Learning and Education Committee

The Learning and Education Committee assesses the needs of members by analyzing internal and external market research to identify those services and product opportunities that bring value to membership. The committee develops programs, products and services that support the ASHHRA strategic plan and works closely with ASHHRA staff to identify resources to design and implement them, providing members with a valuable professional development opportunity.

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Linda Thompson
Linda Thompson
Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Service Excellence
New England Baptist Hospital
Boston, Mass.
Served since 2018
Board Liaison and Immediate Past Chair
Marie Stehmer
Marie Stehmer, CHHR
Senior Director, Human Resources
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend
Springfield, Ore.
Served since 2016
Valeri Colyer
Valeri Colyer, CHHR
Director, Human Resources
Norton Community Hospital
Norton, Va.
Served since 2018
Jennifer Gryte, SHRM-SCP
Director, Human Resources
Minnesota Gastroenterology
St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minn.
Served since 2019
Kristen Hankins
Manager, Compensation, Benefits, HR Operations
Confluence Health
Wenatchee, Wash.
Served since 2019
Katie Jolles
Executive Director, Administrative Services
Granger Medical Clinic
Bountiful, Utah
Served since 2019
Katie Kato, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President and Director, Human Resources
The Human Resources Factor, LLC
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Served since 2019
Michelle Leavitt
Michelle Leavitt
Director, Product Management
Philadelphia, Pa.
Served since 2018
Christine McKenzie, CHHR, SHRM-SCP, SPR
Director, Human Resources
Charlotte, N.C.
Served since 2019
Jennifer Richards, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Executive Director, Human Resources
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, Wash.
Served since 2019
Eric Richardson, PhD, MBA, MPH, PHR, SHRM-CP, CHHR, ACHE
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Wilmington, N.C.
Served since 2019
Christina Sykes
Vice President, Human Resources
Labette Health
Parsons, Kan.
Served since 2019
Dianne Wassall, SPHR
Director, Human Resources
Saint Alphonsus Health System
Boise, Idaho
Served since 2019
Keisha Wells, CHHR, PHR
Director, Human Resources
Encompass Health Rehabilation Hospital
Houston, Texas
Served since 2019


Last Updated: Fri Jan 11 2019