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President

 

Claudia Camacho, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Manager - Charter Communications (Spectrum)

Claudia Camacho, MBA, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Manager - Charter Communications (Spectrum)

(915) 252-6856, saarcr@yahoo.com

Claudia has lived in El Paso her entire life and is proud to be from this region. Claudia has proudly been part of EPSHRM since 2009 and has served in various functions on the Board. Claudia previously served EPSHRM as the Chapter Self Study Certification Director in 2014. Claudia served as the EPSHRM Treasurer in 2015 as well as the Vice President of Membership in 2016. Recently, Claudia served as the President – Elect in 2017 and looking forward to serving as the President in 2018.

Claudia has over 14 years of experience in the HR field and has worked in all aspects of the HR Field. Claudia is employed by Charter Communications and currently provides Strategic and Human Resources support to her Business Partners in El Paso, Texas. In addition, Claudia is also a PT Facilitator at the University of Phoenix for the last 9 years and facilitates Undergraduate and Master level courses in Management, Operations Management and Human Resources.

Claudia holds a Bachelor Degree in Human Resources Management and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Claudia also has her PHR and SHRM-CP certifications.

Claudia has also volunteered and fundraised for the Alzheimer’s Association, participated in the Spectrum Housing Assist along with the American Red Cross and loves to participate in Christmas Cheer!

Claudia has been married to Ramon Camacho for the last 23 years, has 4 children (Raymond, Anthony, Alex and Sam) and a baby grandson (Baby Raymond).

President Elect

 

Jennifer Alarcon, HRIP, CHRS 

Client Service Manager III - ADP

Jennifer Alarcon, HRIP, CHRS

Client Service Manager II - ADP

(915) 541-7441, Jennifer.alarcon@adp.com

Jennifer was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She graduated from Franklin High School and earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Webster University. Jennifer has been with ADP for 10 years and is currently a Client Service Manager II in the HR & Benefits Service Center. This is her third year on the EPSHRM Board, she is both honored and excited to be part of such an impactful organization within our community!  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Immediate Past-President

 

Mayela Macias, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP 

Human Resources Administrator - YWCA El Paso del Norte

Mayela Macias, SHRM-CP, PHR

Human Resources Administrator - YWCA El Paso del Norte

(956) 489-1882, mayela0823@yahoo.com

Mayela Macias is a professional in the human resources, accounting, and general management field.  She has over 20 years experience in Accounting /Finance and over 10 years experience as an HR Professional.  She is currently working as the Human Resources Administrator at the YWCA El Paso del Norte.

Mayela holds a MBA in Accounting from University of Phoenix and a B.A. in Accounting from University of Texas at El Paso.  She is working on a second Master's in Jurisprudence in Labor and Employment Law.  She received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) credentials in 2009.  Through her 20+ career, Mayela has created a name for rebuilding and developing businesses in the operational, accounting and HR realm.  She has successfully revamped her current companies  to a profitable state with improved efficiencies and high employee morale.  Undertaken non-existent HR departments to a full service departments.

She is currently a member of: EPSHRM, Diversity Director for Texas SHRM,  Progress 3-2-1, and the El Paso Rotary Club.

Past memberships: SAHRMA, Laredo Rotary, FEMAP, El Paso Chamber – FAFSA Committee, and Big Brother Big Sister.

Secretary

  

Fred Joseph Perea, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Business Partner - Helen of Troy 

Fred Joseph Perea, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Business Partner - Helen of Troy 

(915) 422-3249, fperea@hotus.com

Fred Perea has over 10 years of professional level experience in Human Resources.  His focus is leading HR teams specifically specializing in the areas of employee relations, organizational development, and management consultation.   Fred has worked in HR leadership roles in the non-profit, public, and private sectors at organizations including The Home Depot, Inc., TFCU, and the County of El Paso, TX.  Currently, Fred is an HR business partner for the Global HR Team supporting HR shared services and the beauty division at Helen of Troy based here in El Paso.  He has served on the Board of Directors for the El Paso Society for Human Resources Management and served as President from 2011-2013, and currently as 2018’s secretary.  Fred strongly believes in community engagement and supporting the needs of the community of El Paso, TX and Southern New Mexico. He is certified PHR and SHRM-CP and received a graduate degree from The University of Texas at El Paso and received his undergraduate degree from New Mexico State University.  Most recently, he has provided HR consultation services to various departments at The Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and The University of Texas at El Paso.  Fred has served as an instructor for UTEP’s Professional and Public Programs since 2011 in the area of Professional Development teaching the Essentials of Human Resources Management, a course certified by the National Society for Human Resources Management. 

