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HR professionals listed in alphabetical order by their organization's name, drawn from the top five largest employers in Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties, as well as trade organizations and the region's staffing companies who responded to the Business Journal.

(page 1) Shireen Donaldson, Agilent Technologies; Cindy Gillespie, Amy's Kitchen; Jan Becker, Autodesk; Joanne Sanders, Bolt Staffing Services; Sandi Weimer, Express Employment Professionals

(page 2) Amy Keyser, Fireman's Fund Insurance; Rudy Collins, Kaiser Permanente; Neil Kreuzberger, Kreuzberger Associates; Shannon Benjamin, Manpower; Theresa Gianfortune, Marin General Hospital

(page 3) Maria Patrick, Pacific Hospitality Group and The Meritage Resort and Spa; Craig Nelson, Nelson Staffing; Traci Moranda, The Personnel Perspective; Shane Anderies, The Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO) and Anderies & Gomes LLP; Kristina Holloway, The Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO) and Healdsburg District Hospital

(page 4) Erica Huggins, Robert Half International; Lynda Sheppard, Select Staffing; John Evans, Silverado Resort; Debra Miller, St. Joseph Health; Lisa Rogelstad, Star Staffing; Nicole Smartt, Star Staffing

(page 5) Julene English, Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa; Tom O’Brien, Trinchero Family Estates; Robert Eisen, Queen of the Valley Medical Center; Jane Hynes, W.A. Hynes & CompanyShireen DonaldsonAgilent Technologies1400 Fountaingrove Pkwy., Santa Rosa 95403, agilent.com, 877-424-4536

[caption id="attachment_74932" align="alignleft" width="180"] Shireen Donaldson[/caption]

Shireen Donaldson is the vice president of human resources for Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group, a position she was promoted into in 2009. Ms. Donaldson joined Hewlett-Packard in 1997 as a human resources consultant and in 1999 was named HR manager for Agilent’s Advanced Networks Division, based in Australia, after HP and Agilent became separate companies.

She moved to Sonoma County in 2003 to be the HR manager for the Signal Analysis Division in Santa Rosa, and in 2005 was named the company’s Wireless Business Unit HR manager, where she worked until assuming her current responsibilities.

Before working for HP, she worked as a senior HR consultant for Victoria Legal Aid and served as a senior consultant in the organizational development unit of the Victorian WorkCover Authority, both in Australia. Ms. Donaldson received her bachelor of science in applied science from the Phillip Institute of Technology and an MBA from Monash University.Cindy GillespieAmy’s KitchenP.O. Box 449, Petaluma 94953, amyskitchen.com, 707-578-7278

[caption id="attachment_74933" align="alignright" width="180"] Cindy Gillespie[/caption]

Cindy Gillespie is the director of human resources for Amy’s Kitchen, Inc., where she is responsible for overseeing the HR functions at three plant locations including Santa Rosa, Medford, Ore., and Corby, England. Her responsibilities also include leading the Corporate Giving Team at Amy’s and managing the office facilities.

Prior to Amy’s, Ms. Gillespie spent 14 years as the vice president of human resources for New Zealand Milk Products, Inc. an international marketing company located in Santa Rosa. She holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial relations form California State University, Hayward (now East Bay.)Jan BeckerAutodesk111 McInnis Pkwy., San Rafael 94903, autodesk.com, 415-507-5000

Jan Becker is the senior vice president of human resources for Autodesk, which is the third largest employer in Marin County with roughly 1,000 employees. In her current role, Ms. Becker is responsible for worldwide human resources, corporate real estate facilities and community relations at the software development company.

Previously, she was the senior director of human resources for the company’s design solutions division and manager of the “HR Future” team. She joined Autodesk in 1992. She’s held management positions with Sun Microsystems, Activision, Digital Equipment Corp. and Hewlett-Packard. She holds a BS in business administration from San Jose State University.Joanne SandersBolt Staffing Services955 Broadway, Sonoma 95476, boltstaffing.com, 707-939-2800

[caption id="attachment_74934" align="alignleft" width="180"] Joanne Sanders[/caption]

Joanne Sanders started her staffing industry career as an account representative covering the Bay Area for Olsten in 1992. After relocating to Idaho two years later, she started her own employment agency, working with government agencies. She and her husband, who became CFO, sold the company and returned to the Bay Area and started Bolt Staffing Services, which has two offices specializing in the staffing needs of local businesses, nonprofits and local government agencies.

