Sonja Stanchina, IPMA-CP, CLRM, MBA

With nearly 15 years of public sector human resources experience, Sonja currently serves as the human resources supervisor with the Contra Costa Water District in Concord, CA. She possesses an MBA from California Coast University with an emphasis in human resources management (HRM) graduating magna cum laude, and received her bachelor’s degree in management from Saint Mary’s College with honors. Sonja also earned an Advanced Certificate in HRM from California State University East Bay, is a Certified Labor Relations Master (CLRM) from CALPELRA, and has been an IPMA-Certified Professional (IPMA-CP) since 2009.

In addition, Sonja has been a board member of the Northern California Chapter of IPMA-HR since 2007 and is the 2nd Vice-President of the FY15-16 Western Region IPMA-HR Board. She has been an active contributor at the local, regional, and national levels of IPMA-HR and considers her relationships with the individuals of this professional organization as the single best investment she has made into her career, and the most enjoyable.