HR’s Got Talent

Thursday,  December 4, 2018
8:00am Breakfast,  8:30am – 10:30am
Concord Clarion Hotel – 1050 Burnett Ave, Concord



This Breakfast Seminar is a Members Appreciation event – complimentary to CCCEAC Members and CCCEAC Guests. Space is limited and registration is required. By email invitation only.

We’ll have a nice hot breakfast. EDD will give their update. We’ll get into the Program with our HR Expert Panel – Audience participation is welcomed. We’ll have a chance to meet and greet, and end with our traditional Thank You’s.

HR’s Got Talent

Please join us for a moderated panel discussion, along with a lively display of Human Resource talent that has out-maneuvered dangerous situations with the EDD, danced over hot coals of harassment, and sang songs celebrating the end of open enrollment! CCCEAC Members and Guests are welcome to participate. Figuratively.

Enjoy a hot breakfast with other HR Talent professionals and Hiring Managers to share your stories, ask questions of our HR Talent panelists, and learn ideas on how to gain a seat at your organization’s strategic table.


 Marlo Johnston

Marlo Johnston, SPHR, is a seasoned Human Resources professional with over 25 years’ experience. She newly joined the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council Board. She attended undergraduate and graduate school in the California State University system, obtained her SPHR in 2009 and has worked primarily in the Healthcare industry.  She has extensive experience in Employee and Labor Relations, Management Coaching, Training & Organizational Development, Recruitment & Retention, Leave Administration, Comp and Benefits, and is passionate about Employee Safety.  She enjoys mentoring growing HR professionals and sharing her knowledge with others at seminars and conferences. Marlo lives in the East Bay with her husband, 2 children, and one very active Labrador Retriever.

 Leslie Lozano

Leslie A. Lozano is the Recruiter of Hospice of the East Bay. Leslie has a recruiting background in the wine industry and in healthcare. Leslie is responsible for full cycling recruiting and has built great working relationships with hiring managers at Hospice of the East Bay in just 2 months. Leslie is passionate about connecting with candidates and making sure the organization finds the right fit. Leslie came to Hospice of the East Bay because she believes in what the organization provides to the community and wants to help support clinicians and staff that are supporting the community. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from California State University, Stanislaus and is currently enrolled at Brandman University, where she is obtaining her Masters of Science in Human Resources, MSHR.

  Lawrence Lindisch

Lawrence Lindisch is a Senior Human Resources Analyst at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) (Since June 2015)

He negotiates labor agreements with recognized employee organizations, administers eight (8) Agency Service-Critical and ten (10) CC-SF labor agreements for eighteen (18) bargaining units with the Agency. He oversees litigation, binding arbitration, investigations, executive staff development, mediation, disciplinary actions, policy development, develop and directs the implementation of administrative monitoring practice and controls. He has been a human resources professional for 20 years. He has previous business partner experience as an internal consultant and working for Fortune 500 companies in transportation and health care.

Lawrence holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Golden Gate University and attended the Boston University overseas program in HR Counseling. His undergraduate degree is from the Ohio State University. Lawrence previously served in the USAF in Western Europe.

He is currently working on his ABA-paralegal certificate at San Francisco State University.

Barbara Trumbly, J.D., SPHR, SCP

Barbara has 25 years of diverse human resources and management experience that spans start-ups and established organizations. She has extensive hands-on experience leading HR initiatives including policy design, compensation, performance management, recruiting, compliance reporting, HRIS implementations, HR workflow development, training and development, and benefit management.

Barbara has spent the last several years delivering consulting and outsourced human resources services to successful businesses throughout the Bay Area in various industries including high tech, insurance agencies, law firms, medical, marketing, and finance.

Barbara holds a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from Northwestern California University, is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources – SPHR/SHRM-SCP. She holds her California Life license and is a Certified Group Benefits Associate through the Certified Employee Benefit Specialist program.


Mark S. Whitehouse

Mark has been a resident of California since 1999.  He originally was the director of Talent Acquisition for Storage Tek from 1995 to 1999.  He then was the Western Divisional Director of Talent Acquisition and Human Resources for EMC corporation from 1999 to 2002.  He consulted in Human Resources for companies such as Wilbur Ellis in San Francisco, Imerys Global Mining in San Jose, and Dental Practice Management Solutions from 2002 to 2010.  He accepted a position as Global Human Resources Director for Black and Veatch which took him over to Afghanistan for three years as the on-site HR working on the Kajacki Dam project.

Mark is currently working for Ravenswood Solutions, a defense contractor since 2015.  He carries a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s College and an MBA in International Relations.