Past Nominees

Congratulations to all our nominees who have exemplified outstanding achievement within our local human resources community over the past 21 years.

2021 Finalists

HR Person of the Year – Large Category

  • Jo-Anna Rubin-Berman, VP of HR Shared Services, Munich RE US
  • Jameel Rush, PHR, SHRM-CP, VP Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Melissa Sims, Chief, Policy and Strategic Initiatives, National Park Service, Department of the Interior

HR Person of the Year – Medium Category

  • Rebecca Haley, SVP, Human Resources, Merakey
  • Alexandra McGroarty, VP of Global Human Resources, Clarivate
  • William Van Newkirk Jr., Head of Global Talent Management, LifeScan
  • Dina M Perreault, VP, Human Resources, The Faulkner Automotive Group

HR Person of the Year – Small Category

  • Dawn Bruno, PHR, SHRM-CP, VP Human Resources, McCormick Taylor, Inc.
  • Christine Derenick-Lopez, Senior Director, Employee Engagement, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals
  • Audrey Murphy, SPHR, Executive Director, Human Resources, Harmony Biosciences, LLC

HR Rising Star of the Year

  • Ryan Colomy, MBA, SHRM-CP, Senior Analyst, Total Rewards, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Christine Harris, SHRM-CP, HR Generalist, DIY Media Group, Inc.
  • Amber Jeffries, Senior HRBP, Amazon
  • Ragine Williams, Chief of Staff, Global Diversity & Inclusion COE, Merck

HR Consultant of the Year

  • James Hancock, Co-Founder and President, USA & the Americas, mwah. Making Work Absolutely Human
  • Stephen D. Husband, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Consultant, Executive Edge Consulting
  • Stephanie Waite, Talent Manager, ORS Partners

2020 Nominees

HR Consultant of the Year Nominees

  • John Baldino, Humareso
  • Alison DiFlorio, Exude Inc.
  • Mary Halfpenny, Self (FC Consulting Group, LLC)
  • Charity Hughes, PhD, Pathfinder Leadership Group, LLC
  • Fiona Jamison, Spring International
  • Chrissy Magnotta, Katz/Pierz
  • Anna Papalia, Shift Profile & HR on Retainer
  • Frank Plum, Workplace HCM, Inc.
  • Tara Rucci, Sprioc, LLC

HR Person of the Year Nominees

  • Hannah Armour, Capital Health
  • Hope Bear, AWeber Communications, Inc.
  • Amber Bowen, WHYY, Inc.
  • Joan Carroll, South Jersey Radiology Associates, PA
  • Bevie Chandler, Action Wellness
  • Neil Cohen, Affiliated Distributors (AD)
  • Lauren Crisci, John Rock, Inc.
  • Deborah Doud, Insinger Machine Company
  • Bethann DuBois, Nipro PharmaPackaging Americas Corp
  • Lauren Dudley, People 2.0
  • Bianca Feliciano Nedjar, Gatsby, Inc.
  • Joyce Hess, Pennoni
  • Lauren Kauffman, The Philadelphia Inquirer
  • Melissa Kreps, Contemporary Staffing Solutions, Inc.
  • Mary Lakas, Master Replicas Group
  • Melissa Landsmann, National Philanthropic Trust
  • Christina Mazzella, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Carrie Myers, Penndel Mental Health Center
  • Maria Peterson, Kistler Tiffany Benefits
  • Julie Pierce, YPrime, LLC
  • Catherine Preim, Baker Tilly
  • Domonique Revere, WuXi Advanced Therapies
  • Caroline Tate, Global Indemnity Group LLC
  • Gina Verdi, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Trident
  • Sheronda Whitaker, The Barnes Foundation

HR Rising Star Nominees

  • Shakema Appleton, Cozen O’Connor
  • Corey Bamburg, School District of Philadelphia, Office of Talent
  • Kaela Blanks, Aramark
  • Maria Coppa, The Graham Company
  • Katie Devanney, Tyndale Enterprises, Inc.
  • LaRhonda Green, Temple University
  • Marvin Johnson, Pennoni
  • Jelsy Kravatz, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Elizabeth Lynam, Farmers of Salem Insurance
  • Megan Migioia, ProAutomated
  • Joshua Ricciardelli, Cozen O’Connor

