To get the most out of your IndySHRM membership, we encourage you to become involved with one of our chapter’s many different committees. Volunteerism through these groups allows one to meet other members, enhance one’s professional development and play an active role in shaping our chapter’s strategic objectives. For more information on any of the following committees, please click on the group name. Then, to volunteer with an IndySHRM committee, please select the button below.

Certification Committee

Chairperson: Jen Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR

Key Responsibilities: Certification is responsible for designing, managing and coordinating the HR certification study groups as well as promoting recertification.  IndySHRM offers a SHRM Certification (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) study group two times a year.  In 2017, the SHRM Certification study group is a structured 10-week study program that meets one evening per week for 2 ½ hours to assist those pursuing their SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification and is offered (start-finish) prior to the opening of the testing windows (testing windows open May 1 and December 1).  Once someone becomes SHRM Certified (SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP) recertification is key to keeping their certification(s) active.

Potential Volunteers Include: For the SHRM Certification study groups, volunteers are needed to facilitate various study group sessions who are 1) current/active SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified HR professionals, 2) passionate about helping others achieve their certification goals, and 3) subject matter experts in that particular HR discipline. Facilitators have access to the current SHRM Learning System materials (i.e. participant booklet content, PowerPoints, and sample questions/answers) to help facilitate their discussion so their time with the study group participants is effective.

SHRM PDCs (recertification credits) can be obtained for SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certified professionals the first time a certified individual facilitates a particular unit/session.

Meeting Frequency: No formal meetings; time commitment would flex off the amount of time an individual spends preparing and facilitating on the established date/time (2 ½ hour session(s)).

Committee Members:  For the Spring 2017, our Certification volunteers are: Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Sharena Schmidt, SHRM-CP, James Anders, SHRM-SCP, SHRM-CP, Stephanie Sambol Carter, SHRM-SCP, Brooke Gross, SHRM-CP, Keisha Underwood, SHRM-CP, PHR, Todd Casper, SHRM-CP, PHR, Linda Johnson, SHRM-CP, Brittani Davis, SHRM-SCP, and Kathy Marra, SHRM-SCP, SPHR.

In 2016, the study group facilitators were Amanda Aird, PHR, Alona Bahler, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Paige Bova, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Tina Bowles, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Mandy Browne, SHRM-CP, PHR, Wendy Bunn, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Todd Casper, SHRM-CP, PHR, Lori Clyne, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Nancy Dillon, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Kelly Favory, SHRM-CP, PHR, Becky Goldy, SHRM-CP, PHR, Brooke Gross, SHRM-CP, Traci Harris, PHR, Amanda Hyatt, SHRM-CP, PHR, Jennifer Lange, SHRM-CP, PHR, Laura Lemons, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Tana Linback, SHRM-CP, PHR, Kathy Marra, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Susan Norman, SHRM-CP, Abby Robertson, SHRM-CP, PHR, Vanessa Russell, SHRM-CP, PHR, Brooke Salazar, SHRM-CP, PHR, Stephanie Sambol Carter, SHRM-SCP, Julie Smith, SHRM-SCP, and Keisha Underwood, SHRM-CP, PHR

College & Community Relations Committee

Chairperson: Karen Seketa, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Key Responsibilities: Partner and work with local academic institutions by providing leadership, education, and networking opportunities to future HR Professionals. Promote the Human Resource profession through various community outreach events such as job fairs, resume workshops, and mock interview sessions. Serve as a resource and liaison to both the community and academic institutions.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly or as needed

Committee Members:

Emily Betz
Emily Betz
Emily is an HR Generalist at Allegion, located in Carmel, IN for the Americas region. She is a 2015 graduate of Ball State University with a BS in Human Resources. Emily currently serves as the Director of College & Community Relations (CCR) for IndySHRM, and she has previously been a part of the CCR committee and Ball State Student SHRM chapter. Emily is an Orr Fellowship alum and is proud to be involved in Indianapolis’ thriving community.
Stacy Rouse
Stacy Rouse
Stacy is a Manager, Talent Acquisition at Anthem, Inc. where she manages a team of 12 professional recruiters. Prior to joining Anthem, Stacy worked at Target and That’s Good HR, focusing on recruitment, HR and government contract work. Stacy graduated in 2005 from Purdue University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. She has been a member of IndySHRM since 2005 and has served on the Board of Directors and on the Programs, Communications and College Relations committees.
Nic Baumann
Nic Baumann
Nic is Vice President of Human Resources at Merchants Bank of Indiana. He is responsible for the strategic development and administration of all human resources functions. Nic has more than a decade of experience in human resources and has worked in most all HR specialities during that time. He graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s in statistics and a minor in sociology. Nic stays actively involved in the HR professional community through SHRM and IndySHRM.
Courtney Yourchisin
Courtney Yourchisin
Courtney is currently an HR Specialist with The Sherwin-Williams Company. She graduated from Youngstown State University in 2016 where she majored in Human Resource Management and received a certificate in Organizational Leadership. Courtney started her career with Sherwin-Williams as an HR intern in Cleveland, Ohio.

