Roundtable: How COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Are Affecting Agencies
Recorded On: 12/14/2021
Please join us for an informative Roundtable Presentation on Mandatory Vaccination Mandates. The panelist will be discussing how the Mandatory Vaccination Mandates have affected recruitment, retention, mandate exemptions, and more. Please join us on December 14th at 1 PM EST.
Moderator: Herbert Quinton, JD, Director and Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Human Resources, Baltimore, MD
- Berke Attila, Director, Office of Human Resources Montgomery County, MD
- Valerie Graham, Risk Management Analyst, Oakland Housing Authority, Oakland, CA
- Christine Hoffmann, HR Director/CHRO, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Beaverton, OR
Quinton M. Herbert (Moderator)
Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Human Resources for the City of Baltimore
Quinton M. Herbert serves as the Director and Chief Human Capital Officer for the Department of Human Resources (“DHR”) for the City of Baltimore. In this capacity, he is responsible for creating, developing, and driving comprehensive and strategic programs and initiatives that align with organizational goals and strategies. Mr. Herbert has an extensive background in labor and employment relations and leadership development. He previously served as the Deputy Labor Commissioner for the City of Baltimore, where he functioned as the lead negotiator for the City in collective bargaining with all non-public safety unions. He also advised management and HR professionals in a wide array of employment and labor-related issues. Mr. Herbert has taught Strategic Human Capital Management and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Certified Public Manager program at the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs.
Mr. Herbert is an American Arbitration Association Higginbotham Fellow and is a recipient of the Maryland Daily Record Leadership in Law Award and the American Institute of Legal Counsel “10 Best” Employment and Labor Law Attorney for Maryland Award. He has been recognized as one of the National Black Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers in 2017. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Maryland Public Employer Relations Association (MdPELRA) and The Maryland Labor and Employment Relations Association (MdLERA) and is a member of several bar and professional associations.
Director, Office of Human Resources
Montgomery County, MD
Berke Attila was appointed Director of the Office of Human Resources at Montgomery County Government in 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Baltimore in the Department of General Services. For both government organizations, Berke has led numerous innovative projects and process improvements to better serve the targeted audiences; resulting in recognition at the local, state, and national level. Attila considers himself a new breed of public servants who recognize that the right solution to underperforming organizational services is usually not more money, but more thought about how to better utilize existing resources.
Risk Management Analyst
Oakland Housing Authority, Oakland, CA
Valerie Graham is the Risk Management Analyst for the Oakland Housing Authority in Oakland, CA. Valerie's area of expertise is in Managing Risk with an emphasis on Claims, Insurance and Safety. Her goal is to become the Risk Manager within two years. She has successfully reduced Risks within her organization by providing continuous Safety Training and making sure employees understand and incorporate what they have learned into their day to day duties.
Christine Hoffmann (she/her)
Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, Beaverton, OR
Christine spends her days as the Director of Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management at the Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, the largest park & recreation provider in the State of Oregon. When asked, Christine confirmed that yes, it is like a combination of Portlandia and Parks & Rec, and is an amazing place to work! The HR & Risk teams are change partners for district leadership, both organizationally and culturally. The amazing team that Christine leads are reimagining how work works and disrupting traditional systems, while continuing to provide human resources support to employees and job applicants.
Including her time at THPRD, Christine has 20 years of public and private-sector experience with a focus on program development and change management. She achieved a Masters in Public Administration and a Bachelor’s in International Relations from San Francisco State University and maintains certification as an IPMA-CP and SPHR. A strong believer in the power of community, Christine has served on the board of the Northern California Chapter of IPMA-HR, is a past president of the Western Region IPMA-HR, and has served as an exam developer for the PHR and SPHR exams for the HRCI for the past 10 years. Christine begins a term on the Executive Council for IPMA-HR in January 2022.
In her second shift, and top priority, Christine is the mother of two amazing children: Pixelle (they/them) and Freya (she/her), and a partner to her husband, Greg. Their family also includes a thirteen-year-old cat, Ivan, a revolving door of fish and reptiles, and they are expecting the arrival of a chinchilla around Christmas time (shhh!).