About the SHRM Foundation

About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation. It provides research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

VISION, MISSION & PURPOSE

VISION

​Empowered HR professionals building inclusive organizations where all employees thrive and organizations achieve success.

MISSION

The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation by providing:

  • Research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing employees and potential employees
  • Scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and students to make change happen
  • Opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities

PURPOSE

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization that champions workforce and workplace transformation and inspires HR professionals to make it happen.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

​The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of distinguished HR academic and practical 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

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


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

Biography


​Secretary / Treasurer
Tom Mathews
SVP, Cree, Inc.
Waxhaw, NC

Biography

DIRECTORS

Jim Link ​Edie Goldberg, Ph.D.
President
E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Menlo Park, CA 

Biography      
Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP
Vice President
Schulte Building 
Systems, Inc.
​Gary Latham, Ph.D.
Chief Secretary of State
Professor,
Organizational Behavior
University of Toronto
Biography     
Jim Link ​Jim Link, SHRM-SCP
Chief HR Officer Randstad North America, Atlanta, GA
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Jeff Nally, SHRM-SCP
President
Nally Group, Inc.
Louisville, KY

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 Sara Rynes, Ph.D.
 Tippie-Rollins​ Chair 
 in Excellence
 University of Iowa
 Iowa City, IA
Biography
Tina-Sung updated.jpg Tina Sung
 Vice President
 Government Transformation
 & Agency Partnerships
 Partnership for Public Service
Biography        
Melissa Dawn Simkins
 Melissa Dawn Simkins
 President
 Velvet Suite
 Washington, DC & 
 Atlanta, GA
Biography
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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO
SHRM
Alexandria, VA
Biography



FOUNDATION STAFF



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Wendi Safstrom 
Executive Director
Wendi.Safstrom@shrm.org 
(703) 535-6065

Biography
Elissa Soares, Foundation Administrator Elissa Soares
Foundation Coordinator 
Elissa.Soares@shrm.org
(703) 535-6020

HickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg Ashlee Droscher Smith  
Director, Development
Ashlee.Smith@shrm.org
(703) 535-6291

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Michelle Sparacino, SHRM-SCP 
Director, Strategic Initiatives
Michelle.Sparacino@shrm.org
(703) 535-6243

Alie Mihuta  HickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg
Development Specialist
Alie.Mihuta@shrm.org
(703) 535-6150