PIHRA Chapters and Communities

PIHRA Coachella Valley

PIHRA’s Coachella Valley chapter serves members in the Coachella Valley areas.

Chapter Meetings:

Woodhaven Country Club
41555 Woodhaven Drive East
Palm Desert, CA 92211


To register for a PIHRA Coachella Valley event and confirm location, please visit the PIHRA Calendar.


Breakfast & evening events include:

• Great speakers with HR related topics
• Current legal updates
• Webinars – lecture-style for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits
• Full breakfast (hot/cold menu)
• Networking opportunities

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About Us

Welcome to PIHRA Coachella Valley

We are committed to serving members in the Coachella Valley area by providing HR programs and networking opportunities to assist our members in explaining their HR experience and potential.

Our programs expand across tactical, strategic, leadership and legal to provide our members the tools to advance in the Human Resources profession.

Monthly meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 8:00am – 10:00am, at the Monterey Country Club, 41500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, CA 92260. For the full details of our upcoming events (and others in our PIHRA region), click here to see our regional calendar of events.



Volunteer Officers

The officers of the PIHRA Coachella Valley chapter are comprised of volunteers from various HR and HR related industries in the Coachella Valley. We are always looking for great ideas, suggestions and volunteers for various activities that we do throughout the year. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at 8:00am.

Please contact one of our officers if they can be of service to you! E-mail coachellavalley@pihra.org.

Chair:   Lori Paris

Vice-Chair:   Dominique Fruchtman

Treasurer:   Kelly Perez

Secretary:   Del Peeples

Program Chair:   Lori Paris

Membership Chair:   Monica Celis-Vallejos

Communications Chair:   Open

Sponsorship Chair:   Open

Hospitality Chair:  Veronica Izurieta

Member At-Large:   Michelle Babitz



Sponsors & Partners

"PIHRA has been the backbone of my career in HR.  Throughout my 12 year membership I have benefited from continuing education with an array of knowledgeable speakers, networking opportunities, affordable rates, and most of all a sense of support and belonging." -Irma Kason, PHRca, SHRM-CP

Partner with PIHRA Coachella Valley

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

“When I joined PIHRA I was only a few years into my career. I did not know what to expect or what to do. My PIHRA Chapter 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 chair for my local chapter 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.

Interested in Sponsoring?

Sponsoring a PIHRA Coachella Valley event is without a doubt, the best way to reach Coachella Valley Human Resources Professionals. For more information contact our PIHRA Coachella Valley Chair at coachellavalley@pihra.org.

“So much of my career successes I contribute to my membership with PIHRA. The educational and technical resources greatly enhance my professional expertise. The networking and professional camaraderie are invaluable. Leadership growth and development opportunities abound. If you’re really serious about taking your career to the next level, PIHRA membership is a must have in your HR tool box!”

– Jenny Roney, SHRM-SCP, SPHR (Director of Human Resources, Irvine Ranch Water District)


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