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.

Manual Cordova


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.

Christine Wilhelm 

President Elect

HR Director – East Jordan/Bellaire Family Health Centers I reside in Charlevoix with my husband and our sheltie named Birdie. Since our son and daughter grew up and left the nest, we are now enjoying having only to answer to the dog! Prior to my HR role at the health center, I previously worked in administration at Charlevoix Hospital for 20+ years. I enjoy my job in HR/healthcare, as it provides an opportunity to meet so many new people from diverse educational backgrounds. When not at work, we enjoy our weekends at our cottage on Whitefish Bay in Paradise, MI. 

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 in 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.  

Emily Wilmot

Director at Large

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Laura Dinon

Director at Large

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.

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, her son Isaiah, 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.

Jenna Lindenberg

Director at Large

Jenna Lindenberg is the Human Resources Manager at Drost Landscape. With a true passion of serving and helping others, her HR career began in southern Michigan where she spent nine years at a manufacturing firm, specializing in Benefit Administration, Recruiting, and Corporate Wellness. Since moving to Northern Michigan in 2020, she’s excited to expand her network and serve within a new SHRM chapter. In her free time, she and her husband, Spencer, enjoy traveling, trying new restaurants, and staying active outdoors.

Jennifer Nolan

Director at Large

Jennifer Nolan joins us with fifteen years of HR experience as well as a career in Public Accounting. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from the University of Saint Mary’s in Minnesota. She is SHRM-SCP and HRCI SPHR certified. Jennifer is currently employed as the Human Resources Manager at North Country Community Mental Health and served as Treasurer on the Board of the Lakeshore Human Resource Management Association. She enjoys sailing, reading, knitting and skiing, when she is not working with people.

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