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


Check our Calendar for our next meeting topic and registration.

Breakfast & evening events include:

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

→ Join PIHRA South Orange Co. Today:



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 27, 2020

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

Stay tuned for updates & registration! In the meantime, click here to view upcoming events in Orange County.


VIP Package

2019 VIP Meeting Package – $400

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 2019 VIP Pass has closed, we want you to be aware of this opportunity as you plan and budget for 2020!

Package Includes:

Personalized Magnetic Badge

Admission to eleven (11) PIHRA South OC monthly membership meetings PLUS ALL District Run Socials/Mixers in 2019.

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, 2019

Limited number of packages available



Volunteer Officers

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

Scott Ripley, PIHRA South Orange County
Scott Ripley
Amanda Osburn, PIHRA South Orange County
Amanda Osburn, SPHR
Vice Chair
Ivana Sifuentes, PIHRA South Orange County
Ivana Sifuentes, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Immediate Past Chair 
Suzanne Hughes, PIHRA South Orange County
Suzanne Hughes, SPHR
Treasury Co-Chair

Rachel Tillman, LCPC
Treasury Co-Chair & Volunteer Coordinator

Nancy E. Campman-Crofts, M.A.
Treasury Co-Chair & Registration Coordinator
Liz Flores, PIHRA South Orange County
Liz Flores
Secretary, PIHRA Foundation Chair
Carol Gefis, PIHRA South Orange County
Carol Gefis, Esq.
Programs Co-Chair
Sydney Dougherty, PIHRA South Orange County
Sydney Dougherty
Programs Co-Chair
Ryan Gottfredson, PIHRA South Orange County
Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D.
Programs Co-Chair
Kristen Cruz, PIHRA South Orange County
Kristen Cruz
Social Media & Events Co-Chair
Nolan Mariano, PIHRA South Orange County
Nolan Mariano, PHR, SHRM-CP
Social Media & Events Co-Chair, Technology Chair

Joshua I. Walters
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Monica Lukoschek, PIHRA South Orange County
Monica E. Lukoschek, Attorney at Law
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Katarina Koonce, PIHRA South Orange County
Katarina Koonce
Sponsorship Co-Chair
Jason Renda, PIHRA South Orange County
Jason Renda, MS, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Membership Co-Chair
Jill Hutchins, PIHRA South Orange County 
Jill Hutchins
Membership Co-Chair
Sheer Best, PIHRA South Orange County
Sheer Best
Young Professionals Chair
Tri Nguyen, PIHRA South Orange County
Tri T. Nguyen, M.A.
Career Services Co-Chair

Rita Deitos
Career Services Co-Chair


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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