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State Council Leaders Directory

    HR State Council’s Board of Directors

    Catharine Mirabile, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – Director
    Chief Human Resources Officer, CGI Business Solutions 171 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH, 03106 (603) 232-9325, cmirabile@cgibusinesssolutions.com

    Catharine is the Chief Human Resources Officer at CGI Business Solutions and has over 25 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She currently manages the HR Support and Benefits Administration Department of CGI, which includes compliance, benefits administration, COBRA and human resources solutions for CGI's clients. She has a diverse background in the area of human resources, including compliance, staffing, employee relations, training, benefits, compensation, and payroll. Catharine has utilized these skills in a variety of industries including banking, manufacturing, and technology firms. She has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles in her local chapter and state level with SHRM and is currently the Director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire and on the Board of Directors for NAPBA (National Association of Professional Benefits Administrators). In addition, Catharine is heavily involved with workplace advocacy efforts with SHRM, serving as an Advocacy Captain. Catharine has her bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

    Tina M. Sharby, SHRM-CP – Director-Elect
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.
    54 Monarch Avenue, Goffstown NH 03045
    603-315-6682 tsharby@eastersealsnh.org

    Tina is the Chief Human Resources Officer with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc. and has over twenty-five years of experience in the Human Resources Management field.  She has multi-state experience working as a strategic partner in all aspects of Human Resources and has acquired strong analytical, organizational, and strategic management skills in a variety of industries.  Tina has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Keene State College in Business Management, minoring in Human Resources and Safety Management and is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Leadership with Granite State College.  She has served in a variety of volunteer leadership roles including Director-Elect for the HR State Council of New Hampshire, President of Manchester Area Human Resources Association, Founding Member & Chair of the Diversity Workforce Coalition, member of the Business and Industry Association Health Care & Workforce Development Committee and a member of the Economic Vitality New Hampshire Association. Tina has also recently become a member of the White Mountain 4000 Footer Club, hiking all 48 peaks. Tina is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as well as a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
     

    Tim Dabrieo - Past Director
    Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed, Inc.,
    18 Congress Street, Suite B210
    Portsmouth, NH   03801
    (603) 294-4121 tdabrieo@wradvisors.com

     

     

    Jennifer Kinville, Treasurer
    Employee Relations Manager, Eastern Propane & Oil
     

    Jennifer is the Employee Relations Manager at Eastern Propane & Oil and has 18 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA) and has previously served as a board member on the State Council, SHRA, and the Diversity Workforce Coalition (DWC).  Jenn earned her Master of Business Administration from Plymouth State University, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and is a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  She is happy to rejoin the State Council Board where she enjoys working with HR professionals across the state – and has fun while doing it!

    Linda Tuells, Secretary
    Director of Human Resources, The Moore Center 
    (603) 206-2749 linda.tuells@moorecenter.org

    Linda is employed as the Director of Human Resources for The Moore Center, a human services organization in Manchester, NH and has extensive experience in high volume recruiting, benefits, compliance and employee relations.  She has over 20 years of human resources experience.  Linda is a member of the Society of Human Resources Professionals (SHRM), Manchester Area Human Resources Association (MAHRA) and currently serves on the MAHRA Board of Directors as Communications Director. 

    Jeannie DiBella, PHR, SHRM-SCP, Membership Director, Greater Nashua Human Resources Association
    Human Resources Officer, Manchester Community College
    (603) 206-8006, jdibella@ccsnh.edu

    Jeannie has worked in Human Resources for the past 20 years in a generalist capacity and has loved every minute of it.  Her HR career started at Filene’s as the HR Administrator and then as the HR Manager.  After Filene’s was acquired by Macy’s, she moved on to work as the HR Manager and then the Executive Manager of HR at The Telegraph.  Jeannie currently serves as the Human Resources Officer at Manchester Community College, part of the Community College System of New Hampshire. 

    Jeannie joined the Greater Nashua Human Resources Association in 2007 at which time she also became a member of SHRM.  Join the board a few years later and have served as Secretary, Membership Chair, and after a year as President-Elect, now President.

    Jeannie is certified as a PHR and SHRM-CP.  appreciates the support the chapters receive from the State Council and am excited about serving on the Board.

