2022 Candidate Bios

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Candidate for Vice President:

Teresa "Tess" Isola

Tess Esola, Chief Executive Officer, C2C Resource Consulting LLC, is a dedicated professional with over 29 years of professional experience, with over 25 years of experience in organizational change. Her experience ranges across inspections and audits to organization development, leadership, process and performance improvement, organizational change and transformation in both public and private sectors. Tess grounds her consulting expertise in a ‘systems thinking’ mindset with experience across six industries:  government, healthcare, technology, transportation, finance, and business. Tess is looking forward to engaging in the board process and serving the ACMP DC professional community by continuing to build change management capabilities, competencies and maturity across the ACMP DC chapter and connections to other professional associations.

Professional Experience and Expertise

Tess continues to engage readily with the ACMP DC Chapter.  She worked with colleagues at a previous consulting company to 'stand-up' their internal Change Management Community of Practice. This community connected with consultants and practitioners within the DC Chapter and prompted investments with business leaders to invest in change management training opportunities for the company’s consultants. In her early career, as an Inspector General for the Department of Defense, Tess gained a solid foundation in organizational assessments. Tess then shifted her professional practice to organizational development to work with leaders and organizations to design solutions proactively. This foundation is complimented by additional focus on how individuals, teams, organizations, systems and communities foster and cultivate change and transformation. Her current immersion is in the field of study in organizational change. This focus is primarily on effectively setting and measuring the people side of change and why that is critical to business success.

Additional Training and Certifications

Tess holds a Master of Science, Organization Development, School of Public Affairs, American University.  She also has certifications in Organization Development,

ProsciĀ®/ADKAR Change Management Practitioner (PCMP), ACMP Master Class Certificate, and ProsciĀ® Advanced Certification Change Management Practitioner.

Candidate for Director, Programs & Events:

Jason Ely

Jason Ely, Director of Business Transformation, with CGI Inc., is a global leader of change management for the IT industry. Jason is seeking to serve in the role of Programs & Events Director. Jason is committed to building community around common goals and shared interests. He is currently an engaged ACMP champion and would be honored to have the opportunity to represent the ACMP DC and broaden the chapter’s reach.

Professional Background and Experience

For almost 20 years, Jason has focused on the intersection of business strategy, operations, and the employee experience. Having supported over 30 clients with large, complex organizations, he has a proven track record of designing business models to maximize desired outcomes. He is best known for his unique ability to develop genuine relationships and identify opportunities where others don’t.

Additionally, Jason has eight (8) years of experience serving on non-profit boards with proven success recruiting members and volunteers for a wide range of activities (e.g., office, admin, field work, case work, fundraising, social media, etc.). He also has three (3) years of non-profit startup experience and successfully earned numerous corporate sponsorships ranging from $500 to $50,000 annually.

Jason brings a depth of strategy, innovation, and passion to work, and would love to contribute to the greater good of the ACMP DC.

Certifications & Additional Training

Jason holds a MBA in Accounting, Bachelor’s in Psychology. He also holds certifications such as Prosci Certified Change Manager, Project Management Professional (PMP), ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP), and Certified SAFe 4 Agilist (SA).

Candidate for Director, Membership:

Lisa Price

Ms. Lisa Price, Senior Director, Strategy and Project Management with Prince Georges Community College, an engaged ACMP-DC member since 2019, is seeking to serve in the role of Membership Director. Lisa is excited to collaborate with fellow Board members to promote the expansion of the Change Management community in the Washington Metropolitan region, position the chapter for continued membership growth, and develop and execute strategies to identify - and exceed - members’ expectations.

Professional Background and Experience

Lisa served as the Strategic Planning Manager for the Project Management Institute’s Southern Maryland Chapter. She was responsible for leading strategic planning activities and reporting performance against strategic plan objectives. For the Association for Strategic Planning’s National Capital Area Chapter, Lisa served as Membership Chair with responsibility for identifying and communicating the value proposition of membership, overseeing membership recruitment and retention, and generating and analyzing membership data and reports.

Lisa’s change management career has spanned private, public, education, and not-for-profit sectors, and has included the successful establishment of inaugural Enterprise- and Information Technology Project Management Offices, as well as inaugural Strategy Management-, Data Quality-, and IT Governance Offices. Since 2019, she has served as Senior Director of Strategy and Project Management in the higher education sector.

Certifications & Additional Training

Lisa is a strong proponent of continuous learning, having earned credentials such as the Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP), PROSCI Certified Change Practitioner and Train-the-Trainer, Strategic Management Professional (SMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Balanced Scorecard Professional (BSP), and Certified Scrum Master (CSM).

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Washington, DC 20026

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