Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management 9090 Pine Rd; Suite A; Philadelphia, PA 19115-4417 Chapter Voice & Fax 215.698.7116 | Cell 215.622.1812 Kristine Belser, SPHR is a certified HR practitioner with 16 years of experience in providing HR consultative support to businesses. She is a graduate of Rosemont College with a BS degree in Business Management and is completing her MBA at LaSalle University. She holds a senior professional human resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Kristine’s roles in HR include establishment and oversight of HR operations. Her focus is in healthcare and she currently works as the HR Director for Penn Cardiac Care @ Mercer Bucks in Yardley, PA. Kristine has managed her own HR consulting business, providing support to small business and local municipalities and has previous experience in manufacturing and R&D. Kristine currently serves as the V.P./Dir. of Public Relations, Communications and Technology on the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). She is also an active member of the Middletown Township Parks & Recreation Board in Bucks County, PA, where she and her family currently reside. Ned Clopton, SPHR, has been a Chapter member since 2000 and currently serves on our Board as V.P./Treasurer. He is a graduate of Gwynedd-Mercy College in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. After attending Villanova University’s SHRM Learning System course, he received his Professional in Human Resources certification in 2000 and his Senior Professional certification in 2006. Ned has ten years of direct experience as a human resources practitioner in various industries; he began his human resources career in 2000 at Rumsey Electric Company, an electrical supply distributor, as their Director of Human Resources. In 2003 he joined Innovative Benefit Planning, LLC, a benefits consulting firm, as their Director of Operations with responsibility for human resources. In 2006 he joined TAH Industries, Inc, a Nordson Company, as their Director of Human Resources. In 2008 he rejoined Rumsey Electric Company and is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of human resources. He is also a member of the strategic management team, which sets policies, develops plans for corporate initiatives and is responsible for organizational development and strategic direction. Ned serves as the V.P./Treasurer on the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). Peggy Derr, PHR, currently serves as V.P./Director of Workforce Readiness for the local Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM) chapter. She is currently the Training Manager for Affinity Insurance Services in Hatboro, PA. Peggy is an experienced HR professional with over 15 years experience in most major disciplines of human resources including recruitment, employee relations, and training. In addition to her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, she holds several training certifications with DDI, ZengerMiller and AchieveGlobal. Since most of Peggy’s human resources experience is from the property and casualty insurance industry, she demonstrated her commitment and knowledge of her client’s business by studying for numerous industry designations including the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), Associate in Automated Management (AAM), and Associate in Insurance Services (AIS). Peggy is a former faculty member of the Insurance Society of Philadelphia, and a former grader for the Insurance Institutes of America. Kathryn Flannery, PHR currently serves as V.P./Director of Programming for the Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM) chapter. Lisa Fugelo, PHR has been working in the HR field for over 15 years. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Textiles & Science (now Philadelphia University) with a BS in Business Management, and a Certificate in Human Resource Management. Lisa received her Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification in 2001 from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Currently, Lisa is working at Orbit/FR Inc., in Horsham, PA as a Human Resource Manager. She is responsible for all functions of human resources and payroll. Lisa serves as VP/Secretary on the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). Richard Handschumacher, SPHR is a certified senior HR professional and graduate of Ursinus College with 30 years Human Resource upper management experience in the acute healthcare industry, primarily in the Delaware Valley region. While his HR management experience has primarily been that of generalist, he has enjoyed many opportunities focused in the O/D and training arena and still enjoys an occasional consulting engagement. He’s had the past privilege of being a presenter at an American Compensation Association national conference as well as presenting HR related topics for community and civic groups. For the past 3 ½ years his current role has been with Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey as Manager of Employee & Labor Relations. He currently serves as V.P for Certification on the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM), and has held other positions on the