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.



Nancy Miller, SPHR, SHRM-SCP  

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 17+ 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 Legislative Affairs Director, Director Elect and Director. Nancy is now serving as the Past Director and Social Media 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.




Roshelle Pavlin, SHRM-SCP & SPHR


Roshelle Pavlin is a Human Resources Consultant support 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. at its headquarters in Richland, WA and the Vice President of HR & Operations for GlobalNet Services, 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 Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification in 2014.  She has also been a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) certified practitioner since 2012.

Roshelle served in several positions on the board of the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) Coachella Valley, the Maryland SHRM State Council, and most recently has served Washington State SHRM (WA-SHRM) as its Diversity Co-Director, Social Media Manager, Communications Director, Director Elect, Director, and now Past Director and SHRM Foundation Director.  Roshelle also serves as the SHRM Membership Advisory Council Pacific West Region representative 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.

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 and participates on the YSO’s Community Engagement Committee.


Past President

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Patty Billingsley, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Patty Billingsley, Vice President of Human Resources with Carlile Transportation has over 20 years’ experience working in human resources with various industries including K-12 Education, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Petroleum Distribution and now trucking.  Her experience includes Human Resources Director, Benefits and Compensation Manager and Employment & Retention Specialist. 


Patty earned her Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration majoring in Human Resources from Washington State University. She obtained her PHR in 2000, SPHR in 2010, and SHRM-SCP in 2014. Additionally, she is a Certified Compensation Professional.


Patty has been an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management, having served in many volunteer capacities including President of the Northwest Human Resource Management Association, Director of the SHRM Alaska State Council, and President of the Anchorage SHRM.


 Gayle L Young, SHRM-CP

Gayle is a SHRM Certified Professional and received her bachelor's degree in Social Science in 2004, from Portland State University while also working full-time and raising her son.  Gayle has worked for seventeen years as a human resources professional for the State of Oregon. 

Since 2006, Gayle has been one of four HR Managers for the Human Resource Services Division (HR

SD) with the Oregon Judicial Department. Currently, Gayle is the primary HR liaison to 10 circuit courts in 7 districts in Oregon.  Gayle’s daily work includes: human resource rule and policy guidance to judges, management, and staff; developing, planning, and executing training on a variety of human resource topics; and, OJD HR policy development and revision.  Gayle has represented HRSD on various internal and external OJD committees including the SHRM Oregon State Council and the NHRMA Board and has been a member of SHRM for several years.

In her free time, Gayle enjoys spending time with her adult son, her family, & friends as well as finding time to explore and travel.



Renee Larsen

Renee joined the Rush Companies with over 25 years of experience in HR as their HR Manager it the fall of 2015, she spends her day managing all HR activities for each of the companies, from recruiting to employee benefits and everything in between. Before joining Rush, Renee worked as the HR Manager for a high tech company for 8 years and spent 19 years in the staffing industry. Renee is an active member in SHRM and sits on the board of NHRMA as their treasurer. Renee was member of the South Puget Sound Chapter of SHRM through 2013 and was on the board with that chapter for 12 years, she served as VP of membership for 5 years and was the president of the chapter for two years and served as past president for two years.  For the NHRMA 2013 conference she was the co-chair for organizing the event.  She is currently a member of the South King County SHRM Chapter.  When she is not on working in HR or volunteering, Renee is golfing, going to Zumba and Boot Camp classes, lifting weights, running, swimming, and training for obstacle courses races (Tough Mudder is her favorite) and sprint Tri-Athlons. Renee has a BA in Business, emphasis on HR, from Gonzaga University.

To me, HR is about serving the company and the employees. The best part of my job is finding win/win solutions to employee and company issues, finding the right person to join the company and watching them grow, and finding ways to automate HR so we can focus on the people, not the paper.


Partnership Director

Stacey Scalf

Stacey Scalf is a HR Business Partner for Cordant Health Solutions in Tacoma, WA. Cordant Health Solutions is a reference laboratory with a national footprint. Stacey provides HR support to the Tacoma team and also provides strategic partnerships for the executive team.

