2023 Board of Directors
President: Phyllis Metzler
Phyllis Metzler celebrates 17 years with the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) where she started as a telephone representative in State College and quickly transitioned into a role where she was responsible for training new employees in the department. This included conducting one-on-one coaching, authoring eLearning courses, and facilitating classroom programs.
Three years ago, Phyllis moved to the Harrisburg area and joined the PSECU Learning & Development team where her responsibilities cover nearly all aspects of L&D functions. This includes research, planning, organizing, developing, and facilitating learning programs for the Credit Union including the design and facilitation of New Employee Orientation.
Phyllis has been part of the Central Pennsylvania ATD Chapter’s Programs task force since 2018 and is eager to expand her role to continue to provide quality programs for the Central Pennsylvania ATD Chapter members.
Contact Phyllis via email.
President Elect: Nic Feidt
Nicholas Feidt is a doctoral student studying organizational development with a focus on learning organizations. Nic was introduced to ATD when he took on training manager responsibilities at a biopharmaceutical manufacturing site as previous employment.
Growing up as a sixth-generation dairy farmer, Nic developed a love for the outdoors. He spends much of his free time hiking or with his herd of cattle.
Nic holds degrees in secondary education and leadership along with professional certifications in human resources and management. As a veteran of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, Nic became motivated to find new ways to challenge teams to find their potential. As a board member he hopes to bring that encouragement to the Central PA ATD team.
Past President: Jeff Fetterman
Jeff Fetterman is the Manager of Talent Development at PSECU as well as an adjunct professor at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
Prior to joining PSECU, he was a Director at Booz Allen Hamilton where he was responsible for the functional/technical skills development of over 23,000 employees. Jeff also was the manager of course development at a division of GE Industrial Systems, where he oversaw the development of classroom and web- based courses designed for GE customers.
Jeff has a Master of Science (MS) in Mathematics and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Human Capital Strategist (HCS).
Contact Jeff via email.
Vice President of Administration: Amanda Hoover, CPTD
Amanda Hoover is the trainer at Belco Community Credit Union where she has been drinking the credit union Kool-Aid for over 16 years (training for 9 of those). Being the only L&D professional for a majority of that time, Amanda has experience spanning from developing and facilitating in-person training to self-directed online modules on a wide variety of topics.
An ATD member since 2013, Amanda took a more active role in the Central Pennsylvania Chapter by joining the Marketing Committee in mid-2020 and then serving as the VP of Marketing in 2021 and 2022. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University.
In her personal time, Amanda serves on the Big Brother Big Sister of the Capital Region board of directors, is an active den leader for Cub Scout Pack 279 and can be found Saturday mornings volunteering at the Humane Society of Harrisburg Area’s vaccine clinics.
Contact Amanda via email.
Vice President of Marketing: Jennifer Philippe
Jennifer Philippe is the Senior Instructional Design Specialist in Graham Packaging’s Training and Organization Development department. She has 23 years of experience with Graham serving in a variety of operations and corporate-based roles in the company. Much of her career has been helping to improve processes, providing troubleshooting assistance, and helping individuals learn how to use technology tools.
Jennifer received her Master’s in Training and Development from Penn State Harrisburg in 2018 and uses much of what she learned in that program in her role as an Instructional Designer. She is responsible for providing change management guidance, designing and creating eLearning content, facilitating leadership workshops, and building learning programs. Jennifer also serves as a committee lead in the company’s Women in Business Employee Resource Group.
In the past, Jennifer served as a Marketing committee member and is excited about joining this group again. She is looking forward to working with the other board members in 2023.
Vice President of Membership: Angelica Brodeur, APTD
Angelica Brodeur is the Prevention Specialist at the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) where she provides training and technical assistance to prevention educators throughout the state. She is also a training consultant for A. Marie Consultants where she is assisting with the Fatherhood Engagement Training Series as the Program Coordinator.
Angelica has a Master of Science (MS) in Training and Development and holds the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications. With 10 years of experience in the non-profit and human services sectors, Angelica is passionate about helping staff develop the skills needed to prevent violence in their communities.
Having recently moved from Florida, Angelica joined the Central Pennsylvania ATD Chapter in 2021 and participated on the chapter’s membership committee. Now as the VP of Membership, she is excited to work with the chapter’s other board members to increase membership value for all members.
Vice President of Programs: Open!