About the SHRM Foundation

About the SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation. It provides research-based HR solutions for challenging inclusion issues facing current and potential employees, scholarships to educate and develop HR professionals and opportunities for HR professionals to make a difference in their local communities. The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management.

VISION, MISSION & PURPOSE

VISION

A world of work that works for all.

MISSION

The SHRM Foundation champions workforce and workplace transformation through:

  • Student Engagement to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders
  • Social Force to solve societal challenges impacting work, workers and workplace
  • Thought Leadership to fuel SHRM's priorities and enable impact with research-based solutions

PURPOSE

Elevating HR by attracting and developing HR professionals of the future, fueling thought leadership and driving social change. 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

​The SHRM Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of distinguished HR academic and practical leaders. The SHRM Foundation recognizes the members of its board for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the organization. We are proud that all board members contribute to our annual campaign.

OFFICERS

Libby SartainChair
Elizabeth (Libby) P. Sartain, SHRM-SCP
Libby Sartain LLC
Bastrop, TX

  Biography


Elizabeth-Larson.jpg Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth (Betsy) Larson, SHRM-SCP
Director, Compensation
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN
 Biography

Secretary / Treasurer
Tom Mathews
President & Principal, TMathewsHR LLC
Waxhaw, NC

Biography

DIRECTORS

  
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Camille Chang Gilmore 
Vice President of HR &Global Chief Diversity Officer
Boston Scientific


Jim LinkDan Purushotham
Adjunct Faculty 
Central Connecticut State University
Hartford, Connecticut
  Jim Link
Edie Goldberg, Ph.D.

President
E. L. Goldberg & Associates
Menlo Park, CA 
Biography    



Gary Latham, Ph.D.
Chief Secretary of State Professor,
Organizational 
Behavior
Biography         University of Toronto

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Jeff Nally, SHRM-SCP
President
Nally Group, Inc.
Louisville, KY


   
Jim LinkJim Link, SHRM-SCP
Chief HR Officer 
Randstad North America, Atlanta, GA

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Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., SHRM-SCP

President & CEO
SHRM
Alexandria, VA

 Biography


Melissa Dawn Simkins
Melissa Dawn Simkins
 President
 Velvet Suite
 Washington, DC & 
 Atlanta, GA
Biography


Paula Harvey, 
SHRM-SCP
Vice President
Schulte Building 
Systems, Inc.


FOUNDATION STAFF



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Wendi Safstrom 
Executive Director
Wendi.Safstrom@shrm.org 
(703) 535-6065

Biography
HickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpgAshlee Droscher Smith  
Director, Development
Ashlee.Smith@shrm.org
(703) 535-6291

Sara BraccoHickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg
Manager, Programs and Events
Sara.Bracco@shrm.org
(703) 535-6026


Misha AdamsHickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg
Manager, Scholarships and Programs
Misha.Adams@shrm.org
(703) 535-6167

Alie Mihuta  HickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg
Sr. Specialist, Development 
Alie.Mihuta@shrm.org
(703) 535-6150  



Stacey Matusko  HickokPhotography_SHRM_111717-0964.jpg
Sr. Specialist, Marketing 
Stacey.Matusko@shrm.org
(703) 535-6280