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Legislative Affairs


    RISHRM A-Team Members on Capitol Hill
    advocating on healthcare and workplace flexibility in 2017 with Senator Jack Reed.
    L-R Kelsey O'donnell, Elissa O'brien from SHRM, Senator Reed,
    Monica Coughlin, Sue O'donnell and Cindy Butler

    The Purpose of the Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC)

    • Communicates to the State Chapter and SHRM National those issues that are concerns to their businesses/organizations/those of SHRM members to actively influence the shaping of public policy in Rhode Island.

    • Facilitates efforts to provide SHRM and SHRM Chapter members with information on State/Federal legislative and regulatory issues affecting the workplace and the management of human resources.

    To better serve the needs of the professional HR community and advance the profession of Human Resources the LAC would like your input. If you have any questions or feedback for our Legislative Committee please contact our Director of Government Affairs.

    As an association dedicated to human resource management, RI- SHRM does not endorse any particular candidate or party in any election. All information on this website is intended only to educate and inform HR professionals on how to become active participants in the political process and it is not for the use of advocating for a particular candidate and/or political party.

    Government Affairs Director Cindy Butler, Legislative Affairs Member Sue O'donnell and A-Team Captain Sheila Felice visit legislators in Washington during SHRM's Annual Legislative and Employment Law Conference trip to the Hill in 2016.

     RI SHRM members with Congressman David Cicilline in March at SHRM's Legislative and Employment Law Conference's Congressional Breakfast in Washington, DC

    RI SHRM members with Congressman David Cicilline in March at SHRM's Legislative and Employment Law Conference's Congressional Breakfast in Washington, DC in 2015.

     Legislative Affairs Committee (LAC) Members

    Priscilla Gonzalez-Santos

    Amie Brunelle

    Maria Corey

    Amy Carosi, SHRM-CP

    Monica Coughlin, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Christine Cunneen

    Amy Deshaies, PHR, SHRM-CP

    Mira Estaphanou, Esq.

    Sheila Felice, A-Team Captain

    Lynn F. Flynn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Gregory Tumolo, Esq.

    David Goldman, SPHR

    Linda Knight

    Linda Lulli, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Sue O’Donnell, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Deb Quinn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Sue Ursillo

    Lynn Watterson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

    Cindy Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP,  Director of Government Affairs