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The elected volunteer ICFNE Board of Directors ensures that the chapter goals are met by conducting annual strategic planning and monthly board meetings.  The Board is enthusiastic and steadfast about the health and stability of the chapter’s future. Additionally, it is in continuous pursuit the highest levels of professionalism. 

Interested in leadership?

Each year the current board sends an election announcement to current ICFNE members. You are encouraged to offer your leadership skills to our coaching community by participating in the election process for board membership. 

Want to get your feet wet first? 

Participating on a board committee as a volunteer is an excellent way to get a feel for the commitment, the community, and how you can contribute. Check out the board's committee needs: Be A Volunteer 




President:
Vicki Staebler Tardino, president@ICFNE.org

Vicki is an organizational psychologist, experienced executive leader, certified executive coach and organizational consultant, and designer of Executive Success, a collection of development solutions for executives and high potential leaders. She has deep experience designing and implementing systems and processes to identify and develop leadership talent and to improve the effectiveness of individuals and teams. Coaching leaders and teams to greater effectiveness has been a consistent thread in this work.

Her areas of expertise include organizational change, accelerating leader transition, executive and high potential leader development, experience-driven leadership development, executive presence, emotional intelligence and team learning.

Vicki’s approach draws on her leadership experience and training for a practical, systemic and evidence-based process for achieving sustainable results. She partners with her clients to help them achieve their unique goals, often in the context of organizational transformation. Her clients describe her as strategic, caring, insightful and having an ability to get to the heart of the matter.

Vicki earned a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Saint Louis University, a masters in Applied Psychology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a graduate certificate in Executive & Professional Coaching from the University of Texas-Dallas. She is an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with a specialty in Executive, Leadership and Business Coaching. She also holds senior level certifications in HR (SPHR and SHRM-SCP).


President Elect:
Beth Masterman, president-elect@ICFNE.org

Beth Masterman is the founder of Masterman Executive Coaching, Inc., a professional coaching company specializing in leadership and team development. Beth’s clients: deepen their self-awareness, let go of self-sabotaging or unhelpful habits, improve effectiveness, discover underutilized strengths, deepen their listening skills, and strengthen their leadership. Beth’s clients increase their level of enjoyment and confidence at work.

Beth’s background and professional experiences in law, psychology, and government relations inform her executive coaching practice. She brings a broad perspective and deep understanding of leadership challenges, individual differences, and group dynamics to every engagement.



Treasurer:
Gregory McHugh, finance@ICFNE.org

After nearly 20 years of large organization consulting and leadership positions in the federal government, Gregory McHugh is in private practice providing management consulting, training & development services, and leadership coaching to clients nationwide.

Gregory brings a whole life perspective to his coaching, while focusing on his client’s business effectiveness and individual performance. Gregory’s clients appreciate his expertise and professionalism, as well as his wide-ranging background, which helps generate new perspectives for creating change, taking action, and leading in today’s complex world.

Gregory joined the MCC in 2018 and is currently working to develop targeted training and leadership programs aimed at small and medium-sized businesses as well as providing assessment and coaching services to leaders at all levels. He continues to be involved in government and is providing management consulting services to two State of Maine government agencies and training and facilitation services to DoD to help National Guard and Reserve members as they transition between their military and civilian roles.

Gregory was on the leadership team at the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that developed the Federal Coaching Network and won the 2014 HCMG Award for Best Leadership Development Program in the Public Sector. Earlier, Gregory developed and led the first coaching program at the International Trade Administration that won a US Department of Commerce Bronze Medal as well as an ICF Prism Award for excellence and achievement in coaching.

Gregory is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF). He completed his coach training at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), and holds certifications from the Centers for Applied Cognitive Studies (CentACS) and Creative Leadership (CCL). Gregory has a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), where he started his leadership journey in the wild and wooly Rocky Mountain wilderness.


Board Secretary:
Susan Clancy, BoardSec@ICFNE.org

Susan is an ICF-certified coach and business consultant who combines her senior management experience with human dynamics expertise. She works as a trusted advisor to business leaders, collaborating with them to create clarity, focus, and priorities for their work, their teams and their lives. Susan’s passion is helping managers, entrepreneurs, and executives in specialized disciplines like finance and technology.

Prior to becoming a coach, Susan enjoyed a 20+ year career in finance and strategy, including C-level roles in global for-profit and non-profit organizations. She played a leadership role at two early Internet pioneers (ZDNet and CNET Networks) and ran Finance and Impact Investing for a world leader in microfinance (Accion International.). Most recently, Susan served as CFO of a biotech venture, helping to build the company’s foundation for finance, HR and leadership culture.

