SHRM Foundation Step Challenge at #SHRM19: Team Captain Lowdown!


Registration for the 4th Annual Step Challenge, powered by Fitbit Health Solutions, at  #SHRM19 is officially open! Visit to register for this year’s Step Challenge.

To register for the Step Challenge, all participants must select a Step Challenge team. Together, you and your teammates will compete to be the team with the highest average step count.  

Below you will find the “lowdown” on this year’s team captains to help you decide which team you want to step with at #SHRM19. May the best team win!

Paula Harvey leads the HR Awesomeness team.

Paula is a SHRM Foundation board member and is very passionate about HR.

Why you should join Paula’s team:

This is my FOURTH year participating in the SHRM Foundation Step Challenge. The first year, my team won. Last year, we did very well. This year, we want to win again! My team will be awesome! I also have a secret weapon in my HR conference sidekick—my daughter, who walks 18K steps a day. Come join us in the fun!

Connect with Paula:

Twitter: @Paula4Harvey


Instagram: paulacat611

Pat Lund leads the Pat's Pitter Patters team.

Pat is a Membership Advisory Council member for the North Central region, and she is excited to create some (healthy) competition between Step Challenge teams!

Why you should join Pat’s team:

Joining Pat's Pitter Patters will be an experience of a lifetime! We will have fun, enjoy some friendly bantering with our rivals and ultimately be in the "running" to capture the 2019 title!

Connect with Pat:

Twitter: @PatLund


Instagram: mikeandpatlund

Jeff Luttrell leads the Jeff's Talent Seekers team.

Jeff is a Membership Advisory Council member for the Southeast region, and he is passionate about health and fitness.

Why you should join Jeff’s team:

Join Jeff's Talent Seekers if you are a passionate person who loves HR/recruitment and loves being healthy! If you love being the best, you need to be on this team!

Connect with Jeff:

Twitter: @jeffluttrell


Instagram: xfitjeff

Mandy Woulfe leads the PacWest Is Best! team

Mandy is a Membership Advisory Council member for the Pacific West, and she is the 2018 Step Challenge team captain champion!

Why you should join Mandy’s team:

When you join the PacWest Is Best! team, you are doing more than representing the Pacific West region. You are joining an actual SHRM Foundation recipient who knows through personal experience the value of your donation and you are ensuring that other HR professionals, perhaps even yourself or someone you know, will benefit from an educational scholarship and/or the research-based HR solutions funded by the SHRM Foundation. Plus, we were the 2018 winners and are ready to take home another win in 2019!

Connect with Mandy:

Twitter: @mandywoulfe


Faith Stipanovich leads the Faith’s Foundation Friends team.

Faith is a Membership Advisory Council member for the Northeast region, and she is a SHRM Foundation champion!

Why you should join Faith’s team:

As a big supporter of the SHRM Foundation and a new MAC member, I am excited to lead my Step Challenge team and empower HR professionals. Join my team and together we can advance the work of the SHRM Foundation!

Connect with Faith:

Twitter: @pghgal213 

John Young leads the Southwest Central Steppers team.

John is a Membership Advisory Council member for the Southwest Central region, and, as a new team captain, he is ready to STEP up to the plate!

Why you should join John’s team:

If you’re excited to support the work of the SHRM Foundation and network with other HR professionals from your region, Southwest Central Steppers is the team for you! Join us as we STEP up in support of the SHRM Foundation!

Connect with John:


Amanda Brunson leads the Young and Hungry for Steps team.

Amanda is a SHRM Young Professionals Advisory Council member, #SHRM19 blogger and former scholarship winner with the SHRM Foundation who is ready to empower her teammates!

Why you should join Amanda’s team:

Calling all students, young professionals, emerging leaders and young-at-heart pros! The Step Challenge is back again, and I am hungry for some fun and friendly competition that is for a good cause! Join my team and we can all be leaders stepping together with an overall goal of supporting each other, inspiring others and making a difference on behalf of the SHRM Foundation!

Connect with Amanda:

Twitter: @TheHRPanda

Instagram: TheHRPanda



Jeff Palkowski leads the Marchers4HR team.

Jeff is a SHRM A-Team Advocacy Captain and a #SHRM19 blogger, and he is excited to take the lead as team captain for the Marchers4HR team!

Why you should join Jeff’s team:

I am passionate about advancing the HR profession with the SHRM A-Team and ready to step it up for the SHRM Foundation! I was an active team member of the Marchers4HR team in 2018, and our team landed a spot on the podium last year! I am ready to lead Marchers4HR to a strong finish at #SHRM19!

Connect wtih Jeff:

Twitter: @jeffpally



Carlos Escobar leads the Los' Super Duper Step Squad team.

Carlos (“Los”) is passionate about blogging and excited to represent the blog squad as a team captain.

Why you should join Los’ team:

This is my FIRST year as a Step Challenge captain, and I can't wait to mix it up with the other teams! We'll be the team moving and stepping all day long, having fun, and keeping each other motivated throughout #SHRM19! Join us!

Connect with Los:


Twitter: @cescobar78

Instagram: @cescobar78

Facebook: @cescobar78


Gloria Sinclair Miller leads the HeaRt and Sole team.

Gloria is a Field Services Director at SHRM and is ready to put her HeaRt and sole(s) into this Step Challenge!

Why you should join Gloria’s team:

I am excited to be a Step Challenge captain this year! I realize that because I am a first-time captain, we will be the underdogs, but I am from Philly and like “playing” that role before we surprise everyone and win! We will compete with HeaRt (with HR in the middle) and Sole. Join our Healthy (not all the time), Empowering, Active and Responsible Team. We will have SOLE too—by being Social and Optimistic, while Laughing and Entertaining!

Connect with Gloria:

Twitter: @SHRMGloria



Instagram: gjmsinclair



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