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CHiP Code:  CH2007

Paul Young

Paul is the President at Dering Consulting Group, where his responsibilities include the managingof the firm's relationships with both private and public sector clients.  His passion is developing solutions for organizational challenges where performance is clearly in-focus.  His project experience includes: 

  • Using competency modeling to produce skills data for personnel decisions
  • Leadership program design/development/delivery
  • Improving team dynamics using DiSC and/or the Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
  • Change management consulting
  • e-Learning design

Paul graduated from Millersville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education – Biology and is a 2011 graduate of the Community Leadership Series through Leadership Harrisburg Area (LHA). He is a certified Change Practitioner through Prosci.

Contact Paul via email.

Gina Sweeney

Gina Sweeney is the Organizational Development Manager at CAVA. With over 20 years of training, facilitation, coaching, leadership, and employee development, Gina 's primary focus is to champion CAVA's culture and future growth.

Prior to this role, she held the role of Manager of Training and  Development at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, where she lead a team responsible for employee onboarding and leadership and professional development initiatives. She also served as a leader at Listrak, where she managed organizational-wide initiatives ranging from onboarding to executive-level development. Gina also worked at Auntie Anne’s Inc. for nine years, where she led Learning and Development programs that supported 100 corporate employees and 1500 domestic store locations. Her responsibilities included launching a corporate university for all employees, delivering leadership and culture training to all new franchisees, and delivering regional training to store managers across the country.

Gina is an active member of National ATD. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Organizational Behavior/Applied Psychology from Albright College and, in 2019, achieved her Master of Science, Organizational Development and Leadership from Saint Joseph’s University.

Contact Gina via email.


Adam White

Adam first joined the chapter's leadership in 2017, serving as the Vice President of Finance, a role he held for over two years.  In 2020, he started the three-year President track, which included serving as our chapter’s President in 2021.

Outside of his membership with ATD Central Pennsylvania, he is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD).  Adam still is a volunteer leader with ATD, serving as a National Advisor for Chapters (NAC).  In this role, he provides support to several ATD chapters and ATD Chapter Services.   

Adam holds a Bachelor’s degree in history education from Shippensburg University and a Master’s  Degree in Training & Development from Penn State University.  He has been working in the talent and organizational development field for over 20 years across multiple industries and organizations in Central Pennsylvania.  

Contact Adam via email.

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Hummelstown, PA  17036

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