2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mick Collins
IHRIM Chair

Global Vice President, Workforce Analytics & Planning
Sales Support Center of Excellence
SAP SuccessFactors

Mick Collins is a Global Vice President for the SAP SuccessFactors Workforce Analytics & Planning products. In this capacity, he oversees presales strategy and execution, with specific responsibilities including go-to-market messaging, commercialization strategy, sales enablement, prospect & customer engagement, alliance management, and product thought leadership. With 12+ years of experience in analytics & planning, Mick has delivered hundreds of presentations and workshops to public- and private-sector organizations on how to build their capabilities for data-driven decision-making in HR.

Mick has a master’s degree in political science from Virginia Tech and a BA (Hons) in Economics & Politics from the University of Leeds, England.
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Stacey Harris
IHRIM Vice Chair

VP Research and Analytics
Sierra-Cedar

Ms. Harris is VP of Research and Analytics for Sierra-Cedars growing industry research function, including the esteemed Annual HR Systems Survey and White Paper, now in its 20th year. A former executive with HR research firms Bersin & Associates by Deloitte and Brandon Hall, she is a frequent speaker at HR events both in the U.S. and abroad, and quoted in major media outlets such as Forbes, FastCompany, and HR Executive Magazine.

Prior to joining the research community, Harris obtained her Master’s in Education, worked as a consultant and practitioner, and led multiple HR, Talent Management, and Learning initiatives for fortune 100 organizations around the world. Stacey also co-hosts the popular HR Tech Weekly Radio Show every Thursday morning at HR Examiner, covering HR Technology news and trends.
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Doug Sampson
IHRIM CFO

Founder/CEO
Soteritech, LLC

Doug is the Founder and CEO of Soteritech, LLC, whose mission is to help organizations detect and deter insider threats to their intellectual property through program development, training and Carnegie Mellon certified assessments. Doug has over 28 years of experience in technology and business consulting, with a focus on human resources.

As a technical leader managing large-scale human resource initiatives and building coalitions across government and industry, Doug has grown through the technology ranks as a mainframe and client server developer, to systems architect, web designer, and technical consultant. His focus now is on the human side of cybersecurity, preventing insider threats.

Doug holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Maryland. Subsequently he completed the Systems Engineering program through Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He has also completed certifications in Cybersecurity, Insider Threat Prevention, Human Capital Strategy and Strategic Workforce Planning.
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Ebby Ajegbo
IHRIM Secretary

Global Technology Leader

Ebby Ajegbo is a talented and seasoned HR Technology leader with proven ability to increase operational efficiencies and manage technology initiatives to support business objectives with high standards of excellence. She has global experience and is well versed in the latest technologies and implementing highly efficient & cutting-edge business solutions. She is passionate about leveraging data and technology in automating business processes and enabling fact-based business decision making.

With over 15 years of comprehensive experience in HR technology for leading global companies across diverse industries (including Financial Services, Consumer Products, Media & Entertainment and LifeSciences), Ebby brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as HR technology strategies, change management, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures, analytics and global system deployments.

Ebby holds a Master of Science degree in Management Information Systems from Stevens Institute of Technology and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University. She enjoys yoga, hikes, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
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Nov Omana, HRIP
IHRIM COO

CEO/Founder/HR Technology Consultant
Collective HR Solutions, Inc

Nov Omana provides HR Technology, Human Resources programs, and Business consulting, using innovative technology to solve business needs, and partnering with other small businesses with specialty skills in Human Resources and technology to create a deep knowledge community of services.

Nov is a certified Human Resources Information Professional, HRIP, since 2010 and winner of the prestigious IHRIM Summit award.
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Jim Pettit, HRIP

Manager, HRIS
Wayne Farms

For more than twenty-five years, Jim Pettit created award winning teams for some of the top companies in North America.

