2022 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Mick Collins
Chair

Global Vice President
BTP, Qualtrics, and People Analytics GTM
SAP SuccessFactors

Mick Collins is a Global Vice President at SAP SuccessFactors, leading Go-To-Market programs for the Business Technology Platform (BTP), Qualtrics, and People Analytics solutions. 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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Dennis Hill, Ph.D., HRIP, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice Chair

CEO/Technopreneur, Board & C-Suite Change Catalyzer™
#1 International Bestselling Business Author, Speaker, and Educator
Sagacity Llc, Leutheria Llc, and Consortium DeHR

For forty years, Dennis Hill, Ph.D. has been a change catalyst and integrated solutions architect, serving on more than 20 boards in business, industry, and education, publishing #1 bestselling business books, and receiving awards for innovative technology and educational programming. Today, he spends much of his time writing and speaking internationally and advising organizations through board-level engagements on the future of work and workforce recruitment, increasing representation of minorities in STEM fields, and integrating organizations to improve productivity and profitability.

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, he worked strategically and tactically with businesses, leading to the development of the first enterprise-class CRM solution on Oracle/Sun networks that integrated ERP. He was the first to envision and extend contact relationship management processes from sales, to supply chains and vendor management, as well as workforce recruitment and HCM. His mantra, that "education is our greatest force for social progress," summarizes his commitment to formal and continuing education, professional development, and certifications. Dr. Hill has earned degrees in biomedical, electrical, and computer science engineering, business, and law, and he is active in SHRM and HRCI, the Society for Manufacturing Engineers, and a Practitioner in the Assn. for Conflict Resolution.

As a committed volunteer, Dennis served 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, and as part of IHRIM, he co-founded the Consortium DeHR, an international body dedicated to the secure, on-chain specification, development and certification of IT solutions for a global workforce (www.DeHR.org).

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Kevin MacDuff, CPA
CFO/Secretary

Solution Management Director
Visier, Inc.

I live at the intersection of HR, technology, and mathematics. I was an early adopter of People Analytics, and the way math and data can provide evidence of human behavior within organizations. I am skilled in identifying business objectives for senior HR leaders and tying them to data and analytics

As a Solution Director at Visier, I use my deep subject expertise to design compelling products and services that solve customer problems and lead the people analytics market forward.

At Visier in my previous role as Practice Lead for People Analytics, I led a team of People Analytics Consultants who helped to transform people and processes within organizations who use Visier’s People Analytics technology solution. Prior to Visier, I was a director at Vancouver Coastal Health, where I led the people analytics and HR systems transformation efforts. I am a 15-year veteran in the People Analytics space and have deep experience in HR systems, data warehousing, data analysis techniques, and strategic workforce planning.

I hold a designation as a CPA, which informs my ethical approach and management consulting practice, as well as certifications in change management from Prosci©, Strategic Workforce Planning from HCI, and most recently, Product Management from the Pragmatic Institute.

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Christine Soberón, HRIP
Strategic Programs

Sr. Director HRIT
XPO Logistics, Inc.

Christine an HR technology leader with over 20 years of experience specializing in developing and executing strategies that elevate business results. In her current role, she is responsible for architectural design, integration, and automation strategies for global HR, payroll, and time keeping solutions.

Christine has served as an HR technology leader across several industries including Travel & Tourism, Food and Facility Services, and Logistics. Through the span of her career, she’s led global HRIS, HR Servicing, IT Development, Portfolio and Project Manager, QA, and Reporting and Analytics teams. She has an in depth understanding of HR practices and IT methodologies and is identified as a dynamic leader and team builder that consistently motivates others toward success.

Christine has a BS in Business Administration with a double major in Human Resource Management and Internal Business from Florida International University. She’s been a member of IHRIM since 2003 and held a board position on the Florida Sun Chapter from 2003-2007.
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Nov Omana, HRIP
Advocacy Committee Chair

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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Baskaran Ambalavanan, MBA, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, SPHR, PHRca
Sales & Marketing Chair

Principle
Hila Solutions, LLC

Baskaran Ambalavanan is the Principal at Hila Solutions, LLC, a full-service HR Technology Advisory firm based in Irvine, CA, serving across the US. Baskaran is a business-focused HR/Workforce Technology consultant with 20+ years of international experience in the US, Oman, and India with substantial business experience and a keen grasp of HR Technology trends. His expertise includes helping SMEs in HR Technology strategy, system selection, planning, project management, implementation, adoption, optimizing/leveraging HR technology, HR business process improvement, building analytics & advanced analytics. His expertise also includes the HR functional side supporting multi-state, designing, and implementing policies and procedures for the workforce, benefits, compensation, performance management, workers compensation, etc. Baskaran frequently contributes to various publications in HR Tech/Workforce areas.