2019 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Rume Joy Azikiwe, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA , University of Pennsylvania
  • Noni Elizabeth Boddie, MA Clinical Counseling Psychology, MFT; MBA Leadership Training Management; BA English, Cardone Industries
  • Mary Chan, MBA, Colliers International
  • Jennifer Cook, MLRHR, Spray Products Corporation
  • Charlotte L. Crowell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Delaware River and Bay Authority
  • Karen M. Figueroa, Comar, LLC
  • Lindsey Gardner, PHR,
  • Samantha Glasberg, Stitch (recently acquired by Talend)
  • Zachary Harris, CBC , Assured Partners of New Jersey
  • Kristin Elizabeth Heasley, M.S., PHR, SHRM-CP, La Salle University
  • Karla Hill, SHRM-SCP, MBTI Certified Practitioner , City of Philadelphia – Department of Planning and Development
  • Jennifer Ireland, SHRM-CP, PHR, CardConnect
  • Deborah Kliman, PHR, SHRM-CP, Sabre Systems Inc
  • Susan K. Learn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, AVL Digital Group
  • Melanie Lyons, SHRM-CP , TD Bank, AMCB
  • Helen Marshall, Campus Apartments LLC
  • Jennifer May, MBA, The Thompson Organization
  • Linda O’Hara, Eastern Controls, Inc
  • Marsha Perry, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Kendal Corporation
  • Jamie Lynn Rivero, MSHRD, PHR, SHRM-CP, Fox Run Brands
  • Karen L. Roberts, SHRM-SCP, Flaster Greenberg P/C
  • Anne C. Searl, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas
  • Hugh L. Simmons, SHRM-SCP; SPHR, HRCI, HR Certification from Villanova University , JEVS Human Services
  • Charlene Stiles, PHR, SHRM-CP, Wiley Mission
  • Susan M. Tobias, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, F.A. Davis Company
  • Benjamin J. (B.J.) Williams, Esq. , Radian Group

HR Rising Star

  • Christina Amendola, SHRM-CP, Idera Pharmaceuticals
  • Naomi Barrett, SHRM-SCP, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Megan Coveleski, aPHR , The Simple Greek / ML Food Group
  • Jennifer Gates, PHR, MSM, Rowan College at Gloucester County
  • Ryan Gatta, M.A., Parkway Corporation
  • Lyndsay Gorson, SHRM-CP, DiD Agency Group, LLC
  • Cara Hans, Turn5
  • Richard Litchko, SHRM-CP, Humareso
  • Robert (Bobby) Lundquist, Guru Technologies
  • Stephanie L. Pharo, SHRM-CP, MPA, City of Philadelphia
  • Jillian R. Rosenthal, SHRM-SCP, EwingCole

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Betty Jean (BJ) Anderson, SHRM-SCP, Humareso LLC
  • Tonya Marie Betterson, ADP
  • Kenneth Scott Bode, Integrity Staffing Solutions
  • Michael Brenner, Doctor, Right Chord Leadership
  • Spencer M. Broad,Master of Education (M.Ed.); Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C); Certified Voluntary Benefits Specialist (CVBS); ryt-200 (Yoga Instructor), Colonial Life
  • Carrie Bucci, CPC (Certified Professional Coach), ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner) , Self/Mixtape Talent, LLC
  • Gerald Nicholas Covella, Certified Business Coach, Member HRA-SJ , Self, FocalPoint Business Coaching of South Jersey
  • Kevin Davis, Life and Health License, Certificate of Healthcare Reform Studies from The American College, Univest Insurance, Inc.
  • David J. Dieal, Licensure including; Series 7(General Securities Representative), Series 66 (Investment Adviser Representatives) and Life and Health Insurance , Ternberry Wealth Management
  • Jason Edelman, MS Strategic Leadership and Organizational Development NJ Life, Health, & Accident License, Alliant Insurance Services
  • Ryan Robert Kastner, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist, Innovative Benefit Planning
  • Julie Kinkopf, Esq., Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires Newby, LLP
  • Kathleen Kulp, FCRA Advanced Certification, Chane Solutions, LLC
  • Susan McDonald, CCI Consulting
  • Leon Singletary, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, First Contact HR
  • Brian Taylor, Kistler Tiffany Benefits
  • Karen A. Young, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CI, HR Resolutions

