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2014 Fall Conference


October 2 & 3 (Business Partner Day October 2, 2014)


Hilton Garden Inn

1800 NW Gilman Blvd

Issaquah, WA 98027

Phone: 425-837-3600


Reserve your room by 9/10/2014 to get the special rate of $144. Make sure you ask for the special rate for the WA State Healthcare HR Association conference.

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What's New?

Congratulations to Our New Board Members


PRESIDENT ELECT:  Amanda Adams             

HRMS Manager at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

         WSHHRA member four plus years

         Three years as the WSHHRA Vice President of Membership

         Currently the HRMS Manager at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital

         Attended Washington State University specializing in Business and Human Resources

         Current Advisory Board Member for the Washington State Center of Excellence Allied Health

         Five plus years of experience in outpatient and inpatient healthcare settings

Vice President MembershipPam Healea                                         

Human Resources Director at PMH Medical Center

         Human Resources Director with PMH Medical Center for three and one-half years. 

         Thirty-five years of experience in the Human Resources field with a focus on staffing, employee /labor relations, and project development. 

         Twenty-seven years of her career has been in the healthcare environment. 

         Attended Portland State University with a focus in Human Resources

         Certified Staffing Specialist through National Association of Personnel Services,

         WSHHRA member for three and one-half years. 

SECRETARY:  Amy Etelamaki, PHR                            
Human Resources Generalist at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest

         Nine years HR in healthcare/non-profit

         Five years HR in manufacturing

         WSHHRA member about 8 years

         Active volunteer with a local dog rescue and have previously been an active volunteer with other non-profit organizations serving the local community

LEGISLATIVE LIAISON:  Chandra Rodriguez, PHR               

HR Generalist at Samaritan Healthcare

         HR Generalist at Samaritan Healthcare in Moses Lake 

         Worked in the Human Resources field for 7 years 

         Became PHR certified in December 2009 and currently working towards a degree 

         Been a WSHHRA member since 2010 

         Primary HR functions include employee relations, labor relations, employee safety, and assists with recruiting as needed


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WSHHRA has elected new board members for 2014!

  • Juliet Nelson, Past President
  • Kim Washburn, President
  • Amanda Adams, President Elect
  • Pam Healea, Vice President
  • Amy Etelamaki, Secretary
  • Marlo Willis, Treasurer
  • Chandra Rodriguez, Legislative and Labor Liaison
  • Kelly McQuerry, Communications Liaison
  • Lisa McDaniel, Website



Our Vision

WSHHRA's vision is to establish itself as a leader in the healthcare industry, such that human resource professionals consider membership and participation essential to their professional success.

Our Mission

WSHHRA is determined that services to its membership will set the standard for excellence for other professional organizations. Its conference and other offerings will be seen as the best of their kind, providing participants with cutting-edge information that will establish them as centers of influence in their organizations and in the industry at large.

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Steven Stahl

2013 Kathy Franz Award

Steven has been very active with WSHHRA serving as the President Elect, President and Past President. Steven was instrumental in organizing our group and establishing an annual planning Board meeting which really helped our Board gel and introduce new Board Members.


Steven has always supported the conferences and WSHHRA even after his tenure on the Board. Steven also became our Regional Consultant and remained very involved in Healthcare Human Resources representing our chapter at the National level.


Steven is always one of the first to offer resources and respond to the Google groups. I can always count on him to provide his expertise and offer resources.


Steven was such a joy to work with on the Board. He was always so supportive, organized and positive. I cannot think of a better person to nominate for the Kathy Franz award as he embodies the characteristics of Kathy a true professional, excellent mentor, supportive member and committed to the profession.


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