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Advocacy Committee

The Advocacy Committee monitors national and state legislative and labor developments. They conduct research and develop and promote advocacy programs that represent the interests of the membership, human resources professionals and the health care field, in collaboration with the American Hospital Association (AHA). See how you get involved with ASHHRA's Advocacy efforts. Learn more about ASHHRA Advocacy at ashhra.org/advocacy.

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CHAIR
Brenda Reinert
Brenda Reinert

Director, Human Resources
Tomah Memorial Hospital
Tomah, Wis.
Served since 2013
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Darrin Smith
Darrin Smith

Vice President, Human Resources
Parkview Medical Center
Pueblo, Colo.

Served since 2013
Region 8: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY
BOARD LIAISON
Brian Silva
Brian Silva

Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Administration
Fresenius Medical Care Services
Waltham, Mass.

Served since 2018
Gail Blanchard Saiger
Gail Blanchard Saiger

Vice President, Labor and Employment
California Hospital Association
Sacramento, Calif.

Served since 2007
REGION 9: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
Chris Callahan
Chris Callahan

Vice President, Human Resources
Exeter Health Resources
Exeter, N.H.

Served since 2018
REGION 1: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
James Frain
James Frain, SPHR, CEBS, CHHR
Vice President, Human Resources
South Bend Medical Foundation
South Bend, Ind.

Served since 2016
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Kimberly Fulcher
Kimberly Fulcher
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, Fla.

Served since 2014
REGION 4: AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, SC, TN
Lori Hoekstra
Lori Hoekstra
Manager, Human Resources
Riverside Healthcare
Kankakee, Ill.

Served since 2018
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
G. Roger King
G. Roger King
Senior Labor and Employment Counsel
HR Policy Association
Washington, D.C.

Served since 2005
REGION 3: DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, VA, WV
George Liothake, CHHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
George Liothake,
SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CHHR
Director, Human Resources
Atlantic Health System
Summit, N.J.

Served since 2017
Region 2: NJ, NY, PA
Deborah Rubens
Deborah Rubens, CHHR, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

Director, Human Resources
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California
Sacramento, Calif.

Served since 2016
REGION 9: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
James Trivisonno
James Trivisonno
President, IRI Consultants to Management
Troy, Mich.

Served since 2010
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Trasee Whitaker
Trasee Whitaker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.
Louisville, Ky.

Served since 2014
REGION 3: DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, VA, WV
REGION 6: IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD
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Last Updated: Tue Nov 20 2018