Board of Directors


Sheena Blauvelt SHRM-SCP

Chapter President
Sheena is the Director of HR at USANA where she leads the company in talent acquisition, organizational development, and culture matters. She has over 20 years of experience in the industry and has a passion for helping businesses and its people find ultimate success!
Mark Shaerrer

Mark Schaerrer, SHRM-CP

Past President
Mark is the VP of HR at Verisys Corporation where he oversees all aspects of HR and payroll for the organization. He has his MS in Human Resources from Utah State University and holds his SHRM-CP certification. Mark is an incredible leader in the HR community and true advocate of agile HR.

Melissa Ceballos, PHR, SHRM-SCP

Melissa spent 19 years working for a Global Transportation Company in areas of HR, Talent Acquisition, and Management, and made a move to the Financial Services industry in 2016 and is currently the Director of Talent and Business Acquisition for Elevated Retirement Group.
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Rob Pederson, MHR

Director of Membership
With over a decade of experience in the HR world, Rob currently oversees the HR department as the Head of HR for a global Database Management Software company called FairCom. Never starting out to have a career in Human Resources, Rob found his place and now has a passion working alongside other HR practitioners to find the best people practices for his organization and the HR field as a whole.

Colette Lynch

Chapter Management Professional

Mark Tolman, Esq.

Co-Director of Legal Affairs
Mark is a management-side employment attorney at Jones Waldo, where he serves as Senior Vice President, and as Chair of its Labor & Employment Practice Group. Mark has served on the Salt Lake SHRM Board for over a decade, and also serves as the Director of Legal Affairs for the Utah Human Resources State Council (Utah SHRM).
Bob Coursey

Bob Coursey, Esq. SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Co-Director of Legal Affairs
Bob has been an employment law attorney for over 20 years. He spent the first 10 years of practice at Fisher Phillips, one of the most respected employment law firms in the country, where he defended companies in employment related litigation. He then spent 11 years at Employers Council, where he focused his practice on keeping employers out of trouble. He now counsels, represents, and trains employers who are looking for a modern approach to their employment law and HR challenges.

Gabriela Benitez

Co-Director of Programming
Gabriela is a Senior Benefits Advisor at Diversified Insurance Group. Her focus is delivering profitability to clients by identifying, and implementing innovative strategies to reduce employee and employer costs.

Crystal McFarland, PHR

Assistant Co-Director of Programs
Crystal has been an HR practitioner for over 18 years with multiple roles in supporting employees and leaders. She is currently employed by WGU and serves as a P&T (HR) Director over the WGU Affiliates. The most rewarding part of being in HR is creating an environment where leaders see HR as a strategic service that they cannot do without and adding value to all things people.
Myka Smith

Myka Smith, MBA

Director of Member Engagement
Myka is an HR Business Partner for Growth Studies – Copper Group at Rio Tinto. Myka previously spent 10 years in the benefits industry before moving back into an HR role in 2021. Myka earned her MBA and also serves on the National Association of Women in Construction.

April Powell

Assistant Co-Director of Programs
April is the HR manager at Jones Waldo where she provides HR support for 150 employees and attorneys. She enjoys contributing to a business by setting & achieving Human Resource goals to increase the success of the business and make the organization a great place to work.
Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher, MHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of College Relations & Assistant Webmaster
Ryan Fisher works in Human Resources for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Ryan earned his Masters degree in Human Resources at Utah State University.

Selma Mlikota

Director of Diversity
Selma currently works as the Manager of Marketing Award Lines for O.C. Tanner Company. Over the 20+ years of her professional career, she has served in various leadership roles in Sales, People teams, and Marketing.

Emily Kranendonk, MHR

Director of Social Media
Emily is the HR Manager for PatientBond. She is the excited for the opportunity of creating an HR department with her current employer. Emily pursued a Master's in Human Resources from USU and comes with 4 years of experience.

Jessica Hale, MSOD, SPHR

Director of Workforce Readiness
Jessica is the Senior Director of Employee Success at Younique LLC and has over twenty years of experience in the HR industry. Jessica has been said to be a talented, efficient, and thorough HR professional.

Beth Floyd, MHR, SPHR

Director of SHRM Foundation
Beth has been with WCF Insurance as an HR Generalist since 2018. Before that, she worked briefly at an engineering firm and 12 years at 2 different residential treatment centers in HR, Admissions, and as a line staff.
Ryan Archibald

Ryan Archibald, MBA, MHR, MSML

Ryan has four years of experience and three masters degrees. One accomplishment he is proud of is the design and launch of a development program for 800+ employees.
Sidney Bruce

Sidney Bruce, SHRM-SCP

Director of Member Engagement
Sidney is the CEO and founder of Mod HR, hater of complacency, a community activist, and human resources geek. As an entrepreneur and female minority business owner, her passion stems from connecting people from all walks of life to achieve greatness together.

Sarra Idehen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Director of Certification
Sarra is the owner of Exec-Assist Group and holds her SHRM-SCP and SPHR certifications. She has served on the Salt Lake SHRM board in several capacities and served as president of Image Masters Toastmaster Club.

Lora Lea Mock

Director of Volunteers
Lora Lee is the president of Professional Recruiters which has specialized in the recruitment of corporate stars globally. The best potential teammates are not looking for new jobs. Professional Recruiters identifies and recruits corporate stars and put them to work for their clients.

Chris Badger, CPA

Chris has been partner at NOW CFO since 2014. He has extensive experience in external financial reporting, support for Boards and investor relationships.