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Leadership

    2021 Montana State Council SHRM

    Leadership Team

    State Council Director

    Desireé Navarro , MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Shodair Children's Hospital
    (406)444-7506
    dnavarro@shodair.org

    Past State Director
    Adam Ragsdale
    Operations Director, Missoula Housing Authority
    Missoula, MT
    Work: 406-549-4113 x128
     
    State Director Elect
    Kristina Hanninen, SHMR-CP, PHR, PMP
    Senior HRIS Analyst, Providence St Joseph Health
    Missoula, MT
    Cell:  406-529-7077
     
    Treasurer
    Amanda Hawley, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Program Manager, A Plus Health Care
    Kalispell, MT
    Work: 406-725-3697
     
     
     
     
    Communications Director

    Austin Hobza, SHRM-SCP
    HR Manager
    PDT, Inc.
    Work: 406-541-4255
    austin.hobza@pdtdental.com

     
     
     
    Secretary

    Jeannie Ranard
    Human Resource Generalist
    Montana Department of Labor & Industry
    Work: 406-444-4737 
    Jeannie.Ranard@mt.gov

     
    Foundation Director
    Alona Simonovich, SHRM-SCP
    People Solutions-Staff Recruiter
     
    Certification Director
    Dr. Deanna Keller, SHRM-SCP
    LMG Security
    Missoula, MT
     
    Workforce Development Director
    Michelle Cohens
    HR, Sletten Construction Company
    Great Falls, MT
    Work:  406-454-6418
    Cell: 406-750-3623
    College Relations Director

    Dr. Heather L. Thompson-Bahm, MBA, SHRM-CP
    Business  and Human Resource Faculty
    City College at Montana State University Billings
    406.247.3065
    heather.thompson14@msubillings.edu

     

    Membership Director
    Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR
    Owner, NW MT HR Solutions, LLC
    Thompson Falls, MT
    Cell:  406-250-1120
     
    Legislative Director
    Rebecca Morgan, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Owner, Spark Creative
    Missoula, MT
    Cell:  406-544-5085
     
    Diversity Director
    Robert Farmer
    SVP of People Solutions, Clearwater Credit Union
    Work: 406-523-3387
     
     
    Director of Hospitality
    Andre Mehan
    Director of Human Resources, Averill Hospitality
    Whitefish, MT
    Work: 406-863-4043
    Technology Services Director
    Liesel Brink
    HR/Payroll, ALPS Corporation
    Consultant, HR Specialties
    Missoula, MT
    Cell:  406-721-8992
     
    Katie Slick, SPHR, SHRM-CP
    Field Services Director
    AR, CO, GU, HI, ID, LA, MP, MT, NM, TX, WY
    Katie.Slick@shrm.org