    Amy Wright

    Amy Wright, Certification Director
    Director of Administration, Keene Housing
    (603) 352-6161, awright@keenehousing.org

    Amy is the Director of Administration at Keene Housing and has over 15 years of experience in the Human Resources field.  She is responsible for Keene Housing’s property insurance portfolio, governance, social media and all aspects of human resources including benefits administration, employee relations, staffing, compliance, compensation, and payroll.  She has been a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2006 and recently served as the Past President of the Greater Monadnock Society of Human Resources Management.  Amy has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Keene State College and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Certified Practitioner (SHRM-CP). 

    Andrea Chatfield, Esq., Government Relations & Legislative Chair
    Of Counsel at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c
    (603) 621-7118, a.chatfield@clrm.com

    Andrea G. Chatfield is an attorney at Cook, Little, Rosenblatt & Manson, p.l.l.c. in Manchester, NH where she provides advice and guidance to employers on risk management issues in the workplace.  She represents employers of all types and sizes before administrative agencies in discrimination, whistleblower, unemployment, and wage disputes.  She conducts in-house training for employers and serves as an outside investigator for employers who need to respond to highly sensitive internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. 

    Andrea frequently is a public speaker on employment law topics, and recently authored the New Hampshire employment law chapter for the Navigator series of state laws offered by Lexology (an innovative, web-based service) and the Association of Corporate Counsel. 

    Andrea is admitted to practice in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and she has earned an “AV” rating from Martindale Hubbell.  Andrea is listed in Chambers USA as one of the leading employment lawyers in New Hampshire and in Best Lawyers of America for employment law - management.  In addition, she also serves on the Board of Directors of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association and is on the Personnel Advisory Committee for the Manchester Community Health Center.

     

    James Whitmore, DWC Liason to SC
    Southern New Hampshire University
    2500 North River Road, Hooksett, NH 03106 
    (603) 629-9100 j.whitmore@snhu.edu

     

    Armando Llorente, Diversity Director, Liaison Director to DWC
    Vice President/HR Practice Leader, Clark Lavey Benefits Solutions
     (603) 883-3773 Ext. 122  armando@clarklavey.com 

    Armando is the Vice President/HR Practice Leader for Clark & Lavey Benefits Solutions (Merrimack, NH), a role he has held for 4 years.  He is a member of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association and was previously affiliated with the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA) where he was the Co-Chair and member of the Diversity Committee.

    His HR experience includes global HR operations positions with Thermo Fisher Scientific, EMC and Siemens’ Osram Sylvania subsidiary.  Prior to Client & Lavey, he was an HR consultant and assisted clients in New England.

    Armando’s advocacy and support of educational and career development opportunities in underserved communities have been recognized by HENAAC (Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation) – recipient of a national Luminary Award – and the Boston Business Journal – included in the “Twenty on the Move” list.

    He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC) and his master’s in business administration degree from Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH.)  Armando also completed the Partnership’s (Boston, MA) Fellows Program. 

    Michelle Gray, Technology/Marketing/Social Media Director
    Founder & President of HR Synergy, LLC
    (603) 261-2402  Michelle.Gray@HRSynergyLLC.com

    Michelle has 25 years of HR Professional experience, most recently as Founder and President of HR Synergy, LLC. Michelle’s background includes businesses varying in size up to 1,500 employees and multiple states.  Michelle is an active member of Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), Greater Nashua Human Resource Association (GNHRA), Manchester Chamber of Commerce, NH Center for Non-Profits, and Massachusetts Non-Profit Network.

    Michelle is excited to work on the SC Short and Long-Term strategy for our Marketing/Social Media efforts.

    Anne Vallette, State Conference Director
    CGI Benefits, (978) 998-5889, Annevallette1@hotmail.com

    Anne joined CGI Business Solutions as a Senior Benefits Consultant with over 18 years in the employee benefits area. She has had the opportunity to gain experience both from the insurance carrier and benefits agency arena. Anne strives to provide proactive, strategic financial and compliance advice to all size employers that include immediate as well as long term planning initiatives. She seeks to create and maintain a long-term partnership with her clients working in a consultative role on all facets of employee benefits and related HR issues. She has been very active in the HR community as the current Exhibitor Chair of the Granite State Human Resource Conference, many Board positions with the Seacoast HR Chapter, including President, and she was awarded the SHRM State Council of NH's Outstanding HR Volunteer of the year for 2011.

