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Nonprofit Human Resources Gathering

Event Details

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
12:00pm-1:00 PT
Online via Zoom

Do you have questions about recruiting candidates for jobs at your nonprofit? Do you want to strengthen employee retention at your organization? How do you ensure your recruitment and retention practices are in compliance with things like the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act, overtime and pay regulations, protected leaves, and more? Join a panel of nonprofit professionals from across the state for a conversation on employee recruitment and retention.

The HR Gathering is for those who currently work in human resources or similar roles in the nonprofit sector. We invite those whose work focuses on HR to come together to learn, exchange information, and support each other. Whether you work in an HR department or support HR in another capacity, this gathering is for you!


This webinar is free, thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.

Who Should Attend

This gathering is for those who currently work in human resources or similar roles in the nonprofit sector.


Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.

Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.

Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.

If you have additional accessibility requests, please let us know when you register.

About the Speakers

Amber Johnson, Director of Mission Support, SNAP

Amber Johnson is the Director of Mission Support for the agency and has been with SNAP since 2006.  She oversees human resources, communications and fundraising efforts for the agency, supporting a staff of over 120 employees.  Amber provides leadership for SNAP’s Asset Management program which includes managing a portfolio of 17 properties dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing for individuals with low incomes in and around Spokane County.  She also assists in coordinating SNAP’s advocacy program. Amber currently serves as the Vice President for the Spokane Low Income Housing Consortium Board of Directors, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Non-Profit Insurance Program, is a member of the Downtown Neighborhood Steering Committee and serves as secretary for the Washington State Community Action Partnership Human Resources group. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Biology from Michigan State University and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Gonzaga University School of Law.

LeeAnne Beres, Deputy Director for Operations at NAWA

LeeAnne brings over 30 years of experience to Nonprofit Association of Washington, including 16 years as Executive Director of Earth Ministry, and another ten as the Associate Director of Save Our Wild Salmon and Outreach Director of the NW Energy Coalition. She has expertise in leadership development, strategic decision making, fundraising, financial management, community engagement, organizing, and advocacy.

LeeAnne is dedicated to forging authentic relationships and delights in building strong organizations and ensuring people have the tools to enact real change in their communities. She is a published author, has served on numerous nonprofit boards, and survived two years working as a biologist on commercial fishing boats in Alaska’s Bering Sea. LeeAnne has a Master’s degree in Marine Fisheries Management from the University of Washington and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Whitman College. Outside of work, she is a passionate hockey fan and walks 3-5 miles daily with her dog, Bones.

Irwin Batara, Interim Chief People and Equity Officer, Neighborcare Health

Irwin Batara joined Neighborcare Health in September 2021. Previously he worked at YWCA as the Chief Human Resources Officer. Irwin also worked in the health care industry for more than 13 years at International Community Health Services and Seattle Indian Health Board as Director of Human Resources and Compliance Officer. He received his bachelor’s from the University of Washington and his master’s in public administration from Seattle University. Very active in community and local universities, Irwin has been involved in equity and anti-racism community work for many years. Irwin also has been a consultant for human resources, non-profit and equity issues, and has been involved in the Non-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition and the City of Seattle Human Service Division’s Race and Social Justice change team. In his spare time, he is a Third Degree Black Belt in Shito-ryu/ Itosu- Ryu and teaches/learns Silat and Filipino Martial Arts.

Thanks to Our Partner

Nonprofit Association of WA Logo, the state of WA in red, yellow, teal, and purple in multiple vectors.
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: In partnership with the Department of Labor and Industries for employer outreach and education
Questions? Contact Nonprofit Association of Washington

Phone: (855) 299-2922 x108

Email: [email protected]

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