She is a former mayor and current Sonoma councilwoman and also a director of the Golden Gate Bridge District board. She has a Bachelors Degree in Management from Sonoma State University.Sandi WeimerExpress Employment Professionals2201 Jefferson St., Napa 94559, expresspros.com, 707-224-9252

[caption id="attachment_74935" align="alignright" width="180"] Sandi Weimer[/caption]

Sandi Weimer handles the business development for Express Employment Professionals in Napa County and the city of Sonoma.  Express is locally owned by Rosa Phillips and is affiliated with a network of more than 600 staffing services throughout the United States. Ms. Weimer has been with Express for over 17 years and has nearly 30 years of experience in customer service and management positions.  

She’s a certified professional in human resources with California designation, a certified personal consultant, a certified staffing professional and has an Express University Certification Professional in business management. She is also a member of the Northern California Human Resources Association. Express Employment Professionals places candidates in administrative, commercial and hospitality positions from entry to executive.

Amy KeyserFireman's Fund Insurance777 San Marin Dr., Novato 94945, firemansfund.com, 415-899-6500

[caption id="attachment_74936" align="alignleft" width="180"] Amy Keyser[/caption]

Amy Keyser is senior vice president of human resources at Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Marin County's fifth-largest employer. She was recently promoted to the senior position, and previously held the vice president of HR position since January 2011. She is responsible for company human resource strategies aimed at creating a high-performance culture, attracting and retaining talent and improving developmental tools for employees.

Ms. Keyser joined Fireman’s Fund in 2006 as vice president of employment law, ethics and corporate investigations.

Prior to joining Fireman’s Fund, Ms. Keyser worked at several premier labor and employment law firms. She holds a JD and bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.Rudy CollinsKaiser Permanente111 Smith Ranch Rd., San Rafael 94903, kp.org, 415-444-2000

[caption id="attachment_74937" align="alignleft" width="180"] Rudy Collins[/caption]

Rudy Collins serves as the human resources leader for the Kaiser Permanent' Marin-Sonoma Area -- the largest private employer in both counties, with more than 4,600 combined employees. He directs a staff of 22 and his primary responsibilities are to serve as consultant to leadership on all HR issues, ensure the delivery of all HR services to the area’s two medical centers and take actions to promote an effective partnership between labor and management. His duties include overseeing the areas of employee and labor relations, recruitment, HR compliance, disability management, learning and development and leadership development.  

He also serves as a member of the Marin County Workforce Investment Board, representing Kaiser Permanente.  Mr. Collins has been with Kaiser Permanente for the past nine years and previously held HR management positions with eBay, Charles Schwab and Levi Strauss.  He received his BA in psychology and philosophy from Boston University and his MBA from Golden Gate University.Neil KreuzbergerKreuzberger Associates1000 Fourth St., #150, San Rafael, 94901, kreuzberger.com, 415-459-2300

[caption id="attachment_74938" align="alignleft" width="140"] Neil Kreuzberger[/caption]

Neil Kreuzberger is president and founder of Kreuzberger | Associates, a San Rafael-based executive search firm focusing on numerous industries including financial services, brokerage, investment management, technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, distribution, real estate and retail. Most recently, Mr.  Kreuzberger led the development of the firm’s specialization in financial leadership searches for private foundations and multi-family offices.  

He has over 30 years in the public accounting, technology, venture capital, real estate and executive search industries, beginning his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in San Francisco. Prior to entering the executive search profession, he served as CFO for Walker Interactive, a $30 million venture capital-financed supplier of financial application software.  Mr. Kreuzberger holds an MBA in accounting and finance from UCLA and is a licensed CPA in California.Shannon BenjaminManpower490 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa 95401, us.manpower.com, 707-576-7855

[caption id="attachment_74939" align="alignleft" width="175"] Shannon Benjamin[/caption]

Shannon Benjamin is the regional recruiting manager for Manpower, overseeing and managing its Santa Rosa, Oakland and San Francisco offices that specialize in temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hiring. She has more than 15 years' experience in sales, human resources and training.