Treasurer

 
Silvia Santana, CHRS

Silvia Santana, CHRS

HCMC Implementation Specialist III - ADP 

(915) 667-6969, treasurer.epshrm@gmail.com

Silvia born in Los Angeles, CA then raised in El Paso, TX. The Sun City is near and dear to her as an HR Professional. She graduated from Burges High School, go Mustangs!  She has been employed with ADP for an amazing 10 years now. Through her tenure she has had several roles with in the organization that she has felt enhanced her business acumen as well aligned me to strategically provide clients best practice in different aspects or their organization primarily Benefits, Recruitment and garnishment support. In 2015 she obtained her Certification as a Certified Healthcare Reform Specialist. This is her first year on the EPSHRM board as Treasurer and she couldn’t be more excited to be part of this growing team! During spare time she loves to volunteer, with charities such as Make a Wish Foundation as a “Wish Granter” and with Junior Achievement by enhancing the lives of children in our community by teaching them the importance of staying in school. She also enjoys reading and most of all spending time with her two beautiful children Brianna and Brandon. 

Vice President of Membership

Manny Flores

Client Service Manager II - ADP

Manny Flores

Client Service Manager II - ADP 

(915) 328-8996, membership.epshrm@gmail.com

Manny was born in Ft. Worth, TX but raised in El Paso since childhood. He graduated from Parkland High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Park University. A few years later he earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix. He has been employed with ADP for approximately 8 years and has held different roles within the organization ranging from implementation to the role he has now. He is honored and excited at the opportunity to service as VP of Membership this year.  In his spare time he enjoys being with family, friends, his two dogs (Rocky and Marla) and traveling when time permits.

Vice President of Programs

 
Martha Molinar, PHR SHRM-CP 

Martha Molinar, SHRM-CP, PHR

Human Resources Director - Western Technical College 

(915) 497-2433, mmolinar@westerntech.edu

Martha Molinar is the Human Resources Director for Western Technical College since July 2011, a for profit private college which has been in practice since 1970 in El Paso, TX. Graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua, in Chihuahua, Mexico, with bachelor's degree in Human Resources. Bilingual and bicultural. Worked 21 years in the Maquila industry, and also have experience in the home health care industry, and recently in the Education field.  

Certification Director

 

Linda Torres-Kleinhans, PHR, SHRM-CP 

Linda Torres-Kleinhans, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Manager - River Oaks Properties

(915) 225-7727, lindatk@elp.rr.com

Linda is a native El Pasoan. A graduate of El Paso High and the University of Texas at Austin, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Teaching Certification. She has taught in Austin, Ft. Hancock, and El Paso, TX. In January of 2002, Linda received her PHR certification credentials in Human Resources. In February 2002, Linda received her Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix at Santa Teresa, NM. Linda has more than 20 years experience in management working in the private sector for companies such as: Beatrice, Swift Independent, ACME Boot (division of Fruit of the Loom), International Multifoods, Greyhound Lines, Inc., and West Corporation, as well as the public sector teaching at Doña Ana Branch Community College, specializing in Management and Supervisory training. Linda works for River Oaks Properties as the HR Manager and is an instructor at the University of Phoenix, facilitating courses in Management and Human Resources. As the Certification Director for EPSHRM, Linda is the liaison between the chapter and UTEP. In addition, Linda is active in course instruction for the PHR/SPHR certification course at UTEP. 

College Relations Director

 

Gracie Padilla, SHRM-CP

Gracie Padilla, SHRM-CP

Associate Relations Specialist - University Medical Center of El Paso

(915) 521-7440, gpadilla@umcelpaso.org  

Gracie has been employed with UMC 9 years and has 21 years combined HR experience working for a casino, a call center, and currently a hospital.

Gracie is a graduate of Burges High School and the University of Texas at El Paso earning a Bachelor of Business Arts in Management.

As the Director of College Relations for EPSHRM, Gracie is the liaison between the chapter and UTEP’s SHRM student chapter.