Susan is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Business School. She received her coach training and certification at the Gestalt International Study Center in Wellfleet, MA. She also completed a certificate program in Positive Psychology taught by noted professor Tal Ben Shahar.

In addition to running her coaching practice, Susan serves as Board Secretary of the International Coaching Federation’s New England chapter. She also serves as Board Treasurer for the Gestalt International Study Center. When she’s not coaching leaders or analyzing financial statements, you can usually find Susan on the tennis court, hiking or listening to mindfulness teachings by Thich Nhat Hanh.


VP Membership:
Deb Becker, membership@ICFNE.org

Deb Becker develops leaders for incredible impact. She is an experienced leadership coach and leadership development facilitator based in Boston, MA. As a coach, she creates environments where leaders can think, reflect, and identify new mindsets, approaches and behaviors that enable them to lead more authentically and intentionally. She leverages assessments, goal-setting frameworks and neuroscience to support leaders on their journey.

A dynamic facilitator, she leads highly interactive live and virtual programs, spanning a range of topics, guiding session participants in personally connecting with content to gain and develop insights, skills and behaviors to lead more intentionally themselves and with their teams.

Deb has 15+ years in leadership and career development, coaching, cross-cultural communication, team building, succession planning and facilitation in the aerospace and defense industry and has also worked with clients in higher education, telecommunications, financial services, biotechnology, and consumer beverage. She has extensive talent development and leadership experience working with technical and non-technical leaders at all levels of the organization to help them reach their potential.

Deb also has her MILR degree from Cornell University and a BA from Syracuse University. Deb is trained in the Results-Based Coaching approach from the NeuroLeadership Institute and also has a Coaching Certificate from Babson College. She is also certified in numerous leadership assessments including the Hogan Leadership suite, AIIR’s Coaching Mindset Index (CMI) and Team Effectiveness Survey (TES), Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders 360 and TMC-Berlitz’s Cultural Navigator.


Co-VP Education & Professional Development:
Elix Cintron, events@ICFNE.org

With nearly two decades of proven success as a professional executive coach, Elix Cintron is a nationally recognized authority on growth and leadership. Using profound personal development tools, powerful business strategies, and his own groundbreaking G.R.I.P. methodology, Elix provides driven professionals with the skills necessary to accelerate their success and achieve practical results in business and life.

Certified through the College of Executive Coaching, Elix is a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching at McLean, a Harvard Medical School Affiliate. He is also proud to be certified in Judith E. Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence®.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Elix came to Boston in 1983, earning a B.A. in public relations and advertising and an M.A. in marketing communications—both from Emerson College. In 1998, Elix discovered his love for coaching in a Landmark Forum seminar. Over the next five years, he participated in many Landmark programs, including the Introduction Leaders Program, eventually becoming a Classroom Leader for the Boston Center and an ILP Program Leader for the northeast region, ranked top in the world. Seeking to gain solid business experience—and to walk in the shoes of his clients—Elix spent over 18 years as a corporate executive. He worked for various local and national healthcare organizations, where he was consistently recognized as a powerful leader with the ability to generate stellar results, empowering sales teams to achieve results well above the predictable trend. In 2012, Elix shifted his focus entirely to coaching, establishing Performance Coaching by Elix.

Elix is motivated by his unwavering desire to help his clients reach their absolute highest potential. His G.R.I.P. system offers something truly unique: an accessible, step-by-step approach to achieving greatness, grounded in both cutting-edge science and real-world wisdom. His practice is heavily informed by his mentor, Judith E. Glaser, and her groundbreaking Conversational Intelligence® (C-IQ) system. A certified C-IQ practitioner, Elix has integrated C-IQ into his own coaching methodology.

Today, Elix coaches both private and corporate clients. He works exclusively with high-performing careerists, with a strong focus on entrepreneurs and leaders who have reached a career plateau.


VP Marketing:
Kevin Conklin, marketing@ICFNE.org

Kevin is the Founder and Head Coach of illuumin8.com offering life coaching and mindfulness services to those ready for transformative change. Prior to his coaching career, Kevin spent 20 years in executive marketing roles heading the digital and social media efforts of technology startups. 

Attributing his own success to the regular practice of meditation and a focus on personal development,  Kevin now offers a holistic approach that empowers others to achieve their life goals. He is a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership Coach, Chopra Center Meditation Instructor, 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do, a Reiki Master and an intuitive psychic.

Kevin is also the Co-founder and Treasurer of One River World, Inc., a social benefit corporation that works to improve the health of our planet and the economic future of its most impoverished inhabitants.



