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    Janelle Rodriguez, PHR, SHRM-CP


    Janelle is a Human Resources Consultant with Paychex, Inc., a nationally recognized payroll & HR outsourcing provider headquartered in Rochester, NY.  She has been in the field of human resources for 15+ years in various industries such as high speed technology, power management and payroll outsourcing. Janelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Central Florida, College of Business and holds the PHR & SHRM-CP certifications. Janelle has been a member of several human resource organizations including: SHRM, SMA of South Florida, HRABC and GMSHRM. She is serving her seventh year on the Board of Directors for Staffing Management Association of South Florida.

    Colin McDonald, MS, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Past President

    Vice President to Human Resources with over 14 years of Healthcare and Corporate HR experience in a variety of sectors, including union and nonunion environments. Experience initiating cost containment strategies resulting in significant cost savings. Ability to address and implement strategic plans for talent acquisition, retention and succession planning. Proven skills in labor and employment law, including complaint investigations to thwart legal action. Experience in developing and leading top performing team and promoting increased productivity resulting in value-added customer service

    Richard Jennette, DBA, LLM

    Interim Treasurer, Webmaster

    As a resident of Broward County since 1968, Mr. Jennette spent his early years in Broward County in the Emergency Medical Services field. He also served as the CFO of a Broward-based Internet startup and a volunteer consultant with the SBDC at Florida Atlantic University. He served as CFO and CCO for clients in the financial services, real estate development and health care industries.

    He is certified as a Master Black Belt Six Sigma, and in Lean Management, Total Quality Management, Kaizen and Human Resources. He also holds a Certified Business Manager certification, Certified Sarbanes Oxley Expert, Certified Hedge Fund Compliance Expert and is a QuickBooks Pro Advisor.

    Tashania Morris, MSHRM, SHRM-CP

    President-Elect, Vice President of Programs

    Tashania Morris, MSHRM,SHRM-CP, CDF is a certified HR professional who loves all things
    HR. She started her career as a paralegal and has over six years’ experience in the legal field
    specializing in the areas of foreclosure and bankruptcy. She is currently an employee relations
    consultant and has a master’s degree in human resource management. Both her education and
    experience has equipped her with the tools needed to think strategically in order to develop
    creative solutions to problems in the workplace. As a Career Development Facilitator, she
    loves all things career and personal development. Her mission is to empower, educate and
    promote change from within.

    Betty Perez

    Vice President of Marketing

    Betty is a Senior Human Resources Generalist for a national payroll provider focused on assisting clients with their HR and overall service needs. She has extensive experience is many areas such as human resources, finance, payroll processing and supervisory experience. Betty obtained her Bacherlor's in Business Administration from DeVry University and is actively pursing her MBA from Northcentral University. Betty is excited to take her career to the next level by volunteering with SMA South Florida as their new VP of Marketing and HR FL Conference Ambassador while also giving back to the local HR community.

    Candice Cobb, Esq.

    Legislative Affairs Director

    Candice is a private attorney concentrating in the areas of Business Law, General Civil Litigation and providing Business Analytics and Solutions to companies. Candice has passion for improving organizations through data intelligence and its most valuable resource: Its workforce.  She has been a Guest Speaker in areas including Employee Misclassification as well as Workplace Diversity and Inclusion laws and competitive practices.

    Candice is a member of the Broward County Bar Association, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar, and has served as the Spokesperson for the 2016-2017 Professional Leadership Mentee Class of The National Women of Color Empowerment Institute and has served as a member of the National Conference Awards Committee of the National Urban League Young Professionals Network, as Senior Vice President of the Urban League of Broward County’s Young Professionals Network, a volunteer project leader for HandsOn Broward as well as held several other non-profit board positions.