2018 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Emily Allen, PHR, Seer Interactive
  • Kristin Ballas, SPHR, CCP, TIFF Investment Management
  • Eileen Coyne Clark, J.D., ELAP Services LLC
  • Zene Colt, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Debbie Deissroth, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Jefferson Health New Jersey
  • Maria DeQuinque, PHR, SHRM-CP, GlaxoSmithKline
  • Justin Dixon, Comcast
  • Maria Downs, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, PMP, Vanguard
  • Talia Edmundson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,
  • Jennifer Fernandez, IntegriChain
  • Erica Freedman, Psy.D., Day & Zimmermann
  • Meredith Friedman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, SWP, CubeSmart
  • Nancy Grycewicz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, The Malvern School
  • Dianne Hart, SHRM-SCP, Arkema, Inc
  • Kathleen Heid, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, South Jersey Federal Credit Union
  • Chad Hetzner, M.S., SHRM-CP, A. Duie Pyle
  • Donna Levan, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Covance
  • Rachel Milano-Davis, MSW, SHRM-SCP, Values Into Action
  • Lisa Monte Carlo, PHR, SHRM-CP, Essentra
  • Nina Nicoloso, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Abington – Lansdale Hospital, Jefferson Health
  • Monica Panetta, HCS, SPHR, Genomind Inc.
  • Maria Rolston, SHRM-SCP, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union
  • Jillian Spena, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, Century Savings Bank
  • Renee Swint, FSSolutions
  • Susan Vitiello, 1&1 Internet Inc.
  • Cheryl Whitfield, Inglis
  • Brandi Yanulavich, Timberlane, Inc.

HR Rising Star

  • Sasha Buddle, WHYY
  • Juliette Finney, PHR, SHRM-CP, F.A. Davis Company
  • Maria Jacques, SHRM-CP, Vertical Screen, Inc.
  • Danita Jones, PHR, SHRM-CP, The Kintock Group
  • Molly Key, Buona Vita Inc.
  • Paige Liscka, PHR, SHRM-CP, TMNA Services, LLC
  • Janet Potts, MSHRM, SHRM-CP, Tyndale Company

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Carolyn Collins, USI Insurance Services
  • Lucy Redmond Ford, Ph.D., Saint Joseph’s University
  • Tammy Ford, Careers Express, Inc.
  • Daniel Haneman, CCI Consulting
  • Raymond Lee, MA, Careerminds
  • Louis Lessig, Esq., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Brown & Connery, LLP
  • Ann Wolf, Miller Wolf Associates
  • Emeka Oguh, MBA, PeopleJoy Inc.
  • Vicki Sack, Juno Search Partners

2017 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Kiley Alberts, PHR, SHRM-CP, MobilexUSA
  • Toni Banket, Sandvik, Inc.
  • Vanessa Barnett, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Sandvik, Inc.
  • Keith Black, Philadelphia Media Network
  • Holly Camp, Servpro of Cape May & Cumberland Counties
  • Shannon Camps, PHR, SHRM-CP, Penn Medicine
  • Suzanne Crandall, SPHR, Nipro PharmaPackaging Americas
  • Kim Edgin, MPA, SPHR, PHR-CA, SHRM-SCP, The Renfrew Center
  • Karen Fox, MPA, MSHR, Vanguard
  • Beth R. Glassman, Widener University
  • Camille Harris, TD Bank
  • Cathleen Hitchens, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Flagship Credit Acceptance
  • Stacy Jankiewicz, PHR, Rowan College at Burlington County
  • Bobbi Kelly, PHR, SHRM-CP, Kreischer Miller
  • Joanne Lee, SHRM-SCP, N.K.S. Distributors, Inc.
  • Jacquelyn Linton, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, City of Philadelphia
  • Patricia McConnell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Eleanor Mesiano, Omni Baking Company
  • Kelly Poulson, PHR, Allen and Gerritse
  • Mike Rivera, Puratos
  • Christopher G. Rousera, Comcast Cable Communications Inc.
  • Brian A. Smith, MSHRD, PHR, Calpine Corporation
  • Lindsay Traum, SHRM-CP, Saint Gobain
  • Susan Tunney, Edmund Optics
  • Marnie Vaughan, Severn Trent Services
  • Alexis C. Wolfson, Conner Strong & Buckelew

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Jennifer Bagley, USI Insurance Services
  • Dean M. Becker, Kelleher Associates, LLC
  • Kevin M. Cameron, Exclusive Search Connections
  • Anthony Carlozo, Trion, A Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • Dina Cooper-Williams, PHR, SHRM-CP, Transitional Consulting Group
  • John E. Garber, Jr, CSP, SHPR, SHRM-SCP, KMRD Partners, Inc.
  • Suzanne Gleason, Global Employment Solutions
  • Mark Izzo, Converge HR Solutions, LLC
  • James T. Maggio, The Judge Group/TFG Management Services
  • Merrick Rosenberg, Take Flight Learning
  • David Weiss, Hardenbergh Insurance Group
  • Joseph Welsh, Esq., Rhoades Industries

