Board of Directors

SCHRA Board Position Descriptions

President
Laurie Davis
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Past President Chairperson
Valarese Poole
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Secretary
Jennifer Dickson
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Jennifer is currently the Human Resources Manager at Barn Light Electric Company in Titusville. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and received Master of Science in Human Resource Development from Drexel University in March of 2017.  Before joining Barn Light Electric, Jennifer was employed by Wuesthoff Health System for 18 years and her latest role was Payroll Manager for the last 10 years.  Jennifer resides in Indian Harbour Beach with her daughter who is 20 years old and attends Eastern Florida State College.

Treasurer
Julie Song
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Julie K. Song is president of Florida Business & Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (FLBMS) and brings over 20 years o fexperience helping manufacturers and high technology companies increase productivity and growsmarter.

Her focus on assisting small and medium–sized companies transform their businesses into highperforming,globally competitive enterprises is what drives the mission ofFLBMS.

Through her prior leadrship positions, Julie is well versed in the intricacies of training and certification programs and makes recommendations to ensure companysuccess.

 Her creative approach has been honed through project management roles with a statewide manufacturingpartnershipinitiative and the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast where she served as the organization’s director of business retention and expansion. In both roles, Julie brought a depth of experience in workforce development and training initiatives, and an extensive knowledge of the manufacturing industries across Florida.

Active in the community, Julie’s previous and current commitments and accolades include: EDC Executive Board of Directors; 2012 Volunteer of the Year; current Chair of the EDC AVT Council; member of the Industry Council of the EDC; serving on the sub-committee to establish a Regional Manufacturing Association for Brevard County (MASC);  Current Treasurer of Space Coast HR Association;  Brevard Small Business Assistance Council (BSBAC) (current Chair), CareerSource Brevard E3 and Industry Advisory Committee, Manufacturing Association of Florida (MAF) Board of Directors; 2015 recipient of the Richard  L. McLaughlin Volunteer of the Year award presented by the Florida Economic Development Council for the East Central Region. 

Julie served on the FoundersForumBoard of Directors for ten years (Chair 2010-2012), and served on the VMA Board of Directors. She served as the 2014 Chair of BrevardWORKS, a political committee created to educate Brevard County citizens regarding the Ad Valorem Tax exemption program in advance ofacountywide referendum voted on November 4, 2014 which passed with the largest margin in over 20 years for Brevard County since the inception of the program.

Julie is also a partner in DRB Packaging, a manufacturing company in Rockledge, Florida specializing in custom packaging.

Facilities/Meeting Chairperson
Andrea Wilkinson
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College Relations Chairperson
Manuel (Manny) Rodriguez
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Throughout his career, Manny has worked with organizations across the globe, lending his expertise in behavioral science to make a difference in the workplace.  He is an accomplished practitioner in the field of Behavior Analysis, highly regarded by his customers, and colleagues alike.  Manny's experience spans various industries such as human services, nuclear power, government, oil and gas, transportation, telecommunications, banking, and chemical within the Fortune 1000.  Today, he focuses his time on bringing behavior analysis to executives and leaders through online learning, consulting, and training practitioners.

Manny is currently the Vice President of ABA Technologies, Inc, the business partner of the online ABA program at Florida Institute of technology.  in 2016, Manny launched Operant Leadership, the business consulting service branch of ABA Technologies.   

In 2016, Manny co authored with Dr. Daniel Sundberg and Shannon Biagi a four part book series titled OBM Applied!, a practical guide to implementing organizational behavior management.  In addition, Manny co authored with Dr. Paul Gavoni the book Quick Wins! Accelerating Accelerating School Transformation through Science, Engagement,and Leadership.  

In addition to his full time, Manny volunteers his time as the current President of the OBM Network, and as a member of the board of directors of the space coast human resource association, a chapter of the Society for HR Management.  

Webmaster Chairperson
Chrissy Council
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I have been in the HR field since 2001. I started out as an Part-Time HR Assistant just out of High School and worked my way up the ladder to an HR Manager/Consultant. During that time, while working full-time, I attended University of Central Florida full-time and obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. I also have my 2-15 Life, Health and Annuity License. I have experience with all aspects of HR; recruiting and onboarding, Benefits Administration, Union Negotiations, Training and Development, Employee Relations, and employee exits.

I currently work at Southeast Petro as the HR Manager. I have been with Southeast Petro since 2016. I have been a member of the Space Coast Human Resources Association since 2012 and SHRM since 2001. 

On my personal time, my husband and I love to travel. We have been to the Caribbean, Canada, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Belize, just to name a few. We absolutely enjoy learning about other cultures.

I am also an active member and on the board of the Space Coast Bowling Association. In my spare time, I work on a non-profit my best friend and I started, called Dream Makers of Brevard.

Membership Chairperson
Tony Southerlan
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early bird discounted 2017 membership paid 11/15

Workforce Chairperson
Naomi Coleman
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Diversity Chairperson
Connie Dunn
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Legislative Chairperson
Louis Wilson
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Marketing Chairperson
William (Bill) Korab
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Sponsor Chairperson
Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon
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Certification/Speaker Chairperson
Angie Griffin
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Social Media Chairperson
Caroline Magnolia
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Caroline Magnolia moved to Florida 5 months ago from California.  She worked in the craft beer industry for 10 plus years.  Passionate about people and helping others, the move to the staffing industry was a natural fit.  With encouragement from her family and friends, Caroline decided to take the leap and change careers into the staffing world.   She started working for TRC staffing services in January 2017.  In her free time she likes to support the community doing things like The Brevard Oyster Reef rebuild.  She also spends a lot of time with her sister, niece and new born nephew.  Grateful for the opportunity to help the Space Coast HR Association by serving on the board as the social media director.