PIHRA Chapters and Communities

PIHRA Ventura County

Chapter Meetings:

Every 3rd Thursday of the Month (7:30am-9:30am)

The Hampton Inn & Suites
50 W Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA 93010

Times and locations of PIHRA Ventura County events are subject to change.

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are committed to continue to keep you safe as we reopen our educational events.


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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HR Career Services – In Transition Resources

PIHRA members collaborating

Human Resources In Transition

Being in transition can be difficult, confusing and an emotional place to be in. PIHRA Ventura County Career Services has designed this web page to help you by bringing as many local resources as possible while you search for your next HR position. In this section, you will also find a number of discounted and no-cost opportunities to help keep you engaged in your continuing education and professional life while you are looking for work.


PIHRA Ventura County Career Services is here to provide resources, information, learning and networking opportunities to chapter members who are looking to begin a career in human resources, who are in transition or underemployed or who are looking to transition from one human resources discipline to another. Our goal is to help you fulfill your career goals.

Connect with Outplacement/Recruitment Services:

→ Aerotek Staffing – Oxnard

→ AppleOne Employment Services – Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, Ventura

→ Employers Depot, Inc. – Oxnard

→ Express Employment Professionals – Oxnard

→ Kelly Services – Oxnard

→ Lee Hecht Harrison – Woodland Hills

→ On Demand Employment Group – Oxnard

→ Robert Half – Oxnard

→ Volt Workforce Solutions – Oxnard

Upload Your Resume

Let the PIHRA website bring employers to you! Upload your resume to the PIHRA Career Center where many nearby employers come to search for their next great HR professional.

PIHRA Discounts for In Transition Members

When you are looking for work, you need all of the financial support you can get. PIHRA understands this, and offers members who are in transition or underemployed a discounted rate on annual membership dues: $175.00 for a new or reactivated membership, or $100.00 if renewing an existing PIHRA membership. To learn more about this discounted rate, email through the website at pihra.org.

Once your PIHRA Ventura County membership has been converted to an in-transition membership, your will receive three complimentary general meeting coupons so you can continue to network with your peers and stay current in you HR knowledge. To receive your three complimentary general meeting coupons, contact Cheryl Johnston, Chair at venturacounty@pihra.org with the event details.

Please note: This offer is only available to those PIHRA members who have designated Ventura County (0030) as their chapter of record.

PIHRA Ventura County members in transition also receive a significant discount on the monthly general meetings to help you stay in touch with your local HR peers. $19.00/meeting – regular member rate is $35.00/meeting. To take advantage of this discounted rate, please ensure that your PIHRA membership is converted to an in-transition membership before registering for a meeting.

Discounted rates for In-Transition members will be available a month prior for the 2023 California HR Conference. Please visit cahrconference.org for more information.

As always, the PIHRA Ventura County Career Services Events are FREE to all PIHRA members.

SHRM Membership Discounts for In Transition Members

Being in transition doesn’t have to keep active SHRM members from being able to take advantage of SHRM’s many resources when membership renewal time rolls around. If you are in transition, you have an active SHRM membership and you have not exceeded your membership expiry date by 90 days, SHRM is offering a free transitioning membership for up to one year as a way to help its members stay current on HR issues and provide them with the resources they need in their job search.

This transitioning membership offer applies to both the SHRM Professional membership and the SHRM Global Online membership.

To learn more about SHRM’s transitioning membership offer, contact SHRM directly at 1-800-283-7476 or email through their website at shrm.orgPIHRA is an independent organization from SHRM. PIHRA is the largest local affiliate chapter of SHRM in the world. PIHRA and SHRM memberships are separate entities. 


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Become a Volunteer Leader with PIHRA Ventura County

Have you thought about becoming a PIHRA Ventura County board member? Volunteering your skills and talents to help support your HR peers can be a great way of giving back to your professional community, learning valuable leadership skills and helping you really connect with like-minded HR professionals in your local area.

Worried about time?

The time commitment includes attending one dinner board meeting (2nd Tuesday of the month) and one breakfast learning session (3rd Thursday of the month).

If you are interested in learning more about a Board role, send a copy of your resume along with an email expressing which Board position you are interested in to Cheryl Johnston, Chair at venturacounty@pihra.org.


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Volunteer Officers

For additional information, please contact us at

Chair:   Clarissa Paz

Vice-Chair:   Eva Loeffler

Treasurer:   Shannon Robledo, SHRM-CP

Secretary:   Lori Burke

Membership Co-Chair:   Jeanne Mays

Membership Co-Chair:   Sonja Montiel

Program Chair:   Patrice Douglass

Communication Chair:   Brandi Murphy

Technology Chair:   Paul Dryman

Legislative Affairs Chair:   Ryan Haws

Hospitality Chair:   Katie Price

Sponsorship Co-Chair:   Angel Sugleris

Sponsorship Co-Chair:   Patrice Poleto

Career Services Chair:   Eva Loeffler

Immediate Past Chair:   Cheryl Johnston, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


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Partners & Sponsors

Partner with PIHRA Ventura County!

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

Interested in Sponsoring?

Sponsoring a PIHRA Ventura County event is without a doubt, the best way to reach Ventura County Human Resources Professionals. For more information contact Patrice Poleto, Ventura County Sponsorship Chair.

“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, Corona, CA)

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