The Advisory Board / Volunteer Members for California Recruiters is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction for the community, in addition to setting content and agendas for our events and conferences.

President & Community Leader

 Jason Buss

Jason BussWith 22 years of human resources and talent acquisition leadership experience, Jason Buss is a recognized expert with deep experience in identifying, recruiting and hiring high-performing teams. He is currently the vice president of talent acquisition for MongoDB.

Jason has authored and published content in, and has been quoted by The Huffington Post, Fast Company, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Society for Human Resource Management, Corporate Executive Board and more.

He is the founder of the Recruiters Network and serves as the president and community leader for several of the nation’s largest and most active regional recruiting communities including California RecruitersMinnesota RecruitersDenver RecruitersFlorida Recruiters, Wisconsin Recruiters, and Oregon Recruiters.

You can connect with Jason on LinkedInTwitter, or Instagram.

Advisory Board Members

Alison Mackay

alison-mackay-facebookGrowing up with a software engineer father in the heart of Silicon Valley, Alison is very familiar with the lucrative tech industry.  After spending nine years in retail management through college and beyond, she realized her career belonged in the industry.  While in retail management, she was introduced to retail campus recruiting.  She quickly saw talent acquisition as the perfect bridge for her dream to be in technology, with no desire to be an engineer.

In four short years, she’s recruited for tech, marketing, and G&A in two boutique agencies.  She currently sits on the Infrastructure Data Center recruiting team at Facebook supporting the Data Center Strategy and Development organization.  Her passion for recruiting led her to Co-Found the Silicon Valley Recruiters Association in 2015 to connect the area’s recruiters. She’s also committed to creating transparency for job seekers and helping them better understand the recruiting process by founding Standing In Your Shoes.

When Alison isn’t working on improving the recruiting industry, you’ll find her exploring new places in the Bay Area, at a Giants or Warriors game, and making sure she spends ample time outdoors.

Connect with Alison on LinkedIn.


Ed Woo

Ed WooEd Woo brings over 25 years of diverse experience in the Human Capital Industry and has held roles in management, training, recruiting and consulting for the Staffing Industry, Corporate Recruiting, Outplacement, College and Diversity Recruiting. Ed also co-founded an Executive Search firm specializing in HR, Recruiting and Staffing professional placements. Ed’s passion is to use his background and experience to develop and build recruiting teams and programs for companies and connecting and matching people with career opportunities.

When Ed’s not recruiting, he’s been a long and avid SF Bay Area sports fan rooting on the SF Giants, Golden State Warriors, and the SF 49ers, watching the latest new movies to hit the theater, listening to 80’s & 90’s music, exploring new hiking trails and playing Hoops.

You can connect with Ed on LinkedIn or Twitter.


Ginny Cheng

Ginny Cheng FacebookGinny has 18 years of experience working in the US, Europe, and Asia markets, first as a hiring manager for business roles including PR communications, product marketing, and business development.

She then devoted herself to the recruitment and people development space the last 10 years with Microsoft and Facebook and most recently returned from a three-year assignment growing Facebook’s international engineering sites in London, Dublin, and Tel Aviv. Her related interests include career mentoring with Career Contessa, a career site designed by women for women, promoting Asian American leadership development as a Board Advisor for NAAAP and is passionate about creating beneficial connections for her network.

In her spare time, she’s an avid traveler (37 countries and counting), foodie and design enthusiast and enjoys hanging out with her family in the Bay Area where she calls home. You can connect with Ginny on LinkedIn



Lupe León

lupe-leonLupe has 20 years of recruiting experience across various industries (e-commerce, tech, gaming, life sciences, electronics, financial services, wireless, consumer goods). And, has recruited for roles at all levels in various functions (engineering, finance, marketing, legal, sales, HR, supply chain, R&D, facilities).

In addition, she has lead multiple project teams within the talent acquisition space (new hire onboarding, process improvement, recruiting tool development, interview training for managers, employment branding and diversity recruiting events) and enjoys coaching/developing team members. She’s passionate about finding the best talent that will enable the business’ success and ensuring all candidates have an amazing interview experience.

When she’s not recruiting, she enjoys hiking, horseback riding and spending time with family and friends.

You can connect with Lupe on LinkedIn and Twitter.




Rich Mina


Rich brings 25+ years experience in leading talent acquisition & HR, and has built global recruitment functions at pre-IPO start-ups, as well as at large Fortune 100 organizations including HP, Splunk, Anaplan, Computer Associates, and Hitachi Data Systems. Rich is currently the Head of Talent Acquisition at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, CA.

Rich spends time “on-deck” many weekends and is a national official for USA Swimming. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his family, and you can probably catch him at a local San Jose Sharks, SF Giants or 49ers game.

You can connect with Rich on LinkedIn and Twitter.




India Curry

india-curryIndia J. Curry, M.A. has nearly a decade of human resources and recruiting experience in tech, retail and public accounting. Throughout her career she has held positions in communications, organizational development, training, campus recruiting and human resources. She is currently a People Consultant at Ernst & Young, LLP where she co-leads the talent strategy for select sub-service lines in the firm’s West Area Transaction Advisory Services group. She specializes in talent acquisition, employee engagement, performance management, coaching, mentoring and diversity and inclusiveness.

India holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Redlands and a Master of Arts from Santa Clara University in Counseling Psychology and Career Development. She resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her spouse and their two Labrador Retrievers, Rocky and Creed. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, volunteering in the community and entertaining family and friends.

You can connect with India on LinkedIn.




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