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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, 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, 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 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 


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. 


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 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. 

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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