Monday June 7, 2021

ASHHRA Leadership

Running a successful association like ASHHRA requires the tireless dedication of committed volunteer leaders. ASHHRA celebrates all the people of ASHHRA: members, committee volunteers, leader volunteers, staff and business collaborators. Below are the current committee members. Connect directly with them through ASHHRA Exchange. See the current ASHHRA Board

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The Annual Conference Education Committee (ACEC) will assess the needs of members by analyzing internal and external market research to create annual conference learning sessions that bring value to membership. Working closely with the ASHHRA staff, the committee will be responsible for the review and selection of the annual conference learning sessions, ensuring these sessions meet the overarching goals and needs of that year’s conference. The committee also contributes to the value of ASHHRA membership by considering and recommending ideas to extend the learning and educational opportunities beyond the traditional bounds of the conference, encouraging ways to make the expertise featured at our conference available to those who are unable to attend.

  • Review, evaluate, and select annual conference learning sessions.
  • Identify subject matter experts to present on identified topics if no matching submissions are received.
  • Review selected speakers learning session content and serve as a liaison to assigned speakers.
  • Serve as room monitors onsite, providing session introductions, coordination with sponsors, and administrative data.
  • Evaluate and brief on learning sessions, keynotes and full conference evaluations.

LouAnn Scheelhaase
People and Culture Strategic Consultant
Kansas City, Mo.

Cindy Ruffing, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Director, Human Resources
Siloam Springs Regional Hospital & Physicians’ Specialty Hospital
Siloam Springs, Ark.

Mandy Crockett
Director, Human Resources
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Sarah Fredrickson
Director, Human Resources
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minn.

Meredith Foster
Manager, Department Operations
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Mike Garrett
Vice President, Human Resources
American Healthcare, LLC
Roanoke, Va.

Dawn Hao-De Motta
Regional Chief HR Officer
Hilo Medical Center
Hilo, Hawaii

Gary Pastore
Associate Vice President, Human Resources
Phoenix, Ariz.

Nicole Russ, PHR, SHRM-CP, CEBS
Vice President, Colleague Relations
Aultman Alliance Community Hospital
Alliance, Ohio

Megan McGrath
Director, System Compensation
Corewell Health
Grand Rapids, Mich.

Susan McFarland
HR Director, Employee Relations
Raleigh, N.C.

The committee serves the ASHHRA Board in an advisory capacity to promote member and business partner engagement and efficiency to achieve the highest level membership value supporting ASHHRA’s strategic direction, vision, mission and values. The committee will:

  • Provide the ASHHRA Board with ideas and insight on strategic and operational strategies that will position the organization for success.
  • Work collaboratively with ASHHRA in efforts to continually improve the quality, efficiency and services offered to members.
  • Share ideas on additional Business Partner connections that will strengthen ASHHRA and be mutually beneficial.
  • Serve as a knowledge partner as ASHHRA establishes organizational priorities in response to changing industry and national norms.

Tracy L. Clarke, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chief Human Resources Officer
Esse Health
St. Louis, Mo.

Board Liaison
Carl McDonald, MSHRM, PHR, SHRM-CP

Chief Human Resources Office
Broward Health
Deerfield Beach, Fla.

Glenn Alonzo, CEBS CPE, HIA, CIC
Senior Vice President, National Healthcare
Farmington, Conn.

Lola Brysz, BS, MBA, CEBS
Vice President, Hospital Market Segment
Michiana Shores, Ind.

Jennifer Kleinhenz
Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
HealthCare Associates Credit Union
Naperville, Ill.
HealthCare Associates Credit Union serves a common thread of those who serve or support healthcare. This no-cost HR benefit allows you to offer your team superior financial services and products, Free Financial Literacy and access to certified financial educators. HACU provides the tools which members need to Bank Healthy!

Joseph Marino
Executive Vice President
Hueman People Solutions
Rio Rancho, N.M.
Hueman is the leading Healthcare RPO Provider in the nation with a focus on culture-based hiring. As experts within specialty RN recruitment and decreasing premium labor (overtime, travelers, etc.), Hueman has made over 150,000 hires for our partners across all health care and leadership roles.

Roger Nutter
Nutter Group, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio
The Nutter Group is a national retained executive search for C-Suite and other key leadership positions.  Nutter Group’s consultants serve as an extension of an organization’s talent acquisition team.  Although leadership search remains its primary focus, Nutter Group supports clients’ needs to include Interim_EZ and related talent management solutions.

Brodie Wood
Senior Vice President – National Practice Leader Health Care Market
Voya Financial
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Learning and Education Committee (L&EC) will assess the needs of members by analyzing internal and external market research to identify those services and product opportunities that bring value to the membership. The committee will develop and review programs, products, and services that support ASHHRA’s strategic plan and will work closely with ASHHRA staff to serve as subject matter experts. As subject matter experts they will be asked to create content for both self-paced and instructor led online learning products and publications.

  • Active participation in hour-long bi-monthly conference calls, plus additional project work.
  • Serve as content experts to determine education needs
  • Collaborate with ASHHRA staff to create curriculum for educational development.
  • Attendance at the ASHHRA annual conference encouraged.

Eric Richardson, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHHR, ACHE
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.

Board Liaison
Kristine DiFiore, PHR, SHRM-CP

Vice President Human Resources
Catholic Medical Center
Manchester, N.H.

Denise Borgoyn, SHRM-SCP, LNHA
Borgoyn Consulting Services LLC
Middletown, Va.

Claudia Cotarelo
HR Business Partner
Atlantic Health System
Washington, N.J.

Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.

Kwanza Graham Sykes, MHA
Director, Human Resources
District Healthcare Services
Washington, D.C.

Elyse O’Connell
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist II
San Diego, Calif.

Nathan Yeager
System Director HR Shared Services
Memorial Medical Center
Chatham, Ill.

The Member Relations Committee will strengthen membership through recruitment and retention activities, developing onboarding initiatives, enhancing the member experience, increasing member engagement, evaluating member feedback and recommending and developing new member programs and benefits. The committee administers ASHHRA’s individual awards and scholarship programs.

  • Monthly conference calls plus additional member engagement activities: three hours per month.
  • Evaluate annual awards processes and applications: six hours annually
  • Serve as thought leaders for new product development, based on member feedback and needs.
  • Attendance at the ASHHRA annual conference is encouraged.

John Zubiena, CHHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Chief Human Resources Officer
Washington Hospital Healthcare System
Fremont, Calif.

Shannon Demgen, CHHR, SHRM-SCP
Senior HR Generalist & Compensation Analyst
MNGI Digestive Health
Minneapolis, Minn.

Leanne Miller, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Community Hospital
McCook, Neb.

Jeanette Oliveros
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and People & Culture Transformation
Texas Health Resources
Arlington, Texas

Debbie Splinter, FACHE, CHHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
CHRO/Director, Human Resources
Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital Tyler
Tyler, Texas

Rebecca Stirzaker
Chief Human Resources Officer
Valley Baptist Medical Center-Harlingen
Harlingen, Texas

Erin Vassallo
Regional Vice President
Lexington, S.C.

Bob Walters, CHHR
Vice President, Human Resources
Brevard Health Alliance
Melbourne, Fla.