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2020 Board Members

    Being a Board member for the Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM is an opportunity to help your local chapter and forward the HR profession.

    The Board of the Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM is an all volunteer Board composed of professionals working in the human resources or related field. Some positions require SHRM membership or a certification and all positions have an annual term (January – December).   The Board meets monthly to address chapter issues ranging from budget to programs.

    If you are interested in getting involved and serving on either the Board, or one of our committees, please email for more information.  To vieiw a summary of all Board positions and their job descriptions, please click here.  

    2020 Board Members - Officers

    President - Edie Hill

    Edie Hill, SHRM-SCP, GPHR
    Human Resources Manager - Timken

    Edie is the Human Resources Manager for Timken, a worldwide bearing manufacturer. She is the HR business partner for the Housed Units division (which has 4 sites including Washington State, British Columbia, Ontario, and the United Kingdom). Her responsibilities include organizational advancement, strategic planning, and associate development, as well as HR operational support for Timken’s corporate mergers and acquisitions. 

    Edie holds a M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University and a Masters Certificate in Human Resources Management from Cornell University. She is an Air Force Veteran and currently holds her SHRM-SCP and GPHR. This is Edie’s fifth year on the Board, having previously served as President Elect and Legislative Director. She continues to be active on the SHRM A-Team (Advocacy Team -

    Past President & Programs/Sponsorship Director - Robert Golden

    Robert Golden, SHRM-CP, PHR, CCP, MBA
    Human Resources Assistant Manager - Peoples Bank

    Robert Golden is the Human Resources Assistant Manager for Peoples Bank in Bellingham, WA.  He has over ten years of varied HR experience working in both union and non-union environments, as well as both the public and private sector in multiple industries. 

    Robert holds a Masters of Business Administration from Western Washington University, in addition to a Bachelors in Business Administration focusing in Human Resource Management.  He is both SHRM-CP and PHR certified and is a Certified Compensation Professional (CCP).

    Robert has been a member of SHRM since 2007.  This is Robert’s fifth year serving on the Mt. Baker SHRM Board.

    Membership Directors - Ronda Hayes & Stacey Snodgrass


    Ronda Hayes, MPA
    Human Resources Consultant - Northwest Pathology

    Ronda Hayes has been in Bellingham for 19 years and currently works for Northwest pathology. Previous to this, Ronda worked at Wood Stone as the HR Director and was the Senior Human Resources Manager at T-Mobile’s Bellingham Call Center for 16 years. Ronda has a Masters of Public Administration from San Jose State University.

    This is Ronda’s eighth year serving on the Mt. Baker SHRM Board.


    Stacey Snodgrass, CTS, CSP
    Owner - Express Employment Professionals

    Stacey Snodgrass is the General Manager of the Express Employment Professionals office in Bellingham where she has served for the past 22 years as well as an Owner of the Express Employment Professionals in Everett for the past 3 years. Stacey has also served as a Developer Rep for Express headquarters with a focus in British Columbia helping individuals start their own Express Franchisee as well as coach, consultant and support each office towards success during the year.

    Her passion is helping others succeed through servant leadership while helping companies in both Whatcom and Snohomish County with their Human Resource and Staffing needs while making a difference in the lives of so many people by helping them gain employment.

    Stacey recently graduated from Express Leadership Academy after attending for 4 years. She is also certified in the Staffing Industry by the American Staffing Association as a Certified Temporary Staffing Specialist as well as a Certified Staffing Professional. Prior to Express Stacey earned a certificate in Fashion Merchandising at Bellingham Technical College.

    This is Stacey's 13th year on the board, currently as a Membership Director. Past positions have included Community Relations Director, Programs, Workforce Readiness, President Elect,  and President.

    Outside of work Stacey enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her family.

    Secretary & Events Director - Tracie Woolslayer

    Tracie Woolslayer, SHRM-SCP
    Organizational Development - Skagit Regional Health

    Tracie Woolslayer is new the Bellingham area and is currently working in Organizational Development at Skagit Regional Health. She has over 20 years’ experience in the Human Resources profession.  Prior to moving to Bellingham, Tracie owned her own consulting business in San Diego, California and worked Muscat, Oman for Omantel the leading telecommunications company in the Sultanate of Oman.  She has experience working in organizations ranging from 25 employees to 6000 employees. Industries include Hospitality, Health Care, Construction, and Manufacturing.

    Tracie has served on several professional Human Resources non-profit boards and was an integral part of bringing the SHRM certification process to the country of Oman.