HR Rising Star

  • Aaron Abell, Tronox Alkali Corporation
  • Caitlyn Class, SHRM-CP, Tierney Communications
  • Michael Myers, PHR, SHRM-CP, Humareso
  • Kate Rodriguez, PHR, Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA

2016 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Eric Brunner, Ed.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Temple University
  • Kit Ford, Taiho Oncology, Inc.
  • Traci Gorman, Lenape Valley Foundation
  • Eleanor Habicht, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Wawa, Inc.
  • Ryan Harris, PHR, SHRM-CP, Petplan
  • Yvonne Howard, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport
  • Jamie Nelson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Burns Engineering Inc.
  • Shannon Mortimer, Chatham Financial
  • Magda Moncrief, PHR, SHRM-CP, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Christopher Newman, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, City of Philadelphia – Streets Department
  • Tricia M. Pickford, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Physicians Endoscopy
  • Krystal Reid, PHR, SHRM-CP, Lassonde Pappas & Co., Inc
  • Michael Robinson, MS, Temple University
  • Tracey Smith, PHR, SHRM-CP, Moorestown Visiting Nurses Association
  • Lisa Warech, PHR, SHRM-CP, The Protocall Group
  • Michael Zaccagni, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, City of Philadelphia, The Office of Transportation & Infrastructure Systems

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Carrie Casullo, BI Worldwide
  • William Cowan, Merrill Lynch – Ewing/Cona Group
  • Terri Hartwell Easter, T.H. Easter Consulting LLC
  • Heather McCloskey, McCloskey Partners, LLC
  • Dana Riker Jackson, Riker Opportunity Institute
  • Flo Ryan, Emerson Group

HR Rising Star

  • Erica Brim, PHR, SHRM-CP, Bentley Systems
  • Denzel Cook, MBA-HRM, PHR, SHRM-CP, National Constitution Center
  • Emily Jaworski, Inspira Health Network
  • Cori Leary, MS-HRD, Barclay Friends
  • Sid Mendoza, Vertex Inc.
  • Tori Mitchell, SHRM-CP, Juno Search Partners
  • Danielle Parks, MSOD, PHR, SHRM-CP, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Jessica Viscuso, MBA, SHRM-CP, Pennoni

2015 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Douglas Allen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Cooper Health System
  • RoMaine Jones, PHR, SugarHouse Casino
  • Mindy Lansing, PHR, Connect America
  • Susan LaShomb, LearnQuest, Inc.
  • Jennifer May, The Thompson Organization
  • Brigette McInnis-Day, SAP
  • Clarissa Poe, Worldwide Jet Charter, Inc.
  • Karen Roberts, Flaster Greenberg PC
  • Susan Tinnon, SPHR, SHRM- SCP, Gerresheimer Glass, Inc.
  • Joanna D. Vazquez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
  • Paula Whittaker, Nielsen-Kellerman Co.

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Robin F. Bond, Esq., Transition Strategies LLC
  • Julie Cohen, Julie Cohen Coaching, LLC
  • Janet D. Fiore, The Sierra Group
  • Christine M. Proffitt, Integrity Staffing Solutions
  • Jerry C. Hampton, Primepoint LLC
  • Mikal C. Harden, Juno Search Partners

HR Rising Star

  • Daniel Cross, PHR, SHRM-CP, Capital One
  • Brittany Denardo, PHR, The Dubin Group
  • Ashley M. Eckard-Maule, MS, Calvert Manor Healthcare Center
  • Hannah Heisey, PHR, SHRM-CP, Genji LLC
  • Erik Johnson, PHR, MS, Comcast
  • Kerry Nihill, MSODL, Penn Medicine
  • Steve Pepper Jr., PHR, SHRM-CP, Inspira Health Network
  • Jamie Lynn Rivero, PHR, SHRM-CP, Fox Run Brands

2014 Nominees

HR Person of the Year

  • Alan Dean, SPHR, CEBS, Comar LLC
  • Jillian Dunn, Hersha Hospitality Group LP
  • Jeanie Heffernan, Independence Blue Cross
  • Arrastene (EJ) Henry II, Campbell Soup Company
  • Michele Hoffman, PHR, Gerresheimer Glass Inc
  • Donna M. Jack, SPHR, The Michaels Organization
  • Deborah Kliman, PHR, Sabre Systems Inc.
  • Susan K. Learn, SPHR, AVL Digital Group
  • Andrea Mower, MSOL,PHR, Eastern Controls Inc.
  • Nicole E. Orlosky, PHR, Comcast-Spectacor
  • Joseph A. Perri, SPHR, Colonial Electric Supply Company Inc.
  • Edward J. Potts, MA Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Krista Lynn Reynolds, SPHR, Morgan Properties
  • Marcia Robinson, MBA, SPHR, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
  • Lisa Sordilla, Pet360
  • Sherri Tate, PHR, Notary Public, Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School

