Executive Board


Monique Akanbi, SHRM-CP, PHR


Monique Akanbi is currently the Human Resources Manager at FBMC Benefits Management Inc. and has 15 years of HR experience in the public school and private sector in various roles and disciplines.

Monique has a degree in Public Administration with a specialization in Human Resources from Barry University, Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, and Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. In addition, Monique is an Advanced Sr. Examiner and Mentor with the Florida Sterling Council Board of Examiners where she visits organizations throughout the state across all industries to assess their leadership system and organizational performance through the National Malcolm Baldrige Performance Excellence model.

Monique is a National SHRM member and currently serves on the Big Bend SHRM Chapter Board of Directors, as the 2018 President-Elect. Previously, Monique has served as the HR Tallahassee Conference Chairperson (2017) and Diversity and Inclusion Chairperson (2014-2016).

Monique has a passion for service and assisting others in their identification of purpose, potential, & professional development through meaningful connections. She is originally from Miami, Florida but has made Tallahassee her home since 2011.


Lizbeth Murphy, SHRM-CP


Lizbeth Murphy is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region and has served in this role since 2012. She has over 10 years of combined experience in the fields of business operations, human resources and leadership. Liz oversees the human resources department which is responsible for staff recruitment and retention, employee and labor relations, diversity and inclusion, administration of employee benefits programs, organizational training and development, salary administration, and communication of employment policies and procedures.

As a human resources leader, Liz is most passionate about positive interpersonal relationships in the workplace, performance recognition and employee empowerment. 

Liz holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. In addition, Liz served as the Class President for Leadership Gadsden in 2016. She has been a member of National SHRM and Big Bend SHRM since 2013 and serves as the 2018 HR Tallahassee Conference Chair.


Dorislynn White-Padgett, SHRM-CP, PHR


Dorislynn White-Padgett is the Manager of Human Capital and Executive Vice President with Farm Credit of Northwest Florida. She has 27 years of experience in the financial industry with the past 7 years in Human Resources.  

Dorislynn obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate from Florida State University in 1998 and her Masters of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2012. She holds the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resources Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations and been a member of National SHRM and Big Bend SHRM since 2009. In addition, Dorislynn currently serves as the Education Chair for the Florida Society of Mayflower Descendants and is a Georgia 4-H volunteer.


Lisa Beasley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR


Lisa Beasley recently joined The First Baptist Church of Tallahassee as their Business Administrator. With over 25 years of HR experience Lisa’s responsibilities include HR, Finance, Operations and Facilities. Lisa was previously employed by Rogers, Gunter, Vaughn Insurance for 23 years where she held the position of HR Manager, Property Manager and Network Administrator. Lisa brings a common sense approach to HR coupled with an innate desire to help her employees succeed.

Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Florida State University, obtained the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification in 2014 and the Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification in 2016. Lisa has been a member of Big Bend SHRM since 2009 and a National SHRM member since 2005. Lisa served on committees for HR Tallahassee in 2016 and 2017 and served as Treasurer for Big Bend SHRM in 2017 and 2018.


Katrina Lee, SHRM-CP


Katrina Lee has over 6 years of Human Resource experience in various industries to include higher education, technology, data processing and currently, employee benefits. Katrina has a comprehensive background in human resources including recruitment and retention, staff development and engagement, and employee relations. She started her HR career as an HR Coordinator with the FSU Foundation and continued to hold several positions to include HR Coordinator II, HR Generalist, and HR Manager. As of May 2018, Katrina Lee has been employed as the Talent Development Manager at FBMC Benefits Management.

Katrina has been an active member of Big Bend SHRM since 2011 and served in various capacities to include Membership Chair (2014-2015), Interim Secretary (2015), College Relations Chair (2016-2017), and Community Relations Chair (2018). Katrina received her Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification in June 2015 and graduated from Florida State University in December of 2010 with a degree in Family and Child Sciences.

Katrina has a passion for people and helping them contribute to a company’s success. Katrina is originally from Miami but has called Tallahassee home since 2006.


Kelly McLaughlin, SHRM-SCP


Kelly McLaughlin is currently an Employee & Labor Relations Specialist for Florida State University. With over 12 years of experience, Kelly has gained a comprehensive background in human resources including benefits, training and development, employee engagement, staffing and recruiting, and compensation. 

Kelly has been a National SHRM member since 2015 and obtained her Society for Human Resource Management-Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification the same year. Kelly currently serves as the 2018 College Relations Chair and has been a member of Big Bend SHRM since 2017. In addition, she has served on various committees, including HR Tallahassee and the SHRM Foundation.  


Suzanne Hudson, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR


Suzanne Hudson has over 13 years of Human Resource experience. Suzanne was previously employed at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare where she held several positions over a period of ten years. While at TMH she held the positions of Administrative Assistant to the Chief HR Officer, Nurse Recruiter, Academic Liaison, and Compensation Analyst. In the Academic Liaison position, Suzanne served on the Lively Health Education Advisory Board where she served as Chair for one year. As of March 2014, she has been employed at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research where she oversees the HR function as Director of Human Resources. 

Suzanne received a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from King College in Bristol, Tennessee, and completed an MBA with an HR concentration from Saint Leo University in June 2016. She earned her Professional in Human Resources certification in January 2009 and received the Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification in 2015. Suzanne has served Big Bend SHRM on various committees and in several leadership roles. She served as Secretary to the Board of Directors for two terms, HR Florida Ambassador, and Community Relations Chair. She has served on the following committees: HR Tallahassee committee, the SHRM Foundation committee, and the Workforce Readiness committee. Her participation as an active member of the HR Tallahassee committee prepared her to serve as Conference Chair in 2015 and 2016. Suzanne served as President Elect in 2017 and is the 2018 Chapter President.

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