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SHRM – Racine & Kenosha Area Chapter (SRKA) is an affiliated chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). We received our charter in July of 2007 and are well on our way to achieving our objective of being a vital HR resource in the Racine and Kenosha County area. We are committed to serving you, the HR Professional, and to advancing the HR Profession.

Our meetings take place on the third Thursday of each month and the location rotates throughout the Racine and Kenosha area.  Meetings are typically held at breakfast or lunch.  We offer this variety of times and locations to ensure everyone has convenient access to these learning and networking forums. Programming, leadership and other opportunities revolve around the Core Leadership Areas (CLA’s) and we are open to any other ideas from our membership.  Nearly all of our sessions qualify for credit through HRCI and SHRM. 

SRKA has several open opportunities to serve on the Board.  If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, please contact Jane Kurylo.  Here are the open roles:

Diversity Director

Government Affairs Director


Our 2024 Board Members:

The SRKA Board is committed to meeting the HR needs of the community by serving the professional and advancing the profession in the Racine & Kenosha area.  If you have questions about SRKA please feel free to direct your inquiry to the appropriate board member listed below:

Jane Kurylo, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Chapter President

Diane Henderson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President Elect

Marc Padron

VP Programming

Stefanie Stamper

Social Media Director

Kim Schoening, PHR

VP of Membership

Angel Carlson

Membership Director

Danielle Diel, SHRM-CP

Workforce Readiness Director

Feleicia Nixon-Gregory

Foundation Director

Shari Karasek, PHR, SHRM-CP


Ekundayo Akinlade, PhD, SHRM-SCP

College Relations Director


Lori Schuttenhelm



Zasmine Lewis

Michelle Smith

Pictured above: 2018 Board Members

Standing from left to right:  Wendy Shriver, Karen Terry, Shari Karasek, Sheree Yates, Tim Leonard, Marc Padron, Teresa Davila and Lori Schuttenhelm.

Seated from left to right:  Jean Kaiser, Jane Kurylo, Danielle Herbrechtsmeier and Diane Henderson.  

Not pictured:  Daphne Ursu

Pictured above: 2017 Board Members

Standing from left to right:  Wendy Shriver, Loretta Olson, LaVetta Buckley-Hunter, Sheree Yates, Shari Karasek and Karen Terry.

Seated from left to right:  Jean Kaiser, Jane Kurylo, Diane Henderson and Danielle Herbrechtsmeier.  

Not pictured:  Daphne Ursu

2016 Board Members include (from left to right) Susan Richardson, Shari Karasek, Sheree Yates, Wendy Shriver, Daphne Ursu, Nancy Braam, Jane Kurylo, Diane Henderson and Marta Kultgen. 


Jane Kurylo is an HR professional with more than 25 years of HR experience the majority of which has been in manufacturing companies.   Jane has served in HR management and generalist roles with a focus on talent acquisition, employee relations and engagement.  She also spent a few years working in Workforce Development.  Jane is currently a Human Resources Business Partner with Delta Defense, LLC.

Jane has a BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and holds the SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certifications. 

Jane was a founding member of SHRM – Racine/Kenosha Area (SRKA) in 2007 and has been actively involved in the Chapter ever since.  She served in numerous Board roles over the past 15 years and is credited with bringing technology and a full service website to the Chapter.  She served as President from 2017-2019 and more than doubled the membership from 72 to 179 during that three-year stint.  She attributes this to crafting a hardworking and dedicated Board who planned and executed fantastic programming, networking events and partnerships with the local business community.  She returned to the President role starting in 2023.

Jane resides in Bristol, WI with her husband and has two adult children.  In her free time, she enjoys traveling and listening to live music.

Shari Karasek is an HR professional with more than 20 years of experience, the majority of which has been with Lee Enterprises.  She has been a Regional Human Resources Director for Lee Enterprises, covering Wisconsin, Minnesota and Indiana.  Locally, you will know Lee Enterprises as The Journal Times and Kenosha News.

Shari has a BS in Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds the PHR and SHRM-CP Certifications. 

Shari was a founding member of SHRM – Racine/Kenosha Area (SRKA) in 2007 and has been actively involved in the Chapter ever since.  She currently serves on the Board as Secretary.  Prior roles include Foundation CLA, Diversity CLA, and College Relations CLA. 

Shari is a proud graduate of the Leadership Racine program and has devoted much time and energy to the continuation of the program over the years since graduation.

Shari resides in Caledonia, WI with her husband.  They have two adult children.  Passions outside of work include cheering for her Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers, reading and creating art through paint by numbers.


