Dear fellow Palm Beach County SHRM Members:
I am honored and excited to serve as your Chapter President for 2021.
For many of us, 2021 could not come soon enough. The past year presented unforeseen professional and personal challenges. Health and safety became a top priority for our organizations and families. The way we communicate with our colleagues has changed and goals within our organizations shifted. The HR profession has never been more important than it is today.
Palm Beach County SHRM’s mission is to promote organizational excellence through the advancement of the Human Resource profession in partnership with our business community. While many of last year’s challenges may continue to linger in 2021, PBC SHRM’s leadership is dedicated to carry out our mission and to remain the trusted resource for everything HR.
We are excited for the upcoming year. Here is what you can expect:
I began my PBC SHRM volunteer journey in 2013 under the leadership of Jennifer Gunter. I have served on various committees and chair roles such as membership, conference and sponsorship. I am thankful to the chapter and my fellow members for encouraging me to volunteer. Supporting PBC SHRM as a volunteer has allowed me to grow personally and professionally in ways that I could not have imagined.
The success of PBC SHRM has always been and continues to be a direct result of our volunteer members who donate their time and talents to push our chapter forward. If you want to develop yourself as a leader, give back to your chapter, and network with a talented group of HR professionals, I encourage you to become more involved with Palm Beach County SHRM.
To all of our loyal members, sponsors and Leadership Team, thank you for your continued support of our chapter.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon!
Brian Knapp2021 PBC SHRM President
PBC SHRM LEADERSHIP
Aimee Mangold, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is Vice President of Human Resources for Kolter Hospitality and has 25 years experience in the areas of labor relations, talent management, culture change, leadership and learning and development. She is an active member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Aimee joined PBC SHRM in 2008 and has served as President, Director at Large and Workforce Readiness Chair and is the recipient of the 2018 Human Resources Professional of the Year Award. She currently serves as Immediate Past President. For fun, Aimee enjoys spending time with family, traveling, dancing and relaxing at the spa.
Jessica Zehetmaier began her career in human resources in 2013 while working for a locum tenens company, staffing and credentialing physicians. She has a professional background in the Human Resources field and has worked in various industries including staffing and recruitment, healthcare, hospitality management and professional services. She has extensive experience providing support and guidance to operational managers and executive staff for recruitment and employment, training and development, labor relations, benefits administration and the development of organizational cultures.
Jessica joined PBC SHRM in 2016 as a member and volunteer. She has assisted with the annual conference and has also served as the chapter’s Marketing Chair, Government Affairs Chair, and now Director at Large.
Joey Petruzzelli is an account manager for the iTHINK Financial Credit Union. In this role Joey Petruzzelli manages the partnerships with the companies that offer a financial benefits package to their employees, he also volunteers his time to community events for the credit union. Joey Petruzzelli has been in the financial industry for the past 13 years, prior to entering the financial industry Joey Petruzzelli was an owner of a packing & shipping franchise in Boca Raton where he was rated one of the top 50 grossing stores in the Southern region, as a small business owner he took on the roles of HR, CEO, CFO and the friendly face you saw when walking into his store. Joey Petruzzelli is married with three beautiful children, which keeps him pretty busy, he also has a love for the outdoors where he enjoys surfing and fresh water fishing with his family.
Angela Campbell is an HR professional with over 10 years’ experience working with companies to identify and present top talent for their open positions. Angela Holds a PHR. She is very customer focused and works closely to make sure she completely understands their needs and the culture of the company. Her areas of expertise include business development, recruitment and recruitment marketing, employee recognition, compensation, and performance management.
Luisa Niakan is the President and Director of Talent Acquisition at Touchstone Professionals. As a strategic full-cycle Corporate Recruiting Manager, she specializes in work culture driven matchmaking. With a special focus serving the healthcare industry and legal field, she brings a unique approach to direct-hire recruiting that is customized to each organization ’s budget and is grounded by her commitment to adding value and success to every team by matching the right candidate with the work culture. Her unique emotional intelligence and adaptability approach has given her a relationship-first reputation, where she expertly matches candidates and employers based on a synergy of core values.
Prior to starting her own recruitment firm, the depth of her professional background spans many years and includes being part of the Human Resources team at WSAudiology-HearUSA as a Recruitment Specialist. There, she obtained her PHR and partnered with the VP of HR as well as other hiring leaders to implement new strategies and processes that improved the overall corporate work culture mindset, reduced talent acquisition costs, and streamlined and expedited the corporate hiring process and recruiting strategy.
She has remained an active member of SHRM since 2012 and served on the leadership team as Palm Beach County SHRM Facilities Chair. Later, she continued to support the organization as Conference Co-Chair in January of 2020. Currently, she works directly with the Conference Chair to help successfully launch all aspects of the Palm Beach County SHRM Annual Conference.
