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ANGIE BOND, president     

Angie Bond currently serves as the Total Compensation Manager for Metro.  Angie worked for the City of Hillsboro in Human Resources for 19 years prior to making her move to Metro.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University and comes from a family of public servants.

She has taken on the role of IPMA Board Member to help grow the Human Resources field in the Portland regional area.  Angie has spent the last 18 years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life where she held the position of Chair for the Relay for Life of Hillsboro for 6 years.  She is passionate about finding a cure for cancer and honoring those who have battled and lost their fight to cancer.  She has also volunteered for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for 6 years in various roles. 

NICHOLE BIECHLER, VICE PRESIDENT

 Nichole Biechler, MBA, SHRM-CP, IPMA,CP has been the Human Resources Director for Wasco County for the last six and   a half years. Prior to that, Nichole has held several HR leadership positions in the private, public and non-profit sector(s).   With a decade of experience in Human Resources, Nichole enjoys mentoring HR professionals where she shares her   knowledge and passion for HR. 

 Nichole holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Oregon University and an MBA from Marylhurst University.   She also holds a certificate in Human Resource Management from Portland State University. She is certified as a Senior   Certified Professional from IPMA-HR as well as a Certified Professional from SHRM. Nichole is an active member in her   community when it comes to educating and consulting on human resource related topics. She founded the Columbia   Gorge Human Resource Professionals networking group in 2016, as well as her own human resource consulting business,   It's All a Little Grey, LLC. Nichole enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, music, exploring new restaurants and   breweries and giving back to her local community.

DEBRA BULLARD, TREASURER

Debra Bullard, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, is Human Resources and Risk Manager at the City of Tualatin.  In addition to her HR generalist responsibilities, Debra is also responsible for risk management, property and liability insurance, and safety. Debra earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Business Administration and Business Management from the University of Phoenix and has received her Master’s in Liberal Studies - Human Resource Management through Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 


DOUG DETLING, SECRETARY   

Doug Detling, IPMA-SCP, currently serves as Chairman of the seven-member Board of the HRA VEBA Trust, a three-state health benefits trust serving more than 50,000 local government participants in Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Doug was elected to the HRA VEBA Board in March 2005, and has served as its Board Chairman since September 2009. He served as Human Resources Director for the City of Medford from January 2000 until retiring in September 2013. Doug has more than 40 years’ public service to State and local governments in California and Oregon. He currently is Chief Examiner for the Civil Service Commission of Jackson County Fire District #3.

Doug has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley. He has several years’ experience as a newspaper reporter, has edited numerous publications for state and local agencies, and has extensive experience in web-based communications.

Doug is a Life Member of the International City/County Management Association, and an Emeritus Member of IPMA-HR. He is an active genealogist and member of numerous family societies in the United States and Germany. He is a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Providence Medical Group in Medford, and serves on the City of Eagle Point Neighborhood Enhancement Commission.

BRANDI LEOS, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT 

Brandi Leos IPMA-SCP, PHR, is the Human Resources Director for the City of Milwaukie.  Through traditional employment, consulting work, and volunteerism, Brandi has supported a variety of cities, counties, and districts throughout Oregon.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Human Resources and has served on the NW Public Employees Diversity Conference planning committee. Brandi has testified in a handful of interest arbitration hearings as an expert compensation witness for strike-prohibited union negotiations. Brandi has a passion for labor and employee relations and prides herself of finding creative solutions to workplace problems.

After becoming a chapter member with the IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter in 2014, she joined the board in 2015 and was elected as an officer in 2018.

A life-long Oregonian, Brandi enjoys spending time outdoors any time of the year.



Board of directors 


NANCY BODEN-ROKUS

Nancy Boden Rokus has 22 years of experience in the Human Resources field. She currently works for the City of Beaverton for past 7 years with a focus on Benefits and Wellness. She has two Human Resources certifications – Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP). She has served as Secretary for two board of directors and as a board member for 8 years.


MEL GREGG

Mel Gregg has over 28 years of experience in human resources. She has worked both in public and private sector in multiple states and internationally. She has a B.A. in Psychological Counseling and an M.S. in Human Resources. Mel also holds IPMA-SCP  & SHRM-SCP and ADA Coordinator Advanced certificates, in addition to being a trainer for IPMA-CP/SCP certification. She has served in IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter as a Board Director and Western Region Board and IPMA National task forces in the past for IPMA-HR. She has been the HR Director for the City of Woodburn for the last 6 years. Mel also serves on several boards such as Northwest Senior and Disability Services Disability Advisory Board, Salem Police Review Board and Chemeketa Community College Office Administration and Technology Advisory Committee.

Mel has twin children with whom she enjoys hiking and biking the beautiful Pacific Northwest parks of Oregon where she calls home for the last 15 years. She is a self-proclaimed knowledge hound and lifelong learner.  

ATIRA KIM

Atira Kim is an HR Specialist for the City of Beaverton and has been at the city for over 11 years. Her role is focused on employee and labor relations, which includes handling complaints, conducting investigations, DOT compliance, and coordinating employee appreciation events. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.

JIM LOEFFLER

Jim Loeffler, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, served Human Resources Director for the City of Oregon City from June 2008 until his retirement in 2018. Prior to joining Oregon City, Jim worked in Human Resources for Multnomah County and facilitated undergraduate Management and Communications courses for the University of Phoenix Portland campus. He has more than 37 years of public service in both federal and local government in various capacities throughout the world. Jim holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management Systems from Chapman University and a B.S. in Engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.



JANET NEWPORT

Janet Newport, IPMA-SCP, is currently a Human Resources Manager with Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, the second largest fire department in the State of Oregon. Janet has over 20 years of Human Resources management experience with 18 years serving in the public sector in Oregon. Janet has been a member of IPMA-HR and an Oregon Chapter member since 2009. Janet has humbly and proudly served as both president of the Oregon Chapter and the Western Region.




STACY RUTHRAUFF

Stacy Ruthrauff is currently the Human Resources Director for the City of Tualatin, where she has served for the past six years.  She has over 20 years of experience in public sector Human Resources operating in a variety of roles including classification and compensation, recruitment, employee relations, labor negotiations, safety and wellness, risk management, benefits and diversity, equity and inclusion.  She holds a Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD) from the University of San Francisco and is a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP).  She has a strong passion for her work as a Human Resources professional, continually searching out new and innovative methods to maintain employee engagement while seeking to increase employee job satisfaction. 

Stacy’s personal interests include spending time with her family, traveling, and all things outdoors including hiking, camping, skiing, and star gazing. 


The Oregon Chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.  Tax ID #45-5602679. 





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