Talent acquisition systems were developed, talent was recruited, trained, and mentored, and customer satisfaction and revenues grew under his able direction. He earned success and recognition, but that wasn’t enough. In 2003, Pettit walked away from a corporate career to follow a disire to experience accountability for the P&L side of business.

Jim founded Talent Management Systems, Inc. where he was dedicated to helping current and future business leaders transition into new business opportunities. Jim also had ownership interest in an Island Ink-Jet franchise. After his four-year business ownership apprenticeship, Jim returned to the Human Capital systems industry as an Executive Consultant for Jeitosa Group International supporting numerous clients in the stategic application and deployment of the Workday Human Capital Management SaaS. Towers Watson recruited Jim to provide project management guidance in their fledging Workday deployment practice after which he took his talents back to the corporate world when he joined CareFusion to lead their global deployment of Workday. After building CareFusion’s HR systems management infrastructure Jim was contracted by Kimberly-Clark to provide his expertise to their Halyard Health, now Avanos Medical, spin where he is currently employed.

Prior to launching Talent Management Systems, Jim was a senior leader with ADP where he managed a $25M budget, leading the recruitment, development, and assignment of a 100-person consulting team across a book of business spanning dozens of clients and a variety of HR/Payroll/Financial systems related projects. Jim was a key member of a leadership team awarded the highest internal distinction for customer satisfaction, profitability, and employee effectiveness.

A numbers first HR professional throughout his career Jim takes great delight in linking human capital to organizational effectiveness. Jim has been involved in virtually every aspect of corporate leadership, project management, systems implementation, financial management, people management and development. He has lectured, conducted workshops, and been published nationally.

Jim currently serves as the Past Chairman of the Board for the International Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM) https://ihrim.org/ . His previous volunteer roles with IHRIM include: Board Member 2003 – 2006, 2015 – 2019, Board Chair 2016-2018, CFO, Vice Chair, Finance Committee, Conference Committee, Chapter President, and Chapter Vice President.

A recipient of a master’s Degree in systems management from the University of Southern California and a BS in Business Management and Industrial Relations from the University of Maryland.

Jim has received certification in Human Resources, Human Resources Information, project management, client relationship management, Total Quality Management facilitation, sales, negotiation, strategic management and Workday HCM.

Jim and his wife, Mary Beth, have been married for 31 years. They have two children, Jamie McLynn, age 27, Bridget, age 24 and one son-in-law Ryan.
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Directors

Dorothy Neceda
IHRIM Director of Partnerships & Alliances

Director
OneSource Virtual

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Jason Arispe, SHRM SCP, CPC
IHRIM Director of Marketing

Sr. Manager of Payroll and HRIS
Toshiba International Corporation

Jason Arispe, a professional with over 20 years of experience in fields ranging from HR, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing and Advertising and IT. Jason’s diverse background has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate globally. Companies such as AOL, IBM, US Military, Volvo and Toshiba have utilized his skills to develop systems, programs and plans of action.

Jason got his start in media/marketing when he started a web development company that pioneered cross branding characteristics across multiple media styles. Web, print, television and radio. This confluence led to several media award including two national Addy awards for television and one regional for radio.
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Yvette Curry Brooks, MBA, PHR
IHRIM Associate Director of Events

Director, HR Systems & Technology, Workforce Reporting & Payroll
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

At Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Yvette has a lead consultative role with internal HR business areas to identify strategic information needs, conduct detailed data and process analyses, determine root cause of problems, provide actionable recommendations, and to manage and execute analytical projects that support the organization’s strategic objectives. Moderate the Human Capital IS Advisory Council and assist in development and implementation of the HR Technology Roadmap.
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Matthew Hanwell
IHRIM Director of International Community Development

Director, HR Process and Operational Development
Fiskars

With over 25 years of experience in people centric information technology Matthew has been responsible for developing strategy and driving the implementation of HR systems and technology, Cloud and SaaS solutions, people analytics, and new ways of working focusing on community and collaboration. Matthew is the co-author of the book: The Workplace Community – Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

Matthew is currently Director, HR Process and Operational Development at Fiskars, a global consumer good company. Matthew joined Fiskars in 2016, and led the business case development, solution selection and the implementation of the global HRIS – Workday in 32 Counties.

