Capital One

Steven Curtis

Onboarding Experiences Lead

Responsible for New Hire Onboarding programs for Exempt & Executive populations joining the organization. 
Consults with both Campus New Hire programs & Non-exempt/Hourly programs across the enterprise.
Lead team of program managers & instructional designers.


Philip Lakin

Solutions Architect, National Operations

Enthusiastic solutions architect with 8+ years experience in internal system implementation, field marketing, and onboarding. Specializes in amplifying company initiatives by utilizing creative combinations of human and digital interactions. A true people-person with a passion for transforming roadblocks into opportunities that create meaningful engagements through brand activation. Proven track record of creating exponential results with limited resources. 

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Donna Krammer

Manager, Onboarding and Education Administration

Donna Krammer is the Manager, Onboarding and Education Administration at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  She oversees onboarding at the enterprise level, welcoming over 4500 new hires annually since 2014.  Donna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration as well as a Graduate Certificate in Non Profit Management.  Donna has spent over 20 years working in the learning and development environment designing, developing and delivering leadership development, professional development, and most recently onboarding  programs in the various business sectors, including government, healthcare, non-profit and legal organizations.

Day 1 Ready

Jennifer Fondrevay

Founder, Chief Humanity Officer

Jennifer J Fondrevay is the Founder and Chief Humanity
Officer of Day1 ReadyTM, a consultancy that advises forward thinking business leaders, owners and C-Suite executives on how to prepare for and manage the people challenges of business transitions, particularly Mergers & Acquisitions.

As a Fortune 500 C-Suite “survivor” of three separate multibillion-dollar acquisitions, Jennifer authored the satirical survivor’s handbook, “NOW WHAT? A Survivor’s Guide for Thriving Through Mergers & Acquisitions”. With over 70 reviews, NOW WHAT? became a #1 new release on Amazon when it was launched in Nov. 2019.

She shares her expertise as a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes and Thrive Global; is a frequent podcast guest and keynote speaker for conferences and associations; and has advised numerous small-mid market as well as Fortune 1000 companies, including Express Scripts, Cigna, Livongo and Teladoc, to support their workforces in navigating the emotional journey of business transitions and post M&A-deal integration.

fannie Mae

Jennifer Saloma

 Learning and Development - Program Management - Lead Associate

Curious, experienced, collaborative, strategic-minded Learning and Development professional, Saloma strives to keep customer needs top of mind. Extensive Learning Management experience, best in class Onboarding program development, oversight and facilitation. Course creation and facilitation, curriculum consultation and development. Vendor and budget management. People development and management experience. Current endeavors include building a program from incubation to integration.


Trish Ross

Onboarding Strategy Senior Manager

Trish is a subject matter expert in candidate life cycle, onboarding and experience strategies and leverages design thinking to drive enterprise transformations that impact new hire experiences, engagement and retention. She is an action-oriented, coaching-centric leader who maximizes relationships, executive level facilitation, technologically innovative processes, experiential learning and iterative problem solving to drive ​solutions and adoption within complex business environments.

Trish is an advocate for working mothers who are engaged and passionate leaders both at home and in the workplace. 


Wendy Smith

Global Director of Talent Enablement

Wendy Smith is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, and there’s nothing she’s more passionate about than challenging old paradigms, especially when it means helping organizations to create workplaces where their employees can truly thrive. Today, she is blessed with the opportunity to channel this passion as Global Director of Talent Enablement at Sigura.

Wendy is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt that touts nearly 20 years of HR experience in HRIS, HR Shared Services, Total Rewards, Learning & Development, Employer Branding, Recruitment Marketing, Culture & Engagement, Onboarding, and Employee Experience (EX). 

The HR programs she has delivered have been recognized with several external awards, including Workforce Optimus, Brandon Hall Excellence Award, CLO Learning in Practice, CandE, and Asia Best Employer Brand awards. Wendy was previously honored as a Workforce Magazine Game-Changer, which recognizes the next generation of innovative, dynamic leaders to watch in human resources and workplace management.


Jennifer Perry

PMP | Program Management

With 15 years of professional experience in the automotive and tech industries, along with running her own consulting business, Jenn has a passion for managing projects and solving problems of all sizes. Jenn joined Shopify in 2016 and credits her passion for Onboarding to the fact that she didn’t have the smoothest experience herself. She is now leading the charge on scaling Onboarding Logistics from Startup to Enterprise, advocating for both the new hire experience and the needs of the various internal teams.

Teladoc Health

Heidi Anderson Hupe

Senior Vice President Strategic Client Sales and Initiatives

Top performing, energetic, right and left-brained commercial leader with an exceptional track record of growing revenue and expanding markets for start-up, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 publishing, advertising, retail, and consumer packaged goods companies. Demonstrated success introducing new products, restructuring, and change management initiatives that deliver significant ROI and high NPS in emerging and mature B2C and B2B markets. 20-year career building client relationships within bio pharmaceuticals, medical device, diagnostics, OTC (over the counter) products, hospital systems, and health insurers. Recruited, developed, and promoted top performing talent throughout career.

University of Minnesota

Stacy Doepner-Hove

Director, Master of Human Resources and Industrial Relations program

Ms. Doepner-Hove is responsible for the academic and administrative work at one of the top Master’s programs in the nation. She also teaches an experiential learning course at the graduate level and a core Human Resources course with an international component for undergraduate students. Prior to this position, Ms. Doepner-Hove was the Director of Onboarding and Engagement for the University of Minnesota’s Office of Human Resources where she established a new Onboarding program that was cited by others across the nation. Ms. Doepner-Hove holds a BA in history, a JD, and a MA-HRIR from the University of Minnesota.