Council Leadership

Are you interested in serving in a leadership position with the Virginia SHRM State Council or a local Chapter? Get Involved!

Officers
Chapter Presidents
Central District
Eastern District
Metro District
Northern District
Southern District
Southwest District
District Directors
Core Leadership
Functional Directors
Emeritus - Past State Presidents
Officers
MICHAEL G. LATSKO
J.D., SHRM-CP, PHR
State Director
tel: 434-924-9054
BETTY WILCHER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Director Elect
tel: 434-766-6747
MISSIE MURDOCK
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Secretary
tel: 804-837-1525
BRENDA MADDEN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Treasurer
tel: 804-780-2076
KAREN A. EDMONDS
SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, SPHR
Immediate, Past State Director
tel: 540-257-4782
Chapter Presidents: Central District
JANE MCKENZIE DAVIS
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
President
Charlottesville SHRM
tel: 434-942-7237
CLAUDIA DORNIN
President

Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM
tel: 703-801-0179
JAMIE SALERNO
SHRM-SCP
President
Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 804-819-5151, x54085
Chapter Presidents
JANE MCKENZIE DAVIS
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
President
Charlottesville SHRM
tel: 434-942-7237
CLAUDIA DORNIN
President

Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM
tel: 703-801-0179
JAMIE SALERNO
SHRM-SCP
President
Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 804-819-5151, x54085
KELLY LANE
President

Hampton Roads SHRM
tel: 757-581-5849
ANGELA NEILAN
PHR
President
Peninsula Chapter SHRM
GRETCHEN FLYNN MORRIS
SHRM-SCP, GPHR, IMBA
President
Richmond SHRM
tel: 434-924-9054
NICOLE BELYNA
SHRM-SCP
President
DC SHRM
tel: 443-966-3872, x151
RAE DUFFY
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
Dulles SHRM
tel: 703-385-7200, x288
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Loudoun SHRM
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
KAT BENDER
President

Northern Virginia SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
MEG RIAT
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Prince William SHRM
tel: 571-364-5026
STEPHANIE REESE
President

Shenandoah Valley SHRM
MICHAEL CUTRONA
SHRM-SCP, PHR
President
Winchester SHRM
SHARON BARKSDALE
President

Blue Ridge Human Resource Association
tel: ‭276-638-3243‬
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
HCS, SCP
President
Lynchburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-688-6131
BRIAN F. ARD
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 540-562-5443, x8774
ANGIE MCADAMS
President

Southside SHRM
tel: 434-251-8147
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
SHRM-CP, A-PHR
President
New River Valley SHRM
tel: 540-585-9300, x7118
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
President
Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, x375
Chapter Presidents: Eastern District
KELLY LANE
President

Hampton Roads SHRM
tel: 757-581-5849
ANGELA NEILAN
PHR
President
Peninsula Chapter SHRM
GRETCHEN FLYNN MORRIS
SHRM-SCP, GPHR, IMBA
President
Richmond SHRM
tel: 434-924-9054
Chapter Presidents: Metro District
NICOLE BELYNA
SHRM-SCP
President
DC SHRM
tel: 443-966-3872, x151
RAE DUFFY
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
Dulles SHRM
tel: 703-385-7200, x288
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Loudoun SHRM
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
KAT BENDER
President

Northern Virginia SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
MEG RIAT
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Prince William SHRM
tel: 571-364-5026
District Directors
CHRISTINA PERKINS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Central District
Chapters include:
Charlottesville SHRM, Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM, and Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 540-399-1262
JOSIE PEARSON
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Eastern District
Chapters include:
Hampton Roads SHRM, Peninsula Chapter of SHRM, and Richmond SHRM
tel: 757-660-3804
DERON LEHMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Metro District
Chapters include:
DC SHRM, Dulles SHRM, Loudoun SHRM, Northern Virginia SHRM, and Prince William SHRM
tel: 202-262-7946
SHERI BENDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MS ED
DIR, Northern District
Chapters include:
Chapters include: Shenandoah Valley SHRM and Winchester Area SHRM
tel: 540-435-9557
LESLIE RAKES
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Southern District
Chapters include:
Southside Virginia SHRM, Blue Ridge HR Association, Lynchburg Regional SHRM, Roanoke Valley SHRM
PAM GILES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Southwest District
Chapters include:
New River Valley SHRM and Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, ext. 212
Core Leadership
TODD NOEBEL
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
COORD, A-Team
tel: 804-432-2183
MICHELLE STALNAKER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, M.A.
DIR, Certification
tel: 304-203-2186
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
CO-CH, College Relations
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
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DIR, Diversity & Inclusion; Workforce Education - Learn more @https://www.hrvirginia.org/about-us/get-involved/

TIFFANY P. DEANS
SPHR, SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Membership
tel: 703-483-2413
PATRICIA CRAFT
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, SHRM Foundation
tel: 540-746-1125
Chapter Presidents: Northern District
STEPHANIE REESE
President

Shenandoah Valley SHRM
MICHAEL CUTRONA
SHRM-SCP, PHR
President
Winchester SHRM
Functional Directors
PAM GIBSON GOFF
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MUA
DIR, Best Practices
tel: 540-553-6383
SUSAN GROSSMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Communications
ROBIN HOBSON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-DIR, Conferences
SHAMEKA DAVENPORT
SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP, PH.D.
CO-DIR, Conferences
tel: 434-947-2440
SHARIFA GOMEZ
PHR, SHRM-CP, CHRL
DIR, International
ELAINE HOGAN ESQ.
DIR, Legislative

tel: 757-698-7299
JOHN F. KATES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Social Media
tel: 804-837-1524
BETH RUSH
PHR
DIR, Special Projects
MEG O. WAGNER-DIGGS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Sponsorships/Partnership; DIR, Technology
tel: 757-817-3244
KARIS TANNER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CH, 2019 State Conf
tel: 757-321-5414
JOSIE PEARSON
SHRM-CP, PHR
CO-CH, 2020 State Conf
tel: 757-660-3804
GAIL WHITE
SHRM-CSP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2020 State Conf
tel: 434-243-3509
NICOLE BELYNA SHRM-SCP
CO-CH, 2021 State Conf

tel: tel: 443-966-3872, x151
DERON LEHMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2021 State Conf
tel: 202-262-7946
BURT THOMPSON
DIR, Veterans & Military

tel: 907-957-0607
JESSAMYN DUPREE
SHRM-CP
LIAS, Young Professionals
tel: 703-209-5497
Chapter Presidents: Southern District
SHARON BARKSDALE
President

Blue Ridge Human Resource Association
tel: ‭276-638-3243‬
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
HCS, SCP
President
Lynchburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-688-6131
BRIAN F. ARD
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 540-562-5443, x8774
ANGIE MCADAMS
President

Southside SHRM
tel: 434-251-8147
Chapter Presidents: Southwest District
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
SHRM-CP, A-PHR
President
New River Valley SHRM
tel: 540-585-9300, x7118
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
President
Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, x375
Emeritus - Past State Presidents
SUSAN CRAFT
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, MS

MARCY ENGLE
PHR

tel: ‭(540) 435-1044‬
CINDY HALE
SHRM-CSP, SPHR

tel: 540-552-3515, x307
JOHN F. KATES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 804-837-1524
COY RENICK
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 540-556-4480‬
MARTHA SMITH
SPHR, J.D., M.A.

tel: 757-352-4070
PAM SNYDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 540-434-5965, x1240
MADELINE TAYLOR
SHRM-SCP, SPHR

tel: 804-768-6457
STEVE ZIMMERMAN
SPHR, M.A, A.G.S

tel: 540-292-2244

Chapter Resources

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