Baskaran earned his MBA from Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK, Master of Arts in Public Administration, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India. Baskaran is a certified GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and PHRca. Currently serves as Programs Chair for PIHRA and serving as Member - HR Advisory Board at The California State University, Long Beach.
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Lisa Renee Arnesen, SPHR
Membership Committee Chair

Lisa Arnesen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
VP, People Analytics and Operations
FINRA

Lisa is the VP, HR Operations at Erickson Living. In this role she is responsible for the oversight and strategy of HR shared services functions including HR Strategy, Benefits, Compensation, HR Technology, HR Compliance, Payroll and Leave Management. Prior to Erickson Living, she held a variety of leadership roles in Human Resources, Information Technology and Project Management at Constellation Energy.

Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Arts from McDaniel College in Computer Science and Mathematics and her Masters in Computer Systems Management from University of Maryland Global Campus. She holds certifications in HR Transformation, Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), Six Sigma Green Belt, Six Sigma Lean & DFSS and Strategic Workforce Planning.
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Lauretta Siggers
Education Committee Chair

Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development
Cambridge College

Lauretta Siggers joined Cambridge College in 2013 and is currently the Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development. She has over 25 years of experience in leadership roles for organizations nationally recognized for excellence in their fields. Prior to joining Cambridge College, she served as Regional Chief Operating Officer/Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, one of the nation’s largest Red Cross units. She provided leadership and overall management of the financial and operational functions of the Eastern Massachusetts Region.

Prior to this role, she served as National Human Resources Officer for BELL where she evaluated business development and strategic plans and made changes to increase and grow revenue for the organization. She provided management and recruitment for over 1,100+ full-time and part-time employees regionally, including Boston, Springfield, MA, New York, Baltimore, MD and Detroit, MI.

She has served on several non-profit boards and currently serves as the Secretary of the Board for Garden of Eden and Associates and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women's Advisory Council.
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Cameron Crowther
Sales & Marketing Committee

Founder Chairman
WERC Institute

Cam is a culture and employment strategist, the chairman of WERC Institute, and a former higher ed executive. He regularly consults and speaks on organizational design strategies, building cohesive teams, managing staff expectations, and retaining top performers.
/br> As chairman at WERC, he created the AEO15 assessment to determine a test-takers preferred approach to work, environment, and the most meaningful outcomes from their efforts and is shepherding the development of software services to monitor organizational cultural health.
/br> When he worked as a university administrator (vice-president and dean of students), Cam led the dean's office, corporate giving, career planning, campus wellness, housing, student engagement, and student culture development.
/br> Cam holds a Juris Doctorate from the Washington & Lee School of Law, and a master's in business strategy and leadership from London Business School. In law school, he served as submissions editor of the German Law Journal and received the H. Crim Peck Scholarship. At London Business School, Cam was a Sloan Fellow and recipient of the Sloan Masters Award.
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Cindy Pascale
Education Committee

Co-Founder and Former CEO
Vado Inc

In 2010, Cindy and her co-founder, started Vado, Inc, an e-learning courseware provider. Vado grew to be an internationally known, award winning training provider specializing in leadership development, employee business skills, sexual harassment and diversity training content. In 2020, Vado was purchased by HSI and Cindy exited the business at the end of 2021.

Prior to founding Vado, Cindy has a deep and diverse career in HR and Training. She started her career as a HR Generalist and over 16 years, she grew her HR expertise to lead the HR function for a mid-sized computer software and services company. After she left HR as a practitioner, she headed the Sales & Marketing function for an assessment services company and later was promoted to President & COO. Building on her successes, she was recruited to lead an assessment company as the CEO and later to a training company as the SVP of Business Development.

Cindy was a 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 LearningElite Judge for Human Capital Media. In addition, she is on the Advisory Board for HR.com.

Cindy has a MBA with an HR Concentration from the University of St. Thomas and a BA of the University of WI. She graduated with honors from both universities.

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Dan Vander Hey
WSR Representative

Vice President Advisory Services
Spencer Thomas Group

Dan Vander Hey is the Vice President of Advisory Services with Spencer Thomas Group. His focus and passion are on helping companies assess and understand their present human capital people, process and technology capabilities in order to design strategies to improve service delivery and overall business effectiveness. Dan specializes in managing large strategic human capital initiatives and has led major HR outsourcing, shared services, global payroll and global human capital management solution implementations. Dan brings energy, leadership, global HR transformation capabilities, and a collaborative style to deliver successful projects every time. Dan is a nationally recognized expert in HR technology, shared services and HR transformation based on his extensive experience helping companies of all sizes with HR best practices applied to people management, service delivery strategy and effective deployment sourcing. Dan excels due to his extensive knowledge and experience in both designing and implementing HCM solutions and services that work for the enterprise and the employee. Tenacious dedication to success, tireless work ethic and an engaging personal style are a few characteristics that differentiate Dan. He can be reached at dan.vanderhey@spencer-thomas.com
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Gloria Anthony
Sales & Marketing Committee

Managing Director
GCA Consulting LLC

Gloria is the owner and CEO of GCA Consultancy LLC where she provides advisory services to small business owners and entrepreneurs on effective cash flow management, business strategy, risk mitigation and profit optimization.

