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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.


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

Vicki Staebler Tardino,

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,

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.

Gregory McHugh,

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,

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,

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.

VP Marketing:
Kevin Conklin,

Kevin is the Founder and Head Coach of 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:
C. Paige Hinkson,

C. Paige Hinkson is founder and CEO of Transegy, LLC and assists her clients with difficult problems in leadership development, business execution and management education. Paige works with leaders around the globe to navigate rapidly changing environments and generate business results while integrating their personal and professional lives with intention to maximize their effectiveness.

Paige has over 25 years of experience as a management consultant, executive coach, instructional designer and instructor, facilitator, and orchestrator of experiential learning. Prior to founding Transegy, Paige ran the education business for The Results-Based Leadership Group and was a Senior Partner at Executive Perspectives where she worked in every aspect of consulting and training including needs assessment and program development, simulation and e-learning course design, program module design, executive coaching and facilitated delivery. Paige has developed high-impact learning experiences that are aligned to the way adults learn and has led significant change initiatives for clients.

Paige is certified by the Hudson Institute of Coaching and International Coach Foundation (ICF). As an executive coach at PwC Paige earned the nickname, “The Velvet Hammer,” for her ability to find a way to help the most challenging Partners hear difficult, constructive feedback and still have them leave with a smile on their faces and committed to change. Paige has developed an expertise in applied neuroplasticity and is helping her corporate clients leverage an understanding of how the brain works, to be more effective leaders, to develop resilience, and to manage stress, energy and focus through a portfolio of exercises and tools in four areas: physical, mental, emotional, and social.

In addition to her consulting and education work, Paige also worked as Vice President and General Manager of Markdown Optimization Solutions for Technology Strategies, Inc. and was a financial analyst with Wyatt Asset Services. Paige earned her Certificado de Negocios in Seville, Spain, is fluent in Spanish and dedicates a portion of her work time to helping women-owned businesses in developing countries succeed.

Co-VP Education and Professional Development:
Kellie Wardman,

Kellie Wardman is a certified life and leadership/executive coach supporting individuals, managers, and C-suite leaders in non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Through her work as senior consultant with DBD Group, she helps leaders and organizations address strategic and operational challenges. Her particular focus is on executive and team coaching, leadership and culture, strategic planning, facilitating partnerships and collaborations, and board development and governance.

Prior to her work as a consultant, she worked in non-profit operations for 10 years, including as chief operating officer of the largest YMCA in northern New England. She also spent 10 years in the field of systems thinking and organizational learning, serving as publications director at Pegasus Communications. There, she helped develop tools and resources focused on leading-edge topics in personal and organizational development. At Pegasus, she launched a new book publishing business and a newsletter, Leverage Points: News and Ideas for the Organizational Learner. She has also served as adjunct faculty in marketing, business communications, and creative writing at Southern New Hampshire University and New England College.

Kellie’s BA is from the University of New Hampshire and she also has an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach® (CPCC) and certified in the Leadership Circle Profile and Collective Leadership Assessments. For fun, she enjoys writing, playing competitive doubles tennis, hiking the White Mountains of NH, traveling, and yoga.

Member at Large / Volunteer Coordinator:
Joan Devine,

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,

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.