HR Consultant of the Year

  • Ken Bode, Integrity Staffing Solutions
  • Glenn Eckard, Rapid Learning Institute
  • Bill Emerson, CSP, Emerson Group
  • Kelly Robinson Jensen, Xelerate LLC
  • Julie Kinkopf, Esq., Kinkopf Law LLC
  • Susan McDonald, CCI Consulting
  • Ford R. Myers, Career Potential, LLC
  • Clare Novak, Novak & Associates
  • Michael Pepe, Ph.D., CEC, Meaningful Growth Associates
  • Linda Petrecca, SPHR, Sharp Management Solutions LLC

HR Rising Star

  • Lydia Bailey, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Caitlin Cocchi, PHR, Affiliated Distributors
  • Erika Fleck, MPA, Dietz & Watson
  • Bridget Gonzalez, LearnQuest
  • Mia Kensey, Green Tree School & Services
  • Chris Konnick, PHR, Villanova University
  • Christopher Maccubbin, HCS, Wawa, Inc
  • Rose O’Hanlon, SPHR, CCP, BAYADA Home Health Care
  • Catherine Preim, PHR, Nelson

2013 Nominees

HR Person of the Year:

  • Beth Albright, SPHR, Day & Zimmermann
  • Emily Bruley, MSHR, Ranch Hope, Inc.
  • Dolores Calicchio, MBA, SPHR, BAYADA Home Health Care, Inc.
  • Dawn Ceaser, PHR, Riddle Hospital
  • Jerry Dropcho, SPHR, Inserts East, Inc.
  • Kim Edgin, SPHR, Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.
  • Dianne Hart, SPHR, DDI, Arkema, Inc.
  • Matthew Levy, Janssen R & D, Pharmaceuticals companies of Johnson & Johnson
  • Anneliese McMenamin, SPHR, Kennedy Health System
  • Marisol Morales, MBA, ASPIRA, Inc. of Pennsylvania
  • Kelly Morello, SPHR, CPBA, CPVA, CFS Clinical
  • Sarah Plasha, SPHR, ANP Technologies, Inc.
  • David Schaaf, Penn Medicine
  • Marcine Schiehser, SPHR, Vertical Screen, Inc.
  • Brian Spence, PHR, Staffing Plus, Inc.
  • Julie Wright, SPHR, SWP, INC Research, Inc.

HR Consultant of the Year:

  • Spencer Broad, M.Ed, DC, Colonial Life
  • Eileen Clark, JD, Career Concepts, Inc.
  • Frank DiBernardino, CLU, CEBS, Vienna Human Capital Advisors
  • Armando Riccio, JD, MSHR, Raymond Coleman Heinold & Norman, LLP
  • Merrick Rosenberg, MBA, Team Builders Plus
  • Mark Spool, Ph.D., Management Development Solutions
  • Pamela Tudor, MA, CDP, Tudor Consulting

HR Rising Star of the Year:

  • Thomas Carrigan, PHR, Dietz & Watson, Inc.
  • Carol Halfin, PHR, Hamilton Lane
  • Jennifer Kegerise, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Amanda Novak, PHR, The Tri-M Group, LLC
  • Katina Sawyer, Ph.D., Villanova University
  • Francesca Vena, PHR, Lannett Company, Inc.

2012 Nominees

HR Person of the Year:

  • Shelly Azen, SPHR, Davita, Inc.
  • Judith Baker – PREIT (PA Real Estate Investment Trust)
  • John Baldino, SPHR, Pleasant Valley Home Mortgage
  • Jim Budd, UGI Utilities, Inc.
  • Neil Cohen, SPHR, MBA, Ransome Family of Companies
  • Peggy Eddens, MS, HRM, WSFS Bank
  • Matt Geis, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Charity Hughes, SPHR, SCA Tissue North America
  • Diane Knoop, SPHR, Nipro Glass America
  • Denise Mancuso Lay, SPHR, CCP, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dorothy McKelvy, SPHR, Project Management Institute, Inc.
  • Anne McNally, PHR, Dunwoody Village
  • Michele Miron, MBA, SPHR, Bayada Home Health Care
  • Eric Newman, Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.
  • Kristie Pappal, SPHR, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Tina Riccardi, PHR, Asher & Company, Ltd.
  • Autumn Stewart, PHR, Fox Rehabilitation
  • Christine Tierney, MS, SPHR, RN, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Mary Vila, GPHR, Theorem Clinical Research

