HR & IT Coordinator
Renée Waters, aPHR is the Human Resources and IT Coordinator for California Alliance. She is a graduate of the Human Resources Management Certificate program of UC Davis Extension and recently earned the Associate professional in Human Resources (aPHR). Renée started her professional career in the dance world, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, magna cum laude in dance performance from Arizona State University. From there, she danced professionally with AXIS Dance Company in Oakland, CA. Renée took a leave from working to raise her two children. When the family financial situation changed, she re-entered the workforce and became a preschool teacher and developed and ran a license-exempt daycare at Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness gym in Sacramento, CA. Her experience and opportunities in HR began to develop as she took on new responsibilities and leadership in management and operations at the gym. She also assisted in the development of a volunteer program and streamlining HR processes and procedures with Capital Kids Occupational Therapy in Sacramento, CA. To concentrate on her studies, Renée worked as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Clinical and Quality with California Association of Health Facilities for the last 3 years. During this time, she has expanded her education to gain certificates in Ethics and Gender and Sexual Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace. Renée is passionate about workplace diversity, inclusion and belonging. She strives to promote healthy and positive work cultures that support staff growth and development. Renée’s hobbies include dancing, hiking, traveling, spending time with family, her kids and dog. She is beyond excited to join the Alliance team and is looking forward to supporting the work of this organization.