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President's Message

Welcome to our New GVCSHRM Board Members

My name is Trina Gibson-Sanders and I’m both humbled and honored to serve as the new President of the Genesee Valley Chapter SHRM. As President, I am committed to continuing in the footsteps of the remarkable predecessors who have paved the way in developing the Chapter as a model for others to emulate.

As a Mega Chapter who serves Human Resource Professionals across a 9-county region, it’s imperative that we continue to educate, develop, and advocate for you.  The Monthly Programs, Legal Update, Annual HR Conference, Newsletter are some of the many ways in which we share vital information for our profession.

GVCSHRM would not be possible without the commitment from the volunteers who serve on the Board and Committees.  I am excited to welcome the following new board members:

  • Secretary - Rosie Wolfe
  • Treasurer - Patrick Coleman
  • Brad Ford – Volunteer Liaison
  • Timothy McKenna – Dir. Sponsorship
  • Anthony LaPolla – Dir. Scholarship and Awards
  • Ashley Roose – Co-Dir. Programs
  • Kimberly Bruno – Dir. Special Events
  • Ciera Caldwell – Dir. Community Outreach

Of course a big - Thank YOU goes out to our continuing board members, who are critical to the success of the GVCSHRM Chapter:

  • Bonnie Turner – VP Membership
  • Abbey Greenway – Dir. Certification
  • Paul Keneally – Dir. Legislative Affairs
  • Alanna Marriott – Dir. Communications
  • Ann Rushlow – Co-Dir. Programs
  • Kimberly Braithwaite – Co-Dir. Diversity
  • Michael D’Archangelo – Co-Dir. Diversity
  • Catherine Toy – Mgr. Social Media
  • Timothy Sorge – Dir. College Relations
  • Hunter Paige – Dir. Workforce Readiness
  • Lee Drake - Webmaster

The GVCSHRM chapter is here to serve you, its members.  If there is anything we can do to help support you or certain topics we should cover or areas to investigate, please connect. Looking forward to a fabulous 2021! 


Best wishes,
Trina Gibson-Sanders

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