About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation by providing research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals to make change happen and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizational 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 practice leaders. The SHRM Foundation recognizes the members of its Board for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the organization. We are proud that 100% of SHRM Foundation board members contribute to the Foundation's Annual Campaign.

​OFFICERS

​​Elizabeth-Larson.jpgChair
Elizabeth (Betsy) Larson, SHRM-SCP, CCP
Director, Compensation
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
 Biography


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

Biography


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

Biography

DIRECTORS


Jim Link​Edie Goldberg, SHRM-SCP
President
E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Menlo Park, CA 
Biography     
Paula Harvey, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Vice President, Schulte Building Systems, Inc.
Hockley, TX 
Biography     

​Gary Latham, PhD
Chief Secretary of State Professor of Organizational Behavior
University of Toronto -        Rotman School of Management 
Toronto, ON 
Biography     
Jim Link​Jim Link, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer 
Randstad North America 
Atlanta, GA
Biography     


Sara-Rynes.JPGSara Rynes, PhD
Tippie-Rollins​ Chair in Excellence
University of Iowa - Tippie College of Business
Iowa City, IA
Biography                   


Melissa Dawn SimkinsMelissa Dawn Simkins
President
Velvet Suite
Washington,
DC & Atlanta, GA
Biography
Tina-Sung updated.jpgTina Sung, CAE
Vice President, Government Transformation & Agency Partnerships
Partnership for Public Service
Washington, DC​
Biography         



FOUNDATION STAFF



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Wendi Safstrom
Executive Director
Wendi.Safstrom@shrm.org
(703) 535-6065
 
 
New project/partnership ideas
Board and governance
Strategic programs and revenue 
Elissa Soares, Foundation Administrator Elissa Soares
Foundation Administrator
Elissa.Soares@shrm.org
(703) 535-6020
General Foundation questions
State conference supplies
DVD requests
Beth McFarland.jpg Beth McFarland, CAE
Director, Foundation Programs
Beth.McFarland@shrm.org
(703) 535-6371
Inclusion solutions
Thought Leaders Solutions Forum
Foundation publications
DM headshot.jpgDorothy Mebane, Ph.D.
Manager, Foundation Programs
Dorothy.Mebane@shrm.org
(703) 535-6219
Research & publications 
Scholarship and award programs
Permission requests
ADS headshot_sized.jpg Ashlee Droscher Smith, CFRE
Director, Development
Ashlee.Smith@shrm.org
(703) 535-6291
Fundraising strategy
Product & event sponsorship
Scholarship sponsorship 
Individual giving 
Corporate giving
Chapter/State Council relations
Gifts in honor or memory