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, Joey Kolasinsky
I am excited to attend the upcoming SHRM Annual Conference in a few weeks in New Orleans.  I've been to several SHRM Conferences over the years and each one refreshes me and connects me with new friends and colleagues.  HR professionals have to be one of the more fun groups of people out there!  I always bring away tons of ideas to apply in my personal and my professional life.  I hope to see you there.  If you are interested in joining the IE SHRM Board members that will be in attendance for dinner or lunch, or a cup of coffee, please let me know.  I can be reached at or you can email the board at any time at We would love to connect with you!


If you have not registered for the SHRM Annual Conference you should do it soon!  Registration can be made at:


I hope you are enjoying the cool weather and getting ready for summer!


Joey Kolasinsky, IE SHRM President


Board of Directors

President: Joey Kolasinsky, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
President-Elect: Lora Hassani, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Secretary: Vacant
Treasurer: Douglas House,  MS, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SPHRca

VP of Membership: Stephanie Gonzalez, PHR, SHRM-CP
Membership Chair: Vacant

VP of Marketing: Mary Mizell
Social Media Chair: Vacant
Sponsorship Chair: Stacey Barnier

Director of Programs: Vilma Brager, PHR, SHRM-CP
Professional Development & Programs Chair: Vacant

Certification Director: Richard Dawson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, HRPM, sHRBP,

Legislative Director: Pat Steet, EdD, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
Legislative Chair: Brent Garrett, Esq.

Conference Chair: Bob Bruner
Logistics Chair: Vacant

Emerging HR Professionals Chair:  Yesenia Flores

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