VA SHRM State Conference Schedule

Council Leadership

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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
Michael Latsko
tel: 434-924-9054
BETTY WILCHER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Director Elect
MISSIE MURDOCK
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Secretary
Missie Murdock
tel: 804-837-1525
BRENDA MADDEN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Treasurer
Brenda Madden
tel: 804-780-2076
KAREN A. EDMONDS
SHRM-SCP, IPMA-SCP, SPHR
Immediate, Past State Director
Chapter Presidents: Central District
SARAH MCCOMB
President

SARAH MCCOMB
Charlottesville SHRM
CLAUDIA DORNIN
President

CLAUDIA DORNIN
Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM
tel: 703-801-0179
JAMIE RYERS
SHRM-SCP
President
JAMIE RYERS
Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 804-819-5151, x54085
Chapter Presidents: Eastern District
TRINITY LEFLER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President
Trinity Lefler
Hampton Roads SHRM
tel: 757-966-3472
ANGELA NEILAN
PHR
President
Angela Neilan, PHR
Peninsula Chapter SHRM
EVA HARTMANN
GPHR, SHRM-SCP
President
EVA HARTMANN
Richmond SHRM
Chapter Presidents
SARAH MCCOMB
President

SARAH MCCOMB
Charlottesville SHRM
CLAUDIA DORNIN
President

CLAUDIA DORNIN
Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM
tel: 703-801-0179
JAMIE RYERS
SHRM-SCP
President
JAMIE RYERS
Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 804-819-5151, x54085
TRINITY LEFLER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President
Trinity Lefler
Hampton Roads SHRM
tel: 757-966-3472
ANGELA NEILAN
PHR
President
Angela Neilan, PHR
Peninsula Chapter SHRM
EVA HARTMANN
GPHR, SHRM-SCP
President
EVA HARTMANN
Richmond SHRM
HOLLY CANNON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President
Holly Cannon
DC SHRM
tel: 443-966-3872
RAE SHIMON
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
RAE SHIMON
Dulles SHRM
tel: 703-385-7200 x118
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Michael Poerksen
Loudoun SHRM
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
KAT BENDER
President

Kat Bender
Northern Virginia SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
VONZELL MATTOCKS
President

Vonzell Mattocks
Prince William SHRM
STEPHANIE REESE
President

STEPHANIE REESE
Shenandoah Valley SHRM
MICHAEL CUTRONA
SHRM-SCP, PHR
President
MICHAEL CUTRONA
Winchester SHRM
tel: (540) 868-3678
SHARON BARKSDALE
President

SHARON BARKSDALE
Blue Ridge Human Resource Association
tel: ‭276-638-3243‬
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
HCS, SCP
President
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
Lynchburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-688-6131
BRIAN F. ARD
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Brian Ard
Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 540-562-5443, x8774
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
SHRM-CP, A-PHR
President
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
New River Valley SHRM
tel: 540-585-9300, x7118
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
President
VALERIE LEE
Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, x375
District Directors
JANE MCKENZIE DAVIS
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
DIR, Central District
Jane McKenzie Davis
Chapters include:
Charlottesville SHRM, Fauquier/Culpeper SHRM, and Fredericksburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-942-7237
JOSIE PEARSON
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Eastern District
JOSIE PEARSON
Chapters include:
Hampton Roads SHRM, Peninsula Chapter of SHRM, and Richmond SHRM
tel: 757-660-3804
KAT BENDER
DIR, Metro District

Kat Bender
Chapters include:
DC SHRM, Dulles SHRM, Loudoun SHRM, Northern Virginia SHRM, and Prince William SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
SUSAN GROSSMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Northern District
Susan Grossman
Chapters include:
Chapters include: Shenandoah Valley SHRM and Winchester Area SHRM
LESLIE RAKES
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Southern District
Leslie Rakes
Chapters include:
Southside Virginia SHRM, Blue Ridge HR Association, Lynchburg Regional SHRM, Roanoke Valley SHRM
PAM GILES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
DIR, Southwest District
Pam Giles
Chapters include:
New River Valley SHRM and Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, ext. 212
Chapter Presidents: Metro District
HOLLY CANNON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
President
Holly Cannon
DC SHRM
tel: 443-966-3872
RAE SHIMON
PHR, SHRM-CP
President
RAE SHIMON
Dulles SHRM
tel: 703-385-7200 x118
MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Michael Poerksen
Loudoun SHRM
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
KAT BENDER
President

