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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

     

    Jermaine Moore, Diversity Director,
    Liaison Director to DWC 

    Founder of The Mars Hill Group
    jermaine@themarshillgroup.com​

    Jermaine Moore is the founder of The Mars Hill Group, a consulting practice that partners with organizations to support their efforts in building and developing highly engaged, high-performing teams. Previously, Jermaine led the training and development efforts at Vapotherm, Inc., a medical device start-up company based in Exeter, NH.

    Jermaine has more than twenty years of HR experience working across various industries introducing and reinforcing behaviors that drive business results and team performance. His areas of expertise include Diversity and Inclusion, Organizational Culture Development, Team Development, Leadership Development, Executive Coaching, Communication training, and Change Management. Jermaine is an active trainer for the University of New Hampshire’s Professional Development and Training Program.

     With a passion for Diversity and Inclusion, Jermaine currently serves as the Diversity Director for SHRM’s NH State Council and the Seacoast Human Resources Association (SHRA).

    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.

     

    Sarah Rossetti, SHRM-CP, MBA, Workforce Readiness
    Human Resources Generalist, Pennichuck Water Works, Inc.
    (603) 913-2341,   sarah.rossetti@pennichuck.com

    Sarah is the Human Resources Generalist at Pennichuck Water and has about 5 years of experience in HR administration and generalist capacities. She was involved with the SHRM student chapter at SNHU while an undergraduate before becoming involved with MAHRA a few years later as the co-chair of the Emerging Leaders committee which focuses on workforce readiness initiatives in the Manchester Area.

    Sarah received her SHRM-CP a couple of years ago and recently finished her master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in project management. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outside hiking and snowboarding.

    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's 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 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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    Carol Kilmister, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
    Human Resources Association of Greater Concord
    Human Resource Consultant, Primex

    Carol Kilmister is a Human Resource Consultant in the Legal and HR Services Department at Primex3 where she provides training, guidance, and support to Property & Liability members.  Prior to coming to Primex3, she worked for many years as the Director of HR for a multi-district SAU in NH. 

    She is a graduate of Rivier University with a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Administration and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Plymouth State University.  In addition, she holds national certification as a senior HR professional from both HRCI and SHRM. She serves on the board of directors of the Greater Concord HR Association of SHRM (HRAGC) as well as the Association of NH Public Employer HR Administrators (ANHPEHRA).

    Amy Wright, Chapter President Greater Monadnock SHRM
    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)

    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).

    Todd Fernald, President
    Seacoast Human Resources Association

    Assisted Living Administrator/Human Resources Director,  Webster at Rye 
    603-964-8144, tfernald@websteratrye.com  

    Todd began working at Webster at Rye when he was just 17 years old for what he thought was only a summer job and now, over 30 years later, he finds himself second in command of the organization. Todd has worked in numerous positions throughout his tenure, including dietary aide, relief cook, social services assistant, activities, receptionist, office assistant and executive assistant. Todd was promoted to the position of Human Resources Director in 2005 and added the role of Administrator of the Assisted Living and Memory Care Community in 2017. A 1993 graduate of Gordon College with a BA in Psychology, Todd has additionally achieved recognized double national certification in Human Resources including designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institution and as a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management. He is the current President of the Seacoast Human Resources Association also serving on the Professional Development Committee.  Additionally, Todd holds state licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in New Hampshire and has served as the Assistant Administrator for the Long-Term Care/Skilled Nursing Facility since 2018. When not at his desk, Todd can be found actively pursuing his other passion – a love for the theater – performing on numerous stages throughout New England with credits including stage, radio and television. He has received numerous award nominations for his theatrical work.

     

    Nancy Rowell, President, Greater Nashua HR Association
    nrowell@skillingsandsons.com

      Gail Buckler, President, Greater Merrimack Valley HR Association, 

    Sun Pharmaceuticals, GailBucklerPHR@gmail.com

    gailbucklerphr@gmail.com
     

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