President - Jacqueline Deuling, Ph.D.

Jacqueline K. Deuling is an Associate Professor of I/O Psychology at Roosevelt University. She received her Ph.D. from Wayne State University after a few years of working in a research consulting firm. Her primary research and consulting interests are in the role of personality and situational context on work-family conflict, the leader-follower relationship, and effective functioning of groups and teams. She also has a special interest in better understanding societal reaction and interactions with individuals with disabilities.

Vice President – Riza Yamat, M.A.

Riza Yamat enjoys Chicago's four-season weather especially when it should be summer. In the field of I/O, her heart lies on the "O" side, however is always intrigued on the promise "I" brings, which is clarity or most often a different perspective on a work related issue. Riza obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology at North Central College and her master's degree in I/O Psychology at Roosevelt University. She is proud to be on the board of CIOP and looks forward to making connections with the Chicago I/O Psychology community.     

Treasurer - Ashley Robinson, M.A.

Ashley Robinson works as a diversity recruiter at Accenture. This role allows Ashley to explore different areas of talent acquisition and personnel development. She serves as a strategic business partner to support Accenture’s diversity initiatives – while also providing complimentary sourcing. Ashley received her master’s degree in I/O Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2014 and her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2010.  

Social Media/Communication Officer - Cynthia Cerrentano, Ph.D.

Cynthia Cerrentano is the Associate Dean of Instruction at Harold Washington College. She received her Ph.D. in I-O/Social Psychology from Northern Illinois University.  Prior to Harold Washington, she worked at University of California-Santa Barbara, Northern Illinois University, Waubonsee Community College, Elgin Community College, and North Central College.  Her research involves perceptions of LGBT individuals in the workplace. Specifically, she studies how sex, gender, and gender expression interact to affect interpersonal variables and hiring decisions. Cynthia has also conducted studies on humor in the workplace and how employees perceive leaders who either use humor or do not use humor as a part of their leadership style.

Student Board Member - Shelomi Gomes, Roosevelt University

Shelomi Gomes is a doctoral student at Roosevelt University and currently works in the lab of Dr. Jacqueline Deuling. Shelomi’s research interests include work-family dynamics, motivation, leadership, and organizational culture. She calls Australia and the United States her homes and has 12 years of work experience in accounting & sales between the two countries. Shelomi looks forward to developing more CIOP events and networking opportunities for I/O professionals who work both in the field and in academia. 

Student Board Member - Rachel Chadderdon, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Rachel Chadderdon is pursuing her master’s degree in I/O Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her interests include organizational development, organizational culture, change management, strategic communication and professional coaching. Rachel has an extensive background in public relations where she currently oversees initiatives for consumer brands and clients. Upon graduation, she hopes to bring her decade of communication experience to the I/O industry.

Student Board Member - Katrina Zurla, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Katrina Zurla is currently working on her master’s degree in I/O Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received her bachelor’s degree in Professional Communication from Siena Heights University in 2013. Her I/O interests include organizational behavior, soft skills training design and implementation, and change management. 


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