Board of Directors

SCHRA Board Position Descriptions

Alan Bernstein, SHRM-SCP

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.

President Elect
Tracy Braley
Jennifer K Dickson

Jennifer is currently the Human Resources Manager at Aviara Boats 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 Aviara Boats, Jennifer worked as the Human Resources Manager at Merritt Island Boat Works/Ocean Alexander and previous to that she was the Human Resources Manager at Barn Light Electric Company.  Previous to that, Jennifer was employed by Wuesthoff Health System since 2000 where she held several positions, 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.

College Relations Chairperson
Kathy O'Neil

SPHR certified. MBA in Human Resources Management from Florida Tech.

Past SCHRA Treasurer and President. 

Webmaster Chairperson
Deb Janssen
Membership Chairperson
Suzanne Witenhafer

As owner of Proforma Arrow Solutions, Suzanne has served the HR community for nearly 20 years by solving problems and implementing labor-saving processes in support of 7 key areas:

  • Awards & Recognition
  • Communications & Morale
  • Education & Training
  • Recruitment & Retention
  • Uniforms & Logo’d Apparel
  • Workplace Health & Wellness
  • Workplace Safety & Security


“During the current pandemic we have provided vetted PPE, sanitizer, masks, branded face coverings, personalized lunch kits, and shipped work from home kits, Event-in-a-box, onboarding kits and comfort kits for employees who must quarantine away from home for a work assignment. I am here to be of service – you can reach me at 321-624-2822 (call or text) [email protected]”

Past SCHRA Treasurer

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

Julia is a Human Resources Generalist for Leonardo DRS and has been with the company since 2018. She holds a Bachelors degree in Human Resources Management and Business Administration, and is in the process of starting on her graduate studies. Growing up in Germany, Julia always loved experiencing various different cultures through her experiences with immigrants and her travels all around Europe and the US. As a military spouse, Julia continues to embrace diversity by meeting and supporting other spouses from all over the world. Religious, cultural and societal diversity are her passion and she has a history of volunteer work that contributed to the charity and equality of minority and diversity groups. 

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
Deb Janssen
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
Jessica Carraro
Social Media Chairperson
Nikki Larchar

Nikki Larchar, SHRM-CP, is a harassment prevention trainer, speaker, comic book author, HR nerd, and co-founder of Define the Line a company that is on a mission to eliminate harassment by empowering individuals to speak up, define their line, and spark change within their organizations. Nikki finds joy in engaging her audience with interactive activities and discussions to spark meaningful conversations. As the co-author of the comic book training tool, Define the Line, Nikki has created the harassment prevention training she wished she had when she entered the workforce. Define the Line's work has been featured nationally in media outlets such as NPR, SHRM, Workforce Magazine, HR Dive, and HR Bartender. When Nikki is not inspiring teams, you can find her serenading Disney songs to her dog while her husband tries to escape the beauty of her voice in their Cocoa, FL home.

SHRM Foundation Chairperson
Tracy Braley
Past President Chairperson
Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon

Mcshell Alvarez-Rivon has been employed with Paragon Plastics LLC for one year.  She is currently the HR Manager for Paragon. She has vast experience in payroll and all HR aspects.  Previously she was with FAAC International, Inc. (formerly named Magnetic Automation) for over 18 years and was the HR Manager for North America. She has been active with SHRM for the past 10 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  was also the SHRM Ambassador. She is now the President of SCHRA and will be moving to Past-President in 2020. She enjoys her time working with the board and the members and feels that the organziation offers many benefits to the community. She is also a SHRM member. I am very excited to continue to be a part of this HR Professional Development organization.