PIHRA Chapters and Communities

PIHRA South Orange Co.

Welcome to PIHRA’s South Orange County Chapter!

Chapter Meetings:

Every 4th Wednesday of the Month (7:00am-9:10am)

Hyatt Regency John Wayne Airport Newport Beach
4545 MacArthur Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92660


Times and locations of PIHRA South Orange Co. events are subject to change.


Breakfast & evening events include:

• Great speakers with HR related topics
• Current legal updates
• HRCI recertification credits
• Full breakfast (hot/cold menu)
• Networking opportunities

→ Attend a PIHRA South Orange Co. Event:

→ Become a PIHRA Member



About Us

Welcome to PIHRA South Orange County

Welcome to PIHRA’s South Orange County Chapter!
The South OC District is the largest in PIHRA, serving over 600 members. We are committed to serving our members by providing the tools and networking opportunities to broaden and strengthen HR skills. We embrace all members’ diverse HR backgrounds, promote diversity and provide educational opportunities for the Human Resources Professionals in Orange County.


The PIHRA 2020 Economic Outlook

Orange County, Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Put the U.S. and California economy & economic policy into perspective. 

Registration is OPEN! Stay tuned for updates.


VIP Package

2020 VIP Meeting Package – $425

Each year, PIHRA South Orange Co provides an opportunity for members to purchase a package of registrations to our events. Although the window to purchase the 2020 VIP Pass has not yet opened, we want you to be aware of this opportunity as you plan and budget for 2020!

Package Includes:

Admission to eleven (11) PIHRA South OC monthly membership meetings PLUS ALL District Run Socials/Mixers in 2020.

Each admission can be used by the VIP member or transferred to someone of his or her choice, if the member is unable to attend.

Automatic registration for each monthly meeting without a monthly RSVP – no increased “at-the-door” pricing.

Eliminates the need to pay and expense the monthly charge.

One single receipt for tax or other reimbursement purposes.

The VALUE of all these meetings/events would cost $500+!


Subscription is restricted to PIHRA members in good standing

Deadline to purchase is January 31, 2020

Limited number of packages available



Volunteer Officers

For additional information, please contact us at
southorangeco@pihra.org or (310) 416-1210 ext. 708.

Chair:   Amanda Osburn, SPHR

Vice Chair:   Elizabeth Flores

Co-Treasurer:    Rachel Tillman

Co-Treasurer:    Yesenia Baranda, SHRM-CP

Co-Treasurer:    Sherrie Paull

Membership Co-Chair:   Jill Hutchins

Membership Co-Chair:   Abdiel Maldonado, PHR

Membership Co-Chair:   Victor Xu

Programs Co-Chair:   Carol Gefis

Programs Co-Chair:   Ryan Gottfredson

Programs Co-Chair:   Sydney Dougherty

Social Media/Communication Chair:   Kristen Cruz

Social Media/Communication Chair:   Sheer Best

Career Services:   Rita Deitos

Career Services:   Brandon Barrett

Secretary:   Nicole Cassens, PHR

Sponsorship Co-Chair:   Katarina Koonce

Sponsorship Co-Chair:   Josh Walters

Sponsorship Co-Chair:   Tri Nguyen

Young Professionals Liaison:   Jessica Nerio

Immediate Past Chair:   Scott Ripley


We invite you to connect with us online, and at our next event!




Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteerism is what makes PIHRA great

PIHRA South Orange Co. is always happy to welcome new or current members to leadership positions. If you would like to join our leadership team or if you need more information, please contact our Chapter Chair at southorangeco@pihra.org.

“When I joined PIHRA I was only a few years into my career. I did not know what to expect or what to do. PIHRA South Orange County took me in and assisted me in a many different issues that popped up with my position as a Human Resources Manager. I served as the membership and loved to get other individuals excited about PIHRA. I even sat for my SPHR because of the people there that encouraged me to continue to learn and grow!”

– Christina Gonzalez-Hicks, MBA, SPHR (LEAPROS)


Partners & Sponsors

Partner with PIHRA South OC!

By targeting a market composed of Professionals in Human Resources and related areas, PIHRA South Orange Co. is pleased to partner with our business community for their marketing efforts by providing advertising opportunities.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Sponsoring a PIHRA South OC event is without a doubt, the best way to reach South Orange County Human Resources Professionals. For more information contact PIHRA South OC’s Sponsorship Chairs.

Thank you to our PIHRA South OC Platinum Sponsors!



PIHRA South Orange Co.

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