A career Banker for over thirty years, a sizable portion of her career has been spent in senior and executive leadership positions with responsibility for strategic and business objectives, asset management, compliance policies and guidelines, employee development and stake holder relationships. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, business development, fiscal management, talent management and development, change management and small business lending.

Gloria has also worked extensively in the international banking arena where, in addition to acquiring a wide knowledge of different customs and business practices she has built up a strong network of international contacts across a spectrum of industries.

A firm believer in the importance of small business in the creation of wealth, Gloria is currently a volunteer with SCORE Association where she provides mentoring services to small business owners and startups. She is also a DEI Ambassador for the Southeast and Southwest regions of Florida. Previous volunteer roles include Board Member Bank of St Lucia 2011- 2015; Board Member Caribbean Association of Banks 2010-2016; Board Member Bank of Suriname 2015-2018.

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Kaustubh Sonalkar
Advocacy Committee

Founder - WISE
Independent Business Consultant and Author

Kaustubh has more than 26 years of experience across sectors and geographies. He has been part of the senior most leadership teams of large conglomerates. He has led the people function for global organizations spread across geographies, with revenues between US$ 3bn - US$50bn and having a workforce of 40,000 to 300,000.

Kaustubh has transformed the HR function using technology, new age interventions and key talent management initiatives. Organization redesign, founder succession plan, designing dynamic and effective boards, M&A (cross border and domestic), branding, communication and CSR have been my core areas of expertise.

Having been part of several boards across these companies and across sectors he understands the role of an effective board member. His debut book ‘Fetch Your Own Coffee’ recently became a ‘National Best Seller’. A geek who thrives on change, Kaustubh's versatility from being a state level cricketer and a musician to having worked with the United Nations makes him a well-rounded leader.

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Keivonna Dover, HRIP, MBA
Education Committee

Associate Director HR Technology (Workday)
Organon & Co

Keivonna Dover has spent her life using her personal and professional career experiences as a people champion. Whether supporting employees by leading or building Digital HR solutions, being the Founder of Coco Moms Inc. a Non-Profit delivering programming to the underserved and most impacted mothers and youth in our community, or helping budding wine lovers develop their palates, Keivonna is a true proponent of growing people to reach their fullest potential.

Keivonna Dover currently holds an HRIP certificate, an MBA from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business Management, a BA in Sociology with an Emphasis in Human Resources Management from the University of California, Riverside, and a Human Resources Certificate from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
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Kyle Huff, Ph.D.
Education Committee

Associate Professor
Georgia Gwinnet College

Dr. Kyle Huff is an Associate Professor of Management and leads the Management Discipline in the School of Business at Georgia Gwinnett College. He also the currently serves as the Director of the Leadership and Management Development Institute at GGC. Kyle teaches courses in human resource management and organizational behavior. His research interests are around the broad topic of employee assessment. This includes justice perceptions of performance appraisals, threats to the validity of web-based assessment, HR/talent analytics, and alternative measures of psychological constructs.

During his teaching career, Kyle taught classes as a graduate student at Georgia College and State University and North Carolina State University. Huff received his Ph.D. in industrial/organizational and vocational psychology at North Carolina State University. Before that, he earned an M.S. in general psychology from Georgia College and State University and a B.S. in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

While earning his degree, he has worked as part of various teams that have completed projects for the U.S. military, O*NET, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, and NASA. In addition, he has worked directly for VeriTest and Predvari.

Kyle previously served on the Board of Directors for IHRIM Atlanta.
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Meta Rousseau, Ph.D.
Education Committee

Dir. Global Learning & Development
Frank’s International N.V.

Leading globally dispersed Learning & Development departments at organizations such as Baker Hughes and Frank's International, Meta Rousseau built high-performing teams, streamlined functions, and made significant contributions to organizational performance. She implemented and managed several Learning Management Systems, XML-based Content Management Systems, and virtual learning environments. She built high-impact, long-term internship programs through partnerships with UT Austin, the University of Houston, and Texas A&M.

