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State Council Leaders Directory

    HR State Council’s Board of Directors
















    David S. Twitchell SHRM-SCP, CBP, CCP -
    Upper Valley HR Pro, LLC
    (603) 443-2779,

    David Twitchell is the Principal of Upper Valley HR Pro. LLC and provides "hands-on" leadership, coordination and oversight for clients.   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.


    Tina M. Sharby, SHRM-CP – Past Director
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc.

    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)





























    Hope Kelly, SPHR, SHRM-SCP - Director of Human Resources, Granite State Manufacturing; Director-Elect, HR State Council of NH 603-475-1920,

    Hope Kelly is the Director of Human Resources at Granite State Manufacturing. and has 20+ years of experience in the Human Resources field. As a key member of the senior mana  gement 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 develops 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 initiated the first apprenticeship program in the Manchester area for Machining.  Hope’s background includes healthcare, wholesale food distribution, retail, medical device manufacturing, giftware, electronics, consumer goods and fashion industries.  Hope is the past President of the Manchester Area Human Resources Association (MAHRA), New Hampshire’s largest HR Chapter.  She has held MAHRA Board positions as Workforce Readiness and Professional Development Chairs and has served on many committees.  Hope is Director-Elect of the HR State Council of NH and has served as Certification Chair as well as several 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, PHR, SHRM-CP- Treasurer
    HR/Payroll Manager, Skillings & Sons LLC



    Debra Lacey, SHRM-CP, PHR   - Secretary
    Lead Talent Acquisition Partner, Home Health and Hospice Care, LLC
    Debra has over 30 yrs. of HR experience having spent most of the time in non profit sectors in NH several years at an area mental health center, another agency supporting individuals with development disabilities and the last 11 in home health & hospice care, my most rewarding position in my career.  She has over 20 yrs. in HR manufacturing sector and publishing sector too. Debra specializes in talent acquisition and has been a member of HRAGC for over 20 yrs.  Having volunteered on the finance committee for 4 terms and now on the programs committee.  


    Jessica LaPaglia - Membership Director 
    Regional Director, Leddy Group
    (603) 609-7079

    Jessica brings over 25 years of experience Human Resources and Recruiting.  Jessica is the Regional Director of Leddy Group a privately owned, regional staffing company based in Northern New England. Jessica’s specialty is Human Resources staffing, in addition she leads a team of Administrative, Accounting & Finance, Skilled Manufacturing & Light Industrial recruiters for the Central NH area. Jessica has been a part of Leddy Group, which is also a sister company to Work Opportunities Unlimited, since 2005. She is passionate about placing people into the right jobs!
    Jessica previously worked for Shaw's Supermarkets as a Regional Human Resources Manager throughout New Hampshire.

    Jessica is a volunteer leader for the HR community in New Hampshire. Currently serving as the Membership Director for the SHRM, NH State Council and as the VP of Program Development for the Manchester Area Human Resources Association. She also served as the Programs Director for the Greater Nashua Human Resources Association for 5 years.
    She is a proud Alum of Notre, Dame College with a BA in Elementary /Special Education.

    In her spare time, you will find her hiking, running, biking, or traveling with friends and family and 2 dogs.  She is certified as a PHR and SHRM-C and appreciates the support the chapters receive from the State Council and am excited about serving on the Board.


    Kim Brackett, Certification Director
    HR Administrator, Electronic Imaging Materials
    (603 )283-9620
    Kim is the HR Administrator for Electronic Imaging Materials where she is responsible for managing the HRIS, recruiting, onboarding new employees, benefits administration, payroll, compliance, training, and is an active member of the Safety, Philanthropy, and Employee Engagement committees. She has over 20 years of experience in the HR field, primarily in the banking and manufacturing industries. She has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2004. Kim has been a member of the Greater Monadnock SHRM (GMSHRM) chapter for many years and in July 2018 joined the board of directors as the Certification Director after earning her Society of Human Resource Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification.

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

    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.












    Sara Janes Hoag, Diversity Director,
    Liaison Director to DWC 

    Sara Janes began her career in the financial services industry in 2012.  She has several years of experience in Human Resources and is now an Investment Advisor Representative of Primerica Advisors.

