About Ceridian Cares US

Chelsey Griggs

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Risk

Chelsey Griggs

Chelsey Griggs, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Risk, is responsible for managing Ceridian’s global risk team focused on identifying, assessing and implementing mitigation strategies to protect the company from business risk. Her scope includes customer and third party due diligence, business continuity management, policy management, and oversight for major risk mitigation programs.

Chelsey’s career spans over 20 years in information technology, management consulting, sales, and human capital management software. She is regularly asked to lead business transformation initiatives that are tied to growth, risk and operational efficiency gains. Examples include business divestitures, insourcing of technology services, centralizing distributed operations and establishing new functions for companies. Her industry experience includes software (Ceridian, Lawson, Infor), management consulting (Accenture and Independent) and retail (Best Buy, Kohls).

In addition to her role as a business leader, she is passionate about employee engagement and helping others. She is an active steering committee member of the Ceridian Womens Network and participates on the Fun at Work committee for the Minneapolis office. She also sponsors two female managers in the GoSponsorHer program and participated on the Talent Selection committee for Ceridian’s Top Talent program.

Outside of work, Chelsey is on the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross Minnesota Region. She coaches academic, science and sports teams with her three children. In her spare time, she loves to travel, downhill ski and read.

Davetta Rinehart

Chief Human Resources Officer, Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA

Davetta Rinehart

Davetta Rinehart has been a YMCA professional for 27 years. She serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for the Peninsula Metropolitan YMCA, where she leads a team of HR professionals in the areas of Leadership Development, Payroll and Risk Management. Davetta believes in “Everything HR” and with her Y team helps staff grow into Cause-Driven Leaders who strengthen our communities.

Her career began as a Childcare Director, opening the first preschool center at her YMCA. She also served in the role of Senior Program Director and Associate Branch Executive before moving into the field of HR.

Davetta’s alma mater is the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Outside of the YMCA world, Davetta lives in Yorktown, VA. She and her husband Bill stay busy keeping track of their three young-adult children and gregarious Wheaten Terrier.

Davetta has served on the Board of Achievable Dream Hampton, a public/private school partnership in Hampton, VA. She is currently President-elect of the Rotary Club of Warwick @ City Center Newport News, where she is involved in grant writing and a wide array of service projects designed to improve the quality of life in her local community and around the world.

Jeff Jacobs

VP of Accounting, Ceridian

Jeff Jacobs

As VP of Accounting, Jeff is responsible for leading the accounting, reporting and audit functions for Ceridian, including the monthly, quarterly, and annual close and consolidations process, as well as preparation of the quarterly and annual audited financial statement reports. Additionally, Jeff’s team has ownership of Ceridian’s finance & accounting policies and standards.

Prior to Ceridian, Jeff spent 10 years at KPMG as a Senior Audit Manager, and 5 years at General Mills as a Finance Manager.

Jeff is currently the Finance Committee Chair on the board of Highland Federal Finance (a small financing organization) and is the Treasurer for his neighborhood homeowners association.

In his spare time, Jeff enjoys numerous sports-related activities, particularly basketball – either playing, watching, or coaching his daughters’ teams.

Sharita Elston

Director of Finance Operations, Ceridian

Sharita Elston

As Director of Finance Operations, Sharita Elston is responsible for leading teams who ensure the accurate and timely recording of Accounts Receivable for Ceridian services. In addition, her team controls, manages and maintains all financial inputs, downstream from order entry, needed for the creation of customer invoicing. They also manage the financial system data standards and required inputs for accurate invoicing. Sharita began her career with Ceridian in 2001, where she held positions within Client Funds and the Accounting organizations.

In addition to her responsibilities at Ceridian, Sharita has worked with various charitable organizations including Alzheimer’s Association, Habitat for Humanity and local food shelves. She also serves as a youth mentor and tutor and is currently the co-chair of one of Ceridian’s YOUnity affinity groups.

Sharita is a travel enthusiast and enjoys exploring and learning about different countries and cultures. In her spare time, when she isn’t traveling, Sharita can be found spending time with her family.