Feleicia Nixon-Gregory is Human Resources Consultant and Workforce Development Professional with 20 years of experience in Workforce Development industry.  Feleicia’s work passion is diversity and inclusion, recruitment, employment retention and engagement, and career development.

As a Servant Leader, she has invested 20 years working for state and government entities as a Workforce Professional where she has served as implementation project manager on DE&I projects that has made a significant social impact in Lake County, Illinois. She has been a force behind workplace awards and recognition. She is known as a SME in the area of career development and planning and her work with vulnerable populations.

She has achieved a Master’s in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s in Workforce Education and Development and excited to be involved with the local SHRM chapter SRKA as Foundation Director in the Southern Wisconsin area where she calls home.


Danielle is an HR Professional with over 15 years of experience in HR and People Management. She’s worked in a wide variety of industries including hospitality, food and beverage, real estate, property management, and manufacturing. Currently she is a

Human Resources Consultant for Elevated Talent Consulting – providing human resources and leadership expertise to help businesses build and optimize their human resource structures from the ground up.


She joined the SRKA board in 2023 and is excited to join a group of local HR professionals that are as passionate about people and talent as she is. In her role as Workforce Readiness chair she focuses on creating relationships with local schools, workforce development agencies, and transitional facilities to help prepare Wisconsin’s future workforce to succeed and help grow the local talent pool, while helping to remove barriers that can so often face people entering or re-entering the workforce.


Danielle earned her Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, from Cardinal Stritch University in Business Administration in 2021 and her SHRM-CP designation in 2022. Her passion has always been in behavioral sciences and her current work allows her to help show others how behavioral sciences can be used in the workplace to engage and inspire staff and create amazing cultures.

When she is not geeking out over anything people and culture, you can find her hiking in the woods, volunteering with local schools, exploring the country with her family, and rescuing animals. She is also an avid reader of most any fiction or non-fiction book and is usually reading several at the same time (She count Brene Brown and Neil Gaiman among her favorite authors).  Danielle was raised in the Kenosha/Racine area and currently lives in Racine County with her husband, 2 kids, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.



Dr. Ekundayo (Dayo) Akinlade is an Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources in the College of Business, Economics and Computing at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, with over 25 years of HR and management experience. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management from the University of Illinois, at Chicago. 

Dayo’s research covers topics including diversity, human resource practices, leadership, and creativity. She has presented her work in both national and international conferences and has published her academic research in different management journals.  

Dayo holds a SHRM-SCP and a SHRM talent acquisition specialty credential. Prior to joining academia, Dayo worked for several years in various managerial roles, including as a management consultant with Accenture, and has worked in Nigeria, Britain, Switzerland, and the United States.  


Dayo is a founding managing member and lead consultant of IMAGIN Consulting, LLC, a leadership training and business consulting agency.  


Marc started with the Chapter as one of our first Ambassadors. He served as Government Affairs Director, President and now Past President. He is an experienced sales and account manager with a demonstrated history in HR, Talent and Organizational Development. His background is primarily focused on Compliance, Talent and Culture. 

Marc works remotely as a Senior Account Executive for Paycor. In the past, he was an account executive for and an account director for MRA. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, golfing, a cold beer, and spending time with his wife and 2 girls.

Diane Henderson is an HR professional with 20 + years of experience in Human Resources with Educators Credit Union.  She has held a variety of roles from VP of Human Resources, Recruiting, Benefits, payroll, etc.  She has a BS in Finance from UW Parkside and currently is SPHR and SHRM-SCP Certified. 

Diane started with the SHRM Racine/Kenosha Area (SRKA) board in 2016 holding the roles of Treasurer and Secretary.  After a few years off, she has rejoined the board in 2023 as the Treasurer.  She lives in Kansasville with her husband and 2 teenagers. 


Angel has worked for Johnson Financial Company for over 18 years and has held multiple positions in the organization. Currently she is working in HR as an AVP Talent Acquisition Specialist where her main focus is to find great talent for the organization within many lines of business.

She joined the SRKA board as an ambassador in 2023. In addition, she has the APHR designation from HRCI. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, antiquing, spending time with friends/family, and in the summer she and her husband travel around in their travel trailer camping and exploring.


Kim has worked for the Andis Company for over 18 years, where she has held multiple positions within HR. Most currently, she is the Manager of Talent Development, where she serves as a strategic business partner for the leadership team and is focused on workforce planning, recruitment, employee engagement, employee relations, labor relations, retention, and compensation. 

Kim holds a B.B.A. in Human Resources from UW-Milwaukee.

When not working, Kim loves spending time with her husband and daughter planning their next boating adventure or with their two rambunctious Boston Terriers.

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SRKA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

Chapter #0712

PO Box 085453

Racine, WI  53408

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