Chapter 151



Andrea Williams, SPHR
Lakeland Regional Health

Andrea Williams has been with LRH since 2014 and currently serves as the Director of Benefits. Previously she 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. 


William Hamrick, SPHR
Publix Supermarkets

William Hamrick has lived in Lakeland since 1999 and is currently the Manager of Labor Relations for Publix Super Markets, Inc. where he is responsible for managing Publix’s labor relations functions.  Prior to this role William was a Labor Relations Specialist with Publix.  Prior to joining Publix, William was the 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) and his academic accomplishments include a BA in Psychology from USF (1993), and an MS in Industrial Psychology from UCF (1998). William served as the FBC Category Lead for HR Metrics, as the Chair of the City of Lakeland Firefighters Pension fund, and as the Cub-master for Pack 104 at FPC.  He is married to Marcy Hamrick (Manager of Talent Acquisition for Publix); they met at while attending USF and have three children together.


Traci Hall, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Center for Retina & Macular Disease

Traci Hall has over 12 years of progressive HR experience.  She holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).  She has a BS degree in Legal Studies from Mississippi University for Women, and a Master’s in Theology.  Traci is currently Director of Human Resources for the Center for Retina and Macular Disease.  She has also worked in workforce development as an Operations Manager, and has experience in banking, hospitality industry, legal field, and in higher education as a full-time instructor.  She is passionate about her profession, and is committed to giving back to her community.  She currently serves on the HR Florida Council as District Director for District 3 (Ocala, Gainesville and Jacksonville).


Nancy Mumm, SHRM-SCP

Nancy Mumm has over 20 years of business experience as an owner of a small business  Since 2011 she has worked for Rounders Logistics as an Office Manager in charge of accounting. In 2014 Nancy expanded her role to include Human Resource Director of VeriTread, a startup tech company changing the heavy equipment transportation industry. She currently holds her SHRM-SCP certification. 



Donna Swygert, SHRM-SCP
StandUP Polk/InnerAct Alliance

Donna Swygert is the Coalition Coordinator for StandUP Polk.  StandUP Polk is a non-profit community coalition working to prevent harm and promote health through education, public awareness and advocacy. Donna’s interest in Human Resources peaked when she chaired the Staff Parish Relations Committee at First United Methodist Church, Lakeland. During this six-year volunteer commitment, she was involved with all of the HR operations for the church.  Donna's background reflects many years of classroom-based teaching experience in Maryland, Georgia, and Florida.  She graduated from the University of Florida with an AA degree and from Florida Southern College with a BS in Elementary Education.  She currently holds her Florida Teaching Certificate with gifted endorsement and has her SHRM SCP certificate. 


Wanda Orengo, SHRM-CP, PHR

Wanda has been in the human resources profession for the last eight years. She has experience handling multiple areas, to include benefits, on-boarding and training, but specializes in leave management (FMLA and ADA), associate relations and performance management. She was a Benefits Specialist and Regional Compliance Administrator for GEICO for six years. Currently, she is the Associate Relations Coordinator at Publix Super Markets. Wanda holds the professional certifications of Certified HR Professional (SHRM-CP) and Professional of Human Resources (PHR). She also holds a BS in Communications from St. John's University. Wanda has been married for 14 years and has three children. 



Natalie Jones, MS, PHR, CPM
City of Lakeland

Natalie has been 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.


Katie Decker, SPHR
Oakley Transport

Katie is an experienced Human Resources Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and transportation/trucking industry. Strong human resources professional skilled in Coaching, Partnership, Team Building, Management, and Leadership.




Tony Kirk, MS,SHRM-CP
Polk County School Board

Tony comes from an earlier background in law enforcement and spent time with the Army National Guard. Currently the Employee Relations Director at the Polk County School Board, Tony is responsible for providing administrative oversight for the Employee Relations Department for the Polk County, Florida School District. The Department’s responsibilities include contract negotiations, mediation, grievance processing and issues regarding equity, discrimination, harassment, and professional and criminal misconduct. The Department also assists in the resolution of work-related problems and plays a significant role in providing independent counseling referrals to employees working through personal, home or family issues. Other responsibilities include unemployment claims and compensation, administering the sick leave bank, and processing leaves of absence (e.g., family medical, medical, military).


Felipe Garces
Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Work 863-298-6319
Cell   863-370-0040

I currently work for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office as the Employee Relations Manager.  I have been with the agency for two years and prior to that I worked six years for Walgreens as an Assistant Store Manager.  Before joining Walgreens I served in the U.S. Army for four years as an HR Specialist and served one year in Iraq.  I have a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Florida Atlantic University and another bachelor’s in business administration from Columbia College.  I am currently attending Villanova University pursing my master’s degree in human resources development.  While I was pursing my criminal justice degree my goal was to be in law enforcement.  Then I decided to join the army and started working in their HR department and I knew right then that this is the career for me.   I still have passion for the law enforcement profession.  I now work for an organization where my two passions have collided into one.  My present professional goal is to excel in the current position I hold and enhance my knowledge of the Human Resources field, as well as further develop my skills and professional tone necessary for a broader management approach with my team members.  


Liz Antaya
Stahl & Associates

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 the Employee Health Benefits arena.



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.


Susan Hames, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Rita Staffing

Susan Hames is the Business Development Manager for Rita Staffing and has been with the company over 20 years. Susan graduate from The University of Alabama with a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and Business Administration. She achieved her SPHR and SHRM-SCP to further ad value to her business operations. Susan's passion for Polk County is evident by her long standing community involvement, many years as a Chapter member and her longevity with Rita Staffing. 


Mid-Florida SHRM

3616 Harden Blvd, #217

Lakeland, FL 33803

Chapter #151


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