Communications Committee

Chairperson: Jessica Stephenson, PHR, SHRM-CP

Key Responsibilities: Produce and maintain communication and promotional materials to create awareness about IndySHRM’s mission and opportunities. Ensure website content is well-suited to audience and increase interest and participation in the blog. Manage and perpetuate chapter’s presence on social media. Produce monthly e-newsletter for IndySHRM members and provide assistance to local media representatives by connecting them with HR Specialists who will offer an HR perspective to their articles. Promote and develop plan to positively increase public awareness of IndySHRM. Partner with chapter association management company to ensure consistent, quality communication.

Meeting Frequency: We handle communication via email and/or phone

Committee Members:

Jonathan Owen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jonathan Owen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Jonathan is a Human Resources Generalist for the US Sales Division of the Endress+Hauser Group, a process automation instrument manufacturer based out of Switzerland. He has over 10 years of experience in Human Resources, with primary focus as a generalist. Jonathan has a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Indiana Wesleyan and a Bachelor’s degree in History from Heidelberg University.
Kathy Stellhorn, PHR, SHRM-CP
Kathy Stellhorn, PHR, SHRM-CP
Kathy is the Manager of Workforce Engagement at Hamilton Exhibits. She has over 15 years of HR experience, and is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) as well as SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She graduated from Indiana Tech with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration – Human Resources.
Mary Clipp
Mary Clipp
Mary Clipp is the External Relations Coordinator for WGU Indiana, managing the online university’s corporate partnerships with numerous industries throughout Indiana. She is also a full-time WGU Indiana student, working on her MBA in Healthcare Management. Prior to this position, Mary has worked in marketing and communications positions with the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International; the American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters; and the Indiana State Chiropractic Association. Mary has an associate’s degree in Journalism from Vincennes University and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University.

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Chairperson: Kristen Lampkin

Key Responsibilities: Increase member awareness of area diversity resources. Improve member knowledge and skills on the business need for diversity and inclusion and enhance IndySHRM’s community visibility in diversity.

Mission Statement: As a standing committee of IndySHRM, the Diversity Committee provides educational programming to expand our members’ understanding of the breadth and value of diversity and inclusion in our community and work world. We also provide diversity and inclusion resources to the IndySHRM website to bring that understanding to life. Through education and the sharing of best practices, our goal is to enable our members’ organizations to attract, manage and retain the best and the brightest employees no matter their race, religion, national origin, age/generation, gender, disability or sexual orientation in order to grow their organizations and bottom lines.

Vision Statement: By 2019, the Diversity Committee—through its programs and online resources–will have become a sought after resource for IndySHRM members and business community, and will be seen as a source for leading edge education that furthers their organization’s diversity and inclusion goals.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly




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Committee Members:

Toni Neely
Toni Neely
Toni’s love of sales coupled with her passion for learning and development are what led her to her current role as Director of Membership Relations at the Indy Chamber. In addition to those responsibilities and her work on this IndySHRM committee, she serves as a Board Member for the Diversity Round Table of Central Indiana. Toni resides in Carmel with her partner, Chris, daughters Gracie and Avery, and Labradoodles, Olive and Frankie.

Diversity & Inclusion:
To be successful in today’s business world, senior leaders, supervisors, and co-workers alike must engage and invest in learning and development opportunities to enhance growth (self and others), reveal ‘blind spots’ and master the power of leveraging differences. Today’s workplace often times includes four different generations, a variety of cultures, ethnicities and languages, people with disabilities, veterans, thinking styles, work styles, communication styles, race, gender, LGBT and the list goes on. Leaders know that investing in learning and development opportunities increases the Emotional Intelligence (EQ) of their employees. This, in turn, reduces barriers and increases employee engagement, productivity, efficiency, and retention; all of which positively impact the bottom line.

