2023 Finalists


HR Person of the Year – Extra Small

  • Deanna Glose, Centinel Spine, Global Head of Human Resources
  • Michelle Goss, Xponance, Inc., Director of Human Resources
  • Allison McGill, Values Into Action PA & NJ, Director of Culture & Talent
  • Melissa Morrow, Calcium, Partner, Chief People Officer
  • Christie Voelker, World Wide Land Transfer, LLC, Director of Human Resources

HR Person of the Year – Small

  • Karen Boyle, Graham Company, Senior Vice President, Human Resources
  • Maribeth Ferrugio, Myco Mechanical, Inc., Director of HR
  • Amanda Harner, VoiceComm, Director of Human Resources
  • Danita Rochelle Jones, Family Practice & Counseling Network, Director of HR & Engagement
  • Sarah Slate, Medlogix, LLC, Vice President of Human Resources

HR Person of the Year – Medium

  • Kate Ferry, Onbe, Inc., Senior Director, People
  • Melissa Perrine, Penn Community Bank, VP HR Operations Manager
  • Sherri Tate, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School, Chief Human Resources & Marketing Officer
  • Joanna Vazquez, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Director of Organizational Development
  • Garrick Weaver, Penn Power Group, LLC, Human Resources Director

HR Person of the Year – Large

  • Caroline Duda, Downingtown Area School District, Director of Human Resources
  • Veronica Hawkins, Nixon Medical, VP, HR
  • Danielle Morganti, Rowan College of South Jersey, Assistant Professor, Business Studies
  • Anthony Slade, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Vice President People Operations & Chief Operating Officer

HR Person of the Year – Mega

  • Evelyn Reed, Jacent Strategic Merchandising, HR Director
  • Milissa Ronayne, FMC Corporation, Talent Management NA Regional Manager
  • Alicia Smith, Resources for Human Development, Inc., Chief Human Resource Officer
  • Marianne Taylor, American Water, Senior Director, Employee Experience & Talent Development
  • Thea Valero, Reliance Standard Life Insurance, Director, Diversity, Engagement & Inclusion


Rising Star – <5 Years HR Experience 

  • Richard Foronjy, Philadelphia Insurance Companies, Talent Acquisition Advisor
  • Michelle McDevitt, ClimeCo LLC, HR Director
  • Shrina Patel, Merck, Sr Specialist, HR Operations

Rising Star – >4 Years HR Experience 

  • Megan Coveleski, Philadelphia Country Club, HR Director
  • Shelby Gandy, Richland Glass Company, Inc., Human Resource Generalist



  • Keith Black, Employment Practices Outsourcing, Founder and Principal
  • Diane Campanile, People-Dynamics LLC, Senior HR Consultant
  • Gary Dumais, Select Human Resources (SelectHR), HR Consultant & Business Psychologist
  • Theresa Hummel Krallinger, High Five Performance, Inc., Chief People Officer
  • Jackie Linton, JL HR Solutions, LLC, President

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