The Arizona Organization Development Network (AzODN) was founded in 1999 by a dedicated group of OD professionals looking to create opportunities to learn, grow, and share together in the Phoenix area. More than 20 years later, we continue to bring these same values to life with quality programming and opportunities to network.
AZODN is a 501(c)6 nonprofit membership organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors.
From those just investigating the world of OD to those that are seasoned professionals, from the valleys to the mountains of Arizona, all are welcome here!
Meet our Volunteer Board
Sean is business consultant that enjoys rolling up his sleeves to help his clients be successful. In the past Sean aided heavy industry clients (construction, oil & gas, chemicals) to achieve Operational Excellence. Today, Sean is leveraging that experience to help organizations improve their employee experience proposition by meeting our 6 core human needs at work.
Sean Morris, Chair
Angela is the Founder and People Operations Strategist of Tait Consulting, which empowers growth-minded leaders to increase engagement, improve retention and buy back their time by hiring top performers, coaching leaders, and building employee development systems to gain more profitability. Angela lives in Phoenix, with her husband and two young boys. She is an internationally recognized HR and Talent Management Leader with over 10 years of experience facilitating strategic growth for small, mid, and large corporate teams. Though her experience has spanned a diverse array of industries, some of her most notable work includes training and growing staff by 1000% within 2 years, as well as increasing employee 90-day retention by 80%. Beyond her field experience, holds a Society of Human Resources-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) Certification, and has a master's degree in Organization Development (MSOD) from Pepperdine University.
Angela Tait, Secretary
Rich has extensive experience building human resource processes, practices, and capabilities in high growth environments and guiding leaders through mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, and other business transformations. Working with Fortune 1000 companies enabled him to serve a wide range of organizational functions and leadership levels worldwide. Rich held corporate HR leadership roles in addition to working for multiple consulting firms. His broad industry experience includes professional services, private equity, manufacturing, consumer goods and services, energy, healthcare, insurance, banking, and financial services. Rich has a dual MBA/MOD from Bowling Green State University and is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner. He also achieved ‘Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach’(ICF accredited program through College of Executive Coaching). In addition, Rich has training and project experience with lean six sigma and other continuous improvement methodologies.
Richard Toronto, Treasurer
Dr. Jonathan Weller
Dr. Jonathan Weller, Vice Chair