HR Consultant of the Year:

  • Maria E. Bartholetti-Pedrick, SPHR, PCG, Inc.
  • Christopher Barton, MBA, SPHR, Barton Career Advisors, LLC.
  • Tricia Clendening, GPHR, SPHR, HR Strategies
  • Mike Schluth – Alstin Communications, Inc.
  • Therese Williams, MA, Pinnacle Group
  • Gene Venuto, Priority Management Associates
  • Marcia Zaruba O’Connor, The O’Connor Group

HR Rising Star:

  • Madelaine Cornell-d’Echert, MSBA, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB
  • Laura Derrick, PHR, Federation Early Learning Services
  • Amy DiBonaventura, Newmark Knight Frank Smith Mack
  • Jennifer Ireland, My Alarm Center
  • Andrea Jaworski, PHR, Trico Lift
  • Cara Liter, Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB
  • Monica Panetta, Project Transition
  • Jameel Rush, PHR, ARAMARK Sports and Entertainment
  • Amy Trautman, Genesis Healthcare
  • Theresa Velykis, PHR, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

2011 Nominees

HR Person of the Year:

  • Timothy P. Dillon, MBA, Devereux
  • Anita V. Dombrowski, SPHR, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Michelle Donohue, Global Packaging Inc.
  • Rob Eidson, SPHR, CCP, GRP, SAP America, Inc.
  • Michael Guglielmo, MBA, Genesis HealthCare
  • James Gulezian, SPHR, Engineered Arresting Systems Corporation
  • Laura La Buda, MS, PHR, Assurant Inc.
  • Catherina K. Melissaratos, PHR, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Sharon Standish, Downingtown Area School District

HR Consultant of the Year:

  • Jeff Backal, MBA, Team Builders Plus
  • Michael Boedewig, PHR, CPA, AICPA, Deloitte
  • Gary Johnson, Bear Staffing Services, Inc.
  • Frank Powell, SPHR, Lee Hecht Harrison
  • Terry Welford, The Welford Group

HR Rising Star:

  • Jennifer Brennan, PHR, NMS Labs
  • Bobbi Kelly, PHR, BBD, LLP
  • Andrea Kennedy, The Center for Autism
  • Christine Lloyd, SPHR ,Saint Joseph’s University
  • Anne Y. Louie, Bryn Mawr College

2010 Nominees

HR Person of the Year Nominees:

  • Gina Alm-Myers, SPHR, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Georgia Dimaano, PHR, Morphotek, Inc
  • Mindy Geib, SPHR, Vertex, Inc
  • Melinda Lapan, PHR, Seacastle Chassis
  • Colleen McNichol, PHR, Child Guidance Resource Centers
  • Jan Mehnert, SPHR, Wyeth
  • Nancy O’Toole, Transcontinental Direct
  • Lauri Ann Plante, SPHR, Virtua Health
  • Gloria Sinclair-Miller, SPHR, GPHR, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Susan Sproat, Take Care Health Systems
  • Sheri Stephens, PHR, GROUPE SEB USA
  • Charlene Troncelliti, SPHR, Quest Diagnostics, Inc
  • Lisa Warech, Protocall Staffing

HR Rising Star of the Year Nominees:

  • Aaron Boucher, PHR, Renaissance Marble and Granite
  • Jayne Grubb, Fernley & Fernley, Inc
  • Lauren Hurlburt, Albert’s Organics
  • Erik Johnson, PHR, CIGNA
  • Matthew Prail, SPHR, Kraft Foods
  • Amy Richmond, SPHR, Campbell Soup
  • Valerie Walls, PHR, Sovereign Bank
  • Carla Wilson, PHR, Steininger Behavioral Care Services, Inc.

