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Mission

Serve and partner with members, individuals, businesses and community organizations to share expertise, be thought leaders and advocates, and promote the advancement of the human resources profession.

Vision

Be recognized and respected as the one-stop, premiere professional human resources organization in the southeast New England region.

Values

  • Provide support, networking, and education to the human resources community
  • Be inclusive; promote diversity
  • Be leaders in human resources and business strategies, driving best practices
  • Appropriately influence legislation and legislators

Check out the SHRM Rhode Island Chapter Overview

Whether you are looking for your first job, have just been promoted to your first management position or are setting your organization’s strategic HR direction, Rhode Island SHRM is the Chapter that provides the credibility, depth and breadth of HR resources that all human resource professionals need. As your career partner, we are dedicated to providing the resources that you, your HR department and your organization need to make critical decisions affecting your organization’s profitability and your most important resource: people.

5 Strategic Initiatives

Create a member-focused culture to attract, engage and retain members. Measure member satisfaction on an ongoing basis.

Diversify program offerings in terms of topic, location, type of event, time of day and target audience; enlist board and committee members to develop educational program content Making the Business Case for HR.

Implement a three year plan to ensure financial sustainability, to include the development of an annual budget with predictable sources of revenue that is at minimum break even.

Promote and elevate the RI SHRM brand, internally and externally. This area also includes volunteer recruitment, retention, development and succession planning.

Implement a communications strategy to support our strategic initiatives and ensure regular, ongoing consistent messaging to our members.


 RI SHRM Board 2021  
   
State Chapter Director,
Tri-State Conference Liaison

Patricia A. Lyons-Bousquet, JD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Operations Director
Lynn Corwin, SHRM-CP PHR
State Chapter Director-Elect, Tri-State Conference Liaison
Secretary Pam DeMelim
Treasurer

Jill Connolly, SPHR-SCP

Director at Large
Ray Dutelle, SHRM-SCP
   
Directors  
Certification - Professional
Diane Nelson
College Relations
Linda Olbrys
Communications Amy Grenga, PHR,SHRM-CP
Diversity Kevin Matta
Foundation Roxane Rusnak, SHRM-CP
Legislative Affairs
Gregory Tumolo, Esq
Membership

Melissa Bailey

Programs Scott Seaback
Sponsorships Christine Cunneen
Workforce Development Gary Convertino, Ed.D, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPC
   
Chapter Administrator
Alexandra Pastor
Marketing Communications Administrator  Jenn Luther
   
Student Chapters
 
Academic Advisors
Nicole Amos, Johnson & Wales U.
 
Aimee Phelps, URI
Open Position, Bryant U.
 
 SHRM Northeast Region
 
 Northeast Regional Director
Susan Post

RI Society for Human Resource Management
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