    She currently holds her Series 6, 63, 26, 65 and Life & Annuities licenses, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education with a focus in Mathematics.  Her office is in New Hampshire; however, she offers her Financial Wellness Workshops to the entire greater New Hampshire and Massachusetts areas.

    Sara Janes teaches these principles in a simple and interesting way, taking the focus off of products and placing it on fundamental strategies.  Her educative approach empowers each client to reach a deeper understanding of their financial decisions, moving them past the numbers to measurable objectives and creative wealth building strategies.  She enjoys teaching people how money works in their lives, and aspires to be known as someone who can help people get from where they are to where they want to be financially.

    She lives in New Hampshire with her husband, Tracy of 26 years and her 4 children, Kayla, Casey, Keegan and Coriann. 

    Sara Janes has served on multiple boards and is currently president of the board for the Webster House Childrens’ group home.  She sits on the Viviana Leon Memorial Foundation board and the NH State Council Board and is a Co-leader of the Women’s Business League chapter in Londonderry. 

    Michelle Gray, SHRM-CP

    Technology/Marketing/Social Media Director
    Founder & President of HR Synergy, LLC
    (603) 261-2402

    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.

    Jeanie DiBellaProgram Director
    Sr. Human Resources Officer
    Manchester Community College
    (603) 206-8006 ,

    Jeannie DiBella, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is the Senior Human Resources Officer at Manchester Community College.  She has over 28 years of Human Resources experience with a specialty in Employee Relations and Performance Management.

    Jeannie is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and is certified through SHRM as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). She is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) through HRCI.  Jeannie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Indiana State University. Jeannie is also a graduate of the Leadership Greater Nashua program.

    Jeannie is an active participant in industry associations on both state and local levels including the Greater Nashua Human Resources Association where she is currently serving as President and the HR State Council of New Hampshire where she serves as the Program Director.  Jeannie currently serves on CUPA-HR Northern New England Chapter Board where she is the Immediate Past-President. 

    Catharine Mirabile, SHRM-SCP, SPHR – Governance
    Chief Human Resources Officer, CGI Business Solutions

    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).

    Rhoda McVeigh, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, President HRAGC
    KMA Human Resources Consulting, LLC

    Rhoda McVeigh has more than 30 years of Human Resources and operations experience. She is an experienced business leader who excels in human behavior, and possesses depth in leadership coaching and development, pre-employment interviews and assessment, employee engagement, performance appraisal and improvement, training facilitation, succession planning, internal investigations and exit strategies.

    She has held leadership positions in national full-service retail, specialty retail and food service companies on both the corporate and the field sides. She has also done consulting in manufacturing, insurance, telecommunications, healthcare and non-profit industries.
    Rhoda attended George Mason University where she studied foreign languages and music. She holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) Certification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) Certification through the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
    A firm believer that life is too short to eat bad food, Rhoda enjoys cooking and baking, as well as music, theater, arts, history and travel. She’s a voracious reader and life-long learner, and loves staying current on technology and pop culture. Her personal goal is to collect “experiences” through fine dining and travel with friends and family.



    Amy Wright, Chapter President, Greater Monadnock SHRM
    Director of Administration, Keene Housing
    (603) 352-6161,

    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 currently serves as the President of the Greater Monadnock Society of Human Resources Management.  Amy serves as a board member of the HR State Council of New Hampshire and recently completed her second term as Certification Director.  In addition, Amy is a member of the Dental Health Works Board of Directors, a member of the Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber’s Governance Committee and Impact Monadnock Business Ambassadors. 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).

    Brie (Brie Stanley) Elliott
    Brie Elliott - President, Manchester Area Human Resources Association

    Head of HR at Ballentine Partners, LLC

    Jeannie DiBella, SHRM-SCP

    Jeannie DiBella, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - President, Greater Nashua Human Resource Association
    Sr. Human Resources Officer, Manchester Community College
    (603) 206-8006 |


    Traci Tenggren, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Traci Tenggren, SHRM-SCP, SPHR - President
    Seacoast Human Resources Association
    CHRO, Northeast Credit Union
    Lisa Monsein, SHRM-CP, PHR - President Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resources Association
    HR Business Partner, Paychex