Southern California CHRO Community


Join a powerful network of peers

Connect with a local community of like-minded peers who share similar challenges and priorities. Access the collective expertise of CHROs from diverse experiences, backgrounds and industries. Members of the community come together several times a year to connect with each other, exchange ideas and experiences, and validate strategies and solutions.

Join your local community for exclusive access to:


Participate in year-round gatherings with your local peer group featuring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration, in-depth discussions and networking.


Exchange peer-validated strategies, solutions and partners, and access exclusive community insights to learn how other CHROs approach similar challenges.


Make new connections, enhance your career through an exclusive network, and build lasting relationships with peers.

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

  1. Shifting Business Focus From Critical Roles to Critical Skills
  2. Revolutionizing the Employee Experience to Aid Retention
  3. New Ways of Leading for 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.


Dina Barmasse-Gray

The Cheesecake Factory
Chief People Officer

Kari Durham

SVP, Human Resources

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

Anne Buchanan

Guitar Center

Colleen Butler

VP, Global Human Resources

Deborah Cegielski

Cubic Corporation
Chief Human Resources Officer

Brooke Coffey

New Wellness

Lindsay Crawley-Herbert

SCAN Health Plan
Chief People Officer

Jamila Daniel

Chief Diversity Officer & SVP, Human Resources

Maria Elena De Guevara

County of Santa Barbara, CA
Director of Human Resources

Jodi DiCenzo

NBC Universal
Global Head of Human Resources

Brenda Diederichs

Riverside County
Assistant CEO & Director, Human Resources

Bob Eisen

Western Dental Services
SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer

Julie Fletcher

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

Chief People Officer

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

Grace Lee

EVP Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer

Pearl Shiue Luu

SVP - Head of Human Resources

Julia McCallin

California Institute of Technology
AVP & CHRO, Human Resources

Aaron Morin

HomeStreet Bank
SVP, Human Resources Director

Tasmin Plater

Fifth Season
SVP, Global Head of Human Resources

Jenny Rhodes


Leslie Riggs

Global Head of Human Resources

Ellen Sheehan

UCLA Anderson School of Management
Executive Director, HARRT

Kevin Tackaberry

EVP, Human Resources

Tracy Ting

Encore Capital Group

Mark Welch

Farmers Insurance
Chief People & Diversity Officer

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