The California State Council of SHRM

At CalSHRM, we believe that our professional community of more than 22,000 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

Trisha Zulic, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, State Director Elect
David Conmy, SHRM-SCP, GPHR, North District Director
Delia Ortiz, PHR, SHRM-CP, Marketing Director
Secretary / Communications Director
Michael A Garcia, SHRM-CP, PHR, Certification Director

Professional Development

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. 
Meisha Sherman, M.B.A.,
Foundation Director
State Director
Mike Latezia, SHRM-SCP, CELMC
Interim State Director &
Conf. Chair
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.

Core Leadership Team

Wayne L Munyer, PHR, SHRM-CP, South District Director
Tara A Fournier, SHRM-CP, SPHR, Membership Director
Terry Kolasa, State Director Emeritus
Linda Magyar, State Director Emeritus

CalshrM initiatives

Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP
SHRM Divisional Director - CA
(Adviser, non-board member)

One voice

Meet the California State Council of SHRM Team

email Interim State 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. 
Nina E Woodard, SHRM-SCP, SPHR/GPHR, College Relations


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

Michael Kalt, J.D., Government Affairs Director
Kristen Goucher, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Central District Director
Melanie Wallach, SHRM-CP, SPHR, MBA
Diversity & Inclusion Director
Nancy Nelson, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, PHRca, GPHR, State Director Emeritus
Andy Covell, SPHR, SHRM – SCP, Professional Development Director