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Committees

    Board Development

    Beth Austin, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Establishes continuing strength in the Association by nominating members for leadership positions.

    By-Law/Code of Ethics

    Betsy R, Landry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Reviews and makes recommendations to the membership on changes to our by-laws.

    College Relations

    Natalya Fater, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair 

    Directs multi-faceted program designed to: enhance the interaction between HR professionals and local college professors and students who are involved in human resources management education; encourages college students to pursue careers in human resources management; and improves the quality of education in area secondary schools, so that today’s students will be better prepared to become tomorrow’s work force.

    SHRM Certification

    Betsy R, Landry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Diversity

    Darlene A. Heywosz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Seeks to assure that opportunities for members to develop cultural competencies through programming exist on a consistent basis and plans methods and implementation strategies to help HRMA enhance its efforts to recruit diverse professionals into the membership and leadership ranks.

    Finance/Recruitment of Funds

    Holly Ricard, Chair

    Develops innovative solutions to raising needed funds in order to maintain quality programming for our members.

    Legislative Affairs

    Peter Brunault, SPHR Chair

    Provides HRMA members with information regarding pending or recently-enacted changes in State and Federal law which have an impact on human resources management. The Committee chairperson reports on new legislation as appropriate.  The Legislative Affairs Committee is also responsible for alerting HRMA members to call or write their legislators when potential changes in HR-related law threaten an adverse effect on area employers.

    Membership

    Tessy Schlemmer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Increases awareness of HRMA among human resources practitioners in the Central Massachusetts area. Informs non-member practitioners of HRMA’s purpose, its goals and the advantages of membership through a combination of mailings, referrals, member contests, and/or other methods of the Committee’s design and choice.

    Newsletter

    Betsy Landry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Chair

    Produces and distributes HRMA’s newsletter, HRMA Perspectives, monthly (September-May). Includes timely and newsworthy information regarding HRMA members, as well as monthly meetings, new members, legal issues, and other HR-related matters. The Newsletter Committee solicits articles of interest to members, as required.

    Program Schedule

    Dali Danielson/Jane Fontaine, Chair

    Plans effective programs for monthly HRMA meetings (September-May). The Program Committee’s responsibilities include: reservation of restaurant facilities; menu selection and determination of meal fee for each meeting; engagement of speakers; and confirmation of all arrangements well in advance of each meeting date.

    SHRM Foundation

    Wendi Adams, PHR Chair

    The Foundation funds research, publications and education to advance the HR profession and enhance the effectiveness of HR professionals. To support its important work, the SHRM Foundation conducts an annual fundraising campaign.

    Web Site/Social Media

    Joe Ricciardi/Jessica Massery, Chair

    Fully develops this technology to improve services and communication for our members.

    Workforce Readiness

    Anita Desai, Chair

    Works with community groups and social service agencies to provide programs that complement and enhance existing services for job placement. These include mock interviewing, tips on completing employment applications, and preparing for an interview. This is the community service arm of HRMA - reaching out to help our community by using our HR knowledge and experience.