Leaders

 Lisa Slover

Co-President RU SHRM

Lisa Slover is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rider University in 2009 and took a number of electives in human resources at Rider as well.  Lisa has been working at the Somerset County YMCA as a Program Director since August 2012. In this position she manages a staff of 50, a budget nearing $400,000, employee relations and performance, payroll, recruiting, and administration of the department.

She joined RU SHRM as a general member in fall 2015, then as a Project Manager on the Marketing and Communications team in spring 2016, and now currently holds the Co-President position for the Graduate Chapter. She joined RU SHRM to meet new friends, network with HR professionals, and get involved in the University.
Lisa’s areas of interest include training and development, compensation and benefits, and employee performance and incentive programs. In her free time, she enjoys training her dog, swimming, CrossFit, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


 Zakir Mirza

Co-President RU SHRM

Zakir Mirza is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 2012 from Rutgers University double majored in Human Resource Management and Labor Studies and Employment Relations. Zakir has been working at the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (LWD) in the Division of Workforce Development and Economic Opportunity as a Business Development Representative. He has been working at LWD since March 2013 where he has overseen many talent development and workforce development initiatives ranging in budget from $2.5 million to $8.4 million.

He joined RU SHRM as a Project Manager on the Marketing and Communications team in spring 2017, and now currently holds the Co-President position for the Graduate Chapter. He joined RU SHRM to network with HR professionals, and take the chapter to new heights by implementing various initiatives. 

Zakir’s areas of interest include talent acquisition, training and development, performance and succession management and organizational design. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, swimming, running, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


 Yue Li (Vicky)

VP of IT

Yue Li (Vicky) is currently a second year master student at Rutgers University, major in Human Resources Management. She joined RU SHRM last year as a project manager for IT team and now she is the Vice President of IT.

Vicky got her bachelor’s degree from University of Washington, majored in psychology. During her undergraduate years, she had three years’ experience as a human resource officer working for University of Washington student organization. She was engaged in the process of new officer recruitment, distributed duties according to the various strengths of team members, and implemented effectual ways of inspiring her teammates.After getting her bachelor’s degree, Vicky spent a year working as an event coordinator to fully engaged herself into the real world working experience. In October 2015, Vicky assisted in planning and organizing the 2015 Seattle Biz-Tech Summit, with more than 1000 attendees and 40 domestic/international companies such as Inspur, Huawei, and Microsoft.

This summer, Vicky did an internship in Audi China, as an intern management HR. This internship allowed her to gain experience in multiple areas of HR, which includes recruitment, training & development, payroll, consulting and employer branding. 


  Arpita Gentela

VP of Membership and Student Liaison

Arpita Gentela is currently in her last semester of the MHRM Program at Rutgers State University New Brunswick. She graduated with a B.A. (Double Major) in Human Resource Management & Economics from the Rutgers State University, New Brunswick in May 2015. Upon graduation in 2015, she worked with Philips at their global headquarters in Amsterdam as an Integrated Talent Management Intern. This summer, she worked as a Compensation & Recognition Intern at IBM's headquarters in Armonk. She plans on joining their Global Executive Search Practice Team this coming January 2018.

Arpita joined RU SHRM in Fall 2016. She took up a Project Manager role on the Membership & Student Liaison team and then got promoted to become Vice President of this team in Spring Semester. She joined RU SHRM to meet budding HR leaders such as herself, widen her knowledge on current practices in HR and be an integral part of the HR community.

She is keenly interested in topics that include compensation & benefit, talent management, organizational development and change management.She keeps herself fit by gymming, running, and yoga. Her other interests include listening to music, watching classics and spending quality time with her friends.


  Sherry (Shiyu) Yang

VP of Merit Award

Sherry (Shiyu) Yang is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management (MHRM) at Rutgers University and will graduate in May 2018. She joined RU SHRM as a Project Manager of Merit Awards in 2016 Fall and currently holds the Vice President position. She is also a Teaching Assistant for Professor Hadi El Farr from 2017 Spring. She earned bachelor's degree from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Psychology.

Sherry had 2 years’ working experience in Korn Ferry, Shanghai, as a Project Coordinator. In summer 2017, she did an HR internship at MediaTek in California. Her internship projects included the U.S. Internship program and several learning and development projects. Sherry’s area of interest in HR is organizational and talent development. She would like to pursue her career as a corporate HR in Hi-tech company after graduation.


 Ge Liu

VP of Marketing and Communication

Ge Liu is a second-year MHRM student at Rutgers and will graduate in December 2017. Ge joined the RU SHRM Graduate Chapter in fall 2016 as a Project Manager of Operations and held the position of Vice President of Marketing & Communication since Spring 2017.  She earned her Bachelor of Economics at Beijing Jiaotong University and has been an exchange student at the University of Gothenburg in. Ge has been an intern for Talent Acquisition Department at SAP Software System Co. Ltd. and HR Intern(&Partner Assitant) in Detecon Consulting Company. 
 

  Nisha Patwardhan

VP of Finance

Nisha Patwardhan is a first year graduate student in the Master of Human Resource Management Program at Rutgers University. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology and a minor in human resource management from Rutgers as well. Nisha was drawn to human resources because she wants to help make the workplace an environment where employees enjoy going, or at the very least, don't mind going. She believes that in order for employees to do perform well in their jobs, the work environment is crucial. 


 Xiaohan Zhang

VP of Operations

Xiaohan Zhang (Angela) is currently a second year master student at Rutgers University, major in Human Resources Management. She joined RU SHRM last year as a project manager for Operation team and now she is the Vice President of Operations.

Angela got her bachelor’s degree from Shandong University, majored in English Translation. During her undergraduate years, she had two experience as operation coordinator and human resources coordinator working for IPG Group and Chinese government. She was engaged in the process of benefit management, operation management and performance appraisals distributed duties according to the various strengths of team members, and implemented effectual ways of inspiring her teammates.

After getting her bachelor’s degree, Angela joined Rutgers as a full time student. In October 2016, Angela assisted in planning and organizing GSC-SHRM annual conference in Atlantic City, and honored as one of the excellent volunteers.

This summer, Vicky did an internship in Baidu Inc., a giant IT company as an recruiter. This internship allowed her to gain experience in recruiting, especially IT recruiting, and various kinds of communication skills.


 Dave A. Ferio

Advisor of RUSHRM
ferio@smlr.rutger.edu

Dave Ferio (ABD, Stevens Institute of Technology, Technology Management; MS Applied Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology; BA Psychology, University of Delaware) has over 26 years of corporate experience including key human resource leadership roles with RCA/GE, Manufacturers Hanover Trust, and Schering-Plough. His key research and teaching interests include leadership and organization development, new product development team effectiveness, business strategy, talent acquisition and retention, succession planning and learning.

In addition, he has broad business skills as an HR generalist encompassing the areas of labor relations and organization effectiveness. He is a member of SHRM, ASTD, Metropolitan Association of Applied Psychology, Human Resource Planning Society, and an International Quality and Productivity guest speaker.