Luisa believes strongly that while we spend the majority of our time with our work families, having the best possible fit for the role not only supports and enhances the workplace culture, it also creates a sustainable connection and synergy that improves overall productivity and contributes to greater satisfaction across the board. It ’s why she always puts the relationship first!
John Muller leads all Sales/Market Development, Talent Acquisition/Management/Strategy and People Operations for Gehring Group and Bentek. John is also a certified True Colors facilitator and provides learning sessions to Gehring Group clients.
Tanya Vaughn-Patterson is a learning and development manager with over 20 years partnering with leaders in their diversity, equity and inclusion journeys. Tanya holds a SHRM-CP and PHR certifications. She absolutely loves helping others learn and grow. Tanya enjoys meeting new people and discovering their stories. She is passionate about the importance of having conversations to discover all the many stories that shape us. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family and her two Rottweilers, Kahn and Dallas. In her spare time you may catch her writing poetry or short stories.
Tammy Lane is an Area Vice President and Health and Welfare Consultant for Gallagher in the West Palm Beach office. Tammy’s career as a Consultant spans over 20 years of global benefits and risk management experience. Her role at Gallagher includes strategic business growth and account retention. Tammy consults with clients to reduce operational spend that impacts company performance and success
Her duties include forecasting, mitigating and budgeting for plan costs, forensic claims review and creative plan design. Tammy also consults on population health and human capital challenges. Her consultative focus is Hospitality, Restaurant and Entertainment Industries along with Healthcare, Not for Profit and Social Service organizations among others
She joined Gallagher from USI Insurance were she held the position of Vice President in their Health and Welfare Division. Her responsibilities included relationship management, strategic benefits guidance and meeting organizational goals.
Prior to her work at USI, Tammy worked for TD Insurance, a division of TD Bank. Her career at TD Insurance spanned over 14 years on the east coast in New England, with her most recent position as the southeast region’s Vice President of Health and Welfare.
Tammy serves as a Board member for Palm Beach County SHRM and SHRM-SCP Certified through the Society of Human Resources Management. Tammy speaks for local SHRM Chapters on HR and Benefits related topics assists with monthly and annual programs for the Chapter. Tammy was recently nominated in 2020 as President-Elect for Palm Beach County SHRM.
Paula Humber, MBA, SHRM-SCP serves as President and Senior HR Consultant at West Palm Beach based business consulting firm, P&L Corporate Solutions, LLC and PL Staffing. Paula earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She later became certified to practice Human Resources at a Senior level by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM). Paula is a devoted wife and mother of 4 and is honored to serve entrepreneurs and organizations with resources to help them succeed.
Katie I. Kato has thirty five+ years of human resources experience serving in leadership roles primarily within the hospital & healthcare industry. She is the President/ Chief Human Resources Strategist for The Human Resources Factor, LLC, where she provides support to a number of different organizations including her current role as Senior Director of Human Resources at iRISE/Florida Spine & Joint Institute. She’s also completed interim VP HR assignments in Los Angeles, CA at HCA West Hills Hospital and in Miami at Aventura Medical Center. She provides human resources consulting services to small businesses with various HR and employment-related compliance issues. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President-Human Resources/Chief Human Resources Officer for Promise Healthcare/Success Healthcare (with 19 facilities in 9 states) whose corporate office was located in Boca Raton, FL. She previously worked as Director of Human Resources for HCA Palms West Hospital & HCA Largo Medical Center, Regional Director of Human Resources for Doctor’s Hospital/Miami Rehab/West Gables/Larkin Hospitals (previously with HealthSouth…now part of Baptist Healthcare), Senior Home Care (a home health company), Parkway Regional Medical Center, and other HR roles/positions.
Katie is currently an At-Large Director for PBC SHRM and the HR Florida Ambassador for the HR Florida Conference. Since 1987, has served in a number of other SHRM Board roles with the North Central Florida SHRM, Greater Miami SHRM, and Suncoast SHRM Chapters including Secretary, VP Membership, Non-Dues Revenue, College Relations, Programs, Awards Chairs and Past-President of the Student Chapter of ASPA (predecessor of SHRM) at the University of Florida. In 2019, Katie served on the Learning & Education Committee for the national American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA). She was also previously the President of the ASTD Chapter (now ATD) in North Central Florida.
Katie received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Florida. In addition, she is lifetime certified by the Human Resources Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) with the Society for Human Resources Management. Katie is also an Authorized Partner for the PXT Select with Profiles International, Inc.
In her personal life, Katie enjoys spending time with her daughter/family, entertaining, and traveling. Katie is also a huge University of Florida Gator fan, with season football tickets, and Life Membership with the University of Florida Alumni Association.
2019-20 - Aimee Mangold, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
2017-18 - John Haymore, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, LSSYB
1993 - Susan Napolitano, PHR