Gracie attributes her passion for the HR profession because of her desire to understand not just the art, but also the science of people management.

In her spare time, Gracie enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends. 

Gracie Padilla

College Relations Director

Associate Relations Specialist -

University Medical Center of El Paso

(915) 521-7440    gpadilla@umcelpaso.org

Gracie has been employed with UMC 9 years and has 21 years combined HR experience working for a casino, a call center, and currently a hospital.

Gracie is a graduate of Burges High School and the University of Texas at El Paso earning a Bachelor of Business Arts in Management.

As the Director of College Relations for EPSHRM, Gracie is the liaison between the chapter and UTEP’s SHRM student chapter.

Gracie attributes her passion for the HR profession because of her desire to understand not just the art, but also the science of people management.

In her spare time, Gracie enjoys volunteering in the community and spending time with family and friends. 

Communications Director

Ralph Salcido, MPA 

Ralph Salcido, MPA

HR Generalist - Charter Communications (Spectrum)

(915) 740-3835, communications.epshrm@gmail.com

Born, raised and educated in El Paso. Ralph graduated from Ysleta High School, and completed his B.B.A. in Human Resource Management from UTEP in 2011. Ralph’s career in human resources started as an internship with the County of El Paso, where he demonstrated his passion and abilities as an HR professional. He was soon hired to an entry level position with the County’s HR department, and was quickly promoted to HR Generalist.

Throughout his nearly 6 year HR employment history with the County of El Paso, Ralph severed in various capacities including Recruitment, Employee Relations, Benefits, Risk Management, and HR Generalist to the Sheriff’s Office.  While employed with the County of El Paso, Ralph completed his Master’s in Public Administration from the UTEP in 2015.  

In August 2017, Ralph made the transition from public to private sector by accepting a position with Charter Communications. Currently Ralph is employed as an HR Generalist providing human resources support to the Customer Care Division of Charter Communications (Spectrum).

This is Ralph’s first year serving on the board, but he has been a member EPSHRM since 2012, and a member of UTEP-SHRM before that. During his free time he enjoys off-roading, and taking his dog (Molly Grace) on long walks.  

Community Relations Director

Art Gloria

Art Gloria

Talent Acquisition Manager - Emergence Health Network

(915) 887-3419,  artgloria12@gmail.com 

Art Gloria is originally from Tepic, Nayarit Mexico. He graduated from Franklin High School and earned his Bachelors of Science in Political Science from the University of Texas at El Paso and obtained a Master’s in Business Administration from Regents University in London. Art is currently the Talent Acquisition Manager at Emergence Health Network. Art is very involved in various city wide philanthropic initiatives. This is his first year on the EPSHRM Board, he is both very honored and thrilled to be a part of such driven organization in the Paso del Norte HR community and serving as the Director of Community Relations.  

Community Relations Co-Director

 

Alejandra Talamantes

Alejandra Talamantes

Recruiter - Charter Communications (Spectrum)

(915) 267-7327, Martha.talamantes@charter.com 

Alejandra was born in El Paso and raised in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua. She earned her Bachelor of Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from The University of Texas at El Paso. Alejandra has been working on the HR field for approximately 4 years. Alejandra has experience working in the public sector of El Paso County in the HR department and is currently working as a Recruiter for Charter Communications. Alejandra has been a member of EPSHRM since 2016 and 2018 is her first year as being the Community Relations Co-Director. Additionally, Alejandra is a member of the Rotary Club, an organization dedicated to community service and helping those in need. Alejandra is currently studying to obtain her SHRM-CP certification.

Alejandra has become very passionate about her career and enjoys listening and helping others.

Diversity Director

 

Cynthia Swinney, SHRM-CP, PHR

Cynthia Swinney, SHRM-CP, PHR

Operations Officer - U.S. Navy

(443) 569-1896, DiversityDirector.EPSHRM@gmail.com

 

Cynthia Swinney is a transitioning active duty Naval Officer with over 10 years of Human Resource experience in manpower/position requirements analysis, Navy Telework program development and management, and recruiting, plus another 9+ years as a Naval Aviator (helicopter pilot). She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Technology from Purdue University and her Master of Science degree in Leadership and Human Resource Development from the Naval Postgraduate School. She received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) credentials in 2011. Cynthia currently serves as the Operations Officer for Naval Recruiting District Phoenix which manages all Navy recruiting efforts for Arizona, New Mexico, southern Colorado and El Paso, TX.  

