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. Leading through a new employee experience
  2. Redesigning HR strategies, structures, and service delivery models
  3. Modernizing mental health and well-being programs in a new era of work

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.

Co-Chairs

Dina Barmasse-Gray headshot

Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
SVP, Human Resources

Kari Durham headshot

Kari Durham

Skyworks
SVP, Human Resources

Melanie Graper headshot

Melanie Graper

CoreLogic
CHRO

Ross Pollack headshot

Ross Pollack

Lionsgate
EVP & CHRO

Celina Scally headshot

Celina Scally

Apria Healthcare
SVP CHRO

Members

Michael Adamson

UST Global
Vice President, Global HR Operations

Marissa Andrada

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief People Officer

Cindy Ballard

ICM Partners
CHRO

Tracy Bargielski

Yamaha
VP, Human Resources

Coleen Bentley

Orora
VP, Human Resources

Paul Celuch

Avanti Hospitals
CHRO

Jamila Daniel

Starz
SVP, HR

Brenda Diederichs

County of Riverside
Assistant CEO & Director, Human Resources

Robert A. Eisen, SPHR

Western Dental Services
Sr. Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary E. Finch

DXC Technology
EVP, CHRO

Julie Fletcher

AMN Healthcare
Chief Talent Officer

Jeff Fraley

Big 5 Sporting Goods
SVP, Human Resources

Lisa M. Garrett

County of Los Angeles
Director of Personnel

Ted Gilchrist

WCG Capital
CHRO

Edie Givens

Sony Pictures Entertainment
SVP HR

Ellen Goldsmith

CBS
SVP, Human Resources

Justin Hastings

Experian
CHRO

Jim Hazboun

Banc of California
CHRO

Michele Hoff

Epson America
VP, Human Resources, Americas

Ashley Kelloff

Paul Hastings
Chief Talent Officer

Helene Klein

Beachbody
Chief People Officer

Julia McCallin

Caltech
AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

Michelle Roth

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Head of Talent Management

Victor Santillan

Grifols, Inc.
Head of Human Resources

Ellen Sheehan

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Exec. Director, HARRT

Samantha Stewart

Los Angeles Lakers
VP, Human Resources

Kevin Tackaberry

loanDepot
EVP, Human Resources

Virginia Tanawong

Universal Studios Hollywood
SVP, HR

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group
Senior VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Martha Tuma

City National Bank
CHRO

Joe Vacovsky, Jr.

Young's Market Company
EVP, Human Resources

Upcoming programs


December 2, 2020

2020 Southern California CHRO Executive Summit Q4

Millennium Biltmore Hotel

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

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June 2021

2021 Southern California CHRO Inner Circle

An evening with peers to discuss timely topics over dinner in a private setting.

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