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Our Team

Because the Griffin Tate Group trains the world in project management, we have a diverse team of instructors stationed around the globe. Successful as practitioners, business executives, engineers, trainers, and leaders; our team is focused exclusively on delivering high-impact project management training to help you meet your personal and professional goals.

Karen Tate - President and Founder

Karen earned her Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) from PMI, an MBA from Xavier University, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. She also attended Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. Additionally, Karen is an adjunct faculty member at Villanova University, a Senior Life Member of the Society of Women Engineers, and a member of American Mensa. more ...

Robin Snyder - Operations Manager

Robin Snyder, operations manager, brings 12 years of success helping organizations achieve greater efficiency through project management to her role. A pivotal member of the Griffin Tate Group since 2002, she oversees all aspects of the group’s functional processes and documentation procedures – from drafting and development through to execution. more ...

Pamela Carter-Bergvin - MBA, PMP, Instructor

A certified instructor for the Griffin Tate Group for over a decade, Pamela Carter-Bergvin leverages over 20 years of expertise as a project management educator and practitioner to inspire students around the world. Her in-depth knowledge of project management tools and techniques provides a distinct, high-value workshop experience. more ...

Manon Deguire - MSc, PMP, Prince2P, Instructor

A seasoned educator and practitioner, Manon Deguire brings over 25 years experience delivering consultancy, training and research services in value, project and program management to her role as an instructor at Griffin Tate Group. Her attentive approach to learning inspires corporate and university audiences around the world. Manon is a member of the PMI ® Registered Education Provider Advisory Group. She works both in French and English and has extensive experience with individual and group coaching and facilitation. more ...

Kathleen Donohue - PMP, Instructor

Kathleen Donohue brings 20 years experience in project management to her role as an instructor and consultant at the Griffin Tate Group. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP®), she has been engaging clients in the classroom for over eight years with her expansive knowledge of the discipline, her coaching abilities and her enthusiasm. more ...

Jay Gassaway - MBA, PMP

Commended for his outstanding abilities as an instructor, Jay Gassaway brings an exceptional breadth of real-world experience to his role as an instructor at the Griffin Tate Group. Jay’s 35-year tenure at Public Service Electric & Gas reflects his competency and commitment: a highly accomplished project management professional. more ...

Pamela Gladwell - Instructor

Pam is an experienced leader with more than 20 years of proven success in delivering profit and growth through the application of world-class management methodologies. As the President of the center for Quality of Management, a Goal/QPC company, Pam was responsible for advising companies on ways to improve their business performance and results. She was responsible for leading a consortium of more than 30 aggressive, dynamic businesses through a mutual learning process where CEOs, CFOs and CQOs share information and ideas with one another. more ...

Joseph Grizzle - Instructor

Joseph (Joe) Grizzle brings his expansive work leading successful international projects to his role as an expert instructor at The Griffin Tate Group. A seasoned educator and professional, and Project Management Methodologist for Delta Airlines, Joe has an uncommon depth of insight on the importance of building leadership and soft skills to prevail in a rapidly evolving workplace. He draws upon his diverse experiences and engaging style to create an ideal learning environment – both live and in the virtual classroom - for building practical project leadership skills. more ...

Phillip Hill - Instructor, PMP

Philip Hill brings expertise as a seasoned program manager and former program office director to his role as an instructor at the Griffin Tate Group. With over 29 years of information technology experience, Phil has helped companies implement proven methods for project management, quality management, and configuration management in various industries. more ...

Gerri Martin - CPA, MPM

Incorporating real-world expertise and an abundance of enthusiasm into every course she teaches, Gerri Lynn Martin’s approach has been applauded by the Griffin Tate Group’s clients for over seven years. Her success is the byproduct of 15 years of project management experience and 10 years experience as an instructor. Software development is Gerri’s area of project expertise. more ...

Dorothy Sibert - M.ED., MBA, Course Developer

Leveraging over 25 years of expertise working on a wide-range of projects, and developing training materials for a wide-range of audiences and industries, Dorothy Sibert is a key member of the course development team at the Griffin Tate Group. She collaborates both on the creative development of new course offerings and on updating existing courses at all levels. more ...

Sheilina Somani - PMP, Instructor

Students of Sheilina Somani consistently cite enthusiasm, energy, and professionalism as key enhancers to her work as an instructor at the Griffin Tate Group. Her interactive, engaging style is reinforced with over 20 years of experience, working in more than 40 countries as a project manager. Her broad expertise has helped senior executives and new practitioners grasp key areas of project management, including interpersonal skills, team building, leadership and diversity. more ...