Southern California CHRO Community

Gain powerful new perspectives

Join fellow CHROs in the Southern California community to solve critical leadership challenges through the collective experiences and expertise of the network.

Invaluable network

Build a strong professional network where you live and work. Access the collective expertise of your true peers all in one place. Make new connections and catch up with old friends.

Peer collaboration

Gain new perspectives from peers who understand your most critical priorities and are facing the same challenges -- generate ideas, share real-life experiences and get forward-looking guidance and insights.

Actionable insights

Exchange best practices, validate strategies and walk away with practical insights that are immediately actionable.

Join your peers to discuss the most critical issues impacting CHROs today.

  1. Boosting workforce resilience for the future of hybrid work
  2. Taking a dynamic approach to critical skills and competencies
  3. Driving consequential accountability for DE&I

Southern California CHRO Governing Body

A regional Governing Body leads the Southern California CHRO community, shaping the topics and agendas for your local programs and ensuring that all content is driven by CHROs, for CHROs.


Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
SVP, Human Resources

Kari Durham

SVP, Human Resources

Melanie Graper

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ross Pollack

LionsGate Entertainment
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer


Michael Adamson

VP, Global HR Operations

Kimberly Allain

Cal Poly Pomona
Senior AVP, Employee & Organizational Development & Advancement and HR Operations

Marissa Andrada

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer

Tracy Bargielski

Corporate Secretary & Vice President, People Operations

Coleen Bentley


Anne Buchanan

Guitar Center

Theresa Bush

Aera Energy
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Colleen Butler

VP, Global Human Resources

Deborah Cegielski

Velocity Vehicle Group

Paul Celuch

Avanti Hospitals

Brooke Coffey

New Wellness

Jamila Daniel

Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, Human Resources

Jodi DiCenzo

NBC Universal
Global Head of Human Resources

Brenda Diederichs

Riverside County
Assistant CEO & Director, Human Resources

Ashley Donlon

Transamerican Auto Parts, a Polaris Company
Head of Human Resources

Bob Eisen

Western Dental Services
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeannie Finkel

Cetera Financial Group
Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Fletcher

Home Care Assistance
Chief Human Resources Officer

Jeff Fraley

Big 5 Sporting Goods
SVP, Human Resources

Lisa Garrett

Los Angeles County, CA
Director of Personnel

Edie Givens

Sony Pictures Entertainment
SVP, People and Organization

Ellen Goldsmith

SVP, Human Resources

Justin Hastings

Experian Health
Chief Human Resources Officer, North America

Jim Hazboun

ITS Logistics
Chief Human Resources Officer

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Bobby Johnson

Brookfield Residential
Vice President Human Resources

Samantha Khoury

Los Angeles Lakers
VP, Human Resources

Alex Kweskin

Banc of California
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Pearl Shiue Luu

SVP - Head of Human Resources

Julia McCallin

California Institute of Technology
AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

Aaron Morin

HomeStreet Bank
SVP, HR Director

Tasmin Plater

SVP, Global Head of Human Resources

Jenny Rhodes


Leslie Riggs

Global Head of Human Resources

Michelle Roth

Nutcracker Therapeutics
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Ellen Sheehan

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Executive Director, HARRT

Kevin Tackaberry

EVP, Human Resources

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group

Martha Tuma

City National Bank
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Mark Welch

Farmers Insurance
Chief People & Diversity Officer

Upcoming Programs


August 25, 2022 | 1 hour

Southern California CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Southern California CHRO Virtual Town Hall

An interactive, peer-led discussion on current topics and priorities.

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December 15, 2022 | 1 day

Southern California CHRO Executive Summit

Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza

Walk away from this peer-led program with new connections and with actionable insights.

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