The Inland Empire Society for Human Resource Management (Inland Empire SHRM) Chapter was established as a 100% SHRM affiliate chapter in 2004 to meet the needs of Human Resources professionals in the Inland Empire area. The mission of Inland Empire SHRM is to provide HR professionals in Riverside and San Bernardino counties with the information necessary to stay current on legislation and best practices in the field of Human Resources. The Inland Empire SHRM chapter provides HR professionals an opportunity to network with peers to share information on the latest HR practice trends and best practices.

Due to the dedication of our members, Inland Empire SHRM membership has grown to over 400 HR professionals from the Inland Empire. Ongoing member support and participation is an essential and valued part of our chapter.

Message from Board President, Lora Hassani
I want to thank you all for allowing me to be a part of an organization that not only gives back to the HR community, but also builds friendships. I look forward to serving you, our members, in the coming year. We have concluded our Board of Directors and Officers Election for our 2018 board. Thank you to IE SHRM members for participating in the election.

Our new board of directors:

Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP – President 

Pat Steet, SHRM-SCP, SPHRca – President-Elect 

Daniella Waitschies – Secretary

Doug House, SPHR, SHRM-CP, PHRca – Treasurer

Mary Mizell – VP of Marketing & Public Relations

Vilma Brager, PHR, PHRca, SHRM-CP – Programs Director

Stacey Barnier – College Relations Director

Richard Dawson, SCP SPHRCA HRPM sHRP – Certifications Director

Bob Bruner – Conference Chair

Brent Garrett, Esq. – Legislative Director

Daphne Meza, PHR, SHRM-CP – Social Media Chair

Yesenia Flores – Emerging Professionals Chair

Be sure to connect with a board member at one of our upcoming meetings.  Your thoughts and ideas about our chapter help to ensure we are meeting your professional needs.

There are still a few board roles available for individuals that are interested in contributing to the success of the chapter. The VP of Membership, Membership Chair and Events Logistics Chair are currently open.  Look for more information on volunteer opportunities on the News & Resources page of our website.

We look forward to seeing you at our November 16 meeting, Improve Mental Health in the Workplace at the Doubletree, San Bernardino and at our January 4, 2018 Legal Update at the Doubletree Ontario.

Thank you for being a part of Inland Empire SHRM.

Board of Directors

President: Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President-Elect: Pat Steet, EdD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
SecretaryDaniella Waitschies
Treasurer: Douglas House,  MS, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SPHRca
VP of Membership: Vacant
Membership Chair: Vacant
College Relations Chair: Stacey Barnier
Emerging HR Professionals Chair:  Pat Steet, EdD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
VP of Marketing: Mary Mizell
Social Media Chair: Mary Mizell
Sponsorship Chair: Stacey Barnier
Director of ProgramsVilma Brager, PHR, SHRM-CP
Logistics Chair: Vacant
Certification Director: Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP

Legislative Director: Brent Garrett, Esq.

Conference Chair: Bob Bruner

IE SHRM Past Presidents

2015-2016            Craig Seal, PhD, PHR, SHRM-CP
2013-2014            Rhonda Tompkins, PHR, SHRM-CP
2013                       Sharee Andrade, PHR
2012                       Richard Dawson, SPHR-CA, SHRM-SCP
2011                       Bob Bruner, Founder
2009-2010            Joy Ward, Founder
2008                       Paul Becker, PHR
2007                       Paul Becker, PHR

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