Diocesan HR Director to Lead National Group

October 13, 2020

Eileen Valdez

The National Association of Church Personnel Administrators has named Eileen Cull Valdez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, director of Human Resources for the Diocese of Des Moines, as president-elect of its Board of Directors.

The announcement was made by Elizabeth Allen, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, director of Human Resources of the Diocese of Portland, Maine and president of NACPA’s board.

“We’re grateful to Eileen for accepting this leadership role in our association,” said Allen. “Eileen’s experience in the Diocese of Des Moines and her exceptional service on the NACPA Board of Directors are great credentials that will help the association move forward as we mark our 50th anniversary next year.”

Valdez has served the Diocese of Des Moines since 2011. As director of Human Resources, she is responsible for the operational and technical personnel duties of the HR office in the diocese. Prior to this position, Valdez was a human resources professional for 14 years with Merit Resources Inc. now known as Aureon in Des Moines.

“In addition to her excellent work in Des Moines, Eileen has been a very active NACPA member on the national level, serving on the board and contributing to its committees. We are grateful for Eileen’s tremendous dedication and willingness to undertake this pivotal leadership role,” said Regina Haney, Ed.D. executive director of NACPA.

The national association represents human resource directors, finance directors, chancellors, school administrators and other Church leaders in arch/dioceses nationwide and has as its mission "to promote justice in the workplace."