CTHRMA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chapter officers’ nominations and their election shall occur each August at a regular meeting. Annually a President-Elect shall be nominated and elected. The President-Elect position upon completion of one year term automatically moves to President, which is a one year term. Upon completion of one year term as President, President moves to Past President, one year term. Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected for two year terms. Nominations for Treasurer shall be made in odd numbered years and nominations for Secretary shall be made in even numbered years. Staggered elections allow for continuity within the board from year to year. The current elected officers are noted below.
PRESIDENT - JODY ASKINS
Jody Askins is a Director of Workforce Education for the Business and Continuing Education Division at Temple College. The majority of Jody’s career has been in training and professional development; she has also served in a human resource management role in a global corporate environment. She has a Master’s degree from Mary Hardin Baylor, and has maintained her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) from the Association of Talent Development since 2012.
Jody’s passionate about personal and professional growth!
PRESIDENT ELECT - STEPHANIE BRANHAM, SHRM-SCP
Stephanie Branham is the Human Resources Manager of Allumed, Inc. She handles all HR duties for both locations, in Temple and Grand Prairie, to include recruiting employees, composing and maintaining policies, administering benefit programs, responding to employee concerns, and handling unemployment cases. She has been employed with the company since 2002, during which time she has also managed the Accounts Receivable Department, all company contracts, and assistance in accreditation compliance.
Stephanie graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology. More recently, she attended the inaugural Human Resource Management Academy through Temple College in order to prepare for the first round of testing for the new SHRM certification exams. She obtained her SHRM-SCP credentials in July of 2015. Soon after receiving the passing results of the exam, Stephanie was chosen as one of forty-nine participants globally to attend a five day rapid item writing workshop in Washington, D.C. with members of SHRM and Prometric. Participation in that workshop resulted in the construction of hundreds of multiple choice and situational judgment items for future SHRM-SCP and SHRM-CP exams. Since that opportunity, she has been requested by SHRM to continue to assist with exam projects, including technical item review, bias/ cultural sensitivity review, and content validity review.
In addition to her board role with CTHRMA, Stephanie is also a member of Leadership Temple’s class of 2020 through the Temple Chamber of Commerce, the President of the Belton Council of PTA’s, and Parliamentarian of a Belton Elementary School PTA. Stephanie is also in the finalization process of publishing a children’s book on punctuation. This will be her first book in a “Grammar is Fun!” series.
Stephanie has two children who are very active in extracurricular activities.
SECRETARY - CINTHIA GARCIA
MEMBERSHIP CHAIR - ANNA MUSLIN
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR / WEBMASTER - AMY HAYES, PHR, SHRM-CP
Amy Hayes is currently the Director of Benefits for Temple Independent School District in Temple, TX. She is an experienced Human Resources (HR) professional with over 16 years in the field. She received her degree in Human Resources Management from Tarleton State University, earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) in 2009 and her SHRM-CP from SHRM in 2015.
Amy has worked in all areas of HR to include, but not limited to: Employee Relations, Staffing and Recruitment, Leadership and Employee Development, Benefits/Compensation, and Training/Performance Development.
Amy is passionate about helping businesses make the most of their resources and talent and helping employees make the most of their role in the organization.
SOCIAL MEDIA CHAIR - AMANDA EADS
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CHAIR - SHIMIKA BURK
PROGRAM CHAIR - HEIDI POWELL
COLLEGE RELATIONS CHAIR - JULIE ESCAMILLA
CONFERENCE CHAIR - APPLE FULTON
CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR - JULIE RODRIGUEZ
PAST PRESIDENT - APRIL METCALF
April Metcalf currently serves as the Human Resource Manager for Emerson Construction in Temple. With over 20 years’ experience in Human Resources, and over 9 years with Emerson Construction, April has held positions responsible for recruiting, benefits and compensation, employee relations, operational excellence, strategic planning, as well as training/performance development. April is very passionate about Human Resources and ensuring that we provide value to our internal customers.
April is currently finishing up her Bachelor of Science, Business - Human Resource Management and was able to obtain her SHRM-SCP credentials in May of 2019. April also currently serves as a Co-Director – Membership for the TX SHRM chapter.