A Message from North Texas MGMA President, Gretchen Collins

MGMA members and friends,

During this time of change locally and globally, North Texas MGMA is committed to providing engagement and assistance while maneuvering through the new normal.  To facilitate learning, continuous growth and networking in this everchanging time, North Texas MGMA is now on social media platforms LinkedIn and Facebook.  Due to limited in person meetings/luncheons, it has become necessary for multiple communication vehicles to be used to broadcast and share information. 

Please join the North Texas MGMA Chapter for an upcoming Lunch Crunch:

July 27th Lunch Crunch is rescheduled for August 3 -  12:30 - 1:00pm

The Employment Illusion: Best Tips on Handling Unemployment Fraud and the Life Cycle of your Employee

Teresa Thompson

Ellie Wenker 

The Employment Illusion: Best Tips on Handling Unemployment Fraud and the Life Cycle of your Employee

Teresa Thompson
Sr. Strategic Business Consultant
Oasis PEO, A Paychex Company

Teresa Thompson is a Sr. Strategic Business Consultant for Oasis PEO, A Paychex Company, which is one of the nation’s leading PEOs (Professional Employer Organization) with offices nationwide and servicing over 1.4 million worksite employees.  She enjoys working with business owners and decision makers in helping them streamline their administrative employee related tasks and responsibilities that allow them to focus on growing their businesses and enhancing their cash flow all while attracting the best-in-class talent.  With over 29 years of experience in the PEO industry, Teresa has been a sought-after speaker from various industries and associations, as well as a recipient of numerous President’s Club awards and business community recognitions.  In addition, she currently is The Finance Forum board president, is a published author of PEO/HR articles in various magazines and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ouachita Baptist University.  When not working as a PEO consultant, she enjoys playing the piano (accomplished pianist/vocalist), martial arts and just being with her family which includes a variety of mini dachshunds!  She resides in Coppell, TX with her husband, Dr. Tom Thompson (NCAA record holder; the oldest collegiate football player in history at age 61 to score a PAT... point after touchdown) and youngest son.

Ellie Wenker 
Sr. Human Resource Consultant, PHR, SHRM-CP
Oasis PEO, A Paychex Company

Ellie has been with Oasis since June of 2018 and has over 18 combined years of PEO experience and 25 years of solid HR experience.   Prior to joining Oasis, she was the director of Human Resources for a large Texas oncology practice where she was instrumental in implementing job banding and performance management programs.  Prior to that, she was the HR manager for Managed Services Technology provider where she was the senior leader responsible for the human capital transition of four acquisitions within a two-year time.

Ellie currently serves on the Oasis HR Council, a member of the Paychex Culture Champion Team and is a designated Paychex Mentor.   She currently holds both the Professional in Human Resources and the SHRM-CP certifications and has been an active SHRM member since 2003.  She currently resides in Houston, Texas with her three dogs.  She really enjoys building relationships with her clients while bringing value of the many products and services that are offered through the PEO relationship.

  • August 3, 2021 - Lunch Crunch - 12:30pm (30 min)
  • September 8, 2021 - Quarterly Virtual Meeting - 12:30pm (1 hour)
  • November 9, 2021 - Lunch Crunch - 12:30pm (30 min)
  • December 8, 2021 - Quarterly Virtual Meeting – 12:30pm (1 hour)

North Texas MGMA also holds meetings on a quarterly basis for members to learn and connect with each other. If you are interested in speaking at an upcoming meeting, contact Gretchen Collins, MBA

North Texas MGMA Board of Directors

Gretchen Collins, MBA

Vice President
Nichole Crites, CMPE

Natalie Clayton

Demetris McDowell


Past President
Sarah Thompson


Vendor Sponsorships

North Texas MGMA has four (4) vendor sponsorships available for each quarterly luncheon.  If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming luncheon, contact Nichole Crites, CMPE at info@erisedms.com

Each sponsorship costs $300 and includes:

  • One (1) 6' Table-Top Exhibit Space
  • Two (2) Vendor Representative Lunches
  • Recognition Online & On-Site


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