Prior to Fiskars, Matthew worked at several global companies holding HR systems and technology roles at ABB – Global HRIS Service Line Lead, SAP SuccessFactors – Customer Engagement Executive, Amer Sports – Global Program Leader – Workday selection & Implementation, NorthgateArinso – Business Consulting Lead.

Matthew worked at Nokia from 1997 – 2012, where he held several global positions within HR and IT including HR Director Community and Social Media. His accomplishments include implementing the global ERP (SAP HR) solution in 56 countries, developing and implementing a portfolio of web-based (e-HR) solutions and services (Performance Management, Compensation Management, Recruiting, Reporting and Analytics), developing the concepts of community ways of working and establishing a portfolio of social media and collaboration capabilities.

Before Nokia, Matthew spent 11 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, in Project Management, and HRIT roles, including European HRIS manager. While at Digital Matthew was responsible to a suite of home grown European HRIS and was a key member of the PeopleSoft selection and implementation team.

Matthew has been a speaker and panelist at numerous international events and conferences, presenting on HR Technology, HR analytics, Community and Collaboration.
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Dennis Hill, Ph.D.
IHRIM Associate Director of Partnerships & Alliances

CEO, Board Member, C-Level Change Agent Executive
Consulting in STEM/HR/Law/Higher Ed
EXACTA Corporation, Board Member/CMC

For more than 35 years, Dennis Hill, PhD has been a change agent and solutions architect, serving on more than 20 boards in business, industry, and education, including EXACTA Corporation, a forty-three-year-old business specializing in software architects and solutions.

As a young professor in the '80s and '90s, Dr. Hill founded one of the first accredited computer science & engineering programs in the USA. Concurrently, while working with businesses, he led the development of the first enterprise-class CRM solution on Oracle/Sun Servers in the '80s, integrating ERP but uniquely spanning all contact relationships, including sales, supply chain, workforce recruitment, and HRIS. He is an avid believer in both formal and continuing education, professional development, and certifications. Dr. Hill has earned advanced degrees in biomedical and computer science engineering, business, and law, and is active in SHRM and HRCI, and a Practitioner in the Assn. for Conflict Resolution.

He volunteered as a biomedical engineer and assisted in wound care at Port-au-Prince, Haiti in the immediate aftermath of the 2010 earthquake with Hope International.
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Fayth Jones, HRIP
IHRIM Associate Director of Industry Advocacy

HRIS Manager
Arent Fox LLP | Attorneys at Law

Fayth Jones, HRIP is a HR Technologist working as a HRIS Manager at Arent Fox LLP in Washington, D.C. Fayth spent the early years of her career working as a HR and Payroll practitioner in the nuclear engineering, property management, healthcare and retail industries. During this period, she implemented and optimized technology solutions, increasing process efficiency and user adoption.

Fayth transitioned to a full-time HR Technologist role three years ago, having had success in learning and applying various HCM technology solutions to organizational needs. Joining the technology team and stepping out of the traditional practitioner role allowed Fayth to fully service her clients within the organization by bridging the gap between HR, Payroll and IT. Fayth is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma.
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Keith Nichols
IHRIM Member Services Director

Director, Global HRIS and Analytics
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.

Keith Nichols is a Senior-level Human Resources leader possessing over 20 years of experience with a proven track record of executing and delivering Digital HR Transformation projects, programs, and initiatives; this includes HR technology implementations, workforce planning and analytics, project management, business process design, and change management. Keith is highly valued for HRIS expertise and his ability to execute a Digital HR Strategy that positively contributes to his company’s bottom line.

