Our Members

Amongst our members we have professional women who work for companies like Carthage College, Johnson Bank, Shalom Center, Hospice Alliance, Gateway, and many more outstanding places. We are excited to welcome YOU, wherever your profession may lie!

August 2017 Member Spotlight


Clara-lin Tappa, a Kenosha, WI native, is Partner Relationship Manager at HR Value Partners in Racine. HR Value Partners is an HR consulting firm specializing in servicing small to mid-size businesses with HR outsourcing, recruitment and project assistance. She joined the firm in June of this year. Prior to that she served as Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary for United Communications Corporation. She began her career with UCC in 1992 at its Kenosha News division. After spending a decade in the newsroom, she transitioned into human resources.

A true generalist, she has honed her skills in all facets of HR including benefits, compensation, performance management, labor relations, safety, training and recruiting. As a business development manager, she uses her HR expertise to find the right solutions to clients’ needs.

Tappa is a graduate of Concordia University Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in management and communications. She holds a certificate in human resources management from Marquette University. She also earned an associate’s degree from Gateway Technical College.

A member of the Society for Human Resources Management, she holds her PHR certification. Tappa is a charter member and past president of SHRM – Racine and Kenosha Area Chapter. In 2000, she was named one of Presstime Magazine’s 20 Under 40.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Goodfellows (Kenosha Christmas Charities) and Women and Children’s Horizons. She is chairperson of the Arts Fund of the Kenosha Community Foundation and played an integral role in bringing to life the Sculputre Walk – HarborPark along Kenosha’s scenic harbor. She is a past Board member of Kenosha Area Business Alliance.