, Internal Communications, Training, Organization Design, Program Management and Process Improvement initiatives. Mariam has 20 years of experience in professional services, her personal & professional experiences have taken her in more than 20 countries. Prior to building her own consulting practice, Mariam worked for EY, KPMG, IBM, and The Hackett Group.
Mariam is actively involved with several organizations in Chicago, including the FACC (French American Chamber of Commerce, as a Board Member and Women 4 Women Committee Chair), WGEP (Women’s Global Education Projects, as a Board Member) and she is a member of ACMP (Association of Change Management Professionals), PMI (Project Management Institute) and ODNC (Organization Development Network of Chicago).
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from IPAG Paris (France) and an M.B.A. from University Laval (Canada).
David G. Kloak, Ph.D.
David holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University/California School of Professional Psychology, as well as a number of master’s degrees in Organizational Psychology and Organizational Development. David is a member of the American Psychological Associations (APA) divisions: The Societies of Consulting Psychology (SCP), the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Organizational Development Network Chicago (ODN/C), Society of Psychologists in Management (SPIM) and Chicago Industrial Organizational Psychologists (CIOP). He served 29 years in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a decorated Captain. He is an Adjunct Faculty in the Business Psychology Program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additionally, he is a leadership psychologist and assessment/development coach at the University of Chicago, and Chicagoland region Mid-Cap firms. He volunteers as a career development/transition coach at the Career Transitions Center of Chicago (CTCC) he helps mid-career professionals make confident employment transitions in the dynamic regional job market.
Griselda Silva, PHR
Griselda Silva has worked in the field of Human Resources for over 20 years in a variety of sectors including private, government, higher education and non-profit. Griselda’s expertise includes talent management, performance management, employee and labor relations, organizational development, and leadership and management coaching. Griselda’s most recent position is at CBRE, supporting the Northwestern Medicine account, as a People Business Partner. Griselda is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their talent, creating an engaging and positive employee experience, and helping people with the career aspirations.
Griselda holds a Master’s degree in Human Performance Improvement (HPI) from Roosevelt University and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR). In her free time, she likes to spend time with her 2 children and workout.
John L. Silva, MPM, MA
John is the HR Manager at C.E. Niehoff & Co, which manufactures heavy duty alternators. He has master’s degrees both in Transformational Leadership & Coaching as well as Project Management. John is passionate about equipping and empowering others to achieve their desired results, expand their potential, and flourish professionally and personally.
John has significant experience with dynamic, experiential, applied skill development and learning environments to create accelerated and robust professional and personal transformation. He has several years of experience in leadership development with social and emotional intelligence. John is also a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) pending his completion of coaching hours.