Professional Development Director
Susie Couture, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/GPHR
College Relations Director
Michael Letizia
Continuity Committee Director
State Director Elect

Appointed 2022

The California State Council of SHRM

Leadership Team

Michael Kalt, J.D., Government Affairs Director
Trisha Zulic, SHRM-SCP
Past State Director
State Director

Professional Development

Julie Worley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
VP DEI and Membership

One voice

Past State Director
Christine Rodman, SHRM-CP
State Director Elect
Nick Zundel
VP Treasurer 


Kimberly Bozeman
VP/Education Director
Dawn Kazoleas 
Workforce Readiness Director
Nancy Conway, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Divisional Director
(Adviser, non-board member)

Drew Berryessa


David Swanson, SHRM-SCP
State Director

Term: Jan. 20210 - Dec. 2023

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.

Term: Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023

College Relations
Continuity Committee Director
Debbie Gairaud 
Chapter College Relations Director
Nina Woodard 
Vilma Brager
VP Communications and Secretary
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. 

Term: Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023

Term: Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023

SHRM Divisional Director - West

Term: Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023

Government Affairs
Linda Magyar
Continuity Committee Director

Term: Jan. 2021 - Dec. 2023

Meet the California State Council of SHRM managment committee

Continuity Director


CalshrM initiatives


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

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. 


Nancy Nelson,
Continuity Committee Director

Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021

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