Stacey possess over 20 years of human resources experience. She has managed every aspects of the employment life cycle in multiple industries including; construction, private investigation, transportation, healthcare, petroleum, education, real estate, utilities and hospitality. 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 is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and serves on the Board of Directors for the West Sound Human Resource Management Association (WSHRMA), a designated chapter of SHRM.

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 and has two beautiful children, Tristan and Ashton.


Awards and Recognition Director

Kristina Bader, 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 Certification 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.

College Relations Director

  Ophelia Yan, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

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 currently serves as the Director of College Relations for both NHRMA and the Oregon State Council of SHRM. Ophelia is originally from Anchorage, Alaska and has lived in Portland, Oregon since 2009. In her free time, Ophelia teaches kickboxing, takes her dog on hikes, skiing, traveling, going to concerts, and eats her way through Portland.



Foundation Director

 Ronda Winkel



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

Patty Hickok, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCPPatty Hickok Alaska


Phone: 907.602.5129

Patty is the Senior Director of Employee Relations, HRIS and HR Operations at NANA Development Corporation and an adjunct professor at Alaska Pacific University. She has been involved with SHRM since 2001, and has held the top 3 SHRM leadership positions in Alaska: as a two-term President of the University of Alaska Anchorage SHRM Student Chapter (2001-03), President of the Anchorage SHRM (2008) and Director of the Alaska SHRM State Council (2012-13).

She has been involved with and recognized by NHRMA over the years, with the Robert N. Denomy Award for Student Leadership in 2003, Distinguished Member Award in 2011 and the Randy Lundberg Award to the Anchorage chapter for two of her initiatives (2007 and 2010) and as President (2015). The University of Alaska Anchorage Leadership Fellows Program recognized her with the 2015 Mentor of the Year Award.

Patty’s passion is education and certification. She holds four degrees (including an MBA) from the University of Alaska Anchorage. In her HR leadership role, she has instituted practices at the Anchorage chapter and at the state level to offer either complimentary or affordable HRCI pre-approved programs for the Alaska members. She has been a Board Member of the Anchorage chapter since 2003 in roles including Diversity, Programs, Senior Advisor and President. She also serves on the board of the Alaska SHRM State Council, is the Chair of the State Conferences,  President of her homeowner's association board and social media volunteer for Friends of Pets. Patty is originally from Mazatlán, México and has lived in Alaska since 1995


Alaska State Council

Anne Sakumoto


Anne Sakumoto, PHR, SHRM-CP is the 2016-17 Director for the Alaska State Council.  Prior to serving as Director-Elect in 2015, she was the Diversity Director for three (3) years and previously served as Diversity Chair for the Anchorage SHRM chapter.  At the University of Hawaii, Anne was student chapter president (Aloha Chapter) when SHRM was known as the American Society for Personnel Administration (ASPA).


Anne holds a BBA from the University of Hawaii @ Manoa and an MBA from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  


Anne has over 30 years in the human resources field specializing in employee relations, equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and training & development.  She has worked in financial organizations, local and state government, higher education, fair employment practices agencies and oil transportation.  Anne is currently Vice President HR Talent Manager at Northrim Bank, which is an Alaska community bank.  She oversees employee relations, training & development and recruitment.

Washington State Human Resource Council

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.


Oregon State Council


Stacey Brown                                             


Stacey Brown is the Communications Manager for the Seaside Police Department in Seaside, OR.  She manages the call center for the PD, which also answers the 911 calls, and has a staff of 7. Human Resources is her passion and is a key element to her success at managing a busy call center and staff.  Since graduating from Portland State University, Stacey has 9 years experience in Human Resources, which includes working  at Wauna Credit Uni

on and managing United Way of Clatsop County.


Stacey has been a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2008 and has served on her local chapter board, the Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association (LCHRMA) just as long, starting as the Student Relations Coordinator, and just now finished a 4 year term as as President. Stacey is currently the 2017 Oregon State Council Director.


In her spare time she enjoys playing with her grandchildren and spending time with her family, yoga, and painting.  Volunteering is also a big part of her life, so she is plenty busy with that, as well!  

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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