INFORMED. CONNECTED. INFLUENTIAL.
HRAGC is proud to recognize its amazing members for all that they do. In recognition of their substantial efforts, HRAGC instituted two recognition programs- The HRAGC Impact Award and The HRAGC League of Legends. Learn more below about the HRAGC League of Legends and its inductees below.
The HRAGC League of Legends recognizes individuals with longevity of association with HRAGC, who have demonstrated an unyielding commitment and provided extraordinary service to the organization. Inductees demonstrate the following actions during their membership tenure:
- Actively sought to advance the membership or awareness of HRAGC
- Served as a driving force for engaging and developing HR Professionals
- Volunteered their time in a leadership capacity on committees, the Board, or special project(s)
- Contributed their expertise or services to HRAGC programs and/or HRAGC Members
HRAGC Member since 2012
For over 20 years, Elena has been a human resource professional. During her career, she has worked at SNHU, Catholic Medical Center, Northeast Delta Dental, and The NHHEAF Network. She is a senior professional who has applied her HR competencies within recruitment, training and development, total rewards (payroll and benefits), employee relations, leadership development, change and leadership transition management. Her colleagues have credited her with being a strategic leader who has employed those competencies enabling her to be a major contributor in assisting the organization in achieving its strategic initiatives which in the past year included a major transition of her current employer’s business model.
Elena has taken an active role in the SHRM affiliated chapter HRAGC. She became a member of the Membership Committee immediately and transitioned to the Chair of the committee shortly thereafter. For nine years (2014-2023), she served as a board member- progressing from Director to Vice President, President, and Past President. She has been an active member of the Leadership Development Committee focusing on recruiting, training, and cultivating committee, board, and future leaders of the organization. During her tenure as President, HRAGC was recognized with PLATINUM Chapter status as well as SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion. In her capacity as Past President, Elena also served on the Granite State HR Council, taking an active role in support of the council’s initiatives and being liaison to HRAGC, bringing back information and knowledge to the chapter.
Elena demonstrates as unyielding commitment and provides extraordinary service to HRAGC at every level on an ongoing basis. She continues to serve HRAGC as our expert on all technology needs. She’s an active member of her community and a staunch supporter of HRAGC and SHRM throughout NH. Elena exemplifies what we all aspire to be professionally. She is most worthy of this recognition. Elena is a Living Legend and is our 2023 League of Legends Honoree.
During her 25 year + career in Human Resources she has worked in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New Hampshire. She is a senior professional who has applied her HR competencies within recruitment, training and development, employee relations, leadership development, conflict resolution, change and leadership transition management.
Kathy has taken an active role in HRAGC. She served as a board officer – progressing through Vice President, President and as past president. She has been an active member of the Leadership Development committee focusing on recruiting, training, and cultivating committee, board and future leaders of the organization. During her tenure as President, HRAGC was recognized with PLATINUM Chapter status as well as SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion and SHRM Chapter Membership Superstar.
Kathy has been an active member of her community. She has been involved with the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains since 2007 serving in several capacities including Community Product Sale Coordinator and Troup Leader. She served on the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region HR Committee providing expertise and guidance navigating HR related issues.
Kathy has been an advocate and champion for HRAGC encouraging HR professionals to consider membership in the organization. Kathy continues to be a resource to HRAGC members and has willingly given of her time and talent to mentor them.
For over 20 years Mara has been a human resource professional working in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. She has been an advocate of lifelong learning and has engaged in such to better serve her employees and colleagues. Mara was recognized by the NH Union Leader as one of the 40 Under Forty Award Recipients in March 2011. She was also, recognized by the HR State Council of NH in September 2012 as the Outstanding Volunteer of the Year.
Mara has taken an active role in HRAGC. She joined the board shortly after becoming a member. She was board president twice, first during the 2010-2011 program year and most recently during the 2019-2020 program year. During her tenure as President (2019-2020), HRAGC was recognized with PLATINUM Chapter status as well as SHRM Foundation Chapter Champion. Mara has always stepped up to assist HRAGC when needed. She did not hesitate to accept the President’s nomination in 2019 as the organization was undergoing a restructuring. She has always agreed to provide mentorship to less seasoned members; she stepped up in 2021-2022 to chair the finance committee during a time of major transition; and she agreed to serve again as a board member in 2022. Mara has been an incredible resource for HRAGC.
Mara has been an active member of the community. She has been involved in various volunteer groups. She has served on the Central NH Boys & Girls Club HR committee. Mara has been supportive the HRAGC Community Relations efforts and especially as a career development resource.
Mara has been an advocate and champion for HRAGC encouraging HR professionals to consider membership in the organization. Mara continues to be a resource to HRAGC members and has willingly given of her time and talent to mentor them.