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Panel Member Biographies
George H. Boué, SHRM-SCP, CPC Vice President of Human Resources Stiles CorporationFort Lauderdale, FL
George Boué is responsible for all Human Resources management and administrative activities for Stiles, a leading full-services commercial real estate firm. He started his career in the environmental, health and safety industry, in both consulting and corporate roles. He led consulting departments at TRC Environmental, ATEC Associates, and LAW Engineering. On the corporate side, he had EHS responsibilities for Nortel Networks’ Caribbean & Latin American operations.
At Nortel, alongside the Human Resources team he also managed business ethics activities for Latin America, and he helped develop Nortel’s global Code of Business Conduct and affiliated training programs. When Nortel decided to outsource its manufacturing, he was invited to join the HR team and made a career change. George graduated with an International Executive MBA from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, and received a Master of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety from Hunter College School of Medicine in New York. He also completed the professional coaching program at the University of Miami. George is fluent in Spanish and is dedicated to lifelong learning. He is involved in children’s charities, and sits on the Board of Jack & Jill Children’s Center.
Deborah Colar, SHRM-SCP, SPHRMillerCoorsChicago, IL
Deborah Colar is a human resources professional with extensive experience in corporate, manufacturing and academic environments; she has held roles that include executive development, employee relations, labor negotiations, leadership and executive coaching. She is also a volunteer leader for the Society of Human Resources Management, currently serving a term on their Special Expertise panel on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility.
As a human resources business partner, she delivers HR strategies and services within a function to effectively build the organizational capability required to achieve business goals and imperatives. She provides thought leadership for effective change management, talent management, employee relationship management and performance management.
Dorothy C. Douglass SHRM-SCP, SPHRVice President of Human Resources & TrainingMutualBankMuncie, IN
Dorothy Douglass is Vice President of Human Resources & Training at MutualBank. Douglass began her career with Mutual in 2001 as Human Resources Manager. She is a graduate of Ball State University and lifelong resident of Muncie, Indiana.
An active member of the community, Douglass has served many local organizations including United Way, East Central Indiana Human Resources Association Board of Directors, Alliance for Strategic Growth, Altrusa International of Muncie, Altrusa Foundation Board of Directors, and the YWCA Board of Directors. She is a member of the Indiana Banker’s Association Human Resources Committee and the BSU Human Resources Advisory Board.
Douglass is also a national member of the Society of Human Resource Management, World at Work and Sigma Sigma Sigma Alumnae. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources by HRCI, and SHRM-SCP, through SHRM. Douglass has served on the SHRM Volunteer Special Expertise Panel on Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility since 2015.
Douglass has published various articles and blogs relating to human resources, management, and banking. You can often find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.
Douglass is married and is an empty-nester, and is aiming to add another dog to the household – just don’t tell her husband.
Phyllis Hartman SHRM-SCP, SPHRFounder and PresidentPGHR Consulting, Inc.Freedom, PA
Phyllis G. Hartman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, the founder and President of PGHR Consulting, Inc. has 25+ years in HR. She is currently serving as a Visiting Professor and temporary HR Department Chair at La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA. Phyllis’ firm provides HR consulting services for small to midsized organizations including work on sustainability audits. Phyllis has worked in HR management positions in not-for-profit organizations and manufacturing. She has an MS in HRM, and holds both a SHRM Senior Professional and an HRCI Senior Professional in Human Resources certifications. Phyllis has written 2 books: Looking to Hire Looking to Hire an HR Leader? and Never Get Lost Again: Navigating Your HR Career both published by SHRM. She has served in numerous volunteer leader roles with SHRM and is currently a SHRM A-team Captain for Pennsylvania’s 12th District. She does volunteer work for and is current 1st Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Homeless Children’s’ Education Fund.
Tom C. Hogan SHRM-SCP, SPHR, GPHRProfessorPenn State UniversityUniversity,
Dr. Tom Hogan has 30 years of experience as a practitioner and has served in leadership and management positions in higher education and the corporate sector. Prior to joining the Penn State University School of Labor and Employment Relations, he held the position of Interim Associate Provost, Office of Faculty Affairs at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). Prior to working for UMUC, he spent 23 years with AT&T in a variety of assignments including sales, sales support, business development, marketing and human resources. In his last assignment at AT&T, Dr. Hogan served as Director of Strategic Talent Acquisition and Retention, Workforce Diversity and EEO/AA. Prior to working for AT&T, he worked for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Hogan is a member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). In this role, he is involved in developing and representing the U.S. position on global HR standards to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). He serves as Secretary of the ISO Technical Committee 260 Human Resource Management Workforce Planning Group. Tom serves on the SHRM 2016 Ethics/Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Special Expertise Panel.
