Board of Directors


Jason Resnick
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Western Growers
6501 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 100, Irvine CA 92618
Phone: (949) 863-1000

Vice President

Chana Hauben
Vice President Human Resources, UnitedAg
54 Corporate Park, Irvine, CA 92606-5105
Phone: (949) 471-3229


David Singh
Director of Human Resources, West Coast Tomato Growers, Inc.
5780 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057
Phone: (760)-497-5574

Immediate Past President

Laura Penera, HRPA
Human Resources Director, Braga Fresh Family Farms
P.O. Box 66, Soledad, CA 93960
Phone: (831) 678-7357

Coastal Area Director

Julia Rubbo, HRPA
Director of Human Resources, Valley Farm Management
928 E Blanco Rd. #200, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 678-1592

Coastal Area Membership 

Sylvia Lopez, HRPA
Human Resources Manager, D’Arrigo  Bros. of CA
P.O. Box 850, Salinas, CA 93902
Phone: (831) 455-4403

Coastal Area Membership 

Angel Mendez, HRPA
Sr. Loss Control Consultant, Relation Insurance
201 Monterey-Salinas HWY, Suite G, Salinas, CA 93908
Phone: (831) 455-9515

Coastal Area Membership: Santa Maria

Carrie Jordan, HRPA
HR Director/Office Manager, Babe Farms, Inc.
1205 W. Craig Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93458
Phone: (805) 925-5690

Northern Area Director

Erica Rosasco
Partner, Rosasco Law Group
6540 Lonetree Blvd., Ste. 100, Rocklin, CA 95765
Phone: (916) 672-6552

Northern Area Membership

Rebecca Barlow, HRPA
Executive Director, Ag Health Benefits Alliance 
5 Financial Plaza, Suite #116Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (707) 963-7922

Northern Area Membership

Bryan Little
Chief Operating Officer, Farm Employers Labor Service
2300 River Plaza Drive, Sacramento, CA  95833
Phone: (800) 753-9073

Southern Area Director

Joe Lopez, HRPA
Chief Operations Officer, Mission Oaks Management Group, Inc.
1312 Del Norte Rd., Camarillo, CA 93010
Phone: (805) 986-8806 Ext. 159

Southern Area Membership

Rebecca Hause-Schultz
Partner, Fisher Phillips
621 Capitol Mall, Suite 1400, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 210-0391

Southern Area Membership

Jonathan A. Siegel
Partner, Jackson Lewis P.C.
200 Spectrum Center Dr., Suite 500, Irvine , CA 92618
Phone: (949) 885-1362

Valley Area Director

Seth Mehrten
Partner, Barsamian & Moody
1141 W. Shaw Avenue, Suite 104, Fresno, CA 93711-1141
Phone: (559) 248-2360

Valley Area Membership

Gladys Wotring
Human Resources Director, JG Boswell Company
P.O. Box 877, Corcoran, CA 93212
Phone: (559) 762-3562

Valley Area Membership

Jacqueline Rios
Human Resources Manager, Fowler Packing
8570 S Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93725
Phone: (559) 834-4116

Statewide Membership Coordinator

Kimberly Naffziger
Vice President Agricultural Specialist, Zenith Insurance Company
7440 N. Palm Ave. Suite 103, Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: (559) 449-4744

Professional Development

Lourdes Gonzalez, HRPA
Strategic Development Director, Gowan Company
370 South Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85366
Phone: (800) 883-1844

H-2A Program

Susan Quale
Vice President of Human Resources, Sierra Cascade Nursery
472-715 Johnson Road, Susanville, CA 96130
Phone: (530) 254-6867

Executive Director

Julia Belliard
512 Pajaro St., Suite 7, Salinas, CA 93901
Phone: (831) 422-8023

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to encourage and develop creative leadership and effective personnel management within the agribusiness community. We accomplish this by disseminating information through area meetings, workshops, newsletters and bulletins, and our Annual Forum.

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