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Meet Our Volunteer Leaders

"I love what PIHRA provides to the HR community. Without the endless education, amazing networking, friendships, and opportunities to hone my leadership skills, I don't think I would have been as successful as an HR director. I feel honored to be leading this worthwhile organization and giving back a small portion of what I was given." Patti Sprinkle, PIHRA President

Engaging, elevating, and serving the California human resource community

The most powerful way to develop as a leader is to volunteer. PIHRA provides members with opportunities to hone their leadership skills through volunteerism in various functional areas at our 17 chapters and at the board of directors level. Our leaders gain visibility in the community and the skills necessary to advance their career.


PIHRA Board of Directors

Leading PIHRA into the future 

  President Patti Sprinkle
Human Resources Director
 Tara Fournier, SPHR, SHRM-CP, PIHRA President-Elect Vice President Tara Fournier, SPHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
C2 Education
  Immediate Past President Open
  Treasurer Ray Cooke, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Consultant
L3 Technologies
  Secretary Lynn Hounsley
Integrity HR Inc.
  Regional Representative Valley Region
Burbank/Glendale, Pasadena, Woodland Hills  
Karen Boublis, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Business Solutionz 
 Brenda Trujillo Regional Representative Central Region
Gateway Cities, Inland Valley, Los Angeles
Brenda Trujillo, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Partner & President
Bowen-Meyers & Associates 
 Wayne Munyer, PHR, SHRM-CP Regional Representative Eastern Region
Coachella Valley, Riverside, SW Riverside
Wayne Munyer, PHR, SHRM-CP

Groveside HR Consulting
Susan Bowman, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP  Regional Representative Northern Region
Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita, Ventura County 
Susan Bowman, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP
Senior Human Resources Manager
Rite Aid
Jenny Roney, MPA, SPHR, IPMA-CP   
Regional Representative Southern Region
North Orange Co., South Orange Co.  
Jenny Roney, MPA, SPHR, IPMA-CP

Human Resources Director
Irvine Ranch Water District 
Karen Nash, SPHR, SHRM-SCP  Regional Representative Western Region
Long Beach, South Bay, West Los Angeles  
Karen Nash, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Supervisor, Benefits & Disability Big 5 Sporting Goods


2019 Committee Chairs

Fostering PIHRA’s growth & development

 Jason Renda Membership Jason Renda, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Global Human Resources Director & HR Business Partner
UST Global
 Baskaran Ambalavanan Programs Baskaran Ambalavanan, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, SHRM-SCP
Principal Consultant 
Hila Solutions, LLC
Brenda Rushforth  Government Affairs Brenda Rushforth, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resources Officer
Pomona College
 Tatiana Hernandez Young Professionals Tatiana Hernandez
Corporate Human Resources Manager & Business Partner
ACCO Engineered Systems Total Duration 
  Organizational Continuity Open
Jay Lewis, Club PIHRA Club PIHRA Jay Lewis


2019 Chapter Chairs

Building robust local HR communities

Our Chapter Chairs each lead their chapter’s board of directors, serving HR professionals all over Southern California with innovative programming, community resources, and hybrid social events.

Anne Holden  Antelope Valley Chair Annie Holden
Office Manager
Rottman Drilling Co
Kevin Ralph   Burbank/Glendale Chair Kevin Ralph, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Chief Human Resource Officer
 Coachella Valley Chair Lori Paris, PHR, SHRM-CP
Regional HR Manager
The Management Trust – Desert Division
Rob Boldt  Gateway Cities Chair Rob Boldt
Assistant Vice President
Bolton & Company
Damien Jow  Inland Valley Chair Damien Jow
Human Resources Intern
Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)
Mindy Isaac, SPHR, SHRM-SCP  Long Beach Chair Mindy Isaac, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
HR Director
 Los Angeles Chair Jennifer Blair, SPHR
VP, Employee Benefits Consultant
Tolman & Wiker
Barbara Stone  North Orange Co. Chair Barbara Stone 
Client Services Consultant
PRO Unlimited
Michael Johnson  Pasadena Chair Michael Johnson
Sr. Managing Partner, HR Division

Lucas Group
Christina Gonzalez-Hicks  Riverside Chair Christina Gonzalez Hicks, SPHR
Senior Partner
LEAPROS™ Workforce Solutions
 Santa Clarita Chair Sandi Malmquist, SPHR
Human Resources Director
Gothic Landscape, Inc.
 South Bay Chair Mery Propster, SPHR
Principal, Consultant

Segue Solutions
Scott Ripley  South Orange Co. Chair Scott Ripley
Benefits Advisor
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
Michelle Schuh  SW Riverside Chair Michelle Schuh, PHR, SHRM-CP
Partner, Employee Benefits
Wood Gutman & Bogart Insurance Brokers
Mary Valdivieso  Ventura County Chair Mary Valdivieso, SHRM-CP
Employee Benefits Account Executive 
 West Los Angeles Chair Hunt Turner
Managing Director of Employee Benefits 
Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers
Nancy Latu  Woodland Hills Chair Nancy Latu
Global HR Manager
Chatsworth Products


PIHRA Foundation

Serving Southern California Workforce Readiness

The PIHRA Foundation provides scholarship and educational opportunities for emerging HR professionals and HR professionals in transition. Learn more about the PIHRA Foundation at pihra.org/foundation

 President John Silver
Employment & Career Coach/Consultant 


Running for a Board Position

As a voting member of PIHRA, you can also decide to run for a position on the PIHRA Board of Directors. These positions are typically a two year commitment. Some of the roles that are available include:



VP, Finance


Regional Representation

There are also standing committee chair positions that are available in Professional Development, Membership Development, Organizational Continuity, Legislative Affairs and Young Professionals.

To be eligible to serve on the Board of Directors, the individual must be a current voting PIHRA member in good standing and have previously served or currently serving in any one of the following positions:

A voting member of the PIHRA Board

A voting member of a PIHRA Chapter Board

A member of a standing committee or an ad hoc committee of the Board of Directors

The board position nominations are currently underway and will be voted on in October 2019.



Regional Representative – Northern Region

Regional Representative – Central Region

Regional Representative – Southern Region

Learn more about PIHRA leadership opportunities.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Lynn Hounsley at secretary@pihra.org or PIHRA Member Services at membership@pihra.org if you have any questions or need further assistance.

“PIHRA has been instrumental in my career. From the networking to the worthwhile program offerings, and the recertification credits to the opportunities to give back – I have thoroughly enjoyed my time and truly seen the value time & time again.”

– Liz Consuegra, SPHR, PHRca, SHRM-SCP, Vice President of Field Human Resources (Petco, Southern CA)

Get Involved

There are many ways to volunteer with PIHRA & hone your leadership skills.