TAHRA Chapter Committees

TAHRA currently has 7 Chapter Committees actively working to improve TAHRA services to members and the community. Please contact our committee chairs if you have any questions or have an interest in joining a committee.

Diversity & Inclusion

The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating local activities concerning diversity issues. The committee will lead the efforts towards increasing diversity in the chapter's membership and to publicize successful diversity programs in the local community. In addition, the committee will continually develop and/or distribute information and materials to chapter members to promote diversity in the workplace. This committee is also responsible for planning ROI every other year.

VP of Diversity & Inclusion

Terasita Cowan, MBA, M.Ed, SHRM-CP, PHR




The Education Committee is responsible for planning and coordinating Learning Labs for TAHRA. Learning Labs offer educational opportunities to TAHRA members (and guests) by providing current, relevant, interesting "and even entertaining" information relative to the ever-changing world of Human Resources. The Committee meets once or twice per year to decide on the topics (based on member input & suggestions). Committee members secure the speakers and facilitate the Labs.

VP of Education

Erin Hughes, BBHR



Legislative Affairs

The Legislative Affairs Committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating pending legislative, regulatory and legal action at the federal, state and local level that may have an impact on the management of human resources. The committee then presents the legislative report or update to the board of directors and fellow members as appropriate. TAHRA's Annual Legislative Conference is planned by this Committee.

VP of Legislative Affairs

Harrison Kosmider



Membership & Hospitality

The Membership & Hospitality Committee is responsible for reaching out to HR professionals or SHRM members who are not currently TAHRA members, conducting new member orientation, creating fun ways to increase membership and highlight current members through meetings, newsletters, etc. The committee is also responsible for setting up a hospitality table at program meetings to greet new members, pair new members with board members and/or seasoned TAHRA members and taking the pulse of current member satisfaction.

VP of Membership

Ashley McIntosh, PHR


Hospitality Chair

GlenNel Barlow, SHRM-SCP, SPHR




The Programs Committee is responsible for providing quality programs monthly for the chapter membership. The committee selects topics and speakers for program meetings, secures speakers and makes arrangements, writes articles for the newsletter describing the programs and ensures that program meetings run smoothly. This committee meets 3-4 times per year to coordinate programs.

VP of Programs

Lance Thompson




The Registration Committee leads the registration process at each program meeting and learning lab, collects appropriate fees, distributes name badges, disseminates program handouts, directs members and guests and arrives 30 minutes early to each meeting. This is a fun committee which allows committee members to greet and interact with TAHRA members and guests.

Registration Chair

Cynthia Simmons Taylor, SHRM-CP, PHR