Past State Council Director
Ms. Colina has over 30 years of experience in Human Resources (HR). She has extensive leadership experience in developing and executing HR strategy in support of overall business plans and the strategic direction of organizations. She excels in directing people functions and partnering as a senior business advisor regarding organizational management issues.
Ms. Colina operates Colina Consulting Group where she provides innovative HR solutions to large and small businesses. As a trusted business partner, she executes from strong executive HR experience to implement effective, modern solutions for today’s HR environment. She partners with organizations to translate strategic and tactical business plans into HR strategic and operational plans. She offers expertise in mergers and acquisitions in the areas of due diligence and timely and effective integration of talent, benefits and systems. Ms. Colina also has extensive experience in the areas of compliance, employee benefits, employee relations and talent management, including training and development.
Throughout her career with QinetiQ North America, a large information technology and professional services company, she held HR executive positions for over 15 years and was successful in managing a wide variety of HR programs. She led initiatives to develop progressive and proactive employee benefit programs and employee development models, including competency centers. She led the implementation of an HR Shared Services organization as well as HR systems implementations designed to position the organization for the future. She led HR teams through the merger and acquisition process, consolidating employee benefit plans, policies and programs.
Ms. Colina is passionate about giving back to the HR community in New Mexico (NM). She currently serves as the Immediate Past Director and SHRM Foundation Champion for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) NM State Council. She also participates in the mentorship of HR professionals through the Human Resource Management Association (HRMA) SHRM certification study program.