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      President - Anne Nelson, SHRM-SCP

    Anne Nelson is the Senior Human Resources Manager at Eriez for the USA Operations. She has worked in human resources management in the manufacturing sector for over a decade, received her SHRM-SCP recertification in January 2021. Anne is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia and has actively been involved with the HRMA since 2017 in various progressive roles. She is honored to be a first time President and is looking forward to an engaging and enrichening program year ahead!  Anne can be reached at: 814-460-2810 or at:

      President-Elect - Benjamin Schlipf, SHRM-CP, MBA

    Ben Schlipf is the Human Resources Manager for the Crawford Area Transportation Authority in Meadville, PA. He has worked in human resources for 5 years in sectors such as corrections, manufacturing, and public transit, he received his SHRM-CP certification in May 2020. Ben is a graduate of Clarion University in Clarion, PA where he received his Undergrad in Business Management,  and he holds an MBA from Strayer University. Ben has been an HRMA member since 2020 when he began as the membership chair. Ben is honored to be a first time President-Elect and is looking forward to collaborating with our group. Ben can be reached at: 814-282-6064 or at:

      Treasurer - Jennifer LaPaglia, PHR

    Jennifer LaPaglia is the Human Resource Generalist at ACL - Associated Clinical Labs.  Jen has worked in HR for 15 years.  After graduating from Edinboro University with a degree in Business Administration, Jen went on to obtain her Master's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from IUP.  She received her PHR in December 2010.  Jen can be reached at 814.864.4091 or

      Secretary - Julie Kean, PHR

    Julie Kean is the Compensation & Benefits Specialist at Widget Financial.  Julie has been performing human resource responsibilities for 10 years in a variety of industries including financial and construction. With an Associates degree in Accounting and many years in accounting and office management, she received her PHR certification in December 2018 and is currently working towards her degree in Human Resource Management. She has been a SHRM member since 2015 and an HRMA member since 2019. Julie can be reached at 814.823.5799 or

    Committee Chairpersons

    Charitable Gifts







    Jay Habas, Esq.

    Fax: 814.461.7818


            Kristi Melnick


    Merit Award

             Tracey Cettin, SHRM-CP, PHR




    Carol Habas, SHRM-CP, PHR

    814.459.1851 ext 2614
    Fax: 814.452.4511





    SHRM Representative

    Laura Tighe, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

    Fax: 814.734.8346



    Special Activities

           Ben Schlipf, MBA, SHRM-CP



    814.336.5600 ext 106

    Student Chapter



    Social Media/Website

    Julie Kean, PHR