Ms. Benjamin also has more than 10 years' experience in staffing and recruiting for all level of positions, including direct hires, contract, temp-to-hire and temporary, across a number of skill sets including technical, administrative, customer service, accounting and light industrial.  In 2007 she was nominated by her peers to be part of Manpower's Leadership Development Program. She was one of seven picked out of 350 for the program.Theresa GianfortuneMarin General Hospital250 Bon Air Rd., Greenbrae 94904, maringeneral.org, 415-925-7000

[caption id="attachment_74940" align="alignleft" width="180"] Theresa Gianfortune[/caption]

Theresa Gianfortune is chief of human resources at Marin General Hospital, the largest acute-care hospital and only trauma center in the county that employs nearly 1,100 people full-time. She has more than 20 years experience in HR and most recently served as vice president of human resources for Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Miller’s Children’s Hospital in Southern California.

Prior to that, she was vice president of human resources at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Beyond her health care experience, Ms. Gianfortune received the National Human Resources Association of Southern California Compassionate Excellence Award in 2006. She earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire.

Maria PatrickPacific Hospitality Group, LLC and The Meritage Resort and Spa2532 Dupont Dr., Irvine 92612, PacificHospitality.com, 949-861-4700

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa 94558, TheMeritageResort.com, 707-251-1900

[caption id="attachment_74941" align="alignright" width="180"] Maria Patrick[/caption]

Maria Patrick is corporate director of human resources for Pacific Hospitality Group, which oversees The Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa. She started in this position in August 2012. Ms. Patrick is tasked with managing all aspects of human resources for each hotel/resort property that PHG operates, working with individual property general managers and human resource managers to make sure there are policies and incentives in place to attract and retain the best employees. The Meritage Resort is one of Napa’s largest employers with more than 400 full-time and part-time employees.

Prior to that, she held senior management positions in hospitality, publishing, e-learning and executive coaching companies.

Ms. Patrick is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, American Society for Training & Development and National Human Resources Association. Ms. Patrick holds a bachelor’s in psychology from California State University, Long Beach and has held human resources positions for the last 20 years.Craig NelsonNelson Staffing19080 Lomitas Ave., Sonoma 95476, nelsonhr.com, 707-935-6113

[caption id="attachment_74942" align="alignleft" width="180"] Craig Nelson (image credit: Custom Image Sonoma)[/caption]

Craig Nelson joined Nelson in 2001 as general counsel with responsibility for legal, administration, safety and risk, and human resources. Eventually, the three professional staffing units -- Nelson Technology, Nelson & Associates and Nelson Staffing -- were added to his list of responsibilities. In 2006, Mr. Nelson relinquished his corporate duties to take charge of both Nelsonjobs.com and the recruiting and retention team while continuing to lead the staffing units. He became chief executive officer of the company in January 2012.

Prior to joining Nelson, he spent seven years with the criminal division of the California Department of Justice and before that, three years as a litigator with the law offices of Bowles and Verna. He has a masters of law from the University of San Diego, his Juris Doctor from Hastings College of Law, and degrees in business administration and economics from California State University, Chico.Traci MorandaThe Personnel Perspective575 W. College Ave., #101, Santa Rosa 95401 personnellperspective.com, 707-576-7653

Traci Moranda is director of business development for The Personnel Perspective, an agency focused on recruitment, staffing, human resources and executive placement  With more than 15 years expertise in the staffing and recruiting industry, Ms. Moranda has an extensive background that includes executive search, branch operationsand management, coaching and training.

Her industry experience in professional services focused in the areas of IT, engineering, accounting and finance and management level executive search. Ms. Moranda served on the board of directors for the Institute Management of Accountants, Redwood Empire Chapter 2001--2006, in various roles.Shane AnderiesThe Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO)

Anderies & Gomes LLP420 Aviation Blvd., #201, Santa Rosa 95403, 707-837-7310

Shane Anderies is a partner at Anderies & Gomes, LLP, an employment law firm with offices in Santa Rosa and San Francisco. He is currently the president of The Professional Associations of Sonoma County, better known as PASCO, a local network of HR managers. Mr. Anderies handles all aspects of workplace law and related litigation throughout California.

In addition to litigation, his practice includes advice and counsel, training, and investigations regarding a number of workplace related subjects, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, breach of contract, wage and hour compliance, disability accommodation, leaves of absence, and trade secrets. 

