Rachel Comella, CertiPay

April 26, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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The Richardson Center, Mueller Campus, Indian River State College
6155 College Lane
Vero Beach, FL 32966

Speaker Info:

Rachel Comella with CertiPay, will discuss what are the most common HR issues? And, perhaps even more frightening, what are the most expensive issues that business owners encounter? In this session, Certipay will cover the issues, and what steps you can take to protect your company.



Rachel Comella


Rachel Comella’s HR career spans 20 plus years with experience in many corporate entities.  She has held leadership roles within the healthcare, non-profit, distribution, manufacturing and commercial real estate industries. Rachel is a highly experienced HR generalist with expertise in leading the complete HR operation in multiple locations and states.  She has excellent abilities in labor relations, training, benefits, recruiting, employment law, worker’s comp, contract negotiation, policies and procedures.  She enjoys the challenge of meeting the business goals and objectives of a company while improving employee retention and satisfaction. 

Rachel’s diverse career began in the supermarket industry where she quickly learned of her passion for managing the HR process.  She continuously expanded her experience and knowledge base through many industries, including asphalt manufacturing, liquor distribution and commercial real estate.  She was the HR Director for one of the largest privately held distribution companies in the state of Florida.

Rachel most recently came from the operations side of business where she was the CEO of a manufacturing company in the regenerative medical arena.  She completely understands the fine balance the Chief leadership faces between operations, finance, and people. 

Rachel has served on many non-profit boards throughout the Tampa Bay area.  She was on the Board of Directors as well as the Board of Trustees at CASA (community action stops abuse).  She has also served on the annual giving campaign for the Metro area YMCA where she was a major fund raiser. 

Rachel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Speaking from the University of South Florida and an Employment Law Certification from George Washington University.  She has been a member of SHRM and HR Tampa since 2001.

Rachel has six children ranging in ages from 17 to 26 and in order to keep her sanity she teaches group fitness classes at the YMCA in her spare time.  She teaches yoga, spinning, and total body workouts. 

Contact CertiPay today to see how our HR Consultants can provide your management team and your staff members with the HR support you need. 

Rachel can be reached at 727.403.2901 or rcomella@certipay.com.


Networking: 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

BoxLunch: 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Chapter Business: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Presentation: 12:00 p.m. -1:00 p.m.


Thank you to our TCHRA April Luncheon Sponsor: Eric Brewer 407.408.7540


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Cancellation Policy:

If you RSVP and can’t attend, you must send an email to: communications@treasurecoasthra.org by 10 am on the Tuesday before the meeting or you will be charged for your meal.

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$20.00 Members

$25.00 Non-Members