Jason Jones, Business Development Director

Term: Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2020

email Interim State Director
Christine Rodman, SHRM-CP, PHR, PHRca
Secretary / Communications Director
District Director - Region 2 
Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Divisional Director - West
(Adviser, non-board member)

Mike Letizia,
Interim State Director
& Conf.  Director
David Swanson, SHRM-SCP
State Director Elect

Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021

Delia Ortiz, SHRM-CP, PHR
 Marketing Director - Brand Manager

Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021

Meisha Sherman, M.B.A.,
Foundation Director

Term: Jan. 2020 - Dec. 2021

Meet the California State Council of SHRM Team


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. 

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
Tara A Fournier, SHRM-CP, SPHR
Membership Director
Brad Weinstein, SHRM-CP, SPHR, PHRca
Workforce Readiness Director

Core Leadership Team

Michael Kalt, J.D., Government Affairs Director
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. 


The California State Council of SHRM

Melanie Wallach, SHRM-CP, SPHR, MBA
Diversity & Inclusion Director
Julie Worley, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca
Professional Development Director

One voice

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.
State Director
Nancy Nelson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR
College Relations

Professional Development

Lisa Cardenas,
Trisha Zulic, SHRM-SCP, SPHR
State Director