Jennifer Fox - President

Jennifer Fox, PHR, SHRM-CP has been a member of SHRM since 2011, and a member of NTSHRM in North Texas from 2013 to 2016.  She joined ETHRA when her husband Michael J. Fox (yes, that’s his real name) relocated to East Texas from the D/FW area in 2016.  She joined ETHRA in 2016 and began serving on board in 2017. She has been in HR since 1998 serving in various environments, supporting supply chain environments in the role of HR support, and Talent Acquisition. She is active with her church, serving in several positions.  She has a passion for helping others find their professional and spiritual calling, and to see East Texas diversify its trade and industry base to ensure East Texans thrive in all economic circumstances.  She will drop everything for a Chick-fil-A sandwich.  Not even kidding.

Tanya Johnson - President Elect & Programs Director

As the Human Resources Director at KSA, Tanya (SPHR, SHRM-CP) leads her team as they focus on various strategic initiatives that support KSA’s most valuable resource: the people. A servant leader, Tanya strives to provide exceptional customer service to KSA’s employees and the communities KSA serves. Regularly labeled as a “people person,” Tanya truly enjoys watching people grow professionally and make a positive impact through the work they do. She also serves as the corporate and social responsibility liaison for KSA Cares, promoting numerous ways for each employee to take action in their community through volunteerism and giving.  While she can be seen personally volunteering with several non-profit organizations, Tanya regularly gives back to her community using her “HR superpowers.” “I served on the personnel committee for my church, assisted with mock interviews for the participants of Heartisan’s Marketplace and I recently had the pleasure of leading resume and interviewing prep courses for Graciously Broken Ministries.  Making a positive impact in the lives of women was a very clear direction placed on my heart in 2010 as one of the ways I was going to make a difference in this big world.  It is a beautiful thing when your professional skills and experience align so perfectly with the needs of your community. It is truly a joy,” exclaims Tanya. Tanya received her BBA from Stephen F. Austin State University and her MBA from LeTourneau University.

Cindy Perritt - Past Chapter President and Treasurer

Cindy Perritt is the Human Resources Manager for Cassity Jones Companies. She has been with Cassity Jones Companies for 8 years in charge of all human resources and payroll for the company. Cindy earned her PHR and SHRM-CP in 2012. Prior to joining Cassity Jones, Cindy worked for 17 years as the office manager for The Psychology Clinic of Lake Charles, LA. Cindy grew up in southwest Louisiana and attended McNeese State University where she earned a BS in Office Administration. Currently, Cindy is serving as the Treasurer and Past President of the local SHRM Chapter, East Texas Human Resources Association. She enjoys running and keeping up with her 15 year old son Jackson.

April Barker - Marketing & Technology Director

April Barker, MHRD, SPHR is the Director of Human Resources at KSA.  8+ years into her human resources career, April is most passionate about recruiting and loves nothing more than the sound of excitement on the other end of the phone when presenting an offer. People are her true passion and she loves serving, whether it is the employees of KSA or non-profits around East Texas. After working in marketing and graphic design for several years, she believes there is a career that is a perfect fit for everyone and there’s no better feeling than finding just the right match. She is glad she gets to help other people find their perfect fit! April has served on the ETHRA board for several years, mainly in the technology & marketing realm. She holds a Bachelor of Marketing from LeTourneau University and a Master of Human Resource Development from the University of Texas at Tyler. She also holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from HRCI. An avid (some might call it ‘social’) outdoor runner, April is a marathon finisher and also enjoys indoor cycling – but never without friends!