 She and her family are fairly new to the El Paso area and she is looking forward to contributing to the EPSHRM vision as the Director of Diversity. 

Government & Legislative Affairs Director

 

Gerry Legarreta

Gerry Legarreta

Human Resources Manager - Toro

(915) 449-3822, Gerardo.legarreta@toro.com

Gerry is a native El Pasoan and graduate of Cathedral High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from University of Phoenix. Gerry has over 17 years professional Human Resources and EHS experience in the Call Center, Medical, Retail, Manufacturing and Distribution industries. In his spare time, Gerry enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family. This is his third year on the board of EPSHRM and is serving as Government & Legislative Affairs Director. 

Government & Legislative Affairs Co-Director

 

Bryan Cleavenger, SHRM-CP, PHR

Bryan Cleavenger, SHRM-CP, PHR

Senior HR Business Advisor - ADP

(915) 274-8111, bscleavenger@gmail.com  

Born and raised El Pasoan, attended Franklin High School and holds a Bachelor in Business Management with a concentration in Human Resources from UTEP and a Master's in Business Administration from University of Phoenix. Bryan served as the UTEP SHRM Chapter President, leading the organization to receive the Superior Merit Award and appearances at HR Southwest and other SHRM Regional Student Conferences. 

Upon graduation, Bryan held various roles as a local professional recruiter, a staffing manager for healthcare professionals in West Texas and Southern New Mexico, and a career counselor for service members at Fort Bliss in their transition into the civilian workforce.

Bryan has been with ADP for 4 years, offering best practices and human resources technology services to U.S. business clients . He has earned the PHR-California and SHRM-CP certifications as well as a certifications in payroll and healthcare reform. Moreover, last year he completed ADP El Paso's Emerging Leader Program. 

Bryan is an active volunteer in the community with Junior Achievement and his church.  His hobbies include movies, travel, sports, networking, and being an uncle. 

Bryan is very excited about his second year serving with the EPSHRM board!

SHRM Foundation Director

 
Lourdes Bonilla-Jones, PHR, SHRM-CP 

Lourdes Bonilla-Jones, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Director - TransExpedite

(915) 204-5650, lbonilla-jones@trans-expedite.com   

Lourdes has over 35 years experience in human resources and safety.  She received her certification as a Professional in Human Resources in 1998 and continues to be certified through continuing her education relating to changes in employment laws and benefits.  She also received her OSHA General Industry Outreach Trainer certification from the U.S. Department of Labor in 2004.  She has a wealth of knowledge in the safety and compliance area due to her thirty seven years experience in the manufacturing industry.  Lourdes has an extensive background in Kaizen, 5 S Lean Manufacturing and internal auditing for TS16949 Environmental, ISO14001 Quality and ISO28000 Security.  She has been instrumental in the development of safety manuals and safety procedures along with the implementation of the security badge policy and continual improvement for the benefit of ISO28000 registration and certification.  Lourdes directs HR policies and programs.  Common activities include creating and implementing programs and policies on company staffing, compensation, benefits, employee relations, training, health and safety. She is the administrator for the 401K Plan.   Also proposes and is influential in company-wide changes or improvements to management based on analyzing employee data and researching the standards and changes in the HR field.  Lourdes has also created Standard Operating Procedures and Flow Charts for improving training and consistency within a department.  Lourdes is a volunteer for the Women’s Business Council Southwest Certification Review Committee and has just been awarded the Regional Volunteer of the Year Award in Feb. 2014. Lourdes received the HR Professional of the Year Award in January 2015 from EPSHRM.  Lourdes is also very committed to the community she champions the fundraising efforts within her company and involves the community for the yearly Alzheimer’s Walk, the SHRM Foundation  fundraising for scholarships, Sponsoring a couple of Blood Drives a year,  to name a few.  She is currently the Director of the SHRM Foundation at EPSHRM and has been a local and national member for at least eighteen years.  Lourdes is currently employed with Trans-Expedite, Inc., a Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Warehousing and Employee Leasing organization. She is currently responsible for twelve operations in 12 cities with 161 employees.