He received his undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of San Francisco.Kristina HollowayThe Professional Associations of Sonoma County (PASCO)

Healdsburg District Hospital1375 University Ave., Healdsburg, 95448, nschd.org, 707-431-6368

[caption id="attachment_74944" align="alignright" width="162"] Kristina Holoway[/caption]

Kristina Holloway has over 19 years' experience in strategic, tactical and operational human resources management.  She is currently the Employee Relations Manager at Healdsburg District Hospital and is the president-elect of the Professional Association of Sonoma County, better known as PASCO.

Previously, Ms. Holloway was a principal HR business partner with Medtronic Cardiovascular for over 11 years and the HR Manager for six years at Glen Ellen Winery.  She holds a senior professional in human resources certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and last year she completed her Masters in organization development at the University of San Francisco.  She has been a volunteer leader with the North Bay Regional Chapter of the Northern California Human Resources Association since its inception in 2000 and a member of the Workforce Investment Board since 2010.

Erica HugginsRobert Half International100 B St., Santa Rosa 95401, rhi.com, 707-578-3355

[caption id="attachment_74945" align="alignleft" width="180"] Erica Huggins[/caption]

Erica Huggins is the branch manager for Robert Half International in Santa Rosa, overseeing operations for the company’s Accountemps and Officeteam divisions in the North Bay. She has over seven years of experience in staffing and human resources, having joined the firm in 2006.

Prior to Robert Half, Ms. Huggins served as director of operations at Summerfield Foods, Inc., a private label food manufacturer in Sonoma County that specializes in product for Trader Joe’s, General Motors, Daimler Chrysler and Ford Motor Co. She is a past president, and currently serves as vice president of communications for the Redwood Empire Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants and is actively involved with Santa Rosa Mother’s Club.Lynda SheppardSelect Staffing1260 North Dutton Ave., #190 , Santa Rosa 95401, selectstaffing.com, 707-528-8367

Lynda Sheppard is the regional manager for Select Staffing, overseeing offices in Santa Rosa and Napa in the North Bay. Ms. Sheppard has 21 years' experience in the staffing industry, in both the U.S. and in the U.K., in retail commercial staffing, performance management, national account sales, sales training, direct hire and executive search and placement. 

Prior to her role with Santa Barbara-based Select Staffing, she was national practice director for Spherion, where she established a direct hire program for its commercial staffing division across the U.S.  Before that, Ms. Sheppard worked for RemX, a part of the Select Family of Staffing Companies, as director of sales and training, and before that as director or search and placement. Privately owned Select Family of Staffing Companies operates in more than 420 offices nationwide in 45 states.

The branch manager from Santa Rosa is Kris Jason and the area manager for Napa and Santa Rosa is Carmen Saunders.John EvansSilverado Resort1600 Atlas Peak Rd., Napa 94558, silveradoresort.com, 707-257-0200

[caption id="attachment_74946" align="alignleft" width="170"] John Evans[/caption]

Hospitality industry veteran John Evans is currently overseeing human resource functions at Silverado Resort, Napa County's fourth largest private employer, while the Dolce-owned resort searched for a full-time HR manager. Mr. Evans, the general manager, has more than 26 years' experience in the industry. He is responsible for all aspects of the a 1,200-acre, 390-room historic golf resort and conference center, including golf and hotel operations, marketing, sales, food service, engineering, maintenance, finance and human resources.

He previously served Dolce as interim general manager of Seaview, a 297-room historic hotel, conference center and golf resort in Galloway, N.J., near Atlantic City. From 2008 to 2010, he was general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay.Debra MillerSt. Joseph Health1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa 95405, stjosephhealth.org, 707-525-5300

[caption id="attachment_74947" align="alignleft" width="180"] Debra Miller[/caption]

Debra Miller has been vice president of human resources for St. Joseph Health since 2007. In 1997, she was hired by the health care provider, which is among the largest nonprofit employers in the county -- more than 2,000 employees work at locations including Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, the region’s only level II trauma center, Petaluma Valley Hospital and numerous mobile clinics, urgent care centers, hospice care locations, which includes home care, and more.

