Donna Rogers Skowronski, M.Ed., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, IPMA-CP - Founder

Dave Ryan, SHRM-SCP - Independent Contract graciously serving the needs of this firms clients

When employees enter the workforce, they may hope to travel down a career path that will give them a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment at the end of the day.  Donna Rogers Skowronski, founder and CEO of Rogers HR Consulting, LLC started this firm because she loved to share her passion about HR and educate the next generation of business leaders, owners, managers, and HR professionals. Dave Ryan who is currently handling all clients services shares that passion and committment.

Founder's Bio

Donna Rogers has over 30 years of exempt management level HR experience with public, private, and non-for-profit organizations throughout the country and within a variety of different industries including teaching undergraduate and graduate students for 15 years at the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is the founder of Rogers HR Consulting, LLC. She graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Human Resources Development (HRD) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Prior to that she earned her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations at Illinois State University and two Associates degrees in Business Admin from Lincoln Land Community College and Information Management from Community College of the Air Force.

Her HR career began in corporate HR then manufacturing before she started consulting and teaching in the field. She is certified currently through 2025 as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and an International Public Management Associations Certified Professional (IPMA-CP).

She has delivered numerous HR & Management related presentations among professionals at meetings, seminars, and conferences and has guest lectured at several universities. She has humbly volunteered on the SHRM Student Chapter Advisory committee, SHRM Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) Representative, ILSHRM as Past Director, CIC-SHRM as Past President and current President. She is a SHRM Foundational Veteran Ambassador. Finally, she proudly served our great country in the military for eight years retiring as a Ground Safety Inspector for the Illinois Air National Guard.

Contractor Bio

Dave Ryan is the newest consultant to join Roger’s HR Consulting as an independent contractor. Dave retired from Mel-O-Cream at the end of 2021 after 45 years of service. Dave was Director of Human Resources & Compliance for Mel-O-Cream Donuts International in Springfield, IL. Mel-O-Cream is a medium-sized unionized manufacturer of bakery goods supplying the grocery industry. Dave received his SPHR in 2007, and his SHRM-SCP in 2014. In his long-term employment with Mel-O-Cream Dave has undertaken many roll outs, project implementations to include process improvements as well as dozens of compliance initiatives.

Away from work, Dave referees ice hockey at various levels. He has served in many volunteer roles with his local CIC-SHRM chapter and many roles on the ILSHRM State Council, including being State Director in 2017-2018. Dave speaks at local colleges and SHRM events on both HR and Social Media matters regularly. This experience includes speaking throughout the state and nationally with founder of the consulting firm he is now joining.

Dave is also an avid cyclist and rides with his two sons and a wife of 41 years, Sheila Ryan. Dave maintains a presence in Social-Media, and was a member the SHRM Blogger squad from 2014 to 2019 at the SHRM National Conferences. You can find him in cyberspace on Twitter as DaveTheHRCzar or on LinkedIn.

He is excited to transition to role of consultant, where he can apply his years of practical experience and assist any organization create better workplaces that attract and retain quality employees by providing HR solutions to complex problems. His work with Rogers HR Consulting, LLC as a client goes back to 2001. 

Donna and Dave have been referred to by HR Peers as the Dynamic Duo which is a true testiment to what their peers think about thier ability to provide quality service in terms of knowledge and skill to any private, non-profit, and public entity.

Inspiring Others as in HR and Management is our reward!


We have a diverse and incredible portfolio of clients in private, public and not-for-profit that we have worked closely with over the years.