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Meet Your 2016 Governing Board Members

Thanks to all of you who participated in this year's nominations and election for the 2016 Governing Board. The election results are in and we are pleased to welcome this team that brings leadership, diversity, vision, willingness and ability to serve.

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Leadership Team

Greg Morton – NCHRA CEO
Greg Morton is a corporate strategy & growth development specialist and Chief Executive Officer of San Francisco based, Northern California HR Association. With years of Fortune 500 and start-up experience within the Human-Capital-as-a-service space, he's been characterized as a visionary, strategist and marketing organization leader with a consistent record of delivering extraordinary results in growth, operational performance and profitability.


Eugene Dilan – GBOD President

  • CEO, Dilan Consulting Group

Dr. Eugene Dilan is a licensed psychologist, organizational development consultant and coach with over 25 years of hands on experience developing leaders and values driven performance cultures. He has worked internationally (including in Europe, Iraq and Afghanistan) across all functions and levels, including with C-Suite executives, and in a broad range of technology sector industries including aerospace, biotech, defense, energy, IT, and social media. Currently, he is the CEO of the Dilan Consulting Group, an organization that supports companies of all sizes, from startups to enterprise, and their team has a special knack for understanding engineering and science-based cultures. Eugene recently served on the Division III board of the California Psychological Association, he is also a member of SHRM, and the American Psychological Association.



Michael Ignaffo – GBOD President Elect

  • VP of Human Resources, The Lagunitas Brewing Company

Michael Ignaffo heads up HR for The Lagunitas Brewing Company (founded 1993 in California), known for iconoclastic interpretations of traditional beer styles, and irreverent descriptive text & stories on its packaging. With nearly 20 years of professional experience, Mike has demonstrated capability in Engineering, Sales, Human Resources, Media, and Business Development in Automotive, Hi-Tech, and Film industries. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Michigan, and has worked for Ingersoll-Rand, Timken, Cisco, Apple, and GoPro, as well as a couple of smaller ventures. Mike enjoys tackling new problems head on, and revisiting standing solutions using a clean sheet approach and newly-surfaced tools.



Chris Hornick

  • President and CEO, HBSC Strategic Services
  • Hands-on executive experience in business strategy, technology, and operations
  • Helped organizations develop innovative product architectures and improve business processes
  • MBA & Masters Degree - Computer Science, Columbia University and BA – Computer Science, Rutgers University



David Ludlow

  • Global Vice President of Product Marketing, SAP
  • Focused on global human capital management (HCM) solutions for SAP and SuccessFactors
  • Expert on delivering business value through technology and innovation
  • BS - Finance, California State University-Chico



Carolyn Rashby

  • Special Counsel, Miller Law Group

Carolyn Rashby, Special Counsel at Miller Law Group, represents and counsels management on a wide range of employment matters, including wage and hour, leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment, and employee handbooks and personnel practices. Carolyn also focuses her practice on employer education. She has written hundreds of articles and employer compliance materials touching on all aspects of California employment law and is a regular presenter in Miller Law Group’s Employment Law Update webinar series and for various employer groups.



Nicole Patterson

  • Director of Global Employer Services, Deloitte
  • Aligns global mobilization of talent to business strategy and priorities
  • Worked in India as local leader for Deloitte to build offshore practice and talent model
  • MBA, University of Chicago and BA – Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles



Diana Wilusz

  • CEO, The Pendolino Group

Dianna Wilusz, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CEO, The Pendolino Group, brings 25 years of Human Resources Management and Operations experience, including senior global leadership roles at National Semiconductor, Vice President Operations and HR at Hara Software, Director HR at Beceem Communications and Managing Director of HR Operations at Lam Research. Dianna is currently a board advisor to several for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. She has served a number of clients across many industries and internationally in the areas of compensation, leadership development, recruiting, talent management, and human resources information systems.



Joy Woo

  • Associate Vice President of Cities Market Sector, AECOM
  • Manages strategic projects to promote growth in priority cities worldwide
  • Brings organizational and strategic planning expertise with a focus on mission
  • MBA and BS - Biological Sciences, minor in English, University of California-Davis