Board of Directors


Melissa Ceballos, PHR, SHRM-SCP

Chapter President
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.

Sheena Blauvelt SHRM-SCP

Past 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!

Gabriela Benitez

President Elect / Diversity
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.

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.

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.

Chad Gannon

Director of Workforce Readiness
Chad Gannon is currently the Director of Human Resources for Northrop Grumman’s Strategic Deterrent Systems Division. He has responsibility for all staffing activities within the division serving major locations in Utah, Alabama, Colorado, and Nebraska. Mr. Gannon holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in Human Resource Development and a Master’s in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School. Mr. Gannon also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt from the American Society for Quality and is a PHR and SHRM-CP certified professional.

April Powell

Co-Director of Programs
April is the HR Director for Utah Community Action, providing strategic leadership to the agency. 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.

Crystal McFarland, PHR

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.
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Beca Mark

Assistant Co-Director of Programs
Beca Mark is the CEO and Founder of Megastar HR, an HR consulting and outsourcing firm located in Sandy, UT. She has worked in the HR industry for over 12 years, most recently as the Vice President of HR for Brighton Hospice. Beca received a Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in HR Management from Brigham Young University. She is passionate about leading teams and supporting companies changing the world for the better.
Myka Smith

Myka Smith, MBA

Co-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.
Sidney Bruce

Sidney Bruce, SHRM-SCP

Co-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.

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.

Mark Tolman, Esq.

Co-Director of Legal Affairs
Mark is a management-side employment attorney at Parsons Behle & Latimer. 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).
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Bob Coursey, Esq. SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Co-Director of Legal Affairs
Bob has been an employment lawyer for over 20 years. He spent his 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. In 2021, Bob started his own company—Modern Age Employment Law—where he counsels, represents, and trains employers who are looking for a modern approach to their employment law and HR challenges. Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in English from George Mason University in Virginia in 1992. In 1998, he received his law degree, with honors, from Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, where he also served on the Law Review. Bob is licensed to practice law in Utah and Georgia. He’s also a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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.

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.

Michael Sayre, AIF, CPFA

Director of Sponsorships
Michael is an Advisor with CUI Wealth Management focused on 401(k) plans. His dedication to the HR community has developed through his interaction with outstanding HR professionals in his occupation. He hopes to serve the HR community better through his involvement with the Salt Lake SHRM Board of Directors.

Grant Langston, MHR, SPHR

Grant Langston has over 10 years of HR experience and is the Sr. HR Director for Webb Productions. He received his Masters in HR from Utah State University and has been a small business owner for over 14 years. He has a Generalist focus being the jack of all trades – master of some. He has benefitted from great leaders and mentors along his career and hopes to pay it forward as part of SL SHRM.
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.