Jay W. Greaves, MS-OD

Vice President of Organization Development & Sales Effectiveness, Ceridian

Jay W. Greaves, MS-OD

As Vice President of Organization Development and Sales Effectiveness at Ceridian, Jay Greaves leads teams responsible for organizational readiness, internal communication, and developing employee and customer education and content.

Jay joined Ceridian in 2008 as Director of Organization Development and two years later was promoted to Regional Vice President of Account Management, leading Sales teams in fourteen western US states. In 2015 he was promoted to Vice President of Sales Effectiveness and in 2017 was given additional responsibilities of leading the new Revenue Shared Services organization. Prior to joining Ceridian, Jay consulted to organizations in China, Mexico, Canada, and across the US in areas of human capital management, executive assessment and selection, leadership development, and large systems change management. Jay was with Delta Air Lines for over 20 years where he led HR generalist teams supporting various divisions.

Jay has a graduate degree from the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University and an undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University. A lifelong volunteer, Jay currently serves on the board of directors at Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services, providing mental health services to over 7,000 children and family members across the great Los Angeles area.

Jay lives in Long Beach, California with his husband, the Reverend David Sigmund.

Lainie Cooney

Chief Human Resources Officer, DPI Specialty Foods

Lainie Cooney

Ms. Cooney has over 25 years of global business and human resources experience gained through senior executive roles across different industries, in companies of varying size, public and private with constitutions in the US as well as international.

As the Chief Human Resources Officer for DPI Specialty Foods, Ms. Cooney leads the development and execution of the people strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization.

Ms. Cooney earned her MA in Clinical Psychology and Advanced Doctoral Studies at the California School of Professional Psychology. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. She is a member of both the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and the National Human Resources Association (NHRA).

She spends her personal time serving on not for profit boards for such organizations as Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, an organization which provides many services in the greater Los Angeles area, including transitional living to teens and in so doing, changes the course and directions of their lives, their families and the greater community.

Lainie is an avid triathlete and competes all over the West Coast. She loves boating and all water activities. Lainie lives with her family and dogs Bentley & Harley in Canyon Lake, CA.

Lisa Sterling

EVP and Chief People Officer, Ceridian

Lisa Sterling

Lisa is a forward thinking, engaging leader who is disrupting the HR landscape to create cultural and performance excellence. Leading the global People & Culture organization, she is responsible for imagining and overseeing people centric programs, experiences and technology.

Lisa has been instrumental in Ceridian’s cultural transformation and led the efforts in becoming a Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers, a certified Great Place to Work and a Top 15 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor. Under Lisa’s leadership Ceridian has experienced significant increases in engagement, retention and overall performance.

Lisa has received numerous accolades for her leadership including Working Mother of the Year, HR Executive of the Year, HRO HR Superstar, and 300 Women in Tech Worth Watching.

Ted Malley

President & CEO, Kids Help Phone

Ted Malley

Mr. Malley has over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in the technology industry and over 20 of those years in the Human Capital Management software business. As the Chief Customer Officer at Ceridian, Mr. Malley combines his personal passion for helping people and love for new technology to change the way Ceridian loves its customers through our award-winning XOXO Customer Success program.

Before joining Ceridian, Mr. Malley co-founded RelatedMatters, Inc. and developed the mobile app TeamRelate, which was acquired by Ceridian in March 2015. TeamRelate combines mobile technology, social networking, and behavioral science into a powerful communication team engagement tool for today’s workforce.

Mr. Malley holds a degree in Computer Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA and loves spending time with his wife and 4 children in Arroyo Grande, CA.

His personal mission is to work with great teams of people who are driven by achievement, not money; and excellence over status and title. His desire is to change the world for the better, one relationship at a time.

Mr. Malley loves to invest his personal time in serving on several non-profit boards such as Coastal Christian School where his 4 children attend as well as The Barnabas Group which focuses on connecting business leaders to serving the underserved on a global scale.

Todd C. Simmons

Vice President of Customer Support Operations , Ceridian

Todd C. Simmons

Todd is the Vice President of Customer Support Operations and Site Leader for Ceridian’s campus in St. Petersburg, Florida. He began his Ceridian career in 2001 as an Operations Manager and now has responsibility for supporting all operations and customer service activities across North America. In addition to his operational responsibilities, Todd provides executive leadership for site operations, employee engagement and community relations at Ceridian’s largest US Center of Excellence in St. Petersburg, FL.

