NHRMA Board Members

Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA) is made up of 14-member board, including representation from the SHRM State Council Directors for Alaska, Oregon, and Washington.


 Roshelle Pavlin, SHRM-SCP & SPHR


Roshelle Pavlin is a Strategic Human Resources Consultant supporting BBSI branches in Yakima, WA and Hermiston, OR.  She works with BBSI’s PEO clients to support their organizational goals and ensure regulatory compliance.  Prior to her current role, Roshelle was the Human Resources Director at Dade Moeller & Associates, Inc. (now NV5) at its headquarters in Richland, WA and the Vice President of HR & Operations for GlobalNet Services, Inc. (a subsidiary of Information Innovators Inc. which is a subsidiary of Salient CRGT, Inc.) in Rockville, MD. 

 Roshelle received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science in Education degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Brockport followed by a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Chapman University.  Roshelle received a Professional in Human Resource (PHR) certification in 2002, a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2006, and a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification in 2014.  She has been a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner since 2012.

Roshelle has a long volunteer record, having served in several positions on the board of the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Coachella Valley chapter, the Maryland SHRM State Council, and most recently Washington State SHRM (WA-SHRM) as its Diversity Co-Director, Social Media Manager, Communications Director, Director Elect, Director, Past Director, and SHRM Foundation Director.  Roshelle also served as the SHRM Membership Advisory Council Pacific West Region representative during 2017 providing strategic and operational input from the state councils in the Pacific West including AK, CA, CNMI, GU, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, and WY to the SHRM Board of Directors.  Roshelle served on the NHRMA Board as the WA-SHRM representative and Vice President prior to becoming President in January 2018.


In her spare time, Roshelle loves to travel, SCUBA dive, and ski, but can often be found in her role as Director of Special Projects for Daven Lore Winery at wine tasting events around WA.  She also serves on the Yakima Symphony Orchestra’s Board of Directors as its Vice President and participates on the YSO’s Community Engagement, Executive, and Personnel committees.




Chance Brimhall, SHRM-CP, PHR                                           

Chance has held a variety of leadership positions in his more than thirteen years of HR consulting and workforce solutions experience, supporting clients of all sizes and in virtually all industry verticals. He has a PHR (Professional Human Resources) certification through the HR Certification Institute as well as his SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) certification, has been serving on the Board of Directors of the South King County SHRM chapter for the past eight years, and is currently serving as the Director of Washington State SHRM. Since joining New Era HR Solutions, Chance has received his OSHA 10 certification and plays a key role in managing our internal safety & risk management programs. Chance specializes in evaluating business needs, as well as designing and implementing solutions. His role is to understand clients’ workforce & organizational development objectives and to align industry resources, technologies and programs to deliver best-in-class solutions.


Past President

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Nancy Miller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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Nancy Miller is the HR Director for KRK Management, LLC / Real Estate Solutions of Alaska in Anchorage, AK.  As the Human Resources Director, Nancy is involved in all aspects of HR. She has 18+ years of experience in the HR field.


Nancy received a BA in Accounting for Information Management degree from the Alaska Pacific University. She received a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2007 and a Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification in 2014.


Nancy became a SHRM member in 2004 and has been involved as an HR volunteer leader in Alaska since 2008. Her volunteer leader positions include President of the Anchorage chapter (ASHRM) in 2010. Most recently she has served the Alaska SHRM State Council as its Director in 2014 - 2015. Nancy is now serving as the Alaska State Council’s SHRM Foundation Director.


Nancy was awarded the Director’s Certificate of Appreciation by the Alaska Department of Labor in 2012. She also received the NHRMA Randy Lundberg Northern Lights award for ASHRM for her initiative in 2012.


Nancy’s volunteer efforts include being a judge for the GCI Alaska Academic Decathlon, a presenter for Junior Achievement and a participant in the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association Lockup fund raising campaign. She served as a member of the 90% by 2020 Workforce Readiness Taskforce in 2014 – 2015.



Renee Larson




Ophelia is an HR Consultant with Mammoth in Portland, Oregon. She has held HR roles in the financial services, healthcare, IT, real estate, and telecommunications industries. Ophelia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a concentration in Human Resources from Willamette University. A member of SHRM since 2008, Ophelia is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) since 2011, and as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) since 2013. Ophelia is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2009. In her free time, Ophelia teaches kickboxing, and enjoys taking her dog on hikes, skiing, traveling, going to concerts, and eating her way through Portland.



