about us


Invista has a talented group of seasoned professionals with the specialized skills and background to meet your needs.

  • Executive Director Don Sosnowski

    Don Sosnowski

    Executive Director

    Don Sosnowski is the Executive Director of Invista Performance Solutions. Don has a rich 14 year leadership background in both community college corporate education and workforce development in Illinois, Colorado, and Washington.  Throughout his career, he has worked successfully with hundreds of organizations providing cost effective education, training and consulting solutions. He completed his M-Div. at Trinity International University and his B.A. at Gordon College.  Don holds certifications from Jack Philips’ ROI Institute and the IL Center for Workplace Literacy Basic Skills.  In addition to his community college experience, he worked as Assistant Workforce Director at Goodwill of Olympics and Rainier Region building programs for the disabled and disadvantaged in Pierce County, and operated an educational consulting firm in the Chicago market providing cross-cultural communication training to Japanese executives.

  • Senior Project Manager Emily Barnett

    Emily Barnett

    Senior Project Manager

    Emily Barnett is responsible for managing the development and delivery of Invista Performance Solutions’ services. In this role, she works closely with instructional facilitators to design programs that meet the unique needs of each client. Emily also helps recruit and assess subject matter experts and instructors for training opportunities.

    From 2010 to present, Ms. Barnett has managed delivery of training, development, and coaching services for over 25 clients including the Goodwill of the Olympics and Rainier Region, WorkForce Central, City of Tacoma, Pierce County Public Works, and the SEIU Northwest Healthcare Training Partnership. She has managed numerous project series including Warehousing and Logistics, Supervisory Success, Continuous Process Improvement, and Executive Leader Coaching.

    Emily has been selected by her peers as a leader and works throughout the year facilitating monthly development webinars on current training and development issues to her colleagues in the Global Corporate College network. She serves as the Vice President of Education for her Toastmasters Club 13 and is completing her CPLP credential. Emily has a Master of Arts in Teaching and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Puget Sound. She has earned her Washington State teaching credential.

  • Business Development Manager Steven Kovacs

    Steven Kovacs

    Business Development Manager

    As the Business Development Manager at Invista Performance Solutions, Steven leads corporate outreach in the Puget Sound region and is responsible for developing and managing our client relationships. Steven’s diverse experience in the business world and drive for education inspires his ability to customize performance solutions, helping businesses worldwide achieve their development goals. Steven fosters genuine relationships, earning a trust that creates an openness to ascertain a true understanding of organizational needs. His in depth consultation style matches needs to best solutions resulting in the greatest impact to business.  Steven holds a B.S. degree in Business from Arizona State University and is a member of the Association for Talent Development and Society for Human Resource Management Puget Sound Chapters.

  • Project Manager Vicki Christensen

    Vicki Christensen

    Project Manager

    Vicki works with the other Project Managers to coordinate the delivery of training solutions in order to support the SEIU Healthcare NW Training Partnership contract delivery team. In this position, she manages various instructors and staff, oversees scheduling of classes, and coordinates multiple priority projects often with a geographically distributed team.

  • Project Manager Carla Carey

    Carla Carey

    Project Manager

    As Project Manager at Invista Performance Solutions, Carla manages client program development, delivery and evaluation. Carla has over 20 years of experience managing training and technical assistance programs and centers and has successfully developed and managed training for universities, colleges, nonprofit and corporate entities. She has specialized in Instructional Systems Design based on strategic planning and has a Ph.D. in educational administration.

  • Christine Schiesl

    Christine Schiesl

    Program Coordinator

    As a Program Coordinator, Christine provides support for Invista Performance Solutions operations, as well as support to Project Managers. Christine performs a variety of duties such as coordinating training schedules, responding to inquiries, and processing registrations.

  • Candace Barnwell

    Candace Barnwell

    Fiscal Tech

    In this position, Candace maintains Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable while assisting the Executive Director in financial reports. As the fiscal tech, Candace collaborates with IPS team members to meet client needs and support the fiscal growth of IPS.

  • Tiffany Tieu

    Tiffany Tieu

    Office Clerk

    As an Office Clerk, Tiffany provides support for Continuing Education and Professional Development operations, as well as support to Project Manager, Carla Carey. Tiffany performs a variety of assignments such as preparing reports, processing registrations, and preparing course materials.

  • Ciara Swann

    Ciara Swann

    Marketing and Sales Intern

    As the Marketing and Sales Intern, Ciara is responsible for supporting the promotion of IPS’ programs and services. Her duties include: maintaining IPS’ social media presence, updating the website with new content, maintaining a client database, submitting the monthly newsletters, and responding to requests for information.