Knowledge Centers are communities within the Association that bring together subsections of members based on their individual interests and focus, while complementing the Association’s activities. They offer additional benefits to members, such as the opportunity to dive deep into topics of shared interest, in addition to volunteer leadership and speaking opportunities.

Simply put, Knowledge Centers allow you to connect with other members who understand what you’re dealing with, without lots of explanation. 


Get Involved – Become a Knowledge Center Member

Currently, there are two Knowledge Centers: Talent Acquisition & Management and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. While any member can attend a Knowledge Center meeting, you gain maximum value by joining one or both of these Knowledge Centers as a Member. There is no fee to join although you must be already be an current HRO Today Association member to be eligible. As a member, you:

  • can “deep-dive” into topics with like-minded peers;
  • are recognized on the Knowledge Center webpage and marketing materials;
  • receive priority access to Knowledge Center Roundtables;
  • gain exclusive access to recordings of Knowledge Center Roundtables;
  • contribute your ideas for discussion topics; and
  • are considered for speaking at Knowledge Center Roundtables.

Become Knowledge Center Member: Contact Steve Farace at Steve.Farace@SharedXpertise.com and indicate which Knowledge Center you would like to join (or both).

Talent Acquisition & Management

2024 Co-Chairs

Kadiatou Cesaire

Senior Vice President, Global HR and Talent Development

Shalini Dutta

Director, Global Talent Acquisition

Cristine Kane

VP, Solution Design & Tech Innovation

Cherice Schmidt

Executive Vice President, Client Services

Scott Sell

Chief Talent Acquisition Officer

Maria Trivellato

Vice President, Global Talent Acquisition

Q2 Roundtable – July 23 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET)

AGENDA

11:00 AM – Joint Member/Industry Viewpoint (25 min).Content discussion facilitated by TA-TM leader/practitioner co-chair and subject matter expert/provider co-chair

Topic/Speaker: TBA

11:25 AM – Collaboration (35 min). Shared problem-solving discussions between members.

TA/TM Knowledge Center Member Roster

Sarah Agre, Talent Acquisition Sourcing Specialist, Sevita Health

Mina Cipre, Senior Manager of People Technology, N-able

Lee Van Cockerill, Senior Director, People Tech & Transformation, N-able

Kristin Hoelzle, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Sevita Health

Kathleen MacKenzie, Director, HR Business Partner, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Jenny Miles, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, N-able

James Mitchinson, Director, Client Enablement & Implementations, EverHive

Karolina Pominkiewicz, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, N-able

Pratima Prasad, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Hudson RPO

Erika Ueno Fuentes, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, N-able

Vineet Wadhwa, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Reworld

Treana Wilson, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, N-able

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

2024 Co-Chairs

Steve Amsden

Vice President, Military and Diversity Outreach

Dr. Virnitia J. Dixon

EVP, Chief Diversity and Culture Officer

Jo Anne Hill

Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Judy Huie

Vice President – DEI Business Officer

Kizmet T. Moore, MBA, CDE

AVP, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jasmyne Ormond, M.Ed

Executive Director, DEIA Initiatives

Mary Steudle

Senior Vice President, Strategic Consulting

Q2 Roundtable – July 16 (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET)

AGENDA

11:00 AM – Member Viewpoint (25 min). Content discussion facilitated by TA leader/practitioner co-chair.

Topic: Creating a Culture of Inclusion: Making DE&I Sustainable

Explore strategies and best practices for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) into the fabric of organizational culture, ensuring long-term commitment and impact. Learn how to empower diverse voices, breakdown barriers, and cultivate an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and able to thrive.

Speaker: Dr. Virnitia J. Dixon, EVP, Chief Diversity and Culture Officer Culture, Engagement, and Inclusion, Santander

11:25 AM – Collaboration (35 min)

DEI Knowledge Center Member Roster

Allison Bogart, Director, People Communications & Engagement, N-able

Lateefah Butts, US Diversity Recruitment Manager, GSK

Mina Cipre, Senior Manager of People Technology, N-able

Tierra Gibson, Senior Diversity, Equality, Belonging and TA Programs Specialist, N-able

Susan Kwiatkowski, NA DEI & Recruitment Compliance Manager, GSK

Kathleen MacKenzie, Director, HR Business Partner, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Pratima Prasad, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, Hudson RPO

Cherice Schmidt, Executive Vice President, Client Services, Cielo

Erika Ueno Fuentes, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, N-able

Vineet Wadhwa, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition, Reworld

Darnelle Webbe, Talent Acquisition Administrator, Sevita Health

Renee M Wooten, US Diversity Recruitment Manager, GSK