Partnership Director

Stacey Scalf


Stacey Scalf is the Human Resources/Risk Manager for Heron’s Key in Gig Harbor, WA. Heron's Key, a member of Emerald Communities, is a premier life plan community (CCRC) in the Pacific Northwest. Stacey is responsible for the operational and strategic management of activities related to the performance of the human resources function at Heron’s Key.


Stacey possess over 25 years of human resources experience. She has managed every aspect of the employment life cycle in multiple industries including; construction, private investigation, transportation, healthcare, petroleum, education, real estate, utilities, hospitality, and senior care. Stacey’s expertise also includes talent management, organizational training, compensation and benefits along with leadership coaching, training and development.


Stacey is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent and helping individuals reach their full career potential. In addition to her accomplishments in corporate HR, Stacey has also provided career transition services for clients through one-on-one coaching and group workshops and contracted with start-up businesses to develop their HR infrastructure.


Stacey has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2007. She has served on the Board of Directors for the West Sound Human Resource Management Association (WSHRMA), a designated chapter of SHRM since 2007 in a variety of roles, including President. In 2016, she was named the chapter’s Distinguished Member of the year. Stacey is the co-chair for the National Human Resources Management Association’s (NHRMA) annual conference.


Stacey graduated from Lamar University in 1994 with a degree in Computer Information Systems and graduated from Ashford University in 2015 with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management. She is married to her wonderful husband Aaron, a retired 20 year veteran of the US Navy Submarine Force. They have raised two beautiful children, Tristan and Ashton, and are now enjoying their new grandson, Granger.






Awards and Recognition Director

Sallie Stuvek, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEBS,


Sallie has been the Director of Human Resources for the Fairbanks North Star Borough in Fairbanks, Alaska since 2001 where she is responsible for personnel, payroll, benefits and risk management. Sallie has a business degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from Kennedy Western University.  Sallie has over 25 years of human resource experience in the public sector.

Sallie has been a member of SHRM since 2000.  She has served in several capacities on the local SHRM board, including 4 years as president of the Northern Alaska Chapter. Sallie was awarded the Northwest Human Resources Management Association Distinguished Member Award in 2017. 

Sallie is enjoying being a Grandmother (x3), fishing and traveling.  In her spare time she continues to serve as an active advisory board member for the local Salvation Army.


College Relations Director

Charla Brown


Dr. Brown is an Assistant Professor of Management and the Program Coordinator for Business Administration at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Since joining the university in 2013, she has focused on teaching courses that are core to the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, along with the emphasis areas of Management and Human Resource Management.  She has s
erved on a Strategic Pathways committee and currently co-chairs the UAS Retention Subcommittee focusing on student success. Additionally, she has received national recognition as the recipient of the 2016 Teaching Excellence Award for Region 7 from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Before pursuing her second career in academia in 2011, Dr. Brown spent 20 years working professionally in various management positions. Her competencies include strategic planning, organizational culture, change management, team dynamics, employee engagement, attraction and retention, and leadership development. Spanning a variety of industries from oil & gas to airline transportation to e-commerce start-ups, she has worked for Enron, Continental Airlines, Devon Energy, Ocean Energy, and  She loves to collaborator and is known for being a networking connoisseur, a “Resume Queen” and an endless idea generator.


She currently serves on the boards of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (Alaska, Oregon, Washington) as the Director of College Relations, the Southeast Alaska SHRM Chapter as the Vice President of Professional Development, and the Alaska SHRM State Council as the board member responsible for statewide social media outreach. Additionally, she is the faculty advisor for the UAS Student SHRM Chapter and advises all students in the HR emphasis at UAS.  

Dr. Brown holds a PhD in Applied Social Psychology (2008) from Brigham Young University in Utah and a Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology (1993) from Lamar University in Texas.  She is also the founder and principle consultant for Northern Solstice Advisors offering expert HR services. She has had the privilege of visiting 20+ countries and loves Crossfit.

