2022 HRIP SME Board

Anthony Hutchinson

HRIS Senior System Analyst Core HR and Analytics (Workday)
Bridgestone Americas

Anthony Hutchinson is an accomplished Human Resources Technology professional with over 12 years of experience in the field. He has implemented and administered several HRIS and Talent management systems for several companies. Some of the systems that he has worked with include Halogen e-Appraisal, Oracle-Peoplesoft HCM, Taleo applicant tracking system, iCims applicant tracking system, Lawson HCM, and Workday HCM.

Anthony is highly skilled at building cross functional relationships with internal stakeholders and vendors as is a strong advocate of HR technology.

Anthony is currently the Senior HRIS Analyst HCM & Reporting at the Bridgestone America’s. In this role he is responsible for contributing to the successful launch and sustained administration of the Workday HCM system. Anthony also provides a consultative presence with system upgrades and improvements.

Anthony obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Middle Tennessee State University and his Master’s in Information Technology from Western Governor’s University. He also holds a Certificate in Project Management from Western Kentucky University to go along with HRIP, PHR, and SHRM-CP certifications.
Baskaran Ambalavanan

Founder and Principal
Hila Solutions, LLC

Baskaran is a business-focused HR/Workforce Technology consultant with 20+ years of international experience in India, Oman, and the The US, with substantial business experience and a keen grasp of HR Technology trends. His area of expertise includes helping SMEs in HR Technology strategy, system selection, planning, project management, implementation, adoption, optimizing/leveraging HR technology, HR business process improvement, building analytics & advanced analytics. His expertise also includes HR functional side supporting multi-state, designing and implementing policies and procedures for the workforce, benefits, compensation, performance management, workers compensation, etc.

Baskaran earned his MBA from Alliance Manchester Business. School, University of Manchester, UK, Master of Arts in Public Administration, and Bachelor of Business Administration from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India. Baskaran is a certified GPHR, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and PHRca. Currently serves as Programs Chair for PIHRA.
Bennett Reddin

Chief Technology Officer

Currently CTO at CloudMills, Bennie has contributed to HR technology for over 30 years, developing and architecting HR systems from early small-computer and ERP systems to modern Microservice Architectures. As a consultant, he has delivered meaningful business value in systems implementation, and as architect & technologist, he has applied business needs back into HRIS product offerings.

Key research and implementation for Bennie currently focuses on leveraging the volumes of data centered around the people of organizations to realize their potential through a cohesive fabric of integration, analytics, and AI feedback into improved systems experiences.
Carolyn Broderick, SPHR, SHRM-CP, HRIP

Senior HR Systems Analyst
Mount Sinai Health System

Carolyn Broderick, SPHR, SHRM-CP, HRIP is part of the HR Workforce Planning & Analytics team at the Mount Sinai Health System in New York. She is responsible for data and processes in HR and works with clients on HR Metrics and Analytics.

Recently, Carolyn was Senior Consultant with DeFoe Associates, a consulting firm that implements and optimizes HR technology, where she was responsible for process improvement, data analytics, Diversity metrics consulting and regulatory reporting. She worked with clients such as Biogen and Daiichi Sankyo.

Previously, Carolyn was Manager, Strategic Data at Prudential Financial where she was responsible for Affirmative Action and Diversity database management, data analysis functions, systems implementation, regulatory reporting and system upgrades. She was accountable for keeping Prudential’s HR technology in compliance with government requirements. She also held positions in Benefits, Employee Relations, Policy & Process, HR Technology & Staffing.

Carolyn is past president of the Jersey Shore Association for HR and is currently the SHRM NJ State HR Certification Director. She has taught SHRM Certification courses for the last seven years, most recently at Rutgers and FDU.

Carolyn holds a BA in English from Kean University and an MA in Liberal Studies from Monmouth University in NJ. She was a member of the Society for Human Resources National HR Technology Management Panel from 2012 to 2019 and is currently on the Diversity and Inclusion Panel. She also holds the HRIP, SPHR, and SHRM-SCP certifications.
Chiara Bersano

Global HR Advisor, SAP SuccessFactors

Expertise: Centered on HR functional processes and their translation in technology and digitalization, Chiara’s expertise includes systems design, process re-engineering and global implementations that deal with the complexities of large corporations and their multi-dimensional structures and organization, working with all aspects of HR Technology, serving as industry analyst, consultant, product director, and HRIS Executive for several global Fortune 500 enterprises. Chiara also delivers HR Technology courses at several business schools.
James Lewis

Senior HCA Consultant

I currently provide extensive guidance in the implementation and optimization of HR related systems, services and processes supporting the management of the employee life-cycle, HR Shared Services & Tier 0 Delivery practices, and HR Technology deployment with an aim to improve the employee experience.

