The Lernia Management Team
Jill Huentelman Founder/President

Jill Huentelman is Founder and President of Lernia. Jill has over 16 years experience in development and delivery of training within the life sciences industry. Jill provides leadership to position Lernia at the forefront of the industry, and oversees Lernia’s operations to ensure client satisfaction, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.

Armand Spoto Director, Strategic Innovation

Armand has over 13 years of experience in the development and delivery of training programs. Over the past eight years he has provided project management, and development and implementation of programs designed to maximize employee growth and development within the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device sectors. Armand has also extensive experience in the areas of Training Strategy, Program and Project Management, Performance Management and Employee Development. Armand received in M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology in 1997 from Radford University.

Stephanie Fillman Manager, Learning Solutions

Stephanie has over 18 years of experience in consulting and providing training solutions for corporate and compliance-driven business initiatives. She has extensive experience in curriculum development, e-Learning strategy, training program management, and business process and system application training development. Stephanie uses her expertise to ensure instructional design integrity for products across Lernia. Stephanie received her CPLP in 2006 from ASTD as a member of their pioneer group.

Susan Connell Manager, Program Management Office

Sue has over 10 of years experience in consulting and project management for the pharmaceutical sector. Her extensive experience includes managing the development and delivery of training programs including e-learning solutions for investigator staff of various clinical studies.

Elena Coarse Business Development Manager

Elena has over eight years of experience in Sales and Business Development, and 5+ years in Marketing and Public Relations. Elena’s work history includes a long career with Dale Carnegie as a Business Consultant as well as a Sales & Presentation Effectiveness Trainer. During her tenure, she received many sales awards; in 2010, she was ranked #21 in the US (56 internationally) for revenue produced. At Lernia, Elena will be responsible for assisting in setting and implementing our Marketing & Sales Strategy. She will work hands-on to develop sales by penetrating existing client accounts, as well as new client organizations.   

Christina DeLuca Director, Operations and Finance
Chris has over 20 years experience in the area of small to mid-size business operations, including corporate, marketing and sales administration, human resources, and finance.  Chris manages the day-to-day business operations at Lernia responsible for all areas of human resources, daily financial operations, contracts and policy administration, as well as office management. The majority of Chris’s career has been spent in the operations of training businesses and training consulting companies serving industries such as the pharmaceutical, financial, education  and government sectors.