Nina E Woodard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/GPHR
College Relations
Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Divisional Director - CA
(Adviser, non-board member)

Mike Letizia, SHRM-SCP
Interim State Director &
Conf.  Director
Terry Kolasa, SAGE
CalSHRM is committed to advancing the HR profession, knowing that together we can influence change.  We provide several platforms for HR professionals and business to stay up-to-date legislative issues and raise awareness with government leaders including a state conference and quarterly newsletter.
Delia Ortiz, SHRM-CP, PHR
 Marketing Director - Brand Manager

Meet the California State Council of SHRM Team

CalshrM initiatives

Volunteer


Volunteer for CalSHRM or a local SHRM chapter and make a difference! Give back to and make HR visible in your community .

At CalSHRM, we believe that our professional community of more than 25,000 SHRM members and the 120,000+ HR practitioners in the state have unique CA-specific challenges and can affect change in California employment by uniting statewide and communicating with One Voice. 


Representing human resource professionals, the California State Council (CalSHRM) is the state affiliate for the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  CalSHRM is a 100% volunteer entity consisting of 16 SHRM affiliated chapters and one organization across the state. Our primary objective is to support the mission and initiatives of SHRM and the California Chapters we support. We coordinate professional development efforts, and serve as the conduit for communication among SHRM and chapters as well as SHRM at-large members

Andy Covell, SHRM–SCP, SPHR 
District Director - Region 3
Michael A Garcia, SHRM-CP, PHR
Certification Director

The California State Council of SHRM

Core Leadership Team

Michael Kalt, J.D., Government Affairs Director
Tara A Fournier, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Membership Director
Brad Weinstein, SHRM-CP, SPHR, PHRca
Workforce Readiness Director
Meisha Sherman, M.B.A.,
Foundation Director
CalSHRM is proud to support the SHRM Foundation by supporting key initatives and providing resources to the chapters.  The SHRM Foundation is a values-based charity organization whose mission is to champion workforce and workplace transformation. 
Julie Worley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
Professional Development Director

One voice

Christine Rodman, SHRM-CP, PHR, PHRca
Secretary / Communications Director
Kristen Goucher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR 
District Director - Region 2 
David Conmy, SHRM-SCP, GPHR 
District Director - Region 1
Throughout the year CalSHRM offers multiple opportunities for personal development including virtual SHRM Certification Prep training classes, Iin-person California Micro-Credential sessions and a Legislative and HR conference. 

Professional Development

Lisa Cardenas,
Treasurer
Jason Jones, Business Development Director
Nancy Nelson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR
SAGE
Melanie Wallach, SHRM-CP, SPHR, MBA
Diversity & Inclusion Director
Trisha Zulic, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Director Elect
email Interim State Director
State Director