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Team Members

John Fitzpatrick

John Fitzpatrick

Founder, Managing DirectorGet to Know BusX Radio 2

John has worked with more than 300 companies, providing effective employee learning solutions targeted at reaching strategic business objectives. His direct experience spans healthcare, manufacturing, information technology, professional services, and state and local governments. His business initiatives encompass everything from systems modernization to change management, organizational realignment, business processes innovation, new technology adoption, and educational support systems for internal and external customers. John is passionate about corporate learning and has enjoyed the challenge of helping clients develop strategies to remove barriers to performance through the strategic application of talent development, technology, and change management tactics.

Andy Petroski

Andy Petroski

Avalon Foster Group, Advisory Board
Senior Consultant - Learning Technologies & Instructional Design
Director of Learning Technologies and Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HUAndy is an award-winning instructional technologist with more than 15 years of e-learning design and development experience in multimedia production firms, independent consulting, corporate learning and education. Currently Director of Learning Technologies and Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, he has played various roles in e-learning implementations including project manager, multimedia producer, instructional designer, graphic designer, writer, and developer.

Charles Palmer

Charles Palmer

Avalon Foster Group, Advisory Board
Senior Consultant - Entertainment & Learning Technologies
Exec. Dir. of the Center for Adv. Entertainment & Learning Technologies and Assoc. Professor of Multimedia at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

HUCharles Palmer consults as an expert in advanced entertainment and learning technologies for Avalon Foster Group, and serves as member of the AFG Advisory Board. Currently Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entertainment & Learning Technologies and Associate Professor of Multimedia at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, his passion is envisioning and developing breakthrough learning and entertainment technologies and then applying them to real-world business and academic initiatives.

Karen Davey-Winter

Karen Davey-Winter

Professional Coach, Senior Faciliator, Organizational Development Consultant

Karen Davey-Winter is an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed Professional Coach (ACC level) with over 20 years of senior leadership experience in a variety of large and small organizations. Karen’s background includes senior positions at Kaiser Permanente in California and Maryland, where she was on the Leadership Team of a $5.2bn project to rollout the largest private electronic health record system in the world. She was also Practice Director for a nation-wide Consulting Company, responsible for building a pipeline of business and managing a profit and loss center. She has worked for a number of Federal Government Agencies and Biotech/ Pharmaceutical organizations in both consulting and executive coaching roles and is a senior coach at Avalon Foster. 

Donna Pearring

Donna Pearring

Professional Coach, Senior Faciliator, Organizational Development Consultant

Donna Pearring is an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed Professional Coach (PCC level) with over 25 years of practical business, managerial, and leadership experience in Fortune 500 companies, such as IBM and Siemens. During Donna’s career in IT/Telecommunications, she gained experience and appreciation for the entire business continuum, to include sales, sales support, systems engineering, systems design, implementation, project management, operations and service. This experience enables Donna to relate to business challenges and can incorporate both real life experience and organization development theory and tools into her coaching.

John Oyhenart

John Oyhenart

Professional Coach, Senior Facilitator

John Oyhenart is an ICF (International Coach Federation) credentialed Professional Coach (ACC level) with over 30 years of leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. 

John’s background includes  leadership positions in the utility and energy consulting industries, where he led high-performing teams in a range of disciplines including engineering, accounting, project management, marketing, communications, and consulting.  He was also treasurer and president of the Hispanic Committee of Virginia, a social service agency located in Northern Virginia whose mission was to help immigrants assimilate and become fully-contributing members of American society.

Laurel Thomas

Laurel Thomas

Instructional Designer, E-Learning Developer, Voiceover Talent

Laurel Thomas is an award-winning instructional designer and e-learning developer, as well as a versatile voiceover talent. Her experience in developing high-quality, interactive training over the last 15 years has spanned many industries, from retail and banking to technology and energy. She has experience in all phases of training development and specializes in curriculum design, editing and e-learning. As a voice actor, Laurel "cut her teeth" on e-learning narration and frequently voices corporate videos, presentations, and courses.

Marguerite Plank

Marguerite Plank

Corporate Communications

As a writing enthusiast, Marguerite brings her passion and superior skills to the Avalon Foster Group team, where she is responsible for the in-house development and editing of corporate communications materials and Web-based content. She also oversees quality assurance in the authoring and production of client deliverables and work products. Her excellence in writing and her former experience in instructional design make her a seasoned expert at ensuring that all documents, training products, and corporate messaging are of the highest standards.

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Gettysburg, PA 17325
Call: 717-398-5066

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