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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, serves as the Certification Director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire and is Vice Chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce.  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

Michelle Barnhart MBA, SHRM-CP | President-Elect:  As the Senior HR/EHS Analyst for the Timken plant in Keene, NH, Michelle is responsible for overseeing the recruitment, onboarding and talent management of the Salary Workforce, managing all WC/FMLA/STD/ADA cases, ensuring compliance to Environmental, Health and Safety industry standards, strategic reporting administration and managing the facility’s learning and development HRIS platform. Michelle has a Bachelors in Organizational Leadership and her MBA in Human Resource Management as well as over 10 years of leadership experience in manufacturing with a strong background in LEAN, Process Improvement and A3 Problem Solving. In addition to being the GMSHRM Diversity and College Relations Chair, Michelle is a Notary Public, member of the HR Committee for Monadnock United Way and a member of the Programming Committee for the Diversity Workforce Coalition. View Michelle’s LinkedIn profile here.  Michelle can be reached at michelle.barnhart@timken.com

 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 Linkedin profile here.  Sue can be reached at hr@monadnockfood.coop 

Courtney Sheehy, SHRM-CP | Secretary:  Courtney is a Staffing and Employees Relations Analyst at Main Street America Insurance. She oversees employee relations, recruitment and staffing. Courtner 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. View Courtney's LinkedIn profile here.  Courtney can be reached at  SheehyCo@MSAGROUP.COM

Donna Whipple, PHR, SHRM-CP | 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 35 years of business experience which includes previous roles as Corporate Recruiter at Tire Warehouse and Regional Training Manager for Ames Department Stores, Inc. Donna graduated from Granite State College with an Associate’s Degree in Business Management.  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.  Kim can be reached at GMSHRM.StudyGroup@gmail.com

Crystal Bascom, SHRM-CP| Member-at-Large: Crystal Bascom has been in the HR field for 10 years, and is currently the Human Resources and Compliance Manager at Bascom Maple Farms in Alstead, NH. In this role, she is responsible for recruitment and staffing, policy development, employee relations and benefits, and oversees the Corporate Social Responsibility program. Crystal has been a member of GMSHRM for several years and currently holds SHRM-CP certification. View Crystal’s LinkedIn profile here.  Crystal can be reached at cbascom@bascommaple.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




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

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