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The Hamilton Chapter Board

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Hamilton: IN-PERSON Emerging Workforce Trends: Compensation and Performance Management

Organizations are faced with the convergence of inflation, labour shortage and a looming downturn in the economic. In this session,...

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Membership

At the Human Resources Professionals Association, we believe that better HR makes business better. Our goal is to ensure human resources professionals are recognized as an essential part of business success, and that our profession is as valued by organizations as those of other major professional associations.

We do this by equipping our members and students with the knowledge and tools that allow them to be specialized strategic thinkers relied upon to safeguard and futureproof Ontario businesses.

Interested in becoming an HRPA Member or joining as a Student? Learn more about member and student benefits and how to register.

Mentoring

Mentoring: The HRPA Mentorship Program encourages career growth and development by providing students – and HR Professionals who are early in their careers – with the opportunity to receive one-on-one coaching from more experienced Human Resources Professionals

Learn more about our HRPA Mentoring Programs

Volunteering

Volunteering at HRPA is a rewarding membership experience and volunteers are critical to the association’s continued success.

With the expertise and involvement of members, we create awareness of workplace issues, promote excellence in human resources management practices and provide services that support the HR community, knowledge-sharing and continuous professional development.

HRPA members and students are involved in a variety of volunteer service opportunities including:

  • Board of Directors
  • Committees
  • Annual Conference & Trade Show
  • Mentoring
  • Local HRPA Chapter Board’s and Chapter Committees

Register as a Volunteer:
The first step to volunteering at HRPA is registering in our volunteer services database. If your registration is accepted, you receive a notification. When an opportunity that matches your preferences and/or skills becomes available, you may be contacted directly with more information about the available volunteer role.

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About Leadership

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Jerry Velluto, CHRP

Chapter Chair

Jerry began his career in Information Technology over 30 years ago. He has a degree in Mathematics from McMaster University and recently completed his Certificate in Human Resources from Mohawk College. He joined Sun Life ten years ago as a Practice Manager. In this role, he works closely with the HR department and plays a key role in improving work-life balance. Recently, Jerry was recognized for implementing a 360-degree performance feedback process for his team, which was adopted by many business units within the company.

Jerry began to attend Hamilton Chapter events while still a student and joined the board in 2018 as the Regulatory Liaison Chair shortly after achieving his CHRP. He enjoys serving on the board and contributing to the growth of the Hamilton Chapter.

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Rosy Montini, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Rosy has worked in the Human Resources field for 20+ years. Her broad experience includes Labour/Employee Relations, Compensations/benefits, WSIB, performance & case management, payroll, recruitment and management. Her experience has been in various industries including Non for Profit Sector, Food Manufacturing , Consumer Goods & Packaging Industry and most currently Biotechnology.

Linda Sanelli
Linda Sanelli

Chair, Chapter Communications

Linda Sanelli was born and raised in Stoney Creek,, ON. She completed her 3 Year Business Administration program, specializing in HR from Sheridan College. And most recently completed her certificate through the DeGroote School of Business, Executive Education Program. Linda’s work experience is in the financial industry for over 30+ years. She has had many opportunities as a manager/leader in the finance industry.

Pre-pandemic she started a small consulting business focusing on management/leadership and HR initiatives. In the past Linda has been the Chairperson of the Superintendent East End Police Assoc. And has spent many years volunteering at her children’s school on Parent Council.

Linda enjoys volunteering as it helps her learn and grow. She believes how we value that resource and support the people resources is key to any operation, including volunteer opportunities.

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Michelle Belbin, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Michelle is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with an educational background in Human Resources Management from York University.

She currently manages Human Resources and Operations of a mid-size accounting firm, located in Oakville. In her current role, Michelle has had the opportunity to lead and implement a variety of HR initiatives which has fostered the development of critical skills including proficiencies in organizational development, compensation programs, employee relations, recruitment, and strategic planning, among others.

Michelle has been an active HRPA member since 2018 and is looking forward to providing support and leadership to the Hamilton Chapter!

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Miram Udezue

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Empathy is a skill most HR professionals have to develop, Miriam stands for human dignity and is born with empathy. As a pioneer team member of a highly successful and global Asset Management organization, Miriam discovered early success by supporting senior leaders achieve results while relying on high performing teams. Following her graduate program at the Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom and extensive years of experience executing successful cultural transformation and talent management programs in the Financial Industry, it comes as no surprise that all Miriam’s volunteer activities includes supporting people, and pays it forward as a leader through mentoring and community initiatives.

Other volunteer activities includes an officer in her alumni association, co-Director Community Engagement for the Scotiabank Black Employee Network and member of the Parent Council at the St Mark Catholic Elementary School. Miriam is a PMI certified Project Management Professional with a long list of HR Program Management, Digital Transformation and Corporate Governance activities influencing higher performance in teams. With Miriam, your assured of consistency in delivery in her professional career and in her volunteer activities. Notable is her leadership role in organizing and hosting the Annual National Conference Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM – umbrella Association for HR Professionals in Nigeria). As a board member, Miriam will collaborate alongside fellow board and Chapter members to ensure that the objectives of the Chapter are achieved.

