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Congratulations to Jan Foselli-

HR Martin County 2010 HR Professional of the Year!!



Annually, the Human Resource Management Association of Martin County, (HR Martin) recognizes an individual for his/her contributions in advancing the human resource profession. The 2010 HR Martin County Schoonover Professional of the Year Award, named for Nicki Schoonover - a founding chapter member, was awarded to Jan Foselli. Although many individuals in the chapter display the characteristics of professionalism, Jan Foselli, the Business Development Manager at Staffing Solutions of the Treasure Coast and an active member of HR Martin for many years, stands out amongst her colleagues.

Jan is the Vice President of Membership and also the Workforce Readiness Chair for HR Martin County, has served as an officer of the organization more than once and has chaired or participated on just about every HR Martin committee, sometimes participating in numerous assignments in any given membership year. Beyond HR Martin, Jan Foselli is currently a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), an Ambassador for the Palm City Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer of the Preferred Professionals of Martin County, a United Way of Martin County Loaned Executive, member of the Recruitment & Staffing Professionals, and the Martin County Interagency Coalition. She is a role model for other HR professionals, demonstrating leadership, interest, energy, willingness to share with her colleagues her knowledge and expertise in the HR field, and a “can do” attitude to succeed in all her endeavors. In her spare time, Jan is a road and off-road bicycle fan, a fitness enthusiast and loves to fish and hunt. She cultivates her creative side with scrapbooking and making greeting cards.

Congratulations to our Newest 2010 Certified Members!

Donna Buscema, SPHR

Aixa Stacy, PHR

Denice Polselli, PHR

Brenda Kelly, PHR

HR Martin County Receives Distinguished Superior Merit Award!

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, Va., has awarded the Superior Merit Chapter designation to HR Martin County for its scope of work in perpetuating and supporting the mission of the organization in 2009.

The Society for Human Resource Management is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. HR Martin County is proud to be one of the 575 affiliated chapters.

HR Martin County, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is one of 93 chapters receiving the distinction in SHRM’s Southeast Region comprised of 10 states, D.C., the Atlantic Council and 160 affiliated chapters.

“This recognition demonstrates both the leadership and the successful partnership the chapter has with SHRM to serve the networking and professional development needs of human resource professionals and to the advancement of the human resources profession” noted Pamela J. Green, SPHR, Chief Membership Officer for SHRM.

HR Martin County receives a Certificate of Recognition, a specialized banner to display at its meetings and events, and is being recognized in SHRM’s publications and at its conferences.

“HR Martin County has received this distinguished award for many years and we are proud to receive it once again and be able to serve the profession and advance the HR professional through our educational programs and community partnerships,” said Jodi Dargan, 2009 past-president.

In addition to this Superior Merit designation, HR Martin County was recognized by the SHRM Foundation as Chapter Champion for 2009. The SHRM Foundation is the nonprofit affiliate of SHRM. A leading funder of HR research grants, the Foundation produces publications and educational resources to advance the HR profession. In order to qualify as a chapter champion, chapters must make a contribution to the SHRM foundation, appoint a Foundation Coordination, and host a special event in support of the Foundation.

10th Annual Steps to Success a Raging Success!

HR Martin County, in collaboration with the Martin County School District Department of Vocational, Adult and Community Education (V.A.C.E.), held the 10th Annual Steps to Success Program on April 15, 2010, at the IRSC Wolf Technology Center.  Students from the Martin County, Jensen Beach and South Fork High School as well as Clark Advanced Learning Center and Spectrum spent the day in a professional conference setting attending workshops, listening to inspirational speakers and participating in career development activities.



Jan Foselli, Program Chair, stated, “The Steps to Success program is a successful partnership between the students, the school system and private enterprise. As professionals in the business world, we want today’s youth to be prepared for the world of work. Through this program, we are able to provide the students with the tools they need to enter the workforce.”



The 2010 Steps to Success program, titled Storm Proof Your Career, provided 130 career technical students critical information to help them develop successful career building strategies and provide them with the tools needed to prompt future achievements. Students were given the Prepare, Act, Succeed - Tool Kit 2010 containing information on Resume Writing, Interviewing Techniques, Personal Technology in the Work Place, The Positive and Pitfalls of Cyberspace and Attitude and Proper Behavior in the Workplace. Also included in the Toolkit was a pocket size “Career Passport” containing bullet points for effective and successful interviewing.



This years Steps to Success workshops topics and presenters were:

  • “The Long and Windy Road”, presented by Amy Manko and Jacki Nardone, Treasure Coast Hospice Counseling Services, identified healthy coping skills for dealing with life stressors.
  • "Building your Financial Foundation”, presented by Matt Resch, Finance, Planning, and Logistics Management for Martin County Fire Rescue, guided students in budgeting their  money, basic cash flow management and understanding the importance of good  credit.
  • “I Got the Job-Now What?”, presented by Laurie Boyer, Educator with Palm Pointe Educational Research School (and HR professional), coached students on how to stand out as a valued employee in the workplace.
  •  “The Customer”, presented by Kim Brisky, RN, Educational Specialist with Martin Memorial Health Systems, displayed the importance and value of customer service in any organization.

The Steps To Success program was free to all student participants and their teachers. All associated expenses were underwritten by in-kind contributions, corporate sponsorship and private donations.


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