Ms. Miller moved to the North Bay in 1994, when she came to work for the now-dissolved HMO Health Plan of the Redwoods. Ms. Miller sits on the board of directors for the Sonoma-Mendocino county chapter of the American Red Cross, is a Retirement Plan Committee member for St. Joseph Health and is a former board member of the Community Child Care Council. She obtained her undergraduate degree from California State University, Northridge and a master’s in human resources and organizational management from the University of San Francisco.Lisa RogelstadStar Staffing3820 Cypress Dr., #2, Petaluma 94954, starhr.com, 707-762-4447

[caption id="attachment_74948" align="alignright" width="162"] Lisa Rogelstad[/caption]

Lisa Rogelstad is chief executive officer and owner of Star Staffing, which was founded in 1998. Ms. Rogelstad has more than 11 years in the staffing industry. She has worked in human resources, finance and strategic leadership. The company has offices in Healdsburg, Napa, Sonoma, Petaluma, Fairfield and Ukiah.Nicole SmarttStar Staffing3820 Cypress Dr., #2, Petaluma 94954, starhr.com, 707-762-4447

[caption id="attachment_74949" align="alignleft" width="180"] Nicole Smartt[/caption]

As vice president and co-owner, Nicole Smartt oversees the day to day operations of the firm throughout the Bay Area. She has more than 10 years of experience in the staffing industry, having served in virtually every aspect of the industry. Ms. Smartt is the co-founder for the Petaluma Young Professionals Network and also sits on the California Staffing Professionals Board. She is a past active board member for the Professional Association of Sonoma County Human Resource (PASCO HR) Board.

Julene English Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa3325 Chanate Rd., Santa Rosa 95404, suttersantarosa.org, 707-576-4000

[caption id="attachment_74950" align="alignright" width="180"] Julene English[/caption]

Julene English is the human resources executive for Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa. In her current role, Ms. English provides leadership to a full spectrum of human capital functions and initiatives for a workforce of 1,700 medical professionals in three hospitals: Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa, Sutter Lakeside and Novato Community Hospitals.

Previous to joining Sutter Health, Ms. English served as director of human resources for Kentfield Rehabilitation & Specialty Hospital.  She has also held human resources leadership positions with California Pacific Medical Center, a Sutter Health affiliate in San Francisco, and the University of California.  Ms. English earned a bachelor of arts from California State University, East Bay (formally Hayward).Tom O’BrienTrinchero Family Estates277 St. Helena Hwy. S., St. Helena 94574, tfewines.com, 800-967-4663

Tom O’Brien is managing director of HR at Trinchero Family Estates, Napa County’s third largest employer with nearly 700 employees. He has expertise in talent management, organizational change and development, labor relations and compensation including executive compensation. In his current role, Mr. O’Brien is the top HR executive reporting to the president and COO, responsible for all aspects of Trinchero’s HR functions, leading a team of 10 HR professionals.

Previously, he was managing partner at O’Brien Partners, was senior vice president, global HR at Constellation Brands and senior vice president at Constellation Wines. He has a bachelor of science in business management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.Robert EisenQueen of the Valley Medical Center1000 Trancas St., Napa 94588, thequeen.org, 707-252-4411

[caption id="attachment_74951" align="alignleft" width="175"] Robert Eisen[/caption]

Robert Eisen is responsible for the management of the HR department, which currently has a staff of 10 full-time and two part-time employees, at Napa County’s largest employer with over 1,300 employees. He oversees matters related to employment, benefits, compensation, employee relations, legal compliance, education, workers compensation, development and training, and morale/recognition programs. He is also responsible for human resource practices, policies and processes.

He has more than 23 years of experience in human resources and employee relations. Most recently he worked for the Hospital Corporation of America as vice president, human resources at HCA’s Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, in Las Vegas,. Prior to his 10-plus years at HCA, he served as director of human resources for Quest Diagnostics (formerly Associated Pathologists Laboratories), also in Las Vegas.

He earned his bachelor of science degree from Arizona State University. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and a certified trainer for Zenger-Miller products and DDI products, which are leadership training and competency tools.Jane HynesW.A. Hynes & Company1304 Southpoint Blvd., #200, Petaluma 94954, hynesandcompany.com, 707-766-1777

[caption id="attachment_74952" align="alignleft" width="180"] Jane Hynes[/caption]

Jane Hynes is the president, CEO and co-founder of W.A. Hynes & Company, which she started with her husband in 1976. Initially a specialty staffing firm in IT and consulting, the company now has three North Bay locations and offers services in accounting, bookkeeping, clerical, construction, engineering, health care, hospitality, insurance, legal, light industry, marketing and winemaking. She said it was started when the staffing industry “was in its infancy.”

Her career began in nursing, and her husband started in chemistry.