Our Committees

Tri-State HRMA provides a variety of volunteer opportunities that allow you to achieve the most out of your membership. Volunteering is a perfect way to learn more about the HR discipline and meet more than 300+ members.

Our Committees:

Career Management

This group geared for members who are in pursuing new HR opportunities or transitioning to a new career/role. Contact Susan Jarnagin for more information about this committee.

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Community Outreach

The annual Community Outreach event in July provides HR expertise to the non-profit community on various HR and business topics. Contact Theresa McGlinchey for more information about this committee.

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This one-day annual Tri-State HRMA Conference in May is the largest professional networking and educational program that our association sponsors. The committee is responsible for all aspects of designing and running the event. Contact Noni Boddie for more information about this committee.

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Diversity & Inclusion

The purpose of this committee is to educate and act as a resource to members in the implementation or expansion of their diversity goals and initiatives. This team fosters awareness and appreciation of diversity and provides a forum for related programming and best practices. Contact Hannah Armour for more information about this committee.

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Senior Executive Forum

This venue is dedicated to serve and support the professional development needs of senior-level HR professionals in our community. Sponsored by Tri-State HRMA, the goal of this group is to stimulate creative thinking and new ideas, build a community between HR leaders, provoke lively discussion and debate while enabling capability-building in leaders and organizations.

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The Finance team provides financial oversight and recommends policy to the Board by monitoring Tri-State HRMA’s financial records, reviewing the annual budget/assets and providing general oversight of expenditures. Contact Fran Boody for more information about this committee.

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Legislative Affairs

This committee is designed to provide practical legislative updates that could New Jersey and Pennsylvania businesses. The updates are presented during monthly meetings with committee members who collaboratively select topics, while working on their presentation skills to develop both legislative and platform prowess. Contact Louis Lessig for more information about this committee.

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Marketing & Public Relations

This committee creates and implements initiatives to make sure that Tri-State HRMA is effectively represented within the business and HR community as the recognized voice of the HR profession. Contact Ken Bode for more information about this committee.

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This committee is committed to creative recruiting and retention programs focused on creating and implementing initiatives to promote the value of Tri-State HRMA membership and to those HR professionals who are not yet members.

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Tri-State HRMA strives to foster chapter communication and provide a vehicle for sharing professional best practices and newsworthy information from the chapter leadership, committees and its members. Submissions are always welcome. Contact Diane Irwin for more information about this committee.

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This committee provides top-quality professional development opportunities aimed at offering a series of programs that anticipates and addresses the needs of HR professionals in a constantly changing environment. Contact Donna Levan for more information about this committee.

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Preferred Partners

This committee identifies sponsors who could publicize their products or services through monthly meetings, annual conference, various advertising opportunities and other Tri-State HRMA events. Contact David Dieal for more information about this committee.

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Student Relations

This committee serves as the liaison between Tri-State HRMA and our sponsored student chapter at Rowan University. As requested, we provide speakers for classes and student chapter meetings. We annually provide scholarships to graduating HR major students. Contact Jo-Anna Rubin-Berman for more information about this committee.

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Study Group

This initiative supports Tri-State HRMA members preparing for the SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP and HRCI certification exams. We foster a comfortable, quiet environment to review and discuss preparation materials, support each other and receive guidance. Contact Tracey Smith for more information about this committee.

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Workforce Readiness

This committee plays a role providing resource information on worker training and development opportunities to help remove barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs because of long-term unemployment, disadvantaged situations or other relevant matters. Contact Dina Cooper-Williams for more information about this committee.

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Young Professionals

This group is centered on giving back to the HR community and volunteer-ism. This group is open to young HR professionals with eight or less years of work experience. This committee supports and recognizes younger members by assisting in their growth. Contact Denzel Cook for more information about this committee.

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