SHAPING THE FUTURE OF HR TOGETHER
Oakland Convention Center
AT A GLANCE
Melissa Anzman CEO, Managing Director bettHR
Cara Barrick, Esq. SHRM-SCP SPHR Shareholder Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Jeff Bellisario Interim Executive Director the Bay Area Council Economic Institute
Susan Bernstein, Ph.D Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant DrSusanBernstein.com
Lauraine Bifulco CEO/President Vantaggio HR, ltd.
Christopher Boucher, Esq. SHRM-SCP Attorney Boucher Labor & Employment Law
Vince Bovino Principal Consultant Bovino Consulting Group
Patricia Bravo, SHRM-SCP SPHR Leadership Development Consultant Bravo For You
Sarah Buck Director of Strategic Growth Root Inc.
Melissa Carson, GPHR SHRM-SCP Founder; Consultant; Coach Crim Dell Consulting, LLC
M. Tamra Chandler Partner EY
Yen Chau, Esq. Attorney Donahue Fitzgerald
Catherine Cooper Speaker, Workshop Leader Catherine Cooper Insights
Michael "Coop" Cooper Leadership Coach Innovators + Influences
Judy Dang Principal Avid At Work
Kirsten Davidson Senior Partner, Employer Branding Employera
Sarah Deane Founder EffectUX
Robert DeLange, SPHR President Career Climb Consulting
Sylvia Doss Consultant and Founder Open Circles, Inc.
Shalini Duggal Chief People and Culture Officer Achievers
Shari Dunn Managing Director & National Practice Leader Gallagher Human Resources & Compensation Consulting
Angela Dunz LinkedIn Consultant, Coach, Key Note Speaker Angela Dunz LinkedIn Consulting
Chris Dyer Founder & CEO PeopleG2
Kerry Evensong, SPHR Owner & Consultant HelloHR, LLC
Douglas Farmer, Esq. Shareholder Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Chas Fields HCM Strategy Consultant Kronos Inc
Ryan Fortman, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Senior HRBP, Go-to-Market Americas New Relic, Inc.
Rebecca Friese Rodskog Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Flyn Flyn
Jason Geller, Esq. Regional Managing Partner Fisher & Phillips LLP
Andy Getsey Managing Partner Employera
Robert Goldmann Principal, Clarity and Performance Coaching; CEO, Act from Choice, LLC. Clarity and Performance Coaching and ActFromChoice, LLC
Cecilia Gorman Speaker | Trainer | Author Creative Talent Partners
Kevin Grossman President Talent Board
Manisha Gupta Global Head - Product Management, HCM Analytics Oracle Corporation
Justin Hale Speaker and Training Designer VitalSmarts
Nikki Hall Managing Partner Van Dermyden Maddux Investigations Law Firm
Camille Hamilton Pating, Esq. Principal Meyers Nave
Jennifer Hennings Executive Public Speaking Coach www.jenniferhennings.com
Kristina Hess Vice President Lockton Insurance Brokers
Steven Huang Head of Diversity & Inclusion Culture Amp
Brandi Elizabeth Hudson HR Manager Watchpoint Logistics
Dr. Diane Johnson, Ph.D. CEO and Founder Mmapeu Management Consulting
Kristina Johnson Chief People Officer Okta
Mark Juneau Vice President of Global Benefits OneDigital Health & Benefits
Bill Kerr, Ph.D D’Arbeloff Professor of Business Administration Harvard Business School
Alex Kinnebrew CMO and Head of Growth Strrategy Waggl, Inc.
David Knapp Metro Market Manager Robert Half
Ryan Kohler, SPHR Founder & CEO of ApplicantPro ApplicantPro
Johanna Lyman CEO and Founder NextGen Orgs and Conscious Capitalism of the Bay Area (CCBA)
Tracy Maher Area Human Resources Leader HDR, Inc
Victoria Maitland, PHR Senior HR Business Partner CI&T
Nirali Matalia Vice President, Operations & People Saama Technologies, Inc.
Catherine Mattice Zundel, SHRM-SCP SPHR CEO & Lead Consultant Civility Partners
Steve McElfresh, Ph.D Founder and Principal HR Futures, Inc.
Debbie McGrath Founder And Chief Instigator HR.com
bethanye McKinney Blount CEO & Co-Founder Compaas
Maureen Middleton, SHRM-SCPSPHR Founder & Consultant MoKell Consulting
Rebecca Morgan, CSP, CMC Owner Morgan Seminar Group
Matthew Paletz Producer; Employee Benefits Consultant Lockton Companies
Elizabeth Paris, Esq., SPHR Partner Van Dermyden Maddux Law Corporation
Torin Perez Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultant Torin Perez
Sue Quackenbush Chief Human Resources Officer Vonage
Amit Raikar Founder and Leadership Coach ARC Performance Coaching
Tina Robinson, SPHR Director, Leadership Development TechStyle
Les Rosen, Esq. Attorney at Law Employment Screening Resources
Shreya Sarkar-Barney, Ph.D CEO and Founder Human Capital Growth
Dr. Tana M. Session, GPHR, Ph.D, PHR, SHRM-SCP CEO/Founder TanaMSession.com Organizational Development Strategy & Consulting
Jennifer Shaw, Esq. President Shaw Law Group, PC
Rachel Shaw President Shaw HR Consulting, Inc.
Christine Silver, SHRM-CP The Boss of Myself Silver Business Solutions LLC
Robert Smith, Ph.D Founder, CEO, & Design Lead The Change Shop
Tanisha Smith Director of Operations/HR Greenough Consulting Group
Cindy Solomon Founder, CEO and President The Courageous Leadership Institute™
Melanie Stagnitti Director Compensation Programs Intel Corporation
Deb Tenenbaum Chief People Officer Yapstone
Sejal Thakkar, Esq. Chief Civility Officer TrainXtra
Jonathan Thalberg President and Principal Consultant thalbergj consulting services
Diane Valenti Instructional Design Consultant Applied Performance Solutions, Inc.
Reena Vokoun Founder and CEO Passion Fit, LLC
Gregg Ward, MCEC BBC Award-Winning, Best-Selling, Author/Speaker/Executive Coach The Center for Respectful Leadership
Allison West, Esq. SHRM-SCP SPHR Principal Employment Practices Specialists
Chris Williams Partner Root Inc.
Brad Wilson, MSS/HRM, SPHR, GPHR, SPHRi, CPLP Director of Business Development and Partnerships Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI)
Julie Winkle Giulioni Author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go DesignArounds
Steven Yee, SHRM-SCP, SPHR Principal / Founder GravitateTraining
"Good variety of vendors and exhibitors. Liked the convenience of the venue location; very easy to get to by BART."
"High quality sessions, Very well organized. Great volunteers and staffing."
"Almost every session I attended was engaging and valuable. There was great organization of tracks and session summaries in the schedule and a great selection of presenters! It was also nice to see and hear from NCHRA staff prior to keynotes and during lunch. There was phenomenal coordination by everyone involved in the event - thank you very much, I really enjoyed attending this year!!"
"Great conference. My employer does not pay my way. Therefore, attending conferences and workshops for my certification is my personal commitment to me and my profession. I learn at the conference. I re-energize at the conference. When I retire it may be my path to a personal business experience. HR West is important to my professional well-being. Thank you for presenting a great conference."
"Great way to reflect on other ways to do our work. HR West is great way to pause, share and get more energy to do our work."
"Thank you for hosting the conference at a very convenient location in Oakland. Everything was great (e.g. keynote speakers, variety of concurrent sessions, good food/drinks, etc.) Also thanks to the wonderful vendors. I'm looking forward to your conference next year."
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