Two Board Members Achieve IPMA-CP Certifications in September

We are pleased to recognize that two of our Oregon Chapter board members achieved the internationally recognized IPMA-CP Certification in September. Board Vice President Anna Lee has been the Human Resource Manager for the City of Sherwood, Oregon since 2007.  She has been an active member of IPMA-HR since 2009, and has over 15 years of Human Resource Management experience in the private and public sectors. Board member Machell DePina has been the 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 of management experience in the private sector.

Congratulations to both Anna and Machell for this accomplishment.

Chapter Officers Elected

The 2012-13 slate of officers for the Oregon IPMA-HR Chapter has been elected, and will begin planning next year’s training sessions within the next week. Incoming Chapter President Janet Newport, Human Resources Manager for the City of Tualatin, has scheduled a board meeting for July 16.

New to the Board this year are Karol Ford, Labor and Employment Relations Specialist, Metro, and Carla Gonzales, Human Resources Manager for Multnomah County.  Mary Rowe, who was Immediate Past President, and Travis Graves, Multnomah County Human Resources Director, are the outgoing Board members.  We are grateful to Mary and Travis for their dedicated service on behalf of the chapter.

The entire Board membership is listed on our Board page. Links to brief biographies are contained on that page.

Download the Board roster [PDF] with contact information.

We welcome suggestions for training topics or other comments.


Musical Chairs

Three IPMA-HR Oregon Chapter Board members recently accepted new positions.

Most recently, Megan Phelan, IPMA-CP, PHR, has moved from the City of Wilsonville to become Human Resources Director for the City of Lake Oswego.

Mary Rowe, IPMA-CP, has moved from the City of Milwaukie to become Human Resources Director for Metro in Portland.

Pat Robertson Anderson, SPHR, has moved from NorthWest Senior and Disability Services to become Human Resources/Risk Manager for Yamhill County.

Contact info for all is included in the newly updated Board roster.


IPMA Oregon Chapter
Serving Oregon and Southwest Washington
Solutions for Public HR Excellence