Who is HRNNI?

The Human Resource Network of North Idaho is a local non-profit organization for Human Resource professionals in North Idaho. Members are invited to participate in monthly membership meetings during which a speaker presents on various topics for HR professionals. We are a networking group of human resource and management professionals who enjoy discussing and sharing best practices in HR.


We meet on the third Wednesday of each month with the exception of July and August. Check in begins at 11:15 am. Lunch and Networking begins at 11:30.  Our speaker begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 1:00 pm. 



Current Officers


Katie is a community ambassador who is passionate about helping community organizations and businesses reach the next level in their success. Customer-focused professional with over 20 years of customer service experience and 12 years of Human Resources (HR) and benefits administration experience. Katie has a bachelor's degree in business with human resource emphasis.

Katie helps Express Employment Professionals provide quality human resource solutions to their associates, clients, and the communities they serve. Katie shares, “we ARE the job matchmakers who aim to put one million people to work this year alone.” 

Katie works as a Human Resource Consultant with OmniahHR providing new employee orientation, benefits administration, HR planning processes, and supporting companies in their HR needs.

Katie has been fortunate to be a part of a community with an incredible heart.  She found her calling to help people and businesses connect.  She excels at relationships and serves as a community ambassador including Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce Board member, Human Resources Network of North Idaho President, Kootenai County Police and Fire Memorial Foundation Director, Coeur d’Alene Rotary – Noon Club, and is the Founder of The Lady d’Alenes. 

Katie has her Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) Certificate Program and is an Idaho state-licensed life and disability producer.

While she is not working or serving in her incredible community, you’ll find her on the sidelines of some sort of sports activity.  She is blessed with two active daughters who play sports year-round.  For that reason, most weeknights or weekends are spent traveling to watch them play softball, soccer, basketball, or running in cross country and track. 


Dana has over 25 years of expertise in employee relations, recruiting, benefits and compensation administration, employment law, training, and employee development.


Amy is the SVP/Human Resource Manager for Mountain West Bank which currently has 415 employees throughout Washington and Idaho. Amy’s passion is employee engagement and she believes in creating a positive work culture. She has over 22 years of experience in Human Resources, 17 of which are in the banking industry.  Amy grew up in Pennsylvania and graduated from Mansfield University of PA with a BS in Psychology and Human Resources. After graduation, she moved to Upstate New York to began her career in HR. In 2012, she and her husband moved to beautiful North Idaho. They have two very spoiled black labs, Huck and Gus.


Amy has been a member of SHRM (Society of Human Resource Management) since 2000. She has been actively involved in SHRM Chapter boards since 2001. Amy has served on the board of the Coeur d’Alene Project SEARCH since 2017, Amy has been successful in increasing Intern placement through her connections in the HR Community.

Amy is currently the Business Advisory Council Lead.

In her free time, Amy enjoys volunteering in the community, baking, cooking, being active in the outdoors, working out, gardening, traveling and beekeeping.  

Stacie Joiner, TREASURER

Stacie Joiner is a Human Resources professional currently at Raycap, Inc. in Post Falls, Idaho. Stacie has a demonstrated history of working in the manufacturing industry for 10+ years and is skilled in Human Resources, Payroll, Accounting Processes, ADP HRIS systems, Benefits Administration, Employee Engagement, System Integrations, and Customer Service. She is a key partner in the benefits administration, compensation planning, employee relations and recruitment for Raycap. Stacie has been a HRNNI member for many years, and this will be her 3rd year on the board.


As an Idaho native, Stacie enjoys hiking, camping, sitting on the beach at Priest Lake, and taking scenery pictures. She loves exploring all that the Northwest has to offer and is known to take last-minute day trips on the weekends. Her favorite activity though is spending time with her son, daughter and her family.


Kelsey is the Operations Manager for Benefits Exchange Northwest, LLC. She is a licensed Health and Life Insurance Agent, Certified COBRA Administrator, and holds her Consumer Directed Health Care Certification. She works hand in hand with the HR departments ensuring their benefit administration is as streamlined as possible.

She currently serves on the Leadership Coeur d'Alene- CDA Chamber of Commerce Committee, and is a member of Kootenai County Young Professionals and Lady d’Alene’s. Kelsey is a graduate of Leadership Coeur d’Alene Class of 2016 and Advanced Leadership of Coeur d’Alene Class of 2018.

When she isn’t at work or attending community events, you will find her acting as a professional taxi driver for all things football/basketball/any other kid related activities.

Kelsey’s passion is helping others and keeping this community as amazing for her kids as it was for her growing up.

She has been a member of HRNNI since 2017.

Ellen Taylor, SECRETARY

Ellen moved to North Idaho in 2000 and has been working at Mountain West Bank since 2005, where she’s held several roles within HR allowing her to gain a wealth of knowledge and expertise in virtually all areas HR related.  She is currently the Senior Human Resource Generalist. Ellen loves training employees and recently became a Certified Bank Training Professional.  Ellen is passionate about HRNNI and has been a member for over 14 years. She is a self-disclosed HR nerd and loves to read about HR Law as much as possible. As a Board member, she hopes to help provide meaningful educational opportunities to our members and help advance the HR knowledge of our members.


In her spare time, she loves working out, spending time with her family and of course, shopping! She also loves volunteering in the community, especially for Project SEARCH. She assists with mock interviews and is currently a Business Mentor to one of the current class’s Interns. 


Heather was born and raised in Coeur d’Alene.  She loves spending time outside, especially in the sun.  Some of her favorite hobbies are camping, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding.  In the winters, she likes to go sledding and enjoy movies curled up in a blanket.  Her absolute favorite thing to do is spend time with her fiancé and two little girls.


Kerri Straw, Human Resource Consultant for OmniaHR, which works closely with Managers and HR personnel on benefits administration and HR compliance. Kerri has over 20 years in the medical field and over 10 of those are related to insurance. During that time, she has worked for doctor’s offices, hospitals, insurance carriers, and third-party administrators.  Kerri currently holds her Life & Disability License with the State of Idaho. Always seeking to further herself, Kerri graduated with a Bachelor's in Business, Human Resource Management, and holds multiple certificates and licenses.

Kerri has lived in Idaho for over 20-years and enjoys spending time with her family in the great outdoors camping, hiking, kayaking, and fishing.  On beautiful days, you will find Kerri on the back of her Harley-Davidson actively seeing the local region.

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