Ms. Stipanovich has over 20 years of HR experience working in private and public sectors including working in both union and non-union environments. She holds an associate degree in Paralegal Studies from Computer Systems Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College, Beaver, PA and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management from LaRoche College, Pittsburgh PA.
Prior to joining SHRM as a Field Services Director, Faith was a Senior HR Business Partner for Matthews International, where she supported multiple business units across the Memorialization Division, primarily working with leaders in Bronze manufacturing, Funeral Products Distribution and sales. Prior to working at Matthews, she worked as a public servant for Allegheny County, as an HR Generalist at Omnova Solutions, Jeannette, PA and at various law firms in the City of Pittsburgh.
Faith is SHRM-SCP certified and most recently served as the Northeast SHRM MAC and on the SHRM Labor Relations Expertise Panel. She held multiple position on the Pennsylvania State Council of SHRM including the SHRM Foundation Chair, Nominating Committee Chair, District Director, Secretary, Deputy Director and she served 2 years as the State Director for the PA SHRM State Council supporting 27 Professional Chapters, 12 student chapters and SHRM members across Pennsylvania. She is a member and Past President of the Pittsburgh Human Resources Association (PHRA).
Faith has also been active in volunteering in her community. She served four years as a School Board Director for Mt. Lebanon School District, the same school district that she attended Kindergarten through high school. Prior to holding an elected School Board position she volunteered to assist Marching Band and Silk Squad. Faith is a past President of Transitional Services, Inc., an innovative human services organization transitioning people with mental disabilities (psychiatric and intellectual) into the community. She recently served on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and the Center for Theater Arts.
Faith lives in Scott Township, Pennsylvania a suburb of Pittsburgh.