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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.


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


  • 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 2023  
State Chapter Director,
Tri-State Conference Liaison

Lynn Corwin, SHRM-CP PHR

State Chapter Director Operations

Kevin Matta
State Chapter Operations Director-Elect Amy Grenga, PHR, SHRM-CP
State Chapter Director-ElectVACANT
Secretary Pamela DeMelim

Jill Connolly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director at Large
Patty Lyons-Bousquet, JD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Certification - Professional
Diane E. Nelson, PHR, SHRM-CP
College Relations & Emerging Professionals
Susan Breen
Communications Michael Campbell
Diversity Kilah Walters-Clinton, M.Ed., State of RI, Exec. Office of Health & Human Services
Foundation Roxane Rusnak, SHRM-CP
Legislative Affairs
Francesco DeLuca

Melissa Bailey

Programs & Professional Development Lisa McCoy
Sponsorships/Non-Dues Revenue Stef Nelson, MS, SHRM-CP
Workforce Development Gary Convertino, Ed.D, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPC
Chapter Administrator
Osmary R. Barker
Marketing Communications Administrator Natasha Slaughter, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Student Chapters
Academic Advisors
Nicole Amos, Johnson & Wales U.
Aimee Phelps, URI
Open Position, Bryant U.
  Justin Feeney, RIC
 SHRM Northeast Region
 Field Services Director
Curtis Woody, SHRM-SCP

RI Society for Human Resource Management
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