Who We Are

County of Riverside (COR) Learning Center is Riverside County's learning and organization development function serving all County departments and employees. COR Learning Center provides learning and performance solutions to enhance public service outcomes that support the CEO's county-wide vision, goals, and his desire for Riverside County to become a service-focused, learning organization.

COR Learning Center takes pride in providing high quality learning, consulting and performance solutions that enable greatness in employees, departments, and divisions to help improve public service outcomes, county-wide.

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2016 Happiest Company Award and Employee Recognition Award



County of Riverside COR Learning is the winner of two 2016 TINYpulse awards:
the Happiest Company Award and Employee Recognition Award in the Government industry.
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Our Team

Our team of organizational development experts, trainers, instructional designers, and training management professionals are here to help you.

Nancy Taylor
Director of Leadership and Organizational Development

Nancy Taylor has been the Director of Leadership and Organization Development for the County of Riverside since 2001, hired to design an initiative to prepare people to move into key County jobs. In this role she serves as an instructor in the program, as an executive coach and as an internal organization development consultant to Riverside County departments. Prior to coming to the County, Nancy was in private practice with her husband specializing in “public sector organization development.”

Denise R. Walker
Deputy Director of Leadership and Organizational Development

Denise R. Walker brings more than 20 years of experience in local government and as a senior learning executive. Denise earned her Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Business from California State University, San Bernardino. She has received post-graduate training from the University of California Riverside, Covey Leadership Center, Balanced Scorecard Collaborative, the Institute of Cultural Affairs and the Council on Education in Management. 

Mike Horspool
Sr. Consultant - COR Learning Live

Mike Horspool is an experienced facilitator and organization development consultant. He works with executives throughout the County in helping develop strategies for implementing and supporting their most important goals. He has a Bachelor's Degree in psychology and he studied Industrial/Organizational Psychology during a 2 year master’s degree program at California State University, San Bernardino.

Len Wittrock
Consultant- COR Learning Live

Len Wittrock holds a B.S. in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in teaching methodologies from Biola University. Len has been directly responsible for helping county organizations achieve their strategic goals and rebuild their teams through his coaching and mentoring and consulting work. Len brings more than 20 years of leadership and organizational development experience as lead facilitator responsible for developing supervisors, managers and executives in the County of Riverside.

Bedan Kamau
Sr. Instructional Developer - COR Learning Online

Bedan Kamau holds a Master’s degree in Education in Instructional Technology, a Bachelor's of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Computer information systems from California State University, San Bernardino. Prior to joining the County he was a Sr. Instructional Designer at Cal Poly Pomona for five years. He also worked for California State University, San Bernardino as an Instructional designer for three years.

Lauren Cummings
LMS Administrator - COR Learning Online

Lauren Cummings is an experienced Learning Management Systems (LMS) administrator and analyst, having managed the LMS for both UC Riverside and UC San Diego prior to joining the county. She has certifications in Instructional Design and Digital Art & Design, and is an experienced web designer and technical writer. Lauren holds her Bachelor of Arts in History from UC Riverside as well as her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.

Amy Keller
Learning Consultant - COR Learning Online 

Amy Keller, after having spent many years working for various nonprofit organizations, joined the COR Learning Center Team. She is passionate about education and volunteers with many organizations within the community. Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Masters of Science in Education from California Baptist University.

Anita Pacheco
Team Lead - Operations

Anita Pacheco is a Learning Management Systems (LMS) administrator, financial administrator, and a Certified Client Facilitator. She has more than 30 years of experience in establishing and strengthening client relationships, and coordinates all client services to ensure all recipients achieve the maximum benefit of training products. Anita holds her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a certificate in Leadership Studies from California Baptist University.

Mariela Aguilar
HR Tech

Mariela Aguilar has over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, Office Management, and Social Services in the private sector. While working for the Skilled Nursing Facility, she developed assessments to provide patients with the best care to meet their individual needs. Prior to joining COR Learning she assisted RUHS Hospital employees as a benefits representative and presented workshops for new hires. 

Tammy Nester
Human Resources Technician - Operations

Tammy Nester has over 20 years of customer service, personnel, and supervisory experience in the private sector. She has developed job-specific employee training plans, and she is a strong advocate for continuous learning. Tammy is working toward a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership through California Baptist University.

Nadia Flores

Office Assistant - Operations

Nadia Flores has over 10 years of customer service in both private and public sectors. Her passion for helping others, and enforcing new methods of learning/teaching, surfaced when  working for a school district, for over 6 years. She is currently working toward a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with a minor in Creative Writing, through California Baptist University.