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Alisha Mociak, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs

Alisha is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and earned her BA in Psychology from Brock University and her Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Niagara College.

Alisha currently works as a Human Resources Business Partner at a credit union and has experience working in public and private sector industries such as the financial sector, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and social services, in both union and non-union environments.

Alisha began volunteering as the Hamilton Chapter Program Director in mid-2020, amidst the pandemic, and has worked closely and creatively with her Chapter to deliver valuable virtual events to the Hamilton Chapter members.

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Jerry Velluto, CHRP

Chapter Chair

Jerry began his career in Information Technology over 30 years ago. He has a degree in Mathematics from McMaster University and recently completed his Certificate in Human Resources from Mohawk College. He joined Sun Life ten years ago as a Practice Manager. In this role, he works closely with the HR department and plays a key role in improving work-life balance. Recently, Jerry was recognized for implementing a 360-degree performance feedback process for his team, which was adopted by many business units within the company.

Jerry began to attend Hamilton Chapter events while still a student and joined the board in 2018 as the Regulatory Liaison Chair shortly after achieving his CHRP. He enjoys serving on the board and contributing to the growth of the Hamilton Chapter.

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Rosy Montini, CHRL

Chapter Chair Elect

Rosy has worked in the Human Resources field for 20+ years. Her broad experience includes Labour/Employee Relations, Compensations/benefits, WSIB, performance & case management, payroll, recruitment and management. Her experience has been in various industries including Non for Profit Sector, Food Manufacturing , Consumer Goods & Packaging Industry and most currently Biotechnology.

Linda Sanelli
Linda Sanelli

Chair, Chapter Communications

Linda Sanelli was born and raised in Stoney Creek,, ON. She completed her 3 Year Business Administration program, specializing in HR from Sheridan College. And most recently completed her certificate through the DeGroote School of Business, Executive Education Program. Linda’s work experience is in the financial industry for over 30+ years. She has had many opportunities as a manager/leader in the finance industry.

Pre-pandemic she started a small consulting business focusing on management/leadership and HR initiatives. In the past Linda has been the Chairperson of the Superintendent East End Police Assoc. And has spent many years volunteering at her children’s school on Parent Council.

Linda enjoys volunteering as it helps her learn and grow. She believes how we value that resource and support the people resources is key to any operation, including volunteer opportunities.

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Michelle Belbin, CHRP

Chapter Secretary/Treasurer

Michelle is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) with an educational background in Human Resources Management from York University.

She currently manages Human Resources and Operations of a mid-size accounting firm, located in Oakville. In her current role, Michelle has had the opportunity to lead and implement a variety of HR initiatives which has fostered the development of critical skills including proficiencies in organizational development, compensation programs, employee relations, recruitment, and strategic planning, among others.

Michelle has been an active HRPA member since 2018 and is looking forward to providing support and leadership to the Hamilton Chapter!

Miriam Udezue Headshot
Miram Udezue

Chair, Chapter Student Liaison

Empathy is a skill most HR professionals have to develop, Miriam stands for human dignity and is born with empathy. As a pioneer team member of a highly successful and global Asset Management organization, Miriam discovered early success by supporting senior leaders achieve results while relying on high performing teams. Following her graduate program at the Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom and extensive years of experience executing successful cultural transformation and talent management programs in the Financial Industry, it comes as no surprise that all Miriam’s volunteer activities includes supporting people, and pays it forward as a leader through mentoring and community initiatives.

Other volunteer activities includes an officer in her alumni association, co-Director Community Engagement for the Scotiabank Black Employee Network and member of the Parent Council at the St Mark Catholic Elementary School. Miriam is a PMI certified Project Management Professional with a long list of HR Program Management, Digital Transformation and Corporate Governance activities influencing higher performance in teams. With Miriam, your assured of consistency in delivery in her professional career and in her volunteer activities. Notable is her leadership role in organizing and hosting the Annual National Conference Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM – umbrella Association for HR Professionals in Nigeria). As a board member, Miriam will collaborate alongside fellow board and Chapter members to ensure that the objectives of the Chapter are achieved.

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Alisha Mociak, CHRP

Chair, Chapter Programs

Alisha is a Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) and earned her BA in Psychology from Brock University and her Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Niagara College.

Alisha currently works as a Human Resources Business Partner at a credit union and has experience working in public and private sector industries such as the financial sector, healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing, retail and social services, in both union and non-union environments.

Alisha began volunteering as the Hamilton Chapter Program Director in mid-2020, amidst the pandemic, and has worked closely and creatively with her Chapter to deliver valuable virtual events to the Hamilton Chapter members.

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