Dr. Hogan serves on the Penn State University President’s Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity and on the Penn State Advisory Board of the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity. He is a faculty adviser for the Society for Human Resource Management Penn State Student Chapter and he serves as the Student Chapter Chair of the Human Resource Association of Centre County.
Sharon Kacsits Director Human Resources Vetter Development Services USA, Inc. & Vetter Pharma International USA, Inc. Darien, IL
An HR leader with over 25 years, Sharon Kacsits thrives on the challenge of designing programs that are market competitive and cost effective as well as developing the team to become the future leaders of the organization. Her motivation comes from seeing the strategic link between attracting and retaining top employees and building employee morale while supporting the needs and goals of the business.
Kacsits is the Director Human Resources of Vetter Development Services USA, Inc. & Vetter Pharma International USA, Inc. A global leader in aseptic contract filling, Vetter offers a foundation of experience spanning more than 35 years and dozens of successful pharmaceutical and biotech compounds. Before joining Vetter, Kacsits has held lead HR roles in the packaging, food manufacturing, automotive supply manufacturing and consumer goods industry. She is honed in all areas of HR as well as participated on multiple advisory boards.
Joanne P. Lee SHRM-SCPVice President of Human ResourcesN.K.S. Distributors, Inc.New Castle, DE
Joanne Lee has extensive experience in the Human Resources field working in California, Utah and Delaware. Her expertise in human resources spans the oil/gas, financial and insurance services, and wholesale distribution industries. A highlight in her career was in 2008 when she was a member of the SHRM U.S. - China Executive HR Exchange Delegation to Beijing and Shanghai China. The team of US HR executives spent 10 days promoting international exchange, networking and sharing best practices with Chinese students, educators and business professionals. Lee recently contributed to an article on What’s Working…appealing to millennials in the October edition of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits magazine.
Along with the SHRM-SCP certification, Lee has a Professional Designation in HR Management through UCLA. She is a graduate of Neumann University in Aston, PA with a B.A. Degree in Business Management.
Lee is a member of SHRM and is currently serving a second year term as Chapter Secretary of Delaware SHRM; in 2013-2014 she served as the Nominations Chairperson. She also serves on the Business Advisory Board for Delaware Technical College. In 2002, Lee was named the HRD Network HR Professional of the Year - selected from the top 25 largest credit unions in the State of California. She is a graduate of Leadership Long Beach.
Michelle Preiksaitis SHRM-SCP, JD, SPHR Senior Human Resource Professional/Attorney Christiansted, VI
Michelle K. Preiksaitis is a senior human resource professional (SPHR, SHRM-SCP), who litigated business and employment defense cases as an Illinois attorney, before moving into more HR-focused roles. She is a practitioner-scholar in HRM, who teaches students in master, bachelor, and associate’s degree programs in the areas of business ethics, HRM, management, business communication, and executive level leadership. She was a conference presenter at the ATD 2015 International Conference in Orlando, Florida. For 15 years, she represented mom and pop organizations, Fortune 100 companies, mid-sized banks, medical organizations, and insurance company clients with their business, ethics, and employment law matters, before deciding to devote her attention to adult learners in the HRM and business fields. She writes curriculum in HRM, business communication, management, and business ethics, and assists universities by aligning their programs with SHRM competencies. She was the founder and advisor for a student chapter of SHRM that won an award in its first year of existence.
Preiksaitis has consulted with and advised executive level clients on matters regarding business ownership, succession planning, corporate social performance, and ethical forms of leadership. She has provided pro bono legal services to numerous grass-root organizations and victimized social groups. As the chairperson of a lobbying organization, she spearheaded and passed a Public Safety Tax in Macon County, Illinois, which has provided >$20 million in revenue since its passage, for the express purpose of supporting an underfunded rural sheriff's department. Preiksaitis has been named the Professional of the Year for the Cambridge Who's Who (2007); she won the Live to Lead, Inspirational Leadership, Innovator, and Communication Excellence awards at a regionally accredited university. She is currently researching how servant leaders use high performance work practices and corporate social performance. She expects to graduate with a PhD in Management, Human Resource Management in 2016. She previously earned a Juris Doctorate (Univ. of Illinois, '91), a Master Certificate in HRM (Villanova, '11), and a Master in Technical Communication (Texas Tech University, '08), and has been a member of the Illinois Bar Association since 1991. She lives in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where she supports the Caribbean Oceanic Restoration Education Foundation.
