2020 board meetings are normally scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from 8:30 - 9:30 am by conference call. To join by conference call, please reach out to the chapter president directly. If you are interested in furthering your professional involvement in Human Resources, please consider applying for a position on the Northern Michigan Society for Human Resource Management BOARD of DIRECTORS. Please phone or email your interest for next year and ask questions of any of the current board members listed above.

Laura Kohler


Laura Kohler is the Human Resources Manager at Irish Boat Shop. Laura started her HR career while working for an at-risk youth camp in Tennessee and North Carolina where she focused on Training and Development. She continued to develop expertise in HR while working in Benefits Management for Yosemite National Park. Laura was promoted to the HR Manager position and moved to Grand Canyon National Park. In 2016 She moved back home to Northern Michigan wanting to get closer to water and family again. When not at work, Laura enjoys relaxing with her dogs at home.  

Manual Cordova

President Elect

Manuel “Manny” Cordova is the Human Resource Manager for Summertree Residential Centers, Inc., which serves individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities. In 2006 he earned his BS in Business Management from Lake Superior State University and went on to acquire his MBA from Lawrence Technological University in 2014, all while raising a family. He has been able to play an integral role in multiple organizations and sectors. His background includes management, accounting, sales, recruiting and human resources in the healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality fields. In his free time he is an avid scuba diver, sailor, restores classic cars and enjoys spending time with his three children, and his dogs.

Laura Dinon


Laura Dinon is an attorney with Plunkett Cooney, in Petoskey Michigan, exclusively counseling and representing employers on all types of employment and labor issues She is a founding member of the Northern Michigan Chapter of SHRM, has served as President and currently is the Board Secretary. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two young adult children, especially anything involving travel, water, skiing, golfing and/or cooking and baking, especially cheesecake.

Amanda Bomers, SHRM-CP


Director of Human Resources
Boyne Highlands Resort
Amanda enjoys adventures, her small family including a spouse, toddler boy and two dogs. Golfing, skiing and being outside is what makes the day great!

Pat Gammon

Director at Large

Pat Gammon, SHRM-SCP, SPHR is the Human Resource Generalist at Petoskey Plastics. He was part of the initial group of folks who chartered the Northern Michigan SHRM Chapter. Pat’s progression in the HR field initially focused on training and development, predominately with resort and hospitality organizations and then expanded into broader HR leadership roles in a variety of businesses. Pat’s family includes wife, Pat, and two grown children, Catherine and Brian. After returning to Michigan in 2003 from assignments in New York, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Minnesota, Pat enjoys exploring the “home state” with his wife and their trust(ed) to misbehave golden retriever.

Rachel Carley

Director at Large

Currently works as the Human Resources Manager at Bay Harbor Yacht Club and has been active with NMSHRM since May 2019. Prior to her role at BHYC, Rachel worked at Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island for 6 years. Starting as a Housekeeping Manager, Rachel transitioned to an HR role in 2017, and truly enjoys the HR aspect of getting to meet employees from around the world and making an impact on their work experience. Rachel lives in Indian River, MI, with her husband Josh and two cats, Rufus and Bela.

Katie Eberly

Director at Large

Katie Eberly is the Human Resources Manager at Dental Clinics North, a 9-clinic non-profit dental network serving the under- and un-insured dental patients in the northern Michigan region. Originally from Northern Michigan, Katie has been playing a role in HR since early 2007. In her free time she enjoys traveling, skiing, camping, and spending time with her daughter, husband, two dogs and a cat.

Meagan Krzywosinski

Director at Large

Meagan Krzywosinski, SHRM-CP and I’m proud to be part of the HR community in our Northern Michigan region. I began my HR career in 2007 because I have a love for cultivating relationships to build a healthy culture which in turn builds positive, productive and profitable work cultures. I look forward to meeting my fellow HR professionals!

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