2018 - 2019
Board of Directors

Stacey Lewis
PRESIDENT

SPHR, IPMA-CP

Director of Human Resources

Port of Long Beach

4801 Airport Plaza Drive

Long Beach, CA  90815

(562) 283-7500

(562) 901-1726 fax

stacey.lewis@polb.com


Stacey Lewis is the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Port of Long Beach, the second-busiest seaport in the United States, with approximately 500 employees and generates annual operating revenues in excess of $300 million. Ms. Lewis serves as second in leadership for the Human Resources Division which covers the key areas of staffing, employee relations, compensation and classification, training and development, labor relations, leave and records management. Ms. Lewis has over 25 years of professional human resources experience, both in the private and public sectors. Prior to joining the Port, Ms. Lewis established her own Human Resources consulting company and worked as the Human Resources Manager – Civil Service for the City of Torrance. A dynamic and well-sought after “transformational” speaker, Ms. Lewis received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific. She also holds a Human Resources Management Certification from Loyola Marymount University, a Senior Professional Human Resources Certification (SPHR) from HRCI and a professional Human Resources Certification (IPMA-CP) from IPMA-HR. She is currently serving her first term as a Personnel Commissioner on the Long Beach Unified School District Personnel Commission. In addition to being tenacious about her professional career and following her purpose and passion to encourage people, especially women to live their very best lives, Ms. Lewis currently serves as a Host on everywaywoman.com, a local cable and internet talk-show committed to celebrating everyday women in every way. Her professional, relationship and parenting advice has been featured on several websites and publications. Yet, at the end of the day, when the business meetings and interviews have concluded and the cameras stop rolling, Ms. Lewis finds complete solace with her husband of 22 years and their three children.


Sandy Witz
PRESIDENT - ELECT

Assistant Director of Human Resources

Port of Long Beach

4801 Airport Plaza Drive

Long Beach, CA  90815

(562) 283-7500

(562) 896-1621 cell

(562) 283-7518 fax

sandy.witz@polb.com


Sandy Witz is the Assistant Director of Human Resources for the Port of Long Beach. Her prior experience includes serving as the Strategic Business Manager and Organizational Development and Training Manager for the City of Anaheim. Sandy earned her Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and her Master's Degree is in Public Administration. Sandy has also worked as a Budget Analyst and as a Classification and Compensation Analyst in the City of Anaheim. She has 10 years’ experience in the Organizational Development and Training field and is certified in a variety of Training Courses, Personality Assessments, and Coaching certificates. Sandy is a certified facilitator and has provided employees and departments consultation on employee development and performance issues, strategic planning and team buildings.


Vacant
VICE PRESIDENT/PROGRAMS


Vacant.



Lisette Michel Grizzelle
VICE PRESIDENT/MEMBERSHIP

Senior Human Resources Analyst

City of Vernon

4305 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Vernon, CA  90058

(323) 583-8811, ext. 166

(323) 826-1439 fax

lgrizzelle@ci.vernon.ca.us


Public Sector Human Resources Experience
Lisette Michel Grizzelle is the Senior Human Resources Analyst for the City of Vernon, specializing in recruitment & selection, classification and compensation, labor negotiations, labor relations, policy and procedures development and maintenance, administers City’s College Volunteer Internship program and works on special projects. She has worked with the City of Vernon since September 30, 2013. Previously she worked as the Senior Human Resources Analyst for the City of Commerce for three years. At Commerce she oversaw the recruitment and selection division, records retention division and training and programs division and was responsible for reviewing and approving leaves. While at Commerce, she handled labor relations and investigations, participated in labor negotiations and worked on special projects. Prior to working for the City of Commerce she worked for the Montebello Unified School District (MUSD) for approximately eight years and held various positions, the last position held was Supervising Human Resources Specialist. At MUSD she supervised five staff members, reviewed and approved leaves, oversaw recruitment and selection, participated in labor negotiations, conducted classification and compensation studies, surveys and job analysis, and worked on special projects.

Private Sector Human Resources Experience  
Before stating her public sector Human Resources career, she worked for a hiring agency as a Recruitment Specialist for three years.

Education
MBA in Business Administration - University of Phoenix 
B.S. in Business Administration - California State University Long Beach - Emphasis in: Management, Operations Management, and International Business.


Karen Kimber
SECRETARY

IPMA-CP

Human Resources Analyst III

Sanitation Districts of LA County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA  90601

(562) 908-4288 ext. 1322

(562) 692-3056 fax

kkimber@lacsd.org


Karen Kimber is a Human Resources Analyst in the Benefits Section with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. She has over 15 years of experience in human resources working for the private sector and public-sector municipalities. Karen received a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. She holds a Human Resources professional certification from UCI Extension and the IPMA-SCP designation. In her spare time, Karen enjoys volunteering in local community activities that support the City of Long Beach. 