HR Consultant of the Year Nominees:

  • Phil Brunone, SPHR, HR Solutions LLC
  • Leanne Cindea, Evesham Capital Management
  • Steve Emerson, MA, Emerson Personnel Group
  • Teri Foreman Black, SPHR
  • Greg Gast, SPHR, Proxus, HR
  • Wayne Johnston, MBA, Career Concepts, Inc
  • Louis Lessig, Esquire, Brown & Connery, LLP
  • Shelley Potente, Right Management
  • Christine Schaefer, PHR, CEM HR Strategies, Inc
  • Stanley Schmuckler, The Valley Forge Consulting Group

2009 Nominees

  • Sarah Andzulis,SPHR, AIS, ACS, Nationwide Insurance
  • Kelly Barborini, Executive Health Resources
  • Myracherrise Best, JEVS Human Services
  • Marcella Blakney, McNeil Nutritionals LLC
  • Mary Caulder,PHR, Health Partners
  • Antonia Cramp,PHR, Owen J. Roberts School District
  • Michele Cygan, Critical Homecare Solutions, Inc.
  • Heather Dromgoole,SPHR, Access Group, Inc.
  • Mike Field,SPHR, Dopaco, Inc.
  • Joseph Giamboi, Forge Employment Resources Corp
  • Kim Huggins, K HR Solutions, LLC
  • Ellen Johnston,PHR, Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Lauren Kelley,MHR, Bancroft NeuroHealth
  • Laraine Knauss,SPHR, Food Sciences Corporation
  • Stephen Krouse,SPHR,CCP,GRP, Hahnemann University Hospital
  • Maribeth Renne, CMF
  • Nicole Sakowitz,SPHR, Continuiti
  • Suzanne Schneeman,CPM AstraZeneca
  • Karen Shockley, Premier Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
  • Leon Singletary,SPHR, First Contact HR

2008 Nominees

  • Kelley F. Cornish, MA, CCDP, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Deborah E. Deissroth, MBA, SPHR, Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Barbara R. Dyson, SPHR, Vertex, Inc.
  • Rosemarie Eppinger, MS, SPHR, Adolor Corporation
  • Ellen W. Fernberger, Community College of Philadelphia
  • Daniel P. Gallagher, Comcast University, Comcast Cable Communications
  • Beth R. Glassman, Brandywine Realty Trust
  • Donna Koller, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Fran A. Newlin, County of Chester
  • Joanne Reagan, Yellow Book USA
  • Frances Michele Sciortino, Right Management Inc.
  • Ilyse Shapiro,
  • Trudy Spence-Parker, SPHR, Delaware River and Bay Authority
  • Vincent Stango, SPHR, National Constitution Center
  • Peggy A. Stelle, Springhouse Education and Consulting Services
  • Margaret M. Talarowski, SPHR, Caliper
  • Donna A. Tschoepe, Richardson
  • Jeffrey A. Wade, SPHR, Hersha Hospitality Management

2007 Nominees

  • Nancy D. Adams, PHR, NutriSystem, Inc
  • Sharon L. Antonishak, PHR, County of Chester
  • Gwendolyn Baker, SPHR/GPHR, Shorewood Display
  • Stephen Bianchi, Vanguard
  • Emily T. Bland, American Water Enterprises, Inc.
  • Edward F. Clemons, SPHR, Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC
  • Richard P. Hasenauer, Kimble Glass Inc.
  • Linda C. Jensen, SPHR, Wallace, Roberts & Todd
  • J. Lindsay Johnston, PJM Interconnection, LLC
  • Monica R. McClintock, SPHR, Albert’s Organics
  • Theresa Habina McGlinchey, Ingersoll Rand/Climate Control Technologies
  • Jennifer Mollman, Brandywine Global Investment Management, LLC
  • Barbara Murphy-Warrington, Catholic Health East
  • Meredith K. Neely, Legion Insurance Company (In Liquidation)
  • Meghan Patton, MS, SPHR, Abington Memorial Hospital
  • Tiffany Sanford-Adams, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging
  • Melanie Paige Stephano, M.S., PHR, CertainTeed Corporation
  • Marian C. Wissman, SPHR, eResearchTechnology, Inc.

2006 Nominees

  • Carol Asselta, SPHR, American Water
  • Perry Block, JD, SPHR, John Maneely Company
  • Sharon Crandall, SPHR, Kreischer Miller
  • Edward J. Dunn, SPHR, Virtua Health
  • Ronald Ettinger, Quaker Chemical Corporation
  • Steven Flax, SPHR, AEGON Direct Marketing Service
  • Joseph N. Giamboi, Forge Employment Resources Corporation
  • Stephen G. Hart, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Gail Howard, Wilmington Trust
  • Tracee L. Hunt, The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (PCCBC)
  • Laurie LaTorre, PHR, Alcan Global Pharmaceutical Packaging Inc.
  • Andrea E. Mower, Atlantic Envelope Company
  • Eric Newman, Philadelphia Eagles, LLC
  • Michael Prushan, Temple University Health System
  • Penny Stoker, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