Board during the past 9 years. Additionally, he serves as instructor for the SHRM Certification course taught through Villanova University. Vanessa Hargrove, currently serves as V.P./Director Foundation for the local Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM) chapter and is the HR Manager for Fox Run Craftsmen, a small kitchen housewares company located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. In 2002, Fox Run Craftsmen employed her as the Office Manager, a role which quickly developed into to an HR position. Vanessa’s previous HR experience gives her more than 10 years experience in an HR environment. Her responsibilities include all aspects of human resources including payroll, 401(k), benefits, training and safety. Currently, Vanessa is pursuing her BS at DeVry University and has completed the SHRM Learning Program through Villanova University. Brian Jacobs, PHR Brian serves as V.P. at Large for the SEPA SHRM Chapter. He is a certified HR professional (PHR) working as an HR Generalist for the Please Touch Museum for nearly two years. The museum is a fabulous place to work! Seeing so many young faces having fun doesn't get old and continues to be refreshing. Brian previously worked for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia as an HR Manager and Harte-Hanks Direct Marketing as a Benefits Manager. While working with the Archdiocese, he earned his PHR through the Villanova HR Certification Program. Over the years, Brian has donated a great deal of time to the American Cancer Society and participated in their signature event, the Relay For Life. Brian and his wife, Susan live in Glenside with their two-year-old son, Basil (rhymes with dazzle). Brian also does voice-over work and sporadically plays guitar with a couple of local bands. Debbi Lasky, CEBS, PHR, currently serves as President for the Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). She has served on the SEPA SHRM Board of Directors since 2003. Deb is currently “in-transition” and looking for her next Human Resources opportunity. She has worked in the Benefits/Human Resources field for the last 20 years. Deb received her Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) designation in 1993 and was awarded Fellowship status in ISCEBS. She was also a co-founder and first President of the Central New Jersey Chapter of ISCEBS. Deb received her PHR certification in 1995 after completing Villanova University’s SHRM Learning System course. Deb holds a BA degree in Psychology from Hofstra University. She also maintains community involvement as the President of the Greater Trenton Business and Professional Women, Inc. Deb resides in Hamilton Township, New Jersey with her husband, Rob, and pug Smoochie. In her spare time (if there is such a thing!) she enjoys Karaoke- ing locally and is considering getting involved again in local community theater with her husband. Brian D. Pedrow, Esquire, is a partner in the Philadelphia offices of Ballard Spahr, LLP, where he practices in the Labor & Employment Group. Brian joined Ballard Spahr in 1988 after he graduated, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. Brian's practice is management-focused, representing private and public employers in all facets of human resources law, including employment litigation, harassment and discrimination matters, labor negotiations, labor board proceedings and arbitrations, policy development and workforce training, as well as advice and counseling on a wide variety of human resources matters. Brian also has developed an ERISA practice counseling employee benefit plans, sponsors and fiduciaries on administration claims and litigation arising out of benefits transactions. Brian has served as labor counsel to Edward G. Rendell, both as Mayor of the City of Philadelphia and as Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and as counsel to Mayor John Street. He also serves as counsel to SEPTA in its labor negotiations and employment matters and to the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. Brian also serves as counsel to a number of Fortune 500 companies based in the Greater Philadelphia region, and he advises boards of the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities. He is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a directory built primarily on client interviews, as a leader in the field of labor and employment law. Brian also was selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America and Philadelphia Magazine’s Super Lawyers. Currently, Brian serves as the V.P./Legislative Affairs on the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). Brian and his wife, both natives of Lancaster County, PA, now reside in Chester County, PA, with their two sons. Roslyn H. Schaffer, SPHR, currently serves as the President Elect and the V.P./Director of Legislative Affairs for the local Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM) chapter. She graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University and holds an M.S.W. from the University of Pennsylvania as well as an M.B.A. from Drexel University. In 1998, she was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma, the honor society serving business programs. After