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 Hunt, SHRM-CP, PRESIDENT

Katie has over five years of experience in business development. She has a passion for helping people find financial solutions, giving them every opportunity to live well. Katie has her SHRM-CP Certificate, a HR certification through North Idaho College, an Idaho State Health & Disability license, and a degree in business administration.

 

She is very active in her community as a member of the Coeur d'Alene Chamber Board of Directors, Kootenai County Police & Fire Memorial Foundation Board of Directors, Coeur d'Alene Rotary, President of the Human Resources Network of North Idaho, and is a founding member of the Lady d'Alenes Organization.

 

If she is not working or serving in her community, you’ll find Katie doing what she loves most, cheering her daughters on in their sports and extra-curricular activities.   

Rob Riley, VICE PRESIDENT

Rob Riley is a Principal/ Business Development Manager for Mercer Health and Benefits, which is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies family. He joined Mercer in 2017 after spending the previous 10 years in the Payroll/HR field with ADP. One of his greatest joys is helping employees understand their employers’ health benefits and how to get the most value out of every healthcare dollar spent.

Rob grew up in Northern California and graduated from Utah Valley State College with his degree in business. He converted his high school job into a business, building custom swimming pools. He likes to volunteer in the community with his local church, CDA Trap and Skeet Club and Community Action Partnership. Rob, his wife Tiffany, along with three children moved to Coeur d’Alene in 2006. Now with a total of five kids, they are heavily involved with local sports and enjoying the mountains and lakes that the great State of Idaho has to offer.

Amy Reynolds, PHR/SHRM-CP, PAST PRESIDENT ADVISOR

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, travelling and beekeeping.  

Stacie Joiner, TREASURE

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 Moen, SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR

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 Andrews, MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

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, PHR/SHRM-CP, WEBSITE DESIGN

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 Technical Certificate in Business with Human Resource emphasis from North Idaho College and is currently pursuing further education in Business Leadership.

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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