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Meet the Board of Directors

    Welcome to the Society for Human Resources Management - Rio Grande Valley Chapter 390.

    We are a professional organization that serves the needs of Human Resource Management by providing the most essential set of resources available. We offer many workshops, programs, and resources to help advance the profession and enhance our member's knowledge in the Human Resource Field. We have over 100 Human Resource Professional members representing private and public sector employers.

    Our mission is to (1) facilitate the growth and advancement of HR professionals through education, research, and advocacy, (2) build and sustain partnerships between members to add value to their respective organizations, and (3) create a strong network of knowledgeable HR professionals within our community.


    Do you know of a member who would be a great fit to serve on the Board? Board of Director Vacancies are available. Peer nominations and self-nominations are welcome! Please see the position description for the vacancy you are interested in.

    If you are interested in joining our group, submit your letter of intent to and include the following in your letter: 

    • Full first and last name and the title of the position of interest
    • Tell us about yourself and how you would contribute to our mission.
    • What are your volunteer leadership strengths, skills, or experience?
    • Highlight how you would be a fit in and be a great addition to the team. 
    • Why would you be the best candidate for this position? 

    Nominations will be accepted from Wednesday, September 29th - October 20th, 2021. Voting will take place online via a survey link. For questions about Board of Director vacancies, please contact (956) 332-7766 or email

    Upcoming and current vacancies: 

    • Treasurer
    • Certification Director
    • Marketing Director
    • Diversity Director

    We look forward to your submissions! 




    Thelma (Tammy) Leal, SPHR, SHRM SCP,

    Officer term expires 12/31/2022


    Sandra Charles-Garza, MS-HRM, PHR, SHRM-CP,

    Officer term expires 12/31/2022

    Past President

    Vangie Alaniz, MBA

    Officer term expires 12/31/2022


    Monica Pena,

     Officer term expires 12/31/2022


    Cordelia Shotts,

    Officer term expires 12/31/2021

    Certification Director

    Membership Director

    Claudia E. Olivares, MA, PHR, SHRM-CP,

    Term expires 12/31/2022

    Social Media Director

    Diversity Director

    Legislative Director

     LaKesha Brooks 

    Term expires 12/31/2022

    Chapter Advisor

    Adrian Aguilar, PHR

    Term expires 12/31/2022

    SHRM Foundation Director

    Leo Vargas

    Term expires 12/31/2022


    College Relations Director

    Picture of college relations chair

     Claudette Segura, BBA

    Term expires 12/31/2021

    SHRM District Director,

    Rebecca G. Nutt, PHR