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WATRA Board of Directors


Board President
Leah Cohen-McHale, MS-HRD, PHR, SHRM-CP 
VP of HR
IT Concepts, Inc.


Suzanne Goulden, CCP, SHRM-CP, PHR

Manager, Compensation
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

David Holden
VP Total Rewards & HR Systems
Public Broadcasting Service 

Jason Jeter
Director, Rewards Advisory


Donna Moreno, CCP
Lead Compensation Analyst
The Washington Post

Directors Du Bois, SHRM-CP

VP, Benefits Consultant

Risk Strategies

Kris Maleski, AIF

Senior Financial Advisor/Relationship Manager

HUB International

Matthew Miley

Strategic Development Manager

UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group)

Dan Ripberger

Managing Director, Practice Lead
Bolton Rewards Stopnicki

Compensation Manager


Eileen Taylor
Director of Human Capital Planning & Operations

Diane Trent, CCP
Independent Total Rewards

Matt White

Vice President



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.


Suzanne Goulden, Officer

Kris Maleski, Director

Dan Ripenberg, Director

Matt White, 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.


David Holden, Officer and Treasurer

Hannah Stopnicki, 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

Matthew Miley, DIrector

Hannah Stopnicki, 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

Jessica Du Bois, SHRM-CP, Director

Eileen Taylor, Director

Diane Trent, CCP, Director


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Arlington, VA  22204

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