Board Of Directors

SHRM Staff

Volunteer Position



Field Services Director Delight Deloney 
ISC Director Becky Krueger, SHRM-CP, SPHR 217-819-4026
ISC Director Elect Laura Miller, SHRM-CP, PHR 618-407-3726
ISC Past Director Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP 217-971-1144
ISC Conference Chair Nancy Wraight, SHRM-SCP, PHR
ISC Finance Director Todd Ray, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 217-429-5261
ISC DIRECTORS (SHRM Core Leadership Areas “SHRM CLA”)
Certification Director (SHRM CLA) Karen Vujtech, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHR 847-885-0443
College Relations Director (SHRM CLA) Tamara O’Brien SHRM-SCP, PHR 630-373-9316
LegislativeCo- Director (Government Affairs – SHRM CLA) Tami Ireland, SHRM-CP, PHR 217-588-2439
Legislative Co -Director (Government Affairs – SHRM CLA) Rob Burn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 309-256-2714
SHRM Foundation Director (SHRM CLA) Mary Stanbary, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 309-713-6216
Diversity & Inclusion Director (SHRM CLA) Alberta Johnson 773-882-6447
Membership Director (SHRM CLA) Andrea Pohlmann 618-593-3769
Membership Co-Director (Northern IL) Joey Bracco, SHRM-CP 630-432-5093
Workforce Readiness (SHRM CLA) Denise St. Pierre, SHRM-CP, PHR 708-225-8202
Communications Director (Non-Voting) Brendan Nicholls, SHRM-SCP 630- 746-5707
ILSHRM Chapter Management Professional (Non-Voting) Lori Maher McCombs 913-948-8623
District 1, District Director
Lawrence Hedblom, CPCC, PCC
Chicago SHRM #004 Courtney Pike Templin 773-360-0957
HRA of Greater Oak Brook #212 Brendan Nicholls, SHRM-SCP (630) 746-5707
DuPage SHRM #316 Erin Murphy, SHRM-CP
Illinois Fox Valley SHRM #699 Sarah Sester, SHRM-CP, PHR
District 2, District Director
Nicole Thulen
Rockford Area SHRM #182 Cara Freund, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 815-218-2590
Northern Illinois SHRM #328 Jodi Coplan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Northwest HR Council #193 Phil Perez-Vaughn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Stateline SHRM #532 Lori Gajdzik
Rock River Human Resource Professional Association #493 Kendra Hull, SHRM-CP, PHR (815) 284-6611 Ext 300
District 3, District Director
Roger Addison, SHRM-SCP 815-351-6429
South Suburban Cook  #0751 Sharon Armstead, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 708-525-7002
Kankakee Area HRMA #399 Cassandra McCullough, SHRM-CP, PHR
Grundy Will HR Association #619 Denise Kasper, SHRM-CP, PHR
Illinois Valley SHRM #596 Heather Hammitt, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
District 4, District Director
Sarah Koester, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 217-477-7365
Bloomington/Normal HR Council #064 Ashley Cunningham, SHRM-CP
Central Illinois HR Group #246 Jeanne Bohlen, SHRM-CP, GBA 217-403-7596
Decatur Area SHRM #555 Tina Gist, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 217-855-2308
HRA of East Central Illinois #448 Haley Helton, SHRM-CP
District 5, District Director
Janeane Reis, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 217-223-7146
Central Illinois SHRM #223 Patricia Young, SHRM-CP, PHR 217-241-6184 or 630-621-5710
Heart of Illinois HR Council #326 Chris Johnson, SHRM-CP, PHR
Quincy SHRM #491 Leeanna Yager-Delaney,  SHRM-CP, MSHR
Metro East  #752 Reba Phillips, SPHR


Thank you to our past State Council directors! Their leadership and dedication to SHRM and the HR profession is greatly appreciated.
2017 - 2018Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
2015 - 2016Connie Woglemuth, SHRM-CP, PHR
2013 - 2014Cathy Plouzek, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 
2011 - 2012Donna K. Rogers, SPHR 
2009 - 2010John Jorgensen, SPHR 
2007 - 2008Carolyn Sperl, SPHR/GPHR 
2005 - 2006Michelle Jackson, SPHR 
2002 – 2004Deneen Costa, SPHR 
2000 - 2001Kristin Velasquez, SPHR 
1998 - 1999Garry Tackett, GPHR, SPHR 
1996 - 1997Lyndy Nierman 
1995 - 1996Claudia Colallilo, SPHR