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. Planning for and shaping the future of work
  2. Becoming the board's leader of human capital
  3. Transforming HR structure and strategy

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

Skyworks Solutions
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

UST Global
VP, Global HR Operations

Marissa Andrada

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chief Diversity, Inclusion and People Officer

Cindy Ballard

ICM Partners

Tracy Bargielski

Corporate Secretary & Vice President, People Operations

Coleen Bentley


Anne Buchanan

Guitar Center

Colleen Butler

VP, Global Human Resources

Deborah Cegielski

Velocity Vehicle Group

Paul Celuch

Avanti Hospitals

Brooke Coffey

Transamerican Auto Parts

Jamila Daniel

Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, Human Resources

Brenda Diederichs

Riverside County, CA
Assistant CEO & Director, Human Resources

Robert A. Eisen, SPHR

Western Dental Services
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Mary Finch

DXC Technology Company
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Fletcher

AMN Healthcare Services
Chief Talent 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

Banc of California
EVP, 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

Helene Klein

Chief People Officer

Pearl Shiue Luu

SVP - Head of Human Resources

Julia McCallin

California Institute of Technology
AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

Michelle Roth

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Deputy Head of Human Resources

Victor Santillan

Grifols, Inc.
Head of Human Resources

Ellen Sheehan

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Executive Director, HARRT

Kevin Tackaberry

EVP, Human Resources

Virginia Tanawong

Universal Studios Hollywood
SVP, Human Resources

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group

Martha Tuma

City National Bank
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Joe Vacovsky, Jr.

Young's Market Company
EVP, Human Resources

Upcoming Events

Virtual Programs

May 20, 2021

Southern California CHRO Virtual Town Hall

Avoid Burnout, Maintain Engagement— Maximizing Employee Well-Being

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

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August 24, 2021

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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October 5, 2021

Southern California CHRO Virtual Executive Summit

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

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