SHRM Foundation Co-Director

 

Amy Beard

Amy Beard

HR Manager - TransExpedite

(915) 225-7500, abeard@trans-expedite.com   

Amy is employed with Trans-Expedite, Inc. a Freight Forwarding, Logistics, Warehousing and Employee Leasing Organization where she oversees and maintains payroll administration, benefits administration, training development and implementation among other human resource initiatives for their twelve stations.

She has over 33 years’ experience in the human resource field. She has background experience in Kaizen, 5 S Lean Manufacturing and internal auditing for TS16949 Environmental, ISO14001 Quality and ISO28000 Security with the implementation of the security badge policy and is well versed on Employment Law.

Amy is also known for being a strategic hands-on leader with the proven ability for developing, planning and implementing successful corporate visions and strategies and promoting a team concept in performance-driven environments.

She is also very committed to giving back to the community. She has assisted with diverse fundraising efforts for varied causes within the company she works for as well as the SHRM Foundation which she has been a local member for approximately 14 years. She has been an active member of the National SHRM Foundation for the past two years.

SHRM Foundation Co-Director Committee Member

 

Luz A. Muñoz

Luz. A. Muñoz

Accounting Manager - AT&T

(915) 449-4276,  lyamunoz@outlook.com  

Luz A. Muñoz is an Accounting Manager with AT&T and was previously the Community Mobilization Program Director at the West Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and has over 15 years of managerial experience including managing bargained employees. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a B.S. in Management from Park University.  She is currently pursuing a MBA with a focus in Human Resources from Webster University.  She is an active member of the Women of Finance and Women of AT&T Employee Relations Groups as well as participating in various mentoring circles and leadership trainings.  Her interests in HR come from her love of law, fairness, diversity and doing the right thing.   Luz is an El Paso native and supporter of charitable organizations that help women and children in her community.  She organizes a yearly toy drive to benefit the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home.  This is her first year on the EPSHRM board as Co-Director of the SHRM Foundation and is honored and excited to be part of this organization.  Luz is married to Jose “George” Muñoz and has 2 beautiful daughters.  She is a softball and basketball mom who enjoys spending time with family, party planning and entertaining, reading and traveling. 

Workforce Readiness Director

 

Joe Pina, SHRM-CP, PHR 

Joe Piña, SHRM-CP, PHR

HR Manager - Vista Supermarkets

(915) 319-1570,  workforcereadiness.epshrm@gmail.com

Joe was born and raised in El Paso. His family started a little bakery back in the late 80’s which has blossomed into several Vista Supermarkets around the El Paso area. Since 2006, Joe has been the HR Manager of this family-owned and locally-operated business. In 2014, he received his Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. With the help of his team, his Company has always been a dedicated member of the community and is focused on continuing that relationship.

Diversity Committee Member

 

Joel Carbajal

Joel Carbajal

U.S. Army

1joelcar@gmail.com  

Joel, was born in Acapulco Mexico. Moved to the U. S at age 15 and lived mostly in the East coast until his enlistment into the U. S Army. Where he has served for nearly 20 years and will retire in September 2018. While in the Army he served in many leadership positions to include the successful management of unit of 157 Soldiers. He also served as a trainer for two leadership academies; Grafenwoerh Germany and Fort Bliss, TX. He holds two certifications from UPENN which certifies him as a resiliency instructor and facilitator for the Army. As a facilitator he facilitated courses for Soldiers, Marines, Airforce and Department of Defense civilians for four Army installations; South Korea, Alaska, Fort bliss, TX and Fort Huachuca, AZ.

For a period of three years, Joel served as the Human Resources Specialist for three years at Fort Bliss, TX.  He led the HR section thru three consecutive command inspections with great success. His success was mainly due to his Soldiers hard work and dedication to treat each Soldier as a valuable customer.

Joel holds a Bachelors Degree on Business and Management and is currently pursuing his PHR. Additionally, he holds several military certifications such as: instructor certification, Battle Staff (operations and planning) Safety certification, Retention certification, Army Faculty development, and leader development.  Joel’s goal is to obtain his MBA with HR concentration from Park University and will start fall term.

Joel is married to his beautiful and very supportive wife Sonia and have a great son who keeps them busy with sports activities year long.

It is such great pleasure to enter the civilian sector as a volunteer for this great organization (EPSHRM) and I hope to learn and make a difference in the community.

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