I have a talent for building partnerships with business leaders and developing innovative technology and process solutions that provide value and efficiency. I have also directed and motivated cross-functional, interdisciplinary teams to achieve tactical and strategic goals, with a refocus on core values and team commitment to ethical business conduct in all business practices.

I have driven a multi-phase implementation of HR Shared Services using cost-saving technology including HR Help-desk / Knowledge-base, HR remote assistance, call-tree, Phone and Live chat-based support. 6 month implementation of data integrations, workflow improvements and automation reducing Hire & ESS/MSS administration hours by 34% in 6 months and increased ESS/MSS usage by 40%.

I have been instrumental in reforming process standards to effectively protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Employee Health Records (EHR) in a demanding dynamic data exchange environment. Developed automated and scheduled data delivery and notifications program supporting data auditing, ESS/MSS, Benefits and Employee Engagement efforts across the organization.

I have led, directed and supported systematic automation of processes, workflows and integrations of HR data for functions including Single Sign-on, Travel/Expense management and various other synchronous or downstream data integrations supporting daily activities or corporate acquisition (M&A) initiatives.
Janna Hartsock

Senior HCM Consultant
Bails & Associates, LLC

Ms. Hartsock has more than 23 years of experience in Human Resources, with 18 years in HR Systems, the last 2 as an HCM Consultant for the Infor HCM Cloudsuite product. She has worked for companies as small as 450 employees and as large as 22,000, with multiple HR systems products, and has led multiple large-scale implementations as well as upgrades, and has gone through 2 HR Systems Strategy-building processes. She has been a member of IHRIM since 2003, has had an article published in Workforce Solutions Review, and has served in multiple regional IHRIM chapter positions, as well as the on the national-level Affiliates Committee. She has presented at multiple IHRIM conferences, software-specific conferences, as well as at User Groups and through webinars.
Stacey Harris, HRIP
Vice Chair

Chief Research Officer

Sapient Insights Group

Stacey Harris is the Chief Research Officer, Managing Partner of Sapient Insights Group where she oversees their industry research work, including the esteemed Annual HR Systems Survey and White Paper, now in its 23d year. She also sits on the IHIRM Board of Directors, overseeing strategy and education in her role as Vice Chair. Stacey is listed in the 2020 Top 100 HR Tech Influencers from HR Executive Magazine, is a frequent speaker at HR events both in the U.S. and abroad. Stacey earned her Master’s in Education and is a member of IHRIM and is HRIP Certified.
Ekta Vyas, Ph.D, M.S, SHRM-SCP, HCS, sHRBP
Operations Committee Chair

Deputy Chief Human Resources Officer
UC Davis Health

Ekta Vyas, Ph.D is a Human Resources executive with over 25 years of experience across multiple HR functional areas with proven successes in leading teams and programs during transformational change. Besides strategy development and deployment, the transformations led by Dr. Vyas have had a significant component of process re-engineering and automation resulting in improved communication, reduced costs, and greater efficiency through leveraging HR technology and data analytics.

At present, Ekta is the Deputy Chief HR Officer at UC Health. An elected member of SIOP (Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology), Academy of Management & Forbes HR Council, a Certified Human Capital Strategist & sHRBP by HCI, & Strategic HR Practitioner by Cornell, Ekta is a regular conference and panel speaker, and a Forbes.com contributor.
Michelle Stewart, HRIP
Membership Committee

Manager HR Systems
Bruce Power

In her role as Manager, HR Systems Michelle leads the team that provides HR technology support and innovation for Bruce Power, the world’s largest Nuclear Power Plant. She is responsible for the strategic vision and roadmap, operational stability and leading project execution to ensuring the best technology is available to ensure Bruce Power has the right people in the right place at the right time.

Michelle has been in the HRIS profession for 15 years and has been engaged in a variety of HR Systems from cradle to grave including: Meditech, SAP, Peoplesoft, VIP, Avanti and Workday. She is responsible for providing innovative solutions to solve busines problems and reporting to enable informed decision making.

Michelle has several certifications including HRIP, Business Process Management, ITIL, Workday Touchpoints Pro and a diploma in Information Systems.

Michelle is on the board of the Owen Sound Aquatic Club as Treasurer and past IT Manager for the Owen Sound Aquatic Club; past Treasurer on the Women’s Center of Grey-Bruce