Philip Sukenik SHRM-SCP, SPHRVice President of Human Resources Hoss's Steak & Sea HouseDuncansville, PA
Philip Sukenik has 30 years’ experience in the field of Human Resource Management. Phil currently serves as Vice President of Human Resources for Hoss’s Steak and Sea House, Inc, a successful regional restaurant chain headquartered in Duncansville, PA. Hoss’s currently operates 37 restaurants employing 2500 people throughout Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Along with his HR responsibilities, Sukenik is also responsible for both the Training and the Information Technology functions.
Sukenik served for 2 terms as President of The Human Resource Management Association of Blair and 1 term as the State Council Director for the Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM. Sukenik has also served in numerous volunteer capacities in support of these SHRM Boards including Program Director, Secretary and Treasurer for the local chapter and District Director, Deputy Director and Secretary for PA SHRM. He has served for 2 years as the committee chairperson for the PA State Conference and 1 year as Chairperson for the State Leadership Conference. Sukenik was presented with the Blair County Human Resources Person of the Year award in both 2000 and 2006.
Sukenik graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and minor degrees in English and Economics. He is certified as both an SHRM-SCP and SPHR. In 2014, Sukenik completed the Professional Coach Certification Program from Duquesne University, an accredited program of the International Coach Federation earning his designation as a Professional Coach (PC).
Sukenik has served as a board member in a variety of community service organizations including Rails to Trails of Central PA, Family Services of Blair County, Blair County Chamber of Commerce, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, Blair County Chamber of Commerce Risk Management Committee, and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art. He currently serves as a professional member of the Highmark Western Region Advisory Council.
Sukenik loves all types of music and playing the guitar. He is also enjoys reading, running, kayaking and playing golf.
Phil lives in Duncansville with his wife Lisa and their two cats, Strummer and Jones.
David S. Twitchell SHRM-SCP, CBP, CCP, PHRVice President of Human ResourcesNew Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc.Manchester, NH
David Twitchell is the Vice President of Human Resources for Catholic Charities New Hampshire and provides "hands on" leadership, coordination and oversight of company Human Resource functions to more than 1000 employees that serve long-term care rehabilitation and nursing centers as well as the numerous sponsored social service programs across the State of New Hampshire. Develops and implements corporate Human Resource strategy and programs that supports the organizational mission and vision to meet planned objectives. Twitchell is a long time SHRM volunteer having served in many leadership capacities from Chapter President for the River Valley Human Resource Association, State Director and Legislative Director for Vermont SHRM, to the Regional Membership Advisory Council Member from the Northeast and currently the Workforce Readiness Director for the NH SHRM State Council. Additionally, he has contributed to several SHRM Panels and currently is a member of the Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Panel. He has been a SHRM Learning Systems instructor for Vermont Technical College for several years. Twitchell has his MS in Human Service Administration and is a Senior Certified Professional with SHRM, a PHR with HRCI and a Certified Compensation and Benefits Professional with WorldatWork.
Diana Vida SHRM-SCP, SPHRSenior HR GeneralistNavientFishers, IN
Diana Vida, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is a human resources professional with 10+ years of experience currently working for Navient (formerly Sallie Mae) in Fishers, Indiana as a Senior HR Generalist. Her experience includes: succession management, talent acquisition, employee relations, talent management, workforce planning, employee engagement & retention, and change management. She has worked within the financial services & healthcare industries.
She is also a volunteer leader for the Society of Human Resources Management, currently serving a term as President for the Human Resources Professional Development Association chapter (HRPDA) in Indianapolis, Indiana.
A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and has also achieved the designation of Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the designation of SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).
Marc Weinstein SHRM-SCP, Ph.D.Clinical Professor of Management and Faculty Director, the Master of Science programs in Human Resource Management (MSHRM)Florida International UniversityMiami, FL
Marc Weinstein is Clinical Professor of Management and Faculty Director the Master of Science programs in Human Resource Management (MSHRM) at Florida International University. Dr. Weinstein’s research focuses on occupational safety and health and employee wellness. His research has been widely published and he has received grant support for his research from a variety of private foundations and government agencies. He is Vice President-at-large for the Core Leadership Area and has served as Director for College Relations for the Greater Miami Society for Human Resource Management. Dr. Weinstein received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and has had previous appointments at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Oregon.
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