Foundation Director

Kristina Bader, SHRM-CP, PHR


Kristina originally hails from Seattle, WA but is currently a resident of Portland, OR.  Kristina has held HR roles in various industries including wireless, education, hospitality, and retail.  She is currently employed with Clackamas County Children’s Commission as an HR Generalist.  Kristina has been a member of SHRM since 2005 (including PHRMA and SW Washington SHRM - - depending on what State line she was crossing to get to work at the time) .  She is currently serving as the Volunteer Chair for the Portland HR Management Association (PHRMA) and recently served as Director of Certification.  She has held her PHR Certificatio

n since 2011.

In her free time she enjoys triathlons, traveling, volunteering at various non-profit organizations, supporting the arts, and wine tasting in and around the Northwest.




Communications Director


Karlina Christensen-Lee


Karlina Christensen-Lee is the HR Director in the West Region for Gannett and the USA Today Network. She started her HR career for Target Corporation in the Supply Chain Division.  In her current role she leads the HR team covering 5 states and the territory of Guam.  She has been involved in SHRM as at the chapter level serving on the board since 2011 and on the Oregon State Council since 2015. 

 Karlina’s degree is in B.S. in Agriculture Business Management focusing on marketing and trade and a B.A. in International Studies. She graduate from Oregon State University.  She also, spent time studying in Budapest, Hungary at the Budapest University of Economics and Political Science and while there studied economics of transition and wrote her thesis on the impact of a countries boarder on rural society.  She is passionate about mentoring and mentors with the Corporate Business Alliance for Veteran’s exiting the military and transitioning to corporate America and for the MBA program with Willamette University.


Professional Development Director

Gayle L Young, SHRM-CP


 Gayle Young obtained the SHRM-Certified Professional distinction in 2014. Gayle graduated from Portland St

ate University, as a full-time working HR professional, with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science in 2004.  Gayle has been employed with the State of Oregon since the year 2000, where she began in an entry-level HR job and promoted through several agencies until obtaining her current position as HR Manager for 10 circuit courts in 7 judicial districts with the Oregon Judicial Department.  Gayle is one of four HR Managers in her division who work directly with Judicial staff, management, and judges on all aspects of human resources including HR rules and policies; and local, state, and federal laws.  In her HR Manager position, Gayle is assigned a portfolio of Employee Development and Recognition and Workplace Safety and Workers' 

Compensation, which serves her well for becoming the current Professional Development Director of the NHRMA Board.  Gayle joined SHRM in 2004 as a student member, and has been a member of the Salem SHRM group for several years and also served on the Oregon State SHRM Council as secretary for 4 years prior to volunteering with NHRMA as the secretary (2015-2017) prior to her current NHRMA role as Professional Development Director.  Gayle enjoys spending leisure time on travel, friends, family, and her miniature Dachshunds.


Special Projects Director




Alan Cabelly (Ph. D., University of Washington) has been a Human Resource Management faculty member at Portland State University since 1980, and has advised its award winning HRM program and students during that time.  He teaches Leadership and Human Resource Management at the undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels, as well as to many groups nationally and internationally, most recently in France, Italy, Viet Nam, China, and Germany.  These and other diverse travel experiences allow him to bring unique approaches to his work.

 He was recently honored by students, alumni, corporate leaders, and NHRMA Chapters who secretly raised funds to name a classroom in the new Karl Miller Center (School of Business) for him.  He is the only current faculty member so honored. 

Prof. Cabelly is founder and Executive Director of the Portland Leadership Institute (, which focuses on Leadership Excellence in the 21st century.  He uses the DiSC© system and other contemporary techniques for Executive and Leadership Coaching, and speaks widely on InterGenerational Effectiveness in the Workplace; Strategic Negotiations; Using Brain Science to Improve Workplace Engagement among the Generations; Corporate Teambuilding; and various other Leadership and HRM topics.  A nationally known speaker on Generations and Millennials, he will give two Generations talks at the 2018 SHRM Conference.  He is uniquely qualified to help generations work better with each other.

