HRM Advisory Board

HRM Advisory Board



No matter what field students enter after graduation, studying human resource management prepares students for a wide range of jobs and positions. Effective leadership of human resources requires an understanding of the strategy, law, and procedures, as well as an understanding of appropriate reactions to individual values, personality, experiences, perceptions, emotions, and attitudes. It also requires an understanding of the potential dilemmas likely to arise during policy formation and implementation and during times of organizational change.

Studying the art and science of human resource management helps students focus on the development of the managerial skills necessary to improve employee retention and increase employee performance.  At GU, we provide experiential, reflection, and network opportunities through our relationship with our HRM Concentration Advisory Board and by supporting the GU Student Chapter of SHRM (the Society for Human Resource Management).


One of the SBA’s strategic objectives is to actively engage with our university and the community. The GU SBA HRM Concentration Advisory Board seeks to involve our local HR leaders in the educational development of our future leaders for others. Our HRM Concentration meets both AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and SHRM standards of academic and professional alignment.

  • Board members meet semi-annually with management faculty to discuss curriculum, skills required of entry level positions, current HR-related issues.
  • Faculty use Advisory Board suggestions to ensure the use of relevant and rigorous assignments in our classroom.
  • Board members meet annually with student leaders from the Gonzaga Student SHRM Chapter to network, mentor, and guide projects and events.
  • In return for service, the SBA offer opportunities for research partnerships, student projects, and consultant workshops.   

Current Members





Katy Bruya, MBA, PHR

    Senior VP, Human Resources, Washington Trust Bank

Rebecca A. Bull Schaefer, PhD

    Associate Professor of Management,
    School of Business Administration, Gonzaga University

Juanita Jiminez, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Employee Relations Officer, Gonzaga University

Krisann Hatch, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
     Regional Manager, HR Solutions, Archbright

Greg Husted, MBA, SPHR
    Organizational Development Manager, Kootenai Health

Charlie Isaacs
     Area President, Branch Manager, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Erin A. Jacobson, JD
     Staff Counsel, Archbright

Melissa Koontz
     Employee Benefits Consultant, HUB International

Scott Linklater, M.Ed.
     Director of Learning and Development, Northwest Farm Credit Services

Molly Pepper, PhD
    Associate Dean & Professor of Management ,
    School of Business Administration, Gonzaga University

KaLee Quanz, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Director of Human Resources, Lydig Construction

Stefanie Sell, SHRM-CP, PHR
    Human Resources Business Partner, Inland Northwest Blood Center

Kathy Sewell, PHR, HCS, SHRM-CP
     Director, Human Resources, Inland Northwest Blood Center

Caroline Wyatt, MBA, SPHR
     Vice President Human Resources, Yokes Foods Inc. 

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Inland Northwest Chapter of SHRM
Gonzaga Student Chapter of SHRM #5444