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”.
Vice President - President Elect
Geralyn Gorshing is the Director of Marketing and Business Development with CPS HR Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience in marketing, business development and customer relationship management.
Geralyn’s primary focus 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 past president of the board of directors of Stand Up Placer, a non-profit organization that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. 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.
Janice Cornell currently manages administration, fiscal, and operations for the City and County of Denver’s Community Planning and Development Department. Over her many years, with the city, Janice has worked in several city departments and agencies, beginning at Denver Health. She serves on the Board of Directors for Denver Community Credit and is the Treasurer for our IPMA-Colorado Chapter. She relieves the stresses of a busy life by dancing with her dance group, Denver Line Dancers.
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 8 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.
Anne Carter, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Anne Carter is an experienced HR professional with over 17 years of experience in human resources including; human resource development, employee relations, workforce planning, benefits administration, strategic planning, and project management. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by HRCI and holds the equivalent SHRM – SCP certification. Currently she is a Senior Human Resource Professional with the City and County of Denver and has supported a variety of agencies including the Denver Sheriff Department, Department of Human Services, Denver Arts & Venues, General Services, along with many others. She also served in a benefits administrative role for the private sector.
She is also a long term IPMA-HR Colorado chapter member. She was elected to the board in July 2015, she was selected as the Vice President in July of 2016 and is now serving as the President. During her time on the board, the IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter received two awards: for Excellence and Outstanding Chapter in 2016.
Anne is a Denver native and enjoys spending time in the summer in the mountains, she LOVES dogs, and as enjoys home improvement projects.
2019-2020 Board Members
Angela Setter is a creative innovator in Human Resources Operations and Management. She is a collaborator at heart and enjoys working with management teams and all levels of employees in designing HR operations and programs. Her visionary forward thinking and analytic abilities promote a creative, thoughtful, and progressive approach to helping businesses work through complex change and growth.
Angela holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Metropolitan State University. She holds a number of certifications including SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Mediation, Conflict Resolution, and Leadership Coaching.
She is the founder of TalkShop HR Services and is a project consultant for CPS HR Consulting.
Brooke Fitzpatrick is the Human Resources Director for CU South Denver and the CU Office of Digital Education. In this role, she serves as a trusted business partner to the organization, with a focus on the development and execution of human resources strategies to attract, develop, reward and retain top talent. In addition, she boasts almost 15 years of diverse Human Resources experience including a background in non-profit, corporate and higher education HR management, job evaluation, compensation, 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. This is Brooke’s second 2-year term serving as a Board Member with the IPMA-HR Colorado Chapter.
Karen Niparko is Executive Director of the Office of Human Resources for the City and County of Denver where she leads all aspects of the City’s human capital strategy including talent Acquisition, Benefits, Wellness, Compensation, Classification and Records, Learning & Development and HR technology and Innovation for over 13,000 employees in 35 agencies across the City. She works closely with the Mayor’s office, City Council and independent elected official agencies on behalf of human capital initiatives and is focused on employee engagement, branding and talent acquisition, development, performance excellence and innovation.
Niparko formerly served as Vice President Human Resources of Grass Valley, a privately held global company and leader in the global media and broadcast industry that was acquired by Belden Inc. in 2014. Prior to Grass Valley, she held senior human resources executive and chief of staff positions with First Data Corporation, McDATA Corporation, StorageTek and Auto-trol Technology Corporation, all companies that have been acquired or have acquired other firms. She also served as president of the StorageTek foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. As principal of Corporate Solutions Consulting Inc. (CSCI), Niparko was resident executive, consultant and advisor to organizations in various stages of growth or sale - private equity owned start-ups, companies preparing for sale and non-profit organizations as well as private companies. She held a U.S. top-secret security clearance.
Niparko’s experience also includes M&A, integration, transformation and turnarounds in large and small public companies, privately-held and start-up ventures in both the global and domestic environments.
Niparko holds an MBA from the University of Colorado, Leeds School of Business and a BA in Business Administration from University of Michigan. She serves on the Advisory Board of Denver’s Head Start initiative, serves on the City’s PEAK performance innovation and process improvement committee, is an IPMA-HR Board member and committee member for their Vision HR 2020 report. She was Board member of the University of Colorado Denver School of Business and recipient of the Mack Easton Award for Outstanding Alumni. Niparko also served as Chair of INROADS-Colorado, a diversity student career internship organization, judge for NetCase MBA competitions and mentor for international MBA students. Along with her adult children, she serves as chair of the Niparko Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization focused on self-sufficiency and education and the elimination of domestic violence and human trafficking.
Niparko is a former trustee of the Denver Montessori Society and served as committee chair of the ecommerce committee of the Governor’s Strategic Workforce Development Council.
Marjorie (Margie) Mauldin, Executive Forum’s owner and president, is an energetic and creative leader. In the past 30 years, Margie has earned the trust of the Denver business community as an entrepreneur and successful business owner. She effectively manages Executive Forum’s broad client list that includes a variety of compelling projects such as strategic planning for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado and Arizona state departments of transportation and communications training for United Launch Alliance and Comcast. Margie has recently presented at the 2014 Correctional Accreditation Manager’s Association conference, the 2015 NeighborWorks Training Institute, the 2016 ATD International Training Conference and Expo and the 2017 Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium.
Civic Boards: Volunteers of America, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation, Colorado Youth at Risk
Education: B.A., University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL; M.A., University of Texas – Austin, TX
Michelle Hale is a Human Resources Analyst at the City of Golden. Her areas of focus include recruitment and selection, risk management, classification and compensation, training, and employee relations. She has 10 years of experience in Human Resources in both the public and private sectors. She loves working with new people and is excited to serve on the IPMA-HR Colorado Board.
Michelle is PHR and SHRM-CP certified, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is currently pursuing her MS in Organizational Leadership through CSU-Global Campus.
She loves to spend time with her husband and two young boys, enjoying the Colorado outdoors, and traveling.
Robert (Bobby) Balke, M.Ed
Robert (Bobby) Balke, M.Ed currently serves as the Academic Advisor for the Healthcare Management graduate program at University of Denver, University College. He has the sincere privilege of working with an extremely talented student population and is invigorated daily by the research and innovations they produce. Bobby’s career background includes teaching at the secondary as well as the adult learner levels. Additionally, he has lengthy and varied career background in business related roles ranging from sales, marketing, consulting and management. After earning his Master of Education degree in Adult Education/Human Resource Development from University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where his research focused on organizational development and adult learning theory, Bobby taught adult learners in Lakeville, MN where the learners achieved extraordinary ‘level gains’. Bobby and his family are now grateful every day to be back in place they’ve always considered home in “Colorful Colorado”.
Bobby’s interests and hobbies include taking great joy in watching his daughters grow-up, watching the White Sox (he was a pitcher in his former life), bass fishing, tending to his 65 gallon discus aquarium (he’ll bore you anytime with pictures upon request) and music.
Tara Moore is the Employment and Organizational Development 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 16 years and has been a part of the Human Resources team for over eight (8) 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 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 and spending time with her husband, two (2) boys and large extended family.