Potential Board Members:

If you are a Northern California change leader who would like to work alongside an all-hands-on-deck Board to inspire other change practitioners, take ownership for making things happen, and contribute to growing our local professional organization, please check out our Board openings.


Current Board Members


chris peila, president

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Principal | North America People & Organization Practice Lead, Capgemini Invent

As a founding member of ACMP (Global) with over 20 years helping organizations transform and bring to life what’s next, it is my honor to serve ACMP NorCal and build on its impressive successes while exploring ways we can serve more new and seasoned professionals; students; and our area businesses, nonprofits and government partners.

Email: president@acmpnorcalchapter.org

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Simon Foster, Marketing & Communications

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Sr. Manager, at Adobe, Inc

My passion is to increase the collaboration and camaraderie of change leaders in Northern California - providing a network of professionals we can call on to support, engage, and impassion voices within our companies.

Email: marcom@acmpnorcalchapter.org


Emily Howe, Director of events

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Management Consultant

I help California business leaders make real progress on critical initiatives, "stuck" projects and their long-term visions. And, with ACMP NorCal, I bring together the region’s change management thought leaders and most inspirational movers and shakers!

Email: events@acmpnorcalchapter.org

MEG Johnston, membership director

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Sr. Change Lead, Woodside Global Partners at Cisco Systems

As change leaders, it’s exciting to be at the center of innovation where new processes, systems, and cultures are being born. I joined ACMP and ACMP NorCal to learn and share with others who are just as passionate about enabling transformation as I am. The Bay Area is brimming with courageous talent and vision - let’s grow our ACMP NorCal community, challenge what is currently known as change management, and have fun while doing it! 

Email: membership@acmpnorcalchapter.org


Jim Turko, Treasurer

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Change management lead at Highlands consulting

Engaging with public and private sector to structure change engagements to maximize business results and adoption.

Email: treasurer@acmpnorcalchapter.org

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Shoeb Shaikh, Past president

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Principal Consultant, servicenow

As a NorCal native and a veteran Change Management practitioner, I am excited about the opportunities ahead in building our community based on trust, support, and service. I am motivated to lead fun events that foster learning, sharing, and peer recognition across a variety of mediums and locations to serve our diverse audience. Together, let’s make change a necessity not a luxury.

Email: president@acmpnorcalchapter.org