This two-part Human Resources Workshop builds off each session. Register for each webinar separately. The second session takes place on October 22, 2021 from 11 AM – 12 PM.

Webinar Agenda:

1. Session Overview moderated by Betsy Wallace 

2. Case Study of a Successful Process/Partnership between a Consultant and a Compensation Committee presented by Sharon Eisenmann and Paula Van Ness

  • Role of a compensation committee
  • Interface between executive and committee
  • Review and revision of executive’s job description
  • Executive self-evaluation report
  • Surveying Board, staff, and community
  • Feedback process for executive

3. Overview of Compensation Practices presented by Kellee Lemons and Dana Zepke, Lemons HR Consulting

  • Executive Compensation & Compliance
    • Comparability Data
    • IRS Rebuttable Presumption of Reasonableness
  • Designing Short-Term Incentive Plans
    • Tying to Individual Goals & Organizational Strategic Plan
  • Other Executive Comp Trends
  • Best Practices in Non-Profits
  • Cost for a study/report

4. Q &A moderated by Betsy Wallace

About the Presenters:

Betsy Wallace

From a career start as a Presentation Skills Coach to corporate HR and now nonprofit consulting, Betsy Wallace has focused her passion and expertise on helping Leaders and Organizations increase their impact and effectiveness. At Merrill Lynch, Betsy managed an Executive Development group where her team designed succession planning and development processes for the top 300 leaders of a 15,000-person business unit.  She was then selected to build two new Human Resource departments.

In 2018 Betsy joined the board of Rise in Mercer County, NJ and soon became the VP of governance with a focus on board development.  The annual Executive Director performance review process was quickly added to her responsibilities.  Recent nonprofit projects include succession planning for staff and boards, helping nonprofits identify their Core Values and link them with their HR practices, and leadership development for staff and boards. With a Master’s degree in Organizational Communication, Betsy’s first love is interpersonal skills coaching for executives, leaders, professionals, and students, developing their potential within the context of their organizational and career goals.

Sharon Eisenmann

Bringing over 30 years of experience in the field of human resources with her, Sharon Eisenmann relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2018 and quickly fell in love with the southwest – its people, landscapes and culture.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Sharon spent her first 10 years in Human Resources in the for-profit sector, then transitioned to higher education.  Over the next 25 years, she served as the Chief HR Officer for two Philadelphia area institutions – Gwynedd-Mercy University and Saint Joseph’s University – where she was responsible for strategic Human Resources effectiveness and leadership, including HR information systems, compliance, employee relations, training, organizational design, talent recruitment, onboarding and engagement, recognition and community building events, benefits, and compensation administration.

During those years, she served as consultative business partner to university leadership and management teams and led initiatives such as the implementation of market-based compensation programs for faculty and staff and the development of a multi-module management training program.

Sharon is equally committed to her roles as mother and grandmother and cherishes time with her son and daughter-in-law, her three grandchildren and her Siberian husky.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in education and is an avid reader and writer.  She also enjoys hiking, swimming, baking and music.

Paula Van Ness is a seasoned nonprofit executive with more than 40 years in CEO/Executive Director positions locally and nationally. Previously, she served in the top executive position for Family Planning Centers of Greater LA, AIDS Project Los Angeles, National AIDS Fund, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Starlight Children’s Foundation, Make-A-Wish America, and Connecticut Community Foundation. She has extensive experience on nonprofit boards and currently serves on three nonprofit boards with leadership positions as board chair, finance chair and governance chair. She has a Master’s degree in human resources and organizational development and currently directs the Center for Healthy Nonprofits at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.

Kellee Lemons is a SHRM Senior Certified Professional and founder of Lemons HR Consulting, a firm specializing in wage market analysis, employment analytics, and compensation systems design. She has over 20 years of experience in HR and Healthcare Administration and has held analyst and leadership roles in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Marketing, and Practice Management throughout her career. Ms. Lemons is passionate about social justice and is proud to approach her work with a focus on equity. She has served on the Board of Directors for SHRM of Greater Tucson since 2018 and co-chairs its Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee.

Dana Zepke is a SHRM Certified Professional and a Compensation Consultant with Lemons HR Consulting. Dana has a background in human resources management and has been an HR practitioner in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. Dana has been focused in compensation analysis and consulting since March of 2020 and enjoys helping organizations build equitable, and sustainable compensation systems. Dana is the Deputy Diversity Director for the Arizona SHRM State Council and has served as the co-chair of the SHRM of Greater Tucson Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Committee since 2019.