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2017 Leadership Team
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President -

Marie Graziosi, SHRM-CP, SPHR

Chief of Staff
Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida 

Marie is the Chief of Staff for Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, Inc., serving as the human resources professional; leadership and governance liaison to volunteer Board of Directors, Board Development Committee, and board committees; and providing leadership and management oversight for the operational/administrative functions of the $3.5M nonprofit council serving over 10,000 girl/adult members in 10 counties annually. 

A member since 2006, Marie micro-volunteered and was the 2013 and 2014 Membership Director. She served as the 2015 Treasurer and 2013-14 Secretary for her master community association.



SHRA member since 2006

President-Elect -

Steve Hall, CEBS, CSFS, CHRP

Market President and Sr. Benefits Consultant
Alltrust Insurance


Steve is a licensed Health, Life and Variable Annuity Broker with Alltrust Insurance, a privately held Human Capital Consulting firm specializing in Employee Benefits. Steve holds the following designations: Wharton Business School, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist, CEBS, Certified Self-Funded Specialist, CSFS, Compensation Management Specialist, CMS, and Group Benefits Associate, GBA.  Steve is also a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist, CHRP, through National Association of Health Underwriters with 22 years of consultative sales experience.  


"As a benefits consultant working with HR Professionals I find being a member of SHRA to be a strategic advantage for my current and prospective clients. The presentations, discussions and camaraderie have helped me develop professionally.” 



SHRA member since 2011

Vice-President -

Stephanie Deiter, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

Director of Human Resources
The SKY Family YMCA          

Stephanie Deiter, Director of Human Resources at the SKY Family YMCA, is an accomplished HR professional with more than 17 years of experience in the not for profit sector. Stephanie specializes in talent management, leadership development, strategic planning and risk management. 

Prior to her service in non profit, Stephanie spent a number of years in retail management. Overall, Stephanie has more than 30 years of customer service and employee relations.  
Stephanie holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Social Science from University of South Florida and is currently pursuing her MBA at Springfield College degree (Aug. 2017). She is certified through the Human Resource Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Society of Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).


I am thankful for the opportunities that being a SHRA member has afforded me both personally and professionally and am excited to be a part of the leadership team in 2017




SHRA Member since 2008

Treasurer -

Renee Hood, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Human Resources Director
Aviva, a Campus for Senior Life

2016 Tampa Bay HR Person of the Year

With nearly 20 years of progressive human resources experience at the regional, division and corporate level, Renee is currently the Human Resources Director at Aviva, a not-for-profit, faith-based continuing care retirement community in Sarasota. Renee has held previous HR leadership and HRBP roles with Tidewell Hospice and Bright House Networks. 

Renee credits SHRA with positively influencing her career mobility and professional development and is proud to have volunteered with the chapter since 2008. "
My affiliation with SHRA, both as a member and volunteer have been extremely rewarding.  I am proud to serve as an ambassador of this wonderful association, knowing the incredible network of support and professional development we offer to HR Professionals and local businesses.  If you aren't a member, you are truly missing a wonderful opportunity to connect."




SHRA Member since 2005

Board Secretary -

Donna Peregoff, JD, MA, SHRM-SCP

Human Resource Generalist

Pierce Manufacturing


Donna is the Human Resources Generalist for Pierce Manufacturing in Bradenton, Florida. She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law and a Masters in Human Resources from Cornell University. Due to her outreach efforts, Pierce was recently named "Outstanding Business Partner" by Manatee Technical College. "I have worked in diverse industries including tourism, entertainment, education, the arts, transportation and manufacturing. I enjoy helping companies and individuals achieve their goals."


Donna has been a member of SHRM and SHRA since 2013 and holds her SHRM-SCP.


"I am excited to be a member of the 2017 SHRA Board and am looking forward to being a part of this dynamic organization."



SHRA Member since  2013

Communications Director -

Anthony Gagliano

Anthony Gagliano is the Director of Business and Economic Development for CareerSource Suncoast. He oversees a team of 12 professionals focused on delivering value and services for businesses and veterans in Sarasota and Manatee counties. During his 7+ years at CareerSource Suncoast, Anthony streamlined employer grants while issuing more than $2M to local companies and implemented for-fee services, generating more than $50,000 in revenue in the past two years.

