Meet the ACMP PNW Board of Directors
Molly is a change management expert with extensive experience in operations and project management specializing in implementation of healthcare technology. She combines expertise in healthcare finance and strategic program planning with certification in human factors of change management capability. Working in many health care settings, she is effective and credible communicating with both line and leadership. Molly holds an MBA from Xavier University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Miami University.
Tara has over 20 years of change management and human capital experience at Deloitte Consulting, PeopleFirm, Nike, and Portland General Electric. Tara has led a wide-range of strategic change initiatives from building employee readiness for global business transformations and reorganizations to driving adoption of global, enterprise-wide technology and process implementations. Tara has partnered with companies of all sizes across industries and geographies to create sustainable change at the portfolio, program and project levels. Her change management experience is enhanced by six years as a mental health professional. Additionally, she is a certified Project Management Professional and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Tara is a founding Board Member, former Vice-President, and President of the ACMP PNW Chapter. She is proud of the integral role she has played in standing up the first U.S. chapter of ACMP Global.
Larry Powers is proficient at designing and implementing Organizational Change Management strategies and systems within small companies and worldwide operations. He is a results driven individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment, passionate about working across the organizations to improve business outcomes. He has in-depth knowledge of Business Transformation, leadership development, Competency Based Human Capital Management, ISO 9001 and 14001, and business process re-engineering. He has a strong history of developing, leading, and coaching collaborative teams serving global projects/organizations. Skilled at planning, managing, resourcing, and tracking portfolios of large-scale change initiatives to deliver strategic and tactical change management across the business enterprise. He has a Doctorate degree in Organization Change and a Masters in Technology Management from Pepperdine University. He was also a founding member of the ACMP Texas Chapter.
Community Engagement Director (Portland)
Laura Gertz is passionate about helping people thrive in their workplace. As a Transition Manager at Nike, Inc., she enables large-scale change and drives the people side of global transformations. Her focus is on supporting stakeholders through transitions to enable employee buy-in, increase the speed of adoption, and establish the capabilities to sustain change. She received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from the Oregon State University and is a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner. Laura recently joined ACMP to continue to learn and grow as a professional and for the opportunity to connect with those who have a shared interest in managing change. As the Marketing and Communications Director, she is excited to align the Vision, Mission and Strategic Priorities of our chapter with the outreach needs of our enthusiastic community of professionals.
Strategic Initiatives Director
Tina Bowness is a management consultant known for deep expertise enabling organizational change and digital business transformation. She has more than 20 years experience. She is delighted for the opportunity to serve ACMP PNW chapter membership. Tina is known for collaboration, creativity, and getting things done with a positive disposition. She aims to draw upon past experience having served at the officer level for associations including the International Association of Business Communicators Chicago chapter, Heartland Alliance Women’s Board, and Northwestern University Managerial Science in Communication Alumni Association. Tina is a forever curious globe-trotter and happiest when spending time outdoors.
Marketing and Communications Director
Jullian is a marketing consultant in the Customer Experience practice at KPMG. He holds an MBA and a Master's in Data Science from Willamette University and has consulted for a variety of blue-chip Fortune 500 companies. His passions lie at the intersection of human design and marketing intelligence. He specializes in leveraging big data, social science, and marketing strategy to create human-centered solutions. Jullian believes that change management is integral to every successful strategy and is honored for the opportunity to serve the ACMP PNW community as the Marketing and Communications Director.
ACMP Pacific Northwest Chapter Board Roles and Responsibilities are summarized here.
Serving on the ACMP PNW board is a great way to contribute to the field of Change Management and is rewarding both professionally and personally.
ACMP PNW Board members typically serve for a two-year term, with the exception of Vice President/President/Past-President which are each one-year terms served in succession beginning with the Vice President role, for a total of a three-year term. Approximately half the board turns over in any given year, with elections held each Spring. Full detail regarding board elections provided upon request. If you are interested in exploring ACMP PNW Board service, please contact the Chapter President. All prospective board members will need to complete our Chapter's nomination form.