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
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.,
Mike Latezia, SHRM-SCP, CELMC Interim State Director &
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
Jon Decoteau, SHRM-SCP SHRM Divisional Director - CA
(Adviser, non-board member)
Meet the California State Council of SHRM Team
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