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Member Spotlight - Dec 2020


LYNNDA WEST -  PBM Programs Trainer // Pharmacy Benefit Dimensions

How did you come to this role and/or career? I started out as a SME Pharmacy Technician for Walgreens 20+ years ago. That role evolved into a Store and Pharmacy Operations Trainer where I was able to build on skills that were strengths and develop some new ones.  

If you gave yourself a creative job description/job title what would it be? Coordinator of Chaos 

What is your favorite part of your current role? My favorite part of my job is feeling like a contributor, like the work that I do somehow impacts the organization in a positive and meaningful way.


When did you join ATD? Why? I joined ATD fall of 2019 after hearing about it from a peer at a workshop. I joined because it sounded like a great opportunity to network and get fresh new perspectives from others in field.

What has ATD meant to you? ATD has been a great resource during this COVID quarantine.  There are always great webinars and offerings that keep me engaged as a learner and facilitator.

What is a fun fact about yourself? I love animals and own 3 rescue dogs.

We want to spotlight you!  Contact VP Communications Kelly Glosser at kelly.glosser@atdbuffalo.org for more details about how you can share your story or nominate someone else!


Member Spotlight - Nov 2020


CHRISTA MEER - Learning & Development Specialist at Independent Health (3 years in role; 10 years in L&D/Training)

How did you come to this role and/or career? I started my career at Delaware North Companies in their IT department. I understood the need for people to receive help in a way that promoted kindness and learning. I took the leap and received my Masters in Education from Canisius with the intent on teaching. I slowly realized that teaching in a corporate environment was just as needed for adult learners as it is for childhood learning.  From that point on, I was teaching and training on a variety of technical and functional concepts. It was a win-win for me!  

What is your favorite part of your current role? I love working with people and helping them learn and understand new concepts. It is wonderful to see the result of my training in their face and body language once they master the learning concepts.  It brings me great joy to help people.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in your career area/role? I would advise that you need time to see how your talents and gifts fit with your goals in life. Don’t rush. Try new ideas and roles. Be patient. It will all come together as it is meant to be. 


What has ATD meant to you? 

It has been a huge benefit for me to meet new people and share ideas. Everyone that I have met has a different perspective on what they want to help others learn and how they want to accomplish it. Many talents bring many ideas to share.

What is a fun fact about yourself? I do not drink coffee because it is not a friend to me! Also, I do not use an alarm clock to wake up for work!! (or anything!)  

We want to spotlight you!  Contact VP Communications Kelly Glosser at kelly.glosser@atdbuffalo.org for more details about how you can share your story or nominate someone else!


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