Bill Osness
HISTORIAN

(714) 847-5779

osnesswh@aol.com


William Osness has over 35 years of human resource experience in public agencies. He retired in 2002 after serving 16 years as the Human Resources Director for the City of Huntington Beach. Prior to that he worked for the City of Santa Ana and the Westminster School District. He received a BA Degree in Political Science from the Pacific Lutheran University and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He enlisted in the US Army and was commissioned an officer in 1967. He has been a board member, officer, and workshop presenter for several Personnel/HR associations. He served as President of SCPMA-HR in 1996-97. He received the SCPMA-HR Emery Olson Achievement Award; and. was also awarded SCPMA-HR’s Honorary Lifetime Membership. Mr. Osness continues to assist and mentor individuals and organizations in Southern California. A daily runner and weekly golfer he remains physically active. In his spare time, he enjoys reading about the US Civil War and has visited over a dozen civil war battlefields.


Bich Nguyen
TRESURER

Human Resources Analyst II

City of Anaheim

Human Resources Department

Personnel Services

201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 501

Anaheim, CA  92805

(714) 765-4905

(714) 765-5215 fax

bnguyen@anaheim.net


Bich "Bic" Nguyen is currently a Recruitment Analyst with the City of Anaheim, a full-service city supporting 358,000 residents, 20,000 businesses and 25 million annual visitors. Bich has four years of experience in the public sector as a Human Resources professional involved in recruiting, employee relations and classification and compensation. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Management from Loyola University in her hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana. She then obtained her Masters of Science in Industrial Organizational Psychology education from California State University, San Bernardino. In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time outdoors with her two beautiful pups, Molly and Onyx.




Karina Rueda
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

Human Resources Analyst

City of Vernon

4305 S. Santa Fe Avenue

Vernon, CA  90058

(323) 583-8811, ext. 325

(323) 826-1439 fax

krueda@ci.vernon.ca.us


Karina Rueda is currently the Human Resources Analyst for the City of Vernon for which she has served over 16 years in supporting organizational efforts to be an employer of choice. With over 20 years of cumulative municipal government experience in Human Resources, Risk Management, Administration, City Clerk, and Finance, Ms. Rueda is responsible for assisting in the areas of health benefits, worker's compensation, recruitment and selection, labor relations, training and development, as well as other intricate areas of Human Resources. A graduate of the University of La Verne with a Bachelor's of Science in Organizational Management with a concentration in Human Resources, Karina continues to further elevate her education by pursuing a Master's degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology and is expected to receive her professional Human Resources Certification (IPMA-CP) from IPMA-HR in August 2018. 


Russ Quan
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

IPMA-CP

Supervising Human Resources Analyst

Sanitation Districts of LA County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA  90601

(562) 908-4288 ext. 1302

(562) 692-3056 fax

russquan@lacsd.org


Russ has been in the field of Human Resources and recruitment for over 14 years. He is currently a Supervising Human Resources Analyst in Employment Services with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. Previously, Russ worked with the City of Glendale where he worked on general recruitment and personnel issues for various departments. Prior to his tenure with the City of Glendale, Russ worked for an executive recruitment firm that specialized in public sector executive level positions. Russ earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He holds a professional Human Resources Certification (IPMA-CP) from IPMA-HR; and a Senior Certified Professional certificate (SHRM-SCP) from Society for Human Resources (SHRM).


Jaymie Liu
PAST PRESIDENT

IPMA-CP

Employee Benefits Analyst

City of Anaheim

Human Resources Department

201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 501

Anaheim, CA  92805

(714) 765-5283

(714) 765-5215 fax

jliu@anahiem.net


Jaymie Liu is currently a Human Resources Analyst with the City of Anaheim. Prior to joining the City of Anaheim, she worked in the Employee Benefits Unit for the City of Huntington Beach. In addition, her prior experience includes working for the private sector in automotive manufacturing and employee benefits consulting. She received her B.S. in Human Resources and MBA from California State University, Long Beach. Jaymie joined the SCPMA-HR board in 2009 and she has served as Director at Large, Secretary, and Treasurer. She holds the IPMA-SCP designation and a CLRP-CA designation from NPELRA.


Paula Adams
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(2nd of 2 Yrs)

IPMA-SCP, SHRM-SCP

Director of Airports Administration

Los Angeles World Airports

7301 World Way West, 5th Floor

Los Angeles, CA  90045

(424) 646-5900

(424) 646-9399 fax

padams@lawa.org


Paula Adams is the Director of Human Resources for the Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), the Los Angeles City department that owns and operates three Southern California Airports: Los Angeles International (LAX), LA/Ontario International (ONT), and Van Nuys (VNY). Ms. Adams is responsible for managing LAWA’s Human Resources Division which covers the key areas of employee relations, equal employment opportunity, labor relations, training and development, staffing and compensation, records management, and rideshare. The division provides human resources services to over 3,500 Los Angeles City employees at LAWA. Since receiving this appointment in 2007, Ms. Adams goal has always been to create a truly empowered Human Resources Division and facilitate the personal interaction among HR staff and all of LAWA employees. Ms. Adams has held increasingly responsible administrative positions within three Los Angeles city departments – LAWA, Department of Water and Power (DWP), and the Department of General Services. Prior to her appointment to Director of Human Resources at LAWA, she served as a utility administrator at DWP where she conducted internal investigations. From 1999 to 2007, Ms. Adams also served in various positions within LAWA including labor relations manager, senior personnel analyst, and management analyst. She also held dual roles at LAWA in which she served as both the Labor Relations Manager and the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager. Ms. Adams has studied as an exchange student in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and a Certificate in Corporate Litigation from the University of California, Los Angeles Extension. Ms. Adams is a Los Angeles resident and has two daughters, Meghan and Peyton.


