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WATRA Board of Directors


Board President
Leah Cohen-McHale, MS-HRD, PHR, SHRM-CP 


Jason Jeter
Director, Rewards Advisory


Donna Moreno, CCP
Lead Compensation Analyst
The Washington Post

Hannah Stopnicki

Compensation Manager


Matt White

Vice President



Karina F. Alvarez, PHR

Compensation & Benefits Director

Capital Impact Partners

Jessica Du Bois, SHRM-CP

VP, Benefits Consultant

Risk Strategies

Suzanne Goulden, CCP, SHRM-CP, PHR
Manager, Compensation
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Peter Likouris



Kris Maleski, AIF

Senior Financial Advisor/Relationship Manager

HUB International

Crystal Nott
Senior Director, People Resources & Engagement
American College of Cardiology

Patricia Ritz
Senior Compensation Analyst
ASRC Federal


Vice President and Chief People Officer

CNA Corporation

Eileen Taylor
Director of Human Capital Planning & Operations

Angela Thomas

Director of Compensation & Performance Management

J&J Worldwide Services


Community & Membership

The Community & Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members, resolving membership issues, and assisting members’ network; identifying and obtaining sponsors; ensuring that sponsor organizations receive appropriate benefits and recognition; developing partnerships with like organizations.


Matt White, Officer

Suzanne Goulden, Director

Peter Likouris, Director

Kris Maleski, Director

Crystal Nott, Director

Finance & Operations

The Finance and Operations Committee is responsible for the budget and providing monthly financial status reports; overseeing contracts and Board recordkeeping/minutes; ensuring the Association’s financial records are kept in order; filing all appropriate tax forms with local, state, and Federal authorities, as required; and submitting periodic reports to the Board on the Association ’s operations. As a result, the Officer will function as the Treasurer. The Finance and Operations Committee shall be responsible.


Hannah Stopnicki, Treasurer/Officer

Matt White, Director

Marketing & Communications

The Marketing & Communications Committee is responsible for marketing the Association and advertising programs and events through website, social media, public relations, general email communications, and other forms of media and for overseeing the operation of the Association’s website.


Jason Jeter, Officer

Jessica Du Bois, SHRM-CP, Director

Hannah Stopnicki, Director

Angela Thomas, Director

Professional Development Programs & Events

The Professional Development Programs & Events Committee is responsible for providing tactical training generally through webinars on fundamental topics in total rewards, which include WorldatWork courses, and such other courses and topics as determined by the Committee, from time to time. The Committee is also responsible for providing annual programs and events relevant to total rewards; identifying new or current topics and trends affecting total rewards professionals; and suggesting knowledgeable, accomplished speakers to present the programs on-line and/or in a single, central location.


Donna Moreno, CCP, Officer

Karina F. Alvarez, PHR, Director

Patricia Ritz, Director

Elisa Soto, Director

Eileen Taylor, Director*

*WorldatWork Affiliate Liaison 


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Arlington, VA  22204

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