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2017-18 Board of Directors


Co-President
Darcy Stivland, SPHR
I am an Executive and Physician coach who leverages expertise in organizational and leadership development to help leaders build capacity and achieve outcomes. I excel at partnering with senior executives as they grow, restructure, or reinvent their organizations at pivotal times. My experience within diverse cultures enables me to quickly assess needs, build relationships and enable results. I am valued for my ability to ask the right questions, respectfully challenge, and ultimately identify innovative solutions. 



Co-President and Programs Chair
Lisa Perez

As a Human Resources Executive I drive value by implementing relevant strategies and providing senior leaders with pragmatic counsel. Leveraging my business acumen, I design change management efforts and build the infrastructures needed to support growth. A tenacious and conscientious influencer, I excel at rallying teams toward achievement.





Secretary/Treasurer
Betty Potasnak
As an HR executive, it is my passion to support the strategic business objectives of the company through my well-honed skills in managing the human resources function, including: sales and executive compensation, organizational change management, and global talent acquisition. Working hand-in-glove with the C-suite team to effectively manage organizational change, I bring considerable background and experience to HR management.




Social Media/Marketing Chair

Jodi Hill
As a Talent Acquisition Leader, I strive to combine my knowledge and passion to create effective strategies that focus on an exceptional recruiting experience for candidates and hiring leaders. My business acumen and deep analytic talents allows me to fluidly communicate the value proposition of a strong partnership with Talent Acquisition in terms that resonate with corporate leaders.





Membership Co-Chair

Mary Beth Conzett
I have been fortunate to have built a successful Human Capital career in the medical device industry where I developed a deep passion for improving and extending quality of life. That passion runs through all aspects of my professional accomplishments, from my partnership on executive teams where I am known for my ability to consider broad viewpoints and provide sound guidance at business critical times, to my support of employees and managers through coaching and counseling in working through concerns. 



Membership Co-Chair

Diane Kozlak
I am the Executive Vice President, Business Development at Navigate Forward - a Minneapolis-based, consulting firm that specializes in helping executives navigate change. We provide customized and highly personalized services for companies that need executive outplacement and executives preparing for their next challenge on the job. We work exclusively with executive level clients to support them in finding their next role whether it be a portfolio career or leadership position. Navigate Forward also offers a Board Readiness Practice for executives who are interested in serving on a corporate Board of Directors.


At-Large Chair

Anne Losby
Collaborative, results-producing strategic OD/OE leader with extensive history of increasing organizational and team effectiveness, maximizing human capital, and delivering successful growth and efficiency strategies. Proven track record in leading large, complex, global change initiatives. Dynamic communicator and energizing leader. Able to build rapport and exert influence at all levels of an organization. Thrives on opportunities to partner with key stakeholders to achieve outstanding business results.




At-Large Chair

Joel Krueger
Over 25 years of human resources and operations experience in service, production and transportation industries. The past nine years have been in the service industry focusing on acquisition and integration of new business into business units across the United States. Throughout my career I have been involved with employee relations, recruitment and strategic leadership of each organization that I worked for.




At-Large Chair

Lisa Tollakson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP










At-Large Chair

Lorraine Griffin Johnson, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
I am a Human Resources Executive with extensive human resources leadership experience as an HR Business Partner in manufacturing, technology, engineering, financial services and healthcare industries.  Recognized for business acumen with bottom line orientation, driving superior business results and client satisfaction by creating/implementing innovative people and culture solutions. As a coach to leaders, I am committed to the principal that every individual adds value when their strengths are matched with their skills and abilities allowing all to contribute. Lifelong learning is the key to allowing employees to feel empowered to innovate!



At-Large Chair

Rebecca Ervasti, MBA, SPHR
A strategic business leader who effectively leads and develops people and programs to achieve business results. An activator and change agent who improves organizational performance. A strong track record of success.








At-Large Chair

Samantha Hanson
Currently serving as the CAO for North Memorial Health, I am known for my integrity, focus and ability to execute under challenging circumstances. I apply a calm demeanor and ability to coach, consult and collaboratively lead across the organization. My success is grounded in my depth of HR and operational experience spanning organizations of varying sizes, as well as my commitment to innovation and continuous improvement - particularly as it relates to delivering magnetic customer & employee experiences.
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