attending Villanova University's SHRM Learning System course, she received her PHR certification from the Human Resource Certification Institute in 2001 and her SPHR in 2002. Roz is the Director of Human Resources for The Renfrew Center, a leader in the field of eating disorder treatment with facilities in seven states. There, she is responsible for the oversight of all aspects of human resources and serves as a member of the Senior Executive Team which determines the overall strategic plan for the organization, sets policies and develops plans for implementation of corporate initiatives. Active in the community, Roz has been working with the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Affiliate since its founding in 1991 where she successfully recruited Ford Motor Company as a national sponsor, currently chairs the Children’s Tent for the annual Race for the Cure and has served on the board of the Abington Education Foundation. Sharon Sizgorich, SPHR, currently serves as the V.P./Director of Diversity for the Southeastern PA Society for Human Resources Management and was on the SEPA Diversity Task Force for two years. She is a graduate of St. Francis University with a MA in Human Resource Management and is certified as an SPHR by HRCI, after completion of the Villanova HR Certification Program. While completing her masters, Sharon gained experience in benefits, benchmarking, safety, employment & payroll at the Hoss’s Steak & Sea House Corporate Office in Duncansville PA. Sharon is currently employed at Unisys Corporation in Blue Bell as an HR Consultant. At Unisys, she is developing her global HR experience through the roles she’s held in the Recruiting and Rewards (Comp/Benefits) departments. Sharon lives in Bucks County, is 4 year dragon boat team captain (fundraising for Fox Chase Cancer Center), and serves as volunteer/past president in Suburban Cyclists Unlimited, a local cycling club. Christine Tierney, RN, MSN, SPHR, CHCR is a certified senior HR professional with over 20 years experience in the healthcare industry, the last 16 years of which has been in Human Resource Management. Christine obtained her "Senior Professional in Human Resources" (SPHR) Certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) in 2000 and received her Certified Healthcare Recruiter (CHCR) credential from the National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR) in July 2008. Christine started her career in healthcare as a RN working in pediatrics and pediatric ICU. She became a Nurse Recruiter in 1992 and then a HR generalist in 1994. Her HR roles included those ranging from Nurse Recruiter to that of Recruitment Manager, and is currently the Director – Employment & Compensation at Abington Memorial Hospital. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Holy Family University and a Master’s degree in Nursing Administration from Villanova University. Christine is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). She has been actively involved on the Board since 2003 after serving as the Volunteer Co-Coordinator for the SHRM 2002 annual conference that was held in Philadelphia. She is also a member of the Nursing Spectrum Advisory Board. Larry T. Warner serves as the Vice President of Membership for SEPA SHRM and is the Vice President Finance & Versatility for Human Resource Trouble Shooters (HRTS). Larry originally managed the Temporary Division of HRTS and assists with the administration of the Villanova University HR Professional Management Course. Larry, who has his commercial pilot's license, is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and retired from the Philadelphia Police Force, where he served in the Crime Lab and the Camera Control and Studio unit. After retirement, he was a private investigator for an insurance company and a large private investigation firm. Larry also is former President and serves on the Board of the Delaware Valley Wood Carvers Association. He serves on the Republican Executive Committee in N.E. Philadelphia. A Colorado-born cowboy, Larry grew up "green-breaking" wild horses and milking cows at 4:00 a.m. on his Dad's Dairy Farm and the Buffalo Ranch where is brother was foreman. Joanne Zeas, MBA, SPHR is a certified HR practitioner with over 10 years experience in Employee Relations and Human Resources Management Joanne’s experience centers on human resources practices within the education industry. Human Resources Director at Temple University, responsible for recruiting and human resource services for Temple’s athletics, development, student affairs, and administrative departments. Joanne received her MBA degree in 2000, with a concentration in Human Resource Management. She was awarded SPHR certification in December, 2002, and is currently certified through December, 2011. Currently, Joanne serves as the V.P./Director of Education and Student Liaison on the board of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Society for Human Resources Management (SEPA SHRM). She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Gwynedd-Mercy College, and is working toward attainment of an EdD degree in Educational Administration. al Administration.
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