In academia and in the private sector, Meta relied on strategic affiliations, teamwork, technology, and analytics to implement targeted, efficient, and fiscally sound solutions in workforce planning, cultural change, talent management, leadership development, and training.

Meta holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology from the University of Texas at Austin as well as certifications in Organizational Development and Talent Management. She served as adjunct faculty member at the University of Texas, the American Intercontinental University, and the University of Phoenix.

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Michelle Galla, HRIP
Membership Committee

HRIS Manager,
Erie Insurance Group

Michelle Galla is an experienced HR technology professional with over 30 years of experience in progressive roles in HRIS from intern, to programmer, to analyst, to project manager, to people manager. In that journey she has witnessed and been deeply involved in transforming HRIS from mainframe, to client-server, to expansive cloud systems. She has extensive experience working with all levels of her company in creating transformative technology solutions that benefit employees and leaders. Michelle is passionate about the HRIS field and has been a member of IHRIM since 2008 and has held HRIP certification since 2010. Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in computer & information science from Gannon University.
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Robert Mb. Flak, Ed.D.
Membership Committee

Senior HR Manager
U.S. Department of Defense

Robert is a Senior Human Resources Manager within the U.S. Department of Defense. He has more than 15 years of significant experience drawing on cross-industry experience, sustainable strategies, thorough market analysis, and a focus on process improvements. Robert possesses a comprehensive background in human resource management, identifying talent, and negotiation. His expertise is rooted in building high-performance cross-functional teams, developing executive-level client relationships, and utilizing best-practice human resource management approaches. Robert is adeptly skilled at functioning independently and collaboratively within matrix environments for both internal and external business relationships. He is intently excited about the intersections of HR technology, human resource/human capital planning and strategy, and HR automation.

Robert is a current member of the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council. He also previously served as the President of the Senior Advisory Council within the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Robert holds a doctorate in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California (USC), a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University (WKU), and a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Ashford University. His dissertation focused on the improvement of employee competency development; using retuned succession competencies; to solve gaps in organizational executive succession planning; through knowledge, motivation, and organizational lenses.

Robert has earned the Certified Digital Networking Professional (CDN-P) certification from Tenova® and is currently preparing to sit for the SPHR certification exam in 2022.

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Shallonda Trim, PHR
Advocacy Committee

HRIS Analyst
The Trade Desk

Shallonda resides in Arizona and is part of the HR Operations team for The Trade Desk, Inc, serving as a Senior HRIS Analyst. The interest in HR Systems was sparked using PeopleSoft over 10 years ago. Since then, have completed reporting/analysis/configuration for Kronos, Oracle HR, iCIMs, ADP, and currently enhancing Workday.

Began HR career as a generalist and maintain a PHR credential; narrowed the focus to HR systems more than 5 years ago. A graduate of Bucknell University, with a BS in Business Administration and a minor in Spanish.

Previous board experience was for a local library along in addition to a church in NJ. Additionally, served as a board member (co-director for membership) for the Staffing Management Association of Arizona (2011-2012) that was folded into the SHRM of Greater Phoenix organization.
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Tracie Upchurch
Membership Committee

HRIS Manager
Moody’s Corporation

Tracie has over 15 years of experience in Corporate Human Resources, Finance, Operations and Total Rewards departments.

Currently, Tracie is a HRIS manager for Moody’s Corporation based in New York City. Her responsibilities include ensuring SuccessFactors technology drives innovation and thought leadership, being a trusted advisor to the HRIS team; partnering with Center of Expertise (COE) leads, HRBP’s etc. to understand their operational issues and opportunities; leading Continuous Improvement efforts related to HR system functionality and capability; and partnering with HR business leaders to define and supply appropriate data metrics and analytics to drive employee related business decisions.

Since 2009, Tracie also leads the SAP SuccessFactors East Coast Users Group currently over 600 members.

Tracie holds a degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences from Pennsylvania State University. Tracie is also certified for Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt.
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Vicky DePiore
Membership Committee

Sr. HR Consultant
OneDigital

Vicky DePiore is a Sr. HR Consultant for OneDigital and has been in the field for almost 30 years in numerous industries. Vicky earned her Bachelors Degree in HR from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her Master’s Degree in HR and Labor Relations from Cleveland State University.

Vicky works diligently to maintain and improve her HR and business education in support of her two HR certifications of GPHR (Global Professional in Human Resources), and the SPHR Senior Human Resources Professional) In addition, she has also received President’s Award for Volunteerism, Certified Business Professional certification in Leadership, and has also earned the status of Professional Coach from the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy.

Vicky has also served in voluntary capacity as the VP of Diversity and Inclusion for the Cleveland Society of Human Resource Management and the VP of Membership for the Cleveland American Society of Training and Development. She also serves on a Board for her alma mater at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

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