Wyatt Robledo

Amy Montoya

Amy has worked in every aspect of HR, with a focus on recruiting and employee relations. She currently serves as an HR Manager and is focuses on creating career paths for individuals facing challenges getting and keeping gainful employment in NM. Originally, from Santa Fe, Amy started her HR career in Santa Fe. She earned her BA in Organization Leadership in 2012 from Lewis University then pursued and achieved her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Management and Not for Profits in 2016. 

Kelli Merlino

Kelli started her HR career in Texas as an HR manager.  She has been in HR for over 25 years serving in many roles from Generalist to Vice President.  She has been a recruiting agency owner for the past 6 years.  She loves being able to help others find their perfect career, which is what makes her passionate about where she works.

Kelli has been a member of HRMA since 2007 and just currently started serving on the Board as the Vice President of Professional Development.  


Mando Lara, MBA

Mando currently works as an HR Generalist for Walgreens supporting New Mexico, Amarillo, and specialty stores. He sits on the Human Resource Management Association of New Mexico board where he holds the position of VP of Technology. Mando has also served on the Society for Human Resources for New Mexico board where he held the position of Secretary. As a graduate student at the University of New Mexico Anderson School of Business, Mando served as President of the UNM SHRM Student chapter.

Brad Yablonsky

Brad Yablonsky is a Financial Advisor with UBS Financial Services. His focus is helping clients understand Social Security and Medicare and to integrate those benefits with their overall retirement plan. Originally from New Jersey, Brad traveled to Albuquerque in 2001 'just to visit', though now proudly calls it home. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Rutgers University and holds Series 7, 66 and Insurance licenses.

Suzia Darby

Suzia Darby has over 10 years of HR experience and currently works as a Senior Employee Relations Specialist for the University of New Mexico Hospital. Suzia earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of New Mexico and is SHRM-SCP certified. 

Elizabeth Heaphy

Attorney, RMC Lawyers


Maureen Bertolo

Maureen Bertolo, BSB, M.Ed., CPC

The Desk Coach™

Maureen Bertolo is an author, educator, entrepreneur, conference speaker, organizational development specialist, human resources professional and coach. She founded InResources (formerly Training Unlimited) in 1986 with a focus on human resources, organizational development consulting, process improvement and the design of customized courses and programs to help businesses maintain a competitive advantage and respond to the ever-changing needs of their workforce.

Kathy Olson

Kathy works at Pulakos CPAs as the Firm Administrator.  She has her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Human Resources Management.  She also has her SPHR and SHRM-SCP certification