Learning & Development Team

Our strategy is to provide professional and leadership development at all levels that is linked directly to supporting the University’s Mission, Vision, and Values; as well as, the execution of the strategic priorities related to enhancing and promoting development programs at all career stages.

Email: HR Learning & Development   |   Phone: 303-724-6813   |   L&D Home

Meet the Team


Debbie Lammers

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Learning and Development
debra.lammers@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-9685

Specialty Areas: Professional development and consulting services that include, but not limited to: custom training courses for individuals and teams, individual and team coaching, 360 assessments, employee climate surveys, team building activities, strategic planning, and group meeting facilitation.

Bio: Debbie started with the University in March of 2018. Prior to joining the University, Debbie worked in the heavy industrial construction industry leading internal professional development initiatives, employee coaching, curriculum design, and course facilitation. She attended the University of Colorado Denver Campus where she received her undergraduate degree in business followed by an MBA with an emphasis in HR and organizational learning. In addition, she completed a master’s degree in organizational development and curriculum design through CSU-Global.

Overall, Debbie has more than 20 years of experience that includes developing high-performing teams, designing and launching talent development initiatives, and designing and delivering high-impact learning solutions. Debbie has a strong passion for learning and taking what she learns and helping others grow and develop personally and professionally.

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever, Strategic, Learner, Responsibility, Relator 

Kaitlin Norris

Learning and Development Consultant
kaitlin.norris@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-9698 

Specialty Areas: Inquiries and issues related to New Employee Orientation, individual and team DISC consultations, custom course requests, assistance with instructor led course registration, schedules and/or logistics, and resources available through Skillsoft or LinkedIn Learning.

Bio: Kaitlin joined the Learning and Development team in April 2019. Prior to this, Kaitlin worked in Talent Management/Recruitment at the Anschutz Medical Campus and at Illinois State University. Her educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Spanish as well as an MBA from Illinois State University. She has worked in higher education for 10+ years. Kaitlin considers herself a life-long learner and loves helping others grow and develop at CU.

Top 5 Strengths: Achiever, Maximizer, Learner, Harmony, Responsibility

Andrea Duran

Organizational Development Specialist
andrea.duran@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-3391

Specialty Areas: Custom course requests, assistance with instructor led course registration, schedules and/or logistics, and resources available through Skillsoft or LinkedIn Learning.

Bio: Andrea began her career journey as a Strategy and Innovations Project Coordinator at the University of Colorado, Anschutz campus, overseeing project direction and execution for the Colorado Center for Personalized Medicine. Prior to this, she served as a Special Projects Coordinator at the Office of Behavioral Health Strategies for the City and County of Denver, focusing on initiatives for vulnerable citizens. With over a decade at OpenWorld Learning (OWL), Andrea led STEM programs for low-income youth, progressing from Program Manager to Program Director. Holding both a Bachelor's in Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master's in Organizational Leadership from Regis University’s Anderson College of Business, Andrea brings expertise in program development, project management, staff training, and data-driven decision-making, driven by her commitment to inclusive environments and lifelong learning.

Top 5 Strengths: Ideation, Strategic, Achiever, Learner, Futuristic

Allen L. Abbott

Organizational Development Consultant, Learning and Development
allen.abbott@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-6798

Specialty Areas: Professional development and consulting services that include, but are not limited to:  individual and team coaching, strategic planning & analysis, process assessment, KPI/OKR creation and alignment, executive reporting, 360 assessments, team building activities, and group meeting facilitation. 

Bio: Prior to joining the University, Allen worked in various senior leadership roles for middle market B2B & B2C service providers that specialize in consumer and small business financial services. Throughout his career, he has created and overseen the implementation of corporate improvement strategies, including business process analysis, strategic planning implementation & tracking frameworks, KPI/OKR development and reporting, workforce planning, training and development systems integrations, and the rollout of enterprise-wide project management.  Allen has a BA in Psychology from Rockhurst University, an MBA from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and an MS in Leadership and Organizational Development from the University of Texas - Dallas. 

Top 5 Strengths: Learner, Harmony, Context, Relator, Intellection


Katie Hamburg

Program Specialist
katherine.hamburg@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-9684

Specialty Areas: LMS Administration, Data Analysis, Content Development, Course Facilitation

Bio: In August 2023, Katherine joined the University as the Program Specialist for the Learning and Development team. With 12 years of experience in education, including roles as a special education teacher and instructional designer, she brings a wealth of knowledge to this role. She holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a master's degree in education from Truman State University. She also earned a master’s certificate in autism spectrum disorders from the University of Kansas. Katherine is enthusiastic about applying her experience to advance professional development and community engagement at the CU Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus, reflecting her passion for inclusive learning environments.

Top 5 Strengths: Context, Connectedness, Harmony, Learner, Arranger

Hannah Bailey

Training Coordinator
hannah.2.bailey@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-6818

Specialty Areas: New Employee Orientation, Calendar invites, logistics, and SkillSoft enrollment. 

Bio: Hannah started with the university in August of 2022 as a Training Coordinator Student Assistant. She is in her senior year at CU Denver studying Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the team, she worked in the customer service and hospitality industries. Hannah has a strong passion for personal and professional development. Her words to live by are, “Grow through what you are going through”.  

Top 5 Strengths: Connectedness, Empathy, Developer, Intellection, Harmony 

Brian Rocz

Website Administrator
brian.rocz@cuanschutz.edu | 303-724-8006

Specialty Areas: Digital content management & development, quality assurance of standards and processes, graphic design, technical /copy writing. 

Bio: Brian pursued a graduate degree and career change into learning design and development after years in hospitality. He attended the University of Colorado Denver where he received a BA in English writing and literature and a MA in information and learning technologies. He has a broad range of design experience which includes digital content design, writing, editing, eLearning, and 3D modeling/animation. He enjoys supporting educators and content creators with their design ideas and development projects. Brian is a lifelong learner whose interests lie in technology as it relates to content creation, education, social media, gaming, Web3, and the metaverse. 

Top 5 Strengths: Intellection, Deliberative, Input, Analytical, Responsibility

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