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BOard of Directors

The Board of Directors provides leadership for the Greater Monadnock SHRM chapter through setting broad policies, direction and priorities of the organization; developing and maintaining the organization’s mission, vision and values; developing effective succession plans for open board and other volunteer positions; providing fiduciary oversight; recruiting and retaining active members; upholding SHRM’s vision, purpose and values; and providing professional development opportunities for all members.

Amy Wright SHRM-CP, PHR| President:  Amy is the Director of Administration at Keene Housing and has over 20 years of experience in the Human Resources field.  She is responsible for Keene Housing’s property insurance portfolio, governance, social media and all aspects of human resources including benefits administration, employee relations, staffing, compliance, compensation, and payroll.  She has been a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2006 and currently serves as the President of the Greater Monadnock Society of Human Resources Management.  Amy serves as a board member of the HR State Council of New Hampshire and recently completed her second term as Certification Director.  In addition, Amy is a member of the Dental Health Works Board of Directors, a member of the Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber’s Governance Committee and Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors. Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Keene State College and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP). View Amy’s LinkedIn profile here. Amy can be reached at awright@keenehousing.org

 Sue Ells, SHRM-CP| Treasurer: As the Human Resources Manager of the Monadnock Food Co-op since 2013, Sue is responsible for all aspects of HR including recruiting, orienting, payroll, benefits, safety, and employee recognition. Prior to this, she was HR Manager for EMF Inc. for 25 years. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Stratton Free Library in West Swanzey as Treasurer and is Financial Secretary for the Monadnock Covenant Church. Sue is also the Treasurer for the Town of Swanzey and the Treasurer for the Monadnock Regional School District. View Sue's Linked in profile here.  Sue can be reached at hr@monadnockfood.coop 

Courtney Sheehy, SHRM-CP | Secretary:  Courtney is a Human Resources Consultant at Main Street America Insurance. She oversees employee relations, recruitment and staffing. Courtney started on the Board as a student member in 2017 while she was finishing her bachelor's degree in Business Administration /Management with a focus in Human Resources at Keene State College. She currently serves as the secretary for our Board. Courtney is a Society of Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP).  View Courtney's LinkedIn profile here.  Courtney can be reached at  SheehyCo@MSAGROUP.COM

Donna Whipple, SHRM-CP, PHR | Member at Large: Donna is a District Human Resource Manager at Home Depot overseeing all HR functions in nine locations in VT, NH and MA.  A lifelong resident of New Hampshire, Donna has over 30 years of business experience which includes previous roles as Corporate Recruiter at Tire Warehouse and Regional Training Manager for Ames Department Stores, Inc. Donna has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Granite State College.  Donna has been  actively been involved in the chapter since its inception, previously serving as Membership Chairperson. Currently Donna helps manage the chapter website and social media efforts. View Donna’s LinkedIn profile here.  Donna can be reached at Donna_Whipple@homedepot.com

Debbie Chauvin| Member at Large: Debbie is a Human Resources and Management Professional with extensive experience in employee relations, employment law, recruitment, and management of an HR Partner function for multi-site operations.  Her most recent role was as the Corporate Director of Human Resource at the Yankee Candle Company.  Prior to Yankee Candle Co, Debbie worked for Stow Mills/United Natural Foods as their Warehouse Operations Manager before transitioning her career to HR as their Human Resource Manager.  Debbie has been a member of GMSHRM since its inception, and she is also on the Leadership Team of the Brattleboro Area HR Network (BAHRN).  Debbie can be reached at debbiechauvin@yahoo.com

Kim Brackett, SHRM-CP | Member at Large: Kim is the HR Administrator for Electronic Imaging Materials where she is responsible for managing the HRIS, onboarding, employee relations and is an active member of both the Safety and Engagement committees. She has over 10 years of experience in the HR field, primarily in the banking and manufacturing industries. She’s been a GMSHRM member for several years and joined the board in July 2018.  Kim is a member of the membership committee and is also the Certification Director helping others to earn their SHRM certifications.  View Kim’s LinkedIn profile here. Kim can be reached at kbrackett@eiminc.com

Ellie Cook-Venezia | Member-at-Large: Ellie is the Director of Human Resources at Arcomm Communications in Hillsboro, NH. She has over 30 years of experience in Administration and Human Resources. Responsible for all aspects of human resources and employee relations, she also oversees employee professional development and training. Ellie has been a member of GMSHRM since 2004 and joins the GMSHRM BOD for a second time, serving again on the GMSHRM Membership Committee; previously she was our website Web Master and LinkedIn┬« Group Moderator. View Ellie’s LinkedIn profile here. Ellie can be reached at ellie.cook@arcomm1.com


Margie Guhne, SHRM-CP, PHR, CPP | Member-at-Large:  Margie is a Payroll Administrator for New Hampshire Ball Bearing, with over 30+ years of HR and Payroll experience in Government, Professional Accounting and Manufacturing.  She has been a member of the Society of Human Resources (SHRM) & a member of the HR Collier Chapter in Naples Florida since 2003. Her roles included Ambassador, Certification,  Membership, Sponsorship, Diversity & Foundation Chair, Secretary, Workforce Readiness committee member and Chapter President in 2008.  She currently holds a certification & membership with the American Payroll Association since 2000.  Margie can be reached at MGuhne@nhbb.com

Julie Pearson, CSP |  Member -at-Large:  Julie is the Regional Director for Masiello Employment Services and has been with the company for 10 years. She is an experienced leader in the field of Human Resources and Staffing with a demonstrated history of leading high performing teams to achieve successful results.  Julie excels at understanding the big picture in any situation and setting a clear course for both client organizations and candidates. From developing hiring strategies and efficiently addressing HR payroll processes, to managing employee safety, clients wishing to achieve their workforce goals benefit from Julie’s effective communications style and her strong leadership skills.  Julie is well connected in the community and involved in giving back through volunteerism as a member and past president of Rotary Club of Keene, and on the board of directors for Friends of Distant Hill and GMSHRM.  Julie takes pride in her ability to work hard and have fun at the same time.  She has a bachelor's degree from Franklin Pierce College and has also maintained her Staffing Professional Certification through the American Staffing Association since 2012. View Julie's LinkedIn profile here.  Julie can be reached at julie@masemp.com          



Greater Monadnock SHRM Chapter #683
P.O. Box 1817
Keene, NH 03431

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