 Alan was founding Advisor of the PSU NHRMA/SHRM Chapter, which has won 35 consecutive Superior Merit Awards from SHRM (the longest streak in the nation), as well as numerous SHRM and NHRMA student competitions.  He has been named SHRM Advisor of the Year, twice Distinguished Member of NHRMA, and earned the Human Resources Award of Excellence from PHRMA.  He was President of NHRMA in 2000, and Director of the Oregon State Council of SHRM in 2009.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of NHRMA, OregonSHRM, and PHRMA, and has served on numerous conference committees, including six NHRMA Conference Committees.  For many years he served on the SHRM College Relations Committee. 

 His personal mission is to help individuals find passion in their work, develop their leadership skills, and improve the functioning of their work teams.  His multigenerational family includes two grandsons and one granddaughter.  He has run 64 marathons, once running 101 miles in 24 hours.  In his spare time he gardens, travels the world teaching with his wife and partner Jean Benevento, and remains physically active.

Prof. Cabelly has announced his retirement from Portland State on June 30, 2018, at which time he will become Professor Emeritus. 


Alaska State Council

Ben Krisher, SHRM-CP, PHR


Ben Krisher is the HR Manager for aeSolutions, a consulting, engineering and system integration company, and has over 10 years of experience in human resources with a focus on organizational leadership and recruitment. Previous experience includes recruiting with a national staffing firm in Boston MA and for one of the country’s largest cooperative grocery stores in Burlington VT. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Vermont, and served as the Alaska SHRM State Council Legislative Director for 3 years before stepping into his current role as Director.

Ben enjoys running, reading, backpacking, and exploring as many National Parks as possible.


Washington State Human Resource Council

Nancy Kasmar, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, CCP




 Nancy is a Principal of Compensation Connections, with over 25 years of management experience in addition to 12 years in human resources and total rewards. She received her Master of Science degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and a Certificate in Management from the University of California, San Diego. Nancy holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) designation with an additional certification as a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP). She is also certified as a SHRM-SCP.


Nancy has worked with hundreds of organizations throughout North America as a compensation consultant. She is the 2018 Director for Washington State SHRM and is a past President of the Lake Washington Human Resource Association. In addition to her professional and volunteer responsibilities, Nancy speaks regionally and nationally on topics ranging from compensation and benefits to mentorship and diversity.


Oregon State Council


Shauneen Scott, SHRM-SCP, SPHR                                                 


Shauneen is a Senior Employment and Claims Consultant with the State of Oregon, Risk Management.  In this role she manages the litigation and non-litigated claims against the State of Oregon.  She holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications. 

Shauneen has over 33 years experience working in State Government with 24 years in Human Resources.  In 2006 Shauneen joined SHRM and became involved in the local chapter, serving in numerous roles including Chapter President for 6 years.  Currently she serves in dual roles as the Salem Chapter President and the Oregon State Council Director. 

In her spare time, she enjoys golfing with her family.  She enjoys watching her teenage son, who is an avid golfer, compete in the Oregon Junior Golf Tournament circuit.   



Legal Counsel


Keller W. Allen, P.C.

5915 S. Regal St., Suite 211

Spokane, Washington 99223

(509) 777-2211

Fax (509) 777-2215


Keller “Kelly” Allen is a graduate of Gonzaga Law School, and is the founder of the Law Firm of Keller W. Allen, P.C., a labor and employment law firm based in Spokane, Washington.  Kelly is admitted to practice in the states of Washington and Idaho, and has been in practice for 25 years.  

His practice focuses on representing public and private sector employers in labor and employment litigation and advice matters.  He represents many Fortune 500, regional and local businesses and public sector entities in his practice.  Kelly has handled and tried numerous high-profile employment discrimination cases.

 Kelly was elected as a Fellow to the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers in 2010---the first from Eastern Washington elected by his peers across the United States.  He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which signifies legal skills of very high to preeminent with the highest ethics, and he is listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Litigation-Labor and Employment Law.

 Kelly was named the Best Employment Law Attorney in the region in past years by Best Lawyers in America and the Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine.  He was selected a Top 10 employment law attorney by Washington CEO Magazine. He is a frequent speaker at employment law seminars throughout the Northwest.  He has spoken at over 200 employment law seminars in his career, including the prestigious Pacific Coast Labor and Employment Law Conference.   He has served as Legal Counsel to the Northwest Human Resources Management Association (NHRMA) since 2002.


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