Jack Pomprowitz
Jack Pomprowitz
Jack Pomprowitz is Founder of SAVEY Advisory Services, an Indianapolis based firm, that acts as a workforce conduit facilitating employment opportunities for Seniors, Adults with disabilities, Veterans, and Young Adults for project related staffing assignments. By acting as a conduit, S.A.V.E.Y. offers a one stop solution for employers by connecting the component parts of the workforce including: staffing agencies, government, employee development organizations, and not-for-profit agencies that provided access to an untapped source of qualified personnel.

Jack is a past member of the board of directors of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – Indianapolis. He is an active member (2009) of the Diversity Round Table of Central Indiana – board member. Jack also volunteers as a member of the Diversity Council. As an alumnus of TEC Midwest, The Executive Committee, – MW (Part of Vistage Int’l), Jack is well versed and has dealt with the opportunities and challenges presented to those in the C-Suite.

Tamiko Kendrick
Tamiko Kendrick
Tamiko L. Kendrick is President of the Board of Directors for the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana, a local non-profit organization that provides a forum for diversity advocates to network and gain professional development tools and resources. Tamiko is also the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Citizens Energy Group and is a certified Talent Management facilitator with over 20 years’ experience as a Human Resources professional.

Having been a member of SHRM since 2003, she joined IndySHRM’s Diversity committee in 2014. Her background also includes talent acquisition, training and development and labor relations. She has a BS in Organizational Management from Oakland City University and studied Spanish abroad at Universidad de Univac in Cuernavaca, Morelos – Mexico.

Britt S. Griffin
Britt S. Griffin
Britt S. Griffin has over 25 plus years of experience in Human Resources, providing strategic direction in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, talent management, diversity and inclusion and strategic planning. Britt has led HR teams throughout his career in a variety of industries including Retail, Health Care, Environmental, Property Management and Staffing. Today, Britt is the Sr. Director of Talent Management at Finish Line’s corporate office in Indianapolis. In this role he has complete oversight for Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion and Organization Design. Prior to joining Finish Line Britt has been in various HR leadership roles at Anthem, Veolia, IU Health and Kelly Services. Britt is a former board member of IndySHRM and Chair for the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Big Brother at Big Brothers and Sisters. Currently he is a member of the IndySHRM Diversity Committee, Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana, United Way Diversity Committee, and member of the Advisory Board for the Society of Diversity.

Other D&I Committee Members Include:

  • Kristen Lampkin
  • Chanel Gillies
  • Mia Baird
  • Starla Trigg
  • Kathy Bernhardt
  • Cirsten Secrest
  • Damon Martin
  • Jamie Wright
  • Charlotte Westerhaus
  • Chanel Gillies
  • Sara McKee
  • Shana Ross

Legislative Affairs Committee

Chairperson: Jenie Van Hampton

Key Responsibilities: Monitor and communicate pending regulatory and legislative activity at the federal, state and local level which may have an impact on the management of human resources and employee benefits. Present educational topics of interest to IndySHRM members. Encourage active participation in the legislative process among chapter members.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Committee Members:

Randi Shuck, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Randi Shuck, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Randi is the Director of Client Services at ExactHire. She has over 8 years of Human Resources experience. Randi has held an active interest in local and state politics since her high school days and has participated on the Legislative Affairs Committee since joining IndySHRM in 2014.
Shelley M. Jackson
Shelley M. Jackson
Shelley M. Jackson is a partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana and concentrates her practice in the areas of health law, employment law, and insurance coverage. In addition to advising clients at every stage of the employment relationship, she regularly represents and counsels clients in such matters before Indiana’s state and federal courts and various administrative agencies/commissions. In addition to her legal experience, Shelley holds an advanced degree in secondary education and taught high school English for seven years. Shelley is a 1996 graduate of Ball State University (English/Teaching), 2001 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University (Master of Education), and earned her Juris Doctorate in 2007 from IU McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She is active in her community and currently serves as secretary of the Board of Directors for the Hamilton Southeastern Schools Foundation.

