The Institute team has deep expertise in performance improvement, school improvement, human capital management, credential development, talent management, and adult training and development. The team is equally experienced in school turnaround, and continuous improvement at the state agency, local education agency and school levels. The Institute’s focus on implementation for sustainability helps those they train and support to meet their goals and maintain gains in improvement over time.
Deb Page, CPT, CPIF, HPLJ
Institute CEO and President
Deb Page, CPT, CPIF, HPLJ, co-founded the Institute in 2010 to provide training and certification for performance improvement facilitators. She and Dr. Judith Hale researched the practices of highly effective professionals who guide collaborative performance improvement, and codified and validated performance standards which are the basis of the Certified Performance Improvement Facilitator™ and Certified School Improvement Specialist™ certifications and related development programs. As a senior executive for a Fortune 20 company, she led human capital management, quality management, and performance improvement. She led the start-up of the Georgia Leadership Institute for School Improvement. She is a Certified Performance Technologist and earned the Brinkerhoff High Performance Learning Journey global certification in 2018.
Dr. Judith Hale, CPT, CACP, CACP, CIDD and ibstpi Fellow
Co-Founder and Senior Lead Instructor
Her firm, Hale Associates, has worked with clients in all industries in the private and public sectors for more than 25 years. Judy has served as president of the International Society of Performance and Improvement (ISPI). She is currently a member of the Human Resource Management Advisory Committee for the Forbes School of Business and Technology at Ashford University. In the past she has served as president of the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) and on task forces undertaking research related to credentialing. She has served on the ISPI President’s Advisory Council and on the Illinois Occupational Skills Standards Credentialing Council. Judith provides training through the Hale Center and speaks regularly at international and national conferences on subjects related to competence, credentialing, evaluation, implementation, assessment, and performance improvement. Her book The School Improvement Specialist Field Book (2013) was co-authored by Deb Page and received ISPI Outstanding Communication Award. Judy is also the author of the popular and award winning resource about certification – Performance-Based Certification: How to design a valid, defensible, cost-effective program, 2nd ED (2012), the best-selling resource on performance improvement consulting – Performance Consultant’s Fieldbook: tools and techniques for improving organizations and people, 2nd Ed (2007); Outsourcing Training and Development (2006); Performance-based Management: What every manager should do to get results (2003); Performance-Based Evaluation: tools and techniques for measuring the impact of training (2002); The Training Manager’s Competencies (1989); and co-author of Achieving a Leadership Role for Training (1995).
Hale and Page co-authored The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide (Corwin Press, 2013). The Field Guide is the text for the LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience and contains 50+ digital tools.
Dr. Jean Quigg, CSIS, ID (ILT), HPLJ
National Certification Director and Lead Senior Instructor
Dr. Quigg serves as National Certification Director and Senior Lead Instructor. She is co-author of the LAUNCH!™ Learning Experience, develops performance-based courses, and provides school improvement consulting support to school districts. She is a retired School System Superintendent and a former Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, principal, assistant principal, reading specialist and elementary teacher. She has deep practical expertise in school improvement, standards-based instruction and grading, development of benchmark tests, and Career Academies. Her experiences in education span 40 years in urban, suburban, and rural school systems. She is a Certified School Improvement Specialist™ (CSIS) and also earned her Instructional Design (ID (ILT)) Certification and Brinkerhoff High Performance Learning Journey Certification in Adult Learning Design. She Co-leads the Principal Supervisor Learning Experience. Jean can be reached at Jean@TIFPI.org.
Dr. Donna Hinton, LPLJ
LAUNCH!™ Coach and Instructor
Dr. Donna Hinton is a recently retired School Superintendent with deep expertise in working with high-poverty rural schools. She also worked for two year coaching district and school leaders and academic coaches in LAUNCH!™ in her rural district, and connected the work of LAUNCH!™ to build strong employer relationships and partnerships to support student success and local workforce development. She earned the Brinkerhoff High Performance Learning Journey Certification in Adult Learning Design in 2020.
Business and Partnership Development Director
Chris Madrid Serves as Business and Partnership Development Director to support scaling the Institute’s work, leveraging partnerships and collaborative arrangements. Chris manages pilots of innovative programs, serves as lead project manager and supports Agile product, program and partnership development using short-cycle iterations. An accomplished professional with a deep history of strategy development and implementation of market share and financial initiatives in the telecommunications/wireless, and non-profit spaces, Chris’s forte is creating and launching new products, solutions, and programs with a keen eye for people and operational considerations. His experience includes Go-To-Market strategy development and execution, agile marketing, sales channel activation, product realization, project and program management, and cross-functional leadership. While at BellSouth (now AT&T) Chris won an industry award for new product development and was also recognized as a Marketer of the Year for new market entry. Chris holds a Masters in Technology Management from Mercer University and he also has over 20 years of pro-bono leadership experience guiding non-profits in creating strategies, human capital and processes for achieving mission goals and objectives. Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pam Henderson, and her company, Henderson and Associates, has specialized for over 30 years in operations management, event planning and management, financial planning and management and amazing client service and relationships. Contact Pam@TIFPI.org regarding contracts, purchase orders, registration and other support.
Vangie Altman, CSIS
Vangie Altman, CSIS, serves as a coach for the LAUNCH! Learning & Performance Journey for school improvement facilitators. Recently retired after serving many years as an Education Recovery Specialist for the Kentucky Department of Education, Vangie has deep experience in guiding school improvement with teachers and leadership teams. She is a former Gifted and Talented Coordinator for Campbellsville Independent School District. She served as the Region 6 Representative for Kentucky’s National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS); trained teachers and leaders in Thoughtful Education Engagement Tools and Strategies; established a Journalism program for gifted/talented students utilizing multiple technology programs to enhance writing skills, spotlight student achievement, and provide communication for students and their families; established Campbellsville University’s Leadership Consortium for Campbellsville Middle and High School’s G/T students; and created the Campbellsville Chamber of Commerce Community Adult and Senior High School Leadership Program. She completed the LAUNCH! Learning & Performance Journey and earned the Certified School Improvement Specialist certification in 2015.