Theresa Kinsinger received her B.S. in Communication from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg. She is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In addition, Theresa holds Senior Professional of Human Resources (SPHR) Certification and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) from SHRM. Theresa provides ongoing counsel and support to supervisors in dealing with personnel issues and is the Right-to-Know Officer, EEOC Compliance and Complaint Officer, and Media Contact for the CAIU. She sits as a member of Administrative Cabinet and Leadership Team, the Professional Development Committee, coordinates and presides over the quarterly HR Advisory Council meetings for member districts, and leads the internal Social Committee. In addition, Theresa handles all labor issues including grievance procedures and processes; investigations; insurance and benefits administration; and regulation and law compliance such as FMLA, FLSA, ADA, EEOC, etc. Theresa also oversees the payroll function, provides counsel and guidance when districts have questions and need assistance.
Prior to coming to CAIU, Theresa was the Contracts and HR Manager for an international industrial manufacturer located in York, PA, where she was also heavily involved in developing the safety initiative. Previously, Theresa was the Corporate Services and Contracts Counsel for G.R. Sponaugle & Sons, Inc., an electrical and mechanical contractor in Harrisburg, PA, where she first became involved with HR. In both of these positions, Theresa was instrumental in counseling management on personnel matters and policy interpretation. Directly following law school, Theresa was with the PA Department of Transportation as a Certified Legal Intern and as an Assistant Counsel. Prior to law school, Theresa utilized her communications degree working in marketing and business development for two local engineering firms. These experiences provided her with a strong background in public relations; technical writing and editing; and layout and design including company newsletters, corporate brochures, and presentations.