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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).

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CHAIR
Brenda Reinert
Brenda Reinert
Director, Human Resources
Tomah Memorial Hospital
Tomah, WI
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, CO
Served since 2013
Region 8: AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY
BOARD LIAISON
Brian Silva
Brian Silva
Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior VP Administration
Fresenius Medical Care Services
Waltham, MA
Served since 2018
AHA LIAISON
Carla Luggiero
Carla Luggiero
Senior Associate Director, Federal Relations
American Hospital Association
Two CityCenter, Suite 400
Washington, D.C.
Chris Callahan
Chris Callahan
Manager, Human Resources
Exeter Health Resources
Exeter, NH
Served since 2018
Region 1: CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
George Liothake, CHHR, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
George Liothake, CHHR
Director, Human Resources
Atlantic Health System – Overlook Medical Center
Summit, NJ
Served since 2017
Region 2: NJ, NY, PA
Trasee Whitaker
Trasee Whitaker, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc.
Louisville, KY
Served since 2014
REGION 3: DE, DC, KY, MD, NC, VA, WV
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
Kimberly Fulcher
Kimberly Fulcher
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach, FL
Served since 2014
REGION 4: AL, FL, GA, MS, PR, SC, TN
James Frain
James Frain SPHR, CEBS, CHHR
Vice President, Human Resources
South Bend Medical Foundation
South Bend, IN
Served since 2016
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
James Trivisonno
James Trivisonno
President
IRI Consultants to Management
Troy, MI
Served since 2010
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Lori Hoekstra
Lori Hoekstra
Human Resources, Manager
Riverside Healthcare
Kankakee, IL
Served since 2018
REGION 5: CAN, IL, IN, MI, OH, WI
Deborah Rubens
Deborah Rubens, CHHR, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP

Director, Human Resources
Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California
Sacramento, CA
Served since 2016
REGION 9: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
Gail Blanchard Saiger
Gail Blanchard Saiger

Vice President, Labor & Employment
California Hospital Association
Sacramento, CA
Served since 2007
REGION 9: AK, CA, HI, NV, OR, WA
REGION 6: IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD
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Last Updated: Thu Apr 19 2018