NHRMA Board Members
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.
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 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.
Key, a member of Emerald Communities, is a premier life plan community (CCRC)
in the Pacific Northwest.is responsible for the operational and
strategic management of activities related to the performance of the human
resources function at Heron’s Key.
Awards and Recognition Director
Sallie Stuvek, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEBS,
Contact [email protected]
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
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
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
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 Backcountry.com. 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.
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.
Special Projects Director
ALAN M. CABELLY, Ph. D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP
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
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
Prof. Cabelly is founder and Executive Director of the
Portland Leadership Institute (www.PortlandLeadershipInstitute.com),
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
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.
Keller W. Allen, P.C.
5915 S. Regal St., Suite 211
Spokane, Washington 99223
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.