Geralyn Gorshing is the Director of Marketing and Business Development with CPS HR Consulting. She has over 30 years of experience in marketing, business development and customer relationship management.
Geralyn’s primary job responsibility is to build awareness about CPS HR’s unique capabilities among prospective clients, and develop and maintain relationships with current and past clients. Her passion is to assist clients in finding innovative and practical solutions to their talent management challenges. As an advocate of the organization’s mission of promoting HR excellence in the public sector, Geralyn finds her work rewarding and fulfilling.
Geralyn is president of the board of directors of SafeHouse Denver, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has also done volunteer work for several other non-profit organizations in her community.
Geralyn holds a bachelors degree from Quinnipiac University and is currently working towards an MBA in Organizational Leadership. She’s a Certified Change Management Professional and a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Sacramento Class.
In her free time, Geralyn enjoys spending quality time with her husband and two active black labs.
Vice President - President Elect
Tara Moore is the Human Resources Manager 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 18 years and has been a part of the Human Resources team for over ten (10) years; having facilitated sessions on team building, leadership, performance management and emotional intelligence. Tara also has been a past session speaker for Colorado PRIMA.
Tara is IPMA-HR 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.
Abigail (Abby) Hoeh
Abigail (Abby) Hoeh is the Training Senior Human Resources Business Partner with Jefferson County Government (Golden, CO) and is the founder of Life Work Balance LLC, a career coaching & consulting organization.
For over 10 years, Abby has provided coaching and organizational development services for local, county, and state departments of various sizes as well as for military and federal government entities. She enjoys working with individuals and organizations to obtain and use the tools needed to improve their professional, relational, and organizational performance. Abby has her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Career Counseling from Regis University. She also holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado Boulder.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets, traveling the world, playing board games, cheering on the Broncos, hiking with her dog, and writing.
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, IPMA-HR 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.
Demetrius Parker has over decade of demonstrated and proven skills in Recruiting & Human Resources experience. Demetrius, has obtained and proven his success in a variety of work settings to include private industry, government, and staffing. His strengths include the ability to communicate within all levels of an organization, exceptional networking and team building skills, attention to detail, and managing the work of others to create a results oriented environment. He absolutely loves working with people and as a bonus has over 24 years of event planning experience. In 1991 he was selected to be an event coordinator and military liaison for the US Army while stationed in Korea, where he coordinated events such as concerts, parties, military functions and multiple other events. He’s known as an internal entrepreneur and has always had the personal motto of “People first, Business always”.
2022-2023 Board Members
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!
Debbie started with the University in March of 2018. Prior to joining the University, Debbie worked in the heavy industrial construction industry leading internal professional development initiatives, employee coaching, curriculum design, and course facilitation. She attended the University of Colorado Denver Campus where she received her undergraduate degree in business followed by an MBA with an emphasis in HR and organizational learning. In addition, she completed a master’s degree in organizational development and curriculum design through CSU-Global.
Overall, Debbie has more than 20 years of experience that includes developing high-performing teams, designing and launching talent development initiatives, and designing and delivering high-impact learning solutions. Debbie has a strong passion for learning and taking what she learns and helping others grow and develop personally and professionally.
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 9 years of diverse HR experience specializing in employee relations, recruitment, retention, and benefits management.
Gabrielle is IPMA-HR 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.
Julia Larsen has served as the Director of Human Resources for Boulder County since February 2009. She has more than 24 years of experience in multiple disciplines within human resources, including policy development, employee relations, benefits and compensation management, risk management, employee learning, organizational development and mediation.
Larsen’s accomplishments at Boulder County include enhancing policies for LGBTQ employees, overseeing an award-winning wellness program, implementing an electronic Human Resources Information System, adopting paid public service leave, bringing an Infants at Work policy to the County in 2016, and expanding paid parental leave from one week to six weeks and ultimately to 12 weeks of paid caregiver leave in 2022. She also eliminated degree requirements for over 100 positions at Boulder County. She strives to implement equitable and inclusive policies at Boulder County and support the work/life balance of all county employees.
Larsen is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional, an International Professional Management Association Senior Certified Human Resources Professional, a Certified ADA Coordinator, and a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from Wichita State University and post-graduate coursework in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Lydia Ombogo is a Senior HR Consultant with the University of Colorado Denver. For over 14 years, Lydia has been providing human resources support in all areas of Human Resources in both the private and public sectors. She is currently specializing in employment relations as that is the area of Human Resources she enjoys. Lydia has her Master of Science in Human Resources from Franklin University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. She is also PHR and SHRM CP certified.
In her free time, Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and traveling to new places.
Michelle Hale is a Senior Consultant with HR Advantage Group. She has over 12 years of diverse experience across all HR disciplines. She began her career in Breckenridge working in the hospitality industry before transitioning to the Denver Metro area where she spent 7 years with the City of Golden. Prior to joining HR Advantage Group, she worked at a global, high growth technology start-up where she helped to develop and implement all people processes. In her current role, Michelle partners with organizations in the public, private and non-profit sectors.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado Boulder and her Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Colorado State University Global. She holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) designation and is a SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP).
Michelle grew up in Colorado and enjoys spending time with her family and friends and exploring the Colorado outdoors. She has a passion for travel and has visited more than 20 countries across 5 continents.