Joe’l DeYoung – President
Linda Johnson – Vice President
Linda S. Johnson is a Labor & Employment Specialist II for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment with the Pueblo Workforce Center. She has held this position since January 2015. Previously, she held the position of Business Specialist/HR Consultant with the Pikes Peak Workforce Center from 2004-2015. Her scope of services include: Training, business outreach, employment retention, statistical analyses, connecting vital businesses with work-ready job seekers and community resources. Linda is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, holds a Professional Human Resource (PHR) certification, Organizational Development certification and is a certified Trainer. Linda is a graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak and has served as President of the Colorado Springs Human Resource Association (CSHRA), member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and IPMA-HR.
Cecilia Cawley – Secretary
Debra Mansell – Treasurer
Debra Mansell is currently the Benefits Administrator for Pueblo County Government. She has held this position since October 1996 and is responsible for all aspects of employee’s benefits. Debra carries a Colorado health and life license and serves in the capacity of Vice President of the Pueblo County Retirement Plan. Debra is a current member of the International Foundation and holds a Certification in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) certificate. Debra has been an active member of International Public Management Association Human Resources Professional since 2004 and a Certified Professional (C.P.). She is presently serving as Treasurer for the Southern Colorado Chapter.
Janet Fieldman – Board Member
Janet Fieldman is the owner of Fieldman Financial Services, LLC. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Marketing at the University of Denver, as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University-Pueblo. Janet successfully passed two securities registration examinations—Series 7 and Series 66—allowing her to advise clients about retirement planning, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, IRAs, Roth IRAs, and many more investment-related fee-only accounts. She is also a Chartered Federal Employee Benefits Consultant. Many of the firm’s clients either have PERA, FERS, FPPA, or other pensions. Many others have no pensions at all. Planned giving, investment and retirement services are available at all stages of life. Janet is licensed in Colorado, Florida and California. In 2015 and 2016, Fieldman Financial Services was voted as one of Pueblo’s top financial advisor firms in the annual Best of Pueblo community survey!
In her free time, Janet and her husband Steve enjoy Colorado’s outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, camping and taking their energetic 5-year-old Labrador retriever, Cajun, to play in any body of water!
Risa Williams – Board Member
Risa Williams is the Benefits Specialist for the Board of Water Works of Pueblo, Colorado. She is responsible for assisting employees with all aspects of benefits including retirement. Risa was promoted to the Benefits Specialist position in September 2014 after serving as a Human Resources Specialist for more than 14 years. Prior to the Board of Water Works, she worked as a staffing supervisor for Kelly Services in Pueblo, Colorado and as a Human Resources Assistant for the International Medical Corps in Los Angeles, California. Risa obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from Dartmouth College and is a certified human resources professional with the International Public Management Association-Human Resources (IPMA-CP) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM-SCP). Her ultimate goal in life is to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Toni Gonzales – Past President
Toni Gonzales is the Administrative Manager for the Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District (District). She has been with the District since 1975, and has held this position since 1990 and is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources, Employee Relations, Safety & Risk Management, Payroll and Employee Benefits. Toni has been an active member of International Public Management Association- Human Resources (IPMA-HR) since 2005. She is presently serving as Treasurer for the WRIPMA-HR Board and also served as President for the Southern Colorado Chapter 2008-2010. Toni is a Certified Professional (S.C.P.) with IPMA-HR which she has held since 2006.