Welcome to the NEPA SHRM - Committees


2017 Chapter Committees  

Kellie Knesis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Chairperson     Email:  knesisk@thewrightcenter.org

Supports, promotes and recognizes the PHR/SPHR certification of Chapter members.

College Relations 
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Promotes the development of student SHRM chapters and their affiliation with NEPA SHRM. Identifies opportunities for student involvement with Chapter membership and activities.

Community/External Relations
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Develops, implements and evaluates community outreach and involvement activities appropriate to the goals of NEPA SHRM and the needs of the regional northeast Pennsylvania community. 

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Promotes understanding and acceptance of the full range of individual differences among Chapter members, in Chapter
programming and for human resource professional practices within the workplace and beyond.

Legislative Affairs                                                                                                                                                           
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Informs the membership of state and federal legislative actions, or pending actions, that may impact the work of professional
identity of the membership. Maintains contact with state legislative liaison

Kellie Knesis, SPHR-SCP, Chairperson   Email:  membership@yahoo.com 
Recruits and orients Chapter members. Maintains a directory of active members and record of committee assignments and/or interests. Issues annual renewal notice to members. Develops appropriate promotional, informational and orientation materials.

Programs/Professional Development 
Doug Hertel, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Chairperson   Email:  doughertel@yahoo.com                                              
Plans and coordinates the monthly meetings of the Chapter, including the location, meal arrangements, guest speaker, and
program evaluation. Obtains recognition and prize items.  Plans and coordinates workshops, seminars, symposia on topics that address the professional development needs of the membership. 

SHRM Foundation 
Heather Clark, MS, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Co-chairperson   Email:  hclark@huntzingergroup.com  
Kathy Peters, PHR, SHRM-CP, Co-chairperson   Email:  kpeters@unitrin.com
Plans and coordinates the annual fundraiser for the SHRM Foundation. The SHRM Foundation has been established to support and promote research, publications, scholarships, and other initiatives that directly benefit the human resource profession and our local chapter.

Marianne Acker, PHR, SHRM-CP, Webmaster   Email: webmaster@nepashrm.org

Manages and maintains the chapter website and all social media accounts (LInkedIn, Facebook, Twitter); edits web pages, creates new links, posts SHRM and chapter information as needed to keep website up-to-date; responds to member questions and problems regarding the website.

Workforce Readiness
Christine Jensen, SPHR, CWDP, SHRM-SCP,  Chairperson   Email:
Promotes the collaborative efforts between employers, educators, and communities to encourage and develop workforce skills in our youth.



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