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TitleCouncil Member Job Title Company 
 State Director Sandy Michelet, SPHR, SHRM-SCPDirector of Human Resources  Sparkhound, LLC
 Assistant State Director Karen Breaux Human Resources DirectorPostlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
 Treasurer Timothy A. Kelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Regional HR Business Partner Flowers Baking Co.
 Secretary Tessa Brown HR Manager CCI Piping Systems
 Past State Director/State Conference Co-Chair Gena Champagne Franchise Owner Spherion

Title Council Member Job Title Company
State Director Sandy Michelet, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Director of Human Resources Sparkhound, LLC
Assistant State Director Karen Breaux, Human Resources Director  Postlethwaite & Netterville, APAC
Treasurer Timothy A. Kelly, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Regional HR Business Partner Flowers Baking Company
Secretary Tessa Brown HR Manager CCI Pipe
Past State Director/State Conference Co-Chair Gena Champagne, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Franchise Owner Spherion Staffing
At-Large Membership Director Kristy D. Touchet, SHRM-CP, PHR Director of Human Resources SchoolMint
Legislative Activities Director Jay Stovall Jr. Partner Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson, LLP, 
District Director – I (Shreveport, Monroe, Alexandria) Brooke Farmer HR Manager Securitas INC.
District Director – II (Houma, NOLA, Northshore) Kelly Huben Director of Operations & HR MS Benbow & Associates
District Director – III (Lafayette, Lake Charles, Baton Rouge) Rebecca Briley, SHRM-SCP VP of Human Resources EFCU Financial Federal Credit Union

Title Council Member Job Title Company
Legal Co-Advisor D. Scott Landry, J.D. Attorney at Law Chaffe McCall, LLP
SHRM Foundation Director  Elizabeth Hensen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Human Resources Manager M&M Sales
Public Relations/ Communications Director  Tony Murray, SPHR, SHRM-SCP Strategist Gallagher
Certification Director  Nikki McNamara Director of Human Resources Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
EEO/Diversity Director  Perry Sholes President Progressive HR Solutions
College Relations Director  Susie Cox

Associate Dean for the College of Business and Social Sciences

University of Louisiana Monroe
Professional Development Director  Traci O'Brien MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP Manager - Talent Strategy Cleco
Technology/ Special Projects Healther Courville, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPTD Learning Technologies Manager Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED
Workforce Readiness Director  Rose Killion Senior HR Specialist Boise Cascade
State Conference Chairperson Heather Babineaux HR Risk and Compliance Manager First Horizon

Title Council Member Job Title Company
NOLA SHRM Christine Watts, MBA, SHRM-CP Executive Director of Human Resources Algiers Charter School Association
Northeast LA SHRM Katrina Branson HR Consultant/Owner HR Navigation, LLC
GBR SHRM Jody Hammett Owner/Consultant Hammett Resources
Northwest LA SHRM

Denys Pratt

Human Resources Manager

David Raines Community Health Centers

Acadiana SHRM Desiree’ Provost Human Resources Manager Lafayette General
Central LA SHRM Christina Goodrich Hathorn, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP Human Resources Manager Ratcliff Construction
Bayou SHRM Casey Boudreaux HR Director / Privacy Officer Westerkamp Group, LLC
ICSHRM Christina Lorio Detiveaux Director of Administration Safety Council of Southwest Louisiana
Northshore SHRM April Carpenter Senior HRBP

FMOL Health System

The Louisiana SHRM State Council represents human resource professionals in the State of Louisiana and is supported through the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Founded in 1948, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest HR membership organization devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 285,000 members in over 165 countries, the Society is the leading provider of resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and advance the professional practice of human resource management. SHRM has more than 575 affiliated chapters within the United States and subsidiary offices in China, India and United Arab Emirates.

The Louisiana SHRM State Council is part of SHRM's Southwest Central Region. The Southwest Central Region consists of the following states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.

Louisiana has 9 local SHRM chapters across the state, each that provide Human Resources programming and networking opportunities in their local area. In addition, there are ten student chapters which connect college students in the state to SHRM.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Louisiana SHRM Council is to be the voice of the Human Resource profession throughout Louisiana in matters relating to business, legislative issues, and professional development.

Mission Statement

LASHRM’s mission is to provide Human Resource strategic direction and guidance to local state chapters, businesses, organizations and the human resource professionals in our state by:

Leading change

Advocating for HR in Louisiana

Supporting Diversity & Inclusion

Helping to Advance the HR Profession

Resource & Guidance through Partnerships

Mentoring Current & Future HR Professionals

Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management

is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization.

P.O. Box 5210 Lafayette, LA 70502

email us at LouisianaSHRM@gmail.com

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