Heartland for Children
Jacquelyn is currently employed with Heartland for Children, since 2004. She has been in HR with Heartland since 2008, but prior to that she had about 12 years (1990 through 2002) as Personnel Manager with Laborers Local 1240, as a construction union. She was also employed with the Department of Children and Families as a Child Care Licensing Admin Assistant. Her Bachelor’s degree is in business management with an emphasis in human resources. She also has an HR Certification through the University of Central Florida.
Natalie Jones, SHRM-CP, PHR
Natalie currently works as the Manager of EAP for Publix Super Markets Inc. Prior to this, Natalie was a Labor Relations Specialist and Survey Projects Analyst with Publix. In the past she worked with the City of Lakeland since 2009 as an HR Generalist and Specialist. She previously served the American Cancer Society in Talent and Development and was an HR Rep for the University of Central Florida (her alma mater). Natalie has her Bachelors and Masters Degree from UCF. She is PHR and SHRM-CP certified and has been a chapter member with Mid-Florida SHRM since 2011.
William Hamrick, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Publix Super Markets, Inc.
William Hamrick has lived in Lakeland since 1999 and is currently the Director of the Labor Relations Group at Publix Super Markets, Inc. where he is responsible for managing Publix’s Labor Relations, EAP and Survey functions. Prior to joining Publix, William was the HR/Civil Service Director for the City of Lakeland from 2004 -2013 and the HR Manager for Electric Machinery Enterprises from 1997 – 2004. William holds the professional certifications of Senior Certified HR Professional (SHRM-SCP), Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR), Certified Public Manager (CPM), and Certified Pension Trustee (CPPT); his academic accomplishments include a BA in Psychology from USF (1993), an MS in Industrial Psychology from UCF (1998), and he's currently working on a PhD in Industrial Psychology with Liberty University. William serves, or has served, in many HR related volunteer roles including as the first Florida Benchmarking Consortium's Category Lead for HR Metrics, as the Chair of the City of Lakeland Firefighters Pension fund, as Director of Workforce Readiness for HR Florida, and as a board member with CUE Inc. He is married to Marcy Hamrick (Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition for Publix); they met at while attending USF (Go Bulls!) and have three children together.
VICE PRESIDENT OF FINANCE
Controller at Laundry Pro of Florida
Heidi Porter has been in Finance for over 20 years. Prior to moving back to Florida, she was the Finance Director for the Town of South Hill, Virginia. In 2015 Heidi became the Accounting and Administrative Manager for Createch Machine and Design, and in 2020 joined the Lakeland Country Club as its Controller, she is currently the Controller at Laundry Pro of Florida.
Heidi has been our VP of Finance since 2019. In this role Heidi is responsible for managing all Accounting functions and Financials as well as Human Resources functions. Heidi recently completed the Plant City Leadership Program and was selected to join the Leadership Alumni Board.
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS
Greg Sale, a business owner of OMS Insurance Group, Inc., has more than 23 years of experience in the group health and workers’ comp insurance industry. He was President of Central Florida Health Underwriters in 2005 and 2006. He sits on the Blue Cross Blue Shield, Unitedhealthcare, AvMed, and Humana Agent Councils. He was awarded Agent of the Year by Humana in 2002; and Agent of the Year by the Central Florida Health Underwriters in 2006. He was awarded the “Top Producer” award for Unitedhealthcare (Florida) in 2011. In 2012 was named to the National Principles Council (select group of brokers to oversee health reform’s PPACA) by the National Association of Health Underwriters for his innovation in wellness integration. In 2015 he was appointed to the Leading Producers National Round Table headed in Washington DC.
Greg has a BB in Finance from Univ. of Florida, BM from FSC, MM from USF and a Doctorate from Hartt Conservatory of Music, University of Hartford. Greg currently resides in Lakeland, Fla., with his wife Christina and their two children Ethan and Olivia.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MEMBERSHIP
Vickie Krolak, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Vickie Krolak is an HR Consultant at iHire. She is a highly knowledgeable and results-driven professional with 10+ years of experience in HR, accounting, and office administration, working mostly for SaaS businesses. Vickie has full life cycle HR experience and a strong passion for employee engagement, recruitment, training, and development.
