Board of Directors

SCHRA Board Position Descriptions

President
Laurie Davis
Bio:

Laurie Davis is our current President of the Space Coast Human Resource Association. She has served as the membership chair and marketing chair in the past. Laurie is currently the Human Resource Manager at EMF, Inc. in Merritt Island, Florida. She has held her SPHR since 2007. Laurie has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix as well as a certification in Industry Management from the University of Southern California.

Laurie has had an active career in grocery/retail management and manufacturing, at one point Laurie was a Vice President of Human Resources and Operations. Laurie enjoys developing people, creating new business concepts and processes as well as enhancing the HR community in Brevard County.

President Elect
Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon
Bio:

Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon has been employed with FAAC International, Inc. (formerly named Magnetic Automation) for over 15 years. She is currently the HR Manager for North America. She has vast experience in payroll and the HR aspects.  She has been active with SHRM for the past five years and obtained her PHR in 2014. She has volunteered on various boards for her children's high school as well as Secretary for other organizations. She has served as the Secretary and the Sponsor Chair for SCHRA and last year was also the SHRM Ambassador. She is also a SHRM member. I am very excited to continue to be a part of this HR Professional Development organization.

Secretary
Jennifer Dickson
Bio:

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
Bio:

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.

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
Bio:

Andrea, a lifelong Brevardian, is currently the Corporate Human Resource Manager at Beyel Brothers, Inc., and Rockledge Country Club. She is a past President of SCHRA for five years. Her current role is Meeting & Facilities Chair. She is a graduate of BCC and Barry University. Before joining Beyel Brothers, Andrea was employed by Gannett for 33 years. She has been actively involved with many charities and fundraising activities throughout the years, including The Salvation Army, The Alzheimer’s Association, The American Cancer Society Relay for Life, The Haven for Children, and Rockledge Rotary’s Annual Derby Day, among many others. Andrea has two grown sons, Robert Jr. and Jake. She resides in Cocoa, with her husband, Robert.

College Relations Chairperson
Naomi Coleman
Bio:

Naomi is the Military Education Director at Keiser University’s Patrick AFB Campus. She received her undergraduate degree in Workforce Education and Development from Southern Illinois University and her graduate degree in Management and Leadership from Webster University. Her professional background includes 9 years in education. Prior to joining the education industry she worked for the Department of Defense and is also an Air Force veteran. Naomi currently resides with her family in Melbourne, FL. and enjoys playing tennis in her spare time.

Webmaster Chairperson
Chrissy Council
Bio:

I have been in the HR field since 2001. I started out as a Part-Time HR Assistant just out of High School and worked my way up the ladder to an HR Manager/Consultant. I attended University of Central Florida 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
Kristin R. Caldwell
Bio:

Kris enjoyed being part of a global HR team for a communications company, Enghouse, and being an “HR department of one” at a software engineering company, NetBoss Technologies.  Earlier, she worked at Harris Corp. for 11 years in several roles, including as a training coordinator.  There are several people in Brevard County with the same name, and at least two have been at Harris Corp.  Currently, Kris is looking for a new HR role.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Notary Public in Florida. 

With the Space Coast EV Drivers club, Kris enjoys volunteering at community events, to show and talk about electric plug-in vehicles and how they are being used for daily driving. 

Kris lives in Viera with her husband, their teenage son and their shelter dog.   

Diversity Chairperson
Connie Dunn
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Legislative Chairperson
Louis Wilson
Bio:

Louis D. Wilson is an HR attorney and partner in the Melbourne office of Ford & Harrison, where he regularly advises and assists employers on day-to-day labor and employment law matters.  Louis also frequently represents employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in cases involving breach of contract, discrimination, wage/hour and whistleblower claims.  Throughout his career Louis has worked closely with clients involved in the healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and retail industries, as well as multiple public employers and government contractors.  He is also a member of Ford & Harrison’s Global Legal Services, Healthcare and Restaurants practice groups. 

Marketing Chairperson
Taryn McGee
Bio:

Taryn has been in the HR Industry for a few years now and has held various roles in Human Resources. She was previously an HR Manager with a local company here in Brevard, and she has held other HR roles such as Technical Recruiter, HR Coordinator, and HR Generalist. She is currently working  for Liberty IT Solutions in Melbourne, Fl. as their HR Anlayst. Taryn is also in school with the goal of obtaining her Master's in Human Resources and Employment Relations.

Taryn was born in Houston, Texas, but has lived in Brevard County for most of her life. She graduated from Satellite High School and then the University of Central Florida. Taryn currently resides in Merritt Island along with her 4 children. Having been a long time resident of Brevard County, she loves anything in or around water. Some of hers hobbies include fishing, boating, surfing, or just relaxing on the beach.

Certification/Speaker Chairperson
Angie Griffin
Bio:

Angela has over 20 years’ experience in the field of workforce development. Her former position as Career Center Manager for Goodwill Industries, Job Connection Center, Rockledge, FL afforded her the ability to work with diverse populations. In addition, she created strong bonds within the Brevard County non-profit community, serving as past president of Space Coast Technical Network, a board member for the Brevard County Re-entry program and donating her time and resources for additional volunteer efforts in the community.

Angela attended Arizona Western College, Yuma Arizona and completed Career Development Certification at the University of Tennessee College of Social work in Nashville, TN.

She currently resides in Suntree, FL with her husband, of 38 years, Michael.

The couple enjoys traveling the globe; being an avid traveler Angela is enjoying her new career as a Cruise and Vacation Consultant through Expedia CruiseShipCenters, Space Coast.

Social Media Chairperson
Caroline Magnolia
Bio:

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.

Past President Chairperson
Valarese Poole
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