Board Of Directors

State Director Laura Miller, SHRM-CP, PHR
State Director-Elect Nancy Wraight, SHRM-SCP, PHR
Immediate Past State Director Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP
Finance Director Todd Ray, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Executive Director Lori Maher McCombs
Marketing/Communications Director Brendan Nicholls, SHRM-SCP
College Relations Director Sharon Lewis, SHRM-CP, PHR
Legislative/Governmental Affairs Director Rob Burn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
SHRM Foundation & SHRM Certification Director Mary Stanbary, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Diversity, Inclusion, Equity & Belonging Director Alberta Johnson
Membership Director Shonda Cromwell-Rashad
Workforce Readiness Denise St. Pierre, SHRM-CP, PHR
Northeastern District Director & Chapters Lawrence Hedblom, CPCC, PCC
Chicago SHRM #004 Jeanette Johnson
HRA of Greater Oak Brook #212 Brendan Nicholls, SHRM-SCP
DuPage SHRM #316 Erin Murphy, SHRM-CP
Illinois Fox Valley SHRM #699 Sarah Sester, SHRM-CP, PHR
South Suburban Cook  #0751 Erica Ferrell
Northwest HR Council #193 Mike LoPresti, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP
Rock River Human Resource Professional Association #493 Amanda Jacinto
Central District Director & Chapters Sarah Koester, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Bloomington/Normal HR Council #064 Jill Smith
Central Illinois HR Group #246 Jeanne Bohlen, SHRM-CP, GBA
Decatur Area SHRM #555 Heather Conover
HRA of East Central Illinois #448 Haley Helton, SHRM-CP
Kankakee Area HRMA #399 Brittney Davis
Northern Illinois SHRM #328 Jodi Coplan, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Rockford Area SHRM #182 Cheryl Tunison
Southern District Director & Chapters Janeane Reis, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Central Illinois SHRM #223 Patricia Young, SHRM-CP, PHR
Heart of Illinois SHRM #326 Chris Johnson, SHRM-CP, PHR
Quincy SHRM #491 Julie Bonasigna
Metro East  #752 Reba Phillips, SPHR
Stateline SHRM #532 Tom Faber
Illinois Valley SHRM #596 Heather Hammitt, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Grundy Will HR Association #619 Denise Kasper, SHRM-CP, PHR

Open Positions – Taking Applications July 15 through August 15

Open Positions

  • Membership
  • College Relations
  • Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Belonging
  • Workforce Readiness
  • SHRM Foundation
  • SHRM Certification
  • Governmental Affairs


Thank you to our past State Council directors! Their leadership and dedication to SHRM and the HR profession is greatly appreciated.
2019 & 2020Becky Krueger, SHRM-SCP, PHR
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