About the SHRM Foundation

About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation's mission is to mobilize the power of HR and activate the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting all things work. The Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals.  The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Purpose, Mission & Vision

PURPOSE

Elevate and empower HR as a social force.

MISSION

Mobilizing the power of HR and the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting work, workers and the workplace.

VISION

A world of work that works for all.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

​The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of distinguished HR academic and practice leaders. The SHRM Foundation recognizes the members of its board for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the organization. We are proud that all board members contribute to our annual campaign.

OFFICERS

Libby SartainChair
Elizabeth (Libby) P. Sartain, SHRM-SCP
Libby Sartain LLC
Bastrop, TX

  Biography


Elizabeth-Larson.jpg Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth (Betsy) Larson, SHRM-SCP
Director, Compensation
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
 Biography

Tom Mathews Secretary / Treasurer
Tom Mathews
President & Principal, TMathewsHR LLC
Waxhaw, NC

Biography

DIRECTORS

  
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Camille Chang Gilmore 
Vice President of HR &Global Chief Diversity Officer
Boston Scientific


Jim LinkDan Purushotham
Adjunct Faculty 
Central Connecticut State University
Hartford, Connecticut
  Jim Link
Edie Goldberg, Ph.D.

President
E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Menlo Park, CA 
Biography    



Gary Latham, Ph.D.Gary Latham, Ph.D.
Chief Secretary of State Professor,
Organizational 
Behavior
Biography         University of Toronto

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Jeff Nally, SHRM-SCP
President
Nally Group, Inc.
Louisville, KY


   
Jim LinkJim Link, SHRM-SCP
Chief HR Officer 
Randstad North America, Atlanta, GA

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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO
SHRM
Alexandria, VA

 Biography


Melissa Dawn Simkins
Melissa Dawn Simkins
 President
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 Washington, DC & 
 Atlanta, GA
Biography

Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP
Paula Harvey, 
SHRM-SCP
Vice President
Schulte Building 
Systems, Inc.


FOUNDATION STAFF



Wendi Safstrom

Wendi Safstrom 
Executive Director
Biography

Mariya Chetyrkina


Mariya Chetyrkina
Director, Programs


Ellen Christman

Ellen Christman
 
Director, Engagement and Philanthropy

Libby Sartain


Bryan Martin
Manager, Programs
Vernon Williams


Vernon Williams

Manager, Programs
Mary Wright


Mary Wright

Manager, Apprenticeship Program
Amber Honesty


Amber Honesty

Coordinator


For more information on the SHRM Foundation's initiatives, please email SHRMFoundation@shrm.org or call us at (703) 535-6020