Central Illinois Human Resources Group

Affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management

Champaign, IL

Getting to know your board members

Current President

Jeanne Bohlen, SHRM-CP, GBA

HR Manager

Human Kinetics, Inc.

Phone: 217-403-7596

Mobile: 217-898-5639

Fax:  217-351-2674

E-mail:  - jeanneb@hkusa.com

Member since February 2014    Previous Board Positions - Public Relations Chair, President-Elect

Human Resource Manager at Human Kinetics, Inc. in Champaign.  Celebrated 22 years with the company in 2020.  Certifications include SHRM-CP and GBA (Group Benefits Associate). She enjoys traveling, her scrapbooking club and spending time with family and friends.


Paige Hall, SHRM-SCP, SPHR

HR Director

Cunningham Children's Home

Phone: 217-337-9010

E-mail: phall@cunninghamhome.org

Member since September 2001   Previous Board Positions - President-Elect, President, Past-President

HR Director for DCC Propane.  Prior to that, HR Director for The Bromley Group of Companies.  Paige completed her MBA at the U of I with a concentration in health care management and human resources.  She enjoys running (OK—she enjoys the bling), traveling, spending time with her husband and 2 kids, and is a HUGE Disney fan.


Lacey Holman, PHR, SHRM-CP

Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois

Phone: 217-840-7534

E-mail: lrholman11@hotmail.com

Member since October 2011    Previous Board Positions - Webmaster


Kathy Berger, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource Clerk

Champaign County RPC

Phone: 217-819-4041

E-mail: kberger@ccrpc.org

Member since February 2014    Previous Board Positions - Membership

Human Resources Generalist at Champaign County RPC. Kathy’ previous experiences include Sales and Client Services at Benefit Planning Consultants (BPC) and Human Resource Director at the YWCA of McLean County.  Kathy holds a Bachelors Degree and is PHR and SHRM-CP certified.  In her spare time she loves to travel exploring history, visiting family, and looking for the ideal retirement location!

Website Director

Megan Weeks, MPA

Human Resources Business Analyst

Prairie Research Institute - University of Illinois

Phone: 217-244-4768

Cell phone: 217-621-2381

E-mail: mkweeks@illinois.edu

Member since September 2011

Human Resources Business Analyst at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Formerly - Human Resources at Developmental Services Center.  Megan holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration and a Master's level certificate in Human Resources Management.  In her spare time she loves to read, camp, fish, hunt, and spend time with family and friends. 

Professional Development Director

Vacant - email if interested in joining the volunteer team! mailto:cihrg1@gmail.com

Legislative Director

Tina Smith, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Business/Human Resource Leader

Smith Construction, LLC.

Phone:  217-841-0697

Email:  mailto:Tinasmail11@aol.com

Member since December 2014     Previous Board Positions - President-Elect, President, Past-President

Certification Director

Laura Czys, SHRM-SCP

Assistant HR Director
University of Illinois

Phone:  217-333-9063

Email:  czys@illinois.edu 

Member since September 2017

Membership/Student Co-Directors

Torionna Exum

Human Resource Manager

Extra Help Services University of Illinois Staff Human Resources

52 E Gregory Champaign, IL 61821 (MC: 562)

Phone: 217-333-4752

E-mail: texum@uillinois.edu

Member since July 2012    Previous Board Positions -Diversity Chair, President-Elect

Linda Rice

Human Resources

Gies College of Business - University of Illinois

Email:  lindarice2@outlook.com

Member since April 2015    Previous Board Positions - Membership Director, Student Membership Director

Wellness Director

Cindy Magsamen

Business Development Employer Relations

OSF HealthCare Heart of Mary Medical Center


Diversity Director

Regina Stevenson, MBA; SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President and Owner

Allaso Performance Solutions, Inc

Email: rms@allasoperformancesolutions.com

Phone: 217-318-9530

Member since 2013     Previous Board Positions -Professional Development Director

Public Relations/Newsletter Director

Eric Ferguson, SHRM-SCP

Talent Acquisition Partner

University of Illinois

Phone:  217-300-6187

Email: ericf@illinois.edu

Member since September 2011      Previous Board Positions -Membership, President-Elect, President

Talent Acquisition Partner with University of Illinois Human Resources.  When not at work, Eric loves to learn about ancient Roman history and hunt for 1960s – 1970s era comic books. 

Workforce Readiness Director

Liz Borman

Human Resources Manager

City of Urbana


Special Projects/Job Fair Director

Vacant - email if interested in joining the volunteer team! mailto:cihrg1@gmail.com

Past President

Sarah Koester, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resources Business Partner

The Sygma Network, Inc.

Phone: 217-477-7365

E-mail: skoester@sygmanetwork.com

Contact Us

Central Illinois Human  Resources (CiHRG)

PO Box 7291

Champaign, IL 61826-7291

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