Board of Directors


Kate Goldman, MBA
Buffalo Exchange
phone: 520-390-6699


Heather Karp, SHRM-CP
Goodwill of Southern AZ
phone: 520-623-5174 x7012

Vice-President & Programs Director

Cynthi Knight, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MBA
Winning Leaders
phone: 520-425-7313

Immediate Past President and CIW Co-Director

Rebecca Fuentes SPHR
Cushman & Wakefield | PICOR
phone: (520) 546-2758

Secretary/Treasurer & SHRM Foundation

Ila Cipriani
Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona
phone: (520) 623-5174 x1103

Digital Presence Director

Janet Rico Uhrig, M.Ed., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Tucson Unified School District
phone: (520) 225-6035

Community Outreach Director

Trish Kordas
Tucson Federal Credit Union
phone: (520) 322-7449

Community Outreach Co-Director
John Jackson
Tucson Federal Credit Union
phone: 520-322-7478

Membership Director

Garrett Kowalewski
Staff Matters, Inc.
phone: (520) 647-9100 x191

Chapter Engagement Director

Lisa Peele
Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona
phone: 520-623-5174

HR Professional Development and Certification Preparation Director

Elizabeth Hightower, B.S., PHR, SHRM-CP
La Frontera Center, Inc.
phone: 520-838-8651

Co-Chair Mentorship Program

Deborah Simkin
Simkin Organizational Consulting and Coaching, LLC
phone: 773-415-6563

Co-Chair Mentorship Program
Kelli Wheeler
University of Arizona
phone: 520-626-5593

Legislative Director

Jason A Flax
Automatic Data Processing, Inc
phone: (520) 548-4206

Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Director

Gladys Walker, SPHR
phone: (520) 744-5701

Celebrating Innovation in the Workplace Co-Director

Elsa M. Jacklitch
Hughes Federal Credit Union
phone: 205-5672

Workforce Readiness Director

Sherri Smith
Smith Advisory Partners
phone: (800) 778-6178

Workforce Readiness Co-Director

Erin Thompson, SHRM-SCP
Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson
phone: 5205733533

College Relations Director

Anna Maiden
Cornerstone HR Consulting LLC
phone: 5204004303

Diversity and Inclusion Director

Kellee Lemons
HR Know
phone: 5202504120

Diversity and Inclusion Director

Dana Zepke
Buffalo Exchange
phone: 520-622-2711

Executive Director

Coral Votroubek
SHRM of Greater Tucson
phone: (480) 893-6110


Daphne Stokes
SHRM of Greater Tucson
phone: 480-893-6110