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    2022 Montana State Council SHRM

    Leadership Team

    State Council Director
    Kristina Hanninen, SHMR-CP, PHR, PMP
    Senior HRIS Analyst, Providence St Joseph Health
    Missoula, MT
    Cell:  406-529-7077


    Past State Director
    Desireé Navarro , MBA, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
    Chief Human Resources Officer, Shodair Children's Hospital
    State Director Elect
    Ronda Wakefield, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CPHR
    Owner, NW MT HR Solutions, LLC
    Thompson Falls, MT
    Cell:  406-250-1120
    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


    Maureen Bryan
    SVP HR, Parkside Federal Credit Union
    Kalispell, MT

    Foundation Director
    Alona Simonovich, SHRM-SCP
    People Solutions-Staff Recruiter
    Certification Director
    Dr. Deanna Keller, SHRM-SCP
    LMG Security
    Missoula, MT
    Legislative 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


    Membership Director
    Brittany Waiss
    Human Resources Manager
    Kettlehouse Brewery
    Workforce Development Director
    Diana Piccono

    HR Manager-Helena
    Montana Department of Transportation
    Cell: 406-461-1789

    Diversity Director
    Robert Farmer
    SVP of People Solutions, Clearwater Credit Union
    Work: 406-523-3387

    Director of Hospitality
    Adam Ragsdale
    Operations Director, Missoula Housing Authority
    Missoula, MT
    Work: 406-549-4113 x128

    2023 Director Elect

    Andre Mehan
    Director of Human Resources
    Whitefish, MT

    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