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Chapter Leadership 

President: Kristi Telschow
Immediate Past President: Connie Ward
VP of Membership and Registration: Patrick McDermott
VP of Legislative Affairs: David Lichtenberg 
VP of Diversity & Inclusion:
Mari Marques-Thomas 
VP of Programs: Daniel Benducci 
VP of Finance: Anne Haley
VP of Workforce Readiness: Shelly Koonce
Board Secretary: Christine Scott

Board Members

Kristi Telschow
Leadership Role: President
Committee(s) you are involved with: Executive Board Member, GSC SHRM Board Member
Fun Fact about yourself: I have four large dogs
Favorite Apps: LinkedIn, Sudoku, Pinterest and Zulily
Three (3) words to describe you: Empathetic, Tenacious, Driven
Email address: president@shrm-morrisnj.org
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristitelschow/

Connie Ward 
Leadership Role: Immediate Past President 
Committee(s) you are involved with: Executive Board Member, GSC Conference Certification Co-Chair, SHRM A- Team Member, SHRM Foundation 
Fun Fact about yourself: Moto Guzzi Motorcycle owner 
Favorite Apps: Instagram and LinkedIn 
Three (3) words to describe you: Scrappy, Inquisitive and Leader 
Email address: cwardc@msn.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/connieward 

Patrick McDermott
Leadership Role: VP of Membership
Committee(s) involved with: Membership, Registration, Volunteers
Fun Fact about yourself: 
Favorite App: 
Three (3) words to describe you: 
Email address: PatM@affinityfcu.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-mcdermott-17853b5/

David Lichtenberg
Leadership Role: VP of Legislation
Committee(s) involved with: Executive Board Member, Law and Legislative Affairs
Fun Fact about yourself: I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Favorite App: LinkedIn
Three (3) words to describe you: Driven to succeed
Email address:dlichtenberg@fisherphillips.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/david-lichtenberg

Mari Marques-Thomas 
Leadership Role: VP of Diversity & Inclusion 
Committee(s) involved with: Executive Board Member, Diversity and Inclusion 
Fun Fact about yourself: Green Belt, Isshinryu Karate
Favorite App: Twitter
Three (3) words to describe you: Passionate, Persistent and Nurturing
Email address: Mari.marques-thomas@wyndham.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marimarques-thomas-hr/

Daniel Benducci
Leadership Role: VP of Programming
Committee(s) involved with: Programming, AV, Logistics
Fun Fact about yourself: 
Favorite App: 
Three (3) words to describe you: 
Email address: daniel.benducci@verizon.net
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-benducci-1278178/

Anne Haley
Leadership Role: VP of Finance
Committee(s) involved with: Finance, SHRM Foundation, Sponsorship
Fun Fact about yourself: I ran a 5k in the Scottish Highlands
Favorite App: OpenTable
Three (3) words to describe you: Sincere, Compassionate, Principled
Email address: annemargarethaley@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anne-haley-shrm-cp/

Shelly Koonce
Leadership Role: VP of Workforce Readiness
Committee(s) involved with: Workforce Readiness, Volunteers
Fun Fact about yourself: I traveled to Djibouti, Africa to facilitate leadership training for over 75 managers 
Favorite App: Audible
Three (3) words to describe you: Friendly, Thoughtful, Optimistic
Email address:shellykoonce5@gmail.com
LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/shelly-koonce-sphr-shrm-scp-9538131/ 


Christine Scott
Leadership Role: Board Secretary
Committee(s) you are involved with: Membership, Ambassador program
Fun Fact about yourself: I grew up riding and showing horses in Colorado. 
Favorite App: Shazam
Three (3) words to describe you: Passionate, Analytical and Insightful
Email address: cscott@rrconstructionnj.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christine-scott-phr-cp-99673210/ 

Volunteer Chairs 

Erika Mercedes 
Leadership Role: D&I Committee Chair 
Committee(s) you are involved with: Diversity & Inclusion
Fun Fact about yourself: I have run 4 half marathons in the last 2 years.
Favorite App: Audible 
Three (3) words to describe you:  Passionate, Kind, Methodical
Email address: ErikaJ.Gonzalez@gmail.com
Linkedin Profile:  www.linkedin.com/in/erikagonzalezmercedes

