The on-going Roundtable for Human Resources professionals in nonprofits will hold its next meeting on May 25th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM via Zoom.

In this month’s meeting, we will be joined by Sherry Downer, who will be presenting PTO & Other Hot Topics in HR. During this facilitated conversation, we will cover a range of HR issues in nonprofits, including effective PTO policies and legal considerations surrounding those policies.

If HR is in your job description and you’d like to join this group, contact Paula Van Ness at

About Our Speaker

Ms. Downer is a labor and employment and business disputes attorney with experience in both the private sector and federal EEO law. Prior to establishing her own law firm, Ms. Downer was a director in a large regional law firm and focused her practice on representing companies in litigation before courts and administrative agencies on a variety of business and employment disputes. Ms. Downer’s experience includes contract drafting and disputes, litigation and counseling regarding discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, non-competition and trade secrets, family and medical leave, disability, accommodation, the National Labor Relations Act, and federal sector employment law, including grievances, arbitration, EEO and labor organization issues. She also drafts policies and conducts internal investigations and management level and employee training and has experience with Arizona public records law. Ms. Downer is admitted in Arizona and obtained her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arizona in 2004. She graduated cum laude from the University of Arizona in 2000 with a double major in Political Science and Communication and a minor in English.