About the SHRM Foundation

About the SHRM Foundation

Founded in 1966, the SHRM Foundation is the 501(c)(3) philanthropic arm of the world's largest HR professional society, SHRM. SHRM represents more than 300,000 HR professionals across the globe, impacting 115 million workers and their families. The SHRM Foundation mobilizes the power of HR for positive social change in the workplace. Its robust resources, meaningful partnerships, and evidence-based programming educate and empower HR professionals to hire diverse talent, build inclusive workplaces, prioritize workplace mental health and wellness, develop, and support the next generation of HR professionals, and help employees find purpose at work and beyond.

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 Sartain
Chair

Tom Mathews

President & Principal, TMathewsHR LLC

Waxhaw, NC

Biography



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Secretary / Treasurer
Jane Marvin
Principle
Org Effectiveness and Change Management
Biography     


DIRECTORS

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


Jim Link
Courtney A. Peterson, SHRM-SCP, ACC
Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer
                           Edison Electric Institute
                           Biography  
Jim Link
Edie Goldberg, Ph.D.
President
E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Biography  



Gary Latham, Ph.D.
Gary Latham, Ph.D.
Secretary of State Professor
Organizational Behavior
Rotman School of Management
                         University of Toronto
                         Biography


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Greg Flores
Founder & Owner
Sculpted Leaders, LLC        Biography

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


Jim Link
Dan Purushotham, Ph.D.
Central Connecticut State University
Hartford, Connecticut


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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., 
SHRM-SCP
President & CEO
SHRM


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Karen Bennett
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer
Cox Communications

Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP
Subha V. Barry
Chief Executive Officer
Seramount

Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP
Tracy Layney
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Levi Strauss & Co.
                         Biography


FOUNDATION STAFF



Wendi Safstrom

Wendi Safstrom 
President
Biography

Ellen Christman

Ellen Christman
 
Director, Engagement and Philanthropy

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Jennifer Cabriales 
Brand Marketing Manager 

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Beth Conti
 
Sr. Specialist, Engagement and Philanthropy
Amber Honesty

Amber Honesty
Specialist, Foundation Programs
Libby Sartain

Elizabeth Kohm
Manager, Foundation Programs

Vernon Williams


Vernon Williams, Ed.D

Manager, Programs
Mary Wright


Mary Wright

Manager, Apprenticeship Program

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