Membership Committee

Chairperson: Keisha Underwood, PHR, SHRM-CP

Key Responsibilities: Recruit new members and retain current members by creating a welcoming and nurturing environment in which members can network and learn together.

The requirements include:

  • Be a current IndySHRM Member
  • Attend a minimum of 3 IndySHRM sponsored programs during the calendar year on behalf of the committee
  • Attend 5 committee meetings during the calendar year (physical attendance is strongly preferred)

(1.5 hours. First meeting will be in February. Day and time will be selected by the committee.)

  • Be a National SHRM Membership (preferred, but not required)
  • Volunteer during the Annual Indiana HR Conference in August (at the State Chapters Booth near registration)

(Registration to the conference is required.)

  • Recruit new members and corporations
  • Be available to call/email new and existing members throughout the year

If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Keisha Underwood, VP of Membership at

Committee Members:

  • Keisha Underwood, Director of Human Resources – Herman & Kittle Properties
  • Amy Estep, Human Resource Generalist – Meyer Najem construction
  • Eric Flatt, Financial Services Professional – WestPoint Financial Group
  • Brian Stewart, Managing Partner – KinetiSource, Inc.
  • Barb Witz, HR Consultant – HR Summit
  • Nathan Falkmann, Credit Analyst II – MISO (Midcontinent Independent System Operator)
  • Latricia Schooley, Regional Brokerage Manager, American National
  • Kelly Manning, Benefits/HR Advisor, Conner Insurance

Programs Committee

Chairperson: Dr. Misty Resendez

Key Responsibilities: Coordinate all professional development activities including seminars, workshops and other events for the chapter membership. Provide a variety of programs for the membership that are pertinent to current HR issues.

Meeting Frequency: Forum Chairs participate in Quarterly Conference Calls, semi-annual meetings, and an annual strategic planning retreat. Forum Committees meet as needed based on programming schedule

Meeting frequency: As Needed

Committee Members:

Lisa Helms
Lisa HelmsHR Staffing and Retention Forum Chairperson
Lisa Helms has over 20 years of global recruiting leadership experience in diverse cultures and industries. Over the past few years Lisa has held the roles of Global Recruiting Manager with ExactTarget/Salesforce, Strategic Account Director of Enterprise Accounts with Jobvite, and currently is the Chief Talent Officer with Collaborative Hiring. In her current role she assists companies in four key areas of expertise: recruitment management consulting, building a stellar candidate experience, optimization of recruiting technology, and executive search.
Helena Masters, SHRM-SCP, SHRM
Helena Masters, SHRM-SCP, SHRMHR Strategy Forum Chairperson
Helena has over 25 years experience working in human resources. For the last four years, she has worked as a Human Resources Partner at ITT Educational Service in the areas of talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation, and retention. Previously held roles include Adjunct Professor at DeVry University, Regional HR Manager at ARAMARK Correctional Services, and Development and Compensation Manager at AAA Hoosier Motor Club.

Helena has been a member of IndyShrm and SHRM since 1991. She is a former IndyShrm Board member who served as VP Membership and VP Programs.

Helena obtained her MS degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and her BS degree from Purdue University majoring in Supervision.

Sponsorship Committee

Chairperson: Robby Smith

Key Responsibilities: Focus on securing sponsors for all IndySHRM programming; as well as, promote website advertising, and develop new fundraising-based marketing strategies for IndySHRM.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Committee Members:

Coming soon…

Volunteer Management Committee

Chairperson: Doug Applegate or (317) 634-0211

Key Responsibilities: Recruit new and existing IndySHRM members and encourage them to become more active in their membership by volunteering for a committee or participating in other valuable volunteer opportunities.

Goals: Work on recognition of volunteers for their efforts and communicating those efforts to the membership. Identifying additional volunteer opportunities.

Meeting Frequency: Monthly

Committee Members:

Coming soon…

Workforce Readiness Committee

Chairperson: William Dykstra

Key Responsibilities: We offer resources and support to those who want to prepare to transition into the workforce. We assist many different groups who are interested in job search preparation, including IndySHRM transitional members, veterans, high school students, etc. Examples of some of our activities include speed networking sessions, resume review assistance, mock interviewing, support at local job fairs, and developing training resources.

Meeting Frequency: 1 -3 times per quarter, typically via conference call on a weekday from noon – 1pm. Also many social and volunteer activities available throughout the year.

Committee Members:

Coming soon…