Kat Bender
Northern Virginia SHRM
tel: 571-527-7166
VONZELL MATTOCKS
President

Vonzell Mattocks
Prince William SHRM
Core Leadership
MICHELLE STALNAKER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, M.A.
DIR, Certification
Michelle Stalnaker
tel: 304-203-2186
JOHNATHAN GONZALEZ
CO-DIR, College Relations

MICHAEL POERKSEN
SHRM-CP, PHR
CO-DIR, College Relations
Michael Poerksen
tel: 703-847-1496, x50138
SHERI BENDER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MS ED
DIR, Diversity, Inclusion
Sheri Bender
tel: 540-435-9557
MICHAEL D. PIERCE
ESQ.
DIR, Government Affairs
Michael D Pierce
tel: 757-446-8523
PAM GIBSON GOFF
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MUA
DIR, Membership
Pam Goff
tel: 540-553-6383
PATRICIA CRAFT
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, SHRM Foundation
Patricia Craft
tel: 540-746-1125
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
Dir, Workforce Readiness
Valerie Lee
tel: 276-523-2400, x375
Chapter Presidents: Northern District
STEPHANIE REESE
President

STEPHANIE REESE
Shenandoah Valley SHRM
MICHAEL CUTRONA
SHRM-SCP, PHR
President
MICHAEL CUTRONA
Winchester SHRM
tel: (540) 868-3678
Functional Directors
TODD NOEBEL
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
COORD, A-Team
Todd Noebel
tel: 804-432-2183
MEG RIAT
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Best Practices
Meg Riat
tel: 571-364-5026
ROBIN HOBSON
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-DIR, Conferences
KARIS TANNER
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-DIR, Conferences
Karis Tanner
tel: 757-321-5414
SHARIFA GOMEZ
PHR, SHRM-CP, CHRL
DIR, International
MEG O. WAGNER-DIGGS
SHRM-CP, PHR
DIR, Partnership; DIR, Technology
Meg O. Wagner-Diggs
tel: 757-817-3244
JOHN F. KATES
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-DIR, Social Media
John Kates
tel: 804-837-1524
ANGELA NEILAN
PHR
CO-DIR, Social Media
Angela Neilan, PHR
tel: 757-726-7812
JESSAMYN DUPREE
SHRM-CP
DIR, Young/Emerging Professionals
Jessamyn Dupree
tel: 703-209-5497
JOSIE PEARSON
SHRM-CP, PHR
CO-CH, 2020 State Conf
JOSIE PEARSON
tel: 757-660-3804
GAIL WHITE
SHRM-CSP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2020 State Conf
Gail White
tel: 434-243-3509
NICOLE BELYNA SHRM-SCP
CO-CH, 2021 State Conf

Nicole Belyna
tel: tel: 443-966-3872, x151
DERON LEHMAN
SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CO-CH, 2021 State Conf
DERON LEHMAN
tel: 202-262-7946
Chapter Presidents: Southern District
CHAQUETTA HILL
President

Chaquetta Hill
Southside SHRM
SHARON BARKSDALE
President

SHARON BARKSDALE
Blue Ridge Human Resource Association
tel: ‭276-638-3243‬
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
HCS, SCP
President
PAUL KOPACK SPHR
Lynchburg Regional SHRM
tel: 434-688-6131
BRIAN F. ARD
SHRM-CP, PHR
President
Brian Ard
Roanoke Valley SHRM
tel: 540-562-5443, x8774
Emeritus - Past State Presidents
SUSAN CRAFT
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR, MS

MARCY ENGLE
PHR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

STEVE ZIMMERMAN
tel: 540-292-2244
Chapter Presidents: Southwest District
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
SHRM-CP, A-PHR
President
YVONNE ANNETTE HURT
New River Valley SHRM
tel: 540-585-9300, x7118
VALERIE LEE
SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPP, MBA
President
VALERIE LEE
Southwest Virginia SHRM
tel: 276-523-2400, x375

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