Cheree Susann Suarez joined the Research Foundation's Human Resource Department in September 2006 with over 15 years of private and public sector experience. Cheree Susann Suarez is a Certified Compensation Professional specializing in compensation management. She has a rich background in Human Resources, HRIS web-based applications and core IT system interfacings. Throughout her career, Cheree has developed web-based applications, been a pioneer and implementer of multiple process and improvement initiatives and has successfully managed corporate-wide compensation, IT and HRIS projects.
As the Research Foundation's Director of Human Resources, Suarez and her team of professionals oversee all Human Resource Operations which include: Benefits, Compensation, Staffing, Immigration, Compliance, Rewards and Recognition and Employee Relations.
Cheree's Human Resource expertise was developed at VeriSign Inc, Sun Microsystems, and Excel Circuits International. Her previous experiences include the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections, the District Attorney's Office, and Valley Transportation Authority. Her professional affiliations include American Management Association, World@Work, California State University Auxiliary Organization Association, Silicon Valley Compensation Association and Women of Color Action Network (WCAN). Cheree holds both a BA in Management and a MA in Leadership, from St. Mary's College of California.