    Tracie has a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University and currently holds her SHRM-SCP certification.

    Treasurers - Amelia Mendenhall & Sheila Ray


    Amelia Mendenhall
    Employee Benefits Consultant - Rice Insurance

    Amelia started her career in insurance immediately following graduation from Washington State University. A Bellingham resident for most of her life, she is fortunate to work with one of the largest remaining locally owned, independent brokerages on the west coast, headquartered right in her home town. Amelia is an Employee Benefits Consultant with Rice Insurance, fully aware of the uniqueness of her profession. A company’s offerings impact their business on all levels, affecting operations and culture from the top down. To be able to provide clarity, affordability and solutions not only to employers but their employees and families as well, enables Amelia to contribute positively to both her local community and clients throughout the country.

    This is Amelia’s first year serving on the board. She brings with her experience from previously held positions with the Whatcom County Association of Realtors, Whatcom Young Professionals and Big Brothers Big Sisters of NW Washington.


    Sheila Ray, SHRM-CP
    Human Resources & Business Manager - Nothwest Health Care Linen

    Sheila has over 16 years of experience in HR and Management; providing leadership relating to all aspects of HR including recruitment, payroll, benefit administration, and compliance.  As a member of the Senior Management team at NWHCL she is directly involved in all company initiatives, strategies and developments.  Prior to her pursuing her passion to work in HR she had experience working in accounting. 

    Sheila has been a member of SHRM since 2006 and is a SHRM Certified Professional.  This is Sheila’s third year on the Mt. Baker SHRM Board.

    2020 Board Members - Directors

    Certification Director - Shannon Jacoby

    Shannon Jacoby
    Professional Staffing Recruiter - Express Employment Professionals

    Shannon graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in Human Resource Management. She is currently working for the Bellingham office and has been employed there for almost 17 years. She is responsible for the Professional Staffing Niche - Accounting/Finance and HR. She started with commercial staffing, moved to professional staffing, and during the recession oversaw professional staffing and administrative staffing. She moved back to professional staffing 3 years ago! Shannon was SHRM Member of the year in 2011 and 2013, has received multiple awards for staffing, and achieved the Century Club in 2018

    College Relations, Workforce Readiness, & Diversity Director - Elizabeth Miller

    Elizabeth Miller, SHRM-CP, PHR, MBA
    Adjunct Faculty - Bellingham Technical College

    Elizabeth Miller has been in Human Resources for the past 17 years, with the majority of her experience in health care.  She has specialized in union contract negotiations and guidance, grievances and arbitrations, safety programs development, strategic recruitment, employment matters counseling, turnover reduction, and policy and procedure development.  

    This is Elizabeth’s seventh year serving on the board.  She is serving as Diversity & Inclusion and Workforce Readiness Advocate in 2019.

    Elizabeth earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2008, PHR certification in June 2013, and her SHRM-CP in 2015.

    Legislative Director - Harnett Sihota

    Harneet Sihota, MBA
    Human Resources Director - Kam-Way Transportation

    Harneet Sihota is HR Director of Kam-Way Transportation, Inc.  She, along with her husband and brother-in-law moved from Fresno CA to Blaine WA to start a freight brokerage company in early 2008.  She has served in several capacities within the organization and has chosen Human Resources as the best area for her to contribute to the organization.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Organizational Leadership from Fresno Pacific University.  She continued her education by obtaining her MBA from University of Phoenix.

    SHRM Foundation Director - Raquel Hansen

    Raquel Hansen, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, MSOL
    Director of Human Resources - Samson Rope

    Raquel Hansen is Director of HR  for Samson Rope Technologies in Ferndale, WA and has been an HR professional since 1997.   She has experience working in organizations ranging from 150 employees to 2000 employees. Industries include Hospitality, Health Care, Construction, and Manufacturing.  Raquel has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources and is currently working on a Masters of Science in Organizational Leadership and HR Management.  Raquel is certified as a Senior Professional in HR and returned to the Mt Baker SHRM board in 2013 after serving on the board early in her career.  

    Technology Director - Patricia Boteler

    Patricia Boteler
    Talent & Engagement Manager - Samson Rope

    Patricia Boteler is the Talent & Engagement Manager at Samson, the world’s leading manufacturer of high performance synthetic rope.  Responsible for attracting, engaging and retaining talent, leading all functions of employer branding, talent acquisition, corporate social responsibility, and employee engagement.

    Patricia graduated from Huxley College of the Environment at WWU, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography/Social Studies.

    This is her 3rd year serving on the board.