To empower and educate HR and business professionals at all levels to execute strategic business objectives through mentoring, professional development, and networking opportunities.
To align human resources as a strategic business partner in organizations by leading & increasing HR competency and business acumen.
In achieving the vision and mission of this organization, there will be no discrimination in membership or Association activities because of race, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, marital status, citizenship status or any other lawfully protected status.
Over 100 years of supporting and promoting the human resources profession.
The Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA) is the largest human resources professional association in western Pennsylvania that provides best-in-class networking and professional development through conferences, webinar, training, SHRM certification preparation, SHRM & HRCI re-certification, and more.
As a SHRM-affiliated chapter, we partner with SHRM to provide our members with access to the most relevant resources and information that shape the HR profession.
Founded at the turn of the twentieth century, the PHRA began as a chapter of the National Association of Corporate Schools (NACS), which promoted vocational education in the industry. As the chapter expanded in scope, the name changed to the National Personnel Association in 1922. Continuing its transition, the name later changed again to the American Management Association. Subsequently, the Pittsburgh chapter broke away from the national group and formed the Pittsburgh Personnel Association, operating for many years under this name. In an effort to better reflect the advancement of the profession, the organization became known as the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association in 1998.
Governed by a Board of Directors with operations and strategy implementation managed by its staff, the PHRA equips the human resources professional to bring value to a company’s organizational strategy with the goal of growing a vibrant workforce that builds and maintains western Pennsylvania’s economic development.
Board of Directors
Janet Manuel, SHRM-CP|PHR
City of Pittsburgh, Director, Human Resources & Civil Service and EEO/Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Key Leadership LLC., Leadership Consultant
Kori Amos, SHRM-CP|PHR
Past President & Nominating Chair
Zero Model, Director of Human Resources
Daniel Corkum, SHRM-CP|PHR|CCP
VP/Membership, Diversity & College Relations
Bayer Corporation, Compensation Advisor
Kristine Irwin, MBA
Pittsburgh Mercy, HR Recruiting Specialist
Forms+Surfaces, Director, Recruiting & Human Resources
Lisa Petro, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
Monongahela Valley Hospital, Inc., Director of HR
SurgePoint HR Direct, President
Alan Bolyard Jr., CSCP|CCP|GRP
Mario Bordogna, Esq.
Clark Hill, PLC, Attorney
Kristina Conner, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
PPG, Global HR Partner, Corporate Functions
Justifacts, Sales Manager
Amy Hanrahan, SHRM-CP
True Sense Marketing, Human Resources Business Partner
Tiffany Jenca, Esq.
Cozen O'Conner, Attorney
Mariah Passarelli, Esq.
Cozen O'Connor, Attorney
Edgar Snyder & Associates, HR Director
Highmark Health, Vice President, HR Service Operations
Brenda Thoma, PHR
NTT Security, HR Business Partner
Chair, Communications/Social Media
The Leadership Quest, Marketing Director
Julie Linnelli, SHRM-SCP|SPHR
Sigma Resources, Director of Human Resources & Operations
Danine Miller, SHRM-CP
Co-Chair, Membership, Diversity & College Relations
Nesco Resource, Senior Recruiter
Danielle Mundekis, SHRM-CP
Chair, Learning & Professional Development
Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, Office Manager