Prior to joining CareerSource Suncoast in 2009, Anthony spent 2 ½ years on staff at the East County Observer in Bradenton, Florida, covering sports and news for a weekly community newspaper.

Anthony is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism-News Editorial. His writing has appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Tribune, Bradenton Herald, the Valdosta Daily Times and online at 



SHRA Member since 2005


Marketing Director -

Pamella Horton, BSW, MS

Co-founder, Corporate Wellness & Lifestyle Joint Venture Specialist, Maven's Connections


Pamella and her team, at Maven's Connections, customize Enhancement, Well-BEing and Mindset Benefit Resources for Employer's and their Employees.  Maven’s expertise in Financial Wellness, Physical/Mental/Emotional Well-BEing, Mindset, Employee Engagement, Mindfulness, Executive Coaching and Organizational Development create and sustain a more engaged, healthier, happier, safer and profitable business environment.


She currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Foundation of Possibilities and

had the honor of serving on the Human Resource Association of Central Connecticut Board of Directors for 4 years, where she was their Vice President, from 2009 - 2011.




SHRA member since 2017

Membership Director -

Dawn Laidlaw, SHRM-CP, SPHR


Human Resources Coordinator
Willis Smith Construction

Dawn Laidlaw is the HR Coordinator for Willis Smith Construction in Lakewood Ranch. She attained her BA from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, and also obtained a Paralegal Certification from the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia. She was a Litigation Paralegal for 15 years, before transitioning into Human Resources. Dawn holds her SPHR certification as well as the SHRM-SCP certification.

“I feel very fortunate to be a member of SHRA, and part of this tremendously dedicated group of professionals with such a strong desire to provide the highest level of professional development opportunities to the local HR community. Achieving the my professional certification was a very proud moment for me, and I am pleased that I can now serve our chapter and help others realize their professional goals through membership in SHRA.”



SHRA Member since 2013

Programs Director -

Liz Cotner, MA

Director of Human Resources
Zota Beach Resort

2016 HR Young Professional of the Year

Elizabeth Cotner (Liz), MA, is a Human Resources Professional with a decade of experience in a variety of different industries including health care, for-profit education, staffing, software/technology and hospitality.  Liz's specialties include: talent management, organizational design, employee engagement, employee relations, HRIS, compensation and benefits administration. She graduated with her Masters of Arts in Adult Education with a concentration in Human Resources Development and Bachelors of Science in Health Care Administration. 

Liz shares her HR philosophy as "the moment when a HR Professional picks up the phone and has an initial conversation with a potential candidate to an employee's last day with an organization". Liz is truly passionate about the world of Human Resources and frequently volunteers with HR Florida. She is an avid reader of the HR Magazine produced by SHRM and her favorite HR go-to-book is "Reality-Based Leadership" by Cy Wakeman. #ditchthedrama #hrrocks




SHRA member since 2015

Technology Director

Angela Sain, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource Generalist/HRIS
Tidewell Hospice

Angela is a certified Human Resource professional and currently transiting into a new role. She has over fifteen years of Human Resource experience.

"Being a member and a volunteer with SHRA has given me the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals across different industries. The monthly programs offered by SHRA provide me with the resources to be ready when a need arises. Prior to my current role, I have volunteered on the Communications and Programs committees. The networking and development opportunities with SHRA are invaluable. It is my pleasure to serve SHRA and the profession."




SHRA member since 2013


Christine Clyne, SPHR, SHRM - SCP

Human Resources Director

Village on the Isle

Christine is the Human Resources Director for Village on the Isle. She earned her Master of Business Administration degree from Argosy University and her undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama.
"My professional experience has been a diverse and educational blend of private and public sector leadership roles. As a result, I feel that Human Resources is where my strengths and passion are and where I can have the most positive impact on those I serve. The dynamic nature of our profession challenges us to remain forward-thinking, open- minded and creative. SHRA provides us continual opportunities for growth and learning that enable us to be our professional best."



SHRA member since 2006

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