Currently, as the Director, HRIS and Analytics at Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc, a privately-held, aviation business services company, Keith leads the development, deployment and support of new and existing technology and tools. Keith considers himself to be Universal Weather and Aviation’s in-house consultant when it comes to HRIS. He has stated, “With a good strategy, a commitment from Leadership, and a passionate team…Digital HR Transformation will take place.” Keith holds a BS in Human Resources from Franklin University. He was recently featured in Episode 3 of HRIS Streamline podcast. He has also been quoted in articles discussing HR Analytics.
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Maral Parciael, MBA, HRIP
IHRIM Associate Director of HRIP Certification Content

HR Transformation Manager
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System

Maral Parciael is an HR leader with 12 years’ experience in supporting organizations in leveraging HR technology solutions and transforming the HR service delivery models. He is an advocate for using HR Technology to it full capabilities and implementing process improvements to help drive business initiatives. Maral is currently the HR Transformation Manager for Saint Peter’s Healthcare System. In the role, he is responsible for leading the HR Shared Services Team and the HR Technology team. This position allows Maral to create an HR Technology Strategy and roadmap to improve employee experience and automate HR transactions. He also mentors’ analysts on the importance of requirements gathering, testing and change management to ensure successful implementations.

Maral obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and his master’s in business administration from Valdosta State University. He also holds certifications in Lean Six Sigma, Scrum Master and IHRIM HRIP.
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Michael Rudnick
IHRIM Associate Director of IHRIM Publications

CEO & Co-Founder
Velaku Software & HRConnect365

Subject Matter Expertise: Digital workplace, digital HR transformation, HR technology & self-service, Office 365 & SharePoint Online, collaboration technologies.
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Roscoe van Muylwyk
IHRIM Director of Communities

Sr. Manager: Workforce Management Solutions
Information Services, The Hershey Company

Roscoe is an experienced HCM Solutions leader influencing and driving HCM Technology capabilities in support of Strategic and Tactical business decisions in collaboration with my functional line colleagues. His experience covers multiple HCM disciplines on varying technology platforms, that includes major ERP applications in addition to smaller boutique applications.

He has extensive experience in working with Internal Business partners and External Vendor partners in the exploration, Business Case Development, Funding Requests (Capital or Expense) and implementation of optimized solutions to drive business value.
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Ekta Vyas, Ph.D, M.S, SHRM-SCP, HCS, sHRBP
IHRIM Director of Education

HR Director
Stanford Children's Health
Adjunct Management Faculty, SJSU

Ekta Vyas, Ph.D is a Human Resources executive with over 20 years of experience across multiple HR functional areas with proven successes in leading teams and programs during transformational change. Besides strategy development and deployment, the transformations led by Dr. Vyas have had a significant component of process re-engineering and automation resulting in improved communication, reduced costs, and greater efficiency through leveraging HR technology and data analytics.
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Phil Veasley, HRIP
IHRIM Associate Director of Membership Sales

Senior HRIS Manager
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Phil Veasley is an accomplished Human Resources Information Systems Leader with over 20 years’ experience supporting organizations as they deploy HR technology and manage HR Service Delivery transformations. His proven ability to manage a variety of HR applications, provide change management expertise and build effective partnerships with leadership teams and employees across the organization has resulted in a successful global system implementation, system updates and streamlined process and procedures. Phil’s relentless focus on actions and outcomes has resulted in the delivery of customer-friendly HR solutions across multiple industries such as banking, FinTech, foodservice and healthcare.

For the last 10 years, Phil has worked for both FinTech and healthcare organizations implementing and supporting HR solutions using Workday HCM. He has served in a variety of roles as a people manager and individual contributor with a focus on business process configuration, security administration, change management, project management and true collaboration and relationship building providing a best-practice approach to HR Service Delivery.

Phil has been a member of IHRIM for over ten years and has retained his HRIP credential since 2009. In addition, he is a graduate of Holyoke Community College and is currently pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management from Capella University.
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