    Robyn Chadwick, Workforce Readiness
    Human Resources Manager, Normandeau Associates, Inc.
    (603) 637-1124, rchadwick@normandeau.com

    Robyn is the Human Resources Manager at Normandeau Associates, a nationwide environmental consulting firm, and has extensive experience in the human resources field.  She is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and currently serves on the Manchester Area Human Resource Association Board as the Young Professionals (workforce readiness) Chair. She has a passion for the environment and developing tomorrow’s workforce.  She enjoys spending time with her family and watching baseball.

    Kristine DiFiore, Program Director
    Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
    Care Dimensions
    (978) 750-9347, kdifiore@caredimensions.org

    Kristine is Vice President and the Chief Human Resource Officer at Care Dimensions.  In her role, Kristine is responsible for the operational and strategic initiatives of Care Dimensions' human resources and volunteer functions. Her responsibilities include recruitment and orientation; compensation and benefits; talent management and development; human resources information systems; retention and rewards; human resources policies, practices, and compliance; employee relations and communications; employee events; diversity; workplace safety and security and oversight of the volunteer program.

    Kristine has more than 15 years of human resources leadership experience in non-profit organizations. She is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and is a Certified Professional of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM-CP).  Active in industry associations on both state and local levels, she is the program director for the HR State Council of New Hampshire and a member of the Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association.

    DiFiore holds a bachelor degree in psychology from Worcester State University.

    John R. Wilson, Director at Large
    GoffWilson, P.A.
    (603) 228-1277, jwilson@goffwilson.com

    John is a partner at GoffWilson, PA, a firm with offices in Concord and Nashua (NH), as well as in Paris, France.  He advises employers, employees, families and individuals in all immigration issues. John also represents businesses in various industry sectors in relation to immigration issues and provides I-9 compliance consulting services. He earned his B.A. from the State University of New York in 1979 and his J.D. from UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center in 1982). John is the founder and chair of the Diversity Workforce Coalition, a nonprofit organization promoting a diverse workforce. John is Commercial Consul to France for the State of New Hampshire, a past member of the Global Panel of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice before the NH Supreme Court and Federal District Court. John is a frequent writer and lecturer for various human resources associations and businesses on immigration and I-9 issues.

    James Reidy, Esq., Director at Large  
    Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green, PA
    (603) 627-8217 (direct), JREIDY@sheehan.com

    Jim practices in the areas of labor and employment law where he exclusively represents management. He is the Practice Group Chair of the Firm’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Practice Group. His practice emphasizes counseling, training and representing management (public and private employers) in ways to avoid and/or defend against employment claims. Jim is the moderator of NHLABORNET, the popular Internet discussion group for human resource professionals in New Hampshire. Jim is listed in Chambers USA as one of the top-tier employment lawyers in the state of New Hampshire. He was elected by his peers as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the State in a poll conducted by the New Hampshire Bar Association and published in New Hampshire Magazine.

     In 2012 Business NH Magazine named Jim one of New Hampshire's Top Attorneys in the area of Labor and Employment Law. The Irish Voice Newspaper selected Jim to be part of the 2013 Irish Legal 100. Jim was also selected again this year for the 2015 editions of Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers. Best Lawyers also named Jim Manchester's 2015 Lawyer of the Year in the field of Employment Law-Management. Jim received his B.A. from Assumption College in 1980, his M.P.A. from Northeastern University in 1981, and his J.D., cum laude, from the New England School of Law in 1989. He is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law sections of Lex Mundi, an international association of law firms; and of the American, New Hampshire and Massachusetts Bar Associations. Besides the practice of law Jim enjoys spending time with his family. He loves music, art and just about any sport that involves a ball (as long as it is associated with a New England team).

