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IPMA-HR Colorado is now PSHRA Colorado

2023-2024 Board of Directors

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Tara Moore

Tara Moore is the Deputy Director of Human Resources for the Town of Parker, Colorado where she plays a key leadership role in recruitment, retention, organizational development, organizational culture, core value alignment and staff training.  She has worked for the Town of Parker for over 20 years and has been a part of the Human Resources team for over ten (12) years; having facilitated sessions on team building, leadership, performance management and motional intelligence. Tara also has been a past session speaker for Colorado PRIMA, PSHRA Western Region Conference and is a Crucial Conversations Trainer.

Tara is PSHRA SCP and SPHR certified and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.

A Colorado native she enjoys crafting, camping, cooking, sports and spending time with her husband, two (2) boys and large extended family.

Vice President - President Elect

Gabrielle Rathfon 

Gabrielle Rathfon is the Human Resource Manager for the Jefferson County Communications Center Authority in Lakewood, CO, which is a newly consolidated regionalized 911 center.  She has over 10 years of diverse HR experience specializing in employee relations, recruitment, retention, and benefits management. 

Gabrielle is PSHRA SCP certified and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and Master’s degree in Employment and Labor Relations from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys exploring the outdoors with her lab Burton, camping, traveling, reading, and visiting friends and family.


Amber Moreno

Amber Moreno is the Human Resources Director for the Town of Parker in Parker, Colorado. Amber has over 15 years of comprehensive human resources experience in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University and her Master’s in Human Resource Management from Colorado State University – Global Campus. Amber holds a Senior Certified Professional designation from the Society for Human Resources Management.

Making a recent move from Northeast Oklahoma, Amber, her husband, and their three boys are busy enjoying the active Colorado lifestyle!

Brooke Fitzpatrick

Brooke Fitzpatrick is the Director of Talent & People Operations for the CU Office of Digital Education. In this role, she serves as a trusted business partner and strategic leader to the organization, with a focus on the development and execution of HR, talent and people operations strategies to attract, develop, reward and retain top talent. In addition, she boasts 17+ years of diverse experience including a background in non-profit, corporate and higher education HR management, job evaluation, compensation, talent acquisition, workforce planning, employee relations, training, ATS and HRIS project management, and a strong aptitude for organizational and process efficiency.

Brooke is a Colorado native and was an accomplished student athlete attending and playing varsity volleyball for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Brooke holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from CU and is currently pursuing her MS in Human Resources Management from Colorado State University. In addition, Brooke is certified in Job Evaluation and Selection with the State of Colorado and is intimately familiar with the State Personnel Rules governing classified staff.

In her free time, Brooke enjoys hiking, camping, playing competitive volleyball, and checking out the local beer and food scene. Brooke is going into her fourth 2-year term serving as a Board Member with the IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter.


Carin Owen

Carin Owen, SPHR, is Vice President of Organizational Development for HR Cert Pros Consulting Group and a certified, senior instructor for HR certification (HRCI/SHRM) exams. Carin is a strategically focused Human Resources leader with more than 20 years of expertise. Carin has achieved broad-based success in HR strategy, employee engagement, change acceleration, culture transformation, as well as leadership coaching and development. As a strategic partner and trusted advisor, Carin is passionate about engaging with human resources and business leaders to identify and execute on their individual goals and their organization's key deliverables.

Carin earned her master's degree in Management from Regis University in Colorado and her undergraduate business degree from Elon College in North Carolina. She also holds an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) certification from the University of Denver; a Certified Change Practitioner designation through PROSCI; and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification through HRCI. Carin serves on two Boards of Directors, PSHRA Colorado and the Boulder Human Resources Association.

Outside of work, Carin enjoys attending the many sporting events her children play in, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.