VICE PRESIDENT OF ADMINISTRATION
Marla Cavendish, SHRM-CP
Marla is the HR director for Peace River. Marla has more than 12 years’ experience in human resources and continuous improvement. She dedicates her time to cultivating a positive, energizing company culture and derives her passion from helping employees identify and achieve their goals.
Her experience spans Canada and the United States and encompasses recruitment, payroll, benefits, compensation, and leadership in human resources. Excited and invigorated by challenges in the workplace, Marla thrives in Advicare’s dynamic, results-driven environment, where employees’ collaboration and achievements are highly valued.
Marla has earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Leadership, Human Resources Management and Services as well her as SHRMP-CP designation.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT / CERTIFICATION
Matina Wagner, MA, SHRM-SCP
Polk State College
Matina Wagner is a passionate servant leader who is dedicated to student success! She attended college while living abroad, working full time and raising a family. This experience has provided her with insight to the daily struggles of working adult students. After spending ten years in government service, Matina spent seven years serving as the Recycling Program Administrator for the Walt Disney World Company, before finding her true mission in education. At Polk State College for more than fifteen years, she has worked in Advising, Recruiting, Student Services, and now serves as the Internship & Experiential Learning Coordinator. In this role, she helps students find ways to gain experience and people with experience become students and earn credit for what they know. She loves matching companies looking for talent with students seeking careers. Matina holds a graduate degree in Human Resources and teaches business, internship and experiential learning courses as an adjunct both online and in hybrid formats. She serves as the Workforce Readiness Director for MidFlorida SHRM, the as the Professional Development Director on the FloridaACE Board of Directors, as well serving on other community committees.
COMMUNICATIONS & SOCIAL MEDIA
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested
Lance Fulse SHRM-CP and PHR
Director of Human Resources, Harrell's
863-400-5409 Office 863-344-1313 Mobile
Lance Fulse is currently the HR Director for Harrell’s LLC in Lakeland, Florida. He has over 20 years of service in the field of Human Resources. He’s a certified professional in Human Resources and a Certified Public Manager. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership.
RICP, SHRM-CP, PHR
Carmen spent years in the insurance industry working with individuals and business owners helping them build strong, solid financial futures. With initial experience in individual retirement plans, Carmen's responsibilities blossomed later into individual retirement analysis for both the employee and for those needing individual counsel for crafting their retirement goals and plans. Carmen works with businesses who are seeking to either establish a retirement plan or have their current plan reviewed. Carmen is affiliated with Southport Capital (RIA, Registered Investment Advisory Firm) Licensed in Life/Health Obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing (1985) and Masters of Science Degree in Management, Georgia State University (1991) in Organizational Behavior RICP (Retirement Income Certified Professional), PHR, RA IAR (Investment Advisory Representative)
Stahl & Associates
the Employee Health Benefits arena.Liz is an Employee Benefits Consultant and Account Executive for one of the largest privately owned independent insurance agencies in Florida, Stahl & Associates Insurance. She is committed to establishing long-term partnerships with her clients and helping to assess needs and long term goals within
WORK FORCE READINESS
Jennifer Thereau, SHRM-CP
Survey Project Analyst| Human Resources
863-688-1188 (ext) 54356
Former HR Manager at Katie Button Restaurants, current HR Survey Project Analyst at Publix Super Markets Inc. with over 10 years of HR experience.
Andrea Williams, SPHR
Andrea Williams current works for Advent Health as an HR Business Partner/Market Director. She was previously with LRH since 2014 and served as the Director of Benefits. She has also worked for the Winter Haven Hospital, Polk Sherriff, and GEICO. Andrea has her Bachelors Degree in HR from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Employment Law from Nova Southeastern. She has been a chapter member since 2014.