The Greater Merrimack Valley Human Resource Association

An affiliate of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) serving and advancing the HR profession through educational programs, legislative updates, and networking.


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Upcoming events

    • 04 Feb 2021
    • 8:15 AM - 10:30 AM (EST)
    • Webinar

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    Remote Meeting

          8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Welcome from Amy Sabato
                 8:30 AM - 8:55 Legal Update and Q&A with Deb Najjar

                 9:00 - 10:30 Program

    Please note that the link to the meeting will be sent out 1 day prior to the event      

          Approved for 1.50 SHRM credits, HRCI credits pending

    Topic:  The Ongoing Impact of COVID-19: an Evolution from Temporary Fix to New Normal

    What began as a temporary fix, has now become a more lasting reality.  While we rejoice with the news of vaccines, most of us have no idea when we will be protected.  In this session we will take stock of lessons learned in the last year and apply them to help employees and ourselves remain resilient and adapt to the new normal.  Tomorrow will continue to include changes related to remote teams, the integration of home and work life, and coping with loss.  We will provide strategies for these facing challenges while encouraging hope in 2021.

      Our Speakers:  Seth Moeller and Mary Kimmel of KGA

      Seth Moeller
      CEO, KGA, Inc.

      Seth Moeller joined KGA in January 2011 and became President in 2013. Seth works with clients to ensure alignment between KGA’s services and the evolving needs of today’s employers. He brings twenty years of experience in organization effectiveness and development from consulting, financial services, health care, and technology.  Seth services on the Board of Directors for the National Behavioral Consortium, a national association of employee assistance and managed behavioral health organizations.  Seth holds a BA from the University of Vermont and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University.

      Mary Kimmel
      Senior Employee Assistance Consultant, KGA, Inc.

      Mary is a Senior Employee Assistance Consultant and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She has an extensive background in providing a range of services including Employee Assistance Programs, human resource consulting, and organizational training. Her areas of expertise include transition management, harassment and discrimination prevention, and critical incident stress management. Mary holds a BME from Ohio State University and a MA in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University New England.

      Our Sponsor: Interesting in Sponsoring? Contact Julie Moore at 



      For more information:

      Contact: Lisa Lemieux, PHR, SHRM-CP

      Phone: 978-204-3207

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