Board of Directors

SCHRA Board Position Descriptions

Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon

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.

President Elect
Alan Bernstein

Alan brings more than 20 years of diverse professional experience in global staffing and Human Resources.  He is the President of HR Office Savers Inc., a human resources consulting firm that provides employment advisory solutions to small businesses and individuals in the areas of staffing, compliance, and employee relations. Prior to starting his own business, Alan held a series of HR positions of increased scope and responsibility at Harris Corporation, Honeywell International, GTSI Corp, and Verizon Wireless.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Buffalo and is Six Sigma Green Belt Certified.

Jennifer K Dickson

Jennifer is currently the Human Resources Manager at Merritt Island Boat Works/Ocean Alexander in Merritt Island Florida.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida as well as a Master of Education in Human Resource Development from Drexel University.  Before joining Merritt Island Boat Works, Jennifer worked as the Human Resources Manager at Barn Light Electric Company, and previous to that, Jennifer was employed by Wuesthoff Health System since 2000 where she held several jobs, but her last ten years was as Payroll Manager.  Jennifer resides in Indian Harbour Beach with her daughter who attends Eastern Florida State College. 

Julie Song

Julie Song is the President of Florida Business & Manufacturing Solutions, Inc. (FLBMS) brings over 20 years’ experience helping manufacturers and high technology companies increase productivity and grow smarter. Her focus on assisting small and medium–sized companies transform their businesses into high performing, globally competitive enterprises is what drives the mission of FLBMS. Through her prior leadership positions, Julie is well versed in the intricacies of training and certification programs and makes recommendations to ensure company success. Her creative approach has been honed through project management roles with a statewide manufacturing partnership initiative 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 – currently serving as Secretary; 2012 Volunteer of the Year; EDC AVT Council Chair; Member/Chair of the EDC Industry Council; Founding member Regional Manufacturing Association for Brevard County (MASC) Current Chair;  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 is also a partner in DRB Packaging, a manufacturing company in Rockledge, Florida specializing in custom packaging.

Facilities/Meeting Chairperson
Andrea Wilkinson

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.

Webmaster Chairperson
Chrissy Council

Chrissy has been in the HR field since 2001. She started out as a Part-Time HR Assistant just out of High School and worked her way up the ladder to an HR Manager/Consultant. She attended the University of Central Florida and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She also has her 2-15 Life, Health and Annuity License. She has experience with all aspects of HR; recruiting and onboarding, Benefits Administration, Union Negotiations, Training and Development, Employee Relations, and employee exits. Chrissy currently works at Southeast Petro as the HR Manager since 2016. She has been a member of the Space Coast Human Resources Association since 2012 and SHRM since 2001. On her personal time, she and her husband love to travel. In her spare time, she works on a non-profit she and her best-friend started, called Dream Makers of Brevard; that promotes kids to pursue their dreams.

Membership Chairperson
Kristin R. Caldwell

Kris Caldwell is the Contracts Coordinator for Saalex Corporation, which provides engineering and IT solutions, including federal contracts.  She specializes in the Concord Contract Management Platform (SaaS).  Previously, she was part of a global HR team for a technology company, Enghouse, and being an “HR department of one” in a software engineering company, NetBoss Technologies. Kris worked at Harris Corp. in several roles, including as a training coordinator.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, and is a Notary Public in Florida. 

Workforce Readiness Chairperson
Foy Staley

Foy, a Program Manager/Training Specialist, at CareerSource Brevard, is currently implementing a new Soft Skills Pilot Program for career seekers. With a B.A. in Theatre, she recently received a dual Master’s Degree in HR Management/Management-Leadership from Webster University. While overseeing the training program at all three career centers, Foy is focused on recruiting eligible individuals that will benefit from soft skills in the workplace. While doing outreach and presentations for the community, she is also concentrating on being proactive in an awareness campaign for employers and business partners in Brevard. Foy’s focus on training & development comes from her diverse background and although Foy does not have the traditional route to HR, she believes all of her unique professional experiences have only added to her understanding that human capital is the single most valuable resource in the workplace.

Diversity Chairperson
Julia Williford

Diversity is in Julia’s make-up. Not only is she a native German, but Julia had the unique opportunity to grow up with various cultures and learned quickly to assimilate and appreciate others. She began her HR career by recruiting and conducting full cycle onboarding for agencies in 2013. In 2017, Julia and her husband who is in the Air Force packed up and moved to Brevard County. She immediately jumped in with both feet working at CareerSource Brevard, where once again her ability to adapt to a new environment and share her multi-cultural background lended itself to help diverse career seekers find educational programs and assist them in landing jobs. Although she technically completed her Bachelors in International Business Management in Germany, only a few of her credits had transferred. However, Julia, who enjoys being a student  in a different country and will complete her B.A. with a major in HR Management in early 2019. Along with giving back to the community, Julia hopes to bring fresh and innovative ideas to SCHRA.

Legislative Chairperson
R. Michelle Tatum

Michelle Tatum is a partner with FordHarrison.  Michelle concentrates her practice on representing management in employment matters. Michelle defends companies in a broad range of employment and labor disputes, including cases involving allegations of discrimination based on age, race, color, national origin, disability, sex, and religion, sexual and racial harassment, retaliation, fraud, defamation, negligent supervision and retention, and breach of contract.  She also handles claims involving the FLSA, FMLA, and the WARN Act. She represents employers in a variety of industries, including construction, medical practices, management, insurance, and not-for-profit organizations.   Prior to joining FordHarrison, Michelle served as a judicial staff attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida, where she oversaw the operation of the Criminal Division.

Michelle served on the University of North Florida Alumni Board of Directors from 2008 through 2016, serving as Secretary/Treasurer (2012), Vice President (2013), President (2014-2015), and Immediate Past President (2016).  As part of her role as President, Michelle served as an Ex-Officio member of UNF’s Foundation Board, gave several graduation commencement speeches, and awarded funds raised by the Board to UNF’s first generation scholarship fund.  Michelle currently serves on the University of North Florida Athletic Director Cabinet.

Marketing Chairperson
Kimberly Ashley

Kimberly is currently a Senior HR Business Partner with RGNext. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Barry University and holds SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and HRPM certifications.  Kimberly has been active in HR for many years and was previously the HR Manager for BarCharts, Inc. in Boca Raton, FL.  She is a current member of both SCHRA and SBSHRM.  She was the 2005 Communications Chair for HRPBC, in West Palm Beach, after being a member for several years.  Kimberly is active in her community volunteering and supporting various charities including Hart for Horses, Toys for Tots, The American Cancer Society, and the South Brevard Sharing Center.  She also serves on the Student Advisory Council for Kennedy Middle School.  Kimberly loves working in HR and making a positive impact in all areas of her life.

Sponsor Chairperson
Linda Radencic

Linda Radencic is the Business Development Manager for Spherion Staffing. Linda and her team consider themselves the Job Match Makers.   She is very involved in the community and enjoys connecting people so it doesn’t feel like a job. She is always recruiting for companies that understand how Spherion can play an important role in helping match candidates to companies for critical projects or roles without placing undue stress on human resource departments. Spherion has unique offerings tailored to specific industries to further save time, money and increase retention in this shrinking workforce. Linda has been attending the SCHRA meetings for more than two years since she relocated to Melbourne from Scottsdale, Az. and currently serves as Sponsorship Chair. She brings many years of banking customer service, operations, sales, leadership and management experience to the staffing industry.   She is also the proud aunt to her two nieces and two nephews in Cleveland, Ohio, and furry nephews here in Florida.

Certification/Speaker Chairperson
Avery Plavin

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Past President Chairperson
Laurie Davis

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.