Prior to joining Ceridian in 2001, Todd held leadership positions at several companies, including Hewitt Associates, BP/Amoco and Sam’s Club/Wal-Mart Stores.

In addition to his business leadership experience, Todd is a retired senior non-commissioned officer of the United States Army and Florida National Guard. He served honorably for 21 years including two tours to Iraq, in 2003 and 2009.

In service to our local community, Todd is a past Board Chair of the Pinellas County Urban League and has served on multiple non-profit boards, including; Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, St. Pete’s Promise Leadership Committee and St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors.

Todd holds a BA in History from Florida State University. He resides in Treasure Island, Florida with his wife Nancy and their son Jack. His oldest son Scott lives in Missouri with his wife and two daughters. In his spare time, Todd is an avid fisherman and outdoor enthusiast.

William E. McDonald

Senior Vice President of Associate General Counsel and Secretary, Ceridian

William E. McDonald

For more than 25 years, Bill McDonald has worked closely with senior management and board members on securities, corporate finance, governance and compensation issues as well as mergers and acquisitions and commercial matters.

Since 2016, Bill has served as senior U.S. legal counsel and Secretary to Board of Directors of Ceridian HCM, a global human capital management company. He is a former partner at the law firms of Fox Rothschild LLP and Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP in Minneapolis, MN, and has held legal and leadership roles at SUPERVALU INC.

In addition to his responsibilities at Ceridian HCM, Bill serves on the board of directors of Second Harvest Heartland, and has served on the boards of Special Olympics Minnesota and the Minnesota High Tech Association.

Bill received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Business Economics from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate degree from Vanderbilt University School of Law. He lives in Edina, MN with his spouse Maryan, and his three children.

Kelly Allder

Vice President, HR Programs, Ceridian HCM / Executive Director, Ceridian Cares

Kelly Allder

As VP of HR Programs, Kelly is responsible for people programs that enhance Ceridian’s employee engagement. Her work focuses on improving connectivity between employees, managers and teams. Recent programs include the implementation of Dayforce HCM at Ceridian, the development of the Dave MacKay Memorial Scholarship, and the delivery of various leadership development sessions.

As Executive Director of Ceridian Cares, Kelly has overall responsibility for the daily operation of the charity; policy and process development; and leadership of the 12 adjudication committees.

Kelly previously served on the Board of Directors at Humewood House, a not-for-profit organization that helps vulnerable single parents and their children by offering pre- and post-natal residential services, life skills, childcare, school programs and counselling.

Sook Convery

Operations Manager, Ceridian Cares, Ceridian HCM

Sook Convery

Sook Convery joined Ceridian in 2005 in the Recruitment Process Outsourcing group as an Operations Manager, leading teams to execute strategically aligned processes for external clients in Canada and the US. She has over 20 years experience in the Recruitment business.

As Operations Manager for Ceridian Cares, Sook is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the charity, working closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors and volunteer committees across Canada. She also is the primary point of contact for community agencies, working to promote the mission and actions of Ceridian Cares.

Sook is no stranger to fundraising and working with not-for-profit organizations. Working with schools and competitive sports teams in her community for her three children, she has volunteered her time for over 20 years in various capacities. She has also been involved with supporting the United Way, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York and HOPE Volleyball among a few.

Shawna Weisberg

Executive Director, Ceridian Cares, Ceridian HCM

Shawna Weisberg

Residing in Toronto, Ontario, Shawna is the Executive Director of Ceridian Cares in Canada and the US. Additionally, Shawna leads Ceridian HCM’s corporate social responsibility efforts.

Shawna strives to make a positive social impact in all that she does, and her experience reflects this with a focus on corporate grant-making, employee giving, volunteering, and fundraising. She has worked in corporate social responsibility with two of Canada’s largest banks, worked directly with several non-profits, and studied Corporate Citizenship at Boston College.

Shawna holds a degree in Psychology from York University as well as a diploma in Illustration from Sheridan College. Shawna has been a Director and Advisor for non-profits in the Toronto area, and in her spare time she enjoys art, music, travel, and is an enthusiastic dog lover.