Co-VP Education and Professional Development:
Kai Wang, events@ICFNE.org

Kai is a Life Coach and founder of Kai Wang Coaching (the Mindset Coaching转念间). She is fluent in English and a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. With her background and experience in education and cross-cultural parenting and living, Kai leads highly interactive live and virtual coaching programs in the US and abroad. The curriculum spans a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, from surviving to thriving--building confidence in a new culture, self-care for women leaders, cross- cultural parenting challenges, connection in a digital world, boundaries for leaders, and nonviolent communication. 


Kai specializes in empowering immigrants/international leaders, individuals, and families to navigate through changes and new cultures. Kai ‘s clients gain clarity and unlock their true potential. They become empowered to utilize tools, strengths, and to let go of self-doubts and unhelpful habits. Clients learn how to identify and shift mindsets that are in the way of their growth. By improving their interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills, Kai’s clients increase their confidence and positive impact at home, at work, and in their community.   


Kai was trained and certified by the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) and is a certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner. She received a BA in English Education in China and earned a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kai has lived and worked in Anhui, Beijing, Chicago, and Boston. 


Prior to becoming a Life Coach, Kai worked for higher education, publishing and sports marketing companies in Beijing. She was a teacher in both China and Chicago for children and young adults attending preschool, kindergarten, middle school, and college.  During her personal time, Kai raises her young family and volunteers supporting international families at a local church and schools in the Greater Boston Area. Kai brings a unique perspective and deep understanding of diversity, connection, and cross-culture leadership to her every engagement. 




Member at Large / Volunteer Coordinator:
Joan Devine, volunteercoordinator@ICFNE.org

Joan is an Integrative Whole Life Wellness Coach. During the illness and subsequent the death of her Mother from cancer in 1999, Joan immersed herself in the study of alternative healing therapies and disease prevention. For the last 20 years, Joan has pursued her passion in the field of Health and Wellness, focusing on areas such as nutrition and physical fitness, mind/body connection, the psychology of emotional eating and the concept of bio-individuality as methods of lifestyle intervention that can profoundly influence the quality of health and life. Joan has leveraged her knowledge and experience working with clients who are navigating the ever-changing landscape of information in the wellness arena as they discern what interventions are appropriate for them in order to achieve optimal results as they reach their unique goals.

The concept of whole life wellness is born from the idea that all areas of life are integrated and connected. The primary foods that sustain us are more than what we put in our mouths. We are also nourished by our relationships, our careers, physical activity, creativity and spirituality. Whole life wellness encourages clients to seek balance in all relevant areas of their lives to the degree that they are most comfortable and identify with as individuals. Joan is an avid volunteer and has accrued countless hours volunteering in her community at schools, working with special needs students, at Churches, working with the St Vincent DePaul Society in support of local food banks, delivering Meals on Wheels, and with the local Visiting Nurses Association as a hospice volunteer supporting patients and their families transitioning through difficult times.

Joan studied entrepreneurship at Northeastern University where during a trimester of cooperative education she founded a dancewear manufacturing company. Serving more than 25,000 dance schools nationally, Joan became a major player in the dancewear industry until the sale of her business in 2005.

Member at Large:
Susan DeMarco, member-at-large@ICFNE.org

Sue is currently the Director of Organizational Development for Exeter Hospital in NH and has spent over 20 years in the field of healthcare. Primarily involved with leadership development and coaching for the organization, over the last two years Sue led a team charged with embedding a ‘culture or excellence’ across the Exeter Health Resources organization. This significant responsibility and accomplishment has become a highlight of her career in OD. Modeled on the principles of psychological safety, transparency, teamwork, communication and continuous learning and improvement, and using some innovative teaching methods, these concepts around culture took on a life of their own and became, what we always hope for, much more than concepts. What began with a leadership retreat blossomed into an organization fully embracing and embodying this ‘culture of excellence’ which supported significant work during the pandemic.

Other high points in Sue’s career have been in coaching the physicians and leaders across the organization. As coaches know and appreciate, this has been a humbling and privileged position.

As Sue moves to a ‘semi-retired’ status with the organization she will continue with her physician and leader coaching practice within the organization, as well as ramp up her own consulting business, Sentire Consulting and Development, which is also focused on coaching physician leaders.

Prior to working in the field of healthcare Sue taught at a University in Melbourne, Australia and had a career in municipal government.

Sue received both her BS and her Master’s (MPA, Public Administration) from the University of NH.

Sue is an Integral Coach trained through New Ventures West and received her PCC with ICF in 2016.

Other certifications which are important to Sue, as they support her coaching work with clients, are – The Leadership Circle 360, Strengths Deployment Inventory, Team Emotional Intelligence plus a great deal of personal training on both Appreciative Inquiry and Facilitation Skills.

Now, as time and life will allow, turning toward her volunteer responsibilities with the ICFNE Board, Sue is happy to be able to contribute to, and grow with, her professional organization.