2005 Nominees

  • Carol Asselta, SPHR, Akziom Consulting
  • Judith Baker, PAREIT
  • Fran Boody, SPHR, EP Henry Corp.
  • David Bush, Ph.D., Villanova University
  • Dr. Karen Cherwony, SPHR, Human Resources, Temple University
  • Jerry Dropcho, SPHR, formerly of Dietz & Watson
  • Tammera Earnhardt, Telerx Inc.
  • Clark Handy, Teleflex Inc
  • Frank Ingraham, Jr., SPHR, DuPont Co.
  • Donna Jack, SPHR, MedQuist Inc.
  • Rita Johnson, PHR, Trinity Transport, Inc.
  • Ellen Johnston, PHR, FedEx Express
  • Susan Keller, PHR, American Water Services, Inc.
  • James Kisela, Risk Management Group Inc.
  • Laraine Knauss, SPHR, Food Sciences Corp.
  • John Knoop, Jr., SPHR, The Glass Group Inc
  • Susan A. Layman, Rohm & Haas Electronic Materials CMP Technologies
  • Andrew J. McGill, Kennedy Health System
  • Darlene Newlin, PHR, Marsh Creek Corporate Services, Inc.
  • James Rosseau, Sr., CPP, JPMorganChase
  • Hy Rudin, SPHR, The Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (USA)
  • Karen Stewart, formerly of

2004 Nominees

  • Anne Beeson, SunGard Availability Services
  • Michael A. Biondolillo, Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co.
  • David W. Brownlee, Neumann College
  • Virginia Clark, Unisys Corporation
  • Michael A. DeCandido, Bank of America
  • Jeanne B. Fisher, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  • Alexander T. Godun, PHR, Total Dental Concepts, Inc.
  • Linda C. Jensen, SPHR, Wallace Roberts & Todd, LLC
  • David L. Koch, SPHR, Kidde Fire Fighting
  • Terry W. Laudal, SAP America
  • Christine Mazza Schaefer, PHR, CEM HR Strategies, Inc.
  • Grace Migliaccio, Commerce Bancorp
  • Jack Nestor, SPHR, MedImmune, Inc.
  • Margie M. Talarowski, SPHR, Comverse Intelligent Networks
  • Wayne Tarken, SPHR, HR-CEO Roundtable
  • Diane T. Wagner, SPHR, Sun National Bank
  • John Weaver, PHR, AMETEK

2003 Nominees

  • Belen Acosta, Day and Zimmermann, Inc.
  • Douglas Allen, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
  • Tom Clardy, QVC Inc.
  • Jerry Gunderson, Constar International, Inc.
  • Frank B. Ingraham, Jr., DuPont Edge Moor
  • Jean Kozicki, Siemens Medical Solutions
  • Rick Luzzi, West Pharmaceuticals
  • Vickie McCardell, International Reading Assoc.
  • Adrianne Miller, VWR International, Inc.
  • Stephen M. Prichard, Internet Capital Group (ICG)
  • Josh Selekman, W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Daniel M. Sell, SPHR, SITE – Blauvelt Engineers
  • Beth Sexton, IKON
  • Ronald Shane, American Arbitration Assoc./EEOC
  • Catherine B. Strauss, Harleysville Insurance Group
  • Dorothy Stubblebine, SPHR, Principal DIS Associates
  • Augustus Tolson, Quest Diagnostics
  • BettyAnne “Bet” VanAtta, Rohm and Haas Co.
  • Valerie Wandler, ARAMARK
  • Elaine D. White, InnaPhase Corporation

2002 Nominees

  • T. Scott Cawood, SPHR, Ph.D., The Great Place to Work Institute
  • Barbara J. Foster, Electronics Boutique
  • Kewin D. Gales, ACE INA
  • Joseph Giamboi, Forge Employment Resources Corporation
  • Brian Jensen, Colorcon
  • Dot McKelvy, Project Management Institute
  • Michael McPhilmy, Southco
  • Maria Scenna, Hahnemann University Hospital

2001 Nominees

  • Louis S. Bellardine, CIGNA
  • Robert E. Croner, Independence Blue Cross
  • Harry Griendling, DoubleStar, Inc.
  • Monica Haley, VerticalNet, Inc.
  • Pamela Koch, PHR, ECS Group Companies
  • Rochelle Massarella, CEBS, American Board of Internal _Medicine
  • Charles Pinto, PPL Corporation
  • Kimberly S. Reed, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Vicki L. Sessoms, Health Partners
  • Lynn Tetrault, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, _LLP
  • Donna A. Tschoepe, CDNOW
  • Jane Woytowich, PHR, Merrill Lynch

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