Jonathan L. Parker
Leadership Role: Advocate, Transition Services
Committee(s) you are involved with: Workforce Readiness
Fun Fact about yourself: Avid cyclist, biking 100 miles in six hours.  Yearly totals are 5,000 miles plus.
Favorite App: RetailMeNot
Three (3) words to describe you: Thoughtful, Generous and Visionary
Email address: jonathanlparker@outlook.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/parkerjonathan/

Janet Krusche
Janet Krusche
Leadership Role: Certification Chair
Committee(s) involved with: Certification and Scholarships
Fun Fact about yourself:
I foster overlooked shelter dogs and train them to become more adoptable.
Favorite App: Insight Timer
Three (3) words to describe you: Curious, empathetic, teacher
Email address: Jkrusche2@outlook.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/janetkrusche/

Lisa Petti
Leadership Role: Community Outreach Chair
Committee(s) involved with: Connecting with various charitable organizations from our local community to engage membership involvement 
Fun Fact about yourself: Ice fishing is my favorite sport
Favorite App: DuoLingo
Three (3) words to describe you: Passionate, Energetic and Adventurous
Email address: Lisa.Petti@wyndham.com 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-petti-phr-shrm-cp-06a639/  

Dennis Bartley 
Leadership Role with MC Chapter: Sponsorship Chair
Committee(s) you are involved with: Sponsorship
Fun Fact about yourself: I’m pretty handy 
Favorite App: Headspace
Three (3) words to describe you: fun hardworking persistent 
Email address for contact from chapter members: dennis.bartley@usi.com
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennisbartleyjr/

Ken Sterzer
Leadership Role: University Relations & Young Professionals Chair
Committee(s) involved with: University Relations & Young Professionals
Fun Fact about yourself: I Bungee Jumped at Action Park and Survived
Favorite App: Spotify
Three (3) words to describe you: Approachable, Dependable, Ambitious
Email address: kensterzer@gmail.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kensterzer

Karen Fallen
Leadership Role: Registration chair
Committee(s) involved with: Registration
Fun Fact about yourself: Loves to travel
Favorite App: Hopper
Three (3) words to describe you: Driven, Curious, Honest
Email address: mcshrmreg@gmail.com
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/karen-f-a309172

Paola Milewicz
Leadership Role: Marketing Chair
Committee(s) involved with: Marketing & Communications, Speed Recruiting and Workforce Readiness
Fun Fact about yourself: 
Favorite App: 
Three (3) words to describe you: 
Email address: paola.milewicz@marroquinconsulting.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolapozzo1/https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolapozzo1/

Tricia Shea
Leadership Role: Certification Chair
Committee(s) involved with: Certification and Scholarships
Fun Fact about yourself: 
Favorite App: 
Three (3) words to describe you: 
Email address: TShea@paylocity.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/triciashea/ 

Past Presidents

Should you wish to reach out to any of our Past Presidents, please note that those listed in blue provided links with their contact information.  We welcome any updated contact information you may want to share with us by clicking here to reach our Communications VP.

Connie Ward, PHR SHRM-CP: 2018
Lois Nagie, PHR SHRM-CP: 2015-2017
Robert Micera, SPHR: 2013-2015
Connie Ward, PHR: 2010-2013
Valerie Egan: 2009-2010
Lora Boltniew, SPHR: 2007-2009
Allen Chilson:  2005-2007
Gayle Englert: 2003-2005
Mindy Mazer 2002-2003
Steven Lindner, PhD.: 2000-2002
Nancy Urdanata: 1999-2000
Brad Neilley, SPHR: 1998-1999
Charlene Arrington: 1997-1999
Kenneth Lieberman: 1996-1998
Frank Owens: 1995-1997
Kenneth Lieberman: 1994-1996
Sergio Lorenzo: 1992-1994
Mary Windeler: 1991-1993
Nancy Glube: 1990-1992
Suzanne Watson: 1989-1991
Robin Bachman, SPHR: 1988-1990
Linda Paulhamus: 1987-1989
Mary Jane Sinclair, SPHR: 1986-1988
Robert Hein: 1985-1987
Thomas Weber, SPHR: 1984-1986
Bill Thiele: 1983-1985
Steve Petouvas: 1982-1984
Anne Greene: 1981-1983
Geoffrey Seaman: 1980-1982
Thomas Kenney: 1979-1981
Eleanor Hochhauser: 1978-1980
Paul Young: 1977-1979
Andrey Kelly: 1976-1978
Walter Jahrling: 1975-1977, 2002-2003