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    2023 Officers

    Mary Norman
    Chapter President

    Lake City, CARC

    I am Mary Norman, a native Floridian born in Hollywood. I have lived in the North Florida area since moving here with my family in 1999. I have spent most of my career in the healthcare system working for Shands Lake Shore in various positions including Pharmacy, Case Management, Risk Management/Medical Staff Services, Human Resources and lastly as the Supervisor of Plant Ops and Emergency Management.  When our hospital was closed in 2020, I made the move to my current position as HR Director for CARC. We are a non-profit who serves adults with disabilities in Columbia and surrounding counties. I am a graduate of St Leo University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Human Resources is a passion and I find satisfaction with my work as I enjoy helping others and being able to provide a positive influence for employees. I also love problem solving and experiencing the diverse roles and responsibilities that my career demands. I find my role at CARC very rewarding as I work with others to grow our organization into a viable community resource. When I am not working, I enjoy being outdoors in the Florida sunshine with family and friends. I also relish reading a good book and working out at the gym in my spare time. 

    Keyosha Monroe, SHRM-CP
    Workforce Development and President Elect
    Florida Credit Union 

    Keyosha Monroe is a passionate SHRM-CP HR professional who believes that a strong HR function is strategic to the success of any organization no matter the size or the industry. She has been working in HR since 2016 and has experience in core areas of the employee life cycle such as recruitment and retention, employee relations, benefits administration, termination, coaching, and HR compliance, FMLA, ADA, workers compensation, and talent acquisition, and most recently payroll. She has a passion for people and believes that if employers commit to the wellbeing of employees that the employees will commit to the mission and vision of the organization.

    Kelly George, MPS, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Past President and SHRM Foundation Chair

    Oak Hammock at the University of Florida

    Kelly George has more than 30 years of human resources experience within the financial, environmental consulting and retirement community industries. She manages employee relations, administers wages and salaries, enforces affirmative action and equal employment, immigration, and employment law issues. Ms. George provides benefits administration and analysis, develops and enforces policies, coaches employees, and manages procurement and administration. Her responsibilities include talent recognition and acquisition, employee engagement, conflict and dispute resolution, succession planning, training and development, performance management, workers compensation, and OSHA recordkeeping. Ms. George has served as the administrator for 401(k) Plans and Welfare Benefit Plans. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from the University of Florida and a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Employment Relations from Pennsylvania State University.

    Hannah Jones
    Secretary and Social Media Director

    Hi I’m Hannah! I lived most of my life in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC. I relocated to Jacksonville Florida to pursue my career further within the HR community. I appreciate spending time outside doing yoga, journaling, meditation & on the weekends finding a new local brunch spot! My daily routine is focused on my personal development to achieve internal fulfillment, which I firmly believe is so valuable throughout life.I am passionate about helping others expand their growth potential (personally & professionally). I spend every day of my career supporting leaders to be an advocate for change within their workforce. The Paycor family has afforded me the opportunity to develop my passion by allowing me to build such valuable relationships with all different types of leaders. One of the top reasons that I chose Paycor is because I needed to work with a company that values team culture & personal development as much as I do... I’m proud to say that I am a part of a team that exceeds that expectation every single day!

    Dawn Rhodes
    Florida Credit Union

    Dawn Rhodes received her Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management from Santa Fe College while working full time as a teller at Florida Credit Union. Shortly after graduating, Dawn earned a promotion to Human Resources assistant and is now the AVP of HR at FCU. She has six years of experience in talent acquisition, benefits administration, payroll, employee relations, and HR compliance under her belt. She is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace and has a passion for helping others. Dawn served as the chapter ambassador in 2018, conference chair from 2019 – 2022, and is now our Treasurer. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors.

    Corey Strattan, MBA-HR SHRM-CP
    Membership Director
    Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc.

    Corey Strattan follows the mantra of Jack-of-all-Trades but she is also a master at many. Corey Strattan began working at Cyclo Therapeutics, Inc. in 2011 as an office manager and has since earned an MBA while with the company and has moved into the primary roles of HR Management for the company, Logistics Manager for the company's fine chemical division, and Documentation Manager for the parent company. Mrs. Strattan is adept with small-size company's and knowing the rules surrounding what is required and what is not required for a business of ten or less employees. Additional responsibilities include creating and maintaining SOP’s for customer audits and company employee policies,  working with the CFO on cost effective employee benefits, onboarding/offboarding employees, liaising with the FDA regarding employee access, maintaining a commercial warehouse. Her running titles are HR Director, Senior Documentation Specialist, Logistics Manager, and Warehouse Manager.

    Board Members

    Roger Morales
    Programming Director
    Bank of America

    Roger Morales is a Vice President and Relationship Manager for the Marion, Alachua, Columbia, and Lowndes County in the Florida and South Georgia markets in Business Banking at Bank of America.

    In this capacity, his responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Roger’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or complex.

    Throughout his 22-year banking career, Roger has served mid-sized companies throughout the United States and Latin America markets to support their commercial banking needs. To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities he serves, Roger volunteers with not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger, most recently with Bread of The Mighty Food Bank and Catholic Charities Gainesville. In addition, he also serves on the Bank of America Charitable Foundation in the Alachua area.

    Roger resides in Gainesville, Florida and enjoys spending time at UF Gator sporting events and Camping with his wife, two daughters and their miniature schnauzer.

    Jeff Pyatt
    Programs Coordinator
    USI Insurance Services





    Carolynn Buchanan
    Government Affairs Director

    Carolynn Buchanan is president and owner of Spherion - Gainesville, FL, formerly known as Tempforce of Gainesville. With over 45 years of extensive human resource experience in analyzing staffing requirements and providing cost effective solutions, Carolynn provides hands-on management of daily operations, quality assurance, and satisfaction clients and talents. She has been a member of the local NCF-SHRM chapter for over 15 years and has served on the board for the last 12 years. Overall, her experience in staffing and recruiting has provided her the tools necessary to help people with talent acquisition and job placement. She lives in Florida with her family and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

    Nancy Halbrook, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Bylaws Review Director & Webmaster

    Nancy is an HR Professional with over 28 years’ experience serving employees and employers in the Gainesville area. Industries of interest are Environmental, Research & Development, Engineering & Technical, and Manufacturing. Attended University of Florida, Santa Fe College and graduated from St Leo University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Management. Member of the Society for Human Resource Management, HR Florida State Council, and former President for the North Central Florida SHRM Chapter. Volunteer interests are related to workforce readiness, talent coaching, environmental and natural resources. Personal interests include lifelong learning, travel, family & friends, pets, being near water, fast cars and good food & drink.

    Aaron Haynes
    NCF-SHRM 2024 Annual Conference Director
    Capital City Bank

    Aaron loves strong coffee and a good challenge.

    He is a seasoned professional with 23 years of experience in the Financial, Construction Management, and Civil Engineering industries. Currently serving as a Vice President and Human Resources Recruiter for Capital City Bank.

    Aaron is a two-time Rotary International Club President and the 2024 Conference Chair for the North Central Florida Society for Human Resources Management Chapter and loves volunteering with Food4Kids backpack program.

    A proud graduate of the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida, Aaron's expertise spans top-shelf talent recruitment, corporate culture, marketing, business development, business operations, and most importantly - client experience. He takes pleasure in leveraging his expertise to mentor and invest in the next generation.

    He's a creative leader known for his strategic acumen. Outside the boardroom, Aaron and his loving bride, Ashley are a proud blended family to five children and share the joy of a new granddaughter. When not immersed in talent acquisition strategies, Aaron's out-of-office message often reflects his passion for hiking and adventure travel.

    Recognized with the 2022 Argyle Speaker Award, he is currently embarking on the early phases of establishing himself as a keynote speaker and master of ceremonies for professional gatherings.

    Trudy Mariano
    HR Florida 2024 Annual Conference Ambassador
    Nature Coast Anesthesia

    I am Trudy Mariano; I have lived in Florida my whole life. I moved from Miami to North Florida in 1999 with my family. I have worked in the medical field for almost 10 years and held various positions: Buyer/Supplier at Shands Lake Shore and since 2019 the Billing Specialist for Nature Coast Anesthesia. I work closely with the billing company to ensure the claims are billed timely and efficiently.  I have a strong interest in marketing and working every day to fulfill that dream. When I am not working,  I enjoy spending time with my son and family, I love to travel and experience new things, meet new people, read,  go to the gym, and cook.