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BRANDI LEOS, PRESIDENT

Brandi Leos IPMA-SCP, PHR, is a Senior HR Business Partner with the City of Tigard and focuses on labor and employee relations, diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and recruitment.  Through traditional employment and consulting work has supported a variety of cities, counties, and districts throughout Oregon.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Management and Human Resources from the University of Phoenix, actively serves on the NW Public Employees Diversity Conference planning committee, and writes a regularly published HR column for the Engaging Local Government Leaders Network's (ELGL) #morningbuzz.

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

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


ANGIE BOND, Vice president     

Angie Bond is currently serving 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. 

DEBRA BULLARD, TREASURER

Debra Bullard, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, is Senior HR Analyst 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.

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. Doug also serves as Chairman of the City of Eagle Point, Oregon’s Community Development Commission, and is a member of the Patient and Family Advisory Council for Providence Medical Group in Medford.

STEVE HERRON, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT     

Steve Herron is the Labor Relations & Class/Comp Director for Multnomah County, where he's been since July 2011. Steve oversees negotiation and administration of eleven labor agreements for the county. Steve attended law school at Lewis & Clark's Northwestern School of Law and is a member of the Oregon State Bar.






Board of directors 

NICHOLE BIECHLER

For the past three years, Nichole Biechler, MBA, SHRM-CP, IPMA,CP has been the Human Resources Director for Wasco County. 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, last year. 

Nichole enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, music, exploring new restaurants and breweries. Although, the beer exploring has been put on hold as she is anticipating the birth of her second child in August. Nichole actively participates and volunteers on the board of the Mid-Columbia Community Concert Association and enjoys giving back to her local community of The Dalles. 

Machell DePina

Machell DePina, IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP, PHR has been Human Resources Director for the City of Keizer since 2008. She has more than 15 years’ experience with the State of Oregon as well as many years’ management experience in the private sector. Some of her prior roles include: Training Manager for the Oregon Lottery; Human Resources Director for the Oregon Employment Department; Statewide Training Associate for the Department of Administrative Services and Recruitment & Records Manager for the Department of Human Services. Machell has a BA in Business Administration from Linfield College, a Certificate of Public Management from Willamette University Atkinson Graduate School of Management and professional certification with the Society for Human Resource Management and the Oregon Project Management Program. Machell is proud to have been part of the pilot group completing the very first Oregon IPMA-HR Competency Model training. In addition to IPMA-HR, Machell is also a member of both national and local chapters of SHRM and NPELRA/ORPELRA.


Kaci KorInek

Kaci Korinek is a human resources professional who has passion and experience in many areas, including performance management, employee and labor relations, workplace wellness, employee and organizational development, and employee engagement. She currently serves as the Assistant Human Resources Director for the Oregon Employment Department, which includes developing and implementing employee development, performance, and retention strategies so that the agency can most effectively serve the public.

She gained her HR experience in both the public and private sector, as has previously served as a Human Resources Business Partner and Learning and Organizational Development Specialist with the State of Oregon, and as a Learning and Development Manager with the Gallup Organization. She earned a Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources: HR Management and Development from the University of Denver and is a PROSCI certified change practitioner.

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.



STACY RUTHRAUFF

Stacy Ruthrauff is currently the Human Resources Director for the City of Tualatin, where she has served for the past three years.  She has almost 20 years’ 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, running with her dog, and star gazing. 



Lucy Shipley 

Lucy Shipley, SHRM-SCP, CCP, SPHR, has been an HR leader in Portland Metro public sector organizations for more than 20 years. Lucy has partnered with senior management to provide strategic solutions in areas such as total rewards (benefits and compensation), talent management, employee relations and human resource information systems to improve organizational performance. She has worked for the Oregon Education Association, OHSU, Multnomah County, TriMet and currently serves as the HR Director for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue.

Lucy is a member of a non-profit organization, Women Helping Women, and previously served with the Oregon Education Association Foundation. Her other interests include spending time with her family and friends, hiking, reading and gardening.

TRACY WARREN 

Tracy Warren currently works for the City of Portland as a Human Resources Business Partner. She is responsible for managing the Human Resources activities for the Portland Parks & Recreation Bureau. In this role, Tracy is responsible for the recruitment, classification and compensation, leave administration, and labor and employee relations activities of the bureau. Tracy has nearly a decade of human resources experience in a variety of human resources roles with the State of Oregon. With her most recent role, Tracy served as a Senior Human Resources Professional with the Oregon Youth Authority. There she provided a variety of human resources services supporting the State’s largest and most complex juvenile corrections facility. Tracy developed her human resources expertise in a range of specialist assignments which provided her with in depth experience in recruitment, classification and compensation, leave administration, and labor and employee relations. Tracy has a Bachelor of Science from Western Oregon University and has served on the State of Oregon Personnel Management Association and the Marion County Compensation Boards. 

Kyle Weraky

Kyle Weraky is the Executive Recruiter and Special Projects Manager for the Oregon Department of Administrative Services . He has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Oregon and graduated in 2017 with his MBA from Willamette University. Kyle has spent the last 10 years in the public sector and has a passion for recruitment and branding. Prior to coming to the Department of Administrative Services, Kyle spent 8 years working for the State of Oregon with the Department of Transportation and the Department of Education. Kyle most recently was the Recruitment Manager for Metro Regional Government in Portland before coming back to the state.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors for IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter, Kyle also serves as a Steering Committee member for the Western Oregon University Student Employment Committee and is a Steering Committee member of the Portland Metropolitan Equity and Diversity Network (PMDEN). Kyle lives in Salem Oregon with his wife and two children. When he is not at the office, he loves spending time with his family, hiking, curling and losing sleep over his fantasy football lineup.  



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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