Sandy Henderson
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(2nd of 2 Yrs)

IPMA-CP

Senior Personnel Analyst

City of Huntington Beach

2000 Main Street

Huntington Beach, CA  92648

(714) 960-8828

(714) 374-5370 fax

shenderson@surfcity-hb.org


Sandy Henderson is currently a Senior Personnel Analyst for the City of Huntington Beach. She has over 14 years of municipal government experience; including work experience in the Human Resources Department, Planning & Building Department, and the Office of the City Manager. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Vanguard University, Costa Mesa. She is a Certified Labor Relations Professional (CLRP-CA) with the National Public Labor Relations Association (NPELRA) and a Certified Professional (IPMA-SCP) from the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). Sandy joined the SCPMA-HR board in 2014 and has served as Communications Director and Director at Large.


Terri Steele
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(2nd of 2 Yrs)

IPMA-CP

Senior Human Resources Analyst

City of Pasadena

100 N. Garfield Ave.

Human Resources Room S135

Pasadena, CA  91109

(626) 744-7429

(626) 744-4769 fax

tsteele@cityofpasadena.net


Terri Steele is currently a Senior Human Resources Analyst/Employment Services and Training with the City of Pasadena. She helps internal clients navigate the hiring process to avoid legal pitfalls and find the right candidates. She has over 15 years of experience in Human Resources which includes working for the private sector in the retail industry and public sector in education and municipalities. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the California State University, Fullerton; M.S. in Human Resources Management from Chapman University; and a IPMA-SCP designation from IPMA-HR.


Sheila Chan
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(2nd of 2 Yrs)

Administrative Analyst

Port of Long Beach

4801 Airport Plaza Drive

Long Beach, CA  90815

(562) 283-7500

sheila.chan@polb.com



Michelle Garbato
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(1st of 2 Yrs)

SPHR

Human Resources Analyst III

Sanitation Districts of LA County

1955 Workman Mill Road

Whittier, CA  90601

(562) 908-4288 ext. 1325

(562) 692-3056 fax

michellegarbato@lacsd.org


Michelle Garbato is currently a Human Resources Analyst in Employment Services with the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. She brings over 10 years’ experience in public sector human resources at the state and local levels. She has her Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the California State University, Sacramento, as well as various credentials from the California Department of Human Resources: Selection Analyst, Recruitment & Selection, Classification & Compensation, and Workforce and Succession Planning. Additionally, she holds her Senior Professional in Human Resources designation from the Human Resources Certification Institute and has served as Vice President and Secretary of the Personnel Testing Council of Northern California. A consultant and change agent, Michelle has extensive experience partnering with departments on job analysis, talent acquisition, training and development, workforce and succession planning, and special projects.

Sheryl Montgomery
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(1st of 2 Yrs)

IPMA-SCP

Administrative Services Manager

Anaheim Fire & Rescue

201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 300

Anaheim, CA  92805

(714) 765-4052

(562) 692-3056 fax

ssmontgomery@anaheim.net


Sheryl Montgomery has leveraged her more than 25 years of local government experience in the areas of Public Works, Finance, Community Development, Police and Fire into a reputation for expertise, professionalism and collaborative management. Currently the Administrative Services Manager for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Sheryl partners with Human Resources in the areas of Recruitment, Organizational Development, and Labor Relations. She holds the IPMA-SCP certification and, as a Board member since 2014, has provided the SCPMA Board with the unique perspective of an operating department Business Partner with credentials as a Human Resources professional. She hopes to continue serving SCPMA for the upcoming term.


Cynthia Stafford
DIRECTOR AT LARGE
(1st of 2 Yrs)

Human Resources Director

City of Lynwood

11330 Bullis Road

Lynwood, CA  90262

(310) 603-0220, ext. 516

(562) 537-4055 cell


Cynthia Stafford has worked in the field of human resources for over 25 years. She is currently the Director of Human Resources & Risk Management for the City of Lynwood, where she oversees a staff involved in recruitment and selection, benefit administration, classification and compensation, EEO, training, labor and employee relations and risk management, including workers’ compensation, general liability, and contract risk transfer. Before joining the Lynwood team, Cyndi worked for the City of Long Beach as the Deputy Director of Human Resources overseeing the benefits, training, EEO, classification and compensation, and employee relations functions. Before joining Long Beach, Cynthia worked for the City of Los Angeles in various human resources positions for LAPD, General Services, City Clerk and Sanitation departments. Cyndi holds dual Bachelor Degrees from the University of Southern California in Political Science and International Relations and a Master’s Degree from California State University, Long Beach, in Public Administration. Cyndi is frequently tasked to provide training to supervisors, managers, and HR professionals and thoroughly enjoys mentoring new female professionals in the workplace. Married for nearly 24 years, Cyndi has two children who keep her personal time very busy.





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