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President - Heather Ballard, MLRHR


City of Willoughby

One Public Square, Willoughby, Ohio 44094


Work: 440-953-7962

Cell: 440-382-2629



Heather has been working for the City of Willoughby as the HR Administrator since 2015. Prior to that, she worked as the Human Resources Assistant for the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood, as well as holding various other HR positions in the private sector before transitioning to public. She has a Bachelor’s of Science of Business Administration with a specialization in human resources from Bowling Green State University and obtained her Masters of Labor Relations/Human Resources from Cleveland State University in December of 2012. Heather completed the Signature Program with Leadership Lake County and is a proud member of THE Best Class, Class of 2017.


Immediate Past President / Treasurer- Monica Kelley, SHRM-SCP


EIS, Inc.
37111 Euclid Avenue, Suite F, Willoughby, OH  44094


Work:  440-918-0140 x 123



Since 2013, Monica Kelley has been the Director of Human Resources for Exodus Integrity Services, Inc. (EIS), a leader in IT consulting, contingent and direct hire staffing.  Prior roles include Compensation Manager for a large Cleveland law firm and the Human Resources Director for a distribution company. Throughout her 20+ years career in Human Resources, Monica has held several voluntary and leadership roles in the Society for Human Resources Management. She has also dedicated her free time to various charitable agencies including the United Way, American Red Cross and the Lake County Humane Society. She passed the PHR exam in 2000, and the SHRM-SCP in 2016.  Monica has received several degrees from higher education institutions including John Carroll University, Cleveland State University and Lakeland Community College.


President Elect/Certification Director - Patty Schenker  PHR, SHRM-CP


Solon Manufacturing Company

425 Center  Street, Chardon, Ohio 44024


Work: 440-279-4566

Cell: 814-602-4419



Patty has over 20 years of progressive Human Resources experience in diverse manufacturing environments.  Patty is currently the Human Resources Manager at Solon Manufacturing, a premier engineered source of Belleville spring washers and industrial pressure switches located in Chardon, Ohio.  Prior to Solon, she was an HR Generalist/Payroll and Recruiter at Fusion Inc. in Willoughby, Ohio.  Patty earned her designations of PHR in 2008 and SHRM-CP in 2015.


VP of Membership - Cheritta Stewart



7300 Industrial Park Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060


Work: 440-946-9424

Cell: 440-667-6415




Cheritta works as an Accountant/HR Manager at Dyna Flex, Inc.  She has been with the company since 2018.  Prior to that, she worked as the Office Manager, Account Specialist, and Recruiter at Infinity Resources, Inc. Cheritta has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting obtained in 2007 and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organizational Development (HROD) obtained in 2013 from Eastern Michigan University.



VP of Public Relations - Anna Nocera


MUM, Industries

8989 Tyler Blvd., Mentor, Ohio 44060


Work: 440-269-8177 Ext. 237 / 



Anna has over 15 years’ experience in Human Resources in multiple industries. Anna is currently the Corporate Human Resources Manager for MUM Industries, the parent company to a group of diverse manufacturers, and oversees both Ohio and California locations. Prior to MUM, Anna worked in Healthcare as the Director of Human Resources for Heartland of Mentor. She was also part of Target’s growth into Northeastern Ohio, as the Human Resources District Resources. Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication and Marketing, as well as a certificate of Multi-Media Advertisement. She was a 2015 Lake/Geauga SHRM Certification Scholarship Award winner and received her SHRM-SCP in December of 2015.


Secretary - Megan Sattler



555 Lakeshore Blvd Painesville, OH 44077


Work: 440-350-1003 /

Cell: 440-342-3903



Megan is currently working at Laketran as a Payroll and Finance Specialist, previously as then Human Resource Specialist. Prior to Laketran she worked as an account specialist - HRIS for Lake Metroparks in Concord, Ohio and as the Operations Manager for Air Equipment Rental in Concord Twp., Ohio. Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Lake Erie College in 2016

 VP of Legislation - Jeremy Iosue


Harvey|Abens|Iosue Co., LPA

3404 Lorain Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113


Work: 216-765-1901 



Jeremy Iosue has extensive experience in labor relations, employment defense, and day-to-day employment counsel. In particular, Mr. Iosue has worked as a management side labor and employment attorney for public sector entities and private companies. Further, Mr. Iosue has worked with dozens of entities including small and large corporations, Cities and other Municipalities, County Sheriffs, County Commissioners, and Public Libraries. Mr. Iosue primarily operates as the lead labor negotiator and employment defense counsel for these organizations. Along with leading labor negotiations, he has defended clients from employment law suits and administrative claims, including discrimination, harassment and wage/hour claims.


In addition, he has helped these entities in preparing or updating the full array of HR services including policies and procedures, position descriptions, and supervisor training programs. Prior to the formation of Harvey |Abens|Iosue, Jeremy was an HR Director, most recently for University Hospitals. 

Jeremy received his B.B.A. in Management and Labor Relations from Cleveland State University. He also earned his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio.  Super Lawyers Magazine Named Mr. Iosue a “Rising Star” in 2014.

  Hospitality Chair - Sydney Mapes

PCC Airfoils

1338 E. 289th Street, Wickliffe, Ohio 44092


Work: 440-944-1880



Sydney is currently the Human Resource Administrator at PCC Airfoils, SMP plant in Wickliffe, Ohio. She has been with the company since September of 2019. Sydney received her Bachelors in Organizational Leadership from Cleveland State University in 2019. She began interning with LGA SHRM in June of 2018. She is excited and ready to take on her new role in the HR

  Newsletter Chair - Kathy Lucha

Austin Powder Co.

25800 Science Park Drive, Ste 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44122


Work: 216-896-6015

Cell: 216-704-9623



Kathy has over 20 years of comprehensive Human Resources experience.  Kathy is currently the Manager of Employee Relations, HR Policies and Compliance at Austin Powder.  Previously, Kathy was the HR Director at The Tranzonic Companies.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and Business Administration Degree in Marketing from John Carroll University.  Kathy earned her HR Certification of PHR in 2008 and SHRM-CP in 2015.

  Sponsorship Chair - Rachel Passick

xperisIT, a division of Manpower

6000 Lombardo Ct. #400, Seven Hills, OH 44131


Work: 216-901-8623



Rachel's foray in the HR world began when she pursued a career in the field of talent acquisition in 2018, where she discovered that people are her true passion. She started her new role as a Business Development Manager for ExperisIT, a division of ManpowerGroup, in February. She is also pursuing various HR certifications.

  Community Relations Director - Tom Brew Jr.

Britton Gallagher

1375 E. 9th Street, 30th Floor, Cleveland, OH 44114


Work: 216-658-7847 /

Cell: 440-867-3104



Tom has over 10 years of experience supporting corporate client’s workforce strategies and advises Human Resources through employee benefits and wellness.  Since early 2018, he has been with Britton Gallagher, a leader in the insurance brokerage space.  Tom partners with clients to help them actively manage and understand health risks, provides insurance products and service solutions to enhance benefits packages and protect employee well-being.  Tom is a 2008 graduate from Case Western Reserve University, WELCOA Faculty Member and Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist. In 2018, Tom was recognized as Rising Star in Advising by Employee Benefits Adviser.


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