    David S. Twitchell SHRM-SCP, CBP, CCP, PHR, Director at Large
    Vice President of Human Resources
    New Hampshire Catholic Charities, Inc.
    (603) 663-0257, dtwitchell@nh-cc.org

    David Twitchell is the Vice President of Human Resources for Catholic Charities New Hampshire and provides "hands-on" leadership, coordination and oversight of company Human Resource functions to more than 1000 employees that serve long-term care rehabilitation and nursing centers as well as the numerous sponsored social service programs across the State of New Hampshire. Develops and implements corporate Human Resource strategy and programs that support the organizational mission and vision to meet planned objectives.  Twitchell is a long time SHRM volunteer having served in many leadership capacities from Chapter President for the River Valley Human Resource Association, State Director and Legislative Director for Vermont SHRM, to the Regional Membership Advisory Council Member from the Northeast.  Additionally, he has contributed to several SHRM Panels and currently a member of the Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Panel.   He has been a SHRM Learning Systems instructor for Vermont Technical College for several years.  Twitchell has his MS in Human Service Administration and is a Senior Certified Professional with SHRM, a PHR with HRCI and a Certified Compensation and Benefits Professional with WorldatWork.


    Chapter Presidents

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    Melissa Abbott, SHRM-SCP
    Human Resources Association of Greater Concord
    Chief Financial Officer, Mainstay Technologies
    603.524.4774, mabbott@mstech.com 

    Melissa has over 10 years of HR Professional experience with Mainstay Technologies, LLC.  Melissa is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is the current President of the Human Resource Association of Greater Concord (HRAGC).  Melissa is SHRM-SCP certified and in July 2018 completed her MBA at SNHU.

    Although Melissa’s role at Mainstay Technologies encompasses a variety of Human Resources functions, she enjoys providing training to new team leaders and supporting the team in all areas as needed. 

    Candi Dionne, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP 
    President, Monadnock HR Association
    603-256-3141, candi.dionne@yahoo.com

    Candi is currently the Human Resource Manager for HCP Packaging, USA. Candi has a Master’s in Business Administration from New England College of Business and over 10 years’ experience in the human resource field. Her career has focused on human resources in both medical and manufacturing. She has been a member of the board focusing on certification for several years.

    Hope Kelly, President
    Manchester Area Human Resources Association

    Director of Human Resources,  Granite State Manufacturing
    603-668-1900, hope.kelly@granitestatemfg.com

    Hope Kelly is the Director of Human Resources at Granite State Manufacturing. and has 15+ years of experience in the Human Resources field. As a key member of the senior management team, she is attracting and retaining the best possible skilled workforce, leading the efforts to create career paths within the organization, to keep our best people motivated and growing, maximizing their value for themselves, for the organization, and for our customers. She trains and prepares the next generation of skilled workers for GSM.  Hope also directs Legal Compliance, Internal Accountability and Overall Human Resources and Training Awareness across the company. Functioning as part of the integrated team, she works to reduce and eliminate barriers and obstacles to improve overall cost and schedule performance. Hope’s background includes healthcare, wholesale food distribution, retail, medical device manufacturing, giftware, electronics, consumer goods and fashion industries.  Hope has held MAHRA Board positions as Workforce Readiness and Professional Development Chairs and has served on many committees.  Hope has her Bachelor’s degree in Management from the Merrimack College and is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

     

    Nancy Rowell, Greater Nashua
    nrowell@skillingsandsons.com

    Amy Cann MBA, SHRM-SCP, SMS
    Chapter President, Seacoast HR Association
    Founder and Senior Consultant HR ROI
    603-766.4906, amy@hr-roi.com  
     

    Amy is the Founder and Senior Consultant at Human Resources ROI, a full-service HR consulting firm located in Pease Tradeport.  Her background includes 20 years of HR and safety experience in-house for US-based organizations and six years of teaching a variety of Human Resources and Business-related subjects as an Adjunct Instructor at Southern NH University and at UNH. 

    Her educational background includes an MBA in Global Studies and Graduate Certificates in Human Resources Management and Social Media Marketing from Southern NH University.  Her undergraduate degree is a dual B.A. in Human Resources Administration and Psychology from Saint Leo University. 

    Amy maintains Senior HR certification through the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and teaches the online SHRM preparation course through SNHU. She also maintains her Safety Management Specialist (SMS) certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). On the volunteer side, she is the President for the Seacoast HR Association and a Board Member and Head Coach with the Rochester Youth Soccer Association (RYSA).

      Gail Buckler, Merrimack Valley
    gailbucklerphr@gmail.com

     

     

    Lori Brown, PHR President, River Valley HR Association (Lebanon)
    AVP, Benefits & Recruitment
    (603) 443-8659, lori.brown@mascomabank.com