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As a 100% affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management, Inland Empire SHRM serves the greater Inland Empire area of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties of Southern California.  Serving a community of thousands of human resources professionals and a membership of over 400 representing various industries, we strive to provide professional development, essential information and valuable resources to HR professionals.

 If you are a member of SHRM, you can be a member of IE SHRM too. Visit our membership page to find out more. You don't have to be a member to attend our events.

Chapter Mission Vision & Values

The Inland Empire Society for Human Resource Management Chapter was established in 2004 as a 100% affiliate chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Our members pay no annual membership dues or fees to be a member of Inland Empire SHRM with current SHRM membership.

The mission of Inland Empire Society for Human Resource Management is to provide HR professionals with local resources for professional development, information on legislation, and best practices impacting the field of Human Resources.

Our vision is to develop a collaborative group of IE SHRM members and HR professionals in the Inland Empire through participation, mentorship and networking.

We strive to add value to the organizations we serve and contribute to the ethical success of those organizations. We advocate for the HR profession, and strive to enhance the knowledge, credibility and value of Human Resources.

Inland Empire SHRM membership has grown to over 400 HR professionals and has been awarded the SHRM Membership Super Star for significant membership growth.

Board of Directors

President: Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President-Elect: Vilma Brager, PHR, SHRM-CP

Secretary: OPEN

Treasurer: Rachel Guerra

VP of Membership: Sasha Elkins

VP of Marketing: Sheryl Cherry, MBA

Legislative Director: OPEN

Programs Director: Chase Uribe

Programs Chair: Amber Sierra

Sponsorship Director: Stacey Barnier

Communications Chair: Angie Nett

Emerging HR Professionals Chair:  Sarah Tompkins

Foundation Chair: Michael Macias

Conference Chair: Lora Hassani

College Relations Chair: Rachel Guerra

Membership Chair: Johanna Kempski

At-Large/Technology Chair: Jorge Espinoza

IE SHRM Past Presidents

2016-2017   Joey Koloasinski, MBA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

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

2007-2008   Paul Becker, PHR

Sponsorship Opportunities

We rely on the generosity of sponsors to help us in our mission to provide HR professionals with the opportunity to grow, learn and develop in their field. We are grateful for each prospective sponsor's passion for our mission . . . . (MORE)

SHRM Foundation

The SHRM Foundation is a values-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to mobilize the power of HR and activate the generosity of donors to lead positive social change impacting all things work. The Foundation is committed to elevating and empowering HR as a social force through its innovative solutions to workplace inclusion challenges, programming designed to inspire and empower the next generation of HR leaders, and awarding scholarships and professional development grants to educate and develop students and HR professionals.

The SHRM Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management. Direct contributions can be made by visiting the SHRM Foundation webpage.

Current IE SHRM Fundraising Opportunities: IE SHRM Notebook & Pen Set ($15). Reach out to Michael Macias, IE SHRM Foundation Director at for more details.

Other SHRM Foundation information can be found at:

SHRM Cares

Veterans at Work Initiative

Getting Talent Back to Work

The Aging Workforce

Employing Abilities@Work

Scholarships Overview

Grants & Awards