Out with the Old, in with the New!
Happy New Year! Welcome to the new and exciting NCHR-SD! With the onset of 2015, NCHR-SD has seen some changes. To begin, a long-time board member has decided to move on. Andrea Ritz served on the board for a number of years, in various board roles. In her most recent role, as VP of Membership Development, she was responsible for our highly successful membership drive kick-off event at Stone Brewing in Escondido in September. Andrea brought a wealth of knowledge and experience to the board, and will be missed!
We are excited to announce the addition of some new board members! Kathy Naylor has joined the board as our VP of Membership Development. Kathy is an experienced HR executive who recently served as the CHRO of Tri-City Medical Center. We are pleased to have Kathy on board, as she will be responsible for growing and cultivating our membership.
Donna Evans has joined our board as the VP of Membership Services. Donna is the CEO of San Diego HR Advisors, a HR consulting and recruiting firm. Donna is a member of our Leadership Council and is well-entrenched in the San Diego community. She will be an asset to our team as she oversees our monthly luncheons, Holiday Party, and manages our current members.
Cynthia Averone has joined the NCHR-SD board as our Secretary. Cynthia is a San Diego native who just recently returned from 7 years in Italy. We are very pleased to have her as an Officer on our board. Cynthia works for ADP, so is well-known and respected throughout the San Diego HR community.
All three of these new board members will bring a progressive and fresh perspective to our board, as well as valuable knowledge and expertise. We are privileged to have them as part of our NCHR-SD team!
Additionally, NCHR-SD has some exciting changes and opportunities on the slate for 2015. We will be participating in two collaboration events, along with other San Diego HR organizations, sponsoring 3 educational events that will feature dynamic subjects and speakers, becoming more involved in community affairs to not only bring awareness of community happenings to our NCHR-SD members, but also give back to the community that supports us, continue to offer scholarship opportunities for HR certifications, and, of course, continue our monthly meetings with relevant presentations and speakers.
I believe that 2015 will be a great year for NCHR-SD, as well as an outstanding opportunity for our members to grow and expand in the HR field!
Janet M. Mainenti, M.A., SPHR