IHRIM Elects New Board Members, Officers

BURLINGTON, Mass. – Three executives representing various areas within human resources and information management are joining the board of directors of the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM). IHRIM is the leading professional association for knowledge, education and solutions supporting human capital management.

David Brook is director of HR systems for the Southern California Medical Group, a nonprofit entity within Kaiser Permanente that consists of 7,000 physicians and 35 non-physician executives. He manages all HR application solutions and an independent business unit that performs third-party reimbursement enrollments.

Mario Ellis is director, Compensation & HR Systems for the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he leads all HR pay practices and automated systems, and ensures that technical capabilities are fully utilized. He also is responsible for directing the deployment of all HR system implementations.

Returning to the board is Nov Omana, founder of Collective HR Solutions. Omana, former IHRIM chairman, has worked in the HR technology arena for more than 30 years, assisting companies with structuring their HR systems to address and solve their business challenges. He currently serves on the association’s HRIM Foundation board as well.

“IHRIM is fortunate to add Nov, David and Mario to our board of directors,” said John Greer, IHRIM chair. “These business leaders bring an understanding of the challenges facing HR systems professionals today and a commitment to our association and the profession.”

Greer also acknowledged the service of outgoing board members – Jason Averbook, chief executive officer, Knowledge Infusion; Rob Eidson, HR information manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP; Lois Melbourne, chief executive officer, Aquire; and Sybll Romley, president and CEO, Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corp.

“I would like to thank our outgoing board members for their involvement and support of the association,” he said.

At its November 2009 meeting, the IHRIM board elected the following officers for a one-year term, also beginning Jan. 1:
• Vice Chairman – Rich Berger, HRIS director, Citrix Systems, Inc.
• Chief Financial Officer – Kevin Carlson, Ph.D., associate professor of Management, Virginia Tech, Pamplin College of Business
• Secretary – Nov Omana, founder/CEO, Collective HR Solutions, LLC

Since 1980, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM), the world’s leading HRIM clearinghouse, has been uniting a dynamic group of practitioners, vendors, consultants, students and faculty to share best practices and the latest technological trends. Through membership, educational programming, listservs, networking forums and IHRIM’s annual conference, HRIM professionals can receive valuable knowledge that will enhance both their own careers and their companies’ success.