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About SCHRA

    Our Mission

    Our mission is to be the recognized regional leader and voice of Human Resource Management and to provide quality services to our members.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is a non-profit, individual membership association for human resource professionals. It was founded in 1948 by a group of human resource professionals who predicted the future complexities of the then emerging profession.

    Today, SHRM serves over 100,000 members. Members have the option of affiliating through a network of over 400 professional or more than 200 student chapters. The largest professional association in the world devoted exclusively to human resource management, SHRM is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, a short distance from the nation's capital.

    Our History

    Celebrating 75 Years!

    The Stark County Human Resources Association was formed in 1946.

    From Our President

    To my fellow colleagues of the SCHRA community,

    I am happy to serve both our surrounding communities, and you, my professional HR community in this exciting 2021 year. As we all know first-hand, 2020 introduced us to many new predicaments that we all have had to learn how to navigate through together. Although it may be true that many things have changed indefinitely, one thing that remains the same is our SCHRA mission. We will continue to strive to be the leader and voice of HR Management without losing the quality we provide as an organization.

    I seek to continue to offer a Human Resources home base, where HR professionals can network and engage with each other, support one another in our journeys throughout our HR life and career, and be especially open to new ideas and projects that will implement our new paths as we maintain our unbaiting services to all our members. I agree with our former President, Eric Hajek, that it is crucial our programming should provide collaborative, educational, and social opportunities. As a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Director, I have had to think outside the box on how to be inclusive for all persons in an infinite and ever evolving manner. I understand that we must be trailblazers in making sure we all receive and are given the same level of information and support, regardless of the avenue we choose to take.

    I am happy to work in correlation with our Board of Directors and we will all do our due diligence in providing you with the best possible opportunities during your SCHRA membership.

    Let us take the reins on 2021 and continue to collaborate on how to be the best version of ourselves, both personally and professionally. My ‘door’ is always open, should you ever need to contact me I will assist to the best of my abilities.

    “Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” – Shiv Khera

    Lisa Johnson BSN, RN, CDP

    Chapter President