Facilitation Team

Kim Anderson Heller

Vezeto Leadership Consulting

Kim Anderson Heller is the Lead Consultant for Vezeto Leadership Consulting. She also is the Director of Education for the Red Angus Association of America. In her consulting, she provides program development, training and facilitation in areas of human and organizational development for both youth and adult audiences at the local, regional and national levels. Her approach engages program stakeholders in designing and developing strategies and solutions to organizational issues. At the Red Angus Association, she provides leadership and organizational development through staff, volunteer leader, and member experiences that build the capacity for advancement of the beef industry. Prior to her current roles Kim served as a faculty member for the University of Georgia with the primary responsibility of managing Lead21 and providing facilitation in youth and adult leadership programming in partnership with Georgia 4‐H. Kim developed expertise in leadership and program development through years of experience with Agricultural Education, FFA and 4‐H at the state and national levels. Kim received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Education from Iowa State University, her master’s degree in Agricultural and Extension Education from UGA, and her doctorate in Adult Education at UGA

Carolyn Humphrey

Voyagers Consulting

Carolyn Humphrey is the Senior Consulting Psychologist and owner of The Consulting Psychology Group. Her areas of expertise include leadership, executive coaching, the design and implementation of psychological assessments, and the creation, facilitation and evaluation of leadership training programs. She has also taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Universities of Missouri, Utah and Georgia in psychology, assessment, management, personal development, and stress. Carolyn completed a B.A. degree in Psychology and Anthropology at Emory University and a M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Organizational Development from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has published articles in refereed journals and presented research at national and international conferences on developing psychological assessments as well as the transfer of learning from training situations to the work place.

Greg Pennington

Pennpoint Consulting Group

Greg Pennington serves as Managing Partner for PC|G. As a former V.P. Senior Leader Development and Planning for a global multi-industrial company, his team was responsible for enterprise succession planning, leadership expectation models, global senior leadership forums and enterprise accelerated learning programs. His experience in human resources, training and development, diversity and inclusion, and executive coaching, include leadership roles with Hay Group, RHR International, and J. Howard & Associates. His leadership development programs include high potential development, accelerating leadership development for women and persons of color, and driving teams to high performance. Greg holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a B.A. degree cum laude in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, and Past President for the Society of Consulting Psychology, and the Atlanta Chapter Association of Black Psychologists. He is also a Board Member for the Society of Psychologists in Leadership. Greg is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, recipient of the Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Consulting from the Society of Consulting Psychology, and recently honored with the Distinguished Psychologist in Leadership award by the Society of Psychologists in Leaderhop. Married over 40 years, with two children, and a grandson, his passion-pursuits include drawing, painting, and competitive Judo.

John Phillips

John Phillips Consulting

John Phillips is Executive Director of First Americans Land Grant Consortium (FALCON), a non-profit association of tribal university “1994” land grant administrators, directors, faculty and staff. He also is a representative of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) on land grant programs and policy. John is the principal of John Phillips Consulting, which provides teaching, extension, and research services related to community development, with an emphasis on rural and Native American populations. John worked as a liaison between tribal colleges and the USDA and provided executive resources to the USDA/AIHEC Leadership Group. In 2017, Dr. Phillips was inducted into the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Hall of Fame. John earned his Ph.D. in Rural Sociology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.S. degree in Environmental Systems from Humboldt State University, California, and a B.S. degree in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento. He has worked as a systems engineer for IBM Corporation, and has served as a Peace Corps volunteer in southern Africa.

Rochelle Sapp

University of Georgia
Office of Learning and Organizational Development
(979) 571-3067

Rochelle Sapp is a Public Service Associate faculty member in the Office of Learning and Organizational Development as part of the Office for the Associate Dean for Cooperative Extension at the University of Georgia. Rochelle plays a key role in the coordination, development, and implementation of the LEAD21 and the IAspire Leadership Academy faculty leadership programs. In addition to LEAD21 and IAspire, Rochelle provides leadership and professional development trainings for extension professionals in Georgia, coordinates UGA Extension’s Employee Engagement Initiative, and facilitates special projects for Extension and the college. Through a $10 million National Science Foundation INCLUDES grant she developed and launched the IAspire Leadership Academy for URG STEM faculty. Previously, she has taught courses in leadership, ethics, and culture. Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in Agricultural Leadership Development from Texas A&M University in 2006 and her master’s and doctorate degrees in Agricultural Education and Communication specializing in Leadership Development from the University of Florida in 2008 and 2011.

Larry Van De Valk

Cornell University

Larry Van De Valk is Executive Director of Lead New York, a leadership development program for adult professionals in the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors. Van De Valk is also a Senior Extension Associate in the Department of Global Development at the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. He teaches leadership fundamentals and capstone courses for undergraduate students in the CALS leadership minor, which he also coordinates. He also serves on the facilitation team for LEAD21, a leadership development program for faculty and staff in the national land grant university system. Larry earned a PhD in Adult and Extension Education, MA in Teaching and BS in Agricultural & Biological Engineering, all from Cornell, as well as an AAS in Forestry from Paul Smiths College. His professional activities are generally in the areas of leadership development, academic leadership, teambuilding, strategic planning, board governance and building social capital. Larry is the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Professional Service, the International Association of Programs for Agricultural Leaders Outstanding Leadership Program Director Award, and both individual and team awards from the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP).

Kathryn Fife

University of Georgia
Office of Learning and Organizational Development
(706) 542-9695

Katie Fife is the Program Coordinator for the University of Georgia’s Office of Learning and Organizational Development in Athens, Georgia. Her responsibilities include coordinating multiple adult leadership programs on both the state and national level, in addition to assisting with programs and projects affiliated with UGA Extension. Katie holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Agribusiness from the University of Georgia, and will begin pursing her Doctorate in Learning, Leadership, and Organization Development in the Fall of 2022.