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About Us

    Welcome to the Portage County HR Association website.  Since 1967, PCHRA has been serving HR professionals throughout the area.  We are an affiliate of the National Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and our chapter is dedicated to SHRM’s mission of “Advancing the Profession and Serving the Professional.”   

    We strive to provide relevant HR education/training, networking, and opportunities to serve the community and the profession. In addition, our chapter is proud to serve as a mentoring organization for the Kent State University Student HR Association.  

    Your PCHRA-SHRM Board Members:

    • President - Diane DeRubertis, Kent State University
    • Secretary - Tracy Campbell, PuzzleHR
    • Treasurer - Carla Fitzpatrick, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Membership Director - Cyndi Keilin, Kaufman Container
    • Certification Director - Kelley Hollander, Viking Forge
    • Social Media Director - Mary Jaworski, Viking Forge
    • College Relations Director - Hannah Sanchez, VS&Co