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2023 Board Information

Benefits of Being a Board Member
Board of Directors Position Descriptions

Click each board member's name to see a biography and contact information. 

President - Mike Stefonik 

President Elect - Open Position

Vice President, Administration - Elan Simpson

Vice President, Finance - Steve Klubertanz

Vice President, Marketing - Chelsey O'Connor

Vice President, Membership - Kasey Dougan

Co-Vice President, Professional Development - Stacey Sykes

Co-Vice President, Professional Development - Hailey Wright

Vice President, Technology - Claire Stathas

Mike Stefonik, President


Mike has over ten years experience in the talent development and has spent that time in various roles ranging from facilitation to managing training and is currently an instructional designer with Sentry Insurance.

While Mike has a background in technical and operational training and instructional design, he gets most excited about creating learning solutions and strategies that build the essential people skills that relate to success. As a member of ATD, Mike has grown his training skills and connections in the area and wants to give others the kind of experience he has had as part of the training community in the Madison area.

Mike is an endurance sports enthusiast and when he is not training for work he is training for his next race.

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Open Position, President Elect

If you are interested in joining the ATD-MAC board, please email the president.

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Elan Simpson, VP Administration


Elan joined the Exact Sciences team in January of 2015. She is a certified Epic Principal Trainer in Resolute Professional Billing and builds and maintains Epic Training Environments. Advocating for inclusion has led her to co-leading the Training & Development modules for Urban League Career Academy, participating in Exact's Community Committee, joining the United Way Training Committee, and becoming an adjunct facilitator for Facilitated Discussions on Racism.  

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Steve Klubertanz, VP Finance


Steve has over twenty years experience in training, education, and change management, with specialties in both technical and professional development. With a Bachelor of Science in Business Education, he has had roles in customer and technical support, senior training specialist, senior change management specialist, and manager of talent development. Steve has also served as a consultant for numerous corporate clients, providing project management and learning solutions. In addition, he has presented at several regional and national conferences on organizational change management, including methodology and best practices.

Steve spent 18 years at TDS until recently retiring, but teaching and learning is still his passion. Serving on the ATD-MAC Board is his way of giving back to the training community.

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Chelsey O'Connor, VP Marketing


Chelsey brings over 15 years of experience in training, development & content design, extensive operations background working throughout organizations to build and implement systems, policies, and procedures to optimize resources, and maximize productivity. Chelsey is currently with Exact Sciences and is part of the Service Management group under the HR Operations & Technology team, where she will be responsible for several initiatives within this team starting with the formation of an HR Process Library. Chelsey supports the rest of the HR function, helping to establish procedure standards and strategy, and provides ad hoc project management support to extended HR Ops & Tech team members.

Chelsey currently resides in Madison Wisconsin, with her husband, son, and dog Jules. In Chelsey’s spare time she enjoys all the things that Madison and the great outdoors have to offer. Taking in the Madison music scene, art, all the delicious food, festivals, and enjoying time by or on the water. Chelsey is a big fan of the outdoors and enjoys hiking, biking, and has recently taken an interest in mountain biking, downhill skiing, enjoys yoga, and is a certified yoga instructor assisting in helping her remain grounded as a busy mother. Chelsey enjoys being an active member in ATD-MAC. She enjoys volunteering her time and will be assuming the role of VP of Marketing this year. Along with all these interests Chelsey also has a passion for learning and developing both personally and professionally, always reading, learning, and developing.

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Kasey Dougan, VP Membership


Kasey has been in training and instructional design since 2014. She has a passion for designing e-learning and instructor-led training materials which are interactive, learner-centered, and gives her opportunities to flex her graphic design skills. She recently achieved ATD’s CPTD certification in February of 2022 and is ready for her next talent development adventure!  

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Stacey Sykes, Co-VP Professional Development


Stacey is a Talent Management professional for Labcorp who has a passion for career development and lifelong learning. She currently leads Labcorp’s corporate tuition assistance program as well the Global Internship Program. Stacey is also a Madison Chapter lead for ASCEND, Labcorp’s Employee Resource Group for early-in-career professionals and enjoys organizing guest speakers, workshops, and networking events. Prior to working for Labcorp, Stacey worked in student services for 6 years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and enjoyed assisting professional master’s students with their academic plans and professional development. Stacey has a BA in Psychology from UW-Madison, an MS in Counseling from UW-Whitewater, a Certificate in Human Resources from MATC, and recently obtained her SHRM-CP in 2021.

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Hailey Wright, Co-VP Professional Development

Hailey has been in learning for the past ten years. From teaching middle and high school to technical training, organizational development, and training management, she has been involved in every step of the learning process. Her passion is in finding and providing authentic opportunities to learn in community and grow as individuals.

Hailey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from UW-Stevens Point and has developed and facilitated thousands of hours of training to audiences of all ages and backgrounds, loving every human connection she made along the way. She loves going to thrift stores, concerts, and national parks.

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Claire Stathas, VP Technology


Claire is a Principal Trainer at Exact Sciences where she supports software training for clinical laboratory and customer care center staff. She is certified in Epic Beaker Curriculum, Identity, and Training Environment Build. Prior to working for Exact Sciences, she taught English as a Second Language at the high school and university-level. Claire has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Arizona State University.


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