PIHRA Chapters and Communities

PIHRA Temecula Valley

The PIHRA Temecula Valley chapter serves the Southwest Inland Empire areas with meetings in the Temecula area. 

Chapter Meetings:

We meet during the second or third week of the month, 4-5 times annually, utilizing both line in-person and webinar formats. Visit our full calendar for upcoming meetings.


Times and locations of our events are subject to change.


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Breakfast & evening events include:

• Great speakers with HR related topics
• Current legal updates
• Webinars – lecture-style for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits
• Full breakfast meal
• Networking opportunities

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About Our Chapter

Welcome to PIHRA Temecula Valley

The PIHRA Temecula Valley chapter serves the Southwest Inland Empire areas with meetings in the Temecula area. We are proud and honored to serve our membership which includes leading employers from diverse industries such as tourism, hospitality, transportation, and manufacturing.

Our members represent the Temecula area’s best organizations, including Alliance Staffing, AppleOne Employment Services, Autozone, Bridgepoint Education, Cal State San Marcos Extended Learning, Devry University, Ferro Corporation, FFF Enterprises, Glanbia Nutritionals, Hilton Garden Inn, HR Solutions, IHERB, International Immunology, Jurupa Community Services, La Valencia Hotel, Legoland California, LPL Financial, Michaels Store, Milgard Manufacturing, Nutrilite, Parex USA, Pechanga Resort & Casino, Richard Brady & Associates, SCTCA, Sedgwick Case Management, Select Staffing, Sharp Healthcare, Southern California Pizza Company, Southwest Traders, St Mary Medical Center, Starbucks, The Arc of San Diego, The Disneyland Resort, Tires Warehouse, Train Me Today, UC San Diego, Can Avery Prep, Virtual Outsourcing Solutions, Walz Group, Watkins Manufacturing, Wiens Family Cellars.


PIHRA Temecula Valley

Volunteer Officers

For additional information about our chapter, please contact us at temeculavalley@pihra.org.

Chair:  Jacquelyn Thorp, SPHR, PHRca

Vice Chair:   Ricardo Magtira, PHR, SHRM-SCP

Treasurer:    Susan Wright

Secretary:    Linda Thorp

Membership Chair:    Paul Villamil

Programs Chair:  Samantha DeLand SPHR, SCP, PHRca

Communication Chair:  Leilani Valdez, SHRM-CP

Sponsorship Chair:   Paul Villamil

Legislative Affairs Chair:   Open

Hospitality Chair:   Maria Baldwin

Immediate Past Chair:   Susan Wright


PIHRA Temecula Valley

Volunteer Opportunities

"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

Volunteerism is what makes PIHRA great

We are 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 about available Board Positions, please contact PIHRA Temecula Valley Chair, Jacquelyn Thorp, SPHR, PHRca


PIHRA Temecula Valley

Partners & Sponsors

Partner with PIHRA Temecula Valley

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


Interested in Sponsoring?

Sponsoring one of our events is without a doubt, the best way to reach Human Resources Professionals in the Greater Temecula Area. For more information contact Paul Villamil, Temecula Valley Sponsorship Chair.

Special Thanks to our PIHRA Temecula Valley Sponsors

“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 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)

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