Anika Dokes is a Human Resources Professional with 8 plus years of experience. She is the Human Resources Generalist at the University of California, Berkeley. She is responsible for managing several allocations in the Berkeley Rausser College of Natural Resources (CNR). She oversee's the appointment process of Graduate Student Researchers (GSR), Graduate Student Instructors (GSI), Student Assistants, Visiting Scholars, Visiting Student Researchers, Contingent Workers, and Volunteers. This includes recruitment, hire, rehire, transfer, and termination actions. She has experience in non-profit and corporate sectors. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication with a minor in Political Science from Santa Clara University, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame De Namur University. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending NFL Raider games. Anika has been on the Board of Directors, since February 2019.
Secretary / Board Member
Wendy Lau, Human Resources Consultant at KTSF TV since 2012. Wendy is an accomplished HR professional with over 15 years of experience in the public and private sector. Wendy has been serving on the Board of Directors of the Employer Advisory Council of San Mateo since January 2015.
Melissa Bonilla, Human Resources Manager at the Peninsula Jewish Community Center since 2019. Melissa has over 18 years of experience in the public, private and non-profit sector. She received her BA in Sociology from San Francisco State University. Her HR focus includes recruitment, onboarding, budget administration, program implementation and Payroll/Finance. Melissa recently joined as a board member of the Employer Advisory Council of San Mateo – January 2020.
Georgette Esquivel has been employed at Merrill’s Packaging, Inc. as the Human Resources and Finance Administrator for over fifteen years. Her focus is on employer policy and law updates, finance, and program implementations. She has experience in the private and non-profit sector. Georgette’s work diversification includes working as a Psychotherapist since 2019. Earlier in her education she received her Accounting Degree and her Tax Preparers License. She earned her Master’s in Clinical Psychology and her Bachelor's in Human Services at Notre Dame de Namur University. Currently she is pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Georgette served as Chair of the Employer Advisory Council of San Mateo from 2015-2021. In addition to the San Mateo EAC, Georgette has also been a board member of California’s Employer Advisory Council since 2017.
Ms. C. Spencer
Ms. Spencer is the Chief Human Resources Officer for a local biotechnology company that designs and develops innovative therapies in immunology for patients with debilitating disease. Ms. Spencer’s background and experience extends to over 20+ years in the life science industry, having worked at leading organizations such as Genentech, Merck and The Hearst Corporation. She has been an active member of the Employee Advisory Council since 1998 and joined the EAC Board of Directors as Scholarship Chair in 2015.