HR Council Current Members

HR Council Members

The TalentFirst HR Council consists of more than 60 HR and DEI leaders from every industry sector across West Michigan.

Learn more about the HR Council’s work and how to join this exclusive group.

Membership in alphabetical order by company name


AEBetancourtChrista Bird

AMDG Architects

Jessica Collette

American SeatingTasha Wright

American Society of Employers | West Michigan

Lisa Sabourin*

AmwayMarisa Paruch*
AmwayAmber Snow*
ArtiflexElissa Stormo Hoffman
Autocam MedicalKristy White*


Steve Semrinec*
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MichiganKellie Norton*
Calvin UniversityAndrew George*
Cascade EngineeringStephanie Schoenherr*
Cooper People GroupLisa Cooper*
Corewell HealthCharlotte Byndas*
Corewell HealthJan Harrington-Davis
Corewell Health / Priority HealthJen Parks*
DeWys Metal SolutionsKacey Regan
DISHERKeri McCarthy*
DISHERRandi Roehling*
EG Workforce SolutionsKurt Wagner*
Erhardt ConstructionArlen-Dean Gaddy
EYJoe Dettmann*
Frontline Training SolutionsNathan Leaman*
Gentex CorporationSeth Bushouse*
GNS North AmericaJosh Roberts*
Grand Rapids Community CollegeChristine Coon
Grand Valley State UniversityJesse Bernal*

Grand Valley State University

Mychal Coleman

Haworth Inc.Ann Harten*
Haworth Inc.Frances Hogsten
Herbruck'sStephanie Kempa
Hope CollegeSara Dorer*
Hope CollegeSonja Trent-Brown*
Hope NetworkKristen Pearsall*
HR Solutions GroupAmy Kraal*
Liv CommunitiesJennifer Koster


David Haigler

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation HospitalCynthia Springer
MeijerJordan Aldrich*
Mercantile BankBrett Hoover
Metal Flow CorporationSamantha Bull*
Michigan Software LabsAndrea Kusmierz*
Muskegon Community CollegeKen James
On-RiverRebecca Chabot*
ParameltMylène Sage
Pioneer ConstructionYvonne Bedolla*
RoMan ManufacturingShea Hickman
Root Functional MedicineNicole Deboer
SoundOff SignalHeidi Hayes*
Steelcase Inc.Isabel Medellin*
The SourceAlison Freas*
Trinity HealthCheryl Goodell
Trinity Health Grand RapidsMary Rosser*

Varnum, LLP

Ashleigh Draft

Waséyabek Development Company, LLC

Danielle Smith*

Wesco, Inc.

Russ Kopp
West Shore Community CollegeDebbie Campbell*
Western Michigan UniversityDr. Candy McCorkle*
Western Michigan UniversityTova Sanders*

Wolverine Coil and Spring

Matthew Wehrmeyer

YMCA of Greater Grand RapidsMegan Wilk*
YWCA of West MichiganValarie Krause
